Friday, 30 July 2010

Another long gap!

I know its been ages again but life just gets in the way sometimes & it certainly is at the moment.

Anyway I have a couple of LO's to share both from SBM

Dreadful pic I know but I took it on my Blackberry - this was for the 4 ways kit challenge. It certainly was a challenge, having 2 little girls, I never scrap boys so to receive a kit full of planes, traines & automobile related stash made me cry "eek" !!! The pics are of my nephew Daniel quite a few years ago & I was actaully quite pleased with the result although it stretched my creativity comfort zone a little!

Another bad pic (again blame the blackberry or my inability to use the camera on it properly!) - this was for the DT gallery where the theme was to scrap Summer holiday LO's. This is Maddy on holiday in Fuerteventura at 11 months. Just love these Sassafras papers as there's so much to cut into!

Thats it from me today, life is frantic at the moment but only 9 sleeps to go till we go on holiday!!!

Finally to a special person, you are the bravest little lady I know, I love you with all my heart, hang in there & show those Docs what you're made of xxxxx

Saturday, 17 July 2010

A very scrappy weekend!

Wow !! I have had so much time to scrap lately its been fabulous! The girls are growing up so quickly and play together nicely (most of the time!) and so sometimes I feel like a spare part. I deliberately tried to get most of my housework done during the week so I had spare time this weekend... lovely!

So finally I have some LO's to share; The first is using the gorgeous Roadshow papers again in Sarah's May kit, really love the girly feel of these papers! Ive added a Prima butterfly & some swirls cut on the craft robo which Ive coloured with sakura pens. The flowers were basic e-line flowers sprayed with glimmer mist & circles which I distressed & inked then added some raja centres.

A couple of close-ups ;

The second is from the same kit!

I really enjoyed this one as it came together so quickly, Ive added a little prima packaging & felt under the title, Ive also used cosmic shimmers on the background & on the blooms which came with the kit, plus a little added bling & some punched butterflies. A few close ups again:

So it seems I am finally getting some of my mojo back! I'm also working on a mini-book about our June including my "project independence", the girls first sports day, their birthday etc so watch this space!

One more thing, I gave in today & let the girls have their ears pierced, now I know some of you probably think that I'm crazy them being only 5, but it was a moment of weakness & I'd heard so many "but Mum, Chloe, Carmen, Ellie etc etc etc has" that I gave in! So here we are today with them showing off their earrings!

Thanks for looking everyone, & have a fantastic Sunday!

Claire xxx

Friday, 16 July 2010

Hooray its Friday!

It seems to have been such a long week... working 5 days instead of 4 and a half seems so much longer! But the weekend is finally (almost) here!

Now that the decorating etc is done, I seem to have much more time to scrap which is fab as I have quite a few commissions to get done. But this week I have been playing with some of the recent Sarah's Cards kits, just need to get them uploaded & I can show :)

Oh I went to see the fabulous Eclipse last week... wow its brilliant, I want to go again! Ive always been a huge Edward fan up till now but have to say Jacob is buff ! Yes I know I'm old enough to be his mother, but believe me there were plenty of women in the cinema my age or older who looked as flushed as I did whenever he came on screen! m looking forward to it being released on dvd so that I can watch it over again.

Soem cute pics now of the girls when I took them out for lunch last week:

Definitely ones for scrapping!

I shall upload some crafty ones over the weekend!

Have a fab weekend everyone xxx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

at last!

At last I have had some scrapping time after my efforts over the last month! I managed one whole layout last night!

This is one of my favourite photos of Maddy, although I cant take the credit for taking it, thanks Mum!
I used the lush May kit from Sarah's cards containing the absolutely beautiful Roadshow papers, I HAVE to get some more of these, just love them;

One thing I'm not happy is that the title looks like it says "my own beauty" !!! the "little" in tiny alphas doesn't really show!

And now a moment to show off what I've been working so hard on for the last month:

Here are a few shots of what I've achieved !

This is one of the "before" shots that I took not a great pic of the girls but check out the magnolia!!!

And here is my new hall:

And my new dining room:

and my lovely lounge! Just waiting for new settee to come tomorrow now!

I'm so proud that I did this!! Silly I know but really important to me ... now I have to clear the garden of carpets, rubbish & cut the grass that's fast becoming a jungle!!!

Finally a gorgeous pic of Tiggy (silly how I feel guilty if I only post a pic of one of my girls!)

This one is crying out to be scrapped..... watch this space!

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend everyone

Claire xxxx