Saturday, 16 August 2014

Pinque Peacock Challenge 8 - Bling & Sparkle

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.  

Still time to enter the challenge as it runs until the end of the month:


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Paper Secrets - August Sketch Challenge & Swim

I'm on a roll at the mo and have just found a new blog and wanted to enter their sketch challenge.  
Additional criteria was that I had to have something on the layout that started with each of the letter: S-W-I-M. 

So, I went for:
S - Stitching round the outside of the layout
W - Wooden N and wooden cogs
I - Inking around the papers
M - matting of the photos and also metal cogs
I was quite pleased withe the resulting layout of Nicholas.

Loads of time still to enter as the challenge doesn't finish until 31st August!


Monday, 11 August 2014

Challenge YOUrself - challenge No.9

Loving this scrappin' blog as I have to include a pic of myself on my layout which is hard for me as I usually scrap the kids...
Anyway, Challenge No.9 is to scrap yourself - your age, so thought this layout of me that was inspired by a Scrap-a-Go-Go class was perfect.

After all, a girl is only 40 once!

Plenty of time still to enter, as the challenge runs until 4th September 2014.


Camping fun?!!?

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!

Maybe next year we can pick a better weekend!!!


Lasting memories - Water Fun challenge (LM203)

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!

Plenty of time still to enter too as the challenge is open for all of August.


Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - August Prompt

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!!

Plenty of time still to enter:
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Tando - August Layers Challenge

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!

Still have the rest of this month to enter the challenge!
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SJ Crafts - Theme and Supplies Challenge

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.
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