Saturday, 31 January 2009

I must be mad....

4 little boys aged 6 and 7 over for a sleepover tonight!!!!!!!
Am I mad????!!! : )
I'm actually very excited. We've chosen wisely and the boys are very sweet. Fingers crossed all will go according to plan.

Anyway, here's my LO for Shimelle's sketch challenge on UKS this week.

It was during a walk last September in the woods and we found this clearing. It felt really magical finding a whole new woods. Louis loved it.
I've used part of an old scrapagogo kit and teamed it up with Basic Grey Mellow and a piece of old cork board.
Wish me luck for the you think I'll get much sleep????

Book mark challenge on JB

An easy challenge from me on Just Bex this morning.
Use your scraps to make a bookmark.
I really got back into reading at Christmas and got fed up with using old receipts and hairbands as bookmarks. So with some Scenic Route scraps and some old buttons I made this : )

So pretty ....

Thursday, 29 January 2009


You probably know how much I just love my scrapagogo kits every month : )
I was having a nose on their blog yesterday as the girls have been to the CHA (lucky lucky).
I then noticed a challenge that they've set whilst they are away and thought I'd join in.
The challenge is to use this months kit to make a LO about 'creating'.
So here's my LO about my kids love for scrapping.

I've torn up the big brown paper bag that the scrapagogo goodies came in and painted it white. As much as I love the bright colours from this kit, I wanted to tone them down abit.
Back to work now : )

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

So many kits....

I've got such a backlog of kits I'm working through. They are all so lovely, I just need to use them. Oh's stopped me from splashing out elsewhere as I have a ridiculous amount of stash.
I took part in this weeks UKS challenge.
The challenge was to use black, red or gold, to feature an animal and to use stitching.

I've used my Decembers Scraletlime kit. Aren't these embellishments gorgeous ?!!

Monday, 26 January 2009

Teeny Weeny Card Challenge

It's my turn on Just Bex this week.
My first challenge of the week is only a little one.
It's a little receipe challenge, here's my card:

The recipe is to make a simple little card with a little bit of texture and a little strip of something too.
Easy !! Fancy joining in???? come join us here :


Thursday, 22 January 2009

Confessions of a guilty mother....

When this LO was in the planning, it made me chuckle. Now it's made I'm feeling a touch guilty.
I need to sort my photos out, I'm doing such a bad job lately.

(click this photo to enlarge and read my guilty story)
He really does moan though when he's cold. Not once or twice and now and then.....the whole time. This way, he's warm and happy and that makes the rest of us happy. So for the next few however many years, Louis can believe that all men wear tights under their trousers to keep warm.
I had planned to do a LO about this and took this photo purposely as we got in from a frosty walk over Christmas. Louis was so innocently running around like this after taking his jeans off and it just made me will not admit when you are 16 that you used to wear tights.
But he does look so funny and cute in them : )
Sue then launched a 'Bright and Cheerful' challenge on Just Bex this week:
So I decided it was time I created this LO and would make it Bright and Cheerful : )
ps....I shall keep this LO quiet until Louis hits 16 : )

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Getting Stuck Back in

Yay.... I've finally created a LO that I'm happy with : ) It's been a while that I've made one and felt good about it. That's the feeling I've got with this one of Louis.

It's this weeks UKS challenge is to do the following:
Scrap a winter picture with summer colours, use stars or stripes (used my corrugated cardboard for this) Stitching and a handmade embellishment.
I took these pics of Louis whilst on a walk on 30th Dec. It was so frosty, the kids loved throwing stones on the frozen pond trying to crack the ice. I don't have any photos of the beautiful pond as I'm terrified of open water and had hold of the back of Louis's coat the whole time in fear he would fall when throwing.....if anyone would....he would !!!
I've got my unused and barely touched kits all open in my studio from over the last few months and I'm itching to get stuck in....I love that feeling : )

Monday, 19 January 2009

One from the weekend

I'm still feeling tired and full from the weekend !!
Anyway, here is a LO that I made at Sue's using last months Scarletlime kit.

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Our First Snowfall

Well, I'll start off by saying what a brilliant day I had yesterday. I travelled up with Steph (nerbird) to visit our friend Sue and Nicky met us there too. It really was a full on scrap day : )
I enjoyed myself so much. Sue's family are a hoot and Doug also cooked the most gorgeous dinner too. (I did have to undo my jeans I ate so much) So thank you to you and your family Sue, I loved every minute : )
I managed to finish a LO, make 2 more and a card and something with my UKS mystery kit too.

I nearly forgot to upload this LO that I made this week though.
It's this weeks UKS challenge. I've used the photos from our last day of the school hols.

The challenge was :
Fruity colours (I forgot this one ) Loops/circles, something recycled or old stash amd the theme is firsts or new beginnings.
Off to thrash Ade on wii tennis now x

Friday, 16 January 2009

Daring Card Makers

I received an email from Kathy asking if I wanted to help her out with a DCM challenge.
I felt quite nervous but decided to give it a go. Kathy emailed me a list of instructions to make a card she had planned and her is what I produced.

Take a nose at the DCM challenge here:
Thanks for asking me Kathy, it was really fun : )

Before I sign off tonight, I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo excited as I'm visiting my friend Sue tomorrow. I've known Sue from crafty forums for years but we've never met. So I'm going to visit her for a scrappy day with lovely Steph (nerdbird) and dear friend Nicky Noo. Can't wait !!!
Will report back with piccies : )

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Nicky's Card Lift

Perfect timing Nicky, thanks : )
I needed to make a card tonight and fortunately Nicky launched a challenge on Just Bex to card lift her card.
Here's what I've just made.

To see and join in with the challenge:

Whose Got Hat Hat Then????????

Louis has : )
Here's my latest LO, my first LO for 2009 actually.

He looks so cute in his hat. I can't believe he's going to be 7 at the end of the month. My baby : (

Friday, 9 January 2009

JB Challenge

Here's my first challenge that I'm setting on Just Bex tonight:

Make any type of card and give it an aged look .
Here is my sample:

using bits and bobs from my recent cocoa daisy kit and some lace I cut off an old Gap T-shirt. (never did fit me anyway)

If you'd like to join in on this challenge, come find us here:'s Friday night.... Ade and I have finally finished working on the years account ready to hand over to the accountant tomorrow....Celebrity Big Brother is on soon and Ade's off to get keebabs.......Life is good xx

Thursday, 8 January 2009

I Don't Believe It !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I used to love ' One Foot in the Grave' ....good ol' Victor Meldrew eh?!!

Guess who's got a LO is Scrapbook Inspirations this month???????
uuurrmmm ME THAT'S WHO !!!!!!!!!!
Can you tell I'm excited?!! First time in print : )
Here's the LO.

Can you also believe that I've actually taken part in a challenge today????
Bex gave a sketch on Just Bex and here's my card. I made 2 as Louis has a birthday party to go to on Saturday from 2 birthday girls. (the birdies wings are flocked)
All bits from an old scrapagogo kit.

And lastly.....can you believe that I received this beautiful bracelet and necklace as a secret sants gift from lovely Sam on UKS????
I feel so lucky. Everything about it is just so perfect and it's so me. The green beads are heart shaped.
Thank you Sam...I love it!!!!!

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Happy New Year

Wekitunot - #3 - New Beginnings

Sorry I'm a little late with this months Wekitunot creations.
What with Christmas and New Year I've hardly been near the pc.
So here is what I created with last months Scrapagogo kit with the theme in mind
'New Beginnings'

With that title in mind, my LO just had to be about when we got with Ade almost 4 years ago now. Our new beginning. This was the first time that we all 4 went out together.

And here's my card : )

If you fancy joining in with this months challenge.... come join us here:

I hope everyone has had a happy and healthy start to 2009.
I have promised to get myself back scrapping's been far too long : )