Friday, 3 June 2011

The Only Way Is Up!!!

But First…a blessing!! One that came my way earlier this week…

Shimelle had blogged about a Charity she feels strongly about…’Because I Am A Girl’ you can read all about it HERE. She asked for all our support in spreading the word & for 24 hours donated 100% of her class sales to said charity.

growup Mel of ‘I Speak Melsh’ fame decided to offer one of Shimelle’s classes as a giveaway on her blog & I was lucky enough to be selected by the random selector thingy & so have a brand spanking new ‘When I Grow Up’ class all ready & waiting for me when I get back from my holiday!!  Even better news is that in that 24 hour period Shimelle raised £1200 for ‘Because I Am A Girl’ & you can read all about that HERE!  Thank you Mel for that opportunity & for your generosity.

8 'Up' FS2S Challenge Now, back to ‘UP’…

…this is the movie poster which is the inspiration for the June Challenge over at ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’

…the added criteria are  a) to use clouds  b) to use balloons/hot air balloon(s) & c) to use/make a 3D embellishment.

I loved this film & as it was a Disney/Pixar movie I decided to keep the cartoon feel. I took further inspiration from a LO featured in the Pencil Lines Sketch book & this is how my LO ended ‘up’…

Riding High   
The photo is of Alex looking ‘up’ whilst riding the London Eye on St Valentines Day 2008…so long overdue for scrapping!! I had fun with paint & a piece of punched plastic…lots of pop-dots to create a 3D effect & so many bits & bobs that have been languishing in my stash for far too long!! It felt good to get them onto a page!!

So why not join in with us this month? There are already some awesome DT submissions up for your perusal & some gorgeous prizes up for grabs this month too! Go check it out now & tell Shazza I sent you!!!

Devils Food It’s now only three days till I head off to Majorca!! It looks as if you might be getting a heat wave here in the UK while I’m away, so I’m hoping it doesn’t rain over there!!! I’ve been steadily getting the house all in order, cupboards stocked etc…there’s an apple crumble in the freezer & I even baked a cake yesterday, thinking it would last through the weekend. But no!!! Nathan had a friend for a sleepover last night & by the time I got back from my trip to Tesco this afternoon every last crumb had been devoured!!! Not even a single white chocolate button left! So much for that idea!!

As well  as the house, I’ve been trying to keep up with what’s going on in the garden. The roses have gone mad, the Aquilegia have excelled themselves & don’t get me started on the Jasmines!!!

New DawnRampant Mix   




Rampant Rector






The sweet peas are showing promise & I’ve planted up pots with Busy Lizzies for a bit of colour. Now all I have to do is hope that the boys remember to water everything for me while I’m away or it could all just be brown & crispy when I get back!!

Cats Sleep Anywhere Finally…can anyone explain to me why… when there is a whole King sized bed at a cats disposal, does he see fit to curl up on my laptop cover?!!!

He’s obviously a Cath Kidston fan!!!


Thanks for dropping by & I hope the sun is shining where you are…have an awesome weekend! :)


Beverly said...

Congrats on winning Mel's giveaway. Your take on the UP poster is awesome!! Love it :) have a great vacay with the girls!

karen said...

Congratulations for winning the class.I love it when that happens,it's always so unexpected.Hope you have a great time on your hols.Avoid any steps,insects or anything else out to get you this time.

Sian said...

Well done on winning the class - and didn't Shimelle raise an amazing sum? Wow.

Your layout is of course as lovely as usual - I love the clouds and all the dimension you manged to get on there!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow!!! This is one of my favorite layouts, yet!! Every little detail is DELIGHTFUL!
As far as the cat...they are funny creatures. When my Sara was little, our cat used to LOVE to curl up inside her small dollhouse! : )
Take care,
Mary Lou

Denise said...

I love the layout Sandi, you have used the colours so effectively- really strong and vibrant.My dog always manages to lay right smack bang in the middle of a blanket screwed up or soemthinglike that just like your cat ! Have a fab holiday x