Tuesday, 23 October 2012

I Love Tuesdays!

It's official, I love Tuesdays!  It is my one day that I try to keep free for me, and more specifically for crafting.  Of course, it isn't always possible due to family commitments, but when it happens I am happy!  Today was one of those days!  Not only did I get to craft but I got to craft with Emma who found herself home alone (and that doesn't happen very often either!)

Emma likes a challenge, and so rather than signing up for a class I volunteered to set her a daily challenge (for the record I would hate it, I am much too comfy in my comfort zone thank you very much!)  However, when our crafty Tuesdays coincide, Emma and I have often worked from the same sketch or prompt to produce a layout (usually totally different).  With this in mind, I was careful about what challenge I set for Emma for today (Ha!  I'm not as stupid as I look!!!)  However as she was a day behind, I actually ended up doing not only today's challenge, but yesterdays too (and I wasn't expecting that!)

The first one (the one I anticipated) actually caused both Emma and myself a few problems, but I ended up quite happy with it:

I will admit to a couple of unsticking and re-stickings with this one!  If you would like to see the original pin that inspired this layout, it is here.

The second layout of the day was inspired by this pin, and here is my take on it:

I challenged Emma to include at least three lollipop flowers (which she did) but I went for five and maybe it is a little bit too busy?  Never mind, it is another layout to add to my album!

Carole x

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Beautiful Bridesmaid

I know I said in my last post how I have to stop scrapping wedding pics now, and I have, for the time being at least - this is actually the second one I did, I'm just not so good at blogging!  It might be a different matter if, and when, I get my hands on some of the official photographs from the wedding day!

I wanted to keep this one fairly simple, with just one embellishment, a huge sparkly flower like the one that all the bridesmaids wore in their hair on the big day (hope you can see the one in Alex's hair in the photo).  I wasn't sure where to place a title (come to that, nor what that title should be!) but then it was pointed out to me that maybe the journal card was enough, and when I thought about it, I agreed!  Thanks Emma :)

Carole x

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Better Together

This is another layout that I did in conjunction with Emma (come to think of it, a lot of my layouts are these days - thanks Emma, I love our crafty Tuesdays!)  Again, we chose a sketch together and each did our own take on it, and here's mine:

This picture of Phil and I was taken at Jo and Jamie's wedding by my brother (also a Phil).  I have now had to stop myself from scrapping pics taken at the wedding ... for a little while at least ;)  I used my really pretty papers for this layout, Crate Paper's Pretty Party, quite an apt name for the wedding theme too!

Carole x