Friday, 13 April 2012

its been a while :)


as my title says its been a while since i last posted here, life gets in the way I guess so we have lots to catch up on.

I am super excited today as Shimelle Laine has kicked off another of her weekend online crops, aunty chris you should go have a look!! :)
She posted her first challenge at lunchtime today and swotty knickers me has already done it. 

wanna see????

 The first challenge was to scrap lift a super amazing page byJaime Warren. check out the link here

I didn't copy it exactly as the pictures I wanted to use came as a set of 2, so I adapted it to suit me. I did however use the hot pink as Jaime did, and i loved the placement of all the bits and pieces, its unlike anything i normally do so I ran with it. just sticking things that came to me first wherever I wanted. 

usually I like to search in more detail but it just seemed the right way to go about it, else i may not have got it done at all!!

The second page I'm gonna share with you today is also inspired by Shimelle and her sketch of the week.

 Here is the link directly to shimelles post

the pile of labels really spoke to me so again i just happily sat there stacking them up, they were a bargain too, as I got a sticker book from Clarks village the other weekend when i met up with my friend Carole!!!
they were just perfect for this and a bargain at only a few pounds!!!

Talking of Carole, and our lovely day in Street, that brings me nicely to my next page.

 I started this page the last time myself and Carole managed to meet up for a crafting session on the net. we haven't had one in a couple of weeks because we have both been busy, and i do miss them a lot! we set ourselves up on Skype video and have a virtual crop. its easier this way as we don't have to type we can just scrap and chat, its so much fun.... but maybe not for Carole or her daughter Alex, when I forget and start singing lol

I got this idea for a page from a pinterest page that i added a while back, i love how the patterned paper separated just enough to show the blue underneath and how it creates a frame for everything in the middle.

This page is another naughty sneak peak...ssshhh....
its for my UK chinese whispers group and i really love it actually. It is made up using my new studio calico kit, and some pegs that I also bought whilst in Street!
the pic is of elsie moo whilst we were out for a walk in Portishead. she is grumpy because she haes being in her buggy and as the journalling says, she is covered in chocolate because she was being bribed to stay in there!!!

my last page is another naughty post.... above I said my UK chinese whispers group as i started up my own chinese whispers challenge over on the Scraphappy website and forum. It is mainly American people on there with a few europeans to add some extra flavour :)
they are a fab group of ladies and 12 of us have signed up to do this one which I am hosting. 
here is a naughty look at my page to start things off

Don't you just love that big butterfly?!?!?!
when I chose my sketch i was really attracted tot eh large butterfly shape in the background and so had to reproduce. i wonder how much this will change as it passes from person to person?!?!?!

will be interesting to see.

thanks for sticking around to see it all, be back soon with more shimelle loveliness :)



  1. Love all your LOs, but my fave is Buggy Blues. I love the round bunting-type thingy (?!) at the top! I look foward to seeing more, as the weekend unfolds!

  2. I really love the hot pink against the orange and your version of the page looks fantastic with 2 photos! You've certainly been busy - I agree with Sarah about Buggy Blues, that bunting going across the top is so good, I think I may have to 'scraplift' that myself!

  3. Awesome pages!!! My fave is the look of wonder. Maybe I should pin it too for inspiration later on! Thanks for visiting my little corner of cyberspace. Enjoy the weekend.

  4. Super pages again Mrs C! I also love the 'Look of Wonder' page with the blue lines showing. You may even encourage me to look out some more pictures, something I don't get round to enough! Have fun tomorrow! Sorry I'm not joining you all. xx

  5. Loads of lovely pages - thanks for sharing :)

  6. Wow! You've been BUSY!! =D LOVE your pages--they are all so joyful!

  7. Great layouts, I love your bright take on Jaime's page, and the 'buggy blues' layout is adorable. x

  8. I can't decide which layout is my favourite!!! Keep looking but still can't decide :/ Love bits from each of them ... Glad to see you using the bits you bought when we met up - it was such a lovely day, and I too have missed our crafty sessions - hopefully we will get back to them soon (without the singing though preferably!!!)

    Carole xxx