Saturday, 8 February 2014

UKS Challenge: Feb Week 1

This week it is the turn of Sue, my team leader of our team The Bijoux Belles to set the challenge. Thank you Sue, I enjoyed it, especially the glittery element, I love glitter and don't use it nearly enough.


A few years ago, we had a couple of weeks where it felt as though everywhere in the country apart from the farthest south west had snow. The boys really wanted some so we scarpered out after school to find some on Exmoor; this was at Simonsbath.


I used paper and star embellies from Studio Calico Printshop! I distressed and layered up parts, used a MS punch and my fave Amy Tangerine alpha stamps with TH Rock Candy Stickles everywhere. It wasn't my finest stamping hour but never mind =)

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Project Life: Week Two

Here are the headlines:

1. Jen - working from bleary hour to darkly hour
2. Mum - learning how to fast
3. Lauren - dealing with bad news maturely
4. Louis - thinking about Options
5. Alex - nailing division sums

Photo Spread:
PL Week 2 Full Spread edited

PL LHS Week 2 


And in other news:

1. Thrilled with my new coat (seen below) from Fat Face, love their stuff. Thinking of one of these knits next.
This was me on the first morning of my run of earlies that I have written about in the spread. I don't know why I was smiling, it was 4:15am ;-)

2. The blog has had a bit of a makeover, I wanted to be able to do a photo collage for the banner so I took a class from Elsie & Elise.
I hope you like it. The plan is to update it seasonally as the paper snowflake is going to look a bit odd come midsummer ;) 
3. For a photo view challenge this year I am taking shots at Bicclescombe Park. I love this park, I prefer my outdoors as wild as possible but I enjoy a nice park too, this will hopefully encourage us down there. Predictably January's shots are stark, I like that it starts like that, to see the 'bones' of the landscape before it fluffs out and blooms and then fades away again.

Favourite bit about project life this week:
Using my new paper collection for this and the accompanying layouts. It's Studio Calico-Printshop! and it is pretty versatile so far. I have also completed up to the end of week 4 so only week 5 to do. That feels good. I still love the project and all the family have been in this evening to look at it as I was working on it. That is my favourite bit I think.