Saturday, 29 September 2012


I am a bad, bad blogger! :)  Totally crazy week and I don't even have anything crafty to put up because everything I either can't show or I have not got around to photographing yet lol.  So this post is just lots of random things!

It was Christopher's birthday this week.  I don't have any good pics of him blowing out his candles as we had a party for him today at one of these Laser tag places and it was dark and there were too many kids getting in the way! (if I am honest I was also just in a rush to get it over with so that everyone could get cake and go home when normally I would relight the candles until I got a good photo, such a patient mommy :) ) I am sooo to old for kids birthday party's and boys are just so hyper and seriously can scream even louder than girls!  I think he liked his big present.... :)

 I got a new toy this week as well.  I have always had a pay as you go mobile phone but we decided to get contracts as it works out better in the end.  I pretty much just use my phone for calling and texts but I decided I wanted a phone that could take decent photos as I often want to take photos when I don't have my camera with me as it is just so big!  I would have loved an iphone but can't afford that so this was the next best thing as far as photos and price range go, a Samsung Galaxy S2 and so far I am having lots of fun with it.


But just look at the gorgeous case my hubby found for me !  Isn't it just the cutest cover ever!  I totally adore it and think I am going to have to order another one for incase this one ever breaks because I love it soo much.  It was also only £1.75 so perfect excuse to have an extra one ;)

Then I was busy looking at my Pintrest boards and was laughing at some of them and decided to add those here too!  This one always makes me laugh because I do this...

This one is me all over too and I have a habit of going to bed after hubby is already asleep and finding some random thing amusing and then trying so hard not to laugh out loud that I of course end up snorting and cackling and waking my poor hubby up!  I think he is used to it now though :)
Lastly for tonight I am going to share another song I love, well actually two because I couldn't decide which of these two to put up lol.  First up is Stone Sour with Hesitate, love this song, especially the end bit :)  Stone Sour is out here in November but unfortunately I can't go because we won't have any baby sitters as my parents in law are going to South Africa for 3 months.  At least P will be going though with my SIL and nephew as he is a bigger fan than I am :)

The next one is from Slash and is called Starlight.  Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge is singing and I decided to put the live version on simply because Myles Kennedy is awesome live.  We went to the Alter Bridge concert last year and it was definitely one of the best I have been to, they are brilliant live.  Slash is here in October and we really wanted to go and tried to get tickets for that but the concert was sold out in the first 2 minutes just from pre-sales and these places that buy loads of tickets and then sell them at double the price, sooooooo irritating!

 Ok I have probably rattled on more than enough for one night....I hope everyone is having a great weekend and the rest of it is wonderful too! :)

Saturday, 15 September 2012


Just sharing a couple of layouts that I did for Scrapbook Magazine issue 63.  This first one was for the Fourways Challenge and was done using a Sarah's Cards kit with the beautiful Random collection from Crate Paper.
I love these photos of my sisters and me 'posing' for my Mom.  There were a few good photos but of course lots and lots where at least one (or all) of us are pulling silly faces, although I have to admit that is usually mostly me and my older sister as my younger sister is generally much better behaved when it comes to photos ;)

 The T.T.C is all of our initials :)

The next one was for the designer gallery and that was Easter themed so this is my layout for that.
 I used my EKSuccess open scallop edge punch to make the rosette and a Bo Bunny Trinket.
 I played around with some bling to decorate my eggs.
 It was lots of fun working out the journaling to include EGG!

  We have just sat down to watch Doctor Who after watching last nights episode of Master Chef Australia and then next we are watching 21 Jump Street (the movie).  Now that is what I call a laid back Saturday evening.  Thanks for visiting, I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Sad News

I just wanted to put a short post up in memory of a really wonderful bloggy friend Kim Sonksen.  I was so sad to find out a couple of days ago that she died on Tuesday after a brief struggle with cancer.    I am always surprised by how much people you meet online in the scrapbooking and blog world can touch your life even if you never meet them in person.  Kimmy was a beautiful, talented, friendly and very sweet lady and I will miss her humour and her comments on my blog that always made me smile.  My thoughts and prayers are with her partner and family.  Rest in Peace dear Kim I will definitely be thinking of you and rocking out for you at the Nickelback concert next month.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Card sketch

Just a quick post today to put up my card for the latest card sketch challenge on the Bo Bunny blog!  This is the sketch done by Juliana.

This is my card for the sketch, I used the beautiful new Serenade line.

I made the circular mat for my card by drawing a circle on cardstock and then using one of the smaller flowers from the Serenade stamps to stamp all around the edge of the circle closely together. I then cut around the edge of the flowers leaving a thin margin.

Bo Bunny Supplies Used :
Patterned paper : Trellis, Poppies/Serenade

Double Dot : Orange Citrus Vintage Dot

Stamps : Serenade; Ambrosia

Lace : Harvest Orange Lace

Jewels : Forever Fall; Timepiece
I picked the mesh type of stuff up really cheap at a fantastic shop while on my holiday in South Africa. I got the white because I figured I could colour it but it came in various colours and I really wish I had brought some more now! 
If you want a chance to win some yummy Bo Bunny goodies then make a card using the sketch and leave a link on the Bo Bunny blog here