Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Little Cousins

The colour on this is a little off and the picture is a bit wonky because I had to photograph it leaning up against my AMM tote as the scanner is playing up again.
I love this picture of Isabelle and her little cousin Anya, it was taken just before Christmas the first time they met. I know Nic, my sister in law and Anyas mum, pops by and looks at my blog from time to time so if she sees it I hope she likes this layout of the two little cousins!!
I used Stella Ruby by Basic Grey, some gorgeous glittery chipboard letters from Autumn Leaves (for the word cousins) my new Autumn Leaves Hand Drawn Typewriter alphabet stamps, Rusty Pickle Acetate and some Rhonna Farrer Scribbles stickers.
I have more uploading to do tonight for the website but I have a headache and would much rather sit and faff about with a layout I want to get finished... we'll see how quickly I can get the new products on!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

No I Haven't Fallen Off The Face Of The Earth!

Blogger has been doing funny things to me and not letting me log in and post. Touch wood it seems to be sorted so I have lots to catch up on!

The Sound Of Music was GREAT! We followed the Maria TV show and loved Connie best so I was glad she won. However she has been poorly recently and we prepared ourselves to see her understudy - West End understudies are usually pretty good anyway so I knew we would be in for a treat! When we got there we got a lovely surprise as it was in fact Connie playing Maria and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Well actually, I did have a little problem with the child in front of me whose parents thought it was ok to let their son, who looked about 8 so old enough to know better, stand up periodically and completely block my view. I know it is hard when you are in the Upper Circle and can't see perfectly but there were a large number of children in the audience who all had a great time and stayed seated so it did annoy me that I sat behind the child who wanted to stand up all the time. Oh well, didn't let it spoil my evening though.
Last Sunday we went to Hoveton for a Scrapbooking event, it was nice to spend the day catching up with some familiar faces, Nicki was there teaching and Annette came by with Rose who is looking VERY grown up and as usually completely gorgeous! We took some new stock to Hoveton and I have been putting it on the site over the last couple of days. I am loving all the new stuff we have got in. 7 Gypsies releases are always yummy but aswell we have just had in some lush stuff from Maya Road, some Autumn Leaves goodies which I want all of and there is even more on the way!
I have just about finished a couple of layouts I had on the go so I will post them when they are finished.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ooohhh Excited

Been a rubbish blogger - I have been doing things and I do have a layout to post and photos to post but I only have a minute.

We (Elizabeth, Rebecca, My Auntie and I) are off to see The Sound Of Music tonight. I have no idea if Connie ever made it back after her illness caused her to have time off but I am sure it will be great whoever is playing Maria.

The Hills Are Alive.................................... (Yeah ok, I will stop singing now - it's best for all concerned especially my neighbours.)

Oh and also, I get to stop at Artbase on the way to buy a few bits of loveliness aswell!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Playing With My New Lens

Although I mostly use my camera for photographing people and events I often go to the zoo as it is right on our doorstep. One of the lovely things about our zoo is that the animals have got decent sized enclosures which is great for the animals but I was finding with the 18-70mm lens I have on the camera I couldn't get close enough. So I did a bit of research and got myself a new lens. I got the Sigma 70-300 f4.5-5.3 APO DG Macro I got it at Jessops but had a magazine with an advert where they agreed to price match any camera of lens in the magazine so I got it at the Warehouse express price which was good!
Anyway, I had a little play with the lens and for the money I am quite happy with it. It will need to be tripod mounted for the longer end which I expected but I also had a little play with it's macro function which was an added extra.

I got this shot which I quite like of a wasp on the pear blossom in our garden. Anyone who knows me knows I hate wasps but I didn't have to get too close!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby

Ok actually just Stella Ruby by Basic Grey. Our Design Team worked with the newest Basic Grey releases last month and luckily for me there were a few sheets of each collection left over so I have been playing with Stella Ruby. Izzys Boat Coat (a few posts down) had a little bit of one of the Stella Ruby papers on it and this layout has a lot more plus a little bit of Winnies Walls by SEI!!

The buttons are Nostalgiques by Rebecca Sowerand the green heart is K&Co from the Hearts and Stars pack.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Just Playing

I finished my Inchies! Woo Hoo - they are just drying and waiting to go and while I was doing that I decided I fancied playing a bit more with paint and ink and modge podge so I made a little set of ATC's - they won't set the world on fire but I enjoyed making them and found it quite theraputic to make something just because I wanted to! I borrowed the phrase from a Heidi Swapp Overlay because it seemed like a nice little saying and I wanted to use my new clock stamp I bought in California.

I have a background made for another set so I might make some more this evening if I get time.
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