Saturday, 13 September 2008

We do it digitally!!

Yay! My laptop is back and as good as new - literally. Wayne had to reset it to factory settings. So its taken me a while to download all the software I use regularly (ACDSee, Picasa,) and load up all the other necessities, photoshop taking the most trouble to get installed.

Finally though, I think I am back where I was before (minus the virus) and to celebrate I did a quick digi LO.

I used a kit called Fraisy by Coco&Ca, and it is mostly just layering elements of the kit on top of each other. I did recolour the swirls and then rub out some of them so that they fittedSty. I also added all the text, including the title which I filled with a glitter style layer.

I bought a packet of strawberry seeds, I didnt really think it possible to grow plants from seeds at home, as we had always bought plants ready grown from nurserys before, but it was really easy and they all managed to give me quite a bit of fruit. They are a wild alpine variety and are in fact still fruiting, although coming to the end now.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Another scraplift.

There really is nothing new under the sun, and with so many brilliant examples about it is so hard to not want to scraplift some of the great stuff about.

This is another scraplift attempt, of a layout by Lisa Bond, found in Scrapbook Inspirations mag issue 42 to meet the sketch challenge for July.
Anyway this one was done really quickly but I do like it heaps. Not being able to print out new photos on Dilbert, I found a wad of printed photos that had already been through photoshop and decided to scrap some of them.

NB 'tis the scan that is crooked, not my LO!


French Twist pp
Doodlebug frill

KI Memories Felt Fusions
Free stickers off a mag (cant recall which one)
Button from scrap

Orange paint
White sukara pen

Ellison Thin cuts Curlie girl font

Die cut flower

No hidden techniques really, just cut all the bits to size and stuck them on. The only bit of 'altering' I had to do was paint some of the felt orange to make it match the pp.

The photo is of Martin (my DH) stood by the pool of a villa we hired in Menorca in 1996. Not a holiday we really want to remember much about really. We went with my best mate and her family - she had fallen off her horse a few weeks prior to us leaving and only had the plaster over her broken elbow removed three days before we flew out.

Then the villa, although lovelyish had a pool with no shallow end (and my mate's DH doesnt swim, just likes to stand in the pool with us) plus the villa was on a main road that was described as being quite but which had motor bikes screaming past it at all hours of the day and night.

Topped by Kelly ending up in hospital because she developed glandular fever, and there was even some doubt about her being allowed to fly home.

Still as this LO prooves, even the bad times are worth scrapping!