Friday, 23 July 2010

Wow. It's a winning week for me!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who took time out to take part in Week 3, please can I have a great big-up to Jude, who's the challenge winner. This layout is fabulous on so many levels; the colours, the embellishment layout and, of course, that super cute photo! Awesome Jude, awesome!
Jude, please can you email me at if you fancy taking part in Week 5 :)"
Thanks Paper Proposals.
Also just found out yesterday that my son won a competition that I entered him for us to go to a private screening of Nicolas Cage's new film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", then travel to Barcelona for 3 days to interview the cast and crew as part of the press junkit (5 minutes alone with Nicolas Cage shouldn't be scoffed at!) followed by free entry to a theme park near our hotelIt's all so, so exciting!!!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Paper Proposals "Why I love this photo" & other LOs

This is my LO of a photo I love very much for a Paper Proposals challenge.  It uses gorgeous Making Memories products.

Here are some other LOs I've been working on.  The first uses more Elephant Parade photos from when Ann and I were out and about.  I used "Rusted Sun" Fancy Pants products.

This one used (yet again) those Echo Park papers I am so in lurve with right now. 

And my last LO for the day is another from one of my Elephant days.  This LO is of a wonderful friend of mine and "Hope".

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Chicken Soup Recipe #3

This David Bowie album sleeve was the inspiration for this recipe from Chicken Soup

I had good intentions to maximise white space but once I had printed out all my contact sheet photos and added the 3 main photos, there was little space left.  However I actually really like how this LO turned out and have used this page to display some of the "Green Card" photos I have taken so far this year.  Taking photos of myself is something quite new to me but it's so much fun and a great thing to do if there's noone else around to take the photo.

I also just finished this LO, finally using the beautifully textured My Mind's Eye (Red) Lush collection.  I've had it for quite a long time and thought that this "Black" LO works really well with the red.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Chicken Soup Recipe #2

Inspiration for Chicken Soup's 2nd recipe was this.

I've been known to make a page or 2 patchwork style layouts so I enjoyed creating one again.  Here it is.  I used stash from the gorgeous "A Walk in the Park" range from Echo Park Papers bought from Sarah's Cards & it shoes what a lovely time I had with Lou in the New Forest in June this year.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Project 12 LO and some new goodies!

I loved working with this month's Project 12 sketch from Scrapbook & Cards.  

Here's what I created.

 My new stash from Sarah's Cards came today and I've been so excited to receive it. Can't wait to start using it.  I love Echo Park Paper's 1st range "Sweet Summertime" and "A Walk in the Park" looks just as delicious.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Chicken Soup Recipe #1

Check out this new inspiration blog "Chicken Soup". My mate Ann is one of the "cooks".  Here's my take on the Coca-Cola Fifa World Cup advertisement. What a good idea to suggest that we use this advert as our inspiration. This LO of Daisy uses (yet again..can't help...I love it!) Echo Park paper "Sweet Summertime".