Sunday, 24 May 2009

What a beautiful day

So it's 9am in the morning and i am sat here in the garden as i type this latest blog entry and it's already getting warm. There is a gentle breeze but am hoping that fades away. The weather men are predicting the warmest day of the year - yeah!!!!!

I absolutely love the sun, makes me feel so much happier.
We were heading for the coast today but have been invited to a BBQ at our friends this afternoon - so lots of scrummy food. Will be lots of children and a paddling pool, so kiddies should have fun.

Yesterday i went to a 12 hr crop up in Reading. It was organised by one of the ladies i went to Ireland with. It was a really lovely day. The food was fab, cakes, lunch and dinner - it was lovely to see friends again that i had made in Ireland (Diane, Nicole, Bridget and of course Lorraine). Lorraine had done so much for yesterday - i was amazed.

I had a productive day, 2 whole LO's finished - i think i shocked myself, it's normally 1 a week if i am lucky.

I used one kit from Cleo Crafts (Alissa mini kit). These papers are divine. I bought them whilst in Ireland and have been waiting to use. I decided to use the sketch that was on the Cleo Craft blog for NSD - a bit late but never mind. It's a LO of Hannah in our back garden in Texas. She was watching the the gecko's running up the walls - it was something quite unreal in her eyes after moving from Holland. We had only been there for a couple of weeks, so was adjusting to the new gdn creatures. A few weeks later we had an armadillo in the gdn - that was crazy!!! A shame i never had my camera to hand, as it won't be something we have in the gdn now.
The next LO i used some new papers i bought this week. I find it very hard to find teenage boy papers - so when i came across these i had to have. I love the blues and browns in these and thought they were a perfect match to this photo of Liam at Galveston Beach in Texas. The kids and I adore the beach so would spend many days there. This was our last visit to the beach before we returned back to the UK.
This was done for a sketch challenge that Lorraine had organised, but as ever it ended up looking nothing like the sketch. As i scrap in the smaller size (not 12 x 12) i find certain sketches just don't work - so more often than not i do have to accommodate which i am happy to do as it makes me think outside the box.

I was pleased with my efforts for the day - and i think my fellow scrappers were too.

Now for the next project.
This week i ordered a lovely cupcake album from Cleo Crafts , they have had some beautiful albums in this week, check them out as i do know they are selling fast, matching papers and stamps also.

Given that Hannah has just had a cupcake themed party this is going to be perfect. This came yesterday whilst at crop, so had a lovely parcel waiting for me for when i got home. It's a lot bigger than i expected, so can fit lots of pictures in it too. I really am looking forward to creating this little album, the last few weeks have seen me go cupcake mad, i did vow after the party i never wanted to see another cupcake - after making the invitations, party bags and so on, but this should be a perfect end to my cupcake era!

Am hoping you all have a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend, enjoy the sunshine whilst you can, but don't get burnt.

Take care