Thursday, 24 February 2011


Yes I am playing around with the layout of my blog... I need to figure out how to add photos into the header, if anyone has any tips they would be most welcome!!!

One of my favourite days of the week, I work a half day on a Thursday and its nearly the weekend...

Mads & Tigs have been full of excitement this week as they went to the Natural Hostory Museum on Tuesday with kids club, the fact they had so much fun makes me feel much less guilty for not being with them over the half term...

A layout to share...

One of the layouts I did for SBM article this month on making your own paper lace. Love these Hampton Court Cupcake papers, lovely soft muted colours.

Ok so I decided to join a few other bloggers in recording whats going on, doubt I'll be able to do this daily but here goes...

listening - to traffic outside
eating - nothing!! am sooooo hungry, silly not to have had breakfast
drinking - my 3rd coffee of the day
wearing - leggings, top & boots
feeling - tired
weather - overcast
wanting - it to be the weekend
needing - to do dome housework, the house is a tip!
thinking - this year is flying past
enjoying - the Plan B album downloaded this week
wondering - whether to go & buy these shoes later today.......

Not sure I have the willpower to resist!!!

Have a good day xxx

Friday, 18 February 2011

Two In One Week?

Well I certainly seem to have the blog buzz back again... 2 posts in a week?!

I love reading Virginia's Blog - celtic house, the idea of whats Rocking your world is so fab & her blog always makes me smile, so hoping she wont mind, I shall say whats rocking my world today...

Family; I am incredibly close to my brother and Mum and couldn't have managed the past ten months or so without them, they have been constantly supportive, patient when I feel like a good cry over the phone & generally always there.

My baby girls; although no longer babies at 5 and a half, my whole world revolves around them, always has and always will

First birthday pics

We've all changed a little bit!

I love the fact that we now have the weekend ahead of us & I will hopefully have some scrapping time!!!

Even better is that I have a babysitter on saturday and so am very excited about going for a chinese & then to the cinema - must not let that guilt creep in!!

Loving the layout that I finished this week of 2 special people, Ive been scared to scrap it incase I couldnt do it justice... sorry dont have pics on this laptop - hey I might actually post twice in one day!!!

Im also excited that its not quite as dark as it has been when I leave work in the evenings which means that although it's still cold, spring is definitely on its way!!!

Ok so bring on the weekend! Thanks for stopping by & hope you have a lovely weekend xxx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Is it really over 4 months?

I can't believe I haven't blogged in over 4 months!! I must make more of an effort!

I need to change the layout of my blog ... its looking a little boring and I'm no longer thirty something, having "celebrated" my 40th in January. I've actually done quite a bit of scrapping lately & made a few cards, so I do have some things to share at last!

Firstly this is a LO that I did several months ago for SBM designer gallery using Lost & Found papers from MME, love this range, there's so much cutting to be done!

Ive scrapped this photo several times before, but its one of my favourites, so I'm sure it wont be the last time I scrap it.

The next one is using an old kit from Sarah's Cards, if I remember rightly it was the Bayberry Cottage range, the photo is of Maddy sitting on top of a climbing frame on holiday in Egypt, I couldnt get her down, she just loved being up in the tree!

The picture isn't very clear unfortunately. I used the luscious Prima build a swirl stamps for all of the embellies & gorgeous teal mica mist on the background.

Another LO of Maddy now, using another kit from Sarah's cards, this was using the Crate Restoration range; I really must start using the kits for more than one LO!!!

I'm using these 7 Gypsies alpha stamps lots for LO titles lately, I just love that theyre so versatile. The photo was of Maddy at sports day, just love the happy look on her face, she didnt even know the photo was being taken.

This next LO is of my nephew Joshua, he's such a cute little fella, and I love this picture taken by Mum & edited in Photoshop so that just his eyes are blue.

Lots of Sasafrass Lass papers here, and again that lush teal mica mist.

Speaking of misting, the new Prima at the CHA looks gorgeous, I'm especially liking their new masks, I seem to use misting on all of my layouts so I might just NEED to buy them :)

Finally as I'm feeling guilty that I haven't blogged any layouts of Tigs, this is a photo I took of her when she was asleep last night. She has a wet flannel on her head for some strange reason!

Odd child!

Thats all for now, I will try hard not to leave it anther 4 months as I have lots more LO's to share!

Thanks for stopping by

Claire xxx