Thursday, 15 November 2007

Perfect Smile

My finished page for Novembers Competition at Paper Paradise. The journelling is hidden underneath the photo and reads:

Georgia kept her lips pursed in her last school photo, when I asked her why she said
"because I don't want people to see I have a dummy"
You can imagine my relief when she brought this gorgeous picture home from school with her natural beaming smile.
A week later she lost her first tooth and it's back to
"Mummy do I look ugly when I smile?"
I try to reassure her that she is always beautiful in my eyes!

This is how I made it;
I originally wanted to do an oval but it was too hard and Georgia's face looked really round so I thought lets emphasise it.
As I don't have a cicle cutter I used 2 dinner plates to create the circular frame and raised it with foam. I printed the photo on A4 paper first to ensure I cut the cicle in the right place then laid that one over the good copy.
The letters were hand cut, inked and I smeared a lilac glitter glue on them. They were attached with silicone which I have only recently discovered, thanks to Norma and the Wednesday card makers.
I drew the flourishes on A4 and played about with the dimensions then cut them by hand, inked and attached. Inked my flowers as the blue wasn't a perfect match and diamond glazed the buttons in place. Voila!!!

The presents and nursery/craft room as previously mentioned!!
"Organised Chaos"


This months competition is to use flourishes(that's the curly swirley bit). I really wanted to cheat and post this picture but I made it 2 months ago. So took on the challenge and started again. As much as I want to vary my flourishes they always end up looking the same! Anyway this picture has been missed out of my slide show so here it is. The stitching was done on the machine which is broken and only punches holes, so I had to add the zig-zag thread in by hand.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

More recent photos

What me organised! (not quite)

Everyone who knows me knows that I am extremely disorganised. So it came as a shock to myself when I realised that I have nearly finished my xmas shopping. Georgia and I spent the day wrapping them and she is sworn to secrecy. Which probably won't last long with her as she loves telling people what they are getting.
I went to the shop (Paper Paradise) on my own yesterday which was bliss and had a good smooch around. Bought some lovely papers to match Georgia's school photo and am looking forward to getting her off to school tomorrow so I can get started on creating my page for this months competition. Helena and I tied last month which is quite funny as it was my first time entering and the page "Soap Suds" had her daughter my niece on it.
The craft room looks like a bomb site come baby shop with boxes of baby clothes all over. Do you think it is possible for a baby to stay in its moses basket in Mum and Dads room until it's 16 or leaves home?

Autumn Leaves and Yellow Trees

I took Georgia to see Beauty and The Beast at the Auditorium and it was fantastic. Worth every penny especially as I had searched every avenue to get cheaper tickets. I didn't want to sit down the front as last time she had struggled to see from down there, but when your tickets are half price through work what can a girl do!
As I was saying it was fab, but we nearly didn't go because I had the wrong week in my head and once again only realised 2 hours before the show and had to take her out of school. Still I think stage shows are part of a good education. This was very Disney and very professional. I can't even begin to describe the special effects. Sitting down the front we could see their facial expressions and all of the small details and Georgia was mesmorised for 3 hours.
The walk there was lovely and Georgia was excited because I let her have her birthday present early to wear (just the once mind you) so she could be like her heroine.
On the way I took photos and we had a lovely afternoon. Much more fun than being in school!!

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