Thursday, 4 February 2010

Weekly Challenge and Scrapbook Trends

I'm feeling so much better for taking a few days out from scrapbooking. I have managed to complete this weeks weekly challenge for the Crafty Magpies. This week you needed to use pink paper, use old stash and use either bling or a crown, I have included all these things so that's another 30 points for the team. I love this photo of Charlotte at Great Yarmouth last summer and have been meaning to scrap it but never seem to manage to get round to it. It was a lovely summers day (yeah I know we don't have many) and she was very warm so we told her to take her nice white linen trousers off. Such wise words, as my Mother found out that when sand is smeared onto light coloured trousers it stains!. This photo really does make me smile, her little legs oh and those pants!.

I had a nice surprise today, I received my copy of Scrapbook Trends and was really shocked to see my layout in there that I done of Mum. I emailed it off to them a while ago and never heard back so you can imagine the delight when I saw it published. Here it is:-

I'm looking forward to Saturday as it's crop day at Bromsgrove. This month it's even more special as Morag Cutts is coming to teach some classes, I just hope I don't get in too much of a muddle like I normally do. It should be a good day. In the evening hubby is taking me out for a Chinese for Valentine's Day, yeah yeah I know it's early but we will be travelling down to Mum's that weekend and won't be together for that day.

Twisted Sketches went live last night, with some of the new design team ladies creating there first layouts. I have had a nosey and they are all lovely, a real inspiration, go check them out I have completed mine for next week and I am happy with what I have created. Join in with us, you never know you could win it one week and take part in the sketch.

Anyway I'd better get my skates on, I need to collect Charlotte from school.

Thanks as always for popping by.



  1. These are lovely layouts Claire. I love the paint on the 'hot pants' one. Well done for getting published in Scrapbook trends.

  2. That one of your Mum - she looks like Charlotte!

  3. Both layouts are gorgeous Claire.
    Love the colours in both of them.
    Congratulations on getting your Layout
    published too.

  4. Congrats on getting your lo published! Love both these layouts!

  5. Both the LO's are really gorgeous Claire and congratulations on getting your LO published in ST's :)

    Sounds like you have a lovely weekend ahead planned, I hope you have fun and enjoy it :)

  6. Hey Claire, well done for getting another layout published and becoming a twisted sister! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Nat x

  7. Hey Claire, well done on getting another layout published. You're done some really lovely ones of your mum :-)

    Love Char on the beach layout too!

    Have a lovely weekend x