Sunday, 16 November 2014

Too much looking, not enough scrapping.

Does anyone else find that? I spend so long looking and longing at other artists projects and products  that I find I don't have time for my own! And they never live up to my expectations! I keep meaning to try project life but never get around to it. I keep meaning to try and make a December Daily album but never get around to it...can you see a pattern?

Don't procrastinate, do!

Meeting santa

Yesterday we went to a big localish farm centre and we visited Santa. We made reindeer food, saw reindeer,  had mince pies and finally met a real Santa. We even came away with a really lovely gift.
The centre also had a restored carousel,  which we went on. Not a good idea when you get travel sick...

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Missing Darwin

I wanted to  scrap something for Darwin,  and found the perfect layout on the October Afternoon blog by Shanna Noel  http://octoberafternoon.typepad.com/october_afternoon/2014/11/tuesday-inspiration-head-in-the-clouds.html. I loved the simplicity of the layout but also wanted to include journalling,  so I added the journalling to the back.

Please excuse the poor lighting.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Wedding

My sister's wedding was Friday. Yes, Friday October 31! Poor E had had a temperature the day before so wasn't feeling her best, and didn't really want to play bridesmaid (as it happens,  she was icky the next day too). Poor mite even ended up falling asleep at the dinner table.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Reshuffling the filo family

After thinking (reasonably) long and hard, I decided to take the mini plunge. I didn't want to pay full price in case we didn't get along and I didn't want black or pink. So back to ebay. I decided how much i was willing to pay and scoured the listings. It seems like most minis are pink or black, but finally i found one, a mini Rio. This is also the time of year that Tkmaxx has their stock of filofaxes too, and at the same time the listing was due to end, I was in said shop eyeing up a lavender Metropol. But *bing* i won the Rio. 


I was so excited to see this as I had been after a Rio for a long time. 


But this little lady has been through a lot...theres a lot damage, some of it worse than i was expecting. The front cover appears to have cat scratches..


..The back looks like someone has used it to lean on and write on it...
And the strap looks cracked and worn.


But im giving her a chance. Ive ordered some notepaper as this will be a note filo. We'll see how it goes.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Grandad turns 90

Here's a quick layout I made with some quirky kit bits. The tags are project life style cards cut down to size. I also found my Glitz Designs roller number stamp.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Crochet therapy

We're still feeling sad about Darwin's passing, so I've been filling my time with crochet.
I finally finished E's dress but it wouldn't go over her.head, so I unpicked the shoulders and added buttons
I've also been adding to my scrappy blanket. Love the open effect of the 4ply.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Goodbye

Our poorly boy has gone to the cat basket in the sky.
Following discussions with the vets, we decided the kindest thing was for Darwin to go to sleep.
We're pretty convinced he was poisoned.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Getting Quirky

I finally managed to sit down with my Quirky Kit Lite this week. As well as this card and layout there's another layout I haven't photographed.