Sunday, 20 March 2016

Scrapping Fun

Hi all,

I've been busy in my scrap room - actually making layouts not just moving stuff around! I also have applied for a design team so fingers crossed!

Anyway here is a page I made using the January Hip Kit, it's about my little great nephew and I made the page for Mum (great granny!).

I couldn't help myself with the play on the title! (surname = Smit)

I also made a layout about lunch I had with my cousin Rocky and her two adorable kids. Too cute!

Well that's about it, I'm off to clean out the back yard. The dogs left to go and live with their dad last weekend and it is very quiet here without them. I know it's better for them as they have a much bigger yard now and are right near the beach but I have had them for the last 9 years Belle, 7 years Mary and so it's very different them not being here.

Happy crafting everyone,
take care,
Helen xx

Sunday, 6 March 2016

2nd Shimelle Challenge

Back again!

This time with the second challenge for Shimelle's weekend crop. This challenge was to scrap something that has value to you, well that wasn't hard the biggest thing that has value to me is my twin boys. I've had these photos of the boys on a half finished layout for the last year so I ripped them off the old idea and set about actually scrapping them to completion. Truth be told the background paper was one I created yesterday for my previous selfie layout but I didn't like it with my photo. When I laid the photos of the boys and I on it I liked the contrast of the black and white stripes and decided to make it work. I added pieces from Shine and Wonder, both by Crate Paper, and a few puffy stickers from Heidi Swapp and of course some enamel dots (I don't think I could create a layout without include some!).

Now off to have a go at another challenge.


Long Weekend in WA and crafting with Shimelle

Hi all,

It is a long weekend here in WA, Monday is Labour Day, so it's time to get some scrapbooking happening in this craft room! Shimelle has a virtual crop happening this weekend (well Saturday and Sunday UK time) which equates to late Saturday early Monday here, perfect for a long weekend! Thanks Shimelle.

The first challenge was to complete one of the previous weekly challenges and I chose the selfie challenge. I cracked open my new Shine collection by Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper and this is what happened.

Here is a close up of the bottom right hand cluster. 

I also took some photos of a layout I completed last weekend that has been sitting on my desk waiting to be photographed all week. One day whilst watering the garden I was visited by a wanderer butterfly and I managed to get a photo of it. Since moving into my new house I am finding a new interest in gardening, can't call it a love yet but you never know.

And a close up.

Well that's it for now, I'll be back soon with my next challenge.
Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx