07 May 2007

12 hour Wirral Crop - 28 4 07

We had a brilliant day at the 12 hour crop there were about 18/19 of us scrapping, eating, chatting, eating more and chatting more with some scrapping thrown in again, it really was a wonderful day. We had challenges to do which we had been given before the day so that we knew what colours the papers were and the themes to match our photos to. There was a badge challenge which was judged by LME, Linda Molly Ellen :) and we had to wear it all day so everyone knew who everyone was :) (at least it wasn't a hat ;)) Anyway, I did the 3 challenges and also one other layout so here they are for you all :)

This challenge was childhood memories - this is Liam and Daniel at Camelot in Cheshire - boy did I want to take the stocks home with me, trouble is they wouldn't fit in my handbag LOL.

Another challenge was 'freestyle' and I chose these flowers from Chirk Castle near Wrexham :)

the third challenge was marriage/romance and I chose this picture of Pete, myself and my parents :)

This was a layout I did because I found the photo on my computer - I didn't even know it was there or how it got there - it is a photo of my daughter in law in Canada taken a few years ago now and I just thought it was such a gorgeous photo and definitely needed scrapping :)

And a couple of pics from some of the girlies at the crop :)

Moira reading out prizewinners - this one was herself :lol:

Sharon in her gorgeous headgear :lol:

Jo getting her fix for her addiction - PRAWNS

Sue receiving her prize as well :) :)

I am so looking forward to the next one which is on 1st December and I have threatened my darling husband NOT to have his xmas do that date this time - last year I missed half of the 12 hour crop because of his works do..... was not a happy bunny I can tell you and his do was not good at all which made it worse. Well as this is a mammoth post I will end it now and see you again soon :)

02 May 2007

Brecons 2 Retreat

Well thought I had better upload some of my scrapbook pages that I did at Brecons2 Retreat before I go to Gloucester3 retreat in November :)
This was a class taught by Sue Bailey and a fab class it was as well - it was called First. I decided to do a layout of my first daughter in law - not that I expect Liam to marry more than once but because I have 3 sons and hope to have 2 more daughter in laws eventually :) the flowers were cut out of paper by hand and then stuck down with a paper dot in the centre and it was so nice and relaxing a class to do :)

This was a class designed by Penny Kafai and taken by Linz of www.craftypastimes.co.uk this again was a fabulous class to do and the picture is DS3 just after he learned to walk hence the title - 'Look Out, Here I come' :) the top panel of circles lifts to reveal journalling (when I have done the journalling that is).
This was a challenge to use the goody bag papers etc that we were given on our arrival at the retreat - again the papers were really lovely colours - the photos are of DS2 taken by DS1 in several different poses just outside our house - the photos are not brilliant so I kept them small so they weren't too bad and the journalling is written around the photos :)
Well this one was for the black and white challenge - the original photos of our wedding are in colour (I am not that old) but I love black and white for wedding photos and decided to change them. Hard to believe that we celebrate 30 years this july :)
Last but not least in the layouts is 'Spring' which was a challenge at the retreat - loved this one - the pics are ones that I took at Nidd Hall about 2 or 3 weekends before the retreat and they just fitted the subject perfectly :)

There are two books that I have yet to photograph which were done in classes one is a mini book - it is that small that you could wear it as a brooch - done with shrink plastic and designed by Fiona - stickysquirrel on UKS :) and the other is a 'basque' book and designed by Amber off UKS and they were both brilliant to do, I just need to take photos of them but have not had the time yet :)

I would like to thank all the girls at Scrappers Unlimited for the work and time that they put into these retreats and to say that I am so looking forward to Gloucester in November :) :)