Nana & You

The last Otley crop I went to, I did manage to complete three layouts, but unfortunatly I was only really happy with one of them! I wonder if it is the pressure of other people being about to see what you are creating, whilst you are doing it that makes me unable to relax and 'perform'!

Still, this is the one I was happy with...the photo looks old but it is of my Mum and Daughter on a beach in Jersey, when they went on holiday last August. I used a mix of 'pound shop' flowers, and more pricey Prima ones.

I also cut up a Maya Road envelope, and 'doctored' it so that it wrapped around my photo.

I couldn't find a & sign to match my other title letters, so I improvised with a white one and some brown stickles!

The flowery panel is part of a Basic Grey Doilie, but I usually use them as complete backgrounds. I thought the colour went really well with the rest of the page, but too much would detract from the detailed flowers.

This folded over corner effect I saw (and loved!) on a page by Emma Trout. If you haven't heard of her before her pasges are amazing and so detailed, there is certainly something for every style of scrapper within her designs!

This top edge I felt needed a little more detail so I added some eyelets using my new-ish Crop-a-dile and some ric-rac ribbon.

I shall share my 'not so good' pages from this crop soon x


His Princess

This is the name My hubby always calls our Daughter so it was just fitting that it be the title for this page. I created this with lots of Zva Products, including the title, butterfly & swirl and flowers!
The Maya Road Kraft envelope hold details about the meal we were at when the photo was taken.
The background was created with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and the peeled off backing from a Prima Felt border! Reuse & Recycle all the time :) !!!

I have loads more to show you that I have made over the past few weeks (I have just spent all morning sorting all the photos out!) but I think I shall space them out over the next few days so check back again soon x


Welcome 2011!

Ok, so most blogger's posts that were titled like this one were actually posted within the first few days of January! I have unfortunatly had lots on at home...and very little of it has been scrapping time!

On a bad note, We have all had the dredded 'winter flu' that managed to spread itself from Dec 22nd through til Jan 3rd, at varying degrees between us four plus almost all of our family! Poor Izabelle copped the worst of it feeling really rotten over Xmas Day and even the invincable Hubby managed to bag himself a nasty ear infection from his! I really do not cope well with illness and freak out at the slightest inkling of a bug so you can imagine what fun I had!

Plus, My Stepdad (who is wonderful) was sadly diagnosed with Cancer, and not just one, over Xmas so he has started some treatment this week. We are all so worried, especially as he and my Mum live just over an hours drive away so we can't even pop in!
AND to top it all off on a not so serious note, the Ruddy bath started leaking AGAIN over New Year...AAARRRGGHHHH!!!!

But enough moping! To get away from it all I did manage to grab a few minutes yesterday to do a LO and forget the stresses of the past few weeks...

I am quite pleased with this one but mainly because I ove the colour combonation rather than the Layout! I dug out a lot of old goodies and it really is amazing how much 'stuff' I have that I had forgotten about!