Wednesday 30 March 2011


Oooh, looks like I'm getting into this blogging lark now!!! LOL

So, for WOYWW, I have some very exciting stuff on my workdesk today!!!What do you mean you can't see it???

Oh, okay, yes I'm kidding - that is it - absolutely nothing! Its not that I don't have loads of projects on the go already or that I haven't got any LOs created in my mind, its just that I'm digiscrapping at the moment!

I'm in the process of creating 5 digi LOs for the Scrap Factor competition over on UKScrappers. But I'm definitely missing the 'real life' cutting & sticking! Hopefully the empty space will be filled again very soon!!!

Sunday 27 March 2011

It's Back!!!

It seems soooooooooooo long but the Formula One Grand Prix 2011 has finally started! Along with our traditional GP brekkie of Sausage & Bacon Butties! Only this time it was low fat sausages & turkey rashers - which was just as yummy!

Madison was restricted to Farleys Rusks!!! LOL

Saturday 26 March 2011


Finally completed LO for the UKS weekly challenge I mentioned on WOYWW this week - knew it would take me the rest of the week!!!The journalling is about Kyle starting his day with a singsong & a smile when he was younger.

I suppose nowadays he starts & ends his days thinking about Pokemon!!! LOL

Friday 25 March 2011

Retail Therapy

I had a fun day out yesterday at the NEC Hobbycrafts show & Sewing for Pleasure show with my best friend Suzy & without the baby!!!!! Madison stayed at home to look after Daddy!!! LOL Mum wasn't able to come so I bought her some truffles to munch on instead!

We did a lot of walking which I'm suffering for today - tiredness has kicked in big style & much to Andy's amusement, I just don't seem to be able to function properly today!

So what did I buy... just a couple of stamps from Lavinia Stamps - check out the galleries, there are some amazing, beautiful scenes on there & several stamps & card squares from Lili of the Valley but I'm kicking myself for not checking I'd picked up the right stamp - as I showed them to my mum today, I discovered I had a different one - someone must have put it back in the wrong place :( Grrrrrrrrr! I still like the one I've got but I still want the other one - oh well, another spot of retail therapy is needed!!! Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

I also got some Paper Artsy stamps, Tim Holtz Ideaology stuff, a very exciting (!) 2" circle punch LOL, lots of 6x6" masks/templates, some more Decopatch goodies, some beads, a patchwork applique heart, a ball of Rico Can Can wool to make scarves & a gorgeous cross stitch kit that I just couldn't resist!

I haven't got any photos yet so I think I may just make you wait until I've actually started/completed them before you get to see my creations! I know, I'm a meany!!! LOL

ETA: I think this is my BFS entry for prompt 2! :)

Wednesday 23 March 2011


WOW - I've actually blogged WOYWW on a Wednesday - see miracles do happen!

Fairly tidy for me (that'll be the tidying I did on Monday!) - on my desk is the LO I'm doing for this weeks challenge on UKS set by my fellow Red Ribboner Jo (aka Wonky) - the challenge is to use scraps, bunting, 2 photos & stamping - all criteria met, I just need to get my sewing machine out, do some glueing, add a few bits & bobs & it'll probably be complete by the weekend! I hope!
At the far left & far right of the desk, is my latest stash of Bo Bunny Ad Lib & Timeworthy goodies - I just couldn't resist!!!

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Blogging for Scrapbookers!

When Shimelle first offered her course - Blogging for Scrapbookers - I got as far as deciding I'll have a go at a blog but never got round to completing the class itself! So, this time round, I'm going to make a better effort to complete the class, use the prompts & learn more about blogging!

So here I am, I may be a day behind but I'm okay with that! After all, Madison comes before blogging! :)

Monday 21 March 2011

Thankful Thought No. 2

I'm thankful for Kyle doing well at school - there is still some work to be done on his literacy & lots of concentration needed but he is trying and for that, I am proud of him!

Sunday 20 March 2011

Thankful Thought

Ali Edwards has started a series called Thankful Thoughts & is sharing her overlays for us to use on our own photos so I thought I'd give it a go... I'm so thankful for having 2 healthy children, despite them both having a healthy pair of lungs!!!

Sunday 6 March 2011

Chinese Whispers CJ - Feb

I know, 2 posts in one weekend! What the heck is going on!!! LOL

Thought it was about time I uploaded the LO I created for the Chinese Whispers CJ I'm taking part in over at GoGoLand - this was 'lifted' from a LO sent to me on 1st February - I used January ScrapaGoGo kit as the colours were just perfect, I felt, for this photo of Kyle sitting upon a stone lion, telling it to Giddy Up!!! This was in May 2004, when he was 18 months old.

So cute!

Saturday 5 March 2011

Scrapology February Challenge


Nothing like last minute again!!!

As soon as I saw this challenge on Scrapology using punches & a sketch, I knew I just had to take part - a perfect excuse (not that I need one really!) to use some of the fabulous Martha Stewart & EK Success punches I have. But as usual, I was completing other projects & the life of a little one doesn't always allow for lots of scrapping time, so before I knew it, the deadline of... today (eek!) was looming large!

But I've done it...

I love this photo of my little man with an early smile, but I ALWAYS look at it and see those Scratch Mitts - that would never stay on! I used to say they were the bain of my life!!!

And what I have I just noticed as I've uploaded it here - my first spelling mistake on a LO title! Oops!!! But I think I'll leave it like that and write a note on the back to find again in future years - maybe by another generation!