Thursday, 31 July 2008

Off on my holidays...Yerrrrrr

Yes I'm off on my Hols on Saturday and I'm at a wedding tomorrow so wont be about for the next week and a bit, but this should give me lots of opportunities to take some fab photos to scrap. So I will catch up with you all soon.

Before I go I thought I would share this fun digi LO I did of a fancy dress party I went to the other Friday. It was a 60's, 70's and 80's theme. Everyone made such a great effort to get all dressed up and we all had the best night.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Ribbon Oasis

The other week I received a lovely design team package from Bea at Ribbon Oasis check out her shop she has loads of lovely ribbon.

doesn't it look all so lovely?

It was great getting the baby girl ribbons as I already had a few projects in mind as a few friends have just had little girls.

New Baby Card & Maze Book

With the darker ribbons I used them to embellish a 6x6 album for Nathans prom pics I also including the
two digi LOs I blogged the other wk inside it.

6x6 Handmade Mini Book

I also did another digi LO of my friends Graduation yesterday

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Gold Card......Thanks Ladybug :)

I received This on my blog from Ladybug

So there are rules attached to :
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world
.4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
So here are my 5 people...
4. Leo
and for my 5th I have picken Voodoo Vixen as a new person to my blog and she is moving to Saudi Arabia for about a year.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

I would like to dedicate todays blog post to...

My best friend Tracy Bailey, Who graduated this month with a Cert Ed in post 16 Teaching.
digi LO of Tracy's graduation I have removed the background of the photo using photoshop then used free papers and elements to create this
We are all so proud of you Tracy.

Like myself Tracy has been a TA and while working at the special school where I met her she has led many sessions including... art, media and staff and student BSL signing.

five days after her graduation she interviewed, was offered and excepted her first official teaching post at a college for students with hearing and communication difficulties.

Congratulations Tracy, you have worked so hard to achieve your goals and although it is a sad time leaving one place to go somewhere new we all know you will do an excellent job and make a wonderful teacher.
Congratulations card I made for getting the job
Yes that's more like you mad as a hatter and always there with a quick comment that will never cease to make people
this is a quote that a friend put in one of Tracys cards...
"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for" Grace Murray Hopper

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Circles and Proms

Well as promised here is the digi circle LO I think the overall effect is pretty good.
I definitely need a bit more practice. I will have to nip over to my Friend Hysteri-CAL's UKS gallery for some inspiration as she as produced some wonderful paper circle LOs

Last night was my friend Tracy's sons high school prom. He and his friends all look so grown up, Nathan looked so dapper in his DJ and unusually shiny shoes. They all met up in the local pub car park then went off to the prom in a swish stretch limo.

I so wish I was that age and I could get all dressed up and go to a school prom. We had nothing like it when I was at school you just left and that was it. I definitely think is a one of the nice Americanisms which we have adopted.

Anyway I have done two digi LO of him on his big night I will do paper ones eventually to go in an album I'm slowly doing ready for his 18th.

The Crown on top of Nathans head is a new techniques I have just learnt today...How to make your own digi elements using photoshop.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

I have had a hard day today as I have been to a funeral so I'm feeling a little flat. Then I have managed to do a circle LO and Blogger wont let me upload the pic so you will have to wait to see that.

But the other day I got get an award (see down right hand side) from Ruth's weirdcat cards 'n' stuff blog
I have some rules to follow:
The rules for this award:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the boys/girls you've nominated
My nominations go to

My 6. & 7. have already been given the award.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

I have learnt a new digi technique

I have spent a long and frustrating evening playing in photoshop. What I really wonted to do was create a digi circle LO, but could I do...NO.

I messed around for ages, every time I went into the marquee tool it only offered be the rectangle. I was about to give up and scream, when I decided to Google my problem and found these great instruction on how to find my marquee tools....

Unless you're entirely new to Photoshop, you probably have some familiarity with the marquee selection tools. It's difficult to do much of anything in Photoshop without them. These include the rectangular marquee, the elliptical marquee, the single row horizontal, and single row vertical marquee tools. As you learned in a previous lesson, the shortcut key for the marquee tools is M and Shift M toggles the rectangular and elliptical marquee tools.

Then I found this on a forum...

Use the circle marquee tool to make your circle, hit Ctrl+Shift+I to invert the selection, then hit backspace. If the image is a Background layer you will need to promote it to a layer (hold down Alt and double click on the layer in the layer palette, just to the right of the name) otherwise when you hit Backspace you will be left with the background colour and not the checkerboard.

From these instructions I eventually managed this...

Now I know what your thinking "is that it" Yes that's it, but if all goes to plan I will tomorrow create my first digi circle LO.