Thursday, 29 January 2009

Where the heck did January go???

So the new year's resolution to blog more didn't quite work out then?! I can't believe that it's almost the end of January already. I have had a productive month however, scrap wise if nothing else ;)

Last weekend a UKS friend (Lis) and I went to The Living Rainforest for a photo shoot. I nearly didn't take my camera but I'm so glad that I did. The photos were stunning and I couldn't wait to scrap them. The first I fired off pretty quickly using a Pencil Lines sketch from a while back. The second was in response to Shimelle's 'Scrap like you mean it' challenge on UKS, in which she provided a sketch for us to work from. I was really pleased with how both of them worked out.

This week's challenge on UKS was set by Blooming Pages. We had to scrap an animal for 10 points, use stitching for 10 pts and use black, red or yellow for 10 pts. I had a fabulous photo of Connor after his face painting last week. The perfect paper I had used for my sister's cat LO that I gave her framed last year. I still had some odd bits left though so I cut out the paw prints and stuck them around the edge. The hardest part was incorporating stitching on what was a fairly simple design. I spent ages stitching around the letter 'C' but it just looked stupid so in the end I settled for two stitches to hold the 'C' in place in the title!! Almost a cheat but not quite.

The other two pieces I've been working on this week are the pre-crop challenge that is based on
as our inspiration and the LO for the Scrap Sisters challenge on the 16th February. Don't want to unveil either of them just yet though so watch this space.

This weekend I have a CJ to get ready for posting on Monday and various pieces that are in my head at the moment, just calling out to be put to paper!

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