Tuesday, 31 January 2012

365+1 - Wheel

Gingerscraps - Scrap Your Life
We are getting some big drainage pipes put in the burn (stream) in one of our fields, the guy who brought them has left his huge tractor in our yard for a couple of days and I nipped out to get a photo of the wheel which is much more impressive than the ones on our tractors! 

It's the last day of the month and I've managed to keep up with the photos and scrapping them.  Let's see what next month brings!

Monday, 30 January 2012

365+1 - Collection

DSD by Athena - Noteworthy, Photomask - Coppercurls Designs
We collect stamps.  Not to put in an album by country, once the bag is full it goes to a charity.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

365+1 - Kitchen Utensil

Studio Sherrie JD - Kitschy Kitchen, Connie Prince - Spring is my Thing
I've no idea how old this spoon must be, I've had it for 27 years and it looked just the same then, so I can only imagine it is about 50 or 60 years old at least!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

365+1 - Fluffy

Gingerscraps - scrap your life, Connie Prince - Spring is my thing
I've been out all day today at a spa day, so not much time to take photos.  I took the little Nikon camera with me rather than my DSLR and when I downloaded the pics, I found this one. An early morning cloud shot, full of fluffy clouds.

Friday, 27 January 2012

365 - Amazing

Kit - Bailey by Julie Marie
There are lots of competitions on the blogs I read and I usually enter them all.  Even though the winners are usually chosen by Random number generators, I seem to have been chosen  randomly a remarkable number of times and a lot of the prizes involved chocolate!  This is a box of Signature chocs from Hotel Chocolat I won from Jac at Tinned Tomatoes,  I decided to open them tonight, they are delicious.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

365+1 - Nature, red in tooth and claw!

Gingerscraps - Scrap Your Life and various from Digital Crea
Look away if you are fond of bunny rabbits!  Suzie has given us a free choice for today's prompt so I thought I'd share this photo I took last Saturday, we got a bit of video footage of it as well which you can see on YouTube here.  In the end the post van arrived and the poor little stoat ran off and never came back.  It was fascinating to see this shy creature so close up!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

365+1 - motionless

Coppercurls Designs - Funky Brights
All the toys in my grandson's toy box are motionless, until he comes to visit!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

365+1 - Hot and Motion

Amy Stoffel - La Cucina
Here is yesterday's photo theme, I was away overnight so unable to take part.  The theme was hot and my hot is a chilli!  I love them, not so hot as they overpower everything but love a bit of spice.

DSD by Athena - Free Spirit, Maya de Groot - Snap
I love my little turquoise clock, it doesn't keep the correct time anymore, but the whole kitchen colour scheme was based around it so I have left it up.  The second hand still works, so when I saw that the theme for today was 'motion' I looked around for something that moved and I was drawn to the movement of that second hand. 

Sunday, 22 January 2012

365+1 - Glowing

Gingerscraps: Scrap your Life, Tangie Baxter: Zingers, Scrap Shana: Tis the Season

Today's prompt for Suzie's 365+1 is 'Glowing'.  The sun came out today although there was a bitterly cold NE wind blowing, it shone through the kitchen window onto the red bracts of the Poinsettia which is still thriving there.  I thought they looked like they were glowing.

DCM - Kitchenalia

Websters Pages: Sweet as Cherry Pie & Cafe Vienna (digi) collab from Inspiration Lane
Every now and then I try to take part in the Daring Card Makers dare, this week the theme was Kitchenalia so, given my love of all things kitchen, I  thought this week would be a good week to make a card!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

365+1 - Fire

Gingerscraps: 1. Scrap your Life, 2: Julie Marie, Bailey
Our house is pretty old, the top storey was put on the house in 1901, we can be sure of that because we have the original plans.  At that time two lovely Edwardian fireplaces were installed with marble mantelpieces. This is the white one in our upstairs living room, there is a black marble mantel and tiled fireplace in our bedroom.  We had the gas stove fitted into the original fireplace nearly 20 years ago and managed to maintain the original fittings.

Friday, 20 January 2012

365+1 - Sign

DSD by Athena - Grandma's Kitchen; Sugarplum Paperie - Sew Cute
I found this prompt really easy as I have lots of signs, mainly in my kitchen, the COOK letters are my favourite because I love the pastel colours, spots and floral patterns.

This my newest sign which I got at the Laura Ashley sale.

Love this one too!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

365+1 Bad for You

DSD by Athena, Noteworthy
I have a great job, but because of where I live it means I need to do a long commute on the train two or three times a week, it makes makes me really tired.  When I see the big pile of train tickets that accumulate in my bad I realise how bad it is for me.  This week I only had one trip on the train and I feel much better.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

365+1 Pleasurable

This holiday catalogue came in the post today, I do love to read them although many are horrendously expensive, it's very pleasurable to dream about visiting all these beautiful and interesting places.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

365+1 - Naughty

Kit - Snap by Maya de Groot
I was even looking in the newsagents today to see if there were any magazines that caught my eye!

Monday, 16 January 2012

365+1 - Snack

Gingerscraps: Scrap Your Life, Connie Prince-Spring is my Thing

Despite the fact that I often show you calorific cakes and desserts, during the week I always snack on fruit - honest!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

365+1 - Generosity

Kit: Gingerscraps - scrap your life
This was a challenging prompt,  I thought about showing the pile of stuff I have ready for the charity shop or the envelope we are sending off an old mobile phone in but somehow that seemed rather unexciting.  So when I saw our friends arrive to have another go at cutting up the beech tree which had come down with the strong winds, I thought it would make an ideal subject.  We don't have any wood burning stoves so have given them the wood.  In return they are cutting it up and getting it off our field. So Generosity on both sides and mutual benefit.

Interesting how many men it takes to watch a young lad chop up a log, isn't it?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

365+1 - Guilty Pleasures

Kit - Coppercurls Designs, Botanica
I am a bit of a social media junkie, but have been  surprised how Twitter has invaded my life and how many fabulous friends I have made using only 140 characters per tweet!

Friday, 13 January 2012

365+1 - In my fridge

Kits Gingerscraps - Scrap your Life and Julie Marie's - Bailey

This is a strange one today!  Suzie wants to see what is in our fridges, and because my husband works for a cheese company we always have cheese!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

365+1 - Translucent

Gingerscraps - Scrap your Life, Designs by Athena - Basics
Suzie asked us to show her something translucent today, this is the light at the top of our stairs and I am really pleased at the way the photograph turned out!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

365+1 - An item of clothing

Kit: Gingerscraps, Scrap your life
A colleague at work has just become a grandmother, so I popped into Cath Kidston and picked up these little bibs, perfect for the challenge!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

365+1 - Mettalic

Kit - Gingerscraps, Scrap your life
Day 10 in the 365+1 Challenge over at Suzie's blog, the prompt is metallic and I'm featuring two little pewter fish which are really chop stick rests and were a gift from my SIL when she was teaching in Malaysia. 

Monday, 9 January 2012

365+1 - Water

Gingerscraps: Scrap your Life, Thalaris: I'm like a Bird
My friend TraceyR gave me this lovely Swarovski pendant  for my birthday.  I think it looks like a drop of water, don't you?

Sunday, 8 January 2012

365+1 - Cosy

Kit: Gingerscraps - Scrap Your Life

Today's challenge featuring my cosy pink winter slipper boots!  Also a round up of last week's photos.

Template from Digitreats

Saturday, 7 January 2012

365+1 - Drink

Kit: Giungerscraps, Scrap your Life
I had to raid the drinks cupboard for this photograph, just a small selection of our spirits: Tia Maria, Glen Moray Malt Whisky, Gordon's Sloe Gin, Cherry Brandy and a full bottle of Amaretto. There was also bottle of Russian Standard Vodka, another bottle of malt whisky and a couple of bottles of sherry left in there.  This does rather make it seem that I'm some kind of serious drinker, but they are all there because we mostly drink wine and rarely have spirits.  I do like to have a nice selection of liquers though and they often end up in puddings or baking.

If you would like to join in, make your way over to Susie's blog HERE

Friday, 6 January 2012

365+1 - Frost

Today's 365+1 prompt is 'Frost'.  It was a little bit frosty this morning and so the sky was very clear and we got an amazing sunrise just after 8am.  I took this before I knew what the theme would be, but couldn't resist the glorious colours and the swirling birds in the sky.

Here are some photos from other years when we had serious frost!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

365+1 - Excitement

Photo Mask by Coppercurls Designs, Kit: Gingerscraps, Scrap Your Life
I noticed on the weather forecast that it was going to be a sunny day today, so decided to take my camera to work and went out for a walk round the beautiful grounds of the Crichton Estate.  The plan was to find some 'excitement' for the 365+1 prompt.  I thought their might be more bulbs pushing through but found this one clump of snowdrops with only one with the flower starting to show.

I thought I'd share another couple of photographs I took.  This is the Crichton Church, the sky is blue but there was a freezing cold wind blowing.

On the way back, the sun was shining low, right through the church window.  I really enjoyed getting out in the sun for a dose of vitamin D and some roses in my cheeks!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

365+1 - Ugly

Kit: Gingerscraps, Scrap Your Life
Check out the other entries to Suzie's 365+1 blog HERE

Sunday, 1 January 2012

365+1 Celebrate

Kit:  Gingerscraps, Scrap Your Life -
I've started Suzie's 365+1 Challenge to take a photograph every day,  I also thought I would try to digi-scrap them, although whether I am able to keep that up throughout the year is questionable.  I'll certainly do my best, there may be a bit of catching up every now and then.  Anyway Day 1 is Celebrate, so here is a toast to being creative in 2012, cheers!