Wednesday, 26 November 2008

That time of year again!

Yes believe it or not, its time to Journal your Christmas again. I have done this for the past two years so I can't miss this year - its a tradition now! You can find out all about it here at Shimelle's blog. I haven't quite decided on pages/papers yet, but I think a smaller size and more of a journal this year is what I have in mind.
I am also going to do a Christmas A-Z with the girls over at FaithscrappersUK, so I expect December will be busy!!!!

Friday, 14 November 2008

More from the weekend

Here are some more pages and LOs that I did last weekend when I was away.
On the Saturday morning we had a great time with Bernice showing us lots of different techniques with paint. I made lots of pages which I am going to add to to make an art journal. This page was done with watercolour paints and bubble wrap.

This is my favourite art page, it was made first by applying watercolour paints to the page, then adding the newspaper headline and then using Gesso over the top of it. The words were so appropriate as my mojo has been sadly missing recently, but I do really think I found it again at the weekend.
These cards were for a challenge set by Carolyn, we were to choose a theme and find Bible verses to put on the cards, I am going to use Book Rings to bind them. The idea being that the cards can then be stood up somewhere and changed to give us inspiration. My cards were all about trusting in God.
This DLO was for a challenge by Sue, we were to do a DLO using a sketch. Mine is only roughly based on the sketch, but I really liked doing it.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Great Weekend

I had a great weekend away with some of the girls from Faith Scrappers in the Lake District, great fellowship, great food, great laughter and even some great scrapping. The weather was not great - but then we didnt actually go out the house much! We had rented a large house with lots of scrapping space and organised meals and some challenges ourselves. I managed to finish all the challenges classes - something I have not done at any other weekend retreat, so was really pleased - now to unpack and take photos.

This LO was a challenge by Sue, the theme was Creation and the technique was using a shaker style box on a LO. I have never tried this before and was really pleased with the way it turned out.

The next double LO was a challenge kit, kindly supplied by Babs from Faith Scrappers. We had to do something on Friends or Friendship. I was so glad I had put these photos in my bag at the last moment. They were taken during the summer when I visited my friend Lesley in her new house. Lesley and I have been friends for a long time since we both had bedsits in the same house many moons ago!

I will upload more of our projects tomorrow.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

25 October

Finally managed to do my page for October for Scrap Your Day. It was a miserable day weatherwise so we didn't do much, even though it was a Saturday. I helped the boys spray paint their Warhammer models. I even managed to play a game with them of the Lord of the Rings Warhammer.

I haven't managed any other scrapping since coming back from hols, we have had the painters in. They have now finished and the two rooms are swapped around now, they both look really good, Gordon's study is now much bigger and he can get all his books in it. Now I have to tidy the rest of the house. We have been looking for new settees and it is not proving to be easy - they are all soooo much bigger than when I last bought one (21 years ago) and my living room is long but narrow.

I am going away for the weekend to the Lakes with a group of girls from FaithscrappersUK for a DIY retreat and I am really looking forward to it - hopefully I might even get some scrapping done!

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