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Hot In The City!

This time next week we shall be in Chicago and viewing these fantastic sights.. well if it cools down we will be as at the moment it is 100 deg!!!!!!

Chicago is a breath taking city and this time round we are even more adventurous as we fly into Amsterdam then back out to Chicago - should be a laugh! We are also planning on using the Loop and subway system a lot more rather than expensive taxi's so we have a little more to spend in those lovely shops:lol: Each time we get a little braver - who knows next time we may even drive!

Fancy Fans

After a little lie in (thanks Simon!) I was in my element this morning playing with August Kit for my second LO for the Gallery, sitting in PJ's with tea and toast helped too:D
I had in my mind to make an oriental fan which was going to be a size of about 6x12" but whilst making a smaller prototype I decided that I would use that instead as it was so cute:D A happy accident happened whilst doing this LO and the fan fell onto the branch on the Hybrid print out I had enlarged - and WOW it suddenly looked like a tree!!:lol:

I used August Create, G2P & Hybrids for the design above.

This photo holds sweet memories of a cuddle Harry and I share as we waited to leave on our last day of Harry's Make A Wish trip. Harry was sad to be going home so a hug was the best way to spend those last few minutes before we left, we sat in the shade surrounded by the pretty garden at the front of GKTW so a little 'scenery' design was perfect!

The Hambly transparency was ideal to cut in…

Love Those Lanterns!

I have found a moment to sit and create and have totally loved using the stamp this month to make these little lanterns...

I have used August Create, Hybrids, Stamp & G2P for this LO.

I love this photo of Harry sucking his thumb it is such a peaceful and tranquil shot of him. Turning the photo from colour to sephia really looks stunning with the elements and tones of August Kit, really warm and inviting.

I wanted to create a large branch element so printed out the hybrid sizing it to fit on a whole A4 sheet, cutting off the lanterns that were printed and replacing them with stamped lanterns really did lift the page creating dimension and texture too.

To make these lanterns is simple. Stamp lantern image onto patterned paper, cut out and fold back and forth. Snip small slits into the 'peaks' and re mould to suit.

Orange paper was placed under the lace trim for added colour and the hybrid vine was raised with 3D foam pads.

Just goes to show that what may at first seem like a '…

Poorly Little Chap & Tokyo Gardens

Some weeks are just not meant to turn out as planned are they and this one sure has been a topsy turvy one!

Harry was due to have his MRI on Monday so up we get at 5am, bundle a sleepy chap in the car and head for Addenbrooks. Harry mentioned he didn't feel well but that is normal as he gets nervous for his canula being put in and of course he hadn't had anything to eat for 8 hours or so ready for the anaesthetic so we didn't think anything more of it... well we should have!
We turned up at the unit and Harry had his checks only to find that his temperature was near on 39 so we had to come away without the MRI being done:(

Harry's temperature has contined to rise and he is quite a poorly little chap bless him, the biggest clue is not eating as normally he eats us out of house and home:lol: So lots of resting and cbeebies for him the rest of the week I think:D

Whilst Harry rests in between cuddles I hope to play with Tokyo Gardens today, I have a lovely picture of Harry suc…

Paper Proposals Week 2

My fellow Paper Proposal girls have been busy this week designing with card blanks, do pop on over and use their inspiration to create something yourself and dont forget to share! These designs below are by Nicola, Emma and Beki, so cool:D

GoGo 6th Birthday Challenge

As part of our birthday challenges over at ScrapaGoGo we have a cool sketch to use as a kick start to creating a LO using six photos and yesterday I had a play along myself...

These photos were taken at GKTW on the playground they recently had built, it is called 'Matthews Boundless Playground' and was opposite our villa which was nice and close - infact Harry kept letting himself out in the morning and wandering over there by himself and on one occassion he had a doughnut and Fruitloops from the cookie cart delivered to him whilst playing:lol:

Happy times etched forever!


Paper Proposals

There is something new in town.....

Hi and welcome to the 'Paper Proposals' Challenge Blog! We'll be posting new challenges every Friday and would love to see your interpretations! We'll be joined by regular contributing designers and guest designers, a.k.a. winners of the weekly challenges. We all hope you'll join in the fun!

Do come and join in and get using up all that stash before the next CHA releases hit the shore, that way you want feel bad about new purchases:lol:

Here is my interpretation below...