Oh I love going to crop!

It seems ages since the last crop I went to and I do so love going, even if the girls are never very happy at my piffling attempts at a social life for myself.

This weekend I went to Hobby Horse near Derby (this is my most local crop) unfortunately there was no Donna, Jackie or Kathryn (poor Kathryn's car broke down on the way) so my best scrapping buddies were missing. Still got to chat with lots of others though, including some new faces (Kim and Sarah, hiya!) as well as other faves like Lisa, Dani and Claire. I managed to get three pages completed (not bad given I didn't open my crop bag until gone noon).

Isn't this fun?! I love this photo but the coach seat background was very distracting so I cut it out. I'd just received a 3 Bugs paper pack from Scrapkits and however tempting it was to use the pink flowered papers, I felt that the photo stood out better against the green. Added in the MM rub ons, Doodlebug asterisk stickers and a few Papermania crystals. A very different page for me but I really enjoyed myself with it!

The second page was for the challenge, I decided to give it a whirl with 40 minutes to go and just scraped in the time limit! The challenge was to use the diamonds paper and murky orange cardstock (sorry didn't really find either too inspiring). Once I had added in the Autumn Leaves paper, HS chipboard and stamping using the lush stamps from Rhonna Farrer and Danelle Johnson I was pretty pleased with the result. I'd had this photo of Mia printed out onto canvas for a long while and the colours were just perfect.
And finally a quick one using another set of 3 Bugs papers from Scrapkits. I printed out these four photos of my girlies together to save having to try and get them cut and aligned perfectly. Just added a few of the die cuts, buttons and crystals and again my latest stamp finds.
I've uploaded this one onto the gallery at Modern Scrapbooking, they have just rejigged their website and message boards and are running a layout competition to use 3-5 photos at the moment.


Lisa said...

Was great to see you at the crop. You did manage to get lots of layouts done - they are fab, especially love the first one and how you did the journaling.

Ann(i)e said...

WOW, so much amazing work...you busy lady! I posted the cookie recipe today, so come have a look!

Kathryn said...

so glad to see you back online again.. it seems like ages!

really sad i missed the crop.. i was not a happy bunny! love the LO's and i think you did fab with those uninspiring papers. I think i'd have inked them to within an inch of their life!

Kylie Tout said...

Totally loving all your layouts very inspiring indeed!!!!!

Probally have me stalking now lol!

Debbie said...

Oh WOW Suzanne ...those layouts are fabulous darl'. I absolutely LOVE what you did for the challenge layout- just gorgeous.

Ann(i)e said...

Why can't I find your email address????
The snickers weighs 15 grams (with wrapper off....which meant I then had to eat the snickers....couldn't leave it naked!!)
Also, cups are measured flat across the top!

Katy said...

Sounds like you had a good crop. I love your layouts, especially the one of Mia (I think) where you've cut her out of the picture ... it looks great. :)

Anam_Kihaku said...

beautiful work :) miss you loads *hugs*