Monday, 2 May 2011

Fi's cricut club swirl challenge!!

Morning peeps!!

I have had the most fabulous bank holiday weekend so far.
Thursday was an excellent day, full of fun royal wedding celebrations at work. Friday was a lovely day spent playing with Mo. Saturday was Fi's cricut club which I absolutely love and sunday was a fabulous day at twycross zoo with Mo and Scott. Mo loves the zoo so it is always gauranteed to be a magical day.

So onto my scrapbook page which you can see up there ^. Now it is no secret that I am an absolute learner when it comes to big 12x12 scrapbook pages!!!! and I have made myself a promise to do 1 12x12 scrapbook page a month this year.
Fi set us the challenge of using a swirl for our may challenge at club this month and I actually surprised myself with how quickly I thought of mine knowing I had a scrap page to get done!!!
I had taken this picture of my Nana to craft club with me. My Nana was an absolutely awesome lady and she died from cancer 13 years ago. She had amazing strength and courage and fought the disease for many years before leaving us. I loved her so very much and still struggle with missing her. It took me 13 years to be able to go into her and my grandad's bedroom  (which I did for the first time a few weeks ago when hoovering for my grandad!!).
Scott scanned ths picture for me a few months ago. Grandad and I had been pekking through some family photos and I thought this one of her when she was a little girl was beautiful.

I used the swirl square from the storybook cart and cut it at 10 3/4 ". I tucked Nana into some of the swirls.
The little butterflies are from storybook to and daft as it may sound they are there to symoblise her freedom from pain and innoncence as a child which she was in this picture. They have all got foam dots under them to pop them out a little from the page. The large corner one has some bling on it and the little ones have sakura clear star pen doodling on them but its hard to see!!!

My fabulous friend, Hev, gave me this gorgeous flower she had made using her new stampin up tim holtz cutting dies and isn't it just absolutely gorgeous?! they are all material and strokably yummy (...yup its about as close as I will ever get to stroking something Tim Holtz ;) .....) and I nestled my Nana title into the flower. She even stamped some yummy dots onto one of the layers too, I think it is awesome.

So thats me for today I think!!
I am going to treat myself to a womble to the garden centre today (.... when Scott has finished fixing the car...again....grrrrr) to get a little cupcake icing set for me and Mo to use when we are making fairy cakes. He really likes decorating them and is quite fabulous at it so I thought it would be a nice treat!! (...and my mum is desperate to try it out too!!!)

OOOh and don't forget you still have chance to hop with the Tiddly Inkers and our special guests for the chance to find some freebies and win some lush prizes and the sale is on too over on the Tiddly Inks shop so go get some bargains ready for the birthday celebrations blog hop on May 10th!! Just click on the piccy underneath to get started!!

So thank you so much for popping in on me!!
Hugs Lou xxxx


  1. Great page Lou and as I said on saturday, if you had said the was you as a young girl I would have believed you.

  2. Hi ya hunni x Fab work as usual i totally agree with the flutterby's they symbol just what you said!! (That splendid flower looks good too ;0) lol xx)
    Anyway i must drop a line to Fi to tell het to keep you away from that die box as i don't want you looking or touching that POSH thing again!!!! That did make me laugh but hey ho thats what we are there for to have a giggle x
    Take care and spk soon hun xxx
    Hev xx

  3. I came here for the Tiddly hop but just have to comment - this is gorgeous. The colors are so lovely and all the butterflies are beautiful!

  4. Such a gorgeous page Lou, I love the swirly background and the beautiful colours really set off the photo wonderfully.
    Big hugs

  5. Lou, what a wonderful tribute page to your Nana. She was a beautiful girl and woman both inside and out. The page has a wonderful vintage feel to it and love that fabric flower. May have to try that myself with my Cuttlebut and a flower die.

  6. Oh what a precious picture and beautiful page, Lou! Just gorgeous! xxD


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