Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Just a quickie

Literally a quickie post while the kiddos are eating their breakfast. Busy week ahead with a new little girl starting, one leaving on Friday, and then a mix of kids inbetween and the start of a new school year!Last night I did this LO... not for any DT, not for any sketch challenge, just for me. And I have to say I really love this one. A mix of Basic Grey and October Afternoon papers, kraft, of course... everything looks good on kraft, Jenni Bowlin memo book page, and the gorgeous new stamps from My Minds Eye.
Have a great day everyone

Monday, 30 August 2010

Bank Holiday chilling.

I love Bank Holidays... we're not doing anything today, but it is just really nice to not have to do anything or be anywhere. And of course Rob is off so I don't have to put up with ginge, whinge and whine on my own... lol!!!

Yesterday we went to an amazing Christening and 3rd birthday party. It was such a great day being with friends and meeting lots of lovely people. The kids loved it too as there was non stop entertainment from start to end. Harry loved the pony rides, even though he was a little disappointed that there were only girl ponies! The bouncy castle was a hit with Oliver and Harry, as was the magician. Drew loved stroking the pony but wouldn't go on one and was mainly just happy to walk round with his balloon and dance to Michael Jackson! Oh and wander into the kitchen and give me a heart attack when we couldn't find him!!!

This was the amazing birthday cake... from the minute we walked in Harry had his eye on it, and even though he was disappointed he couldn't have the big one he ate 4 throughout the afternoon!!! I was very disciplined and stayed away from all cake and deserts, but did have to lick some of the frosting off my fingers and it really did taste as good as it looks!!! Here is a picture of the birthday girl, Grace, blowing out the candles... she's going to be in Harry's nursery class when they start next Monday.

I wore some fab new shoes, which are very high and very gorgeous... and now I am suffering with blisters that have blisters... do we ever learn when it comes to shoes... lol!

When we got home last night everybody was shattered so it was an early night for the kids, Drew went to bed still holding his balloon, and Harry and Oliver with their magic wands. I squeezed in a little scrapping time and did this LO of Drew in the lido at Butlins. Not sure I'm really loving it, but it's done and didn't take long so it'll get filed away in my new kraft files.
I went to bed early to watch Eclipse... again!!! I love that film so much, and what better way to fall asleep thinking about tasty vamps, although I have to say I quite like Billy Burke at the moment ;)

Right, off to take advantage of the bit of sunshine we have today. Have a great BH Monday.

Edited to add this LO I whipped up this afternoon. I used this weeks Twisted sketch, the twist being 'tree'. A bit of a mix of papers from my scraps box, and I used the fab Queen Kat coffee stain stamp after being reminded I had it when Jen used it on a LO.


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

New starts!!!

It seems I get worse at blogging when I make statements about blogging more often... I was going to give up on the whole blog thing for a number of reasons. Firstly Facebook... so many people use it and it is easier to upload and share photos on there, Secondly, I don't actually think many people read my blog, so it feels like I am just writing to myself.... which isn't really a problem as I often talk to myself! And lastly, time. I never seem to have enough time to get round to blogging, but then again if I din't lurk around boards I no longer post on I would have more time to blog... lol!
So this is a last attempt to maintain a 'fairly' regularly updated blog. If I fail this time I'm not going to beat myself up about it, c'est la vie!!!

So new start number 1 = update blog (Iwill get round to changing the appearance later)

Sadly the Warrington crop run by Sarah and Lianne from Sarahscards has closed down. All because some people can't help themselves and have to maon and whinge about how things were run. This brings me to new start number 2 = meet up with friends to chat and scrap once a month.

Sunday was the first of these mini crop meetings and it was great to catch up with Jen, Helen, and Vanessa. Unfortunately Sarah and Lianne were busy that day, but they will be coming to play aswell.

New start number 3 came from Helen, Jen and Vanessa's influence on Sunday. I have decided to give A4 scrapping a go. I really love 12x12, so can't imagine that I am going to give it up entirely. But with the amount of LOs I have laying around waiting to be filed in albums, and the cost of 12x12 albums in comparison to A4 filing solutions... A4 seems the way to go.
I did this LO on Sunday which is not at all my usual style. I really like it, but it is very 'tidy' and organised with the photos being set ut the way they are... I like it but I bet I'm back to iggledy piggledy soon ;)
I also did this LO on Sunday... it started off as a 12x12, but just wasn't working. After being pulled apart and resized I have to say I am really loving it.
I did this LO very quickly this morning for this Twisted sketch, the twist being 'rough'. The edges were all distressed, and the 2p prints turned out very roughly, so I think that box has been ticked!

Righty ho, the dvd that is entertaining the kids while it tips it down outside (again) is coming to an end so I better go and be the entertainer myself!!!

Hopefully back again soon... I've started on another Twisted sketch, so will come back to share.