Thursday, December 30, 2010

Last Challenge of the Year and Giveaway! Deadline - January 9

I am hosting Let's Scrap's LAST CHALLENGE OF 2010, which actually starts tomorrow, but I am posting it now, as tonight I need to do grocery shopping (I've had a BAD cold this week and have nothing left in the fridge!!!!!) and go to bed early, as tomorrow morning we are driving to Asa Wright Nature Centre in the North of Trinidad. Given that this island has the most variety of birds in the Caribbean, people say this place is amazing, you can see a huge number of species in just one day! If I can judge from the many different animals I see in my garden, this should be great. Lots of photo ops, I'm sure!
It will be a very simple challenge, as everybody is stressed and exhausted and it is the last challenge of the year! You just need to use any Let's Scrap sketch, and include a year in the title. Tag your photo challenge83 (no space!). The prize is this My Mind's Eye Holiday 5 Pack:


I'll be waiting to see your work! But if you feel too stressed and exhausted to scrap after the holidays, you can get a chance to win the same prize just by leaving a comment below (or do both things and get two chances!). It would be great if you could mention this giveaway in your blog, too.

Here's my layout for this challenge, it is based on a sketch that hasn't been released yet (I have had a bad cold, as I said, and couldn't think straight, so I made a mistake!!!):

It has lots of detail, and it took me quite a long time (I'm a sloooooooooooow scrapper),  but I like the result and I can't believe I have already scrapped this year's Christmas photos!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Busy end of school term!

And the end of school term has been busy, there was the play and the Christmas party, and it took me two weeks to find the right drill to set up the clip it up wall mounts in my scraproom! I had a million plans for cards and layouts but, in the end, I haven't scrapped at all. Just wanted to share a pic from the school play with you. Don't they look cute?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


For Let's Scrap sketch 12-2-10, I used these photos we took in Valetta, Malta. We lived half an hour (by plane) from Malta for 6 years, but for different reasons we never visited it until two weeks before leaving. Boy did we regret it! It is a fantastic place and in July and August the streets are decorated amazingly. I didn't want to take too much attention away from the pictures that I love, so I decided to repeat the colours in the banners in a very simple layout. This sketch was just perfect for that.

Need to get some photo editing software that can straigthen pictures, I used to do that with the basic windows one but that function seems to have disappeared and I can't get a good picture of my LOs, especially the double ones. 

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Let's Scrap 11-24-10. One day too late!

It's already time for a new sketch at Let's Scrap, but I've only just finished last week's sketch. As part of the CDT I should be weeks ahead! Anyway, doing my best to catch up while still settling down. The scraproom is much tidier and almost ready, just waiting for some scrumptious organizers I bought online to get here so I can finish it and snap some proud pictures! This is my layout for sketch 11-24-10:

I cut my letters from some felts scraps I had at home, but the green was too bright, so I softened it with some buttermilk maya mist, and it looks just like Dipsy's colour, so I am very happy with the result. Here are some close-ups:

Felt so nostalgic scrapping these pics, my daughter was very little and looking at our old house (which has been dramatically remodelled so doesn't exist as such any longer - even if we travelled all the way to Africa to "visit" the house)... already have some newer pics on the table, ready to scrap sketch 12-1-10 today, don't want to get nostalgic again!
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