Monday, 31 October 2011

My Little Flower Girl

Some of my friends who follow my blog will know that this weekend we've been to a very special wedding. On Friday my niece was married and Lara was her flower girl / bridesmaid.

I don't feel it's my place to post too many of the wedding photos online but I'm posting a few of Lara so you can see what a sweetie she looked.

This photo was taken in the church as the bride and groom were signing the register. There were 6 bridesmaids in all including two flower girls.

Here she is outside the church. It was a gloriously sunny day (really lucky for this time of the year) but in case it was a little chilly the little girls had cute little sequined cardigans to wear.

Here she is minus the cardigan waiting to shower the bride and groom in rose petal confetti. The confetti had all been hand made using rose petals collected (and dried) from family gardens and bouquets people had received over the months leading up to the wedding.

And finally, here's a photo of Lara on the double decker London bus which transported all the guests too and from the reception venue/church. I love this photo - so dreamy.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Scrapology October Card Challenge

This month, Sue Roberts (AKA Doogle007) challenged the team on Scrapology to use eyelets on their cards.

Although I own quite a few eyelets they are not something that I use very much in my crafting - either on scrapbook layouts of cards, so it was indeed a challenge to come up with a card which incorporated them in an imaginative way.

After two attempts I came up with this card using some very old papers from the BasicGrey 'Colour Me Silly' collection which was released in 2006 (wow 5 years ago!!!) and has now been retired.

I decided to accentuate the circles on the frogs bodies with eyelets and also added some wobble eyes. I layered the frogs on 3D foam to add some depth and also machine stitched round the outside of the card.

Before making the frog card I had a go at a card using a digital stamp called 'Ladybug Flower Tower' from Pink Cat Studios.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and then accentuated the spots on the ladybirds with eyelets as well as adding eyelets to the corners of the image. The papers were from a DCWV 'Scrapbook Kit in a Stack - All Occasion'.

Do have a look at the rest of the team's card on Scrapology and if you have a go yourself at making a card incorporating eyelets you could be in with a chance of winning a whole heap of eyelets kindly supplied by Anita.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Scrapology October Layout Challenge - B is for Borders

On Scrapology this month the theme of our challenge is 'B is for Borders'.

The team chose to take inspiration from a layout by Georgia K Keays and I had so much fun creating my layout. I love Georgia's style and the colours in my choice of photos meant I also chose similar papers to those that Georgia used in her original layout. I decided to rotate the layout as it better suited the portrait photos I used.

Over the summer I developed a taste for homemade still lemonade and Lara was happy to make a jug of the drink for me each week. My layout documents this.

For my layout I used cardstock from Bazzill (black and white), patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket (Blue), Crate Paper (Yellow) and October Afternoon (Text), Leaves and title cut on the Craft Robo, Flat Backed Pearls from Quixotic Paperie, Paper Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and crochet doilies which I bought many years ago whilst on holiday on one of the Greek Islands.

Here is Georgia's stunning original layout.

And the sketch drawn by our own Lynn.

Hop on over the Scrapology to see all the team layouts and then why not create your own layout based on the sketch (and using borders).