Thursday, 10 December 2009

My Latest Creations

I sat and watched Kirsty Allsop's 'Homemade Christmas' tv programme last night. I really love her shows. Anyway I felt so inspired, I fetched these jute bags, my bucket of Scarlet lime bits and pieces and made these for Chrsitmas gifts.

I then made this LO using this weeks Sketchy Thursdays Sketch.

I can't believe Hollie was just 2 (almost 3) when we went to Euro Disney. Her first Disney Fix. It really doesn't seem that long ago. She was so good. Louis was only 3 months old and I really didn't want 2 buggies or to burrow a double buggie, but she managed the whole 4 days on foot with not a single complaint. I never appreciated what a little angel she was when she was tiny.

Exciting Christmassy things going on here today. It's all very hush hush as it's a surprise for the kids. But it involves Ade taking an afternoon off and us going out and choosing something big, green that smells wonderful : )

Have a good day xx

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Just a Quickie

It's almost halfway through the week already. The days are ticking away rather quickly.
I still have some LO's to show from The Studio's Cyber Crop Weekend that I need/want to share.

Above is my Louis and Nephew Charlie. I love using the Swiss Dots card.

Below are my babies.

And one of Louis again.
Finally cracked the Monkey Bars this Autumn.
(and I still can't do them!!)

Click the piccie if you want to see up close.

Lots of stuff going on with us as with most other families this time of stuff galore and huge amounts to do.

I now have packed lunches to make and Holby City to catch up on.

Chat soon xx

Sunday, 6 December 2009

How to MoonWalk Sarah-Jane Style

Having a lovely Christmassy weekend here.
Here is a Christmas LO I recently made during The Studio's Charity weekend.
This was Christmas 2008. I wish Hollie would have her hair cut like that again. It's got so long and it looks so lovely shorter like that.

Did you want to know How to Moonwalk Sarah-Jane style????
Well, this is my crazy little sis on a lovely family walk.

Catch the Moon???

On that note, I shall leave you to enjoy the rest of your weekend : )

Thursday, 3 December 2009

DT Call and Christmas Book

Do you like my Christmas 2009 book?

I'm rather chuffed with it. Black bazzil, Jenni Bowlin 5x7 Bingo Cards and some clear acetate. I've added bells, ribbons and lots of thick stickles. Just need to start filling it in now, which is on my 'to'do' list for today, along with too many other things. Boring things which right now I'm not going to think about.

Lets just carry on looking at the pretty things and not think about loos that need cleaning and floors that need mopping and work work I need to do.

Maybe if I carry on ignoring all the boring stuff it will all go away???

I made this LO at Sue's at the weekend.
Photos from 2002. We joined my Mum, StepDad Charlie and lil' Bro down in Devon for some lovely days.
I was so happy to see these photos in the box when Ade bought them down recently as my StepDad is in them and he passed away 5yrs ago. So it's nice to have him on a family LO.

DT Call - The Studio are expanding their DT. Amanda wants to increase our challenges to one every Sunday now instead of 2 a month. So we need 7 more talented scrappers so make 2 teams. Fancy it???? Pop by and see what you think. The Studio .

The boring jobs still haven't gone away. Think I'll go make a latte and see if that helps.
Hope your December has got off to a good start.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

December 1st

December the 1st is here. How did that happen? Where has this year gone????
We woke to lots of frost this morning. Lots of crunchy white frost which had the kids very excited. Picking up leaves and skating on the paths into school.

December the 1st also means a new challenge at The Studio this morning.
This challenge goes like this:

  1. Your layout should be based on the theme of childhood – it can be your own or someone elses.
  2. Use a frame of some kind in the design of your layout
  3. Use layers – can be paper, ribbon, whatever you like, but layer it up!

Ade bought some boxes of old snap shots down from the attic last week. It’s been lovely going through them all and revisiting some old memories. I love this photo of Louis, it’s by no means a perfect photo but it instantly made me remember how he felt once bathed and ready for bed. That baby smell, they way he felt so clean, soft and cuddly and just the feel of the Gap Baby gro is something I will never forget. All this came back from just this one photo.
I’ve framed the photo itself using acrylic paint and then added another frame by adding the circle around my baby to really draw attention to him and used this to then journal on.
The layering is one of my favourite technics and something I tend to do all the time. I love layers. I love the extra dimension they add, the texture and the interest it adds too. I’ve cut up patterned papers, added stickers, a journal tag, tickets, a paper frill and primas. Lots and lots of layers.

This photo of Hollie about 18mth was also in that box that Ade found. I scrapped it at Sue's using my new SL KIT.
I glimmer misted some scraps of muslin and stitched around the edges.

She was such a sweetie and a very easy toddler. I was very lucky.

My December journal was started at the weekend. It now needs a cover and binding. I'm looking forward to starting that : )