Sunday, 15 May 2011

May-be my most productive crop

Well I was a busy little bee at the Eclectic Keepsakes crop yesterday, I came home with four new layouts completed.  Yes – FOUR!  But before we get onto that, let’s start with the important business of the day.  Cupcakes.  What do you think of when you think of and English summer’s day?  Strawberries and cream right?  Well the sun was shining – it’s almost summer and the cupcakes did not disappoint

may cupcake Karen had dipped into her encyclopaedia of cupcakes and came up with this.  The sponge had a tropical twist to it, but the topping was pure English flavours.  Now, I don’t know if we should have been taking the hint that we were all a bit too chatty, because as soon as we got that little strawberry bonbon in our mouths, we were silenced with the delicious chewiness of it. 

I photographed it while working on the first layout I had decided on

cousins These are my sister’s grandchildren and the photo was taken at Easter when the eldest and youngest were both sporting the ‘only got one front tooth’ look.  Then I started work on a layout using some photos we took when my son was home from uni at Easter.  It was a Friday night and our daughter said ‘It’s the end of the week, let’s go to Pizza Express for dinner’  We don’t often go out as a foursome nowadays so that definitely needed documenting:

pizza exp After that is was lunchtime and in between that and the afternoon class, I managed to get this page done

skype This photo was taken when a group of us took part in a webcam chat on Skype in March, I hadn’t made a page for it and as it was a momentous occasion, it needed to be recorded for posterity.  And so on to the main business of the day.  Karen Cole had designed us a beautiful layout based on paper with hot air balloons on it.  balloon

Now, before I go, I do not want to tell tales on anyone BUT, Karen had sent us lovely detailed instructions on what we needed to bring.  Three small photos – all the same, two in black and white and one in colour.  I had to tell Denise off as she had not come prepared and spent valuable crop time trying hard to find 3 suitable photos ;-)  And still hers ended up looking better than mine grrrrr………

17 comments:

Karen said...

So glad you enjoyed the cupcakes. 4 pages - I am impressed and love your one with the little children. I managed the total of two layouts, Karen's one and one other AND I stayed until 8pm!

Ruth said...

Looks as though you had a good day. I love the LO ~ what gorgeous paper!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

:o) Four layouts?!?! Awesome! And as always, the cupcake looks delicious. {And I love that you created a layout of the photo of you and Denise during our Skype call!} xo

Denise said...

you will be pleased to know that my injury is much better today- and I'm very impressed that you manages 4 pages - good titles too :-))

Gem's Crafts said...

It looks like you had a very successful scrapping day - and you made some lovely LO's :)

Sian said...

Injury?? Will I find out more if I head over Denise's way?

I've said it before and I'll say it again- sounds like the perfect crop to me! Four lovely layouts is a fab work rate

Alison said...

Cupcakes AND scrapping..what a fab way to spend a day...and your LOs are great!
Alison xx

Amy said...

I always love to see your take and Karen's take on the crops each month - love the layouts and the cakes are super cute .. as always!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love all of these! I especially like the skype one. I cropped today, too! It's fun to be back in the swing of scrapping.
Rinda

Jimjams said...

Well done on all that creativity - and the cake looks yummy.

WendyB said...

Sounds like a fab crop, love ALL the layouts and that cupcake. Isn't it nice when you suddenly have all the kids back together :-)

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a very productive day....the pages look great....as does the cupcake!!

Coley said...

Glad you had a great day and your class LO looked amazing BTW!

Beverly said...

FOUR!!!! Wow, congrats and they look great, as does the cupcake...yummo!

Rachel B said...

The crop sounds really amazing and I love your layouts Deb :)

Cheryl said...

Looks like you had fun and what a fab LO x

alexa said...

That's an impressive day's work! Especially after nibbling on cupcakes which always send me to sleep :). Love these great LOs - especially the circular one with the balloons.