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.
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…
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!! :)