Thursday, July 3, 2014

new phone

Since May I haven't been able to use Instagram - not a really big problem but... and since I had to charge my phone every day and had to uninstall lots of annoying things that I couldn't stop being updated, so I decided to upgrade to a new phone.

I've switched from a Samsung X-Cover Rugged (which I do like since its' been dropped loads and has lots of dints in the case) to a Samsung Galaxy S4 (it seems like everyone has this phone!!!! lol)

 Pretty much the first thing I did was play around with the camera!
I think I'm going to like this phone. (Already have a 'camera' case).

Sunday, June 29, 2014

hello toes layout

I love playing along with the Scrap365 sketches challenges.

This is what the layout looked like last week. Just some little embellishments and misted circles.

And this is the layout now.Printed out two photographs of my toes, one in colour, one in black white, I cut around my feet one the black and white photograph and used foam tape to put in over the colour photograph.

All the little embellishments and arrows are from Simple Stories Summer kit - love playing with them!
I used a new stamp set too.  On the sun burst stamp I inked the inner of the sun in orange and the rest of the stamp in yellow.  Some neon pink and blue circles finish off the background nicely.

To finish I added a acetate banner from Heidi Swapp and some Chic Tags to hide the adhesive.
A date stamp completes that layout so now I can put it away in an album.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Project Life - In Progress

 Mid way through the year, and my first Project Life post for 2014.  I've enjoyed playing around with some new supplies, and using up old supplies too.

For this week I printed out my photographs smaller than I wanted, so I cropped a couple of them smaller and created an arty card for them.  I've already dated all my "week #" cards so I had to go with a yellow theme. 
My pink bathmat matches with the pink patterned paper.  Loved playing with some new alphabet stamps, and adding some more decorations to the Simple Stories papers instead of just slotting them in.

I do my weeks from Monday to Sunday, but do this on the Saturday, so I just have to add some photographs from the Sunday and I can move onto the next week.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gone Camping Francais Layout

My Mom found this old photograph of me in France one summer. I know it was taken by my brother Danny but I can't remember the year.
I knew that I wanted to play with some gesso this weekend, so I create a slight patterned background.  Keeping all the elements along one strip of 12 x 4 paper meant that I could add some embellishments and the title stickers while the gesso dried.

I've used some new stamps (from Studio Calico) and some older tags (travel and she said). Some new pink washi tape and older yellow washi tape.  A few heart stamps in grey ink tie in with the red heart on the pink tag sticker.

Journalling was added in a grey pen.  I know I was in France (must have been to that camp site every summer for about ten years) and I know I was with my Dad and Kate, and I know Danny took the photograph. But I'm not sure about the year...

Friday, June 20, 2014


I always meant to post monthly about this project. I'm on track to reading over 50 books this year. My aim is to read 100 books... but I'm not sure I will reach this big number.
This is the third year I'm doing this.  (Past years can be seen HERE).  I like how this makes me aware of which authors I read... A lot of James Patterson (easy to read) and Jeffrey Deaver.

A quick count:
James Patterson - 4
Andrew Cross - 3
Jeffrey Deaver - 3
Matthew Reilly - 2
Diane Chamberlain - 2
Dean Koontz - 2
Lee Child - 1
John Grissam - 1
Stephen W Fry - 1
Alex Connor - 1
Karen Rose - 1
JAck Higgins - 1
Solomon Northup - 1
Micheal Connelly - 1
Hilary Bonner - 1
Seth Harwood - 1