Thursday, 27 May 2010

Blog Award!

It's always nice to passed on these blog awards & this is my 2nd. It was passed to me by Darlene over at

If you get the chance do stop on over there & check out her fabulous work.

Rules for this award are:

1. Link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Post where you would like to be in 10 years.
3. Give this award up to 10 awesome bloggers.

So where would I like to be in 10 years time?!? Good question...

In 10 years time I don't care where I will be or what I will be doing. All I ask for is that I am happy & content with the things I have in my life at that time.

Here are the 10 bloggers I would like to pass this award on to:

Monday, 24 May 2010

Sketchabilities DT Reveal ~ 15th May

I'm so sorry I almost forgot to post the mid month sketch!!! I have been offline for awhile & I didn't want to flood you lovely people with posts. Here is the sketch enjoy! Please stop by at and check out what the awesome design team have done with the sketch.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

I'm Back!

It's OK folks I am back! Unfortunately money is tight around here & I consider my Internet a luxury not a necessity so it is always the last bill to get paid. I have been offline for only a week but it feels like a lifetime. I have however come to realise that I can live without it & I have accomplished a lot this past week that I normally don't find time for.

So what have I been up to I hear you ask! Well I made my first project for my handmade cards & gifts fundraiser. I altered a baking sheet. You can stop by & take a look here if you like.

Also this week my Mum, Aunt & Uncle came to visit. I haven't seen them since I moved here 7 months ago. So we went out exploring the local area & had a day trip to the seaside. Here are some pictures of our travels. I can't wait to get scrapping these.
Midweek we were naughty & kept the kids off school & really made a day of exploring. Our first stop was Southsea. Where we watched the hovercraft coming in from the Isle of Wight.

From Southsea we headed over to Brighton beach about 50miles along the coast. We had fun although it was quite windy & raining on & off.

And finally we ended our week at the local shopping centre. Where I got these gorgeous shots of Spinnaker Tower.

Overall we had such a fun week together & I got to play with my camera. I can't wait to take the kids back to these local spots at half term. Lots of fun days out planned & always an opportunity to snap shots for their scrapbooks. I can't wait!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Just a quick note.

Just a quick note to share with my friends.

My husband is hoping to be able to participate in a charity trek through the Andes next year. To secure a spot on the charity trek he has to pay a £250 deposit & commit to raising a further £3250. While this is all for a good cause helping children in our local area, it is going to take a lot of hard work & fund raising efforts to reach the goal amount. Also, he has to get granted permission from work to participate if he is successful. We are hoping that he will get it due to it being for charity. So this is just a quick note to say if I am not around online so much it is because I am working hard to support him in his fund raising efforts. I have launched a new blog where I will be showcasing handmade cards & gifts for sale to help towards his goal. You will be able to visit it here:

I will keep you all posted when I find out mroe information.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Sunshine Award.

Oh my, what a way to brighten any blogger day! I was passed the Sunshine Award by my blogging friend Nancy. She is such a sweet & talented lady, you can check her blog out here:

These are the rules of the Sunshine Award:
1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award to 12 other bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received the award by leaving them a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love & link to the person from whom you received the award.
OK so there are so many fabulous blogs out there & awesome blogging friends, but here are my 12 nominees:
1. Operation Write Home I discovered this organisation in the new year & their blog is a superb source of fun & inspiration. I am passing the sunshine award to them to say well done for all the hard work that they do.
2. Stacey Stacey scrap mojo has been on vacation since the stork stopped by her place. So I am passing her the award to cheer up her day.
3. Karan This ladies sketches inspire me so much. Go check out her sketch & card blogs if you are in need of some beautiful inspiring sketches & examples.
4. Sarah's Cards Ltd This is my favourite UK blog & most definitely my favourite UK online store. Always full of inspiration & great customer service.
5. Mandy This girl is just awesome & deserves a big thank you, she is a friend an inspiration & I am blessed to have her in my scrappy life.
6. Shannon A busy military wife & mum like myself, absolutely love how she finds time to scrap!
7. Vanessa Another inspiring lady & aspiring blogger, please stop on by & check out her work.
8. Groovy Deb Groovy Deb & the rest of the girls at if it's groovy, I am proud to be a part of such an inspiring blog & design team.
9. Helen Croft Every scrapper should have Helen's fantastic blog bookmarked in their scrapbook resources. One of my all time favourite sources of blog inspiration!
10. Tarynne Another sweet & inspiring scrapper I love this ladies awesome cards.
11. Jordannichole This young lady should be an inspiration to all teen scrappers, stop on by her blog to check out her beautiful work.
12. Stepford Dreams This is one of my favourite non-scrapbook related blogs. I love reading the funny tales of everyday life.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Sketchabilities DT Reveal ~ 30th April

I'm a little late in posting this reveal. But here it is, Karan's beautiful sketch. Please feel free to stop on by and play along.
Here is my take on the sketch:

This sketch was perfect for this old photo of my grandparents taken on my wedding day 8 years ago. I love this picture but cropped it down into two smaller photos to lose the cluttered background. I experimented with acrylic paint on the chipboard hearts and behind the title, also inked the photo mats lightly with a brown ink. I love how this page turned out thanks to the perfect sketch I had to work with. I chose my title due to the fact that I cannot imagine my grandparents apart they have been married for over 50 years.