Sunday, 15 May 2011

This might be a long one!!

Wow I cant believe its been so long since I blogged! Life taking over and all that... but here I am with LOADS to share!!!
Its been a long few weeks with ups & downs but the Ralph girls always bounce back!!

Ok so here's what I have to share;
- some layouts; finally!!!
- some cute pics
- the story of our family circle journal craft club!!!

So layouts first.....

This is one I've wanted to do for ages; 2 very special people no longer with us & missed every single day...., this layout took me days & days!!!

 not a great photo for some reason, a couple of closeups;

And another layout; this is using the lush new BoBunny papers;

I just love this photo of Tig, she looks so naturally happy :) and love all the bits on these papers that I can chop into!!! Pretty colours too!!! I added some Prima lace, prima flower & some A line flowers sprayed with teal mica mist.

Couple of close ups:

 a third layout....

I'm really pleased with this one.... it took ages!!! I used Tim Holtz masks, lots of mists, made the cogs from cardboard (using the masks as a template); I inked them with Rangers distress inks... I did try to use UTEE but think my embossing pad must be a bit dry as when I heated the UTEE with my heat gun it blew all over the kitchen worktop & melted there instead of on the cogs!!!

I think I will be using these papers a lot...Bobunny timepiece.... LUSH!!!!!
couple more closeups:

So many layouts!!! Well for me 3 is a lot!!!

Here are a couple of cute pics Ive taken lately;

3 little girls very excited and tired after an afternoon crafting!!!

Maddy is an odd child.... she found some of my old pop socks.... yes i have some i'm afraid!!! |& wore them as stockings on the trampoline!!! Not sure if I think this is horrid or cute but funny all the same!!!

Finally we started a family circle journal yesterday Mads, Tigs, Mum, my gorgeous niece Alisha & I.... but its more than a CJ... its a family saturday crop... a time for the girls to spend time together... a time for me to craft with mum (a massive rarity!!!) and a time for Alisha to have some girly time away from her two stinky (just kidding boys :) I love you both!!! ) brothers !!!

We made our covers & the girls did their front pages..... I really did have the best time & hope the girls did too! Here's our efforts...

Mum's as always was fab but I think Tiggy might pose some competition as she get older... check this out... she did this on her own & she is FIVE!!!!

Cool eh?

It was Alisha's first attempt at scrapping & I think she loved it!!! Bring on more family crafting!!!

There you have it.... told you this was a long one....

Hope you've had a fab weekend
C xxxx