Monday 29 October 2012

ScrapaGoGo No.9

I was so looking forward to my weekend away just gone, a WHOLE weekend with no kids, no hubby (love them lots of course) just time to scrapbook with Mum and other like minded people :)

We arrived in plenty of time at Theobalds in Herts and was keen to get in to the crop room at 6.30pm to see what wonderful goodies we'd been given and see the challenges and get going!

I had just the right photos for my first class which involved cutting out and re-sewing together a skeleton - based around Doctor's/nurses/accidents, so Alexander's grommet's op photos were perfect.
My second class was based around that special outfit or such like and at the moment I have a bit of an obsession with the clothing line Joe Browns, so whilst this layout was totally out of my comfort zone (too much white space for me really) I didn't use a photo of anyone, but one of my JB's clothes and one of their clothing tags.
This class layout had to be one of my fav's as we had to cover the frame in denim - a real boy layout and perfect for this photo of Alex and his friends Nathan & Oliver.
 I have to admit that this was my least favourite class - whilst I was originally intrigued by the concept of a layout based on Facebook (of which I spend a good deal wasting my time) it just didn't do it for me.  However, I adapted it and I'm happy to have this layout of my 4 bestie's in my scrapbook :)
This was the only class layout I didn't actually complete due to the fact I didn't want to do the hessian flowers, so sometime this week I shall finish it off with a huge array of my own flowers.
Whilst I understood the concept of this class - using something to print with - in this case a lego brick, I hadn't taken the correct photos.  However, again, I altered it to fit what I had and I'm happy with the overall result.  Love the primary colours in this one too :) 
 This has to be my joint fav class - the red velvet that was used as a background to the photo is simple but just so elegant.  The photo I had of Vanessa and I taken at Avon's Live Your Dream event went perfectly.
There were also some challenges over the weekend - a pre-weekend one was to list 9 things about yourself that someone else could identify you by... Twilight had to get in there somewhere!
 Another challenge was "dressed to the Nine's" (as it was GoGo's 9th retreat) and this pic of me in my red dress that I bought last year for Lee and I's Christmas do went rather well...
Cassie was my inspiration for this use of a product layout - the papers being relevant in this one
And I used another photo of her for this challenge product layout too - the flowers being from the relevant range in question.
 The last challenge I took part in was to design a layout using the photo of all those in attendance over the weekend by using scraps of what was left from the class kits.  However, this was slightly changed as most people didn't have much left! 
 In between classes I managed to finish this layout of Nicholas and Max,
 Cassandra on the beach on the Isle of Wight,
and Alex by the school pond.
Most of Nicholas Go-Karting at Lakeside layout was done - just needs embellishments,
 as does Cassandra in the bath,
 And a few embelli's will finish off the double layout of the boys when they had a character dress up day at school.

I had a BRILLIANT time, and so did Mum,  I met some lovely people, made some new friends and scrapp'd my little heart out.

My thanks to Janice, Lorraine and all the GoGo girls, for another fabby fabby weekend.    Roll on GoGo no.10 in March - I will def be there!!


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