Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Bad......



Hi Everyone,
I am so so sorry - I have been so slack. Don't really know what has got into me - the end of January brought the dreadful floods, and first my parents were badly affected in Bundaberg, then numerous friends and family were evacuated from their homes in Ipswich - I spent most of the end of January glued to a screen of some description, trying to find out if my family was OK...
Then it was the start of the new school year. Busy busy .... Then it was Connor's birthday - must upload some photos of that, actually - LOL!
Anyway, inbetween all of this, I did do a bit of scrapping - although I must admit I have been struggling with my mojo of late "sigh."
This layout was one I did of Connor and his teacher from his Prep year last year. He had a male teacher - which is really unusual in the early years, and I was so pleased Connor had the opportunity to be in his class. I like this layout, the vintagy/grungy style is one I am really liking at the moment.

This layout is one I actually started for the White With 1 Challenge in January - just didn't have the chance to get it finished.
I did make the effort to finish it - this is one of my favourite photos ever of Connor.
The challenge was to use White with Navy or Royal blue, and Banners. This is a bit different for me, I modge podged some tissue paper onto my base, then when that was dry, I stamped some white paint on with bubble wrap. Even made a Crepe paper ribbon - so not me, LOL!



This one was a "Just cos" layout - using some Basic Grey Hopscotch Paper, again, REALLY not the colours I usually use, but after some teeth gnashing and hair pulling out, I ended up being partially happy with the result - my biggest worry was working the patterns together - so I created this frame of the photos, and used some solid blue cardstock to break it up a bit... in the end, with a few added bits n pieces from my stash, I was a reasonably happy with the end result - not bad considering about half way through I was going to chuck it in the bin!! LOL!



Now this layout I love - one of my favourite ever, actually. Love this photo of Connor in the snow, and I used Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate papers for this, as well as some Prima doilies and ribbon, and the lace I cut with a Martha Stewart Punch - who doesn't love Martha's punches??haha I have soooo many now!! Finally, I created the snowflakes with my Cricut - they have actually come from 3 different cartridges, I just worked them all out on my Gypsey first, then cut them out - easy peasey!!




Well, that's about all from me - I will come back soon with some photo shares of Connor's party, and maybe even some more scrappy shares - I am trying to get some layouts done for Cybercrops on this weekend.
Till next time - don't forget to leave some scrappy love hehe!

1 comment:

Linda said...

I know what it's like to be super busy, Niq...so no need to apologise about not blogging :)

I just love your LO of Connor at the snow...and can see why it is one of your favourite LO's ever...it is just stunning & I love the colours you've used - which are so different to what most scrappers do for a snow LO :)