Sunday, 19 June 2011

Getting Back Into Routine!…

I must admit I almost feel like I’m still on holiday!! Apart from the housework that is!! But…once I regained control in that area & Lee headed off for his extended Golf weekend, I decided that some serious scrapping time was in order! So on Friday I opened my Dixie Pieces July kit…Yum!! Obviously I can’t share what I got up to with that just yet, but suffice to say I’ve had great fun with it so far!!

Then, yesterday I decided to take up the challenge thrown down by Karen Findlay over at Soul Scrappers. I was lucky enough to be one of the first 20 to respond & was sent a kit of scrappy embellishments with which to complete the challenge.

SSQ8 1

The theme for this Quest is ‘Nautical’ & the idea is to use all of the above in your project & add anything else you like! There are also chances to earn extra points along the way for added criteria.  So this is what I came up with…

SSQ8 2
Alex in June 2009 on the ferry between Dover & Calais…it was an extremely blustery day but he spent the entire crossing on deck, enjoying the motion of the ship & having his breath literally taken away at every turn!!

I managed to incorporate every last item sent in the kit…in fact I was amazed at how easily they were swallowed up in this LO!! I had a go at another ‘page burst’..a square one this time & pleated, rather than rolled my cut pieces. I embossed the metal star to add a bit of texture & used one of the DSPP scraps to cover my chip alpha’s. The only thing I’m not happy about is my handwriting on the stamped tag, but then I never am!!

Today has gone much in the same vein…house tidied…crock pot on with a casserole for this evening meal…cake baked for dessert (well it is Fathers Day after all!) & I’m having some more ‘ME’ time at my scrap desk & PC!! Lee will be home later this evening & I’ll be required to listen to a hole-by-hole account of the tournament, so I should sleep well tonight!!!! 

Can I just mention my good friend Karen…if you’ve not already read about it on her blog HERE…had the awful experience of being burgled last Friday!! Do pop over & leave her some love…she seems to be taking it all in her stride but you can never have too much moral support!!!

Thanks for stopping by & I hope all those Fathers out there are being thoroughly spoiled today!! :)


Sian said...

We love being out on the deck too - there's nothing like a bit of sea air for blowing the cobwebs away!

I love the page burst effect - that's another bit of inspiration you have given me, I'm going to give it a go soon. Thank you :)

humel said...

Oh, Sandi :) Your layouts are always so amazing, I love to look at them over and over to appreciate the details!

Sandra said...

Oh it's such an amazing layout

dj said...

Sandi, thanks playing along with not only the SSSQ challenge but for also including the

Last But Not Least Challenge

over at Your quest page fit so perfectly with my challenge....I love your style!!! What a great job you did with those pieces you were given!!

Jocelyn said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that did a Fabulous Job with it!!!

I have been much on our plate right now!!

Sounds like a great day....yummy I love cake!!

Wishing you a Fabulous week sweet friend....Thank you so much for all the love and support that you send to us!!!