Saturday, August 11, 2007


tablets are good...
but if I don't make much sense you will know why!
interestingly I first spasmed not long after uteeing some chipboard letters. by the evening (thanks to the happy pills) I felt well enough to think about crafting in front of the telly. Picked up the letters and 5 minutes later - WHAM! spasm number two - do you think the letters don't want to be used?

So what to catch up on?
We have the kids back! Looking grown up (and greasy in terms of the boys)

We met in Wootton Bassett which is almost exactly half way between Swansea and Upminster. mum and Dad were off to Chester to the Eisteddfod - the Welsh annual cultural festival, taking place nearby (in Wales though obviously!)
they are such complete stars - and also were full of praise for the kids too which is always lovely to hear.

SO my Daring Card this week was actually done early - just as well as it turns out
This weeks Dare is set by Tracie (Bondgirl) and is titled Photo Finish.... This week I want you to make a card for any occasion but it must include a photograph somewhere! The photo subject can be people, items, locations, flowers, absolutely anything so get snapping. Dont forget to check copyright if you are using someone elses photographs in your art work
I used a photo I took last summer. I took two of this butterfly in quick succession and thanks to the rather lovely auto function on my camera - both turned out beautifully.
I did wonder what paper to use that wouldn't detract from the photo but once more those Basic Grey 6x6 pads turned up trumps. these papers are Perhaps and I am in awe of the way that the green mat is almost the exact shade of the green in the photo. It's the little things that please me! the sentiment is safmat over some of the photo that I trimmed down. I think this would also make a good sympathy card (different sentiment obviously!) and as it is my image I can use it over and over!

I also made the penultimate page for my Scotland 2006 album.
Now I just bought the perfect papers for this page. I bought a white/black/grey pad. I shared it with Kathy, Susan and Anita. Could I find the paper? No. SO this is Christina Cole papers but they are good too.
Black Bazzill cut 8x8.
The bottom is cut in a scallop.
Some cow print ribbon from an old kit (its stopped now - sob!)
hand cut arrow
punched circles from left over Bazzill
Cow? is American Crafts thickersjournalling written using a sharpie pen
Auntie Sarahs bloomers
small brads are Bazzill I think
large brads are from my scrapbooking castle prize from the Just Bex forum.
I'm going to give the last page a try tonight from the sofa - I won't let the UTEE beat me!
We will be spending some time creating more memories so I will see you in a while


Lynne said...

OOuchee - poor back.
Hopefully the utee will not cause any further spasms.
Your dare card is gorgeous, that photo is amazing.

Love the coo LO ..... lol!!!
It's amazing what you can do with a piccy of some coo's and a dash of Lyth .... x

take care of that back.

Hazel said...

Oh Lythan, you know that I am praying for your back to ease in time for you to feel better to go away. As one who has to constantly take the tablets I know what it's like (and I have to be nagged by John to get off the computer because too long here isn't good). Believe it or not the spasm is a way of protecting your back from further harm. Take care xxx

Unknown said...

I just love these layouts.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

You poor thing, hope your back's better soon - I have the same problem so I know exactly how you feel. Love the challenge card - what a stunning photo!

Kathy said...

ohhhh Lyth, doesn't sound like your back is getting better in a hurry - at least you've got the whole family back now to do all the running around....
Love your card, that photo is beautiful and the papers you've used are just perfect.

Great LO too

oh, and don't you look like your mum?

Rika said...

Beautiful work!

artfulstampin said...

Just popped over to say there's some candy on my blog...

Lynne said...

Checkout my Blog on your return, you've been nominated for an award .... :D

Paula said...

Just catching up with all your posts - don't you look like your mum? And I agree that you don't look old enough to have a 15 year old.