Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Mama-Razzi2 and Weymouth!

I have been absent a while again as we have had a lot going on here, including maybe some very big changes in our lives!  But anyway first off is a quick layout I did using the new Mama-razzi2!

This was done for the layout formula on the Bo Bunny blog which is where you use a limited supply list for your layout and the list is as follows...

1 piece of cardstock
3 pieces of patterned paper
1 sticker sheet
1 other embellishment set of your choice

This is my layout which is Kieran's first camera that he got for his 6th birthday so of course the photos were just perfect for Mama-razzi2!

This is what I had left over from my supply list.

One of the things we have been busy with was a trip to Weymouth.  Although it was still really cold it is amazing what a difference heading South makes in the temperature and we even had sunshine!!  Of course no matter how cold we could not keep the kids out of the water!

 They did lots of skipping stones!

Walked around and saw some of the sights on the beachfront...

                                                    The kids also went on a Donkey ride

We were literally right on the beachfront and this was the view from our hotel window and wow I would love to wake up to this every morning!  These two photos were actually taken by Christopher and I am so impressed! :)

Anyway that is me for the night I am shattered so will have to get around to doing some blog visiting tomorrow night!

Sunday, 13 January 2013


I am just sharing some layouts from an article I did on using glitter on your scrapbook pages for issue 65 of the Scrapbook Magazine.  These were all done using glitter and glue applicators from Glitter Perfect which makes detailed glitter application really easy!  I even have one of the layouts really small on the cover, on the last one it was only my hand from one of the step by step photos lol!  The other little layout next to mine is another member from the Bo Bunny design team Mireille!

These were all done using Bo Bunny Country Garden.  For this first layout of my Mom and Dad I edged the photos with glitter...

 I also edged some of the petals and stamens with glitter.

 Lastly I covered some chipboard butterflies, dragonflies and some wooden words in glitter.

 I love this photo of my grandparents that I used on the next layout!

 To do the glittered title I printed my word out on a piece of cardstock in a light grey then used a superfine nozzle to apply the glue before adding the glitter

 I also added glitter to paint to give more texture to my bricks.

 This last layout is me and Paul when Kieran was only about a year old and we were still living in South Africa (hence the sunshine!)  The giant cat was my cat and his name was Skunk, both his parents were actually Siamese cats but he came out black and we had to have him!  We had another snow white cat Al who is not in the photo, I really need to scrapbook them sometime as they were definitely our first babies! :)
 I used the glitter to make a frame for my photo using double sided tape.  I started by cutting a frame from cardstock and then covering in double sided tape.  I then used an edge punch on some strips of cardstock and stuck them onto the frame before covering it in glitter and making sure it was all pressed down.  Once that was done I removed the punched strips and covered the rest of the frame in a contrasting glitter.
I also highlighted parts of the pages like the butterflies with glitter.

Have you seen all of the new Bo Bunny releases?  I am so excited, especially for the Misc. Me stuff and the stamps...well I am just in seventh heaven, I just LOVE stamps and background/texture stamps are my favourite!  There are still a few hours left to leave some comments on the Bo Bunny Blog for a chance to win some of the gorgeous new lines!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Card Challenge, Meeting Helen and a Song!

Happy New Year to all my lovely bloggy friends!  I hope your new year has been great so far and that you all have a wonderful, happy year ahead of you all!

Well it has been lovely having some down time around here but things are starting to go back to normal.  Paul has gone back to work, the kids are back to school on Monday and that means we have to go school shoe shopping today as my youngest tends to wear holes through his school shoes every 4 months or so.  I haven't the faintest idea how he manages it but he always does so we are going to try some new brands this time!  I suppose that means I also have to get all the school uniforms out to iron, it was so nice just hanging them in the cupboard without having to iron them! :)

This is my card for the Bo Bunny card challenge this month.  I set the challenge and decided to set it as having around 70% white space as white space is definitely something I love but have lots of issues leaving!  I used Love Letters for my card, just getting in early with the Valentines card! If you want to take part in this months challenge to win some yummy Bo Bunny goodies then head over to this post.

I was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to get to meet up with Helen Tilbury who was over in the UK on holiday.  I was supposed to meet up with her on our trip to South Africa in August but didn't manage it so I was so glad to get another chance and she is as wonderful in real life as she comes across on her blog!

Ha ha, I don't know why I am doing a deer in the headlights, probably just having to have my photo taken as of course like most scrapbookers I usually avoid it! 

Anyway I will finish off with another one of my current favourite songs.  It is not that often that I love a song the first time I hear it, it normally takes a couple of listens but I loved this song by Taylor Swift immediately and I adore the video!