Friday, 13 August 2010

Enjoying the holidays ...

.... a little bit!!! I do struggle it has to be said as I work 3 hours each day and the girls get left to fend for themselves. This normally results in lots of shouting and arguing and me then getting cross. I always want the holidays to be full of picnics in the park (LOL at the weather), baking, reading and playing games, but this isn't my reality unfortunately. Anyway we make the most of the happy bits of the day we do have together and are looking forward to camping at the end of August (LOL at the weather again!)

I managed to get a bit of time this week to make a couple of LOS. The first is from a Stuck? Sketches Birthday Hop.
I omitted the strips from the sketch that go behind the photo as I thought it was already quite busy!! I cut out some circles from behind the photo and used them to layer up some other circles. I have also bought a new butterfly punch from Hobbycraft. I don't tend to buy much from Hobbycraft as it's normally more expensive than buying online but this punch seemed a reasonable price.

This one's from PencilLines.

Shimelle is having a summer crop this weekend and so no doubt I will have a play along - love online crops!!!

In other news I've had new fabric stash delivery from the US, looking forward to cutting into this lovely selection. I'm finding it hard to know what I prefer more these days - new fabric or new paper - I think fabric is inching ahead.

Lastly I want to send a big congratulations to my friend Lisa who has made it onto the Design Team for Cocoa Daisy - I'm so thrilled for her.


Laura said...

Ooh, what beautiful fabric. Where did you purchase from, am I allowed to ask? lol.

If it's any consolation, my days with my girls sound exactly the same, and I'm not working at the moment!

Love the butterflies and buttons on your first layout. So fun!

lisa said...

Love the fabric too. I can't wait to see what you make.
Love your LO's xx

Claire said...

Beautiful pages Fay, are they Scarlet Lime? Hope the sun comes out for you and your girls!

Sally said...

beautiful pages fay!! very lovely
an old school friend had ababy girl and wednesday and she called her .... FAY i thought of you straight away!! good name huh?

Lookign forward to seeing what you make with the lush fabric.. i am thinking of making a few dresses next year for Bella, she is so close to walking its crazy so i think one she is totally upright and is less likely to trash the dress i will have go.

love to you and the girlies