Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Oh Christmas tree..

oh look, more scrapbooking!

This lovely photo is my sister on her wedding day. The pp and frame were from a previous quirky kit lite and the orange ribbon was wrapped around my bridesmaid bouquet. Behind the frame i made a shaker window using a small plastic packed filled with bits of confetti and gems from the tables which i collected on the day.

I love this photo of us so much i just had to use it.

Friday, 7 December 2012

A quick 6x12 with Ella meeting the Snowman from the John Lewis Chirstmas advert. I added a couple of kittyrobot buttons and a sticky label, but everything else is from the latest quirky kit lite.

I just thought i would share a little of my december daily. its only 4x5 but i thought with a baby a small size would be easier to finish.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

in which we meet the John Lewis Christmas Snowman..

Im guessing that all John Lewis stores have one of these fellas in their atrium. He's a cutie in real life!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

a little lunch with the cousins

Ella (on the right) and her cousins, Eliza and Amelia, enjoying lunch in the Asda cafe.

just a little scrapping!

 This a a quick LO about Ella's red mark on her head. To me, it looks like a forceps mark, but as she was a Csection, I wasn't aware of forceps being used. The reason i think it is though, is because she was already on her way out and had to be pulled back so they could deliver her.
 Here's one of me at a friend's skating party age 7. Who'd have thought that 20 years later I would be back on skates playing roller derby!

This is me and a friend from work buying our Christmas jumpers in October :)

Friday, 16 November 2012

The Plague House

This week has been horrid! One by one we've come down with the dreaded winter sickness bug; Ella still isn't quote right and its been 5 days. Nit only have us three been ill, but my sister and her twins have had it, and now my Mum has it!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

mummy's little crust monster

my sister and i have a regular play date. wednesday is stories and songs at the library, and afterwards we go to the grand old Asda cafe! My sister always buys sandwhiches, but never eat the crusts; my daughter however, does.

Monday, 29 October 2012

day trips

Last weekend we went to Bath for the MILs birthday. We split off for lunch and went to Wagamama. love Wagamama!! Ella seemed to enjoy it too!


Last week we went to a local town farm for a few hours. It waws an interesting trip...health and safety would have had a field day!!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Tricky Art of the Family Self Portrait

Try as i might, i just couldnt get a decent family self portrait...
The base for the title is actually the packaging from the Pink Paislee Instaframes.
I used some alphas from October Afternoon's WitchHazel line to complement the Thickers.

Friday, 19 October 2012

it was (almost) like Lapland

A couple of weeks ago we went to a big garden centre called Millets Farm. In their Christmas barn they had lifesized stuffed reindeer; Ella was fascinated!
This is my first Lo with the main kit from crafty templates. Ive added a kittyrobot button.

Monday, 8 October 2012

getting ready to move.

getting ready to crawl....

Saturday, 6 October 2012

what lies beneathe....

I just had to scrap this photo after hearing the news...
When we went to Cornwall, we had a cream tea at a place called Helford. 3 weeks later it was on the news. The biggest sea mine ever found had been discovered in the Helford river, right where we had been!!
Layout based on a sketch on the Elles Studio blog.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

baking baking..

wow this week i've scrapped and i've baked! amazing!! These yummy cookies are peanut butter and choc chip. I was inspired to make these after reading this blog post by Leanne...and also by watching the latest series of The Great British Bake Off!! I didnt use as much peanut butter as Leanne; I only used half a jar of crunchy peanut butter, but they dont taste any the worse for it!!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

mmmm creme egg

yesterday i managed my 4th layout with the current quirky kit lite. this LO was done using a sketch from elles studio as a base. the flair was some i won in a giveaway on Sian's blog and can be found here.

Monday, 1 October 2012


Doing well on the Baby Led Weaning front!

getting to know me

i was tagged by the lovely Milkshake Mummy to answer a few questions..here we go...

When was the last time you cried?
Saturday. Sleep deprivation had finally gotten the better of me.

Are you named after anyone?

Do you have kids?
One, Eleanor aged 6 months.

If you were another person would you be a friend to yourselgf?
Possibly. But id tell me to think before i speak more!

Do you use sarcasm?
Not as much as i used to.

\will you ever bungee jump?
i cant say i fancy it..

what is your favourie cereal?
Fruit Loops or Lucky Charms!!!

The first thing you notice about people?
I dont think there is a first thing..although im quick to judge.

what is your eye colour?

scary movie or happy ending?
er neither.

favourite smells?
fresh bread all the way.

where were you born?
oxford. same hospital i now work at!

any special talents?
not really...

do you have any hobbies?
i crochet, scrapbook...oh and play roller derby!!

a black and white cat called Darwin.

favourite film?
i dont tend to have favourites..just films that suit the mood.

do you have any siblings?
5 sisters: 1 real 4 step.

Friday, 21 September 2012

surprise mail

i love surprise packages from lovely friends on the other side of the world.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

my little monkey

we've stated weaning and today Ella enjoyed some cucumber in the Asda cafe.

after a cold, brisk walk home, we had playtime in the inflatable ring. the fluffy thing ella is holding is a cat from Jellycat which looks like Darwin, our furbaby.


Friday, 14 September 2012

say cheese

all items used, as usual, from my quirky kit from crafty templates. the camera is from a few kits back.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

cornish break

the three of us have just gotten back from a few days in Cornwall. it wasnt the most successful as Eleanor refused to sleep, but it was still lovely to spend time with my friend who lives there.