Sunday, 12 April 2015

Doctor Who

When we on holiday in Wales last April (can't believe that is a year ago now!) we took a day to travel to Cardiff and visit the Doctor Who Experience.  This was mainly a treat for Penny as she is a huge Doctor Who fan.
However, it was a great experience which all four of us enjoyed! It started with a 'walk through' where we went on a mission with The Doctor and 'travelled' in the tardis. We even got to use the controls!
After the walk through there were two parts to the exhibition. Downstairs there were mannequins of all the Doctors in their costumes as well as two or three versions of the tardis and display cases showing things like the sonic screwdriver (if you have never watched this programme you will now be completely mistified!). There were also mannequins of the Doctors' assistants.
Upstairs consisted mainly of other characters who had appeared and of course lots of the 'baddies'. 
This display made us chuckle as Hugh does love his Punch and Judy!
We must have spent a good two to three hours there and it was really good value for money. I have watched recent series of the programme with Penny, and both Hugh and I watched it when we were children so it made sense to us. Ben had never seen an episode but at the end admitted that although he thought he was going to be bored he really enjoyed it too. For Penny it was the highlight of the holiday!

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Using my kits

I recently received an email from Quirky Kits Ideas Blog and just loved the layout which was being shown. You can see the layout here on the blog here.

I had received my latest kit from Noel Mignon and in it was some Distress Ink. I immediately thought of that and how I could use it to scraplift the above layout.

It was only when I had finished the layout and went to put it in my album that I realised I had already scrapped a very similar photo from that walk with almost identical wording! Oh well, I had great fun creating it!
And so I decided to create another page, this time from an earlier kit and using photos I KNEW I hadn't scrapped before from our trip to Wales last year.
I had kept the tickets from the railway journey for just on the year and I was so glad that I managed to find them to put on this layout!
So, after a few weeks of no scrapbooking I am making quite a dent in my stash as I am on HOLIDAY for a week! Really enjoying some time for me and taking it easy.

Monday, 6 April 2015

A scraplift challenge

Amanda, from Amanda's Scrapbook Pages, posted a scraplift challenge both on her blog and on the Facebook page we are both in, For the Love of Pretty Paper.

Her original layout is this one:

I decided to scraplift just one side of the layout and came up with this layout:
I have scraplifted the four quadrants of patterned paper, but when I chose the photos I wanted the rest of the scraplift sort of went out of the window! However, I really enjoyed creating this and it was great to have Amanda's page as a starting to point. I don't think my layout would have turned out like this if I hadn't started off doing a scraplift.
I enjoyed doing some fussy cutting, punching butterflies, glittering up some wooden butterflies and using a load of stickers and papers I had from Websters Pages.

So thank you Amanda! I really enjoyed myself this afternoon!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Five faves for March

Inspired by Jo, here are my five favourite photos for March. I didn't seem to take many this month, so it wasn't too hard to chose! However, they all have a story to tell and I am looking forward to scrapping them.
Penny's last day working for me. Sad times, but she has done a great job and kept me sane whilst we waited to recruit a permanent member of staff!

Comic Relief Day at work and wearing our pyjamas to raise money.

Hairdressing appointment and having my hair coloured at the hairdressers for the first time in 7 years!

And these two photos will be scrapped together - Mother's Day - cards and gifts from my two wonderful children and then Penny all dressed up to go out wearing heels and being MUCH taller than me!

I've got a week's holiday starting on Easter Friday and so I am looking forward to having lots of scrapping time and getting these scrapped!

Monday, 30 March 2015

Scrapping my five favourites from February

And so quickly, before the month ends, here are my layouts using my five favourite photos off my phone for February.

Loved this 'I am' paper which was in one of my Noel Mignon kits. Also loved fussy cutting all the flowers out to create the embellishment cluster.

Saw a sketch using a circle and as I had this paper with pre-printed circles on decided to go with it! Loved piling on the embellishments here!

And my last layout uses two photos as they really go together! The stamps from the latest Noel Mignon kit were really apt for Penny's chosen profession!

I am really enjoying scrapping my favourite photos from my phone each month! Do come back later this week to see which photos I have chosen from my March batch.