Friday, 25 October 2013

top of the Rock

I have SO many photos from New York to scrap that it may take me years. We went to New York on our honeymoon , in a time before I scrapped, and I haven't got round to scrapping those either.

Last time we went  we went up the Empire State Building at night and the World Trade Centre tower. this time we decided to go up to the top pf the Rockefeller Plaza which has the added benefit of a good view of the Empire State  building.

I used bakers twine and some punched out leftover dots to mark out and label the key sights on the photo, including Times Square, the new World Trade Centre tower and the Statue of Liberty.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Mad science

This LO is for my design team at Scrap it with a Song, however we are not scrapping a song this time around. instead we are using the movie poster from the Nightmare Before Christmas as our inspiration.

I used the big swirl on the poster and the colours to make a LO about my two sons and their friend doing science experiment at the Science Museum Nemo in Amsterdam.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013


this LO is for the design team at Child's Play. The challenge this week is the board game Risk.

i took the idea of the maps and stamped a map onto four squares of different paper which I layered up onto a map paper with planes. this was perfect for the photo I took on the plane on the way to New York. We were flying business class because it was a special award trip and I had four windows all to myself. Four. Although you can only see three in the photo!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

scrapping with non scrappy supplies #7 map again

I know I have already used a map in my non scrappy supplies LOs but I wanted to use this one differently. On our last day in New York we visited MOMA and then took the subway down to the Seaport Area. this is the map of the walk we took that afternoon before we went to the airport.
1. Subway stop
2. Pier 17
3. Pearl Diner for lunch ( Pastrami snadwich on rye for me. Philly cheesesteak for my husband)
4. across to Broadway
5. Past the International Culinary centre where we had lunch the day before
6. across to Washington square- ice cream sandwich
7. up to Union Square
8. Back down Broadway to the next Subway stop

Monday, 21 October 2013

scrapping with non scrappy supplies #6 business card

(sorry if you read this bit yesterday)
I have had a little bit of a scrappy blogging nightmare over recent days. OUr main PC died on me, just shut itself down and refused to start up again. I had internet access on my Ipad, and I had my laptop from work, i had a working camera as well but without the PC i had no way of getting my pictures off the SD card and into blogger. My lap top doesn't have an SD card slot, so I have been unable to continue with my planned schedule of non scrappy supplies.

while we were in New York we visited the branch of the Magnolia Bakery that is in Bloomingdales. I initially thought about scrapping with the bag ( below) but it was just wrong, to thick, too big or too small depending on how i thought about using it. so instead on this LO I used one of the business cards I picked up in the shop.
the LO is about my choice of cup cake- peanut butter and jelly.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

NYC breakfast

I have had a little bit of a scrappy blogging nightmare over recent days. OUr main PC died on me, just shut itself down and refused to start up again. I had internet access on my Ipad, and I had my laptop from work, i had a working camera as well but without the PC i had no way of getting my pictures off the SD card and into blogger. My lap top doesn't have an SD card slot, so I have been unable to continue with my planned schedule of non scrappy supplies.

this LO is for the sketch challenge at Sarah's cards.
we have recently got back from a trip to New York and on two days we were able to have  buffet breakfast  in the hotel organised by the company ( we were there because my husband had won an award)
these were my two favourite bits of the breakfast and of course I had both- on both days.
there was a bagel bar so I had to have bagels with cream cheese, salmon, onion and capers.
I also loved the french toast with vanilla bean sauce and fresh fruit. YUM.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Scrapping with unscrappy supplies, #5 tickets

while we were in New York recently we went to the New York Yankees to watch a game. i've used a picture of the game in progress and our evening meals. i've also added in our tickets.
for any of you that know about baseball we were there on "bobblehead night" when the free bobblehaeds of Mariano Rivera were due to be given out on the gate and they didn't turn up. when we left the queue to pick them up contained thousands of people and snaked half way round the stadium and all the way from the top level down to the bottom.

Friday, 11 October 2013

non scrappy supplies #4- leaflets

when we visited MOMA while in New York my husbandwas horrified to see me pick up the maps in every single language they had. they looked so pretty in rainbow order that i couldn't resist them.

there is no problem with taking pictures in the gallery so this is one of my husband walking on one of the pieces of art. He gets really annoyed about art like this, paving slabs on the gallery floor. so when he saw the sign "please feel free to walk on the art work" he was only to happy to oblige

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Lullaby by the Cure

I made these two LOS for the DT at Scrap it With a Song. The inspiration is from a song that I love but is quite trivky to scrap. its by the Cure and its called Lullaby.

I chose the line candy stripe legs as my inspiration- the song has lots about the spiderman so on the first i made a web out of bakers twine. Nancy in the ppicture has stripy legs for her halloween costume.
this second is also inspired by the candystripe legs. this time i used a picture of an actual spider. i took the photo through our window as this spider was spinning its web across the pane of glass.
the title is candy srtipe leg8. i had run out of s on my stickers so i substituted an 8. normally i would have colured it in a little bit so it looked like a s but with it being a spider, with eight legs, i decided to leave the title as it was.

non scrappy supplies#3 bingo

 i bought these bingo game tickets in Holland- they come in massive packs and a variety of different colours
i used one on this LO
the photo is of the GE building ( Rocerfeller Plaza) in New York taken from the window of the MOMA art gallery.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

non scrappy supplies #2 note book

This was one of those block note things to stick by the phone that I bought in Ikea. They had them in a range of colours but I went for blue. Below you can see how I used it on a LO.
This LO has lot of bits of scrap strip layered together at the bottom. The photo is Stanley on the way to our summer holiday. He is wearing the knotted hankie that he got for free at the Ashes Cricket match he went to in Manchester.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Scrapping with unscrappy supplies #1 maps

Ok. So another week another theme on the blog. This week I am looking at using non scrappy supplies on my LO. I'm not to bothered about things being acid fee etc. I just like thing to be pretty .

When we visited Alnwick Garden in the summer we were given these beautiful maps of the garden, drawn and on thick matt paper, not thin shiny stuff like you often get at an attraction. This had to he incorporated into a LO.

The photo is from the walled, ornamental garden that you can see at the top of the map.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Ombré week 7 brown

Ha ha. I forgot to post yesterday. This started as a brown ombré strip across the bottom but I added more buts and labels so it doesn't quite look as it should. Still I'm quite happy with the effect.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Ombré week 6 yellow

For this one I punched a variety of squares and lined them up across the page. The phot is Nancy with her little cousin "sharing" a ride in one of those little rides at the supermarket. There is a little lightbulb paper clip on there that I bought at Wilkos.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Ombré week5 orange

With my orange ombré I made a pie chart type semi circle of bits of paper and then punched butterflies to sit on the semi circle and fly out of it as well

Friday, 4 October 2013

Ombré week 4 black grey

for this LO I used lots of strips of black and grey, where I did not have a long strip of a certain paper I just stcuk in a small square of the paper in the right kind of position. the photo id the bell on my bike. if you look closely you can see me reflected in the bell.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Ombré week green

I thought the shades of green went well with the mint choc chip ice cream ( as did the cheaper than therapy paper). We visit Northumberland for our holidays and there is a great ice cream parlour there called Morwick, it's based on their farm and you can see the cows that produce the milk for the ice cream. Yum. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ombre Week- #2 Barbie Girl

This LO is for my Ombré week but its also for the latest challenge at Child's play. The challenge this week is Barbie and my immediate thought was not to use the doll on the LO but instead use the photos I took of my Sister's Barbie Tattoos. She has two vintage style tattoos of Barbie on her legs.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Ombre week #1 blue

My latest theme is Ombré.  I may be a bit behind the times with this one but I thought it wold be a fun thing to try out. A few years ago there was a bit of a thing about paint chips and I thought I'd use up some of the stash that I collected then. I love these ones as they were picked up in a shop in Holland called Karwei. They also have stores in Belgium so the paint names are in French and Dutch.  Luckily I had a few of the same paint chip so I could spread them across the page.
I thought the blues colours looked great with the blue sky of the photo. I took this picture with Hipstamatic on our summer holiday.