Friday, 30 January 2009

Weekly Challenge

Monday was the turn of my team, Blooming Pages, to set the weekly challenge over on UKS. We tried to keep it simple and choose the Chinese New Year celebrations as our theme.
So if you fancy having a go then you need to...
Scrap an animal - 10 points
Use traditional Oriental colours of black, red or gold - 10 points
Some form of stitching - 10 points

I must admit it took me a while to find the right photo and even then I had to change it to black and white, I finally settled on this little otter who look liked he was attempting to do the Mexican wave lol.

I also managed to scrap a photo for my eldest son's album, I love this photo and I really didn't want to desaturate the colour so after a bit of searching I remembered I had an old kit from GottaCraft with Birdie Bits from Dream Street which I thought would work perfectly with the backdrop.

It took me quite a while to cut the scallops out and a whole week to stop finding escaped seed beads lol, its not the most masculine page I've done but they are standing in front of a garden and in my defence gardens have flowers so why not the layout :)

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Sudbury Park Layouts

Where does the time go...20th January already and whoops I haven't blogged since the 5th, in my defence I have been crafting behind the scenes and enjoying the peace and quiet now everyone is out all day.

GottaCraft's January kit went on sale on Friday and sold out pretty much instantly, not surprising really as it contained the gorgeous Lemon Grass papers from Crate Paper. I loved these papers when they were released last year and couldn't wait to start playing.

Both of the layouts feature my boys playing in the gounds to Sudbury Park and I knew they matched the papers perfectly...well a Mom's gotta try and co-ordinate her boys lol.

I love this photo of my youngest, its just typically him... full of fun and mischief.

Monday, 5 January 2009


Yep I've finally finished my Journal Your Christmas, Shimelle's prompts continue until the 6th January but I decided to end mine early namely New Years Day. I don't think I've ever scrapped as much as I have done in December clocking up a massive 32 layouts!!
Day 30...

Day 31...

New Years Day...

And my finished Journal complete with ribbons and bells...

I also had to whip up a quick Birthday card that I had completely forgotten about for a friend over on UKS and have also managed to complete 2 CJ entries, and sent one of them back home to its owner while I'm waiting anxiously for mine to be returned back to me.

So everything returns to normality today...Jay back to work, boys up early for School and me... to have some precious time all to myself, I love having them at home but a week is enough and its nice to have a quiet house for a few hours.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year

I hope 2009 brings you Health, Wealth & Happiness in these difficult times :)

Well here are my penultimate entries for my Journal, these are pages 27, 28 and 29 and my last entries will be 30, 31 and the 1st. Its been a quick December and I've loved doing it and will definitely be gearing up for it again next...err this year lol.

Day 27...

Day 28...

Day 29...