Monday, 31 December 2007

Christmas Maze Book

As we draw to the end of 2007 I wanted to get this maze book done with a few photos from Christmas Day, I purposely chose enough photos to fill the book as there are a lot I wanted to use, I have put some journalling on to tags which go in the little pockets that the folds of the book make.

One of my new year resolutions is to plan my photos better so that they don't have all the rubbish in the background!!! I'm going to try and remember anyway, I need to set up a plain photo area to take them in!!

I was sent the papers and maze book for my secret santa from one of the girls on my team on ukscrappers.

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Jacobs Ladder

I felt like a change from Christmas Cards and decorations (with the minding babies) today and decided to make a Jacobs Ladder, which I saw in Scrapbook Magazine (Issue 27). I'm pleased with it and chose a few pics of the kids that I like, not on a particular theme. I should have waited for natural light tomorrow but wanted to photograph it tonight so the pictures arn't fab.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

My computer is fixed

so I'm back in th land of the internet, hurray. I didn't realise how much I'd miss it till I couldn't go on it!!!

Hopefully back blogging soon.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Autumn Leaves

George and I had such a greattime playng in the leaves while waiting for Charlotte to arrive back from her school trip. We built the biggest leaf pile!!! and then jumped in it. Took me right back to being little!!

Wednesday, 31 October 2007


A quick picture of my kids and a friend ready to go trick or treating.

A layout to follow no doubt!!

Saturday, 27 October 2007

UKS challenge, Oct wk 4

Here is this weeks challenge I've done. I love these bright papers and always have loved bright colour baby clothes, so thought the papers would go with George's vest in the photo, my two were never pastel clothes babies!!! Sometimes much to their disgust when they look back at photos.

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Another UKS Challenge LO

THis weeks challenge was to use the sketch provided, to use something gold, a stamp and the word Grace
It's amazing how kids change, Charlotte used to be so like Gary but now has lost her chubby cheeks abnd her face is much slimmer like mine, bless her. Sorry the main photo is so dark, I must try harder to take my photos in the daylight.

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Birthday Layout

In my team, tequila scrappers, on UKS we all send the birthday person 1 item of stash, I chose the colour purple and received so much great stash for my birthday so here is the first of my birthday layouts.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

New Toyshop

My cards started being sold in a toyshop on Saturday, I'm very excited & even more exciting one sold today!!!!! The website is below, it's a fab shop and sells some fab toys I felt like a three year old in there on the opening day. I will take the cards below up there tomorrow and see how they do.

Magnolia Stamps

A friend of mine sent me these Magnolia Stamp images, they are so cute so I'm now going to have to buy the stamps. Here are some cards I've made with them tonight.

Monday, 8 October 2007

Another class

from ukscrappers, 'It's always fair weather' class. I love this layout and Charlotte just loved being in the water on our holiday to Menorca, the one and only time we've been abroad together.

Sunday, 7 October 2007


I'm blogging!!!!

I've been endeavouring to do some classes on the ukscrappers birthday cyber crop, I have bought two kits that will run next weekend so am looking forward to using them. Today I did the 'dotty about you' class.

The buttons are handstitched and I only pricked myself a couple of dozen times!! This picture was taken 5 years ago, my how time flies.

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Mum In Laws Birthday Card

I made this for my Mum In Law although now I'm thinking I should have done something to do with horses!! never mind, hopefully she'll like this as well

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

First day of the new school year

They went back to schol fine, enjoying it and really tired. I remembered to take a pic of them before they went on Tuesday, george doing his strange photo grin! Bless.

Thursday, 30 August 2007


I've been meaning to get some of these handbag cards for an age and finally remembered to pick some up when I popped into the craft shop near me. They are just ideal for a few of my friends who really are handbag girls!!!

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Boys cards

I don't know why I struggle with boys cards, It's the one area I seem to struggle with ideas for, I made one tonight for a 15 year old. Hope they like it.

The end of the school holidays are rapidly approaching and I'm going to miss my guys they are at the age now where they are really good company, obviously they have the odd spat but mostly hey play well together and enjoy being each others sibling. I hope they stay that way as they grow older.

Monday, 27 August 2007

Finally made a couple of cards

Apart from Wedding cards for my friend which I am geting through quite well, I haven't had the mojo to make any cards for what seems like an age. Today though I made two for some friends of mine who have had a baby boy, one for mummy and daddy and one fr big sister, Olivia.

Monday, 20 August 2007

First Heritage Page

It's taken me a long time to start scrapping my heritage photos but last weeks ukscrappers challengewas to use a heritage photo. This photo is of my Great Great Granny Fry standing in her cabbages in her garden in Dorchester.

I probably should have used cabbages paper but not sure if there is such a thing!!!!

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Sleepover Mini Books

Charlotte had a sleepover at the weekend and I took some photos of her and her friends, to use in a mini book which I made from a class on this weeks cyber crop on ukscrappers. The photos aren't really clear and I don't think they do it justice I'll try and get some clearer ones, but the girls were really pleased with them. The ouc of Charlotte is her wearing her facemask they all di d in the evening.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Exploding box

I love these little boxes, they are really easy to make and look fab. Non crafters think you've spent hours over them!! I use the instructions from this site:

This one has Legoland photos and the kids really like it and have looked at it loads.

August week 1 challenge (uk scrappers)

I made this layout for the week 1 challenge, the brief was to follow a sketch, 11 of something, a musical term or symbol your own art work, use threads or fibres.

I really enjoyed doing it and loved the photo of Charlotte and her friend.

Tuesday, 31 July 2007


I just had to take this photo today when Charlotte was on the trampoline and shouted 'Mum, look at my hair'!! It was hilarious and I could hardly take it for laughing!! She must have been bouncing like mad to have built up that much static!!

Saturday, 28 July 2007

28th July 2007

Took the kids to soft play this afternoon as Charlotte had a friend over, once we had helped another friend move house. While they played I made these beady bookmarks. I'm really pleased with the way they came out and Charlotte and her friend Lilea have helped themselves to them already!! I got the idea and info on making them from the August copy of Your Home magazine that I had from my friend who's moved!!

Friday, 27 July 2007

27th July 2007

I completed a layout for the Tequilla July interteam challenge, the criteria were a picture of a holiday in the sun, someone smiling, the colour yellow and use a stamp. I love this picture of Georgie.

Also made a mini book for Gary's aunt who has not been well this week, it is about her and her sister (Gary's mum). I tied it together with a piece of RikRak

Monday, 23 July 2007

23rd July 2007

I've been trying to have a card making time as scrapbooking seems to have taken over, so here is a card I made today using the new M & F board that I won in a papercraft essentials prize giveaway. It came with a creaser and 2 cd's so expect more.

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Last week in school

The kids are having their last week in school before the summer holidays, which we are all looking forward to, especially as I'm not minding for the first 2 weeks so it will just bethe four of us which will be novel.

This is the card that I made for Charlotte and George's Teachers who have been great this year and offered encouragement and support beyond the call of duty. The card has a bit for an insert in the card as usual and the flap on the front is an extra bit. to make it like a satchel.

Monday, 16 July 2007

16th July 2007

Had a fab weekend for taking photos but have had no time to scrap anything so thought I'd share a photo of Gary having far too much fun with George's pretend gun (he won it, I don't let them have weapons normally) on Brighton pier. He's shooting the children who were riding in the tea cups!!

Monday, 9 July 2007

9th July 2007

This is a layout for the July week 1 challenge on ukscrappers.

I'm pleased that I scrapped these picture so quickly as usually I have them hanging around for ages!!

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

2nd Ju;y 2007

This is the 'secret of scrapbooking' prompt 4. What do you believe can happen if you really believe in it.

Sunday, 1 July 2007

New Month, New Blog Start

1st July 2007

I can't believe I last posted in May, where did June go. Anyway I'm here now and going to have a fresh start of updating!!! Before i get on to some layouts, Charlotte and I did our racce foe life yesterday which was great, even though it was throwing down with rain and very muddy!! We were fine once the aerobic warm up started and we got going. Got round the course in 29 minutes which is our personal best time as in our two practices we did 1hr and then 47 mins. Here we are doing our exercises beforehand.

This is a layout I did for the 'secret of scrapbooking', It's only a layout a week but I'm struggling to keep up. But going to makea bigger effort in july not to fal asleep at 8oclock with kids and then i might get some crafting done!!!!

Saturday, 26 May 2007

27th May 2007

Well a fun filled day sorting out the fish tank and buying new goldfish to keep our one (won at a fair and living forever) goldfish company. Decided it was about time he had some playmates so cleaned out the big tank and now they all look lovely swimming around together. The kids have tried naming them but naming 10 continually moving goldfish that pretty much look all the same is hard but quite funny to watch! The original is ok he's called Harry, and bigger than the rest so easy to spot, but the others, one of them has more black on him so he's called shrek, the others are called flounder, Gary!!!(George's contribution) Dory, Chunk, Salt, Pepper and 4 to be named at a later date!! I'll keep you posted, I can tell you're waiting with baited breath.

Did manage to go to a docraft demo and see a friend of mine there, so that was cool bought a few bits! just a few honest. Also managed to complete the when I grow up layout for the May 3rd week challenge on uk scrappers. The words at the botom say, Happy Times, Draining, Good Friends, Rewarding, Emotional, Challenging, Stressful, Supportive, Fun, Fantastic Kids & the journalling is hidden under the photo of me now, hinged with the arrow head and lifted with the ribbon tag.

Friday, 25 May 2007

25th May 2007

Well hurray the bank holiday has begun, not that I don't enjoy childminding but it's nice to spend time with my own 2!!!

They are exhausted tonight because they had a non uniform day at school and had races, egg and spoon, dressing up relay! and a balloon release and many other exhausting activities to celebrate the schools 20th anniversary. They each proudly brought home a mug the school gave to them. It was quite amazing no one dropped them on their way out of the classrooms they were all cradling them so carefully, bless them.

I hope to get some crafting done this weekend but must also give the bungalow a good old clean!!!

Next week is half term so we'll be out on little trips with the childminding children I must remember to take the camera for pics to go in their memory books.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

22nd May 2007

Well so much for writing my thoughts everyday!!! The kids had a beach ball disco at school on Saturday, Charlotte had a fab time and we had bought her some new cotes, she actually asked for a dress, she hasn't worn a dress (apart from being a bridesmaid) since she was about 3. I did the layout for the week 3 challenge on ukscrappers. George wasn't so into it he wanted me to stay but was too shy to dance bless him, never mind there's always next year.