22 Jan 2013

UKS Challenge and One Little Word

Although I haven't signed up for this class I've heard so much about the one little word - so have decided that I would choose one for me and its CHANGE.

There a few things that I would like to change and continue to change throughout the year. I have already started to loose weight (well that was a year ago) and for the first time I am keeping it off. Although its a slow hard journey I am a 1 and 1/2 stones lighter than I was this time last year. I will continue with the healthier eating and so much more exercise.

Another thing I would like to change is my scrapping style - I tend to do a lot of girly, frilly LO's.
My friend and teamies first solo challenge on UKS was an ideal opportunity to do this and use paint.

I love the sketch she chose and will use this again




I painted the background with gesso first and then stamped with bubble wrap. All the edges are inked. The sewing was done with twine. Photo is my MIL on the beach at Douglas in the Isle of Man. The title is a line from a poem Happiness by Raymond Carver


14 Jan 2013

What a difference a day makes

I don't often take part in year long challenges or shall I say continue with them for very long but when I saw a link for this one on Suzy's blog Sea Glass and Sand I decided I really liked the idea of it.

The challenge is HERE  at Lucky Snapping in 2013 and is the View Challenge.  I'm a little late in starting as it should have been taken last week.

I chose the view out of my little craft room looking over the garden towards the farmers fields and the woods. I took my photo yesterday



I had to take the same view again as it looked so different with all the snow we had today.  What a difference  a day makes.


I'm so looking forward to seeing the changes over the seasons and can see all the photos making it to a lovely mini book

13 Jan 2013

A Few LO's to Share

Just popping on to share a few LO's.

Christmas has been busy and fun but its so nice to get back to normality

I love scrapping Christmas photos and using lots of lovely Christmas papers. This is Abby opening her lap top on Christmas morning. Even though she is 12 now I still love going to see her open her presents on Christmas morning. Although it doesn't show up very well I have used lots of glitter on this LO



This is the Christmas crop and Holystone and what a great time we all had. I used Authentique's Christmas range - just love those papers


My daughter her partner and my granddaughter in their lovely Christmas jumpers



More for the album I am doing for my x Sister in Law - these are her parents


and her brothers and sister


thanks for looking

4 Jan 2013

12 Days 2012


I've been taking part in Cheryl Johnson Christmas photography workshop again this year and have thoroughly enjoyed all the assignments and again learned so much. When I did this last year I did not have my DSLR and have actually found it much easier this time than when I only had my bridge camera

The final assignment was to make a a collage or slide show of some of your photos.  After looking at some of the slide show programmes I decided to do mine in photos hop. Not sure if this has been a mistake as I have had loads of trouble trying to upload to the forum. I uploaded it into flickr but seemed to loose loads of quality. Not sure what the quality is like here





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