Friday, February 01, 2013

Catch up again

I'm sorry to have been AWOL for so long, I know I said I wouldn't post every day but this has been over a week. Mind you not much has happened in that time so a quick resume if I can remember what I've done

Monday 21st
Opticians to get my eyes retested as my new glasses were impossible for computer work and reading in comfort.
Still snow around and on the way down the hill I just had to make a snow cat sitting on the wall, not brilliant but fun. Snow is beginning to melt and icicles are forming

Tuesday 22nd
An Aww moment with the cats Mittens cuddled up with Doris my door stop and Muffin in her favourite place the radiator cat hammock

Wednesday 23rd
I've found another photo of John I must scrap sometime soon, also one of me but I'll not share that one yet
This one of John will need a little bit of further adjusting on the computer.

Friday 25th
Fun night in Green Button house on UKScrappers, we started off with a speed scrap, just a set of instructions given every 10 minutes great fun to see how each one is interpreted very similar but not exactly the same. This is mine

You & Me

earlier in the day I had been watching a video of someone scrapping and rather like one of her ideas The 6x6 square cut into rays so of course I had to do a page using that.

Enjoying the September Sunshine

We also had two more challenges but I didn't get round to doing them till much later.

Tuesday 29th
The weekly challenge on UKScrappers this week called for A holiday/festival theme that was also food related, and lots of journalling. This gave me an opportunity to scrap this terrible photo of me on Christmas day.

Why Oh Why
this design was inspired by one in Scrap 365

Wednesday 30th

A bargain and a crop

I had been experimenting with gesso to try and get some texture from stencils, one of the challenges from the fun night, but my gesso was too thin I needed modelling paste and I knew that The Works had some for only £1.99 I got that and also a 12x12 album which was on offer at £4.99 a bargain indeed.

Crop night and I managed to complete a page and also to finish another that had been hanging around for inspiration.
This first one is the sketch challenge from the fun night. The swirls are made from the papery bark of a birch tree mounted on chipboard, so pleased with how that worked and the skeletal leaves were a perfect accompaniment.

Family Walk

This one is the page that had me stumped and all it really needed was journalling

Christmas Fair

and the journalling for those who like to see it all

Thursday 31st
Last night at crop I had a demonstration of what Silhouette Studio is like with Robo and wow I just had to download it.
I have been trying to do this using the Robo's own programme and failing miserably so I am chuffed to bit that Silhouette works with the cutter I have.

My final page for January is this one
Proper Charlie
Title was cut on Robo using Silhouette (that word I think I have now learnt to spell :D)all joined up and done so easily (was always a fiddle before)

That's me for January, a good month with lots to be thankful for, it's had its ups and downs but I feel sure more ups than downs
see you on Sunday for Story Telling Sunday hosted by Sian from High in the Sky

Goodness me I said in the beginning of this post that it would be a quick resume Ha Ha not so quick after all.


Sian said...

See you on Sunday, then Mary :)

That's a great round up - you have managed a fair old bit of lovely scrapping this week

Jimjams said...

WOW Mary - quite a lot gone on this week! Hope the glasses have improved! Super pages - I had to laugh at the apron comment!

humel said...

So pleased to see your post, I've been thinking of you and hoping all was well x

You've inspired me to dig out my CraftRobo that I hadn't been getting on with too well - must check out that software :)

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