Sunday, 28 December 2008

Christmas has been and gone

Well i can't believe how quick Christmas passed us by - it's gone so quick this year and already Tim is back to work tomorrow.

We had a lovely few days with family and we all got some lovely presents - our family have enjoyed receiving the Nintendo Wii, Wii fit and Family trainer - so much fun, so there has been a few days of competition between us all. I also got 2 tickets to go see Girls Aloud in April at the O2, can't wait to see them, will be Hannah's first concert too!!!

I will post more about Christmas in the next few days as i have some photo's to share with you all but i am here to reveal my LO for Cleo Craft's January kit that i believe is shipping very soon.
I really hope you like what i produced with this kit - i loved these papers as it enabled me to produce a masculine LO, perfect for Sam's 4th birthday a few weeks back.
Would love to see What you all create should you sub to the kit. If you fancy a kit or maybe subbing to Cleo Crafts kits then pop along too http://www.cleocrafts.co.uk/ .

Here's wishing you all a very Happy New Year and a healthy 2009.

Will be back soon for another update - Thank you to those of you ho have kindly left messages over the last few months - i really do appreciate it.

My final reveal for Cleo Crafts

And now for some details.......

Take care

Monday, 15 December 2008

10 days to go

and i am not doing too bad, near enough all presents bought - but not wrapped, lots of food already in the fridge - just the fresh food run to do next Tuesday hopefully and then the stress of cooking begins!!!

So as Tim is out at his monthly meet with the Responders tonight i thought i would use the time to update my blog.

Am guessing this week will go fast as the children finish school for the holidays - they all finish on different days which is just so annoying, so no lay in until Saturday.
They are getting extremely excited - we are now having a count down as they realise there are not many doors left on their advent calendars to open, can't wait to see their faces on Christmas morning as it will be Sam's first year for really understanding what it's all about - and boy is he clued up!!!! Love the magical of Christmas through the children's eyes - although Hannah has been asking some very awkward questions , like how does Santa come down the chimney if we don't have one - i can see her little mind ticking over trying to suss out if i am telling the truth or not - it's so hard trying to keep cool calm and collective on such an important topic - but think i am doing just OK at the minute - will pass her to Dad if they get to complicated (lol)!

So last week saw me receive another wonderful Cleo Craft kit for January - and it was so nice to see papers other than Christmas. Well now believe it or not - i have finished my project already and i am about to share my first sneak peek.

So what do you think?? If you fancy a kit then pop along to http://www.cleocrafts.co.uk/ and place an order today.

Some other news i would like to share is my Secret Santa Swap parcel i received last week, my god who ever bought this for me, knows me very well - so me, girly, pink, princesses and a lovely stamp - just adored it. I know i should not of even opened it yet - but when it comes to Christmas i am probably the biggest kid in the house - i just could not wait, not like my other team members - they are all being really good. So look what i got

Can't wait to use these goodies. We are off to panto this weekend to see Cinderella, what better way to use these papers - just hope i manage to get some good photo's.
Anyway guess i better sign off - clock is ticking and it's bed time for me.
Will be back in a day or two with some more preview's.
Take care

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Many things to share......

Another week closer to Christmas - aarrgghhh!!!
I'm not actually doing too bad this year believe it or not - but i can guarantee i will be wrapping presents come Christmas Eve - seems to be a tradition within my family.

So how is everybody else doing - good i hope.
So this week all children are back to school and this morning i had my first peace and quiet in a few weeks - it was very nice - a whole hot cup of tea in one go - lol.

Today is my little boys 4th birthday - where have those years gone, remember everything like it was yesterday - does make me feel broody again, but think Tim would run the other way. Had a lovely day, we managed to get him the new Vtech Smile console which he has not left alone, even went to playgroup with him, bless, and now he is currently running over my feet with a new remote control from his Auntie!!!!! Thanks Sister.

As for scrapping i completely covered and bound together a Bo Bunny word book yesterday - can't believe i done so much in one go. It's the word 'party', decided to do this for my Niece for Christmas as it was her 7th birthday a few weeks back and she loves scrapping herself - so couldn't think of a better pressie. Have covered it in the new Imaginisce 'all kinds of happy' paper - really is scrummy and looks ever so nice on the book. I ordered all the pieces from Cleo Crafts who very kindly made me a co-ordinating bundle of card stock and ribbons to match - now that's service!!!!! http://www.cleocrafts.co.uk/
Now i am in the process of adding photos and lots of glitter - need to get it finished.

As for my JYC, I'm only on day 3, not very good at all - but once i have finished the party book i will be able to catch up in no time at all - i have all the prompts written down - so shouldn't be too hard.

I will be back again very soon to share photo's - i always remember to photograph when it's too dark!!!!

Hopefully tomorrow.
Take care


ps: Will leave you with a photo of our tree this year though :0)

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Time for an update!

So, my last blog entry was Halloween and now i am sitting here counting down the days to Christmas - where did the month of November go!!!

It passed by with sick children - i hate to think how many times my car has visited the Dr's Surgery in the last few weeks - i swear the receptionist think i am an over reacting parent, but alas far from it.
Here in freezing England we have so many viruses, colds doing the rounds it's only expected that some one would be sick - but believe it or not for the entire last 5 weeks i have had a sick child at home and still the saga continues.

We have had coughs, colds, chest infections, upset tummy's and now the latest is Hannah's Scarlett Fever has returned!!!! We are waiting for test results from the Dr's to see if we need to change her course of treatment as it looks like she never recovered from the last episode back in October, but keeping fingers crossed we will be fit and healthy for Christmas.

As i haven't really had much 'me' time - creating/scrap booking has been extremely limited and of course like so many others at the moment i am also trying to get organised for Christmas.

I have plenty of projects on the go and am planning on doing a few things before Christmas as pressies - but i need more time. I have started the Journal your Christmas project and am still yet to start, although the front cover is all decorated and pages are cut - i just need to crack on!!!!!

Last night though i seemed to find some inspiration at 10.30pm and started to chop up paper, card and i came up with these placement cards for our Christmas dinner table. I like the final outcome although i am sure i can improve on them - DH even said they were nice!!!!

I have spent ages trawling web sites for matching table ware that is within a reasonable price range and of course i need 8 of everything, and i just gave up. I thought i have all these beautiful Christmas papers sitting in front of me just waiting to be used and for some strange reason Hannah is collecting toilet/kitchen rolls and piling them in my room (a future scrapper i see in the making - lol), so just had to be creative. I really enjoyed making these and i have a plan to make a little matching Christmas Tree too!!! Hopefully tomorrow after work :0).

Really simple to make - basically just cut a toilet/kitchen roll in half length ways - cover in paper and embellish. I did make a matching napkin/cutlery ring this afternoon in exactly the same way - at least it is all co-ordinating and but no least - home made and individual.

Now all i need to do is trawl the Internet for a olive/army green table cloth - aarrgghhh!!!!!

My creations...............................

Sorry for the poor quality photo's but light wasn't very good!!!
So this is all i have managed in the last few days - not very good, but hopefully December will bring more creativity.

Thanks for all stopping by, take care.