Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Guess What???!!!!......

I got my first proper piece of work in a magazine : )

I've had a few LO's in the Readers Gallery in Scrapbook Inspirations these past few months, so was so chuffed when I got asked to join in with the sketch challenge.
This is my LO that I worked on for the mag that's in this months edition.

I used March's Scrapagogo kit.

I've had a really busy time lately, trying to keep on top of work and be a Mum and everything else that's thrown at you each day. I haven't had much scrappy time which is a shame as I've had some lovely kits arrive this month.
I did manage this LO though a little while ago. It was a Cocoa Dasiy prompt to use some boy colours but don't scrap a boy.
So I scrapped Hollie instead : )

I hope half term is going well for you.
I feel really excited as my lovely friend Nicky Noo and her family are coming to stay this weekend ...yay yay yay xx

Saturday, 16 May 2009


Hello : )

So, I don't blog for a whole week and now here comes a mega post.
The reason for not blogging, well nothing to tell. I've worked soild all week apart from a quick visit to get my nails done yesterday morning and a catchup costa coffee with lovely friend Claire.
So today, not only have I left the house and had chineese lunch with hubby, I've made Mum this mini book and the very last piccie here is a picture frame too that I've made today.

I'm so chuffed with this mini book. I've used all the stash from the latest Scrapagogo kit which arrived this week with some alphas, thickers and ribbons I've added to it. I've used gesso for the first time to create the texture on the cover which I loved using, lots of paint and some glitter sand too : )
I can't fit all the piccies in the 1 post, so have spread them out over 3.
We went to Charmouth over Easter. This is where Mum and Andy go all the time. Off in their little caravan. They are so happy down here and so excited when we visited last month and wanted to show us all the places they love. Seemed perfect making this book for her as she never takes photos and it's her birthday next week. I hope she loves it. We are visiting her tomorrow, so will find out then.
Here it is......

and finally the back page. Mum, Andy and my two cherubs.

I've also made up this 5x7 frame for her of the latest grandchild Millie. I took this photo of them last month. Isn't Millie just the cutest little thing??!!

I hope she likes her gifts : )

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Am I mad?????

I desparately wanted to go to Radio 1's big weekend in Swindon. Ade and I both registered for tickets and so did all my family that live in Swindon....the only one that got them was my 21 yr old punk brother who doesn't even follow radio one and listens to things like Marilyn Manson. He was going to take a friend who then last night decided she wouldn't go as there was a 60% chance of rain.
We went to swindon last night. The Link centre where my sister works (the ice skating bit) had some of the radio 1 dj's in. So we left the kids with Mum and all went up. Sarah-Jane (my sis) was working, but my brother -in-law, his sisters and their partners were with us. It was such a laugh and the skating was fun.
Here's Aled from radio 1....he's just so sweet.

And Sarah-Jane and me.
Anyway, we got back to Mum's just before midnight and my brother asked me if I wanted to go with him today. I ended up declining : ( I feel gutted, but I had to come back with the kids and it takes over an hour to get to ours and we didn't get home until 1.30am. To then have to drive back to Swindon this morning again and I felt so guilty to Louis as Hollie is on a sleepover tonight and we were planning to do stuff with him and I know how much Ade wanted to go too.
So today I feel sad.....I so wanted to go : (

Monday, 4 May 2009

Long Weekend....long may it last.....

I love 3 day weekends. I feel so chilled. We've had a stay at home weekend which has been lovely. Layins followed by family breakfasts at the table, we explored a new part of the common yesterday. It was so beautiful, it felt like holiday, Ade's been gardening (whilst I scrapped) had a bbq, Hollie had a couple of friends for a sleepover and we've had a trip o the garden centre today...It's been lovely.

Here are my LO's from this weekend, still making my Easter Book.

This one is for the UKS -SLYMI challenge - to scrap an outdoors photo.

I've used bits of my Scarletlime kit and some old Scrapagogo too. I love those rubons.
The story behind this adoring Hollie's creative mind. She found a large pebble with a hole through it and it was automatically her camera.
And this one is a Cocoa Daisy challenge - I followed a sketch and used a stamp too. The sketch was turned and the stamp is a stitched journal stamp from Autumn Leaves. These bits are most Cocoa Daisy and a wee bit of scrapagogo.

My little fossil finder : )
We've just decided to go for a walk up the common before kids bathtime.
Hope you've had a good weekend. xx

Saturday, 2 May 2009


Just thought I'd show you this LO for our Easter album I made this week.
A Cocoa Daisy challenge (we were shown an advert to inspire our LO) and I've used Scarletlime bits to make it. Some old and some new.
We are in the middle of a girlie slumber party right now.
Hollie has 2 friends sleeping over. Hope we get some sleep xx