Friday, 22 February 2013

Scrap 365 March Challenge

I have wanted to scrap this pic of Wilberforce wearing the crochet coat I made for him since I took it so Scrap 365's March challenge was the ideal opportunity. 

The only problem is I don't do minimalist in  scrapbooking or life so this really was a challenge for me as I never have blank space on my pages.

Anyway, resisting the temptation to slap everything bar the kitchen sink on this, here is my interpretation of the sketch.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Coco Chanel and a special delivery

I have now finished the second design from the book by Veronique Enginger I received from the boys for Christmas and have started a third.  There are just so many gorgeous designs I want to work in this book.

I had to chose this design next as I recently finished a biography of Coco Chanel.  She really was a woman before her time.  She started her business with the help of her British boyfriend, Boy Capel who tragically died in a car accident shortly afterwards.  She said in later life that he was the love of her life and that was the reason she had never married.  It was a pity she felt it necessary to hide her humble beginnings, these days she would be celebrated for her achievements against the odds.

The boys were so excited the other day when a delivery arrived for them.
 What is in these boxes?
 The packaging tastes good.
 Four sacks of food + 92 tins, all for us.
 This lot looks interesting.
 Wilberforce reckons Higgins should not have these treats as they have an Airedale on the front so are not meant for Border Collies.