Welcome

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If you are here for a blog hop, you will find my hop posts as follows:

Tutorials and Tips on making a smash styled travel journal.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Monday, 27 April 2009

The Birthday Girl

Some pics of us celebating my baby's first birthday.

More Blog Candy and a Little Contest.

I've found some more Blog Candy - craft goodies that are being given away. Check out the following:
Debbies Birthday - until 28th April
Craft Stash and or DigiStuff on offer until 30th April
Vikki's Bithday - until 30th April
Vikki is planning on doing a mini weekly blog candy give away in May.
Jackie's Candy until 1st May
Steph's Candy until 3rd May
Sassy has 2 prizes on offer - until 24th may
Yvonne's blogoversary - 28th May

And the contest. I have made a change to my blog today following easy step by step instructions from Easy Custom Blogs. The first person to tell me what that change is gets a say in what I create for my next Lucky Dip.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

A Day to Celebrate

It's a day full of celebration for us today. This morning 4 people will be getting baptised at our church (3 are youngsters). Then after lunch the daughter of a dear friend is getting married, and we are invited!

and

my baby is one today!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Recipe Swap - Main Dishes

I'm taking part in a recipe swap at 3Scrapteers. This month is the first swap, and we are doing main dishes. If you come to our house unannounced on a Sunday afternoon there is food enough to serve you, otherwise we'll have it again on Monday. Click on the image to see it larger with full credits in the gallery.

Friday, 24 April 2009

I have another Freebie for you

I've put together my first ever Tagger kit. What is a tagger kit? It's a digital scrapbooking kit in miniture. Everything is still fully printable at 300 dpi. But the papers and elements are smaller than in a conventional kit. The papers are 3x3 inches and the elements are in scale with the smaller paper size. Tagger kits are perfect for those small projects (eg mini albums, ATCs, cards) and for creating Avatars, Signatures and E-cards.

My kit is availble here for 2 weeks. Click on the image to download. There are 7 papers, the plain ones are not shown on the preview.

And if you are visiting me for the first time, make sure you check out my regular blog freebie - the Lucky Dip on my sidebar. It currently has a digital scrapbooking kit (fullsize with 12x12 inch papers) inside for you. I change the contents of my Lucky Dip completely at random. So if you don't want to miss the next one, then please follow my blog.

Stick Notes Pad Covers

I've been making covers for sticky notes pads this month. This is one I made for my sister for her birthday last weekend.

Here is one for my gifts box. I used a kit by The Scrappin Cop for this.
I've created a set of templates and instructions on how to make these covers for my Creating Gifts throughout 2009 Challenge at RAKScraps. You can download them from here.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Blog Candy

I've found some amazing blog candy give aways while browsing the blogs of folks who comment here. Take a look at what's on offer:

Deb's blogoversary giveaway - until 30th April

Bev's blogoversary giveaway - until 23rd April (oh thats today - best hurry)

Jeanette's Blog Candy - until 27th April

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

All Muddled Up - A Speed Scrap

My son's got all muddled up with his children's songs. He was singing this most of the afternoon, so I just had to speed scrap it. You can read it better and see the credits in my Gallery - click on the image.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

A Sunny Afternoon at the Farm

We went to the Acton Scott Working Farm Museum for the afternoon today. We had glorious sunshine and got to see lots of babies. Baby sheep, baby pigs, baby ducks, baby chickens and baby cows!

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Happy Birthday Tiz

It's my little sister's birthday today! We went to visit her this afternoon, we enjoyed seeing each other. I created this card for her using a sketch from Mojo Monday.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Another Megakit

It's Megakit Release time at RAKScraps for April. This month's theme is Asian Art Inspired. My inspiration came from the Architecture and Souvenirs from our Ministry Trip to Moscow a few weeks after we got married. Here's my preview.

Our team was joined by 4 guests this month making a total of 15 contributors. To collect the free scrapbooking kit you will need to be logged on, but membership is free. If choose to join us then please give AngelaUK as your referrer. This kit is only available free until the end of April.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

A day with the kids

Daniel went back to work today after a few days holiday. Roo was upset that Daddy wasn't on holiday anymore. He doesn't understand that Daddy has different holidays to them.

The day started out really misty. I wasn't looking forward to a day stuck at home with bored children. Fortunately the mist lifted late morning. So after lunch we packed ourselves of to the Town Park (our local one was demolished and is yet to be replaced). After a 1 1/2 mile walk to the park Roo was too tired to play. But after a rest he had fun with his big sister in the over crowded park. They did replace a load of equipment in time for the school holidays and it is great.

On the way home the kiddies wanted to go to the craft shop to buy something. We raided the £1 and under rack and clearance bin for some things to add to our stash. We came away with loads of buttons, beads, sequins and ribbons. TJ and Roo had loads of fun looking at them when we got home and decanting the beads etc into boxes.

After Tisha and Roo were in bed TJ and I made a card each using some of our new sequin flowers and some brads from our previous trip. I used a sketch by Becky at Pagemaps for my card.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Girly Lucky Dip

I've been playing about a bit with girly ideas, and I've just put a girly mini-kit in my Lucky Dip for you. This free Digital Scrapbooking kit is fully printable for my paper crafting friends to use too. Click on the Logo in my sidebar to get to the download.

12 Years

This was us on the 12th April 12 years ago.

This is the anniversary card I made for Daniel. I used the Friday Sketchers Sketch (thank you).


Friday, 10 April 2009

Drayton Manor Fun & Scare

We went to Drayton Manor yesterday as planned. It includes the children's park - Thomas Land. It was a fun day except for a heart stressing episode in the early afternoon. We lost Roo. It took me 10 mins to find him. Fortunately he was only just starting to notice he was alone when I found him, so no trauma for the little boy. Mummy on the other hand was terrified. After regrouping and finding the old man who was helping us look for him I went in to delayed shock - took 1/2 hour to recover.

It was a showery day, and the weather forecast kept the crowds away so there weren't very many ques. Roo got to go on his favourite ride, the troublesome trucks roller coaster, 4 times. Tisha enjoyed the small Zoo and Farmer McColl's farm. The rain and clouds kept the camera in the bag most of the time, but we did manage to get some good photos. This is my favourite, taken on the rapids.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

School Holidays

The kids and I have survived the first few days of the school holidays without any major fights. Daniel has tomorrow, Friday and Monday off work - hurray! Weather permitting Daniel is planning on taking us all to Drayton Manor again tomorrow. And Sunday will be our 12th Wedding Anniversary.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Bouncing Fun

Tisha's down for her afternoon nap and Roo and TJ are out in the garden. I can see them from here and the new game is a hit. We got Roo a space hopper like his big sister and I showed him how to use it this afternoon.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Acton Burnel Castle

We went to Acton Burnel Castle yesterday afternoon. This is the site where the house of commons held it's first session of Parliment.


We last visited this castle nearly 2 years ago. I had a quick look in my scrapbook and the kids have changed so much since then. Here's a page from my Son's album, he wasn't walking yet.


Thursday, 2 April 2009

Learning To Sew

TJ has lots of these cardboard and wooden sewing toys that you thread with coloured laces. Earlier this week she told me that she wanted to do some proper sewing. So I got the felt and embroidery threads out and she has made this delightful bag this week. She is so proud of it that she announced "Daddy will say that mummy made it". Well, she's got a bit of practicing to do before Daddy gets that muddled up. But for her first ever sewing project I'm proud.



Roo was a bit jealous and wanted to make a bag too. So we sat down together. He chose all the felt colours, the motif, and the threads at each stage of the project. He sat happily watching me sew it up for him. I omitted the strap as he can still be a bit dangerous with them. If you came to visit Roo would dutifully collect the bag to show you and say that he made it.



The school holidays begin tomorrow. I didn't think they started until next Monday, but I was informed otherwise when I collected my son from Nursery this morning. So I expect there to be lots more kiddie craft projects to show you soon.

Teabag Folding Cards

Here are 2 cards I made to relax one evening this week.

Accordian Album

I made this accordian album for Daniel's dad. It has photos of his grandsons in it. Roo helped me choose the photos. You can see it bigger in my gallery with credits by clicking on the images.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Kit Designer School

I have great delight in announcing the launch of the new RAKScraps Kit Designer School. Have you ever wanted to have a go at creating digital papers or elements, or a whole kit but didn't know where to start? If yes, then I'll see you over at the school. Enrolment is free, but you need to be a member at RAKScraps and that is also free. So lets get creative.