Wednesday 27 March 2013

Counterfeit Challenge Fab Five

I'm so thrilled to be chosen as one of March's FabFive from the Counterfiet Challenge blog! The first month I've joined in and was selected... Yay.. Go me... For more of the Fab Five see here!

Friday 22 March 2013

Counterfeit Challenge no 2

Here is another LO I have made from my counterfeit Kit for March. As the colours I chose were very summery I am having great fun going back over old photos finding pictures of my dear Son in his childhood.. it is bringing back so many happy memories and I can't wait to delve into the box of photos again.
As you can see it is very different from my last kit LO but I have used the same/similar papers here. I used up the final piece of cardstock that I had inked to change it to match my dress in the last kit LO I did. There's none left now so there isn't any chance you'll get bored with

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Week 3 UKS challenge

Here is a LO that I created tonight for a challenge on UKS set by Weaselwise aka Woozle from my team, Scrap Happy in the Green Buttons House on UKS.

I used a kit supplied by Total Papercrafts but adapted it from the LO that they had devised as I wanted to go 'off piste' and do my own thing.

Thanks for looking

Saturday 16 March 2013

Pre-wedding Garden Party stationery


Todays blog features some invitations I have made to a garden party I am hosting in May.

As I am mother of the groom rather than the bride I am playing a rather hands off approach to it on account of the fact that the brides parents want to take charge (lots of lip biting going on!) lol

So... to put my 'organising gene' to good use I decided to host a garden party 2 weeks prior to the big day for the actual wedding 'party'. I call it my pre-wedding 'wedding party' party... not easy to say when you've had a glass of wine on two! lol

I used an embossing folder from Couture Creations called 'Butterfly Hugs' and cropped it down to fit a 5" square card and matted it on teal CS as that is their accent colour for the big day and then added three crystals and a stamped 'invitation'.. such a simple card that anyone could do. I don;t often 'do' cards so it had to be simple!

I am having great fun making decorations for the party (please God let the sun shine) or all my paper decorations will be papier mache! Paper chains, tissue pom poms, jam jar candles-the list goes on. I'm having a great time. The table planner is next for the actual wedding.

While surfing the net for some ideas I came across these rather gorgeous free printable labels/tickets that are wedding themed. I thought I'd share them on here in case anyone can make good use of them too. I've printed a few off for the post wedding scrapbook album. Enjoy these here.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

U R My Son shine....Counterfeit Challenge 2

I have made my first LO from my Counterfeit Challenge kit, as below.

As my son is 30 in June and he will be getting married the day after his birthday I wanted to do a LO that reflects how I have always felt about him.

Both my boys are my pride and joy- and yet, no, I'm not one of those clingy Mums! lol

I do however, want him to know how I feel so I have created a hidden pocket with the following words:

When you were very, very small
I used to dance with you cradled in my arms
You were my precious angel and when I held you close
love overwhelmed me....

I used to wonder what kind of life you'd lead
What would be your first word, your first job?
What kind of man would you become?
and would your life take you far away from me?

Then I'd hold you even closer.
I'd give you an extra kiss and an extra squeeze
and whisper 'I love You' one more time.

I knew you were too young to remember my words
but I prayed you would never forget them
Now you are a man
There are days when I still long to cradle you in my arms
and dance with you once again

Although I miss my little boy I am so proud of the man you are
and who you will become

When I think of you love still overwhelms me.
And as we both grow older and memories fade,
please never forget these words that you were once too small to remember

"I Love You"

The papers are predominantly We R Memory Keepers and I sponged the photo mat to match my dress.

The photo was taken at an industry awards night for Estate Agents (my son is also an Estate Agent) and I won best overall Estate Agent.. so we celebrated and partied quite hard that night!

Favorite Song Lyrics CJ pages

Here are my pages for my CJ. Batgirl21 from UKS chose Favourite song lyrics and I chose Mr Blue Sky by ELO as it brings back so many happy memories of the 1970's when I was first dating my husband. Aaahh.... happy memories. The photos flap open and the lyrics for the songs are hidden underneath.
The last verse of the song tells the story of the sun going down so I incorporated a picture of the setting sun. Both photos were taken in St Lucia to celebrate my 50th birthday

Sunday 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Hey all

Here is my latest LO for the March challenge on UKS where we have been challenged to create a LO using mauve, orange, yellow and green... Not my usual type if palette but it is good to scrap outside your comfort zone sometimes... That's why I like to accept the challenges laid down sometimes.

As it is Mother's Day he's in the UK I have made another LO featuring my son as he cooked my scrumptious lunch today he's 9 in this picture and now he's 29

Counterfeit Kit challenge

Here is my counterfeit kit from UKS that I have made for the March challenge. Now all I have to do is make a few LO's with it. Can anyone tell me where I can find an extra couple of hours a day?

Monday 4 March 2013

Another busy weekend

Just one last blog before I head off back to work for 4 days.... so probably no time to blog until Friday.

Here are two of the LO's I made at the crop I attended in Golden Green, Tonbridge, Kent on Saturday.

They are both of my son.. the first one when he was 10 months old and the other when he was 23 at my nephews wedding.

Sunday 3 March 2013

Feb week 4 challenge

Made this for the last weekly challenge in February.

Challenge was to use up some scraps at least 4, use yellow or circles and to show a celebration.

This was taken of me with my Mum at my cousins wedding last year and I've been waiting to find the right time to use it.. so here it is.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend so far.

Saturday 2 March 2013

Butterflies and orchids

Hi all... had a great few days. Although I've been working I have also been out a lot this week too. I had a lovely day yesterday. as I went to RHS Wisley with my Mum and Sister to see the Butterflies in the Glasshouse exhibition and we had a lovely time. I am putting a few of the hundreds of photos I took below so you can appreciate the beauty that I saw. No doubt they will be appearing on scrap layouts soon!
Off to a crop today so hoping to get some more LO's done and my latest CJ pages (especially as they have to be posted by Monday!)