Thursday, 20 December 2012

tis the Season

there is a great "all play" challenge over at Scrap it with a song this week- all the design team have been invited to create a LO based around their favourite Christmas Carol ( well any old Christmas song will do)

I chose the line "Tis the Season " from Deck the Halls and used some of the foods in season at this time of the year that we love to eat in our family

Hope you can join us with your favourite carol

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Child's PLay Blog Hop

Welcome to my little stop on the Child's Play "what's under the Christmas tree "Blog Hop. you should have stopped here from Wendy's blog but if you got here by accident or you want to start from the beginning the master list is over on the Child's Play Blog. The Child's Play  design team are blogging and scrapping  about what's under the Christmas tree this year ( actually I'm cheating- mine is about what was under the Christmas tree last year)

So here it is - a Paper Jamz guitar

And here is the LO I made.

It's called "little Rock Star" and it shows Arthur  posing Rock star style with his Christmas present last year.

And your next fabulous stop is Chas over at Scrapin Lizards

n addition to the great projects, we also have a great prize for one lucky blog hopper:

Here's what you need to do to enter:
1-check out each blog along the hop and leave a comment so we know you were there!
2-post about the hop on your blog
3-link your post on our special "Blog Hop" linky in the sidebar by December 31st
4-BONUS!! Create a layout based on any of the DTs inspiration items and post that link for a second entry!!

And if you get lost along the way, we have handy little list of all the stops on the hop below!! Have fun, and Merry Christmas from all of us at Child's Play Challenges! 

What's Under the Christmas Tree Blog Hop Master List:

Sunday, 16 December 2012

circle around

This LO is typical of me and shows my complete lack of ability to just use one manufacturer on my LO. It started well, all the paper in the pie chart is from an AMerican crafts 6x6 pad but then I can't seem to just stick to that. there,s some October Afternoon, some Kaiser Kraft, some Crate Paper and a few other bits I cna't name.

The LO is for the latest challenge at Scrap OUr Stash which is Circle around in other words use circles in any way you want.

My LO is called "so very lovely Thumbelina" when we were away in France in JUne Nancy found a tiny dolls dress at the house we were staying so she put it on her thumb and drew a little face on to make her own thumbelina.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

step into christmas

Everything seems to get in the way of scrapbooking at the moment, work, Christmas, shopping, life in general so yet again I am very late

this LO is for Scrap it With a Songs latest Christmas based challenge- Step into Christmas by Elton John.

I just love the Christmas song's in the shops and this is one of my faves-  I chose a picture of Arthur sledging on Christmas Eve a couple of years ago as my picture- and the line "we can watch the snow fall forever and ever"

This was photo was from Christmas 2010- we weren't sure we were going to get back to the UK for Christmas because of the massive snow fall in Holland. We did but after a fraught journey and the children loved sledging down the hills in England ( not very easy in flat Holland) on a borrowed Old fashioned sledge

Sunday, 2 December 2012

LOndon 2012

This LO is for the latest challenge at From Screen to Scrap- As usual Shazza has a few requirements to fit with the movie poster 
this month it is
red card
and a family photo

I have to say most of that was easier said than done.
I don't have any red card ( so thank goodness for an old piece of American Crafts card that had a plain red background)
tearing came from strips of paper torn from a dictionary. I bought the dictionary from a second hand book sale with the sole purpose of ripping bits out to scrap with. Its a German/Portuguese dictionary so no use to me at all
and the family photo was the hardest of all to include
luckily i had this one and it fitted with the colour scheme. The whole LO is about the photo.
It was taken at the OLympic PArk in the summer- I was taking a picture of my husband and children in front of the stadium and a voice shouted " hey you can't do that" the Games Maker didn't actually mean I wasn't allowed to take a picture rather that I shouldn't be taking a picture without me in it. He insisted I hand over the camera and pose with my family rather than hiding behind the camera