Tuesday, 2 February 2016


Both Alexander and Nicholas swim for our local swimming club - SOS.  At the end of last year, Nicholas entered their club galas and swum brilliantly (Alex didnt' enter as he was poorly and still off school) and on Friday, we all went along to the presentation whereby he was awarded TWO trophy's for a 1st and 2nd place in certain heats.
Way to go little man, so proud of you!


Monday, 1 February 2016


Alexander is my eldest son and I think, just so photogenic.  He's also more than happy to pose for me on occassion, and I managed to capture his amazing smile when we were over in Hockley Woods during Autumn last year.
Studio Challenges have a fabby "texture" challenge, so not only did I use painting, but I had my first ever go at texture paint too!  So that added to the corregated card, rope and cork, I think I've got this challenged covered!

This challenge ends on 14th february, so still plenty of time to enter.

I'm also entering this layout into ARTastic's February "paint" challenge as I don't tend to ever paint my layouts and the brush strokes inspired me.

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I've got my scrappin' mojo back and am very much enjoying my weekly sessions at my Mum's to just sit and play with bits of paper!

This layout I completed today is of my parents-in-law's cat Oscar, when he was just a wee kitten.  My three kids were just in awe of this little ball of fluff...
I started off with the sketch from Sketch n Scrap below (I got a bit carried away as usual, but I think it still resemables it)...
And then I focused on the challenge theme of "blues" at Lasting Memories..
These challenges have only just gone up, so all month still to enter!



Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Anything Goes

Tando have an "anything goes" challenge this month, so I thought his recent layout I did of Cassandra and two of her girlfriends would be suitable..
Only have until the end of Jan for this challenge..

Sunday, 24 January 2016


So despite missing almost the entire first term of secondary school, Alexander has been identified as being one of Eastwood's more able students!!!!!!!

So, so proud of my eldest, despite everything that he's been through with school, he's still a shinning star!


One photo, 20 words...

My three gorgeous wonderful kids - my world is nothing without them.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Double Figures...

Nicholas turned 10 last week - how?!!?
Just like his brother before, when Alexander got to 10, we bought Nicholas his own Nexus... even more  gaming...

Still enjoys a chocolate cake!
And absolutely LOVES his beanbag that my good friend Martyna made him for me!
The weekend saw a dozen or so boys all get together to enjoy a few hours on the Gamerz Bus that I'd arranged for Nicholas..

 Lee obvioulsy had to get in on the act too..
So from Fifa to Minecraft, and WrestleMania to Halo they all had fun..
 drinks and cakes during the session and Pizza after along with chocolate cake
 ensured Nicholas really enjoyed his birthday!

Thanks to everyone that came along and helped him celebrate and for all the cards, gifts and money he received.


Easter Egg Hunt!

I do get through a lot of double page layouts - what with having 3 wee ones, choosing photos from a day out or event is hard, so I would say half my albums are full of doubles!  This sketch challenge from Scrap Much? was just perfect for my Easter photos!

Challenge closes at the end of January...