Friday 28 September 2007

SW - Shopping

I'm not a serious shopper normally but when it comes to scrapbook shopping I can't help myself! So when I read the theme for SW this week was shopping I knew what type of shopping had a special place in my heart.

I had these fun, colourful photos of the Scrapland stall at Scrap-a-ganza earlier in the year and teamed them with the equally funky papers.

Although this was an ultra quick LO by my standards (finished in 1 night) I was really pleased with the result. I hope you like it too.

Tuesday 25 September 2007

My Bedroom....for Jill

My sister Jill has been demanding I show some photos of the apartment, so this is for you Jill ;-)

BTW - anyone looking at this is never invited to my house, as it will probably never be this tidy again as long as I live here!

The bedroom furniture was delivered last night, and it was so wonderful to sleep in a bed I can't tell you. Tonight I got to play house with all the lovely bedclothes I'd bought ;-)

A little note of thanks to everyone for all the recent messages on my blog. I normally love surfing your blogs but haven't been getting around them as much recently as I'd like. I promise I will catch up on you all real soon.

auds xxx

Friday 21 September 2007

SW - Going Dotty

Jackie set a really fun theme for ScrapWest this week - 'Going Dotty' .

I was a bit late submitting mine as things are hectic this week. But when I saw the theme I knew immediately what I had to do!

The first week in my new apartment was very disconcerting - as best as I can describe it I felt dislocated. The home I have known for 6 years was empty and eerie, yet my new home was bare and unwelcoming.

Having become obsessed with finding just the right coffee, tea and sugar cannisters, I finally found them that first week in my new home. I knew immediately I had to have them and bring them home, with this personal touch I knew I would be making it mine!

Monday 17 September 2007

Behind the Camera

This is the final run up to Mums birthday and of course crafting time and space is seriously disrupted! Although the book I am making isn't quite finished, I have decided to leave some space for photos for her to chose herself.

My sister, Carol sent on this photo of Mum and Dad with Carol and hubby Alun in London. I had asked Carol to chose an image and personalise it with some background and this story is quite fun.

The journaling reads: "Mum was thrilled when Green Gartside of Scritti Politti offered to take her photo outside the George in Hackney" & "He was equally thrilled that she knew and liked so many of his songs".

Friday 14 September 2007

ScrapWest ...Catch Up

My theme for ScrapWest this week was "Seven Deadly Sins - pick one".

I was a bit nervous that it was a strange choice and no-one would join in, but I was thrilled when I saw what the other Westies came up with ;-)

Other good news for ScrapWest is the very talented scrapper (and my very good friend) Kate Walsh has joined the team. Welcome aboard Kate!

Here is my effort for this week.....

But please check out the rest of the work over on ScrapWest.

I wasn't able to post last weeks SW effort as my PC was moving house, so belatedly here I am going back to school ;-)

This LO is a lot 'messier' than normal for me, but I was pleased that I stepped out of my comfort zone and hand wrote the title and the journaling, and I like the fact that it really does feel like it was torn straight from a copy book ;-)

Wednesday 12 September 2007

Quick Update

We moved into the new apartment over the weekend. So at the moment life is somewhat chaotic. In actual fact things are progressing very quickly, but I'm exhausted from all the hard labour ;-) And I wonder if I will ever get everything put away! We are still waiting on the bedroom furniture, but thankfully we have a mattress to sleep on for now ;-)

I've received some wonderful cards from some of my lovely crafty friends which I want to share with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Thank you so much Eva, Sabrina, Linda, Jackie and Jan.

Friday 7 September 2007

And the Winner Is....

I put a kit up for grabs last week as part of the ScrapWest Blog Inspiration week!

And I'm thrilled to announce the winner is...


I hope you like it!