Monday, 29 August 2016

UKS summer SNAP challenge

UK Scrappers have been running a fun photo hunt throughout the summer and I have finally got most of the pictures... sorry font size is playing up!

1 clouds
seen from the plane on the way to our holiday

2 a horse drawn vehicle 
trotting along on the road next to us

3 flowers 
bright blooms at the villa, with a sea view

4 a summer job in the garden
BBQ for 12!

5 something typifying your holiday destination
fun at the beach

6 hats
I didn't manage this one so using substitute D

7 ice cream
great 'ice cream factory' that also did crepes

8 kites or balloons
happy 21st!

9 bubbles
21st birthday breakfast with fizz

10 ducks, swans or seabirds
on the cliff top

11 summer sunset
just as we arrived in Portugal

12 eating al fresco
outside in the courtyard
celebrating the 21st

13 somewhere you would only visit when the sun shines
an outdoor pool

14 flags or bunting
Lagos street at night

15 summer shoes
a pile belonging to 12 people!

16 fruit growing, in the garden, on a tree
no idea what these are ?olives?

17 water
taken from in the Atlantic ocean 

18 umbrellas
gorgeous beach view

19 glasses
cheers to the birthday girl

20 festival
non holiday pic of Reading Festival

A play
kids in the pool

B favourite colour
cocktail time!

C something that made me smile
my son balanced on top of inflatables
balanced on top of his dad on his inflatable
it then collapsed!

D friends
self timer pic of the holiday group

E just the girls
3 mums in the pool

Thanks UKS for a great challenge, just need to finish off the layouts now!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Scrapping Challenges!

Hiya if anyone is still out there following this neglected blog!

I have had such a fantastic week scrapping...last weekend Shimelle introduced a list of challenges for National Scrapbooking Day and I have been working my way through them.

This weekend I went away for the inaugral Like For Ever Kit Subscribers was amazing!  A wonderful group of talented scrappers in a wonderful venue (the Woodlands at Hothorpe Hall) fab food and lots of scrapping!

So here is what I have been up to....

this is for Shimelle's first challenge where I went monochromatic, used 2 selfies, hearts and old and new stash! I also used this page for the weekly challenge over at UKS

For challenge 2 'something of value' I used a page kit (prepared by Julie as a gift for each of us at the retreat), changed a few things to make it my own and came up with this layout of hubby and I, a relationship and person I truly value.

Shimelle suggested a colour block for her 3rd challenge and this fitted in perfectly with the sketch we were given at the retreat...I opened my gorgeous new Simple Stories Life in Colour bits and pieces... just perfect!

I used this picture of my Dad and I for the older photo challenge. He passed away  18 months ago and it is still difficult to scrap about him, but I loved this simple page and wonderful sentiment cut from a sheet of Simple Stories Heart collection.

The large photo challenge prompted me to use this picture of my son from several years ago taking my the professional photographer at the football tournament. Sadly he has been unable to play any sport due to illness for several years now so I haven't yet journalled on this page as want to talk to him about it.

this page combines the UKS monthly House challenge (a sketch) with a magic theme from LFE (so it had to be Harry Potter!) and Shimelle's frame inspired page.  I used 5 different frames 3 of which I altered to fit the colours/style of page.

I didn't complete a page for the circle challenge sadly, but I did make this page for the colour challenge which I really enjoyed...

My final page used a photograph taken for the UKS snap photography challenge this month (spring flowers) combining it with stash from Shimelle's first collection...I initially thought I didn't have much but managed to find a cut apart double sided sheet, some ephemera, some stickers/alphas and some cork embellishments. So other than the black cardstock I only used Shimelle's first collection and ended up loving the page.

A huge thank you to Shimelle for all the inspiration, UKS for the ongoing community and weekly challenges and of course to everyone at the LFE retreat especially the mega organised and super lovely Nicola xxx