Friday, 9 March 2012

Interesting to hear from Jackie and Sandra that they have each read one of the authors from my previous post and like their work! Thanks for that ladies, I am really looking forward to reading them now! Can't decide whether to keep them for our break away to the Isle of Wight or to dive into them now!

Spent this afternoon waiting for my new washing machine to be delivered, only to be told at 4pm that the shop had ordered the wrong one and they can't now deliver it until Monday - grrr! We had such trouble last weekend with Comet and trying to buy a new machine that we had decided to shop in a little local shop as we had received good service from them in the past. All I can say is that at least they will deliver after I get home from work on Monday so Penny hasn't got to deal with it and I haven't got to take time off!

So, whilst I was waiting I had a crafty play. My Gottacraft February kit had been sitting on my desk for a few weeks now, so I decided to get down and get crafting and came up with these two layouts, both based on Becky Fleck sketches.
I added some crystals from my stash, but apart from that just used the kit for this layout.
On this layout I dug out some pink flowers I had and some pearls and added them, but the rest is the kit (oh, there is a small bit of ribbon which came out of a t-shirt!). Although the papers were pink they actually toned quite well with my red dress in real life, although they don't look so good together in this photo! I had a go at using some splattering, but it looked awful, so covered it up with the flower top right!

This weekend I don't think I'm going to get much time for crafting as we have a big family party to celebrate my Mum's birthday. Ben is coming home with Rachel either tonight or tomorrow (they haven't made up their minds yet!) and then we are all going out for a meal - 12 of us - and then back to my sister's for a cup of tea and slice of the birthday cake Penny is making. However, it is going to give me lots of photos to scrap!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.


Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the colors in here. The red/pink with the grey is very nice.

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely colours....and love all the circles on the first one.
I think you should just dive in!!!!

Sandra said...

Oh I LOVE these, how gorgeous.

Have a lovely weekend enjoy yourselves

Carrie Rosalind said...

Great layouts! I love those pearls you've used in the center of the flowers, but I always forget to use them in my artwork. This has inspired me to pull them out and use them for something! Thanks! :)

Clare said...

Great to see you've made a start with the kit. The colour combinations work really well together.

Alison said...

Love the pearls and the butterflies in the centres of the flowers! Hope the Birthday celebration went well
Alison xx

Karen said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! I'm a fan of the colors you used on these layouts, too.

Gail said...

They both look great. Love the pearls in the flowers. I'll have to remember that one.