Thursday, 10 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Anyway, my excited son & I got his Daddy to fetch the tree & boxes from the attic & we spent the next hour or so ooohing & aaahing at all the things that we forget about for 11 months of the year! Jake pretended to be a tree with the angel on the top - I think he would make a great tree don't you?
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
I remember the 'tree' as an older child for many years and I always loved to hear Gran or Grandad repeat the story. We dont have any photos of it unfortunately so I found this picture on Flickr - its quite a nice substitute.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
I have chosen a couple of photos from a recent walk that my son & I took while the weather was still warm enough for him to wear shorts (as he insisted!) but far enough into the autumn for quite a few leaves to have fallen already. Normal everyday stuff. Not necessarily mundane but hardly exciting headline stuff!
I love to alter photos to give more depth & interest & my favourite photo editing website is http://picnik.com/. The photos below have been altered slightly with the "lomo-ish" option but there are many many more & I have spent many hours tinkering happily away.
P.S my Mum comes out of hospital today after having that nasty gallbladder removed!!
I have a day off from work & my boy is at school so I am determined this morning to catch up with the blogging class before I abandon it out of frustration! If I could only stop spending hours blog-hopping or Facebooking I might make it easier on myself.
Prompt 3 from Shimelle is to make a list of 5 favourite things. They can be anything from fave films of all time to what makes you happy today. I would like to list my 5 things to be thankful for
1. I still have my parents
2. I have a wonderful 6 year little boy who still calls me Mummy
3. I love my job & the girls I work with
4. My other half & I are happy together
5. Its nearly Christmas!
Okay no.5 was a bit of a cop out but I couldnt think of anything else & I do love Christmas so there you have it.
I wonder whats in store for tomorrow?
Monday, 2 November 2009
I tend to struggle with what to write & get the terrible feeling that everyone would be bored with my attempts so hopefully I will find a bit more confidence through taking this class & I'm sure all my classmates have suffered with the same 'nerves' at some point.
I have a long list of blog-mates now ("waving" to you all!)
The photo below shows my latest LO on my computer desk - its a trick of Shimelles to help us realise that a blog is like a LO only in words not pictures IYKWIM ? The LO isnt quite finished as I'm loathe to add any journalling (as usual) so it is going to hang around for a while in the hope that inspiration will come through one day. Any suggestions gratefully recieved.
I've just realised that I worry far too much about finding anything to say - I think I'm on the point of gabbling too much now lol!!
See you tomorrow xx
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
I had great fun cutting out the trees from one of the papers! The photo is of me & my Gran taken circa 1965 in Manchester where my grandparents lived.
Hope you like it! xxx
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
My other excuse is that I joined an online class called 'Learn Something New Every Day' at Shimelle.com - We made a page for each day of September & showed what we had learned on each day. The pages were then put together to make a brilliant book to keep & look back on. I also made a lovely 'tagbook' of photos for Mum whilst she was in hospital which she loved (the nurses were very impressed too!!)
Friday, 24 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
I havent done any scrapping as I've been contacted by a cousin of my Mums who has started researching her family tree so consequently I've been bitten by the bug again & opened all my family history files & photos.
The layout above is one I did a couple of weeks ago for the 'scrap like you mean it' (slymi) weekly challenge on ukscrappers website. The challenge was simply to use stickers on your LO & only that morning I had bought a pack of iron-on/self adhesive embroidered vehicles so it was great to be able to use the little airplane straightaway!