Thursday, 26 March 2015

I forgot to share these!

I thought that I had shared these pages I made back at the beginning of March, but looking back I only shared them on the Noel Mignon Facebook page!

I used her kits to create these and actually scraplifted this layout from .... oh, I can’t remember! If it was you, please let me know in the comments below!

The photo on this page was also taken at Penny’s birthday celebrations at my Mum’s last year. Ben and my Dad get on so well and are always messing around together and this perfectly captures their relationship.

These last photos were taken on our holiday to Wales last year. We really felt as if we were walking in Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings!
I am sorry that the quality of the photos isn’t great. I took them using my phone as I didn’t have my camera handy. At least I have been able to share them though!



Monday, 23 March 2015

Weekend catch up

Friday afternoon saw Hugh driving to Cornwall to visit his Mum in hospital, Penny returning home from uni for the holidays and Ben arriving home to spend the weekend with us.
Ben's home! Bag, shoes and clothes dropped in the hall!
Saturday morning first thing was Slimming World. Unfortunately Hugh couldn't be there, but I went along and was thrilled with another 2.5lb loss and to be Slimmer of the Week.

The fruit I won for being Slimmer of the Week
Saturday afternoon Ben, Penny and I watched films together. Penny then went off to a wrestling event and Hugh arrived home. His Mum was a little better, so that was good news.

Sunday morning we rushed around doing jobs and dropping Penny at the station so she could meet friends in London. Hugh, Ben and I then made our way to Hemel to see my parents as it was my Mum's birthday.

After a lovely afternoon with them and my sister and her family, Ben returned to Reading and Hugh and I returned home. A healthy Slimming World tea of homemade soup followed by fruit and yoghurt and then we collapsed to watch some tv!

I hope that you had a lovely weekend - what did you get up to?

Thursday, 19 March 2015

A quick catch up with my life!

Oops! Where has time gone! I haven’t posted for over a week!

Last week saw me really busy at work. Penny had her last day working with me as my new assistant started on Wednesday– think she will be ok, time will tell!

On top of that, Hugh’s Mum has been taken ill and is back in hospital again. The report from the hospital last night was that the doctors are pleased with her progress, which is good. We don’t know how long she will be in for, but are hoping to be able to visit soon. That is the problem with Hugh’s side of the family living so far away – we feel helpless when something like this happens as we just can’t help out or visit as we would like.

Hugh and I have joined Slimming World. We go on a Saturday morning – it is an early start, but it means that we both can go together which is nice. Last Saturday we both got our firs ½ stone award! We were really pleased. It is so nice doing it with him as we help and encourage each other.

Saturday also saw us shopping for new jeans as ours were falling down! After a morning of shopping we spent the afternoon catching up on all the jobs, so no time for scrapbooking then!

Sunday, of course, was Mother’s Day. I didn’t see my Mum as we are seeing her this Sunday for her birthday, but I did give her a ring and I had already given her a present earlier in March. I received a lovely photo frame from Penny with a photo of her and Ben in it. I had a lovely card from each of them too. Hugh made me my Slimming World breakfast and we then did jobs before having Sunday dinner together. We then took Penny to Tonbridge in Kent for a wrestling event. When we returned I finally had time to do some scrapbooking! Only I’m not sharing the pages yet as they are two for my ‘Five Faves’ and so I will be sharing them later in the month!

Whilst I was scrapping Hugh was putting the rubbish out for the Monday collection. He suddenly appeared at the conservatory door with a small parcel for me. Ben had ordered me Mockingjay Part 1 for Mother’s Day and it had been delivered! I was thrilled and immediately put it on and watched it whilst I scrapped! I had already seen it at the cinema, but I am really enjoying this series of films.

And so that was my week! Saturday looks as if it is going to be busy again this week and then Sunday will see me at Mum’s for her birthday, so little chance of scrapping this weekend! However, tonight I have Wendy and Sue coming round for a crafting evening, so I should end up with something to share with you.

For now, I will leave you with a photo Hugh took of me and Penny on Mother’s Day. Penny was thrilled that she was taller than me in her new heels! Oh, and on her face is her support for a wrestling team written in eye liner!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Project Life Catch Up

I meant to post my pages monthly but forgot to do January's, so here are Jan and Feb for you to have a look at.

First off, here is my intro page for the year.
And here is the left hand page for January

and the right hand page!
I didn't have much going on in January so had quite a few filler cards. These photos were taken with the cards in the page protector which does result in some glare, so when I took February's I left them on top of the protector. 

February saw us having a visit to Ben and Amy, a hospital appointment and minor op for me, Hugh spent the weekend with Penny in Canterbury and I had a day out to a craft fair with Wendy and Sue. And, our lounge was finally finished! 
These also are not the best photos! I have had to use my phone to take them as Penny has borrowed my point and shoot camera for a university assignment! At least I have been able to share these pages with you though!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Three layouts to share

Quite a while back I made up a kit with bits and pieces I had and made one layout from it and then promptly forgot I had made it! Whilst looking through my stash the other day I rediscovered it and decided to use it to make some layouts. It is a real mish mash of manufacturers and includes some of Shimelle's line.
The first two layouts will be a double page spread about Ben moving into his new house last year. By the time I have got around to scrapping about this event he is just about ready to move out as the lease has run out and he is moving again! Oh well, that will give me more to scrap about!
When I was doing this last layout I wanted some blue patterned paper which I didn't have in the kit, so I raided my stash and found this shaped piece which is ages old! I was really pleased to use it up!
The funny thing with some of the embellishments in this pack is that I bought them for the holiday in 2013 as the forecast for the week had not been good and most of them seem to be about rain, rainbows, always look on the bright side of life etc, and then each holiday we have had in the UK the weather has been fine and I have not been able to use them lol! Anyway, I managed to find enough ones about sun to complete this layout.