Thursday, 25 June 2009

Legoland Fun

Last year we finally got round to taking the boys to Legoland in Windsor and had such a wonderful time and the weather was perfect.
Anyway I've only just got around to scrapping the photos...mainly because I really didn't know what to do with all the photos. Eventually after playing around in Excel I decided to do a long border with a few of our favourites, I did two one for each of the boys albums although if I'm honest I prefer the first one better using the Crate Papers.

Supplies: Crate Paper 'Zoom' patterned papers, Bazzill cardstock, In Stitch'z and Just the Edge finished off with a supply of pinched Lego parts...shh they'll never notice lol.

Supplies: K&Co Danny 'O patterned papers and little car, Bazzill cardstock and Just the Edge and more Lego, this time I used the pieces I had already purchased at Legoland in the pick 'n' mix.

I've also managed a card for a challenge on More the Merrier, the brief was to use at least 1 flower, a torn edge and a cat...this is what I came up with using Basic Grey Eva patterned papers and Rusty Pickle cat stamp and sentiment.

And by no means least my Father's Day card, I finally after much admiration used my prized DCVW Green Stack, its so gorgeous I just love it.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

A Good Giggle

Don't you just love it when kids get the giggles for no apparent reason and they can't tell you why they're laughing and the more puzzled you look at them the more they giggle, well here is my youngest son giving it his best shot.

It has something to do with Pringles but what I'm not sure I will ever know, but what I do know is I love the relaxed photo of him clutching his Pringles.

Supplies: Crate Paper patterned paper, Prima felt border, Bazzill cardstock, AL buttons, KaiserCraft bling, Sizzix tree die, DMC thread and Stampin' Up little deer stamp.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Awesome Arrows Saved my Day

Yesterday was the annual RAF Cosford Airshow and we'd bought our tickets, cameras were charged and kids were armed with sun cream, however, this story has a very bleak tale of woe!

Cosford is 45 minutes drive away, so we set off about 8.30am, everything was on course until we were diverted off the motorway at junction 2 instead of junction 3 to take a trip around the back streets of Wolverhampton. Well, little did any of us realise heading to Cosford that morning that we would be caught in 4 hour tail backs that stretched 6.5 miles, the highlight of our journey was doing a whole mile in an hour.

At noon and still stuck in traffic we had our picnic in the car while watching the start of the show from afar, we were listening to the local radio station where it was announced that the car parks were now full to capacity and they were closing the gates to all cars regardless of having a pre-paid for ticket. By this time I'd turned a lovely shade of red, and promptly told Jay to abandon the car and we'd walk, which we did a whole mile and half :(
Everybody was fed up and cars were being parked anywhere anyone could physically squeeze them.

We finally reached the grounds at 1.30pm and desperate for the toilet we went our separate ways, now organising is obviously not what the RAF excel in, 2 cabins for the ladies and 4 for the men...yes that's right some idiot decided men needed extra toilets hence I stood in a queue for 30 minutes to spend a penny, I was still not amused nor was I entertained with a day promised full of family fun.

I know you're wondering if it gets worse, well yes it does! Anyone who knows me knows I'm a little fanatic at hygiene so imagine my horror having been to the toilet and attempted not to touch anything other than absolutely necessary that when I got to wash my hands with a temporary water pump system it had actually ran out of water...I was a livid and was ready to take on the whole of the RAF single handily.

Lucky for me Kyle had a bottle of Vittel water in his pocket and I quickly nabbed it and soaked all four of us with water as the mens toilet was all dried up too!!

Thankfully my anger wained once the Red Arrows shot over us to begin what can only be described as awesome. They don't disappoint and I was so pleased we got to see their display which was just breathtaking and so here are a few photos of the engineering greats of yesteryear and present day, enjoy...

This had thrust burners that made the ground vibrate under us, boys thought that was 'well cool'.

The Vulcan, she...yes she is a 'she' is absolutely mind blowing, not the fastest by any stretch of the imagination but size and grace leave you with your mouth wide open in awe.

She flew over us with the bomb doors open, she was last in action during the Falklands and has had to have £1,000.000 raised this year just to get her off the ground, and wow was it worth it.

And off she flies.

The Apache - quite a sight.

Get ready cos here they come.

My absolute favourite shot of the day.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Scrapping the Age Gap

Just a few layouts to share with you, together they really highlight the differences of my boys...I suppose its what comes of having a 5 year age gap!
Attitude was taken in the local park and I have to confess I do love the looks Kyle gives me, makes him so handsome I could pop with pride.

Supplies: Dream Street Club House and Urban Lily patterned paper, Prima voile, MM & BoBunny rub-ons, AL stamps and Heidi Swapp tape

Colouring was one of those rare moments when EJ put down the computer games and found a doodling book and asked me to help, of course I'm only too happy to colour but I have to bite my tongue when he scribbles out of the lines or mixes colours that should never be seen together lol.

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo, Queen & Co pearls, MM acetate flowers, Doodlebug Loopy Lou alphabet stickers, Bazzill flowers and pompom trim.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Hey, Hey Its Friday

And rain is forecast, now theres a surprise!

Had a run of Birthdays through May so I've been stock piling today.

Supplies: BG Lime Rickey patterned papers, Hampton Arts greeting and Hero Arts PopArt stamps.

Supplies: SU cardstock, Bazzil card and Just the Edge, Prima flowers, Pebbles sentiment, Dovecraft gems, AC ribbon and October Afternoon stamps.

Supplies: Basic Grey Mellow patterned papers, SU cardstock, AC ribbon and October Afternoon stamp.

Supplies: Prima patterned paper and stamp, Cuttlebug flower die and Hero Arts sentiment.

Supplies: Basic Grey Granola patterned papers, Hero Arts stamps and AC ribbon.

Supplies: Basic Grey Mellow patterned papers, October Afternoon and Imaginisce stamps.

The last one I took inspiration from Card Trends and a lady by the name of Lisa Truesdell, if you have a copy of the magazine then look on page 112, far better than mine but I was a bit lost for ideas today.