Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Our House

This was a challenge on Scrapping the music The song was Our House by Madness

Reflecting on my mood I had to scrap my 2 remaining "babies" at home. Rodney and Peggy.

They have become our focus ever since we first set eyes on Rodders, anyway I digress

I love these October afternoon papers and it was also my first LO on Kraft cardstock
The lyrics go Our house in the middle of our street and I cut out the little houses and trees and arranged them into a street like row

I didnt think it needed any journalling as the title says it all

Hope you like it x

Monday, 26 October 2009

Time of change

I have been very bad in updating my blog recently(smack on hand)
Things have changed round here as my youngest has flown the nest, just me Leon and the dogs now (well apart from this week when we have Josh to stay), at only 17 and her being my baby it has for some strange reason been hard to let go. Maybe it's the same for most mothers when their last child leaves the nest.
I have questioned many times over the past few weeks "have I somehow been a bad mother" It feels like I have almost driven them away?

But there is a big positive for me lol I now get a HUGE craft room!!!
Will be starting things moving prob after Christmas am thinking of the Ikea expidit units and sky tv and a relaxing chair oh and a hundred other things LOL

I have been scrapping but only a little and will upload some pics tomorrow to share

Toodle Pip x

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Eyes wide open

Started this challenge for its all about me blog and inccorperated the OLW challenge 61 too

All about me challenge was

{AAM Challenge #3} Pigeon-holed
Pigeonhole:1. A small compartment or recess, as in a desk, for holding papers; a cubbyhole.2. A specific, often oversimplified category.3. The small hole or holes in a pigeon loft for nesting.Pigeonholed:1. Placed or filed in a small compartment or recess.2. claissified mentally; categorize.3. Put aside and ignored; shelved.For October's first challenge we'd like you to do a little thinking; a little soul searching and a little creation that's straight from the heart. We want to know -Do you ever feel as though you've been pigeon-holed? Categorised? Labelled? Misunderstood? As though you've changed, but no-one else sees it? Who does everyone think you are? Who do you really think you are? Are they the same? There was this sketch you could use too and I sort of stuck to it
The word up at OLW was open

I say I sort of used the sketch as it was a mixture of that and a scraplift from Frances Sylvia here

I used Basic Grey Sugared pp, buttons & alphas

Did some stitched sunrays and stitched the ribbon

Also made a flower embellie

As I am on holiday at the mo I had a scout around for something to make the cloud from and I happened upon an old copy of a tourist mag so had to sneak a page or 2 in the name of craft!

There is hidden journalling under the pic on the right that reads

"we were asked the question 'do you think people perceive you correctly'?. The answer would be No, I have my eyes wide open to how people see me, they see my illness and assume, but I am much more than that and striving to become free of these chains that bind me. Then maybe you will see more of the "real" me.

The house represents me, as home is vitally important to me and the sun is sort of the light at the end of the tunnel.

This was a really difficult topic to scrap and took me all day but I am pleased with the result and my efforts


Wednesday, 7 October 2009

3 in 1 challenge

Created this LO and managed to complete 3 challenges in 1

Prompt:Bring out the eyelet love! Use at least 10 eyelets on a layout and get down with your old school self!

Technique: Doodle - Doodle a border or frame or swirls on your page

Product: find a way of sneaking in a Bird or Owl onto your page

this was the sketch

Lastly Scrap Friendzy Blog Hop 1

Create a LO using

3 different pp - BG Oh baby boy

Bling - papermania adhesive gems

Something Old - The eyelets are among the first thing I bought when I started scrapping/cardmaking

x TFL x