Friday, 12 August 2016

UK Scrappers August Tag Swap. Theme - Nautical.

The theme for the August Tag Swap is Nautical, so I downloaded a drawing of a lighthouse by the sea which I resized before printing off..
To add to the look I distressed some Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper with chalk paint, then layered it onto a black Ranger tag and added a band of red and white cotton tape.
Next came a layer of corrugated paper on top of the tape followed by the lighthouse picture mounted onto lightweight dark blue cardstock.
A pink and white seashell picked up on a local beach, some rough twine as a hanger and voila!
Ship Ahoy!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Summer Snap Challenge 6 photo layout - AWAY.

One of the Summer Snap Challenges is create a page using at least 6 photos, so I gathered together some of my favourite snaps from our trip to the Dordogne last month and made this layout.

al fresco; ducks; umbrellas.

horse drawn vehicle; hats;
something that typifies your holiday destination
I've really enjoyed the SSC this summer and the way
I had to think outside the box to find the images.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Summer Snap Challenge

Sue and Alison are two ladies who work very hard over on the UK Scrappers website keeping everyone taking photos and then of course scrapping them.
Throughout the year they set many individual challenges and now, for July and August only, they have joined forces and come up with..........................
To score a whole bunch of points click here to see the full story.

Me and Mr. Latour-Marliac
creator of the hybrid water lilies which inspired Charles Monet's garden @ Giverny.

Here’s my 1-20 list …

1 vapour trails or clouds

wonderful clouds forming over Castelnaud

2 a horse drawn vehicle

Horse drawn cart spotted outside a Brocante in Eymet

3 flowers in bloom

a shady corner, Eymet

4 a summer job in the garden

strimming the potager borders on Bastille Day 2016

5 something typifying your holiday destination

blue shutters of Perigord

6 hats

hats on sale, Eymet

7 ice cream
ice cream parlour @ Beynac- Roque on the beautiful Dordogne river

8 kites or balloons - substitute C. G & T cake
9 bubbles

"come quickly I am tasting the stars!"
Dom Perignon (quote)

10 ducks, swans or seabirds

catching ducks, Eymet night market

11 summer sunrise or sunset

July 18th. 5. 43 am.
St. Marcouf du Rochy sunrise.

12 eating al fresco
guacamole tapas @ Andine
great Peruvian restaurant, Eymet night market

13 somewhere you would only visit when the sun shines - substitute E. just girls.
14 flags or bunting

outdoor church service in a tent, Trevieres Aug 7th.

15 summer shoes

my "go to" sandals this year

16 fruit growing, in the garden, on a tree, or in the hedgerow

All that was left of my golden raspberries
this morning after the birds had enjoyed them for breakfast

17 water
Chateau des Milandes, former home of Josephine Baker.

18 umbrellas

Castle tea shop & restaurant
Chateau des Milandes.

19 glasses

20 fete, fair or festival

fun fair, Trevieres, Aug 7th

A-E Substitutes list
A Play
B Anything in your favourite colour
C Something that made you smile

Gin and Tonic cake with strawberries & ice cream

D Friends
E Just girls or Just boys

two expectant heifers moved into the field next door yesterday
Finished, yay!!

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Bloody Royal Mail or is La Poste to blame?

The tags I showed you in the previous blog seem to have gone astray between Normandy and UK.
The deadline for the May Tag Swap is fast approaching
 and just in case they don't arrive at Jill's house in time
 I quickly did three more tags this afternoon.

I'll take them to La Poste in Trevieres in the morning
(the previous tags went from St Clair sur Elle).

Trevieres is situated 20 kilometres closer to the English Channel,
perhaps that will make all the difference and they will save the day!

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Tag swap - May.

The theme for our tag swap this month is "no theme"!
The choice is ours and Jill has encouraged us to do whatever we like.
As I've mentioned before the main reason that I enjoying creating tags is the freedom it gives me to try new things like using gesso, gelatos and other mixed media processes that I wouldn't normally include on one of my scrapbooking layouts.
Let me say here and now I Love Pinterest!
I could (and do) spend ages looking at boards and pinning away, mainly recipes and scrapping inspiration.
For my tags this month I chose to include ideas inspired by about 3 or 4 of the tags on my board.

I used pages from an ancient French school book, scraps of antique lace and buttons still stitched to the original card, all picked up for centimes at a local flea market to create a monochromatic vintage d├ęcor.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Chinese Whisper Circle Journal - the Final Reveal.

Round 14 in our Chinese Whisper Circle Journal
was started by Ally who chose this colourful page as her inspiration.

Ally's scraplift
followed by Alison's
which went to Lynn
then on to Chrissie

Chrissie sent hers to Sheila.
Sheila sent hers to Karen
who sent this one to Fran

and the last one in the round
and the final one of the entire reveal
Elaine's lift looked like this.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Chinese Whisper Circle Journal, Round 13

This bright and colourful page is the one that Tracy chose as inspiration
for her part of the Chinese Whisper CJ.
Love the patchwork layers.

and this is her take on it
which she sent to Frances
gorgeous blues!
This one went to Sandra who kept the patchwork theme going
before sending to Lou.
Lou went more with layers than patchwork
I loved the LO from Lou,
especially the title and couldn't wait to lift it
still layering and still blues.
a framed vintage seaside page from Cynthia
went to Ally who introduced the Godparents.
and Alison ended the year with a nostalgic look back at
a Family @ Christmas and a layered patchwork theme!