Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Four is Better Than None!…

The deadline for the Dixie Pieces NSD Crop has passed & out of the twelve challenges posted, I managed to complete four!!! I had planned to do all of them over the week, but as so often happens, life got in the way! Still…I’m pleased with those I did do & they were…

A sketch challenge…7May2010 001

…featuring Alex & his friend Aimee, enjoying the ball pit on a visit to Gulliver's Land last summer.

An ‘Out of Season’ challenge…

Out for Publication Badge 1

…I chose a Christmas photo that has been begging to be scrapped for too long but I’ve been procrastinating! The main reason being that we lost my Father-in-Law to a heart attack just weeks into the New Year 2007. It was quite an emotional project, even now, but I’m so glad to have done it.

Next up…A Recipe challenge…

8May2010 011 …to use 1-Stitching  2-Chipboard  3-Rub-Ons  4-ATC  5-Purple!! Now I don’t do’ ATC’s but my good friend Hilary had recently given me a gift of some blank ATC cards & envelopes. I also don’t often reach for anything purple but  a recent crop kit was full of the stuff, so I had quite a few scraps & after a rummage came up with some buttons & Thickers too! The photo is of Alex, aged two, tucking into a McDonalds Happy Meal…yes I know, what a bad Mother I am, feeding him junk!!!! But…at that time he ate anything I gave him & Lee & I had a Saturday McDonalds ‘habit’!!! Nowadays he won’t touch a burger…& neither do I !!

Finally, a challenge to use Bunting…or as they call it in the US ‘Banners’…

10May2010 004…I did a partial scrap lift from a LO I recently saw in Shimelle’s April crop Party ‘Bunting Challenge’ thread… by ‘reward’… more ‘vintage’ photo’s, this time the boys at Willows Farm in 2002. When we lived in Hertfordshire we had a season ticket to this wonderful place & we spent many a happy day there!!

So, with my LO’s, Challenge setting & game participation I have a few entries into the draw for the prize package…now we just have to wait until the 14th for the winner to be announced!…& while I would have liked to have submitted more, I guess that at least I got a third done & sometimes other things just have to take priority over scrap time!

Which brings me around neatly to saying that I won’t be posting for a little while. With four weeks to go until Chicago I just have to get the house into shape! So all of those little jobs I’ve been putting to one side are to be brought up to date & the garden needs seriously disciplining too. I am planning this week, from here on in, to be head down with NO INTERNET distraction!!! I just know I will feel happier when I have no loose ends nagging at my conscience & then I can turn my attention to holiday packing!!!

Oh & it’s the Crafty Stash crop at Tempsford this Saturday, so I won’t be totally deprived of scrappiness!

Have a great week everyone & I’ll catch up with you all next week! Thanks for dropping by! :)

6 comments:

Sian said...

Good luck with all your organising..it's scary just how much time can be saved when you decide to step away from the computer!!

Beautiful layouts, as always. I think the out-of-season one might be my favourite.

scrappyjacky said...

Some great layouts...just love the first and last ones.

Louise said...

Fantastic lo's love the brightness of the first and last layout.

humel said...

Oh my, Sandi - these layouts are *gorgeous!* Enjoy your break, I hope you get lots done and feel on top of things xx

Anna said...

Best of luck with the sorting and organising Sandi. Only 4 weeks? How exciting! :)
Gorgeous LOs as always - and I'm reminded, looking at the first one, of the time we took Laura to Gulliver's Land and she almost drowned in the ball pit! Completely disappeared into a sea of multicoloured plastic spheres and didn't get up again ... Frightened the life out of me!

Jocelyn said...

Love all the goodies...OH my....each of them is just stunning..I love the one with the BURGER!!! That pic is awesome!!!

Oh boy....Chicago is getting close!!!! So excited to have you coming to the States!!

Have a great one sweet friend!!!