A belated Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas break, I can't believe we are now into 2012!
2011 ended up being a great year for me & my girls, we are happy and settled at last... I've finally started scrapping again & am really enjoying being creative once again.
This Christmas saw the arrival of our "elf on the shelf" - Santa wrote a letter to Mads & Tigs telling them that he would be sending them an elf to keep an eye on them in the run up to christmas, all they needed to do was name him & sprinkle magic dust on him & he would come to life when they were asleep... the letter did warn them that elves can be very naughty.
3 days later, the elf appeared on our doorstep... he was sprinkled with magic dust and named..... Fred !!
Actually after a few days the name seemed to "suit him" - and so Fred became part of the family, every mornng the girls loved finding him in different places, where he had been up to no good. He was found in the bath, in the fridge, laying on my bed watching tv etc etc.
The girls were a little sad that he left with Santa on Christmas Eve, although he did leave them a note with their presents to say that he hoped he might be able to come back next year....
Here's Fred in the fridge...
I took lots of pictures of Fred... so I have lots to scrap!
I spent the whole of December making my own wreath... it took forever, but I'm really pleased with the results! I used a polestyrene base from hobbycraft, lots of plain copier paper and some gems, and thats about it really, other than lots of blood, sweat & tears!!!
I also got on with my mini-book to journal December, I knew I wouldn't be able to keep up with the December Daily project like I had the year before, so I just made the mini-book and printed off my photos at regular intervals... I just need a couple of hours to print off my journalling now to put it all together; bit of a blurry shot, but you get the idea...
A fab photo opportunity arose on new year's eve; my brother had a fancy dress party...
the girls looked fabulous;
Paul & I also joined in, not sure what I was meant to be but he looked rather debonair!!
And I actually got some layouts done!! I haven't uploaded the photos yet so will share later this week...
My new year's resolution is to scrap more & blog more!!!
Life is good at the moment, just great... my heart feels full and I feel happy. I feel very, very blessed.
Thanks for popping by