Hi friends, thanks for dropping by. I've got lots to share this time. I really should post more often, but you know how it is ... anyhoo ...
So the above pic is of the newest additions to our family, yep chooks!!! Woohoo, I've been wanting chooks for years and years and my wonderful, clever husband finally built the Taj-Mahal of chook pens and we got this assortment of fluff-balls from some friends just the other day.
The big white fellow is the rooster "Johnnie", the brown hen is "Brownie", the cream hen is "Hillary", the black hen is "Stevie" and the 2 bantams are "Henny Penny" combined.
This morning the kids collected 2 eggs!!! Dad cooked "dippy eggs" for breakky which went down a treat.
Onto other things ... scrapping to be precise. I've managed to squeeze in quite a bit lately which is fabulous. Some are "just because" and others are for challenge blogs, or for Red Earth Scrapping.
This LO uses October Afternoon "Thrift Shop" pp's which I got from Michelle at Divas a while back - I love them and the page came together really easily. And what do you do when you haven't got quite the right matching embellies ... make them from the pp scraps of course. Have been enjoying making these concertina "flowers" lately although I have had trouble when fanning them around ... the trick however is smaller folds. Originally I read somewhere about scoring every 1/2" on a 12" strip and folding, but I've found they need to be narrower than this so it fans out better. The hot glue gun is excellent for holding everything firmly in place too.
This 8&1/2 x 11 page is for the November Sketch challenge at RES and is also the 1st sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches. See that cute heart button? It's from My Little Bit Of Whimsy which, after popping in and out for a look a few times, finally decided to treat myself to some yummy goodies.
This page is for a "scrap whispers" challenge for October over at Scrapbook Top 50 - always good fun joining in with something like this.
These next 2 LO's are using products from the RES shop which I've been eyeing off for a while - The Girls Paperie "Paper Girl" range. Every single thing on both these LO's (with the exception of the Dusty Attic chippie windmill sorry) are from this range. So pretty aren't they, and I think, so adaptable to any style of page.
This was a "just because" page and it was great to deliberately reach for some older stash and finally use it up. I'm such a terrible, terrible hoarder ...
Oh and good to finally scrap some older pics too.
This page was using the Stuck?! Sketches second October sketch and it was also our sketch challenge over at RES for October with the added criteria of using lots of pink. Afterall it was pink month in support of Pink Ribbon Day over at RES.
Do you think there's enough pink here? LOL