Talk about a busy month for us, 3 birthdays, Christmas Parties and then Christmas!! Phew!!
Andrew's birthday was just a small do at home, Chloe wanted to make him a cake so she got creative in the kitchen and made him a double chocolate cake with mock cream in the middle and creamy chocolate icing covered with MM's and Clinkers - Andrew's favourites LOL!! He loved it and so did Chloe LOL!!
Yesterday Chloe celebrated her 12th Birthday, we had a family party at home for both Chloe and Sarah. Sarah celebrates her 19th Birthday on Monday but it made it easier to just hold it as 1 party.
Some photo's of their birthdays to share with you.
Cake Chloe made for Daddy's birthday.
Chloe was so very proud of the cake she made for Andrew's birthday and it was yummy too LOL!! Chloe finally got her wish for her birthday, a handmade guitar from her Poppa Ken. Ken makes guitars and boy he makes them good too. Chloe has been wanting a guitar but it had to be one from Poppa. Look at her face when Poppa gave her the guitar.
Chloe had a vanilla sponge cake for her birthday, here she is making a new wish
Attempting to blow out her candles LOL!! They were one's that re-light LOL!! Sarah went to Paris earlier this year and loved it. She has been asking for everything to do with Paris since. Granny gave Sarah this Eiffel Tower for her birthday.
Sarah's cake was a chocolate sponge. Sarah also had problems blowing out her candles.
Stevie, Leigh and Sarah (the cousins)
Andrew, Sarah and Me Sarah and Charlie (cousins) That was pretty much it for the night.
Was nice having family around to celebrate the girls birthdays, Sarah is out partying tonight and tomorrow night to complete her celebration LOL!!
The first Cyber Crop on the new Scrap with V Blog was held last weekend, it turned out fantastic, great challenges and a chat area to boot.The first challenge was with Amanda, the challenge was
1 .Scrap a Christmas layout 2. based on a night time activity 3. using NO Christmas themed supplies :)
this is my take on Amanda's challenge
Challenge 2 was the sketch which was desinged by the very talented Natalie Hearn
this is my take on Natalies Sketch
The photos are of our Santa Puppy - Jordie he helps us to trim our tree each year
Challenge 3 was the card challenge with a difference with Chris. Chris's challenge - I would like you to replace the red with either orange or pink and or replace the green with grey or brown. The gold has to stay and it must be a Christmas card. Please add stitching and stamping on your card too. this is my take on Chris's challenge, I have used pink and brown, I don't sew so I have hand drawn stitching, stamped onto the white card, gold on the star on the tree and gold bow.
Then there was the Mystery Challenge with Lindy, this was so much fun!! Here is my tree. Thanks Lindy for a great challenge.
Thank you girls for a great Cyber Crop, look forward to the next one!!
It's that time of year again, gosh where did the year go??
Last night I quickly made this frame for Chloe's teacher, Mrs Rollo. Mrs Rollo happened to go to Paris and France at the same time Sarah did although they didn't bump into eachother.
Thought Mrs Rollo would like this frame for Christmas, hoping she would put a photo of herself in Paris in this frame.
Have used My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper Creative Imaginations Bare Elements frame Making Memories paint (for the sides and back) Prima roses Prima pearls 3d sticker Silhouette lady 2Crafty chipboard corner and other various roses
Of course Sarah saw it and OMG!! she wants it LOL!!
Another great sketch brought to us by Lindy Gillespie.
Head on over to check out all the Design Team inspiration for this sketch and why not give it a go yourself. You could win a great voucher, got to be in it to win it!!
Thisi s my take on the sketch. Photos are of Shannon in her new dress, photo taken by herself snapping away. Have used Prima Patterned Papers previous release, cut out the bird and flowers, plus have used the 6x6" paper pad in the Annalee collection for the scallop edges etc. A2Z Scraplets new release birdcage and various Prima flowers.
This is the sketch at Scrap with V for December 1. Head on over and check it out at Scrap with V
thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!!
SOUS asked me to design 2 sketches for them this month. This is the 2nd sketch which I designed being totally different from the 1st sketch, yet WOW!! you should see all the amazing inspiration from the Design Team!!
Head on over and check it out!!
Here is my take on the sketch
I have used photos of Shannon and her friends, they love going into town and having asian photos done, they are so fun and they love it.
Have used Bella Patterned papers, American Crafts thickers, Prima flourishes bling, stars from stash, puffy Green Tara ribbon and floral lace ribbon.
This is the sketch designed by me
why not give the sketch a whirl?? would love to see your take on it. Head over to SOUS and upload your take on the sketch.
thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!!
Wow!! a another huge release this month, head on over to see all the fantastic inspiration from the Design Team using the new releases.
Here are a few from me for November
Princess using new scraplet shape "Horse & Carriage" and previous release word "Princess" Photo is of my Wedding day 20 years ago LOL!! Oh to be that young again LOL!!
I have used Creative Imaginations Foil die cut patterned paper (IOD Beloved Collection) Bling Cardstock, Green Tara silk & crystal flowers, painted the horse and carriage and kindy glitz over the top like Cinderella's carriage. Netting down the left side of the layout to represent the curtain inside the carriage.
Bedazzled using new scraplet frame and birdcage. Photo of Shannon ready for her semi formal (yes I have already scrapped this photo but this layout is for her album). Used Bo-Bunny papers and some Prima flowers.
Merry using new Scraplets banner, Christmas decoration 9 and Christmas tree words 2.
I have used older Creative Imaginations patterned papers from my stash, photos of Sarah decorating herself with the tree decorations. Little string of cute Christmas lights and a Prima vine which I have cut. Have also used liquid pearls on the scraplets together with kindy glitz. Just You Bright Eyes using new release scraplets "Just You" & "Bright Eyes" together with new release birdcage 5
Here I have used a photo of Sarah taken in the car, Glitz Designs Patterned paper mixed with Sandylion papers, trying to use up some of my stash. Prima flowers and a little lace.
Beauty using new release Scraplet "Chandelier 2" and previous release scraplets title and bird on branch.
Photo of Shannon a few years ago. Have used Bo-Bunny die cut paper and added flowers, rhinestones and a few leaves.
This is the final release for the year from A2Z Scraplets so be sure to head over and check them all out and all the inspiration too, amazing layouts there.
What a lovely afternoon we had. Shannon came along with me, thought it would be a special mother n daughter time even though she ended up being bored LOL!!
All the ladies are so lovely and Angie at Simply Moorish is a delight and the service is fantastic not to mention the food!! YUM!!
Met a number of ladies along with others I already knew, was so lovely to catch up, great prizes given out and OMG!! I actually won best dressed LOL!! Yep, you read that right, me LOL!! However Shannon believes the flowers I won should have been hers considering I was wearing her headband and high heels (that I could hardly walk in might I add LOL!!).
Think I shocked the pants (or skirt I think she was wearing LOL!!) off Annette when she saw me walk through the door with Shannon. Here she was thinking I was going to wear pants and a blouse like I told her but I find a dress in my cupboard and totally shocked her LOL!! Haven't worn this dress in a longggggg time, not since I was working for Accountants anyway LOL!!
Anyway, it was a fabulous afternoon put on by all, thank you so much Be-Uplifted for my first ever High Tea. Can't wait for the next one.
Check out their site, to see more photos of the High Tea fundraiser, great cause!!
Here are a few photos to share with you today Photos were taken by Annette Gearside of Be Uplifted
The beautiful table settings
Shannon and I all dolled up with our blingie headbands and high heel stilettos LOL!!
Giving Miss Shannon a Kiss, gosh just look at her face LOL!!
Of course she thought it was hilarious The gorgeous flowers I received for being best dressed. My favourite colour too. first the serious photo for Be-Uplifted
the silly photo for me LOL!! the shoes Shannon lent to me LOL!! one of the 2 pairs I bought her for her semi-formal LOL!! They don't look all that high in this pic but when I got home and took them off I still felt like I was walking on my tippy toes LOL!!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out Be-Uplifted Inc, click here.
A2Z Scraplets have you covered with New Release Scraplets this month.
Here are a few layouts I did using the new release Scraplets, but these aren't the only new releases, head on over to A2Z Scraplets to see all the new releases and all the amazing inspiration from the Design Team.
Remember - using the new release Scraplets Shapes - Chandelier 1 and previous release title "Remember"
Precious - using new release Scraplet Shapes - Birdcage 5 and previous release script title "Precious". Photo is of Sarah and Shannon many years ago now LOL!! Weren't they cute.
Sweet Sassy - using new release Scraplet - Shapes Tree branch & birds and previous releases titles "sweet" from the word sweetie and script word "Sassy" Fun @ the Beach - using new release Scraplet title Every day card - using new release Scraplet shape Torso 2