Thursday, 27 July 2017

Summer Snap Challenge 2017

The Senior Partner and I had such a great time ticking things off the 2017 Summer Snap Challenge list, whilst on holiday in Florida.
Here's the scavenger list, plus alternatives:-

1 a dome
2 a hanging basket
3 something sticky
4 something smaller than your thumb
5 a set of three
6 anything noisy
7 on a bench
8 an apple
9 an object you would never part with
10 a street sign beginning with the letter S
11 a reflection other than in a mirror
12 stitches
13 something tall
14 anything containing the letter Z
15 feathers
16 peace and quiet
17 something with a tail
18 a wall
19 two wheels
20 something surprising!

And your A-D Substitutes list
A a new frock
B a summer celebration
C the colour yellow
D a menu

dome, hanging basket, sticky

set of 3, bench, apple

never part with, street sign beginning with S, reflection

stitches, something tall, letter Z

peace & quiet, feathers, something with tail
wall, surprise

subs list:
menu, new dress, colour yellow.

The group shot of the me, DH, my sister Kathryn, her DH, sons Nick & Alex & Alex's girlfriend Kim was taken by a Disney photographer and the one of me & the salted caramel double chocolate ice cream sundae taken at Disney Springs, WDW, Orlando which I think Alex took.

Thanks Sue for all your hard work in organising another great photo challenge and scrap booking aide memoire.

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


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.