Tuesday, December 23, 2008
On this layout I took inspiration from Shimelle's felt pocket. The felt has a Christmas sparkle and the beads and ribbon make it very girly.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
This is written whilst waiting in anticipation of the X-Factor winner..... Alexandra or JLS!!!
Whilst i'm waiting, I have been trying to get keep up with my Christmas journal and failing miserably. With just the first week of December completed I'm way behind, but I have to say with all the other Christmas pressures of shopping, wrapping and writing cards my Journal is keeping me sane.....just about. So here are days 2 to 6 of December.
Day 2 - The Weather - wishing for a white Christmas.
Day 3 - Christmas Cards - the journaling is inside the hand-made card in the envelope all about this being the first year I made some Christmas cards.
Day 4 - Perfection! - as a child a perfect Christmas would have been receiving all (within reason) that I asked for. So I try to ensure (again within reason) that between all the family the boys get most of what they ask for. Shown on this LO are their Christmas lists and if you can see, they haven't asked for the world!
Day 5 - Advent - the journaling is all about my home-made advent hangings!
Day 6 - Let me tell you a story - the journaling refers to my visit to Santa (who was my dad!)when I was a child. The photo is of Jack and Stan visiting Santa on the 31 November at the school bazaar.
It's now rather late, Alexandra won!! woo hoo!!! and before I bore you much more I'm signing off for the night. Hopefully I'll post again this week and if not, happy final Christmas preparations!
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I purchased this Wonderboard a month or so ago to use as a scoreboard - thought it might help to get those creases straight!! Anyway, after my discussion on Monday with Sally, about making boxes, I remembered.......surprisingly....... that the Wonderboard instructions showed box templates. So I sat down with the board, instructions and a box of card....me and Demi Moore (okay so she was on TV!) and put together the following selection. These are just five different sizes, using A5 and A4 card - I am sure that if I had cut my card to size (but it was just too cold to move off the sofa) then I could have made some square ones too.
Already I know what is going inside these boxes, with some ribbon, tags and bling these will look just fabulous.... I did think about stamping onto the boxes, but thinking was as far as I got.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This was how I felt on Friday evening when I placed my photos on some lovely k & co patterned paper. So.......I walked away and left it until Sunday evening when would you believe it all just jelled together. Here is the result: one tent: one dad: one uncle: one grandad: and two little helpers.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
The whole album i've added to the slide show.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Yesterday Stanley got on his friends (two wheeler) bike and after a wobbly start rode up the road. At 7.30am this morning he asked dad if he could take his stabilisers off his bike to show him he could now ride a two wheeler!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
During our first week some of you may have seen Hayling Island on the news. The first we knew about it was when we received a text from a friend. Aparently a whale was stuck in the mud plains on Hayling Island. Trying to get off the island that day was a nightmare, it took us over an hour, which doesn't include the time we stopped to see what was going on. Sure enough the poor Whale was very close to the shore, and at this time we had no idea just how poorly the whale was. as you can see from the pic, she was swimming around nicely.
Sorry, no picture cannot insert it where i want it to go...will try later.