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Thursday, 13 October 2011


DS2's 19th birthday - homemade pizza and birthday cake :-) Karen reminded him to take the ribbon off the cake carefully so I could use it for scrapping, so he fiddled around for ages trying to get the knot undone but eventually had to cut the ribbon in two. Then he discovered that the ribbon wasn't tied under the cake at all, but just lifted straight off !!!!

Timepiece papers again and I took inspiration from the paper for the title, robo-cutting the Roman numerals XIX - took a lot of trial and error to find the right font, until Sy suggested Times New Roman! Duh! Journalling is on Safmat.
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011


It's rare that we get a visit from DS2 now he has moved away, so I seized this opportunity last year for some photos of my two boys. They co-operated willingly ..... for a while :-)

The papers are from my favourite "Timepiece" collection from Bo Bunny, just a simple arrangement of three x 6" sheets over one of the 12" ones. I used a couple of the sticker borders from the collection pack too, the scallop and the circle chain. The title and gears are robo-cut and I stamped a journalling box.
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Spot the Difference

We seem to have taken a lot of pictures of DS1's hair in 2010! He went for a haircut and was quite happy to pose for before and after shots :-)

Quite plain and simple, this one, but I took a long time fidlding around getting everything how I wanted! The background paper is from Rayher, the stripey one is from stash - maybe K&Co? - the brown lattice paper is Prima. I robo-cut the title and numbers (font: Bendable) and used an inverted corner punch for the photos and mats.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Blond Moment & Simple Homemade magazine

Somehow a ray of sunshine managed to sneak in through the window while I was taking the photograph of this LO! This is the last photo of DS1 with blond hair - he changed it back to brown shortly afterwards, with some fetching red streaks :-)

The papers are from Rayher, I cut into them slighly to tuck the photo under the spiky circles. The small circles are chipboard covered with embossed metal. I die-cut the border and journalling box using Nesties and the title is robo-cut. Some lace, crystal flourishes, pearls and a little doodling were supposed to complete the page, but it needed a little something else, so I stamped some small flourishes which had come free with the copy of Simply Homemade magazine I had bought the day before.

The magazine itself was very good and I have got several ideas from it, but I have to say I was not too impressed with the stamps - they have almost no cling and fall off the backing sheet at the drop of a hat .... I have already lost one under my desk! I certainly wouldn't pay the £9.99 they are supposedly worth, according to the cover blurb!
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