Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sub zero

Of course, having just had the hottest two days of the year so far, it's totally inappropriate to have a blog post entitled Sub Zero, but having made a layout for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, it was only right and proper that I should make a layout to show the other part of my surprise day out in London with Rachel.  She had arranged for us to have cocktails at the Ice Bar in London and I had lots of photos to choose from.  I knew that this was an ideal project to do in the morning at the crop on Saturday when we are free to work on our own layouts before the class in the afternoon.  I chose 3 photos and browsed the internet for layouts using a trio of pictures.  Then I gathered all the papers etc that I wanted to use and promptly forgot to print off any of the sketches I had found.  It wasn't the only thing I forgot that day.  I managed to leave my cutting board and guillotine at home too.  Yes, they are kind of important parts of a scrapbooking day - funny how the obvious things somehow get overlooked.  Maybe I was just overexcited about the thoughts of those cupcakes ...
Anyhow this is the layout I came up with
 
 
One of the snowflakes may, or may not, be covering up a tiny bit of cupcake icing that accidentally got dropped on the cardstock. 
 
Whilst there I got to see the start of Karen's contribution to Cate's Baby Shower that Deb is hosting at the end of this month.  Needless to say that having seen how beautifully hers is already, it is making me seriously reconsider what I was planning to do! 
Coco and I are off to a one-to-one dog training class tomorrow where I am being trained to be brave enough to let her off the lead.  She's a bit of an escape artist if anyone leaves the front door open and I need to know how to get her to come back - quickly and reliably.  It seems to be a family trait, my son used to be one of those kids who would head for the hills as soon as you let go of his hand.  I sat him down one day and said to him 'now what would you do if you got so far ahead of me that when you stopped and turned round, you couldn't find me?  Wouldn't you be worried?' to which he replied 'I don't have to worry Mum, you love me so much you would always come and find me'  There was no answer to that was there? 

9 comments:

Abi said...

Such lovely photos- it must have been so much fun! I laughed at your sons comment. How perseptive and sweet of him! Let's hope coco is slightly more obedient though!

Amy said...

No!

Love your layout Deb - the colours pop off the page.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love your comment about the snowflake and the cupcake icing!
Rinda

Sian said...

I like the idea of holding onto a little bit of cupcake icing as a souvenir :) It makes the page even more special.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Very cool! Great looking page!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Fabulous LO of an amazing day out...I'd love to visit the Ice Bar! LOL at your cupcake icing embellishment!! A lovely memory of your son...& enjoy that doggy training session, I'm sure Coco will!! :D

Sandie said...

That's a lovely page, Debs, and I love your sons faith in you as a loving mother!

Sarah said...

Love the colours! And fab photos too, with an equally lovely story. Sometimes, they really make your heart squeeze!

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