Monday, 23 May 2011

2 posts in one month!!!!

I know, I'm shocked too.... 2 posts in the same month :o Good job I'm sat down as I type, or I might fall down!




Just thought I'd share with you what I created using the May kit from Sarahscards. I know I always say how lovely the kits are, and you're thinking, well she's not going to say she doesn't like them is she.... but this kit was just STUNNING!

The whole DT fell in love with the My Mind's Eye papers at the retreat in March, and this collection didn't fail to impress either. The colours in this kit were just PERFECT for scrapping pics of my ginger bear.... and my cute new guinea pigs (one of which is also ginger).

Firstly I did this LO of Harry tucking into one of his Easter eggs... WHOLE!!! Still loving my ribbler, even though it has been unused for a while. This LO came together really quickly, and I was really pleased to find that the Ranger white pen actually writes well on photos. I've bought so many pens in the past that have failed miserably, but this one is fab.

Next came this LO, again of Harry, being all lovely and quiet, playing on his own on the trampoline. As boisterous and feisty as Harry can be, he can also be incredibly sweet and loving, and calm! Harry would have suited being an only child, as he is really comfortable and happy in his own company, and gets easily wound up by his brothers. I kept the LO really simple, and the photo small finishing the whole thing with a mist of rich coffee... which is nothing like rich coffee colour, but did work perfectly well with these papers. The colours in the photo are slightly off, and it does look much better in real life!


And now to introduce Ron and Eric, our new guinea pigs. Ron is the ginger and white one, and is named after another famous ginger, Ron Weasley. And Eric may not be blond, but he is named after my favourite vampire (now there's a surprise), Eric Northman. They're settling in really well, but are eating us out of house and home... man those piggies can get through fresh veg like it's going out of fashion!!!

When I opened this months kit, I picked up the two ribbon flowers that were included, said 'Yuk' and tossed them to the side... they are so not me at all. However, after pulling one apart a bit, and cutting off the nasty green leaf, it started to look very chewed and distressed, and ended up working really well for this LO. Just goes to show, don't dismiss things just because you don't like them on first appearances... most things can be altered somehow to suit your tastes.


Not long now until June 1st.... I'm ready.... are you?

6 comments:

Rachael Elliott said...

Fab pages Lou!

Nat said...

Lush pages as always *yawn yawn* ;)
Ha love the cute lil guinea pigs :D xxx

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Beautiful pages here Lou! Gotta say the 1st layout is my fave. Love it. Hope all is well with you & the boys.

Julia said...

Three gorgeous pages Lou and get you with the double blog post lol!!

kjjc said...

fab pages. Love the misting

Lynne said...

Yes this kit was one of my favourites for a while and I seem to have got a lot out of one kit too LOL!! Love the LO's you have done with the May kit xxx