Friday, 22 August 2014

More Storage

I saw an Ikea box on the DoCrafts website that had been decorated with the Roald Dahl papers, and thought that these might be an ideal addition to my classroom for next year.

I picked up a set of the Ultimate Die-cut pack and the cute trims, along with the drawers themselves to make my child friendly storage.

After a coat of white emulsion paint I covered the whole box with various papers, choosing different ones for each drawer.

 I then added flat decoupage and a few trims and ribbons.  A final coat or two of matt varnish makes my furniture ready to withstand the wear of the coming year.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

School page

I have moved a few times during my teaching career to different schools, so friendships with many colleagues have sadly been and gone.  After 25 years in the profession it's inevitable I suppose, but sad nevertheless.

We went out at the end of the summer term to say goodbye to a teaching friend who has gone very far afield, and has started a new job in Thailand!

 I made this page to remember her and my friends at my current school for my 'Book of Me' and as part of the UK Scrappers Summer Challenge. 

I do have photos of other teaching friends who I have lost touch with over time, maybe I should make a page about them all... only question is, can I remember all their names?

Monday, 18 August 2014

You Wait Ages....

...for a double layout, and then two come along within a month!

 Earlier in the year I decided to have a new phone, and went for a smart phone... I know I am around 3 years behind the times, but I am middle aged you know;)

 Every day on holiday I took a photo using a weather App (Instaweatherpro.) Once I got home I had a record of our holiday with the dates, places and weather printed on each square photo.

 Great for a speedy, grid style scrapbook page or two to sum up the holiday.

The papers are by Teresa Collins, I cut out the block at the top and hinged it to put my journalling underneath.

It only occurred to me after making the layout that it's hybrid scrapping, and me a dyed-in-the-wool paper scrapper!  What is the world coming to?

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Holiday Memories

Another couple of weeks on the south coast resulted in a mountain of photographs to scrapbook, here a few of the ones I printed off:

Chiswell walled garden, Portland.

Katie taking a rest at Chesil Cove, Portland.

Dad in the sea, shows how warm it was this year!

 Budding photographer Max.

 Loom bands, all the rage!

One view at Portland Bill.

 Chalk heathland at Portland Bill

The Riviera Hotel, Bowleaze Cove.

RNLI lifeboat week, demonstration at Bowleaze Cove.

Katie under the gunerra at Upwey Gardens.

I can't remember when we had better weather, most of our time was on the beach so i took fewer photos than usual :)

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Results Day

A Level results that is, and Katie has got the grades to go to her second choice of University Aberystwyth. She will be studying physics and hopes to specialise later in astrophysics.

I made her a card to celebrate the occasion using a mix the Roald Dahl papers, and some space themed ones by October Afternoon.

The sentiment from the Fantastic Fox seemed appropriate :)

As did the golden ticket to a new stage in her life.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Project Life: May

The challenge for May's Project Life page was to include stamping.  Not too much of a challenge for me, as I stamp on every page!

 As our car was damaged back in may I looked for a series of car related stamps and found a cute set from Unity I have had knocking about for ages; perfect for this page!
I'm trying to include the weather photo on every month, and just had to include the chlakboard image advertising national Scrapbooking Day.

Friday, 8 August 2014

How Tall?

Harry came home from school a couple of weeks ago to find Mum and me in the garden tidying up.

We roped him in, and I even managed to get a couple of photos of him with his Grandma.

 Once I looked at them I was struck by how tall he is, especially in comparison to my Mum who is only 5 feet tall.

Papers are Teresa Collins Memorabilia, title is die cut, stars are punched using X Cut palm punches.

Shame I couldn't get Harry to smile :)