Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I can't believe that it is nearly a month since I last wrote on here!! Anyway I thought I had better put that right and update my blog life. A lot seems to have happened in the last month some of which is top secret and I am not allowed to this space!!
One big surprise was that I was asked if I would like to produce some cards for complete cardmaking, I have made the odd card but scrapbooking really is my passion but I am always up for a challange so I said yes please. I have to say I have made the cards and really enjoyed doing them so I think I may be doing more in future, I only wish I had discovered that I liked making them a bit earlier and then I could have made a lot of my Christmas cards. Oh well never mind there is always next year!

We had my works do on Saturday and as I had organised it I was a bit nervous that everyone wouldn't enjoy themselves. I need not have worried it was a fab night, I was dragged up on stage with one of my colleagues to perform a S club 7 routine with the DJ!! For anyone who knows me then they know that is totally not me and I hadn't even had a drop to drink but I have to say it was so funny!!

Marie and I doing our s club bit!!!

Justin and I decided to book a room in the hotel for the night to save having to get a taxi home in the early hours, we managed to up grade and got a room with a fab view over Weymouth Bay. On Sunday morning we had a lovely walk along the prom into town, it is lovely to spend time just the two of us sometimes.

Me on our balcony at the hotel on Sunday morning.

It doesn' t seem like I have had much time to scrap lately but when I was thinking about it I have done quite a few layouts that need to be added to this. My scrapagogo November kit got cut into quite soon after its arrival, I loved all the different papers and I find it so much more of a challange to put layouts together using papers from different manufacturers.

Emily with my cousins little boy Harry, he has red hair the same as Emily and when we went out and she was pushing him in the pram she did get a few comments!! I know kids have kids young but she is only 13!!!

I decided to give a layout a go with photos that didn't have people in, a first for me. I choose some favourite photos of where I live and the colours of the gogo kit were a perfect match. I am quite pleased with the result, I have added some extra stitching on the top left hand corner since I took this photo.

Sarahs Cards scrapbooking kit last month had the most scrummy papers from fancy pants, daily grind. I am so loving this paper range, I think I have bought everything you can possibly get now!! The colours of these papers are just gorgeous, I have bought the covered chipboard pieces which are just lovely and a lot of them coordinate well with the crate paper range lemon grass.

In the October half term I bribed the girls with extra pocket money to let me do a "photoshoot" with them. I ironed a sheet and hung it over the garden wall got them to dress in various outfits. They did really well (not too many arguements!!) and I was really pleased with some of the results, this photo was one of them.

Rebecca was such a gorgeous baby ( I know I am biast!) she was so laid back and funny it is unusual to have a photo of her looking so serious. I haven't got a clue what she was looking at but it obvioulsy had got her undivided attention!