Sunday, May 29, 2011

More furry faces

How could you resist this little face? This was the dilemma I faced when we went to visit the Alpaca farm during Alpaca month. Having given his lordship grief when he bought the first batch, here I was wanting more. Well I caved and had to have little "Ronnie" as I have nicknamed him. His real name is Geronimo. He was too young to come on his own so his mother Anaconda (Connie to her friends) came in tow.My only saving grace was I got a better deal than HL, my four (yes, there are more) came to considerably less than his. Ronnie also has a better quality coat than the others we have, so his fleece should elicit a bit more cash on sale.

Here are Ronnie and Connie
This was Holly's choice, real name Guilia but renamed as Gracie.
Joanne (Mum) and Gracie.
Joanne seems to be vying with Evita for the post of herd leader. HL now has trouble telling them apart as we have three adult white females, to be truthful he isn't much better with the babies even though they are vastly different. Holly and I of course know them all.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Better late than never

This is Lauren's 21st and she will be 23 in July so it has taken a while for me to get around to scrapping the photos. It was very quiet affair, Lauren had only recently settled here in Australia after her sojourn to South Africa so didn't have any friends to invite making the evening an intimate family meal. She even made her own cake as she had sought out a recipe while trolling the internet cookery sites. If she is bored,Lauren loves to cook, however she prefers to have her day jam packed with activities and is through choice perpetually on the go thus earning her nickname of Energiser Bunny ( from friends).

Paper - Kaiser party Animals
Ticket die and stamps - Paper Trey ink
Die Cut letters Sizzix - Twang
21 - American Crafts Thickers
Bowl and Yummy Stickers - K and Co

Monday, May 9, 2011

Beautiful memories

This photo is from a series we had taken just before we emigrated to Australia. I wanted some of the girls with my Mum and some of all of us together. I met the photographer through her scrapbooking work on one the the English magazines, she was exhibiting at a craft show and we got talking and she said that she ran a photography studio from her home only half and hour from our house. I booked us in right away and it was her suggestion that we all wore similar colours and I must say she was right it made for some really great shots. At the session, she had us bouncing on space hoppers (remember them from the late 60's), dressing up, wearing hats etc, she even featured Mum ( then 84) on her own blog with a picture of her on said space hopper, all in all it was a very fun day. I have scrapped all of these photos before but put them in an album I made for my Mum and some for myself. However this poor photo has been hanging around for a long while waiting for just the right paper and when Kaiser brought out the Chapter one collection and I knew I had found it.

Leaves and flourishes - Paper Trey ink stamps
Butterfly - Stamping Up
Black flowers - Maya Road ribbon
Epoxy "Laugh" circle - Cloud 9
Family Fun and Remember when - Purchased from K Mart (sorry I don't know the brand name)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Like Mother Like Daughter

Here is a layout featuring me in the black and white photos and Holly in the coloured one, both of us riding donkeys on the same beach but almost 40 years apart. When I was little, my family would often holiday on the Kent coast not that far from our home in Essex. My Nan and Grandad would come too. One of the highlights for me was a donkey ride on Margate beach. Now with the passage of time the roads are so much better that it was a day trip to take Holly there and when I saw the donkeys again it brought back many happy memories. Holly of course wanted to have a ride like her Mum before her.
When you think about it, those poor donkeys must have been bored stiff with the repetitive nature of their day and having to put up with over enthusiastic kids all day long to boot.

Papers: Kaiser - Chapter one collection and American Crafts - City Park range