Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oh well...

...that mad spate of blogging didn't last long ! Possibly because I haven't done much scrapping again re cently :( Though last night I dug out a 'not sure what to do with it next' Disney layout that had been hanging around a while, and finished the title on it :) Better than nothing! I should really start sorting out my August photos for documnet 2011,though I can hardly believe August is nearly over already :( Not to worry though as we are heading towards Autumn, my fave time of the year :) Conkers, crunchy leaves..what's not to like ?!

So, I am just trying to remember what we have been doing the last couple of weeks...last week we went for our annual trip to Whipsnade Zoo , with no accidents this time :) We were very lucky with the weather and it was a very sunny warm day :)

On Saturday we had made arrangements to meet Anna at car scrapyard in Hitchin for a photo shoot with Em and her friend. Anna left home in sunshine, we left in white cloud and by the time we met at Hitchin it was chucking it down with rain :( Anna did what she could but we had to call it quits early :(Such a shame as there were amazing backdrops for photos there,old rusty buses ,piles of cars(!!) and lots more . The place is absolutely huge,I would love to go back and have a really good wander round there one day :) On Sunday we went to Thurrock and had our favourite Pizza Hut Express meal for lunch -yum!

True to form the weather was rubbish yesterday on my day off :( We went out to Stevenage in the morning to get school stuff for Em and played Scrabble in the afternoon :)

This afternoon after rubbish weather in the morning,the sun came out :) So we paid another trip to Hitchin Lavender as the sunflowers have finally strated to come out :) It may have been best to go next week when more are out but we went while the sun was out! Trouble was, once again the bright sunshine meant lots of squinting and Em pulling a strange face every time she took her sunglasses off!

They have started to harvest the lavender now, but it is still worth a visit :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

More Disney...sorry!

Yep,another one for the holiday album! I am getting there slowly! I finished this one a while ago though :) No Echo Park this time (!!) but more My Little Shoebox and October Afternoon :)

I cut the centre out of the shaped paper and replaced it with another sheet of MLS,so if you go looking for a sheet that looks like the above , you won't find it! None of my Disney layouts are very lumpy and bumpy .This is because I bought a lovely album from walt Disney World but it's only postbound so there's not much room for lumps!

Tomorow we have a visit from the Bowkis girls,if it stays dry the cameras may come out ....!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Another layout and lavender...

This is the layout I did yesterday, another one for the Disney album :) I seem to be using the same things at the moment, Echo Park papers and My Little Shoebox alphas,they are definately my 'go to' supplies! You can hyst see that the date currently says 'nd', as I have run out of 2's and need to but another packet! The title is very glittery in real life ,and it also covers the splodge where I accidentally squashed a bug on the white background....!! I am definately buying more of these papers as I am down to just scraps of my favourite sheets and want to make some holiday mini books with it :)

And this is one of the better photos from the lavender field last week.I think I should have checked which sunglasses Holly had picked up before we left as she chose the hugest pair possible (bought a few years back as the height of High School Musical fever,they are her Sharpay glasses!) As the kids have got taller I found it really difficult to get a lot of purple background and they're not keen on sitting down amongst the bees!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

It's a miracle...

I have actually done some scrapping over the last couple of days :) I have finished off my Document 2011 pages for July, just need to finish March,April ,May & June...oh dear!I will gt there though as they are all sort of half done! Last night I finished off this layout that has been sat in a drawer unfinished for the last four months.

I used the Echo Park Springtime papers ,which to be honest I'm not too keen on,they are a bit too wishy washy.But I had bought them so I had to use them! I found a very old sheet of Sassafrass stickers which brightened it up a bit and used a mix of My Little Shoebox alphas and Thickers for the title.I like it a bit more now it's finished,though it will never be one of my faves! I also did another holiday layout this afternoon which I still need to take a photo of.
This week is the third week of the holidays, it's going by too fast! The pool is now up and the girls have been in it a fair bit so far :)Last week we made a return trip to the Lavender field in Hitchin.In all honesty though my photos are pretty rubbish :( It was a really bright sunny day so every photo that the girls aren't wearing their sun glasses in, they are squinting! Oh well...there's always next year ! Yesterday we went to Dunstable Downs for a bit of kite flying.Our kites are a bit rubbish though :( But at least we got some fresh air!
On Thursday night Geoff and Em went to see Harry Potter so Holly and I had a girly night watching Tangled and Pocahontas (I don't know why but it was Holly's fave Disney film when she wwas younger!)accompanied by a huge bowl of popcorn:)
I will be back once I have taken some photos of my scrapping :)