Wednesday, 24 October 2012

And finally ...

... inspired by Lisa's LO created with this kit
and the left overs!

So I just have one sheet of cardstock left and half the sticker/alpha sheet, don't think I've ever used so much of a kit, I'll be definitely watching out for next month's Papermaze kit.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The next two ...

... I used the Sarah's Card challenge for the first one

 and then I just pulled out paper and pushed it around! 

Monday, 22 October 2012

You may want to sit down .... (this time with a picture!)

... as I have scrapped!

I got the recent kit out I bought from Papermaze and some photos and then sat and stared, got up and walked away. But determined to break my block I set about finding a challenge and choose this one from Sketchbook 365 blog

I then went on to make 4 more LOs over the weekend. They're all quite simple as I wanted to stick with just the kit contents (I did add a journalling card. misting and some buttons) as it was more about the process for me and getting some stories down on paper, rather than hunting out extra co-ordinating supplies.

And 5 LOs from a kit and cardstock addon costing £11.75 is pretty good I think! I shall share the rest over the next couple of days.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

10 things: Walt Disney World ...

... it's been some time since I did a post for 10 things on the 10th and as I was looking through my subscribed blogs on google reader at 6pm I realised that today was the 10th.

So very quickly, my favourite 10 photos/memories from our Disney trip.

Splash Mountain - favourite family ride, Mia looks completely unfazed!
Have always wanted to be a Princess!

So pretty!

Kitty paws!

Epcot - everything I read said that it was a great park, but how great was still a surprise to us all.

Star Wars weekend

Kali River Rapids, Animal Kingdom

Feeding the dolphins at Seaworld. Make me want to swim with them even more. We had considered Discovery Cove but £600 for the 4 of us was a bit ouch.

This photo was taken just before, as our waiter informed us, the worst thunder and lightening storm he had ever encountered passed by. We were having dinner in the tallest building in the resort at the time as the lightening encircled (and hit). It was exciting but scary at the same time.


I will give next month's post some more time and consideration!
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Monday, 8 October 2012

Some crafts to share ....

... but not of my own making! I often help out at my daughters' Brownie pack meetings so decided to volunteer on their annual Pack Holiday - nearly 20 7-9 year old for 2 nights - as their camp cook! It was exhausting! But I did really enjoy the whole weekend. The Warwickshire District had planned a teddy bear theme and there were many packs having a sleepover at some point over the weekend. Our leaders had put so much thought, time and effort into planning the weekend's activities.

Notice board

Breakfast pancakes

Tie dyed teddy bear blankets




Hama beads

And that was just Saturday!

Sunday was spent on the zip wire and abseiling finishing in a Teddy Bears Picnic of course! The girls and I are now catching up on much needed sleep.

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Hello lovelies ....

.... cos if I'm going to scrap I need new supplies, right? (ignoring the untouched Scrapbook Circle kits I have gathering dust!)

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Monday, 1 October 2012

Whilst I was away ....

... oh my, was my last post really in April? I think that was the last time I scrapped as well. I just haven't had the inclination to do either until I read about a Blogger's Weekend in March next week. Although I haven't been posting I have still been reading the hundreds of posts I get in Google Reader each week and the idea of a weekend away has inspired me to get back in the saddle. I can't promise lots of posts and creativity, I'm just dipping my toe in for now!

So what have I been up to?

An amazing family tip to Walt Disney World in Florida.

Another birthday celebrated.

Steve and the girls enjoyed a day out watching the Olympics.

General celebrations!

A tree top assault course at Go Ape.

A perfect camp at the coast in Suffolk.

Took park in Christy Tomlinson's Artsy Bangles workshop.

Went to Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival in Oxfordshire.

That's Mia in the purple gilet watching Texas.

Mia left Infants and started at Juniors with Lily ....

... which also meant I concluded by duties as Chair of the Infants PTA.

Another perfect camp at Rutland Water.

Mia turned 8!
And a request for a pink layer cake fulfilled. 


My biggest achievement was losing one and half stone between April and the end of July with the help of Slimming World. Am hoping that it doesn't creep back on like last time.

So that's it for now, hope to be back soon.
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