Monday, October 16, 2006

Keeping my promise...

... to regularly update my blog from now on, although we're only on day two so no prizes for me just yet I guess!

Just received the second prompt for Shimelle's You Think You Know Me project and the examples are just gorgeous. I'm hoping to make a start tonight as I want to keep up with it, but I feel so zonked after staying up late last night to decorate my album I don't know if I should scrap or curl up on the sofa with dh for a bit (do the good wifey bit!) Anyway, here is the fruit of my loins:

I'm really pleased with how it looks. Although now I've seen the examples I almost with I had time to make my own from scratch. Still it's not bad for a bargain find in Poundworld, and yes it cost just £1! I've covered it in sticky-back plastic and added strips of pattened paper, some blossoms, monograms and a book plate. Need to do the inside and add some ribbon though to finish off.

I also completed this layout from a Little Cottage Crafts cyber crop class by Eva, which is just stunning. The picture is of me and a friend dressed up for ladies day at the races for my mum's hen do last summer. I'm impressed that the page uses only papers and a little (homemade) chipboard accents and yet I love it. Less really is more!

Work is hectic, as always, although I only have another 3 days to go before my week off and before we go to Mallorca for a week. I can't wait, it will be our first holiday since our honeymoon two years ago and our first with Harry. And boy do we need it after the last month with this nightmare kitchen (which is still ongoing, it's n but now we're waiting for an upstand, pelmet, tiling and painting!) and other things getting us down too.

But then that's why I scrap, to sit at my desk with the pc on, a magazine or book to hand and to just forget about my day while I get my latest idea down on paper. I seem to be on a bit of a roll lately, so long may that continue please!


1 comment:

ConnieC said...

Great cover. I had to convert the currency. For less than $2 American, that's a great bargin. Can't wait to see the rest