Saturday, 27 November 2010
This is my first ever attempt at anything off the page and although it took alot of messing around, I actually quite enjoyed it and am pleased with the finished product. Although with the amount it cost me to make (and I haven't even filled it with chocolates yet!) I could have bought everyone I know an advent calendar!!
Saturday, 20 November 2010
This is a photo of Louise & I taken down in Plymouth on my 3rd going away party from Wrigley. It coincided with the national fireworks championships so after dinner we all went down by the Hoe and watched the fireworks display.
Ok so with Christmas just around the corner I decided I should get some of my 2008 Christmas photos scrapped! It is a family tradition that in the morning we take Digger down to the beach for a walk and play. Then we go back home for Christmas lunch, presents and of course...Digger's presents!
You may recall that my Dad & I went to Silverstone (and the heavens opened up!!) to drive an Aston Martin Vanquish. These are some of the photos of my laps. It was so much fun although the Aston Martin was not what I expected it would be to drive. I might need to re-think either my aspirations to be a racing car driver or my dream to own an Aston Martin!
This is Lorraine, Bridget and I attempting to be ladies at Ascot racecourse in the members VIP area! I would like to think that we pulled it off nicely.
This is Bridget sulking at the end of the day because it started to rain on our parade (theoretical parade, we were just standing listening to 80's music!) We did manage to get a smile out of her though!
What trip to Paris would be complete without a trip to Le Louvre to see the most mysterious lady to have ever been painted and the most beautiful to have ever been sculpted. The Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo are 2 precious artwords housed at Le Louvre amongst thousands more valuable pieces yet these 2 ladies draw the crowds every single day of the year.
This is a picture of Mum & I posing outside the doors to Moulin Rouge. We had been there the night before to watch the show which was my 2nd time to see the show but at least this time I knew what it was so was prepared for it. We had the dinner there before the show which was quite nice. I enjoyed the juggler and vantriliquist acts the best. I have never used feathers on a LO before however it seemed like the perfect embellishment for the showgirls theme of Moulin Rouge! I actually really like the texture and movement that they bring to it.
This is Sacre Coeur. It is the most amazing cathedral, inside and out! There has been someone praying constantly here for 150 years, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Truly remarkable. It sits high above Paris on Mt Martyr. The quote that I have put on the journalling tag is "Life is not measured by the number of breaths that we take but by the moments that take our breathe away" as this is just so true of this place.
Of the hundreds (and I mean HUNDREDS) of photos I took of the Eiffel Tower, it was hard to only choose 2 for my Paris album. I decided to do a day shot and a night shot.
You may or may not remember but I bought a Paris themed album in preparation for the many photos I would take whilst on holiday with my parents in Paris. Well...the album is still in shipment but that hasn't stopped me from making a start! This is going to be my cover page. I titled this page beautiful moments to remember in Paris because this photo is exactly that! We spent an hour sat in the warmth of the Summer evening at this location whilst my Dad played with his new camera so I started playing with the settings on my little hand held. It is amazing the difference that even the compact cameras can produce if you change the settings. I am going for a bit of a shabby chic look in this album so lots of embellies!
I don't know who coined the phrase "so much to do, so little time to do it in" but currently that feels all too true! Ever since moving back to Australia life has been hectic. I guess it is trying to come to terms with change, a new job, living back at home, commuting to work, no longer living with David. It all seems very strange. I guess that is why I took the step to buy loads of stash so that I could get a comfortable constant back in my life and carry on scrapbooking in a few stolen 30 minute breaks when I got home from work of an evening or during a weekend. I have completed loads of LO's and for some reason - am really happy with pretty much every single one of them (rare for me) So...here goes...I will upload lots of LO's that I have done in the past 3 weeks. I also have a few new pairs of shoes to show you and I am currently working on the kaisercraft advent calendar so might start taking pics of my progress of that too...grab yourself a cuppa and a biscuit as there is about to be alot to see!