Thursday, 24 December 2009

T'was The Night Before Christmas...

and all through the house, not a creature was stirring. Not even a mouse...but my bloody kids are lol.
I'm here to wish each and everyone of you a wonderful and Happy Christmas and to share the last of my cards for 2009. These few are made especially for family.

Have a good one.

Monday, 14 December 2009

This Is What Happens...

When you leave everything to the last minute... MEDIOCRE CARDS!

Here are a few I've managed to make this week and still plenty more to do!

I also managed a CJ entry, this one was called Favourite Book and I really enjoyed putting the page together, hope the recipient likes :)

Saturday, 28 November 2009


Its been a while again but truthfully I have been busy scrapping but its for GottaCraft and the majority I can't share until December.
I've also been busy with a few CJs so I thought I'd share those.
First up is Favourite Building in your Town - I decided on St. Josephs RC Church, mainly because its the only Church I go to and then I have to be forced through the doors kicking and screaming lol, nevertheless it is beautiful.

Next is 1997 - Anything relating to the year, not a hard choice as Labour won the General Election that year promising a New Britain, hmmm least said about that the better.

Finally, one of my favourites If I Were... - A cool theme and for those that know me it really wasn't going to be a hard choice.

Also I made my youngest his Christmas card from the new Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses range.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

One Teenager

Happy Birthday to my eldest son who has today turned into a teenager, heaven help me.
One lucky lad to have a brand new Sony Ericcson mobile which I have to say is rather swish in a metallic blue finish and has been firmly planted in his palm since he opened it, result.

When would be a good time to tell him his tariff with Orange is MONKEY!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

PC Troubles

OMG if you're looking for a new computer please, please for the sake of your sanity stay away from Acer. We've had the pleasure of having 2 in the last week and both have now gone back to PCWorld and we now have a HP desktop. Acer really have no idea how to deal with customers experiencing problems declaring that its not covered under the in other words, 'we'll take your money but if it goes wrong don't bother contacting us' :(
Anyway, I finally managed to chill out and complete a layout I've been trying to do for weeks now. Its not a fantastic photo but I thought it summed up how cold Blackpool Promenade can actually be in October.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Happy Birthday...

Mom, have a nice day xx

Well I've finally got round to doing a bit of scrapping and created this layout the other day featuring my youngest son on his 7th Birthday. Now if there are two things I hate scrapping about it has to be Birthdays and Christmas because they just end up looking the same. To combat that problem I decided I was going to concentrate on my what son loves at the tender age of 7 and get him to do the journalling. OK little did I know he was going to write so big that the list had to be edited somewhat but I do love the fact I have his handwriting on this layout forever and its something I'm going to continue to do for both boys.

I also managed to make my Mom her Birthday card but I'm still debating about tackling my son's!!

Supplies: DCWV cardstock, BG Lemonade, AC ribbon, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, Martha Stewart butterfly punch and Prima flowers.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Oh Dear!

Has it really been so long, whoops I haven't really done much crafting as I've become totally obsessed with the PS3 and Burnout Paradise.
However, I did manage to make my Mom & Roger an Anniversary card for yesterday, talk about cutting it fine as I only started it on Wednesday and I'm not the quickest crafter in the world lol.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, BoBunny & Hero Arts stamps, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, AC ribbon, Fiskars threading water punch and Heat It Up sea foam white embossing powder.

I also want to make my son's his birthday card only it fills me with dread cos I want to get it right and usually when I try really hard I end up with a mass mess, I'm thinking monsters but all suggestions welcome.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Time Flies

Where does the time go, today I scrapped this photo of my eldest son's first day at High School which was nearly 12 months ago and it doesn't seem 5 minutes since he was toddling around.
It never dawned on me that he had grown up so much until I saw him that morning ready to start a new chapter in his life, these moments are often sad but fill me with great pride that he has grown up to be independent, strong and well balanced.

The next one is of my youngest son getting to grips with his camera just like Mom and I couldn't resist snapping him in his camera pose, I'm not overly impressed with the layout and quite possibly another one will be made in the future to replace this one.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Number 2 CJ

Its finished and all ready to be posted on Tuesday.
Its been hard work thinking of a theme I was happy with especially as its number 5, its been all sorts since I agreed to Host another GottaChat one until I finally decided on 'Make a Birthday Card'. I thought it would be nice to create a little book of inspiration for those moments when the brain and creativity are somewhat lacking.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Shot of the Day

I love giraffes, there is something so endearing about them yet they have this wonderful inquisitive nature and this one couldn't help a little nosey into the car from the sunroof which made the kids giggle with sheer excitement as he/she wrapped his/her tongue around their hands for a helping of food.

These are just a few of my favourite shots from the our day trip out at West Midlands Safari Park.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Cute Mosaic Coaster

We made this last night, just me and EJ. Has to be said it took us quite a while particularly finding the little pieces we cut off that flicked everywhere, but we're pleased with the end result and now it just needs a couple of coats of clear varnish to protect it.

Haven't scrapped layouts for a while been busy trying to finish number 2 CJ but I did manage this last week, trouble is now Jay and the boys are on holiday my days seem to be merging into one and I'm spending far too much time on PS3 Home, my new obsession!