Wednesday, 27 March 2013

~ Sketch challenge - Prima Divine Collection ~

This is a layout using Prima's Divine Collection papers, the papers are quite feminine and vintage but I used the B side to allow me to use the photos I wanted to.

The photos are from our trip to Budapest in February. They show the array of foods available in the market in central Budapest . The architecture of the building is amazing.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

~ Natures trappings ~

This class was taught by Sam Ball. We had to weave thread attached to brads and add buttons (real and paper).

The photos are old ones from a visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Huddersfield. I love going here and seeing the different exhibitions.

~ Sketch challenge - Prima Lifetime Collection ~

I absolutely love this layout. It shows the little birds kept by Vietnamese as pets. They have the cages hanging from string across the pavement.

I would never have made a page like this normally but think its one of my favourite.

~ Sketch challenge - American Crafts Lucky Charm

This is another sketch challenge from the weekend.

I've really enjoyed the challenge of having the sketch to use, helped with inspiration too. We had to use at least one element of American Crafts Lucky Charm collection.

This layout shows ladies working in the fields between Hanoi and Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.

~ Papillon Punk ~

Wow! I think this is my favourite class of the weekend. The class was by Sheena Rowlands.

We used watch and clock parts on a paper covered chipboard butterfly to create a feminine steam punk inspired layout. It was really fiddly and we ended up covered in glue.

I love the results.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

~ French Fancy~

Class two was a gorgeous layout designed my Sam Ball. So cute!

I used a black and white photo of myself and my friend Sam outside the House of Lords when we went for our Queen's Guide Award presenting.

~ Gogo sketch challenge - Swagger ~

Over the weekend we have got plenty of layout challenges to be doing between class and each one is linked to a paper range.

The first one I have done is for the Swagger range from Fancy Pants. I wasn't sure about this range so I've only used a few stickers on my layout and managed to use up a load of scrap pieces of paper.

I have scrapped any photos of my man and now my first 2 at getaway are of him. Maybe I'm missing him as he is away in the Galápagos Islands.

~ Meshy Moments ~

Well we thankfully made it to Gogogetaway even with the awful wintery weather we have been having. I was so excited, couldn't wait to get started.

This was the first class of seven over the weekend. The class looks fab and it's the first time I have scrapped a photo of my man.

I'm going to sit and think about what I would like to journal on the layout when I get home.

~ Challenge two~

Here is the full version of Gogogetaway's 2nd layout challenge.

It was to create a layout about someone, something which you would score a perfect 10.

I chose to create a layout to document the fantastic afternoon tea at Arrow Farm near Worksop. It's fantastic value for money and the home made cakes are scrummy! My friend Tammy and I spent hours sat chatting, drinking tea and eating cake.

~ Challenge one ~

Earlier in the week I showed a sneak peek of my first challenge layout, as its the weekend I thought I would show you it in full!

I have scrapped a photo of my feet with henna on them from our holiday in India in 2009. I used nail polish on the background.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

~ Perfect 10 ~

The final challenge was posted on the Scrapagogo clubhouse ready in preparation for next weekend (thank you to Janice for posting it a day early so I could complete it). As the theme is 10 for the getaway we had to think about something that was perfect to us (and if pretending to be a judge on strictly we would give it a 10). We also could only use 10 items!

I used a photo I took on my iPhone and altered on Instagram of the afternoon tea I had at a local farm shop with my friend. I absolutely love the quirky little tea cosy!

I used 3 pieces of patterned paper, 2 paper clips, 1 photo, 1 tag, 1 alphabet, 1 badge and 1 hybrid printed item.

Here's a sneak peek before the weekend:

Friday, 15 March 2013

~ Gogo name badge ~

Good evening, thought I might post while watching comic relief. My hat goes off to Jessie J for shaving her hair off!

Anyway back to my crafty antics! A usual challenge before the retreat is to make a name badge. This year as its the 10th getaway the theme was to use metal on your badge.

Here is a sneak peek of my attempt:

Thursday, 14 March 2013

~ Getting go go organised ~

Starting to get organised for mum and I's annual trip to GogoGetaway. Can't wait!

The first challenge was to create a layout using either your 10 fingers or toes to celebrate their 10th getaway. Mum had a photo of my feet from when we had henna done in India. For an extra chance of a prize we had to use nail polish on our layout.

Here's a sneak peek for you before we get to the weekend: