Friday, June 26, 2009

Some new Digi layouts

Here's a couple of new layouts with the latest of Carol's digital kits. This first page has been on my to-do list for a while. I loved some of the old Route 66 relics we saw on our travels through Arizona last year - I admit I had to convince Chris to take a small detour to see this old wigwam motel - and you can actually stay in them - cool huh?! Carol's new kit 'Retro Americana' seemed perfect for this!
cpz designs,retro americana kit
(All page elements from the 'Retro Americana' kit from cpz designs - available exclusively from from 29th June. Fonts: Gill Sans MT & CK Alis Writing)

And I have scrapped this pic before, but I love it so much and this kit 'Sparkle' is so great for 4th July layouts! I'm pretty pleased with the result - think I might prefer it to the original page I did a couple of years ago!
cpz designs,sparkle
(All page elements from the 'Sparkle' collaboration kit from

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

To the best Dad in the world. Love you lots.

Friday, June 19, 2009

A new Blog design

So happy to have a spiffy new blog design thanks to Erin at Designer Blogs. She's done a great job don't you think?! And thank you Erin for putting up with all my little requests and nit-picking during the design. I'm so happy with the result :-)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'm a cpz designs CT member - yay!

I'm delighted to be on the Creative Team for cpz designs - aka my very talented friend Carol whom I met last year at CKU. She has turned her hand to designing digital scrapbooking kits and is producing some fabulous products. And since I'm on the CT I get to play and create with them for free!!

These 2 layouts are using elements from her latest kit - 'Pop Star'

This is the 'annual' layout I create for our Wedding Anniversary - maybe one day I'll scoop them all together into 1 album - but I think we should get to, say 25 years to make it worthy of an album all of it's own!! This year's country was Ireland!
7 Years
(Page elements from Pop Star kit - cpz designs, Fonts - 2Peas GG's Love Me, Anarchy, Gill Sans MT)

These photos are of the best carnival EVER! Somerset carnivals are just the greatest spectacle of lights, dancing, music and costumes - all on giant tractor trailers 30-odd feet long!

(Page elements from Pop Star kit - cpz designs, Page Template - Michelle Filo for Pencillines, Fonts - Arial, CK Jolly Elf)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Go...Tim GO!!!

Seriously excited for one of our wonderful dear friends -Marty Kopra. Her son - Tim Kopra is one of the astronauts due to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 13th. We are so amazingly excited and privileged to have access to Tim's expedition blog via NASA. We hope that the expedition will go smoothly and successfully for them all. Here is an interview by the STS-127 crew on You-Tube...(the crew Tim is launching with next week!)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

A new cyber-friend Myra (who I'll be meeting at Creative Escape in August - yay!) nominated my blog for this fun little award. Make sure you go and check out Myra's blog and fabulous arty creations! I'm so looking forward to meeting this talented and creative woman.
Here are the RULES for this AWARD:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award. -

4. Share 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
I resisted starting a blog at the start of our travels and regretted it ever since (I eventually started it one year in)...I have a degree in Business Information Management Systems...I'm scared of heights.....yet I skydive...People that stand right close next to the baggage carousel at the airport bug me (leave room then we can all reach!)...I love cats but I'm allergic to them...I love English supermarkets!

5. Nominate 6 Kreativ Bloggers and post links to their blogs.

6. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

Busy Bee - Quote cards

Been working on some more of my swaps for CE. This time it was 3x5" Quote cards. Pick a quote, make sure the card is the standard size and create 10 of the same. When we trade I'll get 9 different cards plus one of my own. I joined up for 2 groups, so here are my 2 designs. Hope you like

Monday, June 1, 2009


1" little chipboard squares of art for those of you who weren't so sure! I joined a swap on the Creative Escape (CE) Forum. Originally signed up to do just 2 sets, but these things are addictive! I've had fun using up scraps and playing. I've wound up with 5 sets of the 'anything goes' and 5 sets of the CE colours! Can't wait till I get all the trades back - but that won't be happening till the end of July - guess I'll need to have some patience!
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