Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I would like to wish all my dear friends, followers and all the beautiful ladies at Scrap with V and one and all a very Merry Christmas and a safe Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A month of Birthdays

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!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Scrap with V Cyber Crop

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!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Secret Santa at Scrap with V

Another fabulous Secret Santa this year at Scrap with V.

My pressie arrived from my SS the other day and it's gorgeous!!
Thank you so much SS, I love it!!

Isn't this bag just gorgeous? My SS has painted it with a lovely shimmer paint, covered with gorgeous floral paper (just love, love that paper) and very clever lady has embossed on the flap section.

Thank you again SS, I love it!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

OTP to share

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!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blog Award

A little while ago the lovely Ann Lavin sent me this award, I have only just had time to post it.

Thank you so much Ann for this lovely award, you are such a sweetheart. Please pop over and check out Ann's blog, she does the most amazing layouts and projects, such a beautiful lady.

So Here are the rules.

1. Thank the person that gave it to you!

2. Copy the award to your blog!

3. Share 3 things about yourself that you love doing!

1. I love to scrap.
2. I love photography
3. I love being with family and friends

4. Pass the award on to 5 others! I am going to break the rules here LOL!!

I am going to break the rules as there are too many beautiful ladies with beautiful blogs.

So please feel free to share this award on your blog, please link it back to my blog as a gift from me to you!! Be sure to share this award too.

Thank you again Ann, you truly are such a sweetheart


Scrap with V December 1st Sketch

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!!