Sunday, 2 January 2011

Last Trifecta of 2010

So it's a while since I did a  Design Dollies Trifecta, but now I'm up and running on my blog again I wanted to get back into the swing of things.
So the last Trifecta of 2010 which has to be uploaded by today is as follows...

1. Colours - use the colours chocolate, tan, royal blue and orange
2. A recipe using the theme 'just one'

• Just one piece of cardstock
• Just one patterned paper
• Just one word in the title/sentiment
• Just one photograph/image
• Just one embellishment
3. This sketch...

With only one piece of patterned paper allowed I had to look for something that included all of those colours. I trawled through my collection, eventually coming across an ancient piece of Basic Grey from the Hang 10 collection. It had tan, chocolate, royal blue and orange!! It also had green flowers but with some selective trimming I managed to get rid of those!
My one embellishment is my tag - hopefully that counts!?
So here's my attempt at the challenge - dollies - let me know what you think!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy new year to everyone out there in blog land and I hope 2011 is happy, healthy and successful for all of you. Apologies for the lack of  blog posts in the last three months of 2010 – especially to Jonathan who is waiting for the scores on the last three birthday experiences. (I promise promise I’ll catch these up over the next few days now that I have my fab new pink Dell inspiron laptop!)

The last three months have just steamrollered past, first our trip to Egypt in October followed by a very busy November in which I was away from home for every weekend either at the ATDML retreat, my drawing course or the dentist for yet more crowns. Then came the end of November and the snow. And it snowed and snowed!! It was the most snow I’ve seen since I was a little girl in the 70s. In fact our back lawn is still covered in snow though I’m pleased to say that the roads are now a lot better and I may even get to drive my car again for the first time in over a month.

A couple of enforced days at home when school was closed did give me some time to finish off my shrine for the Shrine Swap I was invoved in.
Here’s mine… I added dolls house Christmas tree lights, batteries and a switch so that it would light up.

And here is the shrine I received from Clare – which I absolutely love and it’s spent Christmas on my hearth next to some of my other favourite ornaments.

My other creative outlet was to make a kitchen advent calendar. Here is the front…

And an example of one of the pages with my homage to the perfect hot chocolate…

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen in December and each page has a different recipe or menu idea. I’ll post the whole thing up next December.

In the meantime, I’m going to get back to work on my DT work for January which is using some fab retro October Afternoon paper. Here’s a sneaky peak of some of the LOs I’ve done so far…