Rinda's Photo Scavenger Hunt - Post 1

21:56 Karen 15 Comments

My offerings for Rinda's Photo Scavenger Hunt

I missed posting my finds last month so am making sure I get them done this month. 

2. A garden gnome 

3. Birds on a wire

 5. A Rack of post cards 

6. An urban street scene 

 7. A rural landscape 

8. A tattoo on a person 

9. A bakery 

13. A Sunrise 

17. A lamp post 

 20. A bus painted on its sides 

 21 A photo of you with something representing the season.

 Wearing wellington boots and a fleece on a summer beach walk!

 Reasons to be cheerful:

1.  Looking at these photos and remembering how good the summer has been so far.

2.  Planning how I can get some more photos at the weekend.

3.  Loving the convenience of taking photos on my phone.



TBT - Puppy Girl

07:31 Karen 2 Comments

A photo from eight years ago. I really can't believe that time has flown by so quickly. I was quite shocked to realise that she was that old. Still as cuddly, still as loving, still my favourite Puppy Girl.  

Reasons to be cheerful:-

1.  Our lives are much richer being owned by Kiera.

2.  David and Kiera still have a very close bond, although I like to pretend that she loves me best I know where I really come in her order of preferences. 

3.  She is such a gentle and loving dog - we couldn't ask for a better pet. 



Cybercrop - installment No 2

19:29 Karen 0 Comments

Well Helloooo again, as promised the next installment of the ATDML cybercrop pages, the challenges I made examples for.

WESTMINSTER - to use a clock on a layout or paper project

 I have now changed the date to 23rd April - don't even know my own daughters birthday!

 NOTTING HILL GATE - to create a layout using bright colours inspired by the carnival and a film title inspired by film Notting Hill.

GRANGE HILL - to create a school themed layout using a school photo. 

Reasons to be cheerful

1.  An absolutely fabulous weekend with my two favourite people.

2. Sitting with the window open and listening to the birds singing.

3. Egg on toast for tea.



Making Stuff

18:34 Karen 3 Comments

Well I have been a very busy girl, what with preparing classes and challenge examples for the ATDML Cybercrop and a 1001 other things I have been very neglectful in commenting on the blogs I follow and updating mine. I have been doing stuff rather than writing about doing stuff! 

I taught three classes for the Cybercrop, made three examples for challenges and then during the crop and over the last week have made a further nine pages so 15 in total.

All the classes were named after London underground stations and I designed a page and an additional project for each of my three.

My first class was called Hanger Lane - I made little coat hangers out of paperclips and hung little handmade paper dresses from these.  The photos are from when Gracia did work experience in a prom dress shop and spent two weeks dressing up and having her photo taken or taking photos of herself - a job she hated as you can imagine.

Additonal project - patch work cards

The second class was called High Barnet and this featured a photo of Gracia when she was in the musical Summer Holiday with her backcombed hair (cockney rhyming slang for hair is Barnet Fair) so the title High Barnet fitted the photos perfectly.

 Additional project - Mini Album

The Third class I taught was called Kew Gardens and featured lots of 'fussy cutting' of flowers.

Additional project - Twisted Cards

I think that's enough for one day so will return tomorrow - if I remember with the three pages I made for the challenges.  

Reasons to be cheerful:

1.  Finding time to be creative.

2.  Inspiration from the other DT members with their beautiful classes.

3.  Feeling really happy due to the amount of time spent making stuff.


Join me for a tube ride this weekend!

07:43 Karen 3 Comments

Hello blog friends.  Are you joining me this weekend for a ride around London on the tube without even having to leave your scrapping area?  Come and join the talented ATDML design team for an amazing journey (hopefully using up lots of your stash on the way - which of course, if you are like me, means that you can buy some more) through some of London's famous and not so famous tube stations for our Cybercrop.

We have layouts, mini albums, cards etc for you to make - 17 classes in total and we also have plenty of challenges too.

You can find the Timetable here 

The pre-crop prep docs are 

and Mine

the classes will be posted here each time they become live.

There may be prizes, there may be late nights and there WILL be fun.

I look forward to spending the weekend with you and exploring London together.


Classic Beauty

19:00 Karen 17 Comments

 Joining in with Abi's 1 photo 20 words

Some girls make Prada look like Primark, others make Primark look like Prada - looking a £1,000,000 in your £16.00 dress. 

Reasons to be cheerful:-

1.  You had such fun at Josh's Grad Ball.

2.  You have made such an eclectic group of friends over the last three years.

3.  You are such a classic beauty.



SIPIDI - June = Hello Summer

21:20 Karen 6 Comments

This month I was taken by a scrapbook page designed by Christine Middlecamp
 scrapbook page by Christine Middlecamp...so perfectly messy and completely cheery
I had some bits and pieces left over from this months DT Kit, which by the way was from the very gorgeous Telegraph Road by Kaiserkraft.

So with a quick title cut on the Silhouette, and using some strips and stickers I was able to make this page.

 I love how quickly a scrap lift can come together.

Reasons to be cheerful:-

1. The girls always have such fun when they are together.

2.  Love that Hannah treats our home as if it were hers.

3.  Having two girls in the house is twice the fun.



TBT - Life's a Beach

06:26 Karen 6 Comments

Whilst looking back at pages from past July's I fund this one which made me think about how nice it would be to go to the beach at the weekend with David and Kiera. I think an early morning beach walk may be the order of the day.

At 12 weeks old she was cute but at 8 years old she is even cuter!

Reasons to be cheerful:

1.  That we live 20 minutes drive from the beach.

2.  That we both prefer early morning walks when places are quieter and have less people about.

3.  Early morning walks to the beach mean a cooked breakfast on the way home.