Monday, 20 September 2010

A bit of a makeover…

After eighteen months of blogging, I decided it was time for a bit of a change!

It has only taken me a week of getting to grips with digital layering to create the header, but try as I might I cannot re-jig this template into three columns!!

So I’ve had a ruthless clearout & cut back on a lot of bits & bobs & made do with just two! I’m quite pleased with the end result, although while attempting to change the colours of my international counter, I lost the widget altogether!!! But at least I’ve still got my original visitor counter intact…the colours will just have to stay as they are!!

I’ve a couple of LO’s to share…the Crafty Stash crop resumed yesterday, & although very cold in the venue it was lovely to see everyone…I was just glad I had on my Ugg boots & had grabbed a scarf on my way out ‘just in case’!!!

The kit was for two LO’s, designed by Stephanie Garbutt using Websters PP’s & involved a LOT of fussy cutting! I will admit to omitting a lot of that for the first LO, which turned out like this…

I mounted it onto the green CS when I got home…I get annoyed at how shaped LO’s don’t sit right in the album!!!….& I’m afraid the second kit LO was just TOO fussy for me, so I rebelled completely & did my own thing!  Apart from the bunting & lanterns, mine looks nothing like the original!!

Turning Teen 
Thanks so much for stopping by…For me, it’s time for bed now, after a cold & blustery day! I hope you’ve had a good weekend & come back soon! : )


Deb said...

Gorgeous layouts (as usual) and I love the new blog look! Well done! xo

karen said...

Great new look.Can we loose the music as well.I have to always have my sound down,in case your blog turns up.I HATE the music.
I am still trying to make my blog header,God knows why anyone does digital scrapping.It stinks.

scrappyjacky said...

Love the make over,Sandi....and the colour of your blog is great.Karen's comment is interesting...I rarely turn sound on on my didn't even realize you had music!!
Love that second LO...though it looks like there was a lot of fussy cutting just on the pieces you chose to do!

Denise said...

Love the new look, it's very fresh and the layouts from the crop look great, shame- it doesn't seem that the Welwyn crop is happening any more. I love cutting,this would have been right up my street!

Sian said...

Sandi, I love your new look! It's really fantastic. I'm getting a blog makeover too, but I'm not good enough to do it myself - I had to get help!

Your layouts are beautiful - don't know what the original of the second one was like, but I like it just the way it is.

Jocelyn said...

Well....I adore the new easy on the eyes to read!!!! The colors are perfect and I love the pic of you sweet friend!!!

The Lo's are awesome and I love the idea of putting the round LO on the green paper....they do not sit straight in albums!!!

The second LO turned out adorable!!! LOVE!!!!!!

Wishing you a great week!!!

humel said...

Oh, I love the new look! :-) And gorgeous layouts, too - I know what you mean about shaped layouts not sitting straight though! xx

Sandra said...

oh my word, such beautiful layouts .. I think the second one is my fav, it's stunning.