Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Creative Craft World December Scrap Map Challenge

This is the page I have created for the December CCW scrap map challenge

The photo was taken on my recent trip to Lawrence, Kansas for Thanksgiving where the Christmas lights were gorgeous.

Some close-ups

Sparkly spritzing!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Oh Christmas Tree!

Thought I would share a few photos I took of this years Christmas tree. I'm a bit of a tree snob. I have to decorate it myself. I like it to look just right!

Having a bit of a play with the camera

and a few of my fav decorations

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Not James Taylor!!

This is my scrapbook page done for this week's challenge on UK Scrappers,

The challenge was to scrap yourself or a family member and something about how they were given their name. Were they named after an ancestor or someone famous?

James shares his name with James Taylor, the singer/musician but he was not named after him. We chose the name James without realising that everyone would think we were James Taylor fans. 

When I Googled James Taylor to get a photo I found that this one on his album cover bore a remarkable resemblance to a photo I had taken of my James in New York last week!


The journalling reads :
Contrary to popular opinion, James, you were not actually named after the famous musician of the same name.
Before you were born we were positive we were going to call you Oliver. Until the day you were born, that is, when we both admitted we didn't think Oliver suited you and we settled on James. It wasn't until people started asking if we were James Taylor fans that we realised what we had done!
23 years later and people still ask if you were named after him! As this picture, taken in New York 23rd November 2011 (your grandmother's birthdate) shows, you definitely have something in common - good looks, a black overcoat and Burberry scarves!!