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
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
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:
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.
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………