Thursday, 19 May 2011

Sarah's card sketch challenge

As I said in my previous post, I'm loving sketches at the moment and again I haven't played along with Sarah's card challenge for a while.
I used some of the new Jillibean Soup papers (Dutch Mustard soup) and embellishments on this layout. I have opted in buying the 6x6 mini pads as they are also ideal for the 'She art' girls as the patterns are slightly smaller. I love the colours and think they compliment this photo of Charlotte really well. 

This photo is rather mystical, I could imagine fairies floating by in the background.

I hope you are all having a good week.  I can't believe that another week is nearly through, there just doesn't seem enough hours in the day at the moment, one more week and it's half term again. yay.

I will be back soon to share another 'She Art' girl.


This spacing is still driving me nuts!!!!!!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Pencil Lines Sketch 237

I'm absolutely loving playing along with sketches right now. I joined in with last weeks Pencil lines sketch and created it with some new and old patterned paper.  I'm finding that storing my papers via there colour works really well for me, it enables me to find the fight colour and pattern for the layout.

These photo's are of Charlotte in the sea at Lyme Regis.  We had spent a scorching hot afternoon fossil hunting and what better way to cool down than to go for a paddle.  She loved it, I had to keep calling her back as she kept going in to far. 

So today, Les and I have been married for 6 years. It's gone so quickly, I can't believe we have been together for 10 years. This isn't a terribly good photo, and that is my only regret about the day is that we didn't have any professional photographs taken. Charlotte was 6 months in this photo such a cutie, although I think she was teething as she was miserable for most of the day.

Right I'm off to organise packed lunches and Charlotte's school uniform for the morning.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Happy Birthday Dad

It's a special day today as it's my Dad's 65th Birthday, it seems quite a milestone in his life and he's looking forward to a long and relaxing retirement. :)

Isn't this the cutest picture ever? I love it, apparently my Nan was behind the box with her arm up his back supporting him to sit up. 

As some of you are aware, I'm not lucky enough to have my family five minutes down the road, it's a 2 1/2 hour trip (it could be worse).  Most days I get on with it, and deal with it and get on with my life, but on a day like today it's hard, I really wish I was able to go and see him to drop off his cards and presents and spend the day with him.  But hey I have happy thoughts and I'm so looking forward to us all catching up in a couple of weeks and going out for a meal.

I do this blog to obviously share my layouts and other creative things with you all, but I also do it for my family so they can see latest pictures of Charlotte and so I feel it bridges the gap slightly.  Although I do get nagged if I haven't updated it lately (which I guess is quite often).

So today I'm dedicating my post to YOU Dad for all the love and support you give me, I love you to bits.


P.S  Sorry just got a bit gushy there :)  Hope you are feeling the love!!!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Pencil Line Sketch 236

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  We have just got back in from visiting friends in Droitwich, we see each other often and enjoy going out for dinner, we have given up on cooking at home, it's just to much work and takes all the enjoyment out of it for us girls.  So we went to the Nailers which does a fantastic carvery and a fantastic cherry cheesecake for dessert, my poor waistline I guess I'm back on the Rivita's this week!!.

I haven't played along with a Pencil lines sketch for ages and to kick start my mojo I thought I would take part in last weeks sketch.  I really enjoyed getting back into the swing of it again and have treated myself to some new papers to help my mojo along a bit, (not that I need anymore).

These photo's were taken at the Black Country Museum back in February.  It was my Birthday and it was so cold.

A little close up shot.

I used some of the new October Afternoon papers for this layout, and some old stash too.

Do you ever get that Sunday evening feeling?, just knowing that we are back to work and school in the morning.  The thing is that we haven't had to work a Monday for quite a while with all these Bank holidays, still only 3 full weeks at school and then it's half term again.

Have a good week and thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, 1 May 2011

She Art

I hope you are enjoying our long weekend if you are here in the UK. Did you watch the wedding on Friday, lovely wasn't it?

This is just a short post today but I said I would share my 'She Art' girls with you. I am in love with doing these girls at the moment, loving getting paint everwhere and really taking on Christy's motto which is 'she is what she is'. So here they are.

My first attempt. In hindsight I really should of started with a smaller canvas as the girl looks lost.

Love the red stencil in this one.

This girl is my favourite, love her dress, although it was a little tricky.

I finished this one off last night. I took a photo around 6 years ago of a huge row of beach huts so that was my inspiration for that canvas.

Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend what ever you may be doing.

Thanks for stopping by.