This week's challenge was set by Sixofone. She challenged us to use all one colour for 10 points, make your own embellishments for 10 points and drag out old stash for the final 10 points. I have used all orange papers and embellishments, using old papers from My Minds Eye paperstack that I have had for ages and I made the paper rosette flower using a Craft Robo template. I have also made my own alphas by inking over some Doodlebug alphas and then taking them off the paper to leave the outline.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
UKS October Week 1I have only just realised that I haven't posted up a photo of last week's UKS weekly challenge. I did whilst at my 365 Retreat in Bognor - so the girls can vouch that I did do it before the deadline. I did it as a double page layout. The challenge was set by the Bijoux Belles and we had to use a grid for 10 points, first or number one for 10 points and use circles or stamping for the final 10 points.
I used paper that had a grid on it and circles on it and used photos of Zoe's first day of school.
Another layout from the retreat
Here is another layout I did whilst on the retreat:
Lean Mean Mini Book
I also made the Lean Mean Mini book and finished it off when I got home. It is made using just one piece of 12x12 cardstock and one piece of double-sided paper.
Posted by Minty Magic at 7:44 PM
Sunday, October 3, 2010
This week's challenge was set by Alibri. She challenged us to use a photo of either nature or landscape - as long as it doesn't include people or animals for 10 points, to use stamping for 10 points and finally to "alter" the lettering or the alphas for the final 10 points.
Posted by Minty Magic at 7:23 PM
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I wasn't very keen on the original introduction page and so have re-done it and then done a summary page too.
I now just need to decide how I am going to print the album and present it. I am thinking of having it made into a photo book.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
From being a naughty and grumpy child, Zoe seems to be turning a corner a bit. I am selecting what is worth battling over and what I will let go. I have ressurrected her Good Girl chart. 10 stickers for being good and she gets a treat of her choice.
Posted by Minty Magic at 8:34 PM
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Zoe's behaviour seems to be at an all time low at the moment. She was meant to be having a sleepover at her best friend's but I threatened her that she couldn't go if she didn't start behaving. Unfortunately, she carried on being really naughty and so now she isn't going.
Posted by Minty Magic at 6:29 PM
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I thought my days of homework were over but no! Now I am helping Zoe with her phonics and how to write her letters properly. She has a scrapbook that she had to complete each day with the letter she has been learning at school that day.
Posted by Minty Magic at 8:13 PM
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Zoe has been playing with Hama beads at her after school club and today she got a house point at school for helping her friend who had hurt herself after falling over and as a treat I brought her some of her own Hama beads. So this afternoon, we made a bunny rabbit and a flower and she wants to give them to her best friend Edith and her little sister Darcey.
Posted by Minty Magic at 9:12 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
We decided that it was time for Zoe to learn how to ride her bike without the stabilisers. So off we went down to Poole Park to have a go. It was back breaking holding on to her bike. She didn't get it and she was getting very frustrated so we gave up after a while and decided to practice some more next weekend.
Zoe was really tired this morning and was almost asleep whilst eating her breakfast
Posted by Minty Magic at 7:53 PM
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Zoe started dance lessons today. She had a ballet lesson first and then had a tap modern lesson afterwards. She seemed to enjoy both lessons. Luckily her older friend Eva has outgrown all her shoes and so has passed them down to Zoe.
Posted by Minty Magic at 8:43 PM
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Bit late posting this, but I did this layout for the weekly challenge over on UK Scrappers and I am also entering it for the A Trip Down Memory Lane September Sketch challenge which can be found here
The UKS challenge was set by The Indecisives and we were given 3 options. I went for option 1 which was:
- a mono layout for 10 points
- a minimum of 3 photos for 10 points
- use a stamped image for 5 points
- use journalling round the edge of the photo montage for 5 points.
Posted by Minty Magic at 7:41 AM
Zoe was assigned to a house at school. Whilst walking home, I was telling her that she is in the green house and she said "No Mummy, I should be in the Yellow house!" And when I asked why, she said "Because our house is yellow!" So then I had to explain the house system at school as opposed to the colour of her home.