Wednesday, 27 October 2010

been mad busy...

How lucky am I ?
I've been playing with ScrapaGoGo's November Kit
Attic Treasures & over the next week or so
will share my Lo's.
Also I've been getting really excited to be returning here this weekend.
Theobalds Park, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
for ScrapaGoGo's retreat
GoGo Getaway
We always have an amazing weekend
& I know this one will be as spectacular
with brilliant classes in beautiful surroundings
shared with enthusiastic people.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

something to celebrate ...

Today is my parents 45th wedding anniversary.
It's a sapphire anniversary according to google !

Here they are on that glorious autumn day
& how young they both look,
embarking on their journey together.
This evening we all went out to dinner together,
laughing, sharing and reminiscing ...
Here's to many more anniversaries.
all our love

Friday, 22 October 2010

GoGo yearbook - september

These are september pages for my ScrapaGoGo yearbook.
Highlighting the return to school, a trip to Alton Towers,
A girly weekend at Jillys,
Cath's 50th birthday, a visit to the Create & Co crop
& Dan with the Chess trophy he won.

All in all a busy month !!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

20/10 2010

Today is Paul's birthday,
and to mark it we all went for a woodland walk
in the autumn sunshine
then out for dinner to celebrate.
No birthday should be without cake
so I made a sponge cake &
Harriet covered it in candles,
26 in all but still not enough !!
Here's to many more

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Grand day out ...

My children are now on half term
so yesterday Matthew and some mates
had a day paint balling to celebrate his birthday.
As many schools have not yet broken up
they had the place all to themselves
& they made the most of it
playing in all the zones.
Well he certainly has some battle scars today
but he says it was well worth it !!


Friday, 15 October 2010

2 reasons to be chuffed ...

Firstly, I was invited to take part in a special sketch challenge
over on Creative Scrappers to celebrate their 125th sketch
and my Lo, Favourite place went live today.
This photo was taken in Park Guell, Barcelona.

The papers are Sassafras Indie Girl
& I made a couple of fabric flowers to add dimension.

Secondly this is my 150th blog post !!
I never would have believed, when I first set this blog up
how much I enjoy blogging
it may be mainly photos & scrapping
but thats the kind of girl I am.
Many thanks to all who read it for your kind comments
they really make me smile x


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Crop NIght...

Wednesday night is crop night
over on Kirsty Wiseman's blog.
Due to family commitments I don't usually crop in the evening
but I am really enjoying this on line crop.
There is a sketch or 5 product challenge or you can combine both.
The fun Ustream video interaction makes the 2 hours fly by.
I certainly will be doing this again.
Thanks Kirsty x


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

better late than never !

Over on FB last week I took part in
Kirsty Wiseman's Wednesday night online crop.
I had a great evening joining in with the Ustream chat.
I didn't get to finish my page in the 2 hours
which is no surprise as i'm so slow !!
but here it is all done now.
Just in time to do it all again tonight :)

Made following Kirsty's sketch
& using the 5 listed supplies.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

My Grand Designs on Kevin...

On friday Paul & I headed off to the Grand Designs Show
at the NEC Birmingham.
We had been given the tickets by Velux (the sponsor )
for free so thought we might as well.
I've been a fan of Kevin McCloud and his programme for many years
& was thrilled when by accident we bumped into him at the show.
In theory I would love our rebuild to be on his programme but
TBH don't think emotionally I could do it, I'm too private a person
& with all the reruns on Sky the whole world
would see me as a blubbering wreck !!

We spent best part of the day going round the show & certainly
have found what we want for the bathroom
still need to keep looking for our ideal kitchen.


Thursday, 7 October 2010

Create & co Sketch

I like nothing better than a good sketch to inspire me to create.
The sketch I've used for this page can be found here
on the Create & Co blog.
The pic is of an array of pumpkins & squash
we saw at Stratford Farmers Market
last weekend.

Papers are old Bo Bunny ? Splendour
flowers & leaf - Prima
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

mad busy week...

First stop a weekend of laughing, eating,
scrapping and a little sleeping !
with the lovely Jilly, Jak,
Mary & Annie.

Up to Manchester for a girls night out for Cath's 50th
with the Swimming Women !!
We all meet at aqua-natal over 16 years ago !

A Ladies night in Stratford
My self portraits are improving !

So great to catch up with Cath & Darin ( different Cath !)
been too long guys x
Align Centre

Back up to Manchester
for Cath's birthday party.
I'm tired just writing this !!


Friday, 1 October 2010

It's official...

We now have 2 teenagers in our house !!
Happy 13th Birthday Matthew x
To celebrate I made these 99 ice cream cone cakes
from a recipe given to me by my Scrapagogo DT team mate Nic
many thanks Hun x
Matthew was thrilled with them &
they are all gone already !!