Monday, 9 January 2017

Cherish Family Time Together

This is a LO that I did for the January week 1 challenge on UKS using one of the prompts from the Winter Snap Challenge - a hand addressed letter.


I scrapped my internet Sis Susan's annual Christmas card photo of her and husband John with their four lovely grandchildren.
I layered the photo on top of the envelope and some cardstock and added a hidden journaling card describing five of my current favourite things.
Spiced gingerbread, (baking);
The Island - Victoria Hislop (book);
Mosaic Mondays (the weekly photography meme that I host on my Normandy Life blog);
Sherlock (TV prog.with the amazing Benedict Cumberbatch)
and finally
Orlando Theme parks (we're planning a trip to Florida in July and there's so much to read about what to do and where to go)





Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Winter Snap Challenge!

Sue and Alison two wonderful ladies who do so much to keep us all scrapping and chatting over on the UK Scrappers website have come up with a great Winter challenge to get us thinking out of the box when taking photographs to scrap.
I enjoyed their Summer Snap Challenge last year and can't wait to get started on this list

The 1-20 list …
1. a clock at 12
2. green or red or gold
3. a shop window
4. winter trees
5. baking
6. shadows, reflections or a silhouette
7. lights
8. chocolate to eat or drink
9. a bridge
10. a cone
11. the holly and the ivy (one or both)
12. anything frozen, icy, glistening
13. lambs, snowdrops or any sign of spring
14. foot prints, crunching
15. bedtime
16. cosy socks or mittens or hats or scarves
17. a hand-addressed letter
18. a house number the same as your birthday
19. a cobweb
20. a street busker, playing

And your A-D Substitutes list
A a favourite from Christmas
B film or book
C your handbag
D hands



selfie

In fact so keen am I that I've started already!!

#17. hand addressed letter

from my lovely friend Susan who lives in Dallas, TX. Her annual Christmas card of her and her husband John with their 4 gorgeous grandchildren.
Two shots of Fleur taken on a morning walk. Taking care of # 6 & 12.


3 more to cross off the list 

# 4. silver birch trees in our garden


#5. baking - spiced gingerbread (Hairy Bikers recipe)

#18. house number. it's my birthday!
I photographed this bridge in Port en Bessin after a great lunch of moules a la crème and frites.

# 9

On a weekend walk I spotted some fallen pine tree twigs and cones on the ground, casualties of the terrific gales and wintry weather we've experienced recently.

# 10
Back to update the list once again before the end of January. I've still a few to get yet but have until the end of next month to get them all.

#1. clock at 12.00
#13. signs of spring!

#14. Fleur's footprints in the sand


First week of February already gone by and a couple more to tick off the list.
# 16 -scarves

# 11  holly
Seven still to find, I think a busker might just be asking too much, I can  probably find a cobweb (!) and the rest should be doable in time.
Two of the final seven to add today.
Still missing lights, chocolate, bedtime, a cobweb and a busker!

#2 a gold cherub

#3 a shop window decorated for Valentine's Day
These last few are proving very tricky!
Yesterday, at lunch in Valognes, I managed to get two more.
Since there is no chance I'll find a busker I've gone with a substitute instead.

#8 - chocolate (mousse)

Substitute D - hands.
(The SP enjoyed a steak hache with a pepper sauce & frites)
The cobweb is a cheeky one because I took the photo on New Year's Eve, I hope I'll get away with it!

O.K. so today I went out and found that the hedge had been cobwebbed overnight!

# 19 - cobweb
and first thing this morning when I put the lights on in the downstairs loo I got # 7!

# 7 lights
Just # 15, bedtime to get and then I'm done!
Here it is at last my final snap to complete the Winter Snap Challenge!

# 15 - bedtime
listening to the Archers podcast!
My scrapbook layout featuring my selfie photo.
fini

Friday, 12 August 2016

UK Scrappers August Tag Swap. Theme - Nautical.


The theme for the August Tag Swap is Nautical, so I downloaded a drawing of a lighthouse by the sea which I resized before printing off..
To add to the look I distressed some Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper with chalk paint, then layered it onto a black Ranger tag and added a band of red and white cotton tape.
Next came a layer of corrugated paper on top of the tape followed by the lighthouse picture mounted onto lightweight dark blue cardstock.
A pink and white seashell picked up on a local beach, some rough twine as a hanger and voila!
Ship Ahoy!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Summer Snap Challenge 6 photo layout - AWAY.


One of the Summer Snap Challenges is create a page using at least 6 photos, so I gathered together some of my favourite snaps from our trip to the Dordogne last month and made this layout.



al fresco; ducks; umbrellas.


horse drawn vehicle; hats;
something that typifies your holiday destination
I've really enjoyed the SSC this summer and the way
I had to think outside the box to find the images.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Summer Snap Challenge

Sue and Alison are two ladies who work very hard over on the UK Scrappers website keeping everyone taking photos and then of course scrapping them.
Throughout the year they set many individual challenges and now, for July and August only, they have joined forces and come up with..........................
To score a whole bunch of points click here to see the full story.

Me and Mr. Latour-Marliac
creator of the hybrid water lilies which inspired Charles Monet's garden @ Giverny.

Here’s my 1-20 list …

1 vapour trails or clouds

wonderful clouds forming over Castelnaud

2 a horse drawn vehicle

Horse drawn cart spotted outside a Brocante in Eymet

3 flowers in bloom

a shady corner, Eymet

4 a summer job in the garden

strimming the potager borders on Bastille Day 2016

5 something typifying your holiday destination

blue shutters of Perigord

6 hats

hats on sale, Eymet

7 ice cream
ice cream parlour @ Beynac- Roque on the beautiful Dordogne river

8 kites or balloons - substitute C. G & T cake
9 bubbles

"come quickly I am tasting the stars!"
Dom Perignon (quote)

10 ducks, swans or seabirds

catching ducks, Eymet night market

11 summer sunrise or sunset

July 18th. 5. 43 am.
St. Marcouf du Rochy sunrise.

12 eating al fresco
guacamole tapas @ Andine
great Peruvian restaurant, Eymet night market

13 somewhere you would only visit when the sun shines - substitute E. just girls.
14 flags or bunting

outdoor church service in a tent, Trevieres Aug 7th.

15 summer shoes

my "go to" sandals this year

16 fruit growing, in the garden, on a tree, or in the hedgerow

All that was left of my golden raspberries
this morning after the birds had enjoyed them for breakfast

17 water
Chateau des Milandes, former home of Josephine Baker.

18 umbrellas

Castle tea shop & restaurant
Chateau des Milandes.

19 glasses


20 fete, fair or festival

fun fair, Trevieres, Aug 7th


A-E Substitutes list
A Play
B Anything in your favourite colour
C Something that made you smile

Gin and Tonic cake with strawberries & ice cream

D Friends
E Just girls or Just boys

two expectant heifers moved into the field next door yesterday
Finished, yay!!