Sunday, October 12, 2008

A mother of a week...

I'm glad last week is over - it was a bit of a pain tbh. It started last weekend with my boiler going bust - it shouldn't really as our extension is only 2.5 years old but the less said about the builder the better! As a result we have had no heat and no hot water for a week as the emersion (usually the back up plan) is also working intermittenly - when it feels like it... We have been filling kettles of boiling water to wash and wearing heavy jumpers around the house. Then this week the tumble dryer packed up (only bought it in December last year) then followed by the microwave. Aaarrggghh! Eva then developed a kidney infection on Friday night so it's been stress stress stress... As I said I'm glad the week is over ;-) The men who fix these things are coming to save me this week - I hope!

So onto nice crafty things, I saw this LO (above) on Creative Scrappers by Jaz and loved the texture of it so I made my own version of it called 'He Loves Me' and it's all about Lucy's love affair with her best friend Rory who she has known since she was a toddler.

I love all of the fresh colours in these papers and flowers. The photo shows Lucy in her pretty dress up clothes wearing her ballet skirt on her head as a wedding veil (wubs!). So thanks Jaz for the inspiration ;-)

I have also submitted my entry to the Creative Scrappers Guest designer call up and here's my LO called 'Journey'. It reads 'somewhere on your journey, don't forget to turn around and enjoy the view'. I like the metaphor behind it.

For this one I layered ribbon and lace with copper wire and beads to create lots of texture and painted grungeboard alpha's and elements gold and added some stickles for effect.

Well one good thing happened last week - this LO I taught at one of my classes was accepted for the Basic Grey gallery - some amazing inspiration over there - go and have a peep!


Kate said...

Aah Lainey sorry to hear you had a tough weeek{{HUGS}}} Things always seem to come together like that, don't they?? I hope this week will be better for you !!

Love your LO's especially the last one, stunning!!

SandieShores said...

ha! talk about parallel lives. We've been dealing with a leaky roof and bad bathroom drainage in our extension of 2yrs.. the less said about OUR builder the better! Thankfully hubby was able to fix the roof :)

I've also been to the doctors in the past week, with DD, due to kidney infection. To make matters worse, she developed the kidney infection on day 4 of being potty trained... sheesh!!! Don't you just know that was fun!

All your layouts are wonderful, but I absolutely adore the 'Journey' one. Love the rich colours.