Sunday, 28 June 2009

Robert @14

Finally photographed some of my recent layouts. This was Robert enjoying his carrot birthday cake back in May. He's a funny boy at times, here's me thinking I could get away with a brought chocolate cake from the supermarket, but oh no Robert has other ideas. He wanted carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, no problem, got out my Mary Berry Cake Book (the baking queen in my opinion) and it was finished in a flash. Finished it off with a sparkler as we sang happy birthday but I didn't know you had to have special indoor sparklers, so hoped that the grandparents couldn't notice the ash from the sparkler (what with the poor eyesight). Anyhow had fun glittering odd chipboard alphas (loving the glitterness but not the mess, look like I've been to a 70's disco night with it all stuck to my face). Used the Core Definitions Card stock for the first time, wasn't really that impressed with it. Maybe I need to be more rougher with it. Any suggestions let me know. Talking of letting me know, please feel free to leave kind comments. it would be nice to know I'm not blabbering to myself. Thanks.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Ooh Pretties!

Last half term we took a trip down to London to visit a few of our fave. shops............layouts to follow.
While we were there I wanted to track down a haberdashery shop, VV Rouleaux that's been talked about recently in various mags (SI) and fashion TV programmes (Gok)..... I luv Gok! Anyhow it was one of the first warmest days this year, the tube was packed and my new sandals were giving me gip! But we eventually found it tucked away..........Ooh it's lovely. The only thing is that I have a habit that when i have too many choices and a small budget I end up not buying anything. In the end I just chose a few metres of ribbon that I knew would match some recently purchased papers and a feather butterfly. Some of the heaver braids and more fancier lace are pretty pricey but good to browse through. What i liked the most was that the butterfly they wrapped up in an inflated plastic bag so it looked like one of those fish you win at the fair! (I know your thinking how sad, but I thought it was cute). So I will leave you to coo over my purchases while I get going with some scrapping using those scrumptious ribbons and butterfly.