Monday 10 November 2008

Au Revoir...

Hope that your Monday wasn't too taxing :)
Here's my latest LO - a response to the UKS November Week 1 Challenge from the Bijoux Belles - thank you ladies!
They set a challenge to produce a french-themed LO, using a french title, red white and blue, the sketch provided, and - naturellement! - some bling!
On a personal level its a rather bittersweet LO, as its of the only family holiday we had. My parents separated 3 years before this, but felt it was important for them to both be there as we visited Disneyland Paris (which I've saved for a separate LO) and spent the next day in Paris itself.  What also isn't evident from the photos is that I was either on crutches or in a wheelchair for the whole trip, after cracking my hip ice-skating in Swansea (so glamorous, lol)
All comments are appreciated, I'd love to hear what you think!
Off to cook tea now,
Leanne x

Sunday 9 November 2008

Hanging Around...

Here's my latest LO - inspired by the latest Indigo Mill UKS Challenge - 'no glue' - I knew I had the perfect photo to complement the theme, and a lovely metal alpha that I'd never gotten around to using and which came in very handy.
This is DS1 all over; we joke about DH taking 'long cuts' (he'd rather go the long way and take 10 mins than sit in traffic for 5!) but if ever there was an awkward path, indeterminate route, or just a chance to deviate from the norm in ANY way, DS1 would find it, no question - and if there isn't such a way he'd make one!
I was working on the second lacing method, but have been distracted by the weekly challenge and making the memorial butterflies in this post, so will hopefully get it on here soon.
Here's to a great week for everyone!
Leanne x

Thursday 6 November 2008

Moving pictures...

Will it do images on the move too, I wonder?

On the road again...

Just checking that my mobile blogger works!
Leanne x ~ Sent from iPhone

Beyond Measure...

My first November LO, completed at the North West Warrington Crop last Sunday.
This portrait was taken at nursery a good few months back, an I felt that it was too clinical for kids, and was crying out to be all dirty around the edges - like a real child!
The card is Bazzill Dotted Swiss, and the net circle was a scrap I've been trying to use up for a long time when I realised it echoed the dotty pattern! The colours were chosen to echo the clothing my two angels were wearing, and the journalling reflects what I see in their eyes when I look at this photograph.
All comments appreciated, thank you for taking the time :)
Leanne x

The Butterfly Effect...

Morning all - I've just read a very touching blog entry and wanted to help spread the news amongst the crafting community; 1,500,000 children died during the Holocaust and, in an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is looking to collect 1.5 million handmade butterflies (more details on their website, here).
Whether you're a cardmaker, scrapper, or any other form of arty or crafty sort, please take the time to join in with this if you can - Dan99 has even put together templates for print and die-cutting systems, whoch you can download free from his blog.
If you're not sure about sending off your entries, check out this thread on UKS, where a discussion was recently underway about a centralised mailing plan.
Love and blessings for all angels who got their wings early,
Leanne x

Wednesday 5 November 2008

The start of something beautiful...

So... resolved to actually using this blog, seeing how the URL is paid for and all!
I'm actually quite excited as I'm about to order some new products, including felt borders, the new Tim Holtz Stickles with a 'matt' finish, and what I feel is going to be the next big thing in scrapbooking - lacing.
Inspired by the latest Indigo Mill UKS Challenge - 'no glue' - I think that lacing is the way forward, both in terms of texture and ways to attach embellishments and photographs to the base page.
I've been busy on two different ways of doing this, and will be posting the results by Saturday night at the latest, so check back if you want to see what I've been up to!
Leanne x