UKS June Week 5 challenge

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Not having a good day today, am either bunged up with a summer cold or have hayfever so am spending the day in bed recovering in the hope that I'll be better for Owen's 2nd birthday on Saturday. Spent yesterday evening doing the weekly challenge on UKS - there was a sketch provided, you had to use at least 4 photos, you had to scrap the preparation or aftermath of a celebration and you had to use pink! Luckily I had some photos of when I made Charlie's birthday cake this year so I decided to scrap them and used the Scrapagogo June kit. This was how it turned out:

Am reasonably pleased with it and glad to have scrapped the photos finally!

Twisted Sketches #003

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So have had my first go at a twisted sketch and this is the outcome:

Am super pleased with it - have been meaning to scrap this photo for a while and really love how it looks on this LO. The twist this week was to use fine glitter. I used a blueberry pink paislee pixie stix of glitter to transform some typo thickers into a glittery version. The glitter is a bit uneven but I quite like the effect. The rest of the stash for this LO came from the scrapagogo June kit which I have well and truly cut into now! Will definitely be looking out for next week's sketch.

Some more EHAS LOs

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No scrapbooking done yesterday as we spent the afternoon at a fab barbecue with some old friends and I was knackered when we got home! Today I have both the boys as Jon is off selling some more of our junk at a car boot sale and I am taking them to Stoke Park in Guildford for some fun (and hopefully some great photos) in the paddling pool.

Anyway here are some more of the LOs I've done for my Everyone Has a Story album. They are all related to my childhood and growing up. The first is a single LO about my school days:

Next is a double LO about my childhood. Spookily the photo of me in the paddling pool was taken at Stoke Park, which is where we're heading off to today!

Then there is this double LO which I did during the workshop which is all about growing up.

I really like these LOs as I never had any photos of me when I was little until I asked my parents for some to use in this workshop. The boys love looking at me when I was a little girl.

Hopefully will actually do some scrapping tonight. I want to start doing the weekly challenges on which is a fab new sketches site - the twist is having to use a technique/material as well as the sketch each week. This week it's glitter which is not my favourite but I have some ideas...

EHAS and LO for 52 sketches

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I was really lucky last November to attend 'Everyone Has a Story' an album workshop run by Shimelle Laine. The album produced is all about me - we did about 8 LOs during the actual workshop and Shimelle has sent out emails with ideas for more LOs every 2-3 weeks since. At the start I kept up pretty well with the prompts but I REALLY need to have a catch up week at some point soon as I have about 5-6 LOs I want to do for this project. The other great thing about the album workshop was the fab kit we got - heaps of stash that I am still working through now after producing well over 20 LOs! I am going to upload the LOs from the workshop over the next few weeks as there's heaps of them...

This was the front cover, which we did at the workshop:

This page is all about my roots, the background of my family:

And this page is about me when I was a baby:

This is another LO I've done this week, for the first time using a sketch from 52weeks52sketches - I love the sketches on this site and will definitely be doing some more LOs using them! I used the Scrapagogo June kit for this LO and I really like how it's turned out, I love the journalling card which is a Colorbok Lucky You journal form - will definitely be buying some more if I can find them!

Hello... and monthly challenge for Scrapgoddesses

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Hi, welcome to my new blog. Will put some more details about me in my profile (when I work out how!) but am keen to start sharing my crafting with you. I love scrapbooking and occasionally dabble in other papercrafts too. I am a regular poster on UKscrappers and a team member of Scrapgoddesses. On there we have a fun monthly challenge set by one of the team members and this month's challenge was to scrap the small things - parts of every day life that might otherwise get missed. This was my LO:

The stash for this LO was from the scrapagogo May 2009 kit

Spain mini book