Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Promarker giveaway

Check this blog out if you want to be in with a chance of winning.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Christmas cards...the beginning

I wanted to make a few cards for special people and got carried away and have made 47 so far! I'm enjoying making them so I'm gonna carry on and make a few more.

These ones were made using a digi kit called Winter Wonderland by Zoe Pearn.

The ones above were using another digi kit called Still Joyful Hearts.

Saturday, 30 October 2010


I've just been having a little play around with picnik to see what I could do with some of the vampire photo's we took....

I'm pleased with the results so far, and will be doing lots more photo editing from now on...what fun!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Half Term Oct 2010

I love to getaway during the half term holidays...especially October, and this year was no exception, we spent a fab few days in Dorset, visiting Dorchester, Durdle Door, Brownsea Island and Charmouth to do a spot of fossil hunting. The weather was cold but dry and sunny, so we were happy bunnies!, and we all had a great time and well deserved time to relax and just enjoy each others company.
We took a few photo's, that I will hopefully get to scrap very soon : )

Friday, 15 October 2010


Just a super quickie to add a piccie of Beth, all dressed up for her school halloween disco this evening.....

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Birthday wishes

This week saw the 11th birthday of my darling gorgeous girl.....

Happy Birthday Beth!xx

She had a lovely celebratory weekend with her best friend, we went shopping, baked cupcakes, made calzone pizzas, watched movies, ate popcorn and went swimming....totally fab weekend!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Back again!

Just a quickie to show a LO I did at the weekend based on the 15th Sept sketch at Stuck

A case of neglect

Yep...I've neglected my blog AGAIN! Life just seems to take over and before I know it another 3 weeks has passed with no blogging.
Anyway I was feeling poorly this weekend, so stayed home and chilled out and actually managed to get some scrapping done.

This LO was based on sketch 121 at Creative scrappers....


Monday, 30 August 2010

In no particular order...

I have been scrapping various photos from various events just for the fun of it.........

I'm sad that the summer holidays are nearly over, the weather has not been great, in fact it's been pretty yucky,  but  we have made the most of our time off and done lots of fun things together. I must say, that I am really not looking forward to having to set the alarm clock again and get up early again on Thursday!!


Sunday, 15 August 2010

Summer hols just flyng by!

Where has the time gone? One minute I'm looking at six weeks hols and the next I'm wondering how I got to over half way through and feeling  like I blinked and missed some of it! I LOVE having the kids home on holiday, and this year is no exception. We've not done a foreign holiday, but gone out on lots of day trips and just had fun hanging out at home and it has been bliss.

I even managed a bit of scrapping (all quite random!)....

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Walk this way

Another scrapbook layout from me...can you believe it?

This is from sketch 115 at Creative scrappers....WARNING - It's very RED!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Paris (in Florida!)

Just a super quickie to post another layout I did based on this weeks sketch at Pencil Lines...

The need for speed

Ah Sunday! I love Sundays it's always a relaxed day around here for us, we often go for a swim straight after breakfast then have a light lunch followed by whatever we want to do and then a nice family meal in the evening. Today was no exception, we've had our swim and lunch, the boys are watching the F1 GP and me and Beth are just gonna make a moussaka for later so that we can spend some time in the craft room together later. I think we're maybe gonna bake some cakes too, so that we'll have some goodies to take out on picnics this coming week.

Anyway, over at sassy lil' sketches this week is this sketch...

And here's my take on the sketch (only two photo's though which I suppose is cheating!)

This sketch was great for using up loads of leftover bits of patterned paper that have been piling up on my desk!

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Where is Melman?

The story behind this layout is when Dan has an ache or pain we always call him Melman after the sickly
giraffe in the madagascar movie! So when we saw these guys at universal studios we just had to get a photo of them together.  It's based around sketch 114 at Creative scrappers and I've used mainly scrapagogo kit stuff here.


Friday, 30 July 2010


Well, the school summer break is here...and yeah, you guessed it, its raining! To be fair though it hasn't rained all week, so we have been strawberry picking and out to Mount Edgecumbe country park and also been to the cinema (Toy Story 3) and out for lunch, so we've had a nice time so far all the same.

I took the opportunity to sneak off to the craft room for a couple of hours today though and had a go at the sketch over at Pencil lines right now (197), here's what I came up with.....


Friday, 23 July 2010

Happy scrapping

Finally I've managed to spend some time in the my craft room and completed some layouts....I was beginning to think I was never gonna get in there.

I had 3 Scrapagogo kits piled up unused, so thought it was high time I made a start on them, here's what I came up with....

Sunday, 11 July 2010


Just popped in to say that I'm still around and have not abandoned the blog completely yet! Life is hectic right now and I do not see it getting any quieter for a while, I have not done any scrapping for the past 3 weeks, I have two full unused scrapagogo kits with another about to be delivered and I feel a bit like a hamster on a wheel perpetually going around and around!

Dan is off to Spain tomorrow for a week long school residential...he's gonna have a fab time, but I'm a bit anxious...typical mum! Maybe a few minutes in the craft room would be good for me....I'll try to make  layout this week.....

Saturday, 12 June 2010


I've found another sketch challenge blog called Stuck?! , they have a great sketch there at the moment and I thought it was perfect for the photo's I wanted to scrap of my guys and their quest to collect pressed coins....

m&m heaven

I just finished doing this layout about our visit to the m&m shop in a mall in Orlando. We were in there ages, and bought quite a lot of choccie too!

Friday, 11 June 2010


Here's this weeks sketch from sketchy Thursdays 

Diggin' in the sand

Pencil lines have a great sketch to join in with this week....

Here's my take on it...

Thursday, 10 June 2010


Just a super quick update to share a layout I did for sketch 107 at Creative scrappers


Monday, 7 June 2010

Top half term!

Well it's back to work today after a fab week off for half term. We made the most of the great sunny weather and had 3 days at the beach, 2 of which we were body boarding and the other just having fun in the sun with Ethan and Caitlin......

It's hard to believe it was so nice since it's barely stopped raining today!
I've just gathered some up to date challenge sketches, so I'm hoping to get a couple of layouts done this week.....hopefully!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

R & R

Just popped in quickly to add a layout I did to fit sketch 5.27 at Sketchy Thursday. Yet again it's another holiday one! I just have so many photo's from the holiday that I wanna scrap...I've done 38 LO's so far.....

I also managed to use up some really old stash too....happy days!

Monday, 31 May 2010


Relax... a great word for a bank holiday weekend. The weather hasn't been as great as it could have been, but we had  good time at our 'home' footie tournament yesterday, and have been swimming and just chilling out at home today, which means  I got some scrapping done!

Relax is also the title of this layout which I did for challenge #106 at Creative Scrappers.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

A scrap lift

I don't often scrap lift pages...not sure why because there are so many fab ones out there, but one of Angies  called 'chillin in spring' really caught my eye....

and here's my take on it.... I think the way the title is done is what caught my eye the most...I knew it would fit well with this photo. Thanks so much for the inspiration Angie!

Old times

I've just finished this layout to fit in with sketch #050 at twisted sketches...I'm not sure that I'm that happy with it really.....

Sketchy Thursday 5.13

I'm a bit late with this one, since this week's sketch is up already!,  but thought I'd put it on the blog anyway!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Big (huge!) apple

During the Easter break we went to Cothele house, which is very local to us. It has a very old orchard there and also a newly planted one, which because it's so new only has very small trees at the moment, so to make it more interesting there is this great big apple in the centre and also some willow sculptures....It's really lovely.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Great sketch!

I have had fun playing around with this sketch from Sketchy Thursday.

Here's the LO I came up with...

It documents Dan's reluctance to have photo's with characters on our last Disney trip! He's such a great sport!

What is it about Wednesday?

By late afternoon on Wednesday during an average working week I always feel completely worn out! Why is that? More than any other time of the week I feel tired and grumpy, and I always feel like I need a glass of wine and /or a nibble of something sweet or chocolatey! Well, this evening I have done both, I've had  lovely glass of very chilled chenin blanc, and a banana muffin....and do you know what?...., I feel better for having them both!!! Not sure how I'll  feel about that when I step on the scales at the weekend though!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


There's a fab sketch challenge at sketchy thursday at the mo, this is the sketch...

And here's my take on it.

I managed to use my new Martha Stewart doily lace punch,and used up some older papers and embellishments too! I really like circular elements on my pages at the moment!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Onwards and upwards

Spurred on by finally getting a scrapbook layout done at the weekend, I decided to keep going and this is what I came up with (Mainly using up bits n pieces from old scrapagogo kits) speaking of which, a new one will be popping through my letterbox very soon...Yipee!

TFL! x


Blimey has it been a week since I last blogged? Where does time go I wonder? I could do with 36 hours days some times!

I've done little by way of scrapping, because I've had so little spare time and then when I have had chance I've lacked inspiration....however, help was at hand in the form of Create & Co with a great sketch to get me going again. Here's what I came up with... Thanks girls!

Monday, 3 May 2010

Tower of Terror

I'm so happy to be getting so many of our Florida holiday photo's scrapped.
This one is based on sketch 4.29 at Sketchy Thursday.   I seem to be turning to Kraft cardstock more and more at the moment, I really like the look it gives to my layouts. I'm also trying to use up some of my older stash since I just keep buying new stuff, the older stuff has been piling up! So apart from my monthly scrapagogo kit, I'm trying not to buy any more stash for a while....wonder how long that will last?!!!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Antony House

Have you seen the new Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton version)? Then you may recognise some of the following places.....