Thursday, 25 October 2012


The first layout is for My Creative Sketches October sketch challenge  and the photo is of a a structure outside Berkeley library at Trinity University in Dublin. I love anything that is an unusual shape. this looks from afar like a bit metal ball but close up you can see that it is actually cut into and is a mix of metal and wooden structures

The second layout is for week 20 of Niki's 52 week sketches. Not sure it looks anything like hers but it was inspired by it. Another thing we love to photograph is a view through a window or arch as we have here in one of Oxford's colleges.
Aren't we lucky to have so much history and so much beautiful architecture?

This doesn't look straight does it? It is tho'.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Merly Impressions challenge

Totally inspired by Emilie's ability to use stamps on her layouts I decided to have a go in order to participate in this month's Merly challenge. All but one of the matt papers are stamped using Kaisercraft stamps.

The photo is of a bridge that was rumoured to have been built with no screws or bolts but stood due to the mathematical proportions of the woodwork. Hence the nickname it was given. It's real name is not The Mathematical Bridge but simply The Wooden Bridge and yes it was built using nuts and bolts.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Booby crop 2

I started this at the booby Crop last weekend and had to put it away as I couldn't get going with it. I finished it the next day at home. I love the wrought iron outside one of the Cambridge colleges.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Booby crop

I had a lovely day at the Booby crop with my pal Michele on Saturday. We both managed to get a lot done which makes a change from paper shuffling. 
I managed 4 layouts and another is on it's way.
This one is for Niki's challenge:

I love the way my husband has managed to get the lamp central in front of Kings college Oxford on this one.

The same uni but from a different angle.

Last but not least dear Molly Malone in Dublin with her barrow. This is a lift of one of Natalie's layouts on Sarah's Cards blog.

One of the things I was most pleased about is that apart from one sheet of paper everything is from my own stash of paper which is gradually diminishing. It will take a while but I'm getting there.
Sorry about the poor quality of the photos-not sure what is going on with my camera. John Lewis say it's going to the camera heaven but I think that's a marketing ploy cos my camera is not that old. They maintain that one should change their camera every couple of years-hmmm not so sure!!
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

University Challenge

I can remember very vividly having to sit and watch University challenge when I was little. It was one of the highlights of my parents' television viewing! I can still hear Bamber Gascoigne's voice as he announced each team. We visited Trinity College, Dublin this summer and as we approached all I  could hear was Bamber's voice announcing the name of Dublin's fine university.

This memory merited a layout so when the Merly challenge happened to be based on Television what else could I do?

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Sunday crop

Not having done any scrapping for a while due to the mess I call a scrap room,  I was quite chuffed to finish layout number 2 from the crop at the weekend. It is based on Niki's sketch number 16. Another photo of my youngest playing the guitar.