Saturday, 1 October 2011

Normal service is resumed

Turns out my mojo hadn't left home completely, it was waiting for me in Cambridge!  Went to a fab new crop today and had a lovely, crafty time with new friends and old.
We were using papers from Echo Park Happy Days and what  fab layouts Ifa had designed for us.  This was the first one, and what you can't see is that there is embossing on the paper too.  This was new for me, I'd heard tales of embossing powder and heat guns but had never dabbled before.  I was so impressed!  I suspect this may be going on my Christmas list.
The second one was just as good

and gave me the excuse to use some photos of my daughter's puppy.  The little stripey part next to the yellow tag is an envelope with tickets inside.  Again, I've never made an envelope before - I know, who'd have thought I'd led such a sheltered life? The last part of the day was good fun.  Everyone was asked to make up a page kit which Ifa collected in and then handed out randomly.  So you then got to make a page using papers from someone else's stash.  I was tremendously lucky and received a bag of goodies that had been compiled by Mel over at  ATrip Down Memory Lane.  She could not have chosen better papers for me and I loved everything in the bag,  but then of course the dilemma, how best to use such lovely papers and embellishments ....

How beautiful is that metalwork flower?  And a bit of bling to work with too - I was one very happy scrapper! 
I've got an evening to myself tonight, daughter no longer living at home, son out with girlfriend, husband in the New Forest on a walking weekend with a group of friends.  So it will be just me, a glass or two of wine and Strictly Come Dancing ... what more could a girl want?

9 comments:

Tracy said...

Great layouts, look like a fun day.

Sandra said...

Lovely layouts, goodness you were productive

Cheri said...

Great layouts - hope you thoroughly enjoyed your evening alone!

Karen said...

Lovely layouts Deb and that puppy is just soooooooo cute.

Hilary J said...

Really pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself, Deb. I love your layouts. It's always amazing how different they end up when we're all using the same stash!

humel said...

I was looking at Denise's layouts just now, it's lovely to see yours too :) They're just as pretty! I'm jealous of your crops....!

Alison said...

So glad you enjoyed your new crop Deb...and love your LOs..sounds as though it was a lot of fun!
Alison xx

Beverly said...

Hope you had a very realxing weekend! Love the new header :)

Gem's Crafts said...

It sounds like you had a fab day at your crop, and I love your LO's, the puppy is so cute :)