Monday, August 06, 2007

Phew what a scorcher!

It has been lovely in this part of the world over the last few days. It has even been too hot to be in the conservatory. I have actually spent a few hours outside (mostly in the shade but hey!). The weekend has involved worship, card making club, crafty time and sorting out the boys room. 6 bin bags and a very sore back later and it is still a tip! I think it will be a work in progress for a while. Hywel has lost his DS and I keep hoping I will find it but so far no good. Which is a shame as it is a life saver on holiday.

I have suddenly realised that we go away next week and I haven't finished scrapping last years hols yet! So I did a quick double layout and now there is only room for two more pages and I know what they are going to be. But I also have oodles of other crafty projects to do as well! Never mind working and packing! I don't know that I will do another holiday album - I prefer to stick all my memories together in one book, jumbled up like - but we shall see! When it is done I will have completed two 8x8 albums (both extended) and 1 12x12 (unextendable alas) and be part way through another 12x12 and an 8.5x11. Not bad for a year - and someone who was never going to scrapbook as EVERYONE reminds me (well not the postman but then he doesn't know me very well)

The layout is fairly plain to let the pictures speak. I like to think of this as Ali Edwards style but that does sound a tad pretentious! The papers used are Scrapworks Ethan Kate Casuals which go well with nature photos I think (used them before that way!)
The letter stickers are Crate Paper Cowboy but the match is n'ae bad (just practicing for next week). The little letter stickers are from the QVC card and scrapbook kit in a box from last year - and I covered them with glitter glue. Just add some sticky ribbon - also stickled to death and some buttons with - yup - stickles underneath! finally some teeny, weeny bling.

We went to Mabie forest twice and it was so beautiful there. I have far more photos of it that I can scrap! including photos of some of the poems dotted around the woods too. Off for a bit more crafting before my back seizes up.

And - only one more full day without the children - I can't wait to see them!


Sylvie :) said...

Great pic and LO !! Love what you did .

Hazel said...

Love the LOs, Lythan - not bad for someone who was never going to scrap! lol! It'll be so good to see your children back (but all that hard work will start to be undone again!!)

Paula J Atkinson said...

Definately Ali E style
& not at all pretentious.
Love it.x

Hazel said...

It's me again - I've just nominated you for the Nice Matters Award - please have a look on my blog.

Kathy said...

These LOs are just beautiful - they really do invoke a feeling of tranquility

mum-on-the-run said...

Fabulous LO's Lythan, love the photos!!

Hope the DS turns up soon, I know only too well the mayhem that ensues without it :D