Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Mold II Photos - part 2

Hi - here I am again.

This time with the photos of the project at Mold II meeting last night.  The project was the acetate domed card which has actually proved quite popular amongst each of the clubs.  The acetate did give me a bit of a problem, along with the hall lights, but I think I have done you all credit.

Isn't that a lovely cameo image?  This was in pretty shades of pink & grey.

I love the peel of dragonflies put on the acetate on this one & that green is a gorgeous shade

More dragonflies on the acetate - I think the maker of this one & the one above may have been sat next to each other.  Oh goodness it wasn't last night's terrible twins was it?????????    te he

These beautiful flowers don't receive the credit they are due in this photo - the card looked fantastic

Doesn't that simple flower image look great under the acetate?  What is that flower - anyone know?  I thought maybe Echinacea

Some really pretty - almost watercolour - roses on this card - very delicate.

Now I know that this couple were just some readily available images - but wouldn't the idea make a fantastic anniversary card if you had a copy of the original wedding photo.  Absolutely beautiful

This is a really delicate design & would make a great Mothers Day card (not too far away now)

Now this one I know is actually being sent to someone - the sentiment is "Get Well" & I am sure it will be really appreciated.  It is also for a man & shows how this card can work for masculine designs too.

The image to the left of this card is stamped & then restamped to create decoupage.  There are several layers of the lady AND the blue flowers.  What patience.  I love that die-cut label on the right-hand side.

The sample that I showed for this card had the acetate dome to the left hand side of the card.  In this selection only one has the dome to the right - interesting.

That is it for today - more tomorrow.

Sleep well - night night

Mold II Meeting photos - part 1

Good evening ladies

What a lovely day it has been - is this a sign of weather to come?

Last night at the Mold II meeting the Show & Tell was an ATC with the theme of Fashion.  Here are their great offerings;

A great one with shoes & handbag - & girls don't we all need them!

Hey - I wish I could get into one of those - aah - those slimmer days so long ago

A really pretty dress - in fact I think I used to have one like that ......  is my age showing?

I love those boots & the iris folding.
Yes I know it is not ATC size - but at least the member concerned tried & now knows what an ATC size is

A couple of the ladies made sets of 3 & I changed the rules (which will apply across all clubs in future when the Show & Tell challenges are ATC's)  all 3 were displayed but voted on as 1 unit.
I love these older era dresses

What a lovely Easel ATC with a great fashion topper.  Looks like it is out of a fashion magazine or from a sewing pattern advert

Another different shape.  A swing card ATC - so I have shown it stood up & laid flat folded.  Every item fashion image was stamped

Another set of 3 with some great mini decoupage.  The lady making them wanted to recreate the front cover of Vogue magazine - I think she achieved it really well.

What a great Oriental fashion trio - beautifully designed

ATC's are really good for the Show & Tell section of our evenings - it is not a large canvas to work on & can be quite testing at the same time.  Some of the ladies gave me one of their ATC's for the club folder - so I must remember to file them straight away so they don't get spoilt in the club box.

I am going to put the photos of the evening's project on a separate post.  So I will be back in a short while.

'Bye for now.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

mold II meeting

Hello Ladies
I have just returned from the Mold II February meeting where our project for the evening was the acetate domed card.

So I have some photos for you but they will have to be shown tomorrow after I have uploaded them - plus there is also the ones from their Show & Tell which was a fashion ATC.

Today I made a sample card for the Mold II project next month but didn't have time to photograph it - I will do that tomorrow also & upload it for you to see - on the Projects page.

That is me for tonight - more tomorrow.  Sleep well, night night

Monday, 27 February 2012

Another challenge entered

Good afternoon ladies

Well! I have found time today to enter another challenge - this time a stamping one over at Stamptacular Sunday where the theme was based on a photo for inspiration.

Here is my card

& here is the inspirational photo

Aren't they beautiful.  As I look at them now I suppose it was quite a good idea putting the flat back gems on the card - sort of reflects the dew on the petals.

The card I used was all from a scrap box - which was still sitting on my desk after making the 2 cards yesterday.  The stamp was part of a free set on a magazine - the first issue of that new(ish) stamping magazine.  The ribbon was white satin ribbon which I coloured using the same Promarkers that I had coloured the little ballerina with.  I was really pleased with this card - I just wish I could get round the not so good photography.  It looks like it is curved & makes it look a little out of shape.  Never mind - practice makes perfect.

Hope you have had - or are having - a good Monday
'Bye for now

A birthday greeting

Hi everyone

It is 27 February & a Mold member has a birthday

Happy Birthday


Have a wonderful day

Sunday, 26 February 2012

a challenge card

Good evening ladies

I hope you have had a really lovely weekend.  The weather has been kind to us hasn't it?

Today I made a card for one of the challenges that I try to fairly regularly enter.  The blog is Less Is More.  Today the challenge was called "Don't Scrap It" & the challenge was to use scraps so that they weren't scrapped.  Are you still with me?

Anyway here is the card that I entered

The coloured strip is from a 6x4 piece that I made quite a long time ago.  It was made using different ink pads & the Color Tool Box Stylus system - a double ended handle & different heads that could be attached to them. The heads were of different shapes - here it is the oval. Then whilst poking around in boxes of scraps & leftovers I also peeked inside my quilling box.  I don't do much these days but inside were these pieces including the little rose style flower.  They just went with the coloured strip & so the clean & simple design just fell in to place.

I also made another card - just pop over to my personal blog to see by clicking HERE

Whilst I was looking for scraps to use I found the spare polypockets that held the scraps challenge I left you all when I was on holiday last year.  I really must do something with those.  Having made those 2 cards I pulled out some other pieces & hope to make some more tomorrow.  I have had a bit of a low on creative mojo recently but something like this sometimes gets you going again.  Well! me anyway.

One of the other challenge blogs I join in has a recycle challenge so I hope to work on that tomorrow as well. Don't know when I will have time to do the housework.  Talking of which when I went into my little craft room this afternoon to make the Less Is More challenge card I got so involved I forgot to start on the dinner.  So the Sunday roast was a little late going into the oven.  Consequently we ate a little later than normal today - sorry Bob.

I think that is me for today - more tomorrow.

Night night - sleep well.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

new page added

HiJust popping in to let you know I have raised a new page which you will see at the top of the display.

It is the tutorial for leaving a comment on the blog - as I hope to encourage more of you to leave comments on your blog.

It was originally a normal post back in 2010 so now lost in all the days of posts.

Do pop in & read it & perhaps trying the process out.

Expect I will be back later.  Have fun this weekend.

Friday, 24 February 2012

just chatting

Hello ladies
Well where did that lovely sunshine go?  Although I have to admit it did turn out a little better during the afternoon.

Today I had a really nice day with our daughter-in-law & as I said yesterday we were off to Lady Heyes Centre in Frodsham mainly for me to visit the cake decorating shop there.

I had a very successful visit to the shop - the lady there was most helpful especially where the sugar paste tulips were concerned - although I am still not sure that is what my god-daughter is going to have.  \but anyway I am prepared if she does want them.  We also - well would you expect otherwise - a peek into Crab Apple Crafts.  actually I was very good I bought 2 packets of small diameter doilies.  To be truthful that was because I really felt I couldn't walk out without buying anything.  I also picked up there March workshop list - I just fancy doing something for "Me".

Nadine & I went to the little restaurant there for our lunch & I bumped into Carolyn from Mold II who was also having lunch before going to an afternoon workshop at Crab Apple Crafts.  I told her we will want to hear all about it at the Mold II meeting next Tuesday.

Instead of driving straight home we took a really nice scenic route going out almost to Whitchurch, then round into Rossett, Doddleston & home - very very pleasant indeed.

Over on my personal blog I have had some really nice comments about my latest challenge cards & also those that I recovered from some bad stamping,.  It is so nice when others comment on your work - I feel quite uplifted & creative.

Yesterday I took a whole series of photos of my craft room & the state it has got into recently - I might put some photos up tomorrow to show you.  In the meantime I am still thinking about how to improve the way to store a lot of my things.  Mainly with a view to getting things off the surface of my desk - I am almost working in a postage stamp area where I have not put things away.  In fact don't want to put them away in case I need them.

Well here we are at Friday again - I hope you have lots of good things arranged for the weekend.  Have a lovely time.

More tomorrow - as I hope to be crafting whilst Bob & Gareth are watching the rugby (or should that be rugbies!!!!) as I believe there are two matches tomorrow afternoon.

'Bye for now.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

A good days crafting

Good afternoon ladies

Yes I managed to do some card making as well as sorting my Promarkers - but still need to redesign my desk.

Talking of my desk - this is what part of it looked like this morning before I started crafting

I had got as far as using my little Sizzix Sidekick & some corner dies as I had an idea for a challenge card.  You can just see the corner pieces laid on a white card behind the Sidekick.  The papers at the side are left over from the CD Sunday challenge that I entered.

So this morning I cleared the desk space to make the card & here it is

The trickiest part was applying glue to the corners & then attaching them as straight as I could.  The sentiment looks black but it is in fact a deep purple.  The idea was inspired by the lovely corner stamps of Barbara Grey (or is it Gray). This card was for the challenge over at Less is More - I think the blog name speaks for itself.

I also made a couple of cards out of the rather badly stamped fantasy flower.  Here is the bad stamping photo first

Remember I was trying to get two images on the one card & both attempts went dreadfully wrong as you can see.  So here are the cards I made

What did I do?  I got out my Promarkers & coloured the good image then very carefully cut around them leaving an extremely narrow white border.  Once again a bit tricky to glue - but managed it.  I then picked out a colour for the greeting.  You can see my head was still working on the Less Is More theory.  I actually do prefer cards like that - I am not so good if I start putting too much into a card.

Finally one more photo for you - I more or less reproduced the card I made at the HSNW meeting on Monday evening.
I absolutely love this poppy stamp & in particular using it this way.  The image was stamped in black on white card & then I used the Distress Inks - Wild Honey followed by Fired Brick, then a light brush over with Rusty Hinge.  The image was then layered onto black card & a "ribbon strip" was created by a piece of white card treated the same as the main image layered onto black card again.  The strip was then finished off with flat back black gems.

So quite a busy session.

More tomorrow,  Not sure there will be any crafting done tomorrow as I am out with Nadine our daughter-in-law.  We are going over to the Lady Heyes Centre so that I can visit the Cake Decorating Shop there.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

just chatting

Good evening ladies
Before I tell you about my day I must welcome some new followers.  I spotted today that there are now 10 followers - so welcome to Stella, Jeanette, Sheelagh & Patricia.  Thank you for becoming followers & I hope you enjoy your visits.

So! today - well I had a very nice time out with Sue.  The first thing we did was pop along to Burley Dam & take a nose at their new Craft Centre that had opened on Saturday.  A bit disappointing!  They have a very nice open large space but as yet not much stock in it & what stock they have there are only small amounts.  I know it is early days - but they didn't even have the stock from one of the biggest suppliers of craft items - Docrafts.  There was a big empty space with a notice saying that Docraft stock would be coming shortly.  Might have been wiser to wait until that stock was there?  Still who I am to know.

Having had a good look around the rest of the garden centre we stopped for lunch & had a long break with a good old natter.  Sue had recently had a weekend away at a Snowdonia craft course centre - so had a lot to tell me about.  We also spent time discussing a workshop for you all - so I need to find out when for Mold & Mold II the Parkfields Community Centre has Saturday's available.  Then I also need to find out the same at Rhuddlan Community Centre for CSNW.

After that we drove just a short way down the A41 & popped into Creative Pastimes.  I needed another "bag" for my Promarkers.  Bag is not a good description it is a bit like a knitting needle roll & holds 15 pens.

So as you will guess with all that time running around no crafting done today.  Except I guess for my quick look around my favourite blogs to see what everyone else is up to. One that I visit from time to time has a special day - Wednesday - with a WOYWW theme (stands for Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  Ladies blog about what is on their desk & enter a link on this lady's blog.  Then everyone can go & have a look.  I nearly put a photo of my desk on there, as this morning it looked particularly busy - hmmm! for busy read untidy,  but in getting ready to go out with Sue did not leave myself enough time to do it.  So I might join in next week.

I am part way making a card for another challenge blog & hope to finish it tomorrow - so will show you a photo when done.

Yesterday I mentioned the card I had made at the HSNW evening on Monday - I really did enjoy making it & hope tomorrow to produce a couple more cards along the same theme - so watch this space.

I think that is me for tonight.  More tomorrow.
Night night.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Good evening ladies

Today I have attended a really nice lunch in Llandudno for a Ladies Group I use to be involved with - it was really nice to chat to people I hadn't seen for a while & find out what they had been doing.  Getting ready for it, driving to & from it took up most of the day so no crafting done today.

Last night I was at the HSNW February meeting & our "project" for the evening was to make a card which was to be given to one of the members for selling for charity.  I am not very good at making cards "to order" - I like to sit & think about what I will be doing & also what for.  So I wasn't particularly looking forward to it.  The club was supplying the card & we had to take everything else.
I took one stamp, some distress inks & brushes & basic tools.  Ooh yes & because I actually had given it some thought before going I took some black card.  I don't take my camera to the HSNW club night so when I had finished the card I was a bit disappointed I couldn't record it.  Then I remembered my telephone & took a couple of pictures.  So now I need Bob to get it off my camera so I can upload it to show you.  So just give me a day or two, or, I may actually reproduce it.  Actually I have done something very similar before so it wasn't something completely new.  It was a very pleasant evening & I quite enjoyed it.

Tomorrow I am having a few hours out with Sue - we are going to pop over to Burley Dam on the A41 & take a peek at the new craft shop.  On Thursday I was hoping to have a workshop on parchment craft - but today I had a call to say some ladies had had to drop out - so now it won't take place.  Which is a shame.

So that has been my day - I hope yours has been interesting.  i will let you know what Sue & I get up to tomorrow - I hope also to have time to make some cards & I have a challenge I wish to enter.

'Bye for now - more tomorrow.

Monday, 20 February 2012

My digital scrapbooking

Hello again ladies
Over the weekend I decided to go back to doing some more digital scrapbook pages.  I am still designing & printing the pages from my 2010 project of "A Photo a Day".  Of course that project got knocked on the head when I was somewhat indisposed - so missed quite a few days.  Sadly I also didn't really get back to it.  But I have decided to do as many as I have taken & then just pick photos taken on certain days during the late 2010 days through to current time & see if I can at least fill 365 days.

Here is one of the pages I worked on at the weekend

As you can see it is for 25 February & that was during 2010.  The garden centre down at Daleside in Hawarden had been putting some really nice displays in their entrance.  I loved this one of a garden being set up complete with scarecrow.  So I asked if I could photograph - which they allowed.  Everything you see on the page is placed as individual elements - the background, frame ivy, date & heading.  The photo just drops into the frame no problem.  Then with various tools drop shadows can be added for that 3-d look.

I worked on quite a few including creating some pages for a scrapbook for Bob's grand-daughter.  I started a scrapbook for her after taking her to the Welsh Mountain Zoo when she was 5. Then like a lot of things I fell a bit behind - a bit behind!!!! - she is 16 next month.  But I am catching up.

I also managed to enter a blog challenge this weekend - so if you want to have a peek - click here.  It was for the CD Challenge that I enter from time to time.

Now I have to go & get ready for the February meeting for HSNW - I need to check what we are doing & get my things together, as I wasn't at the January meeting.

More tomorrow
Have a good evening

Member news

Good afternoon ladies

I do hope you have had a good weekend & did lots of lovely things.

Today I have photos for you of cards that Annette of Mold II has had published.  This time they are both in  the latest issue of Papercraft Essentials - one was in the "Your Cards" section & the other in "Your Letters" which you will clearly be able to see as I managed to include the letter too.

This is a very pretty delicate card

and here is a lovely winter card, the one that went in complete with the letter.

Once again - well done Annette.  You & Betty really keep those magazine going with your cards!

I will be back again in a moment with what I have been up to.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Mold meeting photos

Here I am again ladies

I am still mystified about no photos for the show & tell last night - I really thought I took them - but I don't recall anything going wrong when I loaded them onto my laptop.  A real mystery.

Anyway, now for the photos of the project last night which was the puffed image.

What a lovely bear - not the best photo - but look at his tummy you can see it is puffy

Everybody loves this mouse - he pops up a lot - I have got him but haven't used him yet

Aah! Tatty Ted - the light coming in from the left really help to show up his roundness

This lily looks really good - almost looks like a bit of quilting

Kimono's work really well with this technique.  The technique is a bit awkward to photograph though
so this does not show as good as it was.

I don't know what this little character is called but the technique works well with him too

A different colourway for this pretty kimono

This was a tricky image to use as the petals are independent of each other but it works well
& the two leaves are puffed too

Another image that works well & the "mound" can be seen quite clearly

A great image for this technique & very effective - you can see the edge of the ridge along the back of the dolphin.  I think it's a dolphin

A really beautiful image absolutely ideal for the technique & shows so well with it's great background

I do hope you will all try this technique again - it is a little time consuming but worth the effort.  Of course it always takes a little longer when you are learning a technique & you in some cases choose a different image the next time.

I had a very pleasant day today - meeting Caroline at Inspirations (florist wholesaler) where I was able to pick up the tea light candles for one of your upcoming projects.  We then went to the garden centre behind Hulme Hall where we had lunch & a good natter about everything & nothing.  After Caroline parted I popped into Creative Pastimes to see if they had some inks suitable for stamping on fabric.  Which fortunately they did.  I also picked up some roll up storage for my Promarker pens.  Then I spotted a really interesting brush bucket which I bought to keep those shaving brushes in.  I had wondered what to keep them on & Lynne at the meeting last night had them in a tin - but didn't have an empty tins at home & these little buckets which were fabric were only £1-99.  I think they will look quite smart on my desk & I can carry them around with me easily to meetings & workshops.  Mind you to keep them on my desk I will have to redesign it - not the desk of course - but how & what I have on it.

So looks like over the weekend my desk is going to get another makeover.  The it will mean a change to some of the shelves - so I guess that makes it into a room makeover.

Whatever you are doing over the weekend have fun & stay safe.

Night night - more tomorrow.

Mold meeting - photos from January

 Good evening again ladies

Just popping back to the missed photos from last night - if you cannot photograph them but have a printer/scanner & can scan & save them then email them - that too would be useful.  What am I like.

Before I forget - if you pop back to the entry on Thursday where I mentioned Burley Dam & it's new craft shop - you will see that a comment has been left.  When I first read it I couldn't think what it meant - then the brain kicked in.  Very good Joanna.

So back to the matter in hand - the cards that were brought back of the January project which was the acetate domed card

I had these images from "Making Cards" Magazine - they are really nice to work with

This is sooo cute!

I forgot to ask if the sentiment was one stamp or alphabet stamps to make the sentiment
Love the catch to keep the opening section closed

You can see the acetate in each of them & the domes were of different heights.  My sample had the "card" part of the card on the right hand side & I see that these 3 are the same.

I will be back again - hopefully this evening with the photos from last nights project.

There is also news of a Mold II member - but they may not make the blog until tomorrow, as I have to take the photos.

'Bye for now

A plea to Mold members

Hi Mold ladies
I have just loaded the photos from last night only to find I didn't appear to take the Show & Tell cards.  I think what happened was I took the photos of the project from January then the photos from the evenings project & said the items to my left were finished & could be taken which of course included the Show & Tell.

So! the plea is - if you happen to hang on to them could you bring them back in March for me to photograph - but of course as they were based on St David's Day you may want to send them to someone.

Of course if you are technically mended - you could photograph you card & email the photo. I will keep my fingers crossed that some of you will be able to bring them back

Perhaps I will eventually remember to bring my brain with me to these meetings??!!!

I will be back shortly with the photos I  did take.


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Mold meeting

Hi ladies
I have just returned from the Mold February meeting where we took on the technique of the puffed image.

I have quite a lot of photos for you but they won't get loaded until tomorrow.  There are 3 photos of cards made last month with the acetate dome; photos of tonight's Show & Tell & also of tonight's project.

All three clubs have now done this project & I think you all seemed to enjoy doing it & also pleasantly surprised at how good it looked no matter what subject you chose as your image.  I do hope you will all try it again some time & experiment with the inks & card you use.  Let me know how they turn out.

Tomorrow I am meeting my friend Caroline at Inspirations, the florist wholesalers on the Wirral & I suspect we will then move to one garden centre or another for lunch & some good nattering.

Talking of Garden Centres - on the A41 there is a garden centre call "Burley Dam" - I understand they are opening a craft shop on Saturday.  If you know how to get to "Creative Pastimes" on the A41 - you just keep going past it & it is some distance further along on the left.  I am no good at distances - so can't say how far - but its not too far.  I am hoping to have time to pop over & take a peek, although I am meeting Sue one day next week - so might save it until then.

That is all from me tonight ladies.  I will see you again tomorrow.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

scrap booking

Good evening ladies

Scrap booking - that was the subject of today's workshop down at PBC & it went very well with a very enthusiastic group of ladies & a young girl (daughter of one of the ladies).  None of them had brought photos with them - so we used some fashion type toppers as the photographs & went from there. so it was more a demo page that they produced today - but it was refreshing to have questions being asked & ideas given to each other.  Someone would come across a sheet of paper & realise that it wet well with what one of the other ladies was doing.  That is what crafting is all about.  Anyway the outcome was that at the end of the workshops they all wanted to attend another in which they bring along their photos & materials.

I had looked out different types of albums or "books" that I had created to show that it didn't have to be a big album & there was quite a bit of interest shown in having a workshop on making an album.  I came away quite buzzing & enthused.  Also one lady had done some digital scrap booking & the other ladies said they would like to see how that worked - so at one session I will take along my laptop to give them a demo on digi scrapping.

The photo I have for you today is of the last remaining recycled Christmas Card from the workshop last week.  The original photo I took was all fuzzy - so I retook it this afternoon - I am afraid their is a light reflection in it but it still allows for the style to show.

I quite often take this approach when using a complete picture as a topper - especially if it is of a good size.  As you can see I cut the card into 4 pieces then layered them onto black card leaving a narrow gap all round & the same gap between the sections of the card.  I call it window frame look.  That was then mounted onto a red card & a peel off greeting placed on a piece of black card.  You will need to roll back down to yesterdays post to see the original card in the group photo.

Tomorrow I have a dentists appointment - only a check up - so that's not too bad.  Then it is my monthly lunch that I organise & in the evening the Mold club February meeting.  Quite a busy day - so not a lot of time for any crafting, especially if I am to make sure I have everything I need for the club meeting.

That is me for today - more today & there could be some photos from Mold evening if I am not too late.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

just chatting

Hi everyone

Just chatting ............. that seems the best title for most of my posts doesn't it.

Today I had a really good day out with Nadine - our daughter-in-law.  Originally we were going to go to the Lady Heyes Craft Centre because they have a good Sugarcraft shop there - but it doesn't open on a Tuesday I discovered when I looked them up on the Internet.  So I decided we would go somewhere I hadn't been for a while -  I was fairly certain Nadine hadn't been.  We went to Blakemere Craft Centre (out on the A556/A49 junction).  They don't have a Sugarcraft shop but we had a good look round at what they did have.  One shop that really intrigued me was the bead shop & they hold workshops.  I have for a long time wanted to do bead weaving.  Somewhere in that very deep dark craft stash that I often refer to I do have an Indian Bead Loom.  I had one many years (or should I say moons) ago & I do not remember what happened to it - but I did enjoy using it.  I think the one in the cupboard is a newer one.  I may investigate those workshops at sometime - the average cost seemed to be about £15 which isn't bad.  So as we were out most of the day I did not get to finish those images that I had decided to work with.

But I do have for you the photos of the recycling workshop

This photo shows 4 of the cards that I had received which I had picked out for recycling

The simplest one to recycle was the post box. On the original card it was stuck with 3-d pads.  I removed it from the card & attached it to a piece of white card with rounded corners.  It still needs a hole punched one end & a tassel attached.

These 2 photos show the square card that I converted into a simple box.  I was so pleased that I was able to fit the baubles into the centre of the box lid.  The base was made from a plain piece of white card.  This could of course be covered in suitable Christmas paper but I thought the white looked best.

With this card I cut the main image out with my big shot & a frame die to create a new topper.  I then layered it onto some gold paper & cut out following the die shape.  The "Let it Snow" sentiment was part of the card too - so I trimmed that & layered it onto the same gold paper.
By the way that gold paper I bought ages ago from a DIY store & it comes on a roll like wallpaper about 10" wide.  No idea what it was originally for but it is great for me for layering.

In the first photo you will see there is also another card with a religious theme.  The photograph I took of that recycled card was very blurry - so as I have the card on my desk still I will take it again & show you tomorrow.

Tomorrow as I have already said I have a scrap book workshop, then on Thursday it is the February meeting for the Mold Thursday club - so more photos from that to show you.  Talking of scrap books I pulled from my book shelf a scrap book I had started for Bob's granddaughter to record days out that she had with us.  Although I have always taken photos I hadn't kept uptodate with the album.  As you know ( or you must have heard me say ) I am also into digital scrap booking & when I was trying to do my Photo per Day project in 2010 one of the pages was to show an evening out with Olivia at the theatre.  So I am now going to bring her album uptodate both doing what is called "hydbrid" scrap booking & digital scrap booking.  I did a couple of pages over the weekend.  All I need to do now is get together all those photos.  Unfortunately - in a way - at that time I was doing a lot of cine photography so I need to find out how to produce stills from it.  But I have a reasonable amount of "normal" photos to start working with.

I think this year I should really try hard to catch up on my scrap booking.  Every year Bob & I have gone to France I have taken photos, saved tickets, receipts, brochures, menus etc etc, & they are all sitting in boxes waiting to be used.  Must get them scrap booked then that will clear shelves & boxes.

Well ladies that is me for tonight - & what a night it is turning out to be - very wet & windy.

Sleep well - more tomorrow.