Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Time to update

Goodness it is nearly a week since I updated my blog. I have been busy scrapping again so definitely got some pages to put on here.
Spent the afternoon with my Son and family Sunday. They had been to a car boot sale and bought lots of baby clothes for just 50p an item, then of course Rufus had to parade in his new clothes. Here is one of the outfits, in a layout of course

I wasn't idle re scrapping during the week either and have actually done 33 this month but only 8 of those were with paper and glue etc. all the rest were digital ones, but they can take just as long to do sometimes but of course the resources are endless, well as endless as my imagination and skills

Helen sent me a couple of copies of the scan of her new little son to be, my third grandson, another source of joy and excitement. It is such a lovely thing to be a grandparent, to have little ones to watch them grown and develop their own personality. This one will be his own sweet self. Really looking forward to the day he is born and to greet him into a loving family.

I have managed to scrap something that is not one of my grandchildren .
I hope to take a photo of this view in winter, hopefully with snow on the trees, then again in spring and summer it should make a nice series, especially if I can get some more lace in different colours but just as wide. Was really pleased with this

Thursday, October 22, 2009

You'll get a kiss from your daddy Layout

I love this photo of Neil and his little son. The layout is done using pencil line sketch 157

My Two Gorgeous Grandsons

I know that I am prejudiced but I think I have two wonderful grandsons, Daniel seems to charm everybody he meets

and Rufus is so advanced for only 7 weeks

Not sure whether he is the office boy or the boss

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pencil Line Cyber Crop part 3

The last three

Pencil Line Cyber Crop part 2

Two of Rufus and one of Rudi

Pencil Line Cyber Crop Layouts

I have had so much fun over this last weekend doing the Pencil Line CC challenge. I did 9 layouts altogether here are the three of Daniel

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cutie Pie Layout

Click on the picture to see it all

Love this photo and quite pleased with the layout too. The title I went over with glitter glue to make it stand out and sparkle

Friday, October 16, 2009

Right Now

Had a little break from scrapping my grandsons as this weeks SLYMI challenge was to scrap yourself right now so that is what I did with a photo I too Yesterday using the tripod and self timer, took 9 attempts to get a photo I was willing to use though, still all good fun.

Also been over to my Son & Daughter in Law's place for a bit of baby worshipping with my little grandson. Here is the best of the photos I took of him

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mexican Wave Layout

This layout done for the weekly challenge on UKScrapper which was to take as inspiration the expression that Magnus Magnuson made famous, 'I've started so I'll finish'
I didn't want to use the normal baby colours, I have done so many with baby blue, peach, yellow etc so I took my inspiration from Rufus' pram seat

Thursday, October 08, 2009

2 Precious Grandsons Layout

This is the Layout I have done for this weeks SLYMI challenge on UKScrappers which was to scrap a birthday, well I didn't have any photos of birthdays that I hadn't already done pages of so I thought outside the box and thought about Birth Days and what more precious thing could I scrap than my two lovely grandsons. As I was putting this together (digitally) the song on the day that you were born kept coming to mind and as I read the words I realised they fitted the design of the layout perfectly so I have used them.
The only thing about this that is awkward is I DON'T KNOW WHICH ALBUM TO PUT IT IN !!!!! Daniel's or Rufus' or I suppose I could print it out twice and put a copy in each lol

Smile Layout

I did this layout for a challenge to scrap with what was on my desk. I am such a messy scrapper and always seem to get things out and then not use them but never get around to putting them away again, so it wasn't too difficult to find enough embellishments to make this page.

The background card stock was got out for another layout but was the wrong colour but just right for this one. the circle of swirls are a mixture of some I had cut some time ago and never used and the swarf from my border punch these I keep in a bead tube on my desk. My blue button box was out and contain not only blue but also the white and wooden buttons. The sequins and beads I had got out for another project but hadn't got round to doing that one yet. The title was a mixture of letters cut on my Robo but not used because either the wrong size or I cut too many. The Swirl at the top was an experiment to see if the new Grungepaper would cut on my QuicKutz Revolution (which it didn't quite cut through and I had to finish it off with the scissors).
All in all an very enjoyable layout to do.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Striding Out Layout

I have done this layout for the October House Challenge on UKScrappers which was to scrap a layout of Autumn or halloween without using Orange or Purple. I have used russet red brown and green instead.

Nature's Mobile


Autumn leaf
Blown from the tree,
Caught on a single thread,
Suspended there,
Spinning in the breeze.
Nature’s own mobile

Breast screening

Yesterday I went for a breast screening, just a general check up as it is several years since I had the previous one and they sent me a letter. Not a particularly comfortable thing to have done but it is a good idea as early detection means less invasive surgery if anything is found.
I was amused by this poem on the changing cubical wall, it made, for me, what is a rather sobering thing into something amusing. Apparently it was written by two of the staff

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

One Month Old Layout

It doesn't seem possible that Rufus is a month old. When I said this to Gemma and Neil they said Oh yes it does, lol. Still I am not with him 24/7 as they are.

Tiny Hand and Tiny toes Layouts

I was determined to get a photo of Rufus' tiny hand and feet especially as that is something I regret I forgot to do with Daniel when he was very small
I am really pleased with these two digital layouts

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Don't Frown Little Man Layout

Did this layout using material that I bought to make bunting for Rufus' nursery there was plenty left over and I thought it went very well with the outfit he was wearing her.

Friday, October 02, 2009

My Toy Layout

Instead of doing any housework or even taking advantage of the nice weather I have been glued to my computer producing this layout of Rufus
I seem to have got back into digital scrapping and my paper and glue layouts have not hit the mark lately still as long as I can scrap one way or other I am happy.
A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye