Saturday, 31 July 2010

This is my entry for this weeks Lots to Do Challenge which is "The Scenic Route"

Ive been meaning to do this layout for ages. Its a picture of my Dad in his younger day when he was a member of the local Cycling Club.
My Mam and Dad met through the club as they were both members.

Ive managed to incorporate some pieces of maps , places where the club used to ride too, and some actual dried flowers from my dads garden , which I had actually pressed before he died and didnt get to use them.

Im sure many of their rides were on some "Scenic Route " or another and I imagine he would be quite chuffed to be included in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you all have a nice weekend.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Blog Candy Giveaway - Dont Miss Out

Over at the Scrapbook Garden Blog they are giving away this fab blog candy.

Here it is .... the Blog Candy up for grabs until the end of August. To be in a with a chance of getting your hands on this delightful trio of The Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Template (Mini Mums), Petaloo Crinkled Rose Layers (Mauve) and Ranger Distress Ink Pad (Victorian Velvet) - just register as a follower of this blog. Closing date is 31st August 2010. Draw will take place on 1st September.

Remember, if you become a follower and have a blog, all you have to do is post about the Blog Candy Giveaway on your blog and link it back to The Scrapbook Garden, then leave me a comment letting them know that you have done this in the comments box. You will then have 2 chances in the draw. They will allocate everyone who participates with a number and use a random number selector to find a winner!

Its as easy as that .......
Good Luck Everyone

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Lots to Do - Shapes

Just a quick atc for this weeks challenge at Lots to do, which is shapes.

Ive got a mega busy weekend and Im not sure how Im going to fit everything in , so apologies that its a small entry.

I used the Deck of Cards stencil and used the Tim Holts vintage inks and added the diamond shapes to the atc. next I added a card shape , printed image of a keyboard which is shaped and finally the pointer.......

Thank you for stopping by my blog , and hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Lots to do - Stitches

This is my entry for this weeks challenge at Lots to do which is Stitches.

I am not really that good at sewing, it drives me to distraction and I get very frustrated with it. So you can imagine I was uncertain as to how I was going to be able to submit something this week. My first thought was that I would need to make something and draw on broken lines to represent stitches.

However at 5am this morning I had an idea......

Remembering that my Mam had made me some small samplers of embroidery for me to use in my Vintage albums.

So this is my first piece using the samplers. I hope it fits the bill as I myself did not do the actual sewing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

My daughter Hannah

Today was the preview of a small Art Exhibition in Monkseaton near Whitley Bay.

It was a collection of work from the year 11 GCSE students at the school that my daughter attended.

Hannah was lucky to have her self portrait included in the Exhibition.
Hannah gets her inspiration from Michael Hussar, and loves his work. This self portrait is an ICT Manipulation , then sketched onto canvas and then painted in acrylics.

There was some fab work there and it was great to see such a brilliant collection of artwork from young people. Im very proud of her and heres hoping she continues to do well with her Art when she starts college in September.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Lots to do People and or Places

These are my entries for this weeks Lots to do which is People and or Places.

The first one is a memory of our visit to the Northcote Horse sanctuary , where you get a horse for a day , to groom and spend time with . These people do an amazing job, looking after these old and retired horses. We were given this huge Shire horse and my daughter was in her element taking it for a walk. We had an amazing day.

The 2nd Scrapbook page is of me when I was a baby, in my pram on the sea front at Roker. I still have that little teddy bear somewhere lol.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Lots to do - Hats or Crowns

This is my entry for Lots to do this week which is Hats or Crowns.

It was in my mind to do something Vintage but time has been against me , so I apologise my 'hat' is a party hat on this card for my friends little boy Theo who will be 1 yr old on friday.
I may still get my other idea done in time in which case I will add it then , thanks for stopping by .

This is brilliant , i love it !