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Bad Light

The light at the moment is terrible for taking photos of my craft projects, so it is stopping play at the moment. I can't believe its a week since we were all crafting away the the Scrapstars retreat. As usual it was an excellent weekend packed with fabulous classes and inspirational ideas. I had booked  this week off work so that I could finish everything off and I am so pleased with all my work. Unfortunately with the terrible light, even during the day I am struggling to get some decent pictures to post. Before the retreat we were issued with a couple of challenges, the first was to create a name badge using weather as the inspiration. Well at the time there was only one sort of weather around, SNOW. Rumour has it that there may be some more this weekends BRRR! So here was my name badge
 and the second challenge was to create an 8 x 8 layout based on the bestseller 50 Shades of Grey. Well I've never red the book, you could certainly see the ladies that had. There were some excellent takes on the theme, I chose to talk about turning 50 and the grey appearing in my hair. so this was the layout I created. I have now stick it down onto a 12 x 12 sheet as this is the normal size I choose to scrap in.
I'll try again to get some decent photos of the other project's.


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