Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Been creating....

Well, I got my pack of goodies from Kaiser Craft just days after they announced the guest designers. All I can say is WOW! It was just like Christmas! Mind you, I don't think anyone else in the house quite understood just why I was so excited, but you get that! I was so lucky to receive one of everything from the Devonshire and La Di Da collections, and just between you and me, I was already hanging out for the Devonshire collection anyway! Both are just beautiful and some of the new trims are to die for. I have now completed a page and card with each collection and have sent them off to KC, so I will wait until they are up on the blog before I reveal them here. I have also managed to do another couple of sketch challenges from the KC blog. Admittedly they were from a couple of weeks ago, but time flies, weekends are busy! I had fun creating them and I even used the first of my month in review photos from last year. We are also in the middle of birthday month here, with Niamh just having had her eleventh birthday and Erin about to have her ninth. Which reminds me I must get some birthday photos done! We have had low key celebrations this year, with each of the girls inviting a couple of friends to come out to dinner at Sizzer with us. A lot of fun all round. Andrew and I also celebrated 15 years married at the beginning of the month (not that we did anything too exciting on the night!), and we plan to have a weekend away, by ourselves, later in the year to celebrate. So we are looking forward to that. Otherwise, we are all back into the school routine and the year is moving ahead with great pace already. Thanks for stopping by and catch you soon.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Exciting News

Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather this morning! I was checking my email and there was one from the lovely AnneP congratulating me on my Guest DT spot over at Kaiser Craft! I hadn't checked the blog for a little while so hadn't seen this update! Well I can tell you this is a great way to start the weekend that is for sure! I can't wait until I get my goodies to start creating! Talking about creating, I have just finished the February challenge for Out of the Hat. This months criteria are:
Include a butterfly Buttons and Bows 4 word title
Now I can tell you I have been mulling over this criteria for a day or two, butterflies cool, buttons and bows cool, but four word title, that had me a little stumped. So, to get over this block I pulled out some photos and tried starting with the title first (not my usual process), and ended up having about 4 possibilities of photos and four word titles! Once I was over that hump the rest came quickly! I did use a beautiful layout in an old Scrapbook Trends as my starting point for this layout and I got to try some of the new 7Gypsies papers that I just recently bought! So here it is: If you haven't already, head over to the blog and try your hand at the challenge, there are some cool prizes too! Remember last time I mentioned some new Basic Grey papers? Well I have put together my page using these. This is basically a scraplift of a page by Layle Koncar from Basic Grey. I just loved the colours and the design is very similar to my style too. I can't wait until these papers are in store, they are just divine to work with, and isn't that owl just the cutest??!! Well, I think that about covers it for now. Thanks for dropping by and catch you next time!