Monday, 30 December 2013

Getting my scrap on

Apologies for the poor pictures..I only get the chance to play after E goes to bed, so poor lighting.

It's been..

A busy few days!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A new obsession?

For quite a while I have seen people posting pictures of beautiful organisers, mainly filofaxes. After lots of admiring I decided to take the plunge, but I wasn't willing to pay the huge prices for an official one. So after much hunting I found this beauty.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Nearly saw Santa

Nanny decided she wanted to take E to see Santa. So we went, it was all exciting outside but as soon as we got in, the tears started. She backed away into a corner and refused to come out!

Outside in the Christmas market there were reindeer! Unfortunately by that time, E was getting tired and grumpy, and my attempt to get a photo of her meeting them was unsuccessful.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013


This Prince Charming layout took a long time to come together!

In other news, my previous layout won the Chic Tags sketch challenge! Yay me.

Monday, 4 November 2013

It was the Soundtrack to October

I just had to scrap this photo. This bear was bought last year by nanny and grandad and recited the Night Before Christmas, and this year, Eleanor rediscovered it. The poor thing was played to death. We weren't going to replace to batteries but she loves it so much we might need to. Based on a sketch from chic tags.

Sunday, 3 November 2013


I don't normally do shop posts, but there were so many lovely things I just had to share. The shop was called Oliver Bonas.

We also went for Wagamama lunch, which wasn't entirely successful due to little monkey.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Monday, 28 October 2013


Using the latest quirky kit lite from crafty templates. Really loving the basic grey Persimmon range.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Not all bad

Yesterday was my team's last game in the Heartlands series 2013. We lost impressively but I must have done something right as I managed to win Best Newbie. Technically I've been saying for 4 years but what with the time it took for our team to grow and then being off having little E, I've only played in 4 games. Massive confidence boost.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Aye aye captain Gromit

When I said I had finished with my current quirky kit lite it appears I was telling porkies. I hadn't yet cut into that lovely sheet of Glitz Design Finnley I got from the Crafty Templates Quirky Kit extras store, but in order to get the most from it, I cut it down so I still have a piece left. The photo is a lovely family shot from Bristol with pirate Gromit. The 'summer 2013' tab is cut from a current Elles Studio tabbed tag, so economical me gets the rest of the tag too!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013


Me and E did some more baking; rock and chocolate cookies! She did the bashing of the rock and chocolate (with a huge grin on her face) and helped mix the flour in. They're a bit tricky to get off the tray but so yummy!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Celebrating the Hen

I am right at the end of my quirky kit lite now, and eagerly awaiting the next!
The envelope for the tickets was a large glassine one I cut down.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


As part of my quest to keep my monkey entertained, I decided we'd do some baking. I used a ready made dough to save time and Ella managed to some rolling and cutting before getting bored :)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

More scrapping?

Boy am I on a roll at the moment! I'm now managing to scrap some of the lovely photos from our week off together, and these two LOs show our trip to the aquarium and to the beach.

'dont mention the sand' refers to us eating a picnic on the beach with an 18 month old! Not a wise idea. The background was made by misting over some laser cut paper, using it like a mask. Then the mister paper was used on the 'fishies' LO. See, no wastage!

'take me to oz' is based on a sketch on Sarah's Cards blog and uses scraps from previous kits. The July label is actually from a Sweet Spuds kit! Does anyone remember those??

Monday, 9 September 2013

Catching up

With scrapbooking:

Not so Wee Beastie uses the latest quirky kit lite ( ) with the feathers cut from an older piece of pp.
Splash Splash is based on a sketch on the chictags blog.

Our week together.

M had this week off so we made sure we did lots of lovely things including going to the beach and the aquarium.
It was lovely to have family time, but its also nice to get back to our regular routine.

Monday, 2 September 2013

It grows and grows..

The hair that is! I have now resorted to piggy tails for little E, and I must say, she looks adorable.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Proud to Wear

This layout is my first non quirky kit One for a long time. I used some Studio Calico paper and based the layout on a sketch from Shimelle's blog (

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Fly a kite

A little impromptu trip to the park with the kite from Nanny and Grandad. Just what we needed after E being poorly.