Monday, 3 December 2012

Last EB card swap of 2012 :(

These cards were soooo easy to make. I really enjoyed making them and using up some of my scraps.
Im really hoping the swap group continues next year as its such fun receiving handmade cards in the mail each month.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Kaszazz workshops for November

These are some of the new workshops on offer from Kaszazz using their new stamps and papers.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Aliens have landed :O

Thanks to my friend Clare- from over at Crafy Cow- here are some very cute aliens. Boy- they took alot of patience, dont know how she makes some of her creations! Love these though :D

Friday, 26 October 2012

Grade 1

This is a pic of Owen and his Grade 1 teacher last year. He was thrilled to have the same teacher as his brother did, as they both adore her.
I was lucky enough to work with her when she was Liams teacher. She is such an amazing teacher and i know both my boys learnt so much from her :D

Monday, 22 October 2012


This was another flash in the pan. Liam decided on gymnastics and it lasted about 8 weeks!!
It was good for him though, it built up a bit of strength, but hes still as puny as ever! Wish he had continued really :S

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Merry n bright 2010

Woah, Ive completed another one- its such an achievment for me as Im so fussy and thats why they take a long time. Thats why I also like kits, just have to put them together and its done. I do like to do my own creations though, thats why I make an effort. Love the colours of this one.
It was taken back in 2010- ( I think!) have to check the date.
It was an official one taken at a studio. I havent had one of those taken for a while now.
Moving on to the next one, which is almost complete, just waiting for the paint to dry :D Ahhh how satisfying :D

EB card swap for October

As you can see this months challenge were Christmas cards. I have wanted to try this sketch for a while now. I love the little trees, they are so cute.
Hope the other girls like them too :D

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Kaszazz workshops for October

Heres the workshops my lovely ladies are making this month. I LOVE the scrapbooking one. Im just sad that I havent got any suitable photos for it. It is really a wedding one, but can be made into lots of other themes too.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

MG sleep over

MG sleep over, what were we thinking, or what was I thinking as it was my idea. We went to one of the mums house armed with doonas and pillows and had dinner together and then movies. It all sounds great doesnt it?
Well it was up to that bit, after that disastorous!!!! One child decided to scream most of the night, and there was lots of hopping out of bed and no sleeping going on, dont know why its called a sleep over!
We will not be doing that again!!!

Hastings show

Well Im on a roll, heres another one complete. The boys went to Hasting Show a few years ago with their Uncle. They went on rides I wouldnt have gone on so they had alot more fun than with boring ole mum LOL.

First Lost tooth

This photo was taken in Oct 2008. Yes I know it was 4 year ago. :S
I have been hanging on to it to find some specific paper for it but 4 years later still hadnt found it, so heres what I did with what I had. I love the colours of this. I used stamping and punches too on this one. Im trying to catch up with layouts. I have some incomplete ones to get done this hols too :S

Monday, 24 September 2012

Kids workshop

Heres the workshop for these school holidays.
The card is an alien template that the kids can cut out and stick on. The diorama is decorated with various ocean animals, that they cut and colour. Theres the ever popular glitter :S and shiny ocean color paper :D
Think we are gonna have fun

Saturday, 1 September 2012

`I dont care`

This is a pic of Liam when he was about 6 years old. He began getting major attitude then, and when he was told off about something, his reply was `I dont care` and he had this look on his face. LOL
It went on for quite a few months, when he thought of a new reply which was just as annoying and rude. Boys!!!
Anyway had to scrap that memory and that look.
Im desperately trying to get his latest album finished. I try to do an album for every 5 years, but in this one, there are far more memorable pics to scrap than before. These little people cram so much in their lives, its hard to keep up with the documentation.
The next page on the list is his first lost tooth!!! That happened when he was 6 too!
Good job theres hols coming up, I might be able to concentrate a bit more on Owen, but dont hold your breath.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Kaszazz workshop for August

Our gorgeous Marley died this week, at the age of 13. He had been having trouble breathing due to a paralysed larynx. He got progressivly worse, but was such a fighter and still wanted to go for walks even on the day he died.
We had to make the decision to let him go, something I never want to have to go through again, but with two other dogs, theres a chance it could happen.
This photo of Marley was taken on a boat. You can see my eldest son in the background and he was only a year old. Marley was about 2 years old in this picture. He came on holiday with us, and was allowed to come on the little boat. I love this photo of him, hes watching the birds. :D
Havent completed the journalling yet, cant find the right words to write.
This workshop is Kaszazz 2 hour page n card workshop 2H645
This is the card part of the workshop.
This is the card workshop for this month.
2H 705

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Fun cooking for the kids party

Had so much fun with Owen making these for our Mothers group party. Its all thanks to Pinterest- lurve that site. Its sooo addictive.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

July EB card swap

Double dutch card fold.
This card opens at the bottom with the 2 flaps and the main pic lifts up. It was fun making them. Hoping the girls like them :D

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


These pics were taken last year. I have had a plan for them for a while but at last have managed to get it completed. Im not entirely sure I like it. I think the circle paper might be too pink for the layout- what do you think?
It was fun to do, though I used up lots of bits n bobs, something I always like to do :D
Punkins is what Owen has always called them, like alot of kids I guess LOL.

Kids workshop 2

This is what the girls made. Its not a great pic, but as you can see its a beaded wind chime. The kids loved making it and it took alot of patience on the mums side too :D
We did have some Fathers day cards too, but we all got so carried away with the other crafts we ran out of time. They got them to take home to make later on though :D

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Kids craft workshop

My boys are well into Superheroes at the mo, its a very well known fact in our group of friends :D
We had them all round today for our regular holiday craft day. Its always so much fun.
I wasnt sure about his activity though. I found a really cool website that allowed me to print out the patterns for free which was fab. Things that are free are always great arent they?
I made Wonderwoman and wondered why I had attempted it. It was darn fiddly. I was worried that the kids wouldnt be able to make them and get frustrated. Well the mums all banded together and we all managed to make them as a team :D
The kids were thrilled with the outcome.
I love the fact that with Wonderwoman you could choose to add her bust or not LOL
Well I never remembered her as flat chested so boobs it was :D
Love it.
Ill post what the girls made tomorrow :D
Kaszazz workshops for July

Heres the workhops we are going to complete on Sunday. I wasnt sure about the scrapbooking pages, wasnt keen on them really. Once made though I do quite like them, quite fun to make too with all the weaving.
Need a couple of girlie photos to add.
The card workshop was very easy, but I did modify it to be just blue. It was originally a multi coloured ink one but I prefer it just in blue

Saturday, 23 June 2012

`I know you are, but what am I ?`

This was Owens reply whenever someone told him he was `smelly` for instance LOL.
The photo was taken on one of those crazy Sunday nights. He had been cooking with Dad and then decided to tie his dishcloth around his head. I call it his old Russian lady look, lol.
He sure is a crazy child, but its all done in fun :D
Love you O xxxxx

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Fathers day 2011

This photo was taken at Hastings. We went for a picnic but of course the weather turned wet. There are some fab trees there so of course all the boys, big n small had to climb. Our dog Marley tried to get up too. He used to climb trees all the time when the kids were little.
Barry had been at the skate park with the boys before this pic was taken. He had fallen and twisted his ankle. I have no idea why he went up in the tree with the boys. It was painful for months after !!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Kaszazz workshops for this month

Had to adapt these workshops as I discovered half way through that I didnt have a small scallop punch :S
I used some other paper to compensate.
The scrapbooking workshop has a special page. Its a pocket page. You can slip photos into it and as I have done, add other pages to decorate.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Finally managed to finish Liams 8 & 9 page!!! Its only taken 2 years!
I had the photos for ages but couldnt find the right paper. I really like this paper.
We have just celebrated his 10th Birthday so you can see how far behind I am. I keep trying to do a page a fortnight but its always tricky.
I am now going to do 2 workshop demos for my workshop on Thurs. :S
Watch this space as I hope to upload them later this weekend.
:D Have a goodun

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Kaszazz workshops  - May 2012

LOVE the scrapbooking workshop for this month. When I saw it on the website I wasnt that thrilled about it, but it is actually better in hardcopy. It also might be something to do with my beautiful Liam being on it too :D
The cards were very simple, but I managed to use up lots of scraps, something I just love to do. I have soooo many of them.
If you are interested in any of these workshops, let me know. I can always make up a kit for you. Im happy to post too :D

Friday, 20 April 2012

Kasazz workshops

Heres the workshops my girls will be completing next week. I really like the scrapbooking page, it actually includes a care with this workshop but I havent managed to complete that yet :S
Its been a busy week. We returned from visiting family and friends in the Uk on Tuesday and the jetlag still seems to be around. The boys and I have been waking about 3 am and finding it hard to get back to sleep :S
I hope they will be set by Monday as its back to work and school for us.

If you are interested in any of the workshops I post on here let me know, i may be able to create a kit for you :D

sal x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Brekky in bed

Owen was so proud of himself when he made himself brekky in bed. Mum was getting brekky in bed quite often (thanks to dad who spoils her) that he decided it would be fun to make his own :D
Just had to scrap that special smile of achievment LOL

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Kaszazz card workshop

Heres the card workshop we will be making next weekend. Its very simple and very pretty. Again anyone that would like the kit just contact me.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Kaszazz 2 hour workshop `Remember When`

I love this layout. It was fun to do too and didnt take the whole 2 hours.
Its a heritage one as you can see and Ive used photos of my  Grandmother, on my mothers side, Annie Edwards.
She was Welsh and lived near Welshpool, for anyone that may know the area.
I dont have many memories of her as she died when I was about 16.
The main thing I remember about her was that she always wore a hat and coat even in the heat of the Summer.
I am researching my family tree and am finding out some very interesting facts.