BLING!!! Everyone loves a bit of bling, me especially, so this challenge was right up my ally..
I don't often get many photos of the hubby and his parents, but I took this on his birthday last year and when I was fortunate enough to get a chance to play around with a new paper cutting toy, I chose the paper with this photo in mind.
I can't remember who's brilliant idea it was to go camping with the in-laws, but that's what we did last weekend..
However, the weekend that we had all agreed on co-insided with Hurricane Bertha's arrival...
Still, we are British and we will enjoy ourselves..
Even if that means hiring a wind break and wrapping up on the beach!
Not everyone was as cold as everyone else and Alexander and Nicholas spent ages in the sea!
I think the little ones were a tad colder...
But even they jumped the waves after a bit!
Was a great day for kite flying though!
After being almost rained out on the Friday evening and coming back from the beach on Saturday aftrnoon to find our tent porch all blown over, the executive decision was made to pack up and come home early :(
Not before a session in the arcades, on the go-karts and trampoline!
We don't have a very big pool at home, but the kids still have fun in the baby one that we do have - these photos taken back in 2011 reminded me that it's still the simple things in life that the kids really enjoy!
Lasting Memories Challenge was to use water as a theme, and I thought this was an ideal layout to do!
Last year the weather wasn't that brilliant during the hols, but one semi-sunny day, after checking the tides, Mum and I took the 3 kids down to the beach to go crabbing. They hadn't been for ages, so had great fun putting bacon on the ends of their crabbing lines and using their nets to capture the little beasts...
The pics were just perfect for this challenge as it really does stand out as a great memory of last summer for me, especially when the crab Alexander was holding nipped his finger!!
The pics of the kids down at the beach last summer with their friends was just perfect for Tando's "Layers" challenge.
I used one of their little houses which I just love as I thought it went really well with the beach huts in the background of one of the pics. Not sure the photo shows the white netting that I've used too, but it is there!
Am enjoying my scrap time at the moment and these pics for a layout of my kids down at the beach last summer with their friends was just perfect for SJ Craft's Holidays/Travel challenge to use something new and something old...
The Project Life card and the little Tando house are indeed new but everything else I've had for ages!
Plenty of time still to enter as the challenge doesn't close until 6th September 2014.
I'm married to a wonderful guy called Lee and we have two gorgeous boys - Alexander & Nicholas and a beautiful daughter Cassandra. I run my own secretarial business, I'm currently taking an OU Criminology and Psychological Studies degree and I'm also a very proud Beaver Scouts Assistant Leader. I like to keep busy and one of my favourite hobbies is scrapbooking..