Monday, 21 December 2015

Me on Monday

Today finds me joining in with this meme from Sian x
Last weekend had us getting in the Christmassy mood with visits to NT houses to see the decorations, making a pomander, visiting a Christmas market & seeing a local light display.
Today finds me doing housework ready for the big day!
Merry Christmas to you all.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Me on Monday

Late again but what the heck... here I am joining in with this meme from Sian x
This weekend has been the most special as we celebrated being parents for 21 years!! I still can't believe it, this boy has towered over me for many years but how can he be 21.
We also did what we have done on this weekend for the last 21 years - put up our tree. It's a birthday tradition. It has a night with just lights before the real decorating begins.
Monday found me getting ready for a Xmas night out with the girls x
Have a good week.

Friday, 11 December 2015

October Project Life

Today I thought I'd share my October Project life pages with you. It was another busy month for us which included...
 ... an 18th birthday celebration...
... a friends 50th birthday,lunch out, a movie night, more cake...
... macmillian cake sales, garden clean up ,owl spotting...
...Hubbys birthday, more cake, front row concert seats...
 ... Golden Wedding Celebrations...
...hand made gifts & memories...
... D of E Gold, movie night, Jersey trip...
...half term, halloween, movie night...
Many thanks for looking xxx


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Me on Monday

I know I'm a day late again joining in with this meme from Sian, but better late than never! 
Saturday found me enjoying our Xmas crop before having a lovely evening at The Rhinos Winter Camp dinner. Sunday found us enjoying the nearby Leamington Lantern Parade & loving the street decorations.
Monday found me opening my post then reading & catching up with lots of friends news from France.
Have a good week.
Sheena x

Friday, 4 December 2015

My Minds Eye - My Story.

Today I thought I'd share my Hey Little Magpie DT pages from October with you. I've used MME - My Story range for them all.
You give me butterflies.
I used my Fuse Tool to seal these fussy cut butterflies in this jar.
You still pull my heart strings.
I stitched my white on white title down.
Apologies for the photography of this page, photographing white in the winter is the pits. I hand sewed over the die cut for this page.
For all the details of how these were made & the products used, hop on over to the HLM Blog x
Sheena x

Monday, 30 November 2015

Me on Monday

Today finds me joining in again with this meme from Sian x
This weekend found me battling the elements to have a Christmas Lunch with friends, watching our amazing fight to win the Davis Cup on TV, had the boys playing a blowy game of golf & had the smell of fruit cake wafting around the house.
Today finds me waiting for for on line orders to arrive.
Have a good week.
Sheena x

Friday, 27 November 2015

Playing catch up

I thought I'd show you what I created for the HLM blog way back in September.I focused on the cork numbers in the Crate Paper Wonder range.
1 love.
I embossed the cork number with gold powder for this page.
 Just us 2.
I left the number au natural but used it for inspiration for the background.
 Hello cake!
This time I changed the colour of the cork with gelatos.
For all the details for products used, hop on over to the blog.
Thanks for looking x

Monday, 23 November 2015

Me on Monday

Today finds me joining in with this meme from Sian x
It's been an outside, inside kind of weekend. On saturday I attended a reunion marking 30 years since the start of my nurse training, followed by a trip to the movies. 
Sunday had me feeling a little under the weather so saw me working on Project Life & enjoying homemade chicken pie.
Monday finds me sharing good news with friends & wearing a smile despite still feeling rough.
Have a good week x

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Me on Monday

I'm a little late this week joining in with this meme from Sian x
 Saturday found us up in Manchester celebrating  a 21st, 50th & Silver Anniversary,at The Clarke's Big Do with the other Swimming Women.
Sunday found us enjoying the countryside before battling the windy weather to get home.The blog hop i'm in went live & we arrived home to a christmassy gift from my folks xxx
On Monday my thoughts & prayers are with  the people of Paris x
Sheena x 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Frosty Festivities Blog Hop

Welcome to the Frosty Festivities Blog Hop. 
At this time of year I like to make a start on my Christmas makes. This year I plan to crochet some decorations and some present tags.For these sort of makes I usually find  free patterns on Pinterest.
I chose a tree design this year. After crocheting this "Granny Square" style tree I sprayed it with laundry spray starch & allowed it to dry naturally, to help it hold it's shape when on my tree.
I've also made a selection of these small stars to decorate special presents with. They still have a hanging loop so the recipient can use them as a decoration if they so wish. Here's a close up.
I'm now planning on making some bunting with lots of multi coloured stars to decorate our bannisters.


Jennifer Grace is giving away a prize pack of a Lawn Fawn stamp set and more.

Enter to win by commenting on all the blogs in the Frosty Festivities 2015 hop! The giveaway closes on Sunday the 6th of December at 10pm GMT, and is open internationally.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave a comment to be in with a chance of the lovely prize.
Your new stop from here is to hop back to Jennifer Grace Creates.
Happy Hopping x


Friday, 13 November 2015

UKS Weekly Challenge

One of my UKS team mates, Nikki has organised the weekly challenge over there this week. We were challenged to use...
5 patterned papers
5 Project Life cards
mixed media
gold or silver

This is the page I made, scraplifted from a lo I saw on pinterest.
I've used mainly Fancy Pants Summer Fun papers & embellishments plus a cut file from The Cut Shoppe. The two tags have gold edging & I've added some gold mist splats for the mixed media element.The photos were taken during a reunion in Australia last year & suit the colours well.
Many thanks for looking.
Sheena x

Monday, 9 November 2015

Me on Monday

Today finds me joining in with this meme from Sian x
Saturday found us watching amazing fireworks with friends at a local community bonfire organised by the scouts.
Sunday found us honouring, remembering and parading before sitting down as a family for dinner.
Today found me turning up the heating as feeling so cold whilst finishing the last of my bonfire night candy floss.
Hope you have a good week x

Friday, 6 November 2015

Project Life - September.

Managed to get these finished today so thought I'd share what we got up to in September, including...
...visiting Buckingham Palace with my parents,
museum trip...
...Moxley Crop is 10 weekend, Eileen came to stay... time, rugby live, bon voyage, back to school... out in Birmingham, Rocky HorrorShow, Micheal McIntyre...
... The Great Sheep Round up in Bristol, Downton back, Dan reffing...
...fabric shopping, golf wins, driving test passed, scrappy weekend with friends...
many thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Me on Monday

Today I'm joining in with this meme from Sian. Posted a little late but these things happen x
Our Saturday was all about Halloween, with the children all at parties, we cross stitched our first pumpkin & then I ate scary M&M's at the movies. Sunday had us getting ready for going back to school & celebrating Dan's D of E Gold award with a family chinese.
Monday saw me spending a lovely evening enjoying baby cuddles whilst baby sitting my Cousins grandson.
Have a good week Folks. 
Sheena x

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Recording the good times.

After spending a wonderful weekend surrounded by family I realised I hadn't shared the pages I'd created using some of my Brother & SIL's weeding photos from June.
They were made for my August HLM post using Basic Grey Barista.

The 'spread the love' envelope contained seeds for the guests to sow & I wanted to incorporate it into my page.

I couldn't choose one frame so I used lots! Plus I hand cut one to take this stunning photograph.

Focusing on a flower. All the leaves are hand sewn in place.
For all the details of the products & techniques used please hop on over to the Hey Little Magpie blog for details.
many thanks for looking.
Sheena x

Monday, 26 October 2015

Me on Monday

Today finds me joining in with this meme from Sian x
Our Saturday was all about fetching & carrying as we gathered 40 chairs, 6 tables & countless glasses, plates & cups & saucers at our home before heading out for a special family meal out to celebrate my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Our Sunday saw us hosting afternoon tea for 45 people in our home with my lovely parents as guests of honour. It was wonderful to see them surrounded by friends & family laughing, chatting & reminiscing. With hand written  messages on their tag tree, fizz to toast this wonderful couple & a beautiful cake(made by a friend) the day was just perfect x

Today finds me shattered & planning an early night.
Hope you have a good week x