Wednesday, 4 June 2008


I keep forgetting to show off my Circle of Friends award from the lovely Gertie. Not sure which one is me, so I'll let you decide!!

I need to pass this on to 4 peeps, so (struggling to think of 4 people who read this lol) I nominate:

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Got attitude

Little Miss Danielle pulls some funny faces but she was really not impressed when I shoved the camera in her face & this is the look I got from her. Some of her friends at school have been on the receiving end of 'the look' too lol, if they say something she disapproves of. She says and does whats he thinks.... in some ways I admire her, but I can't wait for her to learn to be a little tactful haha.

Pp ~ K&Co Amy Butler Belle, Hambly, Pink Paislee
Alphas ~ HS chipboard, MM Tiny Type
AC chipboard photo corners, MM metal tab thingymajig, Pink Paislee die cuts, HS gems, Hambly rub on, magic mesh.

I might not get much more done for a while. Weekends are always a bit rushed and my mojo is only on loan from the lovely Sue and has to go back to her on Monday.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Colour Combo #73

I've been admiring all the lovely work from the Colour Combos Galore challenge blog for several weeks & I finally got round to playing along. It's odd because, out of all the combos I've seen, this is the one that appealed to me the least (primary colours and yellow especially are not really my thing) but I had just the photo and it was just the incentive I needed to get it scrapped. And I like the end result, so it just shows that I shouldn't be so stuck in my ways and should be more adventurous with colour. Btw, apologies for yet another dodgy scan - the LO was quite lumpy because I layered up my chipboard alpha and my scanner absolutely hates lumps. And I absolutely hate my scanner lol.

Pp ~ Scenic Route Laurel,
Chipboard photo corner, heart embellie & alpha ~ Scenic Route,
7 Gypsies flower stamp,
KI Memories red rub on alpha,
Love Elsie ribbon,
HS index tab.

And there's more....

.... I'm on a roll. :D There's no stopping me now.

I love digging out some of the older photos, it brings it home just how much the kids are changing and growing up. I still remember taking this photo of my little heartbreaker & it's hard to believe that he'll be starting school in September. I have to say that I love the look of the fuzzy alpha but I had to stick each letter down with Glossy Accents because they weren't actually sticky at all! Grrr!

Pp ~ Scenic Route Metropolis + Prima Marketing
Photo corner, index tab + white fuzzy star rub ons ~ Heidi Swapp
Title ~ dymo tape, American Crafts fuzzy stickers + MM Tiny Type alpha.

The first pic I've scrapped from our recent weekend away to Warwick. This one is of Guy's Tower at Warwick Castle. 39m high, 500 odd steps and the walk was a killer! Needless to say it's prompted me to go on a diet & do some exercise because it made me realise how unfit I am, lol. The plastic flowers were a bit of an afterthought & I'm still not overkeen on them but I'll just stick it in my album and not look at it for a while and hope it grows on me.

Pink Paislee pp's, alpha stickers, index tab + arrow
American Crafts plastic flowers with Doodlebug glitter brads
Hambly journaling rub on.

I scrapped this photo of me a couple of years ago, but when I took this photo of Danielle sulking I knew that I had to scrap it together with the old pic of me. It's only taken about a year to actually get round to it though lol. I'm not sure what happened with this one; it started off very simple & then I came over all funny and just started throwing more stuff on the page till it ended up like this. I like the end result very much, but it's not what I had planned at all lol.

Pp + alpha stickers ~ Pink Paislee
Creative Cafe felt trim
Love Elsie chipboard buttons
Doodlebug blossom
Prima birdie
AC chipboard photo corner (white flower cut from Prima ribbon trim)
Gin X Rub ons
Prima birdie

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Bank holiday boredom

We had some really stinky weather over the weekend and I was that bored that I actually scrapped. Hope I get bored more often!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Don't faint....

.... not only am I bogging but I also have a LO to share. Mind you, I did the page a while ago now but it was for a blog challenge so it's only just been uploaded. I was privileged (sp?) to be asked to do a guest spot on the A True Friend blog & you can see what it's all about here. I don't scrap my furry friends (past and present) half as much as I should do, so at least this means that there are now a couple of photos out of the to-be-scrapped box and in my album.

Lots of pp strips: KI Memories, Scenic Route, Hambly, Prima. Scalloped pp behind title is a page from MM Noteworthy journal pad.
Felt bookplate ~ Fancy Pants;
Felt alpha ~ KI Memories;
MM Tiny Type alpha;
Chipboard photo corners and plastic flowers ~ American Crafts;
Velvet flowers ~ Maya Road.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Remember me??

I haven't had much time for blogging recently but just wanted to share some pics of the weekend that John and I spent (without the kids!!!) in Warwick a couple of weeks ago. The weekend was absolutely amazing; it was lovely to be without the kids for a while for a start, lol, but also Warwick was such a beautiful olde-worlde place. We visited Warwick Castle on the Saturday, then popped into Coventry in the evening to see my aunt and uncle & we spent the Sunday morning in Stratford-upon-Avon before heading home.

The water mill at the (appropriately named) Saxon Mill pub in Warwick.

Warwick Castle

I climbed this tower!!!! All 530 steps (and it nearly killed me pmsl, I'm so unfit!)

Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick

Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford upon Avon

I can highly recommend the Holiday Inn in Warwick too - only £55 a night including a huuuuge continental breakfast buffet. Yummo!