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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Time flies!

Mt goodness

Where does time fly by to?

Mine has been stolen by my new house in the rural Kent countryside! I, madly, bought a renovation project and I have been spending every spare minute and hour over there. I feel it'll be worth it in the end though... the main focus of my attention has been the garden, while my poor husband has been tackling the main house. This has left very little time for crafting, but I've still managed to squeeze in a few layouts.. here is my latest one which is of my dear Grand-daughter, Amber, just after her birth. 

The paper manufacturer is unknown I'm afraid as I used an old couple of pieces from my stash and it, unhelpfully, didn't have the makers name.. but regardless, I think it works well for a baby girl photo with the dash of pink in it. The rosette flowers are from a recent stash swap I was involved in and these white crocheted flowers were sent to me by my swap partner all the way from Australia, as was the beautiful lace trim along the bottom of the photos. The pearl flourish has been sitting in my stash for years!! So good to finally use some old stash!




Here is a picture of the stash I was sent... wasnt' I lucky to get an overseas partner? I got some different things to normal so I was extremely pleased with the end result.


I also managed to make a second baby layout, featuring Amber again, this time with her, very proud, Daddy just after she was born, while still in hospital. 

The papers are Kaisercraft Pitter Patter Baby Girl range and I've no doubt you'll be seeing a lot more of that in the coming months!! lol

As this is a big catch up post, I am showing you a glimpse of a 'work in progress' box that I am also currently working on.. it is an MDF tissue box cover that I have covered in pretty napkins. I plan on dry brushing some paint over the top to lighten it and embellishing it with butterflies and bling. If you wnat to see what I've done with it, do pop back again soon as I PROMISE I will be sharing it as soon as I finish it! 











Finally... I'd like to share some pictures of my English Cottage garden.. and (you will see) a glimpse of my newly built craft cabin!! It's not finished yet.. but it's another 'work in progress' and no doubt there will be another blog post about that soon! 



Pretty roses that change colour as they open!
Take care... and do call back.. one day I will be a regular blogger again..but my priority has to be this at present! 



White Peony
Foxgloves

Beautiful Lupins

 Thanks for popping by!

Elaine
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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful layouts, good luck with the renovation progress!

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    1. Thank you..it's exhausting! Lol

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  2. oo What gorgeous pages!! SO pretty .

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  3. Your garden is looking great, I have no success with lupins, the snails eat all of mine. :(

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    1. I have always had the same problem Anne. This is the first house that I have EVER been able to have them in, however, the green flies attacked them instead and within two days I had to chop the all down a a they were a setting mass and all the spikes were decimated! I have never been so disappointed.. All my excitement ended up on the bonfire heap!

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