Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Believe in Yourself & Wedding Hats

What is the weather doing, I woke before it was light to hear the rain beating down, went back to sleep and when I next awoke it was sunshine since then we have had rain, sun, cloudy and windy all before noon. Still the wind has helped to dry the clothes that I refuse to bring in last night as they were still damp. I am lucky as I have my line under the carport so if it does rain it wont rain on them.

I've also managed to get the weekly challenge, on UKScrappers, done and am the first to post which as it is Tuesday is very unusual.
Challenge criteria was to do a before and after theme, intricate cutting, use a frame and something hidden. I used some of my counterfeit kit plus the prima flowers (should have added them in the first place :-D)

Believe in Yourself

The hidden bit is the journalling which I printed out on Safmat and stuck to a Denim Co clothes label


5 years separate these two photos, same face, same wrinkles, but the decision to go red has made me feel so much younger.  The first photo taken in May 2007 the second one taken May 2012.  In 2008 I decided enough was enough, grey had to go, at first it was gentle a subtle shade added but that wasn’t good enough Oh no, darker please. Until today it is a rich chestnut

Well it has rained on and off all day so I haven't been out, no need to get wet if you don't need to go out is there.
I have however done another challenge from Counterfeit kit blog this time it was 'be inspired by vintage hat collection'. The picture I took as my inspiration was this one

I love the positioning of the hats and thought circular photos would represent that, the stands I represented with the dangling ribbons (added to my kit) and the vintage part was the carriage printed on Safmat (downloaded from this site)  Oh and I used hats too for the theme
I hand journalled (in pencil) around the edge of the pp and photos
(over the years I have worn many hat to different weddings but the best ones were the fascinators I made for my Son & Daughter's weddings)

Wedding Hats

Today I am grateful that I didn't have to go out
A nice tea quickly prepared and cooked.
scrapping to my heart's content


Sian said...

I think your hair is fabulous Mary!

sassyscrapper said...

Love those days with no particular place to go and time to scrap. The circular photos mimic the hat arrangement so well.

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Great job on the challenge and what a great thing to do on a rainy day!

Margie said...

Beautiful pages, great take on the challenge!

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful layouts, Mary! And your hair looks fabulous!

S said...

Pretty pages Mary - I like the red on you too!

Lisa said...

what a gorgeous chestnut! I am not giving into the grey yet - I go darker and darker! Love both these layouts and I really like the idea of the small circular photos and about hats too! Great idea

Ali said...

Lovely story, and great hair - I have no idea what colour mine is as I've not seen it for years! Love all the lace on the layouts too.

Tara O said...

Love your take on the hat challenge...great LO!

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