Sunday, 15 November 2009

Cyber Crop

A Cyber Crop on ukscrappers has inspired me to scrap again, which is great. I really enjoyed doing this LO and am working on some more.

This one is a class from Shimelle and is a story about a boy and his bear. George made this bear Noodles, at his friend Annalise's build a bear party and he loves him dearly. There are more photos of the two of them folded behind the front photos.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Family crop!!

We had a family crop yesterday afternoon/evening the kids and I. We really enjoyed doing it together.
George used some pictures from our camping holiday and Charlotte used 2 of her cousin and her. I did the pictures of my new baby nephew, Oliver who arrived 10 days early on Saturday night and also the photo I took of Charlotte and her friends at her school leavers disco.
I used sketches from
which were convieniently sitting in my inbox when I got back from camping. Just what I needed to spur me on.
I'm also doing as class by Shimelle at the mo and am hopefully going to do a page tonight.
I'm working the next 2 days so will do some more scrapping at the weekend and hopefully it won't be more a month or more until I blog again!!!!!!
Thanks for looking and hopefully commenting.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Crop Layouts

I went to a crop yesterday and finally scrapped!!!! I have done a couple of Lo's in the last couple of months but not much. Yesterday I scrapped 1 whole Lo from a class Jan did, with a flip flap book and 2 half Lo's that i've finished today.

I finally felt I had my mojo back as it's been missing while I've been doing my college work!! Nearly finished so back to scrapping properly (I hope) soon.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Blue Layouts

I did these two LO's over last weekend. Can you tell I was in a blue paper mood!!!!

They didn't photograph very well, but I am happy with them. Must do a LO tomorrow of our new addition Pickle the Hamster!!!

Monday, 23 February 2009

Weekly blogger

I seem to have turned into a weekly blogger, I've been in bed really early all last week and worked yesterday so don't feel like I've been about on the computer much. I did these 2 LO's last Friday and have remembered to take their picture today. As you can see the pics are old but I wanted to use some from my photo drawer and get strated so this is a start. Charlotte and friends when she was 6 and the candyfloss one is when she is 4 and my little fat baby boy is only 6 months, ooh those chubby legs are so cute!!

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment it is much appreciated I love reading the comments.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

It's Saturday.

Blogger hasn't wanted me to blog over the last couple of days, but it appears to be letting me on now.

This is the only picture of George I could get as he flew by on his exercise ball!!!! However it captures the crazy spell he was going through this afternoon perfectly!! Charlotte's out at a Brownie Sleepover so no pic of her today. George really misses her when she is away as they generally play happily together obviously they do have the odd disagreement but mostly they play well.

Also a picture of some goodies I got for sending a card into beautiful cards magazine which was published in issue 29. I was very excited when it came in the post a few days ago. 2 great stamp sets, some decoupage and lovely ribbons.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Finally Layouts!!

These are the Lo's I did at the crop on Saturday the waterfall one was a class that I did and the other I did in the afternoon. I love that picture of George it is his first 'school' photo (4 years ago) and the day before he'd crawled into the coffee table and given himself a slight black eye, as I was comforting him crying I remember thinking 'oh no your having your picture taken tomorrow'!!
I just have to add some journalling I as going to add some buttons but I think I like it simple. I also have to add the journalling on the camping LO and I have a little journalling shape the same shape as the stripy paper that I cut on the cricut they provide at the crop (such a fab item)

This is the little book I have made for the page maps, it's small enough (4 x 4) to keep in my tools & bits case and will provide just that little bit of inspiration I sometimes need to get going!! Thanks to Tamsin at my crop for the idea.

Shimelles New Class

This looks a fabby class, here, there and everywhere, and well worth a look. Here's a link,

back with pics of my LO's when I've walked the dog!!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

What happened top last week

I forgot to be a blogger last week, not sure where the week went but I'm back now, typing as I listen to Charlotte coughing her head off, bless her everytime she lays down and is dozing off cough cough cough and she's awake again. She only stops coughing when she is deeply asleep so it takes ages for her to drop off.

Todays photo is the moon, when I was driving home from the leisure centre the moon was so full in the sky but i didn't have my camera. When I got home from my house it was so low you couldn't really see it through the trees but I got a few shots anyway I tried a few functions on my camera and go tthe best shot with the macro although I had to lean on the wheelie bins to stop myself wobbling otherwise the moon looked a very strange shape.

I went to a crop on Saturday, which was great, there was only a few of us and it was a really nice day out. I did a waterfall class in the morning and did another LO in the afternoon, I will pop them on here tomorrow. One of the ladies had made a litle flip book of page maps, I loved the idea so much that I am making one this evening, it's great for when you're having a mind block, just for a little inspiration.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Snow Day

Obviously I had to do a snow LO today what with a whole extra day to the weekend, no minding babies came and my two were off school so after I'd taken them out to play in the snow we settled in and they played Lego men and watched a DVD while I did a double LO of the pics we took this morning, never have I scrapped photos so quickly!!!

I also have finished Charlotte's book bar a little bit of journalling which I'm going to do now, below are a couple of pages.
I've done a few little tag pages to go in the pockets that have journalling on the other side and I've left space for journalling on most of the pages. She's really pleased with it, which is great.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Self Portrait Sunday

I decided it was about time I had a picture with Gary!! We never, well hardly ever, get our photo taken together so Charlotte took one of us in yet another messy area of the house!!

I'm just finishing Charlotte's paperbag album so I'll hopefully upload that later.

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Kids Photo Saturday

The kids were willing posers today, next Saturday I must take one outside otherwise I just keep showing pis of my half decorated house, we may be finished by the time the kids leave home!!!
Charlotte has been out all day at her friends and they also went into town together (such big girls now) and George and I had a good day building K-nex models, a bridge and some vehicles. K-nex is such cool stuff, we also played Lego Starwars on the Wii, I'm rubbish at it but George doesn't seem to mind too much and only shouts at me from time to time!!!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009


This is a regular site on our kitchen table although usually at the weekend but last Friday Charlotte forgot to bring her homework home so she had to do it over last night and tonight.

Very difficult maths!!! to begin with but we did it together and once we got in the swing of it she knows how to do it, hooray. I was never the best at maths but 'Mr Thomas' (my old maths teacher) would have been proud of me tonight!! I thought it deserved a photo. I appreciate Year 6 sats aren't going to be the hardest problems we face but it's a start.

Sunday, 25 January 2009


I was tagged by Ginny and Vicki thanks Girls, this is a fun tag. You have to go to the photo's on your pc, go to the 6th folder and find the 6th picture and upload it to here,

My 6th album was an album of photos George has taken and this here is the 6th photo, a lego man!!

I can never decide who to tag so today I've tagged the last 4 people to post on the uks blogathon, as I love everyone's blogs on there.

Have Fun with this tag.


Self Potrait Sunday (already)

The week seems to go by so quickly. Today I took a photo using the timer which is challenging when there is a dog involved!! I'm not sure why Joey looks bald on his chest he's not really!! It was his 5th birthday today so it was good to include him in the photo with me in my regular attire for walking him in the rain.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Handbags and Gladrags

Charlotte and I went shopping today and she bought a lovely Roxy handbag with her Christmas money.

We plaited her hair into crazy plaits and she looked cute, or so I thought!! she thought she looked funny!! she is going to keep it in overnight and see how crinkly it is tomorrow. We also went swimming today and bought leisure passes so that I am encouraged to take them swimming more often so that Georgie can practice as he has swimming lessons at the mo.

George then decided for his poses he had to look cool!!! but I'm not sure he achieved that! He's eating a cola bottle although you probably didn't want to know that

Next week I might remember to take photos of them in the daytime!!

We also poppped to 'the glitter pot' for some DST and saw the cutest paper 'Smirk', by Kyla May.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Cosy & Warm

Even though the childminding babies and I weren't cosy and warm today as it was so chilly. The little people were very cosy in a new boot bed!!!!!

Thursday, 22 January 2009


Rain has been a predominant feature of today as everytime I've gone anywhere I've got wet!! I've worn 3 different coats and they are still not dry so it seemed only right I should take a picture of something to do with the rain. These raindrops were on my back door.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Gardening Pancakes and Playdough, not necessarily in that order!!

Tonight I have finished my gardening notebook, it is simple but it is a thick notebook that I can write in and put articles from magazines/newspapers & internet in.

We made pancakes tonight, we love them and eat them with all the wrong things, chocolate spread, lemon juice, sugar (not all together!!) but not very often.
Charlotte took this action shot, I love to flip pancakes and usually manage not to chuck them on the floor. I really look like I'm concentrating, don't I.
We also made playdough for the first time I felt I should as it's quite expensive to buy and only ends up getting hard and yucky. It was really easy to make I just goggled making playdough and chose a 1 min one which didn't involve heating it up on the stove so that it was easy for the little ones to help with. It is really good and we were very pleased with it and made some lovely aliens.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Finally Some LO's

I did these 2 LO's yesterday. The first is the kids getting their first pair of proper shoes and the second is George's lovely haircut. Please excuse the terrible photos my HP express wouldn't show them for me to crop, silly thing!!!

Tonight I have been covering a little book I am going to use for my vegetable garden plannung, I started growin my own veg last year and got a good if small crop of carrots, beans & peas, radish and lettuce so I;m hoping to be a bit more methodicl and have something growing for most of the year from the spring.

Self Portrait Sunday

I got an award which I wanted to thank Ginny for, I will forward this award in the week. Thanks very much.

I got Gary to take this photo today as i couldn't do it on the self timer!!

I love my car, I'm the only driver in the house, so the lifts, etc. are down to me. I love to drive and will drive anywhere, I drove to London to work 4 days a week when we first moved which mostly I enjoyed. I like the long drive to Devon to see my family, either on the motorway or down the A303 depending on the time of day( A303 day, Motorway, night) and the kids are really good when we go and have landmarks so they know roughly how much longer, without asking too often!!

It seemed apt todays photo was with my lovely blue 1.2 Fiat Punto.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Shimelles class

I love the classes Shimelle runs and was excited to see this free one.

Pop over and have a nosey.

The picture is her beautiful class picture, it makes me feel all warm and spring like. Which can only be a good thing on these cold days.

Saturday Kid Pictures!!

I think they are fed up with the Saturday pics already, but it doesn't help that I forgot till the last minute.

George just loves Watermelon, he would eat it all day if he could. I appreciate that using the flash inside so that you could see Charlotte's eyes would have been much better, but I was lucky to get one at all so beggars can't be choosers!!

Friday 16th January

A picture of my lovely new shoes, well got them at Christmas, I love them. My mum has a matching pair, but we don't see each other often enough to look like twins!!!

Thursday, 15 January 2009

New Phone

My old phone was dying a slow death, saying the battery was dead when it had a call, not ringing out loud just vibrating, etc. So after 6 months of putting it off I got a new phone today, half price in the sale so I was pleased. I couldn't get a decent pic of it as I left it too late & it was dark so I will photograph it again tomorrow.

14th January 2009

Exercising with Mr Motivator, I used to love doing his exercises when I was younger so was very pleased to see him back on tv. It's become a mornng routine of doing our exercises before we leave for school.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Blue sky

Today I saw some lovely blue sky, it was glorious.
So obviously it had to be todays photo.