Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Black and white..........

sooooo need to change my blog layout......had the same one since 'pa fell off the bus' and me thinks its time for a re-vamp!!!  that said I will need to remember how I set it all up in the first place!!!  But at least I am back crafting......this is the layout I taught at the lovely Jess Enniscorthy workshop

I was scrapping my Beca's beloved teddy.....this wee Zebra has been her favourite teddy since she was a baby!  He is her constant companion and her comfort when she is sick or sad......its not often that he is abandoned but on this occasion she was learning to 'skate board' and he was left near by to watch.  I had to scrap him as he is a permanent fixture in our family :)

as he was black and white I opted for black and white theme with the papers, plus a little embossing on black cardstock for something a little different.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I can't believe that I haven't been blogging since February!!!!  Bold me......but then again I haven't been exactly crafting either!!!  For some reason life kept getting in the way.......hate that!!!  But am finally back in 'plays with paper' land and getting myself all inspired for the GBCE 

I have been admiring mini albums on the various blogs and forums and ordered a couple of kits for Crafty Queens and when they arrived in the post I was itching to get started.  The kits were jam packed with all manner of goodies from a canvas mini album to flowers, papers, masks and all manner of little trinkets!!!  I spent a week working on this album.......my first......and I am super-proud of the results.  The piccies are the few snaps I have of me and my sister as children......the problem with moving halfway around the planet is you have to leave so much behind......but these pictures remind me of love, laughter and........home