Tuesday 26 January 2016

Anything Goes

Tando have an "anything goes" challenge this month, so I thought his recent layout I did of Cassandra and two of her girlfriends would be suitable..
Only have until the end of Jan for this challenge..

Sunday 24 January 2016


So despite missing almost the entire first term of secondary school, Alexander has been identified as being one of Eastwood's more able students!!!!!!!

So, so proud of my eldest, despite everything that he's been through with school, he's still a shinning star!


One photo, 20 words...

My three gorgeous wonderful kids - my world is nothing without them.

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Double Figures...

Nicholas turned 10 last week - how?!!?
Just like his brother before, when Alexander got to 10, we bought Nicholas his own Nexus... even more  gaming...

Still enjoys a chocolate cake!
And absolutely LOVES his beanbag that my good friend Martyna made him for me!
The weekend saw a dozen or so boys all get together to enjoy a few hours on the Gamerz Bus that I'd arranged for Nicholas..

 Lee obvioulsy had to get in on the act too..
So from Fifa to Minecraft, and WrestleMania to Halo they all had fun..
 drinks and cakes during the session and Pizza after along with chocolate cake
 ensured Nicholas really enjoyed his birthday!

Thanks to everyone that came along and helped him celebrate and for all the cards, gifts and money he received.


Easter Egg Hunt!

I do get through a lot of double page layouts - what with having 3 wee ones, choosing photos from a day out or event is hard, so I would say half my albums are full of doubles!  This sketch challenge from Scrap Much? was just perfect for my Easter photos!

Challenge closes at the end of January...

We are family....

I'm really on a roll with my scrappin' this month and I completed this layout to enter into Scrap Much?'s sketch challenge.  I used two smaller photos in place of the one vertical one.

Closing date is end of the month - still time to enter!:



Am getting my scrapping bug back and have been looking for inspiration in some sketches and Sketches in Thyme have a good sketch challenge going on at the mo, and I thought this pic of Mum and the 3 beasties was a good one to go for..

Closing date is 31st Jan, so still time to enter here:

Sunday 17 January 2016

Eat Sleep Play Football!

I haven't scrapped for ages, so thought I'd best get back to it, so first layout of the year is one of Nicholas and his passion of playing football..
The Scrappy Friends run three challenges, and I've managed two of them!

I used the right hand side of the sketch at Grand Diva

Rochelle had a "this or that" challenge and I used twine around the bottom of my main photo.
Both challenges close at the end of the month, so plenty of time to enter here:




Wednesday 13 January 2016

Boxing day

Boxing day saw us doing it all over again at Barbara & John's house!

This year it was a little quieter than usual as Lisa, Greg and the twins were at Greg's Mum's today so it was just us..
 Still, the kids made as much noise for everyone and loved their pressies!
More good family time.

Christmas day

The day finally arrived to happy squeals and laughter at gifts the kids received.
 A new bike for Nicholas
 A Kindle and lego for Alex
 Lego for Cassandra
 Audio books
 Star Wars duvet sets
 And an awesome owl hat too!

 Then Nannie arrived..
With lots more pressies including a onesie for Alex, 
 A basketball hoop for Nicholas
and a guitar for Cassandra!
A major lego fest ensued, followed by dinner followed by games, follwed by Nicholas taking all our money at cards!

Happy family time.