Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Life and a Winter Layout

I am going to start with a few photos of little bits from the last few weeks as I have not really done many for ages! 

So first up, Kieran went to his first football match!  The poor child, neither of his parents are football watchers so we have never taken him to any sort of games but his school got some tickets to a Manchester United game and offered them at a fantastic price to the kids who play football.  I think it was 32 kids and 8 teachers that went, of course Kieran was totally thrilled because Man U is his team and he really enjoyed himself, especially as it was on a school night so he got to stay up late!  So here he is all ready to leave, wearing his Man U shirt of course :)

More football!  Christopher had his first school match recently.  Although he played a bit of football at school last year he has only started taking it seriously this year and has been trying really hard so he can play as a goalkeeper on the school team.  So here he is in the school goalkeeper jersey, very pleased with himself :)

Next is a photo of Kieran and his experiment for school for a safe landing device!  They were given the assignment to design and make a vehicle for landing safely with an egg as a passenger and the egg had to survive the fall!  So this is what Kieran made (ahem late the night before as he designed it and then forgot to make it...) and it was a success!  The little pod which was a flower pot and a plastic tub is very well lined with cotton pads and paper towels!  I would have thought the whole parachute thing would have been pretty standard but apparently not according to Kieran and his was the only egg that survived the landing so they then had to go and launch it off the top of the 3 story school building!  So needless to say he was very pleased with himself too :)

We went to Ikea a couple of weeks ago and while we were there we picked up a couple of their gingerbread houses because I knew the kids would love to decorate one.  Paul's parents came to stay with us for a few days to look after the kids while we went to our concert and while they were there the kids asked Grandma to do the gingerbread house with them.  I must say I was soooo glad that Grandma was there to do it with them because it looked like such hard work and of course the kids went just a tiny bit overboard with the sweets (the ones that went onto the house and the ones that went into their stomachs)  ;)

Trust me every inch of that roof is covered in sweets!  The silly looks on the faces is probably from a severe sugar high!

Then I have a layout to share that went on the Bo Bunny blog last week using one of the older collections, Midnight Frost, still one of my favourites!  This is actually a photo that I have scrapped before on a double layout.  I don't often use photos twice but I do love this photo as I don't have many nice ones of me and the kids as I have a tendency to hide when a camera is pulled out.

I don't know if you can see it in these pics but the swirls and snowflakes were done with silver embossing powder and I do love the effect! :)

Products Used :
Patterned Papers : Powder, Crystals, Stripe / Midnight Frost
Cardstock : Powder Blue Dot
Chipboard : Glitter Midnight Frost Layered Chipboard
Noteworthy : Midnight Frost
Stamps : Midnight Frost Stamps
Brads : Midnight Frost
Rub-ons : Midnight Frost 

Well that is it for today and I really should go to bed to catch up on some lost sleep, I hope everyone is having a great week! :)


KraftyKaren said...

The layout is so beautiful Carin - love those papers and all the snowflakes and swirls are beautiful.

Looks like you are really busy at the moment.

Karen x

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Lovely pics and awesome to learn about your family. BEAUTIFUL layout.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love the photos!! Their gingerbread house turned out AWESOME!! And love love loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that lo!!! GORGEOUS photo and loving the ribbon work! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Louise said...

lovely photos the gingerbread house one made me smile. My three are exactly the same when they do theirs!

Gorgeous layout too - love the swirls x

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Love your photos Carin.Yoyo will be thrilled if somenoe invite him to see Manchester U,his crazy for football LOL!!
Love this house looks yummy and your winter LO is just precious!!

Suzy said...

What handsome boys Carin. Loving the over the top gingerbread house and your stunning winter layout

Helen Tilbury said...

I so hear you on the sleep! That's where I'm heading right now - to bed!! Wow this layout is divine - love the blue seam binding swirling across the page & yes I can totally see the fussy-cut embossing - very gorgeous - and beautiful photo too!!

My sons are sooo jealous - a) that your son went to a live Man U match (their team too so they are seriously bleak today since Man U didn't make it through last night) and b) that your boys get to wear their hair so looooong! Ours have to have it not touching their collars & ears here!! As you no doubt know about SA...

Crystal said...

Oh my word how BEAUTIFUL, I soooooo love the colors of this, totally gorgeous layout and such fabby pictures hun!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Dee . . . . . said...

Great photo's of the boys Carin and that Gingerbread House looks totally yummy!

Your LO is exquisite! A beautiful photo and the way you have enhanced it with that colour combo is simple gorgeous x

Anonymous said...

I love this page! The blue, silver, and white combo is exquisite. Just gorgeous! TFS!!! ~Amy Tara~

Cindy Gay said...

You're a very pretty and young looking Mom! Love the gingerbread house making photos. Great wintry colors on the layout.