Saturday, 2 October 2010

Winning Goodies

Did you see this post? If so, you'll know what this one is all about.
I also got to choose my kit and went with The Village Fete.

My postie buzzed up to me this morning to tell me he had a parcel for me. There was only one thing I was expecting, so I quickly buzzed him in so he could bring it up for me. My postie's really good like that (but then it is only one flight of stairs).

Once I'd got the box safely inside, I sat down in eager anticipation and opened the box which revealed:

a congratulations letter

a page telling me all about them

and 2 bags full of yummy scrunmy goodies plus a gorgeous union jack stamp set

The contents of these bags are:

loads of different sized and shaped cards and envelopes

4 sheets of 12x12 cardstock

and a whole host of 6x6 papers and embellishments

I looked in the bottom of the box to see some brown paper.

Thinking it was there as padding, I was about to discard it,
until I realised the box still had some weight in it.
Close inspection needed I think and .....
..... wowzers, here's what I found:

Want to see what it all is? Yep, I did too, so here you go:

12x12 cardstock, patterned card and a couple of 12x12 papers

(a lot of the patterned card is double sided, so here's the reverse)

a 12x12 sheet of journalling tags

and glittered alphas, bunting stickers,
bunting chipboard and ribbons.

Once I'd stopped oggling and stronking them all,
I had an empty box that needed re-filling

Would you believe I found something else once I'd packed it all away? No, neither did I, but I found these 2 sweet strawberry brads on my table

Unless something's fallen on the floor
(quick check) that's everything.
I still can't believe how lucky I am today.

Thank you so much Scrap That Reviews and Scrapagogo
for the blog giveaway and for making me a winner
and putting a smile on my face

Love, Sarah C xx

The Sunday Creative ~ Prompt 14

The Sunday Creative
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An interesting prompt for this week which is:


I was going to photograph my purse which has
next to NOTHING in it, but changed my mind today.

I took delivery of a pizza box this morning and once I'd emptied it to photograph the contents, there was NOTHING left in it.
(contents of said box will be in another post to follow this one).

Love, Sarah C xx

Friday, 1 October 2010

LSNED 2010 ~ My Album

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First off, let me give you a warning

This post contains a massive


As promised yesterday, here's photos of the whole of my album.

The pages are from K &Co's 6x6 Amy Butler Belle Paper Pad.
Once I'd done my daily LO, I backed it with white card.
I wanted to have space for more journalling, so stuck 2 LOs together on 3 sides, leaving the outer edge free so that I could insert a tag. This is written on on both sides to enable me to elaborate on each day's learnings.

I wanted to keep each page relatively simple, so used strip journalling and a few different embellishments.
By using strip journalling and the highly patterned paper,
I didn't need to do loads to each page.

The hidden journalling pocket was nabbed from Wendy's idea in a team CJ we did ages ago on UKScrappers. (Wendy was my team leader when I was in the Ruby Snippers.)

Once completed, I braved it and used my Bind-It-All to make
the pages into an album. I need to get bigger wires,
so will be replacing them once I have been shopping.

Now for the photos:
(looks like the bloom on page 16 got a bit squashed already!!)

If you're still here, well done and thank you.

Love, Sarah C xx