Tuesday, 30 August 2016


Morning all, well another couple of layouts from my Harry Potter album, the first is the official photo we bought when down at Harry Potter World, don't ask me how those two ended up on Slytherin! 

And the second layout documents some of the fantastic models that were created for the film. 

I hope you have a happy scrapping day! 

Friday, 26 August 2016


Good morning lovely people, tis Friday - means only one thing in my book

Well I thought this might be a photo light post, but I seem to have found a fair few to share along the way. 

First up is the Sheffield Herd (not that we've managed to get around many of the elephants yet), they have inspired my personal Summer of Colour challenge and this is the fourth colourway that I've done this year so far. 

Next up is said 15 year old, he is such fantastic company and last Friday we were home alone together, as the front garden is now complete we decided to have some crafting time together.  Here he is working on his next art textile project for school.  The bandage on his arm is due to the tablets he is on causing him so fairly significant joint pain, hopefully he is now down to the last month of tablets!

As you can see he has been busy cutting component parts out for the project (and raiding my felt store as he goes). 

Friday also found us venture to the local shopping centre, we do only a few shops when we go there including checking out the latest magazines.  I rarely find this magazine in the store, but when I do it always makes me smile, so my happy from that jaunt out was this magazine! 

On Saturday hubby and said 15 year old headed out and so I had a couple of hours to enjoy some crafting time on my own, first up popping a film on.  My 'go to' films are always Harry Potter films - they make me happy! 

So what was I painting, well I'd done some new gelli plated backgrounds, in a red colourway

Which I turned into zombie elephants, inspired by the Sheffield Herd, I don't think there is a zombie one but hey I thought it would be fun to create, this was the stitched version

And this was the brains version

As you can see they appeared to multiply as the day progressed!

And here they are all lined up

I've no idea what I will do for my final set of Summer of Colour elephants.

Some of you have asked what I actually do with them after they are created, if they are cute they often end up on the front of birthday cards to be sent out, sometimes I send them as giant postcards (they are A5 in size) and then sometimes I pop them in a plastic wallet, mark them as art and abandon them for people to find. 

So whilst I was busy creating zombie elephants, said 15 year old and hubby were trying out the olympic challenge at the nearest air rifle range.  

Sunday found us in Ikea, you know the one, we don't need to buy anything, we are just window shopping, oooh those towels are lovely, wow look at the price of those glasses, £70 please - how on earth did we manage that - that was pretty much ad verbatim what happened.  We had fun though! 

The rest of the week has been busy busy with work, including a 7pm finish at job one and a 7.30am start in job two - which left me feeling rather tired by the end of it!

We also popped for a bar meal last night - but there are no photos of the naughty pie and chip tea - however, I can report it was very very nice. 

And here we are at Friday again, if you fancy joining in, sharing your positive moments, silver linings from the week that was, pop a post together pop back and link up.  Its always lovely if you can mention the original post and where to find it and if you comment it prompts me to check out if there are any new links! 

Have a beautiful and blessed bank holiday weekend! 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Last summer holiday said 15 year old brought home all the components parts for his art doll that he'd been working on at school.  He simply had to assemble the same, he worked solidly to get it completed.

I was so impressed with his work ethic that I took photos of him as he proceeded with the task from the beginnings, to the in the middle to the finished doll.  I love the funky hair and the couched face! 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


This layout still makes me smile.  We were on our way up to the entrance to Alnwick Castle and hubby stood on the Hagrid hill (see earlier post for reference to this), we were having a strange conversation when we realised hubby was trying to take a photo - only me and my sister noticed and as you can see - her surprised expression was as a result of her saying "Hi ya" - hence the title! 

Monday, 22 August 2016


Morning one and all, a 12 x 12 layout from me, showing said 15 year old and niece constructing Viking style flat pack furniture at Bamburgh Castle last year! 

We had a great day - much fun, great views, lovely castles and fabulous photo opportunities for scrapbooking! 

Sunday, 21 August 2016


I've recently completed scrapping the photos we took at Harry Potter world, the final pictures are that of the Hogwards model itself and lended itself to some purple papers.  I had some that I'd created on my gelli plate which came in rather handy when it came to completing the pictures. 

I even coloured in some of the raised purple circles on the border

Saturday, 20 August 2016


Alnwick Gardens have these fabulous fairy tale sculptures dotted around the garden and you all know how much I love a good sculpture.  We managed to get most of them photograph, but I particularly loved the Frog overlooking the water and the glass slipper on the pumpkin!