Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sarah's Cards Challenge

This was the sketch over at Sarah's Cards this month...

Mine is quite a bit busier than the sketch suggests but the stash was so pretty I just wanted more of it on the page.

...you get the gist, pink, butterflies, girls, pearls...lots of prettiness to help me remember this lovely day with my sisters!
I really enjoyed using this sketch! Sarah's Cards is so great! I've used nearly all the stash I bought on the website recently, gonna have to shop again soon!
Hope you're having a good week, thanks for looking! Hx

Friday, 19 February 2010

i dislike night shifts

I really don't like it when Adam works nights. But at the same time, I can make a lot of scrappy mess without feeling bad about it, so there are bonuses!

Last weekend my family came to London and stayed the night in a travel lodge which they've not done before...it was great, they came to our Church and we all went into London and visited the science museum and me and my middle sister went to see HAIRSPRAY...which was literally a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Anyway, my birthday and my mum's birthday are a week apart so she bought cake and we had a little singsong with candles. It was yummy, you can't beat homemade cake. LO made using some new cosmo cricket Garden Variety papers and a selection of thickers.

Then on to Valentine's Day, well actually the day after because we were both working on the 14th! I woke up to this LOVELY suprise, seriously scrummy breakfast and flowers and chocolate. I made the LO out of petals!! It's probably a bit much but I like it, sorry you can't see the white cardstock in the photo! And look at those flocked Laura Ashley rubons, lush!

And last but not least we went to Poole to see the family earlier this week and we had a great time at a local forest country park. There are lots of great photos ready fro scrapping but this one I love. My sisters are great, but sometimes they get on each other's nerves...actually it's probably more the littlest one but hey!! But there are so many photos from this day where they're cuddling and holding hands, they do love each other really. Also made with the new cosmo and digi kit goodness from Shimelle.

I think I may do more scrapbooking tomorrow...you can tell it's half term!!! Then you're not gonna see me til the Easter Hols!! Anyway, hope you have a great weekend!


Thursday, 18 February 2010

an old, new scrappy friend!

Today I drove north of the M25 and visited an old friend who's new to scrapbooking! I introduced her to back copies of scrapbook inspirations and she made her very first page! We caught up on old times, ate soup, watched friends and aaaahed over my new Dear Lizzy!

Due to the talking, dvs and eating I only made 1 LO...outrageous!!! But here it is...

There are lots of lovely layers and I'm still loving the coloured woodgrain patterned paper...sadly my supplies are coming to an end! I bought some of the new Cosmo Cricket woodgrain chipboard alphas...I like them. I like them a lot.

Hope you've had a lovely day too.

Take care

H :)

Sunday, 14 February 2010

happiness scrappiness

I made this LO this afternoon...I am almost fell asleep but decided to be crafty instead! I don't usually make pages with so much journalling. In fact I think this is the most journalling I've ever put on a page. It reads...

Adam nearly got stabbed the other day, and he didn't have his stab vest on. As it was there ended up being no dangerous weapon involved but he didn't know that, so the fear level was pretty high. He was falsely imprisoned by a patient who'd already assaulted his crew mate (he was fine and went off to call the police) and then was freed but then was pinned up in the ambulance which is when he thought he was going to be stabbed, the guy rummaged about in his pocket but then he actually just pretended to stab him, with a haribo sweet (mildly amusing looking back on it...he was stabbed with a gummy bear!) Needless to say Adam is now ridiculously laid back and I've been totally emotional about the whole thing. Can't get a good balance between being really worried every time he leaves the flat and thinking I'm going to be a widow and then go to other extreme of oh he'll be fine nothing bad will ever happen to him. Need to get healthy perspective somehow. One thing is for sure.
I love him so much. I’m so blessed to be married to such an amazing person. He’s my best friend.

I've never scrapped like this before, written about something on a page I mean. I always scrap days out, fun times and big events. But I loved this photo since it was taken in America last year, and have wanted to use it for ages and it just seemed to fit this experience quite well.

The paper is so yummy, it's from crate paper. And the frames are from fontwerks.

So I hope you like it, here are some details...

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you've had a good weekend! x

The oh so talented SJ

There's a party going on at Little Musings

SJ's giving lots of things away...how kind!

I hope to be back later with a little scrappiness...but I'm not making any promises, I may fall asleep!!


Thursday, 4 February 2010

scrappy day

PJs, friends, chocolate, scrapping, husband at home. I've had a good day off. And these are the things I made...

I don't think I've ever made a LO quite like this before...photos are usually the main focus of my pages, but these photos were taken on a bad mobile phone camera. Despite their naff quality I still wanted to scrap them because there's a story to tell. This page will be having printed journalling in keeping with the "i-never-do-layouts-like-this" style.

An overview of our recent day out at Kew Gardens.

Hope you like them :)

My Birthday!

It was my birthday yesterday!
This is me on my birthday at the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at Wembley Arena! Woop woop! It was sooooo cool!
Adam made my birthday so special, we went to Pizza Express for lunch and then got the tube to Wembley after work for this...

It lent itself very well to this colour scheme and I got to use a little chandelier rub on and fabric thickers (my fave!)

tfl x

< Sarah's Cards January Challenge >

Here is my entry for last month's sketch challenge from the Sarah's Cards blog.
The LO is from photos taken at our recent staff weekend away. Me and my friend Siming ended up wearing almost exactly the same outfit one day! We both have green tops from Dorothy Perkins and little black cardis from H&M. We looked really funny together so her husband took a photo of us! This is the first time she's appeared in one of my scrapbooks which is crazy considering how long we've been friends...I'm glad I've finally got a good photo of her to scrap!
Speaking of Sarah's cards, I can't wait for some of the CHA releases to be on sale...how yummy does that Dear Lizzy look?!