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Monday, 30 July 2012

Mouse Trap to Memo Clip–Bramford Challenge

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Well when its called a challenge, sometimes it really means it.  It was Tracey’s turn this month and she surprised us all when she brought along a mouse trap for us to alter, queue puzzled faces and questioning looks.  It was then I headed over to Google and saw what it was all about.

I must admit, I dismantled mine pretty quickly and then painted it with white acrylic paint and that is how it stayed for a week.  It was then that I decided to attack it ready for the crop at the weekend.

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I carefully took all the parts off and covered the base with some Tim Holz paper that had been in my stash far to long and then set about altering it.  In a recent stash swap off the Studio Calico forum I got a parcel of goodies and in that was some Prima resist canvas shapes, not something I would normally look at.  I set about getting them out and colour washing them with Distress Inks.  I attached them along with some Prima flowers and gems.  I finished it off with a couple of word stickers from Tim Holz,a hanging loop and some doodles.

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I am very happy with the result and am looking forward to seeing what the other girlies have done and what the next challenge is.

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Thursday, 12 July 2012

It’s been a while!

Well I have not posted in a while, things have been pretty manic at work so not had as much time to be creative as I want, but I am hoping after term has finished I will be back with the scrapping bug.  To be honest I have spent my evening walking and exercising rather than scrapping, which can only be a good thing I suppose.

Well the beginning of the week started with this…

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Yes I am getting old lol!!  I did have a small party at the caravan to mark my birthday and a year of living there.  I made some invitations for my family and posted them to them.  It is nice to get happy mail after all, here are a few photos of the invitations, created with my CAMEO.

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I had a lovely day and it was so nice to have all the family together, it rained pretty much all day so we were all stuck indoors but we had nibbles and my sister made a cake.  Of course I was steering clear of the bad food as it does not fit with my new diet., although I had 2 cakes I only had a small bit of each, 1st 6lb lost so far, and keeping it up.

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My birthday present off the man is a 4 day trip away next week, I don't know where I am going, I find out on Sunday and leaving on Monday morning.  I am looking forward to getting away and hoping it is somewhere with sun!!

Well I promise to be back with some more scrapbooking LO soon, I have now sorted out all the photos in to days, so it will be easier to scrap.  Of course I also have all these photos from my birthday and the trip away to add to the scrapping pile.

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