Thursday, 27 May 2010
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Not much else to share at the moment, as usual I'm playing catch up and my list of things to do is growing constantly. I just can't wait for next Friday to come, so we can have a week off from the everyday routine and just relax.
Thanks as always for stopping by.
Saturday, 15 May 2010
This was taken 5 years ago, don't I look young??. I had managed to slim down a bit as I only had Charlotte less than 5 months earlier.
So today we fancied doing something a little different, I have always wanted to go to Batsford Arboretum which is only a few miles away to see all the blossom and magnolia trees in bloom. We wasn't disappointment it was a lovely morning to walk and see all the different trees and plants.
Notice the gap in Charlotte's teeth? Yep she lost her first tooth on Thursday afternoon, very upset about it but was quite happy yesterday morning to find that the tooth fairy had came.
Charlotte sitting amongst the bluebells and wild garlic.
The views were fantastic, with all the different colour of the trees.
We noticed this little fellow sitting on some stone, I don't think he was too well as I managed to get up really close to it. Is it some sort of vole?? If anyone knows leave me an email.
And finally this is my layout for this weeks weekly challenge over on UKS.
Hope you having a lovely weekend.
P.S I've just had a look to see what the little mousey thing was and I think he's a field mouse.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
This is a layout I created last week for the weekly challenge on UKS.
It's the third week on the photography course with CJ and I'm finding it really useful and again making you think about how you want your finished photographs to look. This week it's all about light and not using a flash and to use reflectors. Really interesting and for £15 for 4 weeks it's pretty good value for money. I just love this shot of Charlotte. It's certainly not perfect and it's a bit blurry, and if I raised the ISO on my camera it would have turned out better. This was taken in the bathroom as it's probably the brightest room of the house!!.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
The Twisted Sketch #48 has gone live click here to check out the layouts the rest of the team have created. This weeks twist was handmade. I made the flowers on this layout and really enjoyed making this one. Especially the paint, really like the effect it gives and on patterned paper I just feel that it softens the paper and doesn't feel as busy.
We have friends coming for a Sunday lunch in a couple of weeks time, and I never really know what to cook. The pressure is on as Anne is a really good cook and she never disappoints us when we go to there house. I was talking to my Magpie friends on UKS the other day when Karen our team leader suggested that I try a lemon meringue pie for desert, so as I had most of the ingredients in the house I thought I would have a go. Now I love lemon meringue pie (I think it's one of my favourites) and have only used those packet mixes which are okay, but sometimes they can taste a bit chemically. I have to confess that I didn't make the pastry case as I really didn't have time yesterday afternoon, but if I'm honest it didn't taste to bad. Here it is anyway, very impressed the way it turned out and think I will be making another one for when Anne and Matt come. Thanks Karen for the receipe.
I know that when my dad sees this he is going to say 'can you make one when I come to stay in June'. The answer is 'yes' Dad I will.
Thanks for all your lovely comments.
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
So I have just completed last weeks weekly challenge over on UKS. So here it is, to gain the points you had to create your own patterned paper, so I used a Heidi Swapp butterfly mask and my glimmer mists. It looks very pale on this photo but it is darker in real life. We also had to use bling, the colours blue, red or white, and to either use the number 2, 4 or 9.
Just a really quick post as I have loads to do before I head off to school to do my lunchtime bit.
Take care all.
Sunday, 2 May 2010
I have been playing with my camera quite a bit and really looking at things and objects differently now I've been taking part in Cheryl's Basic Photography course. I got inspiration from one of the ladies on the forum who took the most fantastic photo of a dandelion clock, which spurred me on yesterday afternoon to go and find some to take pictures of. Love this one as you can see the individual seeds, which will eventually blow away and re-seed.
Not much scrapbooking has been done, only layouts that I can't share just yet. I did make this Tilda card for my Mum, which Charlotte put her mark on it too. I took inspiration from the Just Magnolia's blog and Denise with her card.
Anyway I will be back with some layouts to share really soon.
Take care and as always thanks for your comments they are so appreciated.