Tuesday, April 26, 2011

OK ...who stole Friday through to Monday ....again ???? ... wk 99

Yes I am writing this on Tuesday like last week but I will not post it until the stroke of midnight.....or there abouts. lol
Thank you all so much for replying to my question on my last post ...even those who do not scrap had thoughts on it. I am so glad that so many feel that Scrapping is not on the wane and that it will remain steadfast as does card making, while other crafty fancies come and go to add variety to our crafty lives.
I had a great group of visitors last week and managed to make about 70 visits again myself.

Sorry no desk again ....the table has been taken back ...not for eating yet but by a pile of 'rubbish' ....mine I might add .... but nothing crafty ....letters and things that need sorting.

Saturday was crop day ...the Easter Crop ... where there was ... a challenge ... a lesson .. 10 mins of fast and furious egg decorating which I was rubbish at....a raffle ... an egg hunt .... and yummy cakes.
This was the result of the lesson ....brilliantly taught by Vicki who has a knack of making it an individual lesson even though there were 10 or so doing it.
The subject of the lesson was creating a 'V' with a different paper or medium behind and then doing something with the resulting wings. Vicki sometimes slips this into her LO's in different formats and members often ask how she achieves the effect. We brought our own bits and pieces, although I did beg a book page but I was not as adventurous as some of the others. Many used string and lace, tore rather than cut and curled instead of folded ...but it was our choice what we did and that made it fun and even more personal. Here are a couple of closeups on the inserted areas ... I managed to finish off some LO's that were waiting for titles and embelishments and I did enter the challenge ...all of which will appear here, during the week ... didn't want to 'LO over load' you ... instead I thought I would add a collage of late spring plants from my garden, to brighten your day. I adore Pieris and Skimmia ....plants that are such good value for money .... they give you something to look at in every season. I am mourning the demise of my Butterfly Bush ...DD and Vicki chopped it all down today as it took over the end of the garden ...self seeding and producing even more bushes....I am hoping a small seedling may have escaped.lol

If you drop by PLEASE say 'Hi' ... it means so much to know you have visited ...and even more if there is a comment ....no matter how tiny.
Again a huge thank you to all that commented last week....it was fantastic to read them all.

Take Care xx


Helen said...

I love the layout, and your plants look great. Pieris is a stunning plant, I don't have the right soil..

Neet said...

Hi Angie
What a fabulous idea to have those "v's" in the layout. I love how you have used yours and think that you made a great job of it.
Fingers crossed for a stray seed in your garden.
Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet #10

sasa said...

Great LO and the cat is just great fun - nice work.

Thanks for the peek - enjoy your week!

Sarah at 8.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Those 'V' shapes are great- I have just bookmarked this to remind me about them. I so agree about Buddleias- they do take over! But they are so lovely, we have one that is very old, and it spreads so, but have bought a couple of new ones recently, a white and a very dark purple, and these seem a little more self-controlled, lol. Modern varieties, I suppose. Shaz #76

Ciara said...

Oooo, I do like those V's, I must try that technique as it looks very effective.

Can I swap my messy garden for yours please? I need a magic elf to come and make mine all pretty :-)

Rosebark said...

Hi Angie
I've just started blogging and am not sure I've got the hang of it. Going to look at your family history blog in a mo, but just wanted to sympathise about the time thieves!


Jocelyn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I just adore this LO!!!! Wow...look what you did with that V!!!!!

You should see my gardens...they are such a mess after this horrible winter we had..I don't even know where to begin!!!!

Love the pics!!!

Wishing you a Happy Day sweet friend!!!

Sarpreet said...

great page, Happy WOYWW 99, Thank you for sharing your desk with us much appreciated it. A great desk. #31.

Twiglet said...

Your LO looks very clever Angie! I love your garden pics too - its a great time of year especially with all the lovely sunshine we have been having!!

SueH said...

That’s a fab technique on your LO Angie, I think I may just have to try that one myself!

Love the garden collage too, it’s so colourful.
I’ve been meaning to take a photo of my flowering cherry tree because it was really beautiful this year. Sadly I missed my opportunity because it was very windy here yesterday and there’s not one single blossom left on the tree. That will teach me to do things straight away in the future.

Happy Crafting!

okienurse said...

Very nice layout and I love the pictures of your garden plants! I wish I could grow a butterfly bush here but evidently it is too hot and dry for it even when I water it! Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #35

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a cute layout! I love the quilt effect! Patsy from

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I love the V layout (I would like to have a go at that too!)
The plants in your garden are looking really beautiful too!
Rebecca (38) x

debby4000 said...

Love the layout and the cute pic.

Carola Bartz said...

I love all those Vs in your LO - such a brilliant idea.

Spyder said...

I love the V's it's away of putting something else in there without having to do a tag or a scroll, almost like a look through to the other side. And when you have really lovely double-sided srcap=booking paper it's a shame you can't always show the other side. Hope you have a great week end (I;m still away soam grapping time to 'wow' when I can
HappY WOyWw,

MaggieC said...

I love pieris too, they can be so spectacular. The best buddleia we had was a perfumed white one, which attracted so many butterflies there was no space between them. Our old ones have now gone and need to be replaced this year - must ask Shaz where she got hers from. Thank you for sharing with us and for your kind comments on my blog this week. they were much appreciated.

Amberbop said...

Love that plea-y bit of magic going on here! Luck on the garden!

Alison said...

Such a sweet LO Angie! x

Chrissy said...

Seriously, someone needs to stop stealing the days away! Thanks for stopping by. Love the fan technique!

Nicky said...

Loving the layout and those V's are brilliant

Sue from Oregon said...

Hello Angie! Always happy to have you visit! Love that V in you page with that sneaky smiling kitty LOL! TFS!Happy WOYWW!

Anonymous said...

I love your flowers! Your LO is looking great. I can't have a garden in the traditional sense..the deer eat everything in sight. We have to garden in containers on the deck. Oh well. BTW...Wormy and Wormelia are my characters to my new children's books. If you page down on my blog you can read about their upcoming wedding where the books will make their debut! Thanks for stopping by to visit me. Happy PPF.