Wednesday 16 November 2011


It's Wednesday again and time for WOYWW 128 (well, I'm cheating really because I'm preparing this on Tuesday because I won't be able to get in my craft room again till later in the day Wednesday. The room (and our bedroom) is being decorated, so this is how my workspace looks atm:

The decorator has gone home now (Tuesday afternoon atm) so at least I can get in here on to my computer, but that's all I can do - no crafting today.

Last week for WOYWW 127 I showed the scrapbook that I'd got to make for my mum's 90th birthday, so, as I've got nothing in my workspace to show you, I would show you the finished scrapbook (well, all I've got to do is scan and print a photo for the front of the book and on mum's birthday I'll take a couple of photos to put on the back page to complete it.

On reflection, I'm not sure how wise it was to start with a semi-finished book where some of the work had already been done because the spaces that were given for photos were all for 6 x 4 and I wanted to use quite a few smaller photos, so I ended up having to create backgrounds to accommodate these. I also had lots more Anna Griffin 3D flowers to add to the pages and other bits and pieces, most of which were AG, but a few other ribbons etc.

Each double layout matches up, but right at the beginning of the book I made the mistake of getting a page out of sequence, so, unfortunately, mum and dad's courtship and wedding are shown just before the photos of mum as a baby/child and her brothers and sister when they were little. I could change the pages around, but the DLO then wouldn't match, so I think I'll leave it as it is - a pity, but I didn't realise this till I'd finished.

I hope to be able to get round to see what everyone else is showing for WOYWW 128. I amazed myself last week and managed (I think) to get round to everyone - not sure that I've ever managed that before - I don't know what came over me! I'll have to see how I go this week.

It's now Wednesday morning at silly o'clock as we have to be up and ready for the decorator to arrive at 8, so I just popped on here to put the link for WOYWW 128 - see you there!

I'm also entering my scrapbook LOs into the following challenges:

Deep ocean 12: vintage - particularly the early pages
Art impressions 40: use 2 or more ribbons - lots of ribbons used and some LO have 2 different ones
Totally papercrafts 92: Victorian - the 'ancestry' page with my grandparents - born just before the end of Victoria's reign
Crafty ribbons 6: anything but a card
Crafty Ann 53: floral frenzy
Delicious doodles 6: remembrance - the whole album is a trip down memory lane!
Sassy Cheryl 90: stump the boss - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes - wish you were here (the holiday pages)
Freshly brewed 71: anything goes
2 sisters 65: anything goes

Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave me comments last week. I hope you've enjoyed seeing my scrapbook today. If you have time to leave me a comment I'm very grateful.