Friday, April 24, 2015

Sweet 16

You must have heard me say a million times before, Rugby plays a huge part in our live's.

The older the boys get the more involved they become. For the best part of the season it's been three evenings a week and our Sunday's. In Sun, Wind, Rain and yes on occasion Snow.

Friends of ours, say "they don't know how we do it" and yet it's not something I think about. I couldn't imagine not wanting to be a part of what they love.

Not only is it good for their fitness, it's teaches them discipline, respect, teamwork and sportsmanship. 

Most of all, it's something they want to do and something they all enjoy. There's none of this pushy mum/dad stuff, they play because it's want they want to do.

At times, it can be scary to watch. It's not for the faint hearted. Watching it on TV is completely different to standing next to a pitch and watching your own boy play. Especially when they play against a team who have huge boys. A couple of weeks back...No2 son played a team where the coaches asked a lad from the opposition his age. He was massive. I mean Really Massive.... so much so, after the game No2 son (who's 12) said
"there's no way that boy's 12 he has a beard and everything"!

Now, the reason I'm writing this post today is because the boy who started us all off along this Rugby road was 16 this week. 16....sadly I am old enough to have a 16 year old.

He has always been my good boy, he's smart, funny, very chilled and takes everything in his stride.

(Apologies if you've seen these photos on IG)

And here's the photo of him, in action, which I scrapped in a post last week 


Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday's Fancies - a Ferris Wheel

The town I grew up in held an annual Carnival. Did yours?

I remember going every year with my parents and grandfather...later on I went with my friends and then my own small family. It was always a lovely day.

We'd line the streets to wave furiously at the parade of decorated floats, we'd  listen to the bands play and then we'd walk to the park to enjoy the many stalls.

Later on we'd venture across to the far side of the park where my dad would take us on the fair ground rides. The big wheel, the twister, the bumper cars, the ghost train, the waltzer was my favourite.

This clearly besotted stamp set reminds me of our carnival days.
The only thing missing is the candy floss!

They'll be a few more cards coming soon using this stamp set, i'm sure.

Happy Friday to you x 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Your try scoring run

It's back to normal here today, after the holidays. We are fully into GCSE revision mode. His only outlet being his rugby. He's working so hard he needs a little rugby to keep him going.

...and me, I needed a little scrapping to keep me going :)

Some of you may have seen this photo on IG. I wasn't able to watch the game in which it was taken. I was with No2 and No3 son watching them train and play. Another mum, she has her own photography business, took it and I'm thankful that she got such an amazing shot.

His arm comes up -  to hand-off the opposition...and he sores a try.

Using Scraptastic Club Kit 
It is my aim this year to scrap some of the many rugby photos I have of them all. I've made a good start and hope to keep it up.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week x

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday's Fancies - One photo and twenty words

Today I am  joining in with Abi's One Photo & Twenty Words 
  Meet Norman, the newest member of the family. 
He's small, he's cute, he's loved
but my.... he is very noisy.


Friday, April 03, 2015

Friday's Fancies.....all together

Happy Easter to you all, wishing you all a lovely weekend. 

 The weekend will be fun filled with family, friends and birthday celebrations.... 
and I mustn't forget all the chocolate egg eating.
So before I get all wrapped up in our weekend I have a layout to share with you. 

It's not very often I have the opportunity to create a girlie layout so I enjoyed putting this one together. It's a reminder of a day I spent with my two lovely sisters
 (and brother, but he's not in this photo).
All papers and embellies from Scraptastic Club Kit 

The title and pink flowers are from Heidi Swapp's Colour resistant die cut shapes. I wasn't sure what to do with them at first, so I had to google it. Mostly they appear to be used with my history with watercolours it's too good .... I used Tim Holtz distress inks instead. It worked. The thing I like most about these die cut shapes is you can colour custom them to any layout. 

Have you used these die cut shapes? If you have i'd love to know how you got on.  

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