There is something wonderful about 2 o'clock in the morning. The world seems so at peace, or maybe its just my little piece of it. My two men are fast asleep, I am listening the Debussy's Clair De Lune, enjoying a moment of solitude before climbing up the wooden hill to my warm bed.

Sleep well everyone, and may you too find a moment like this.


Last but not least

A quick layout of my little boy in his new post polo shirt. My brother and sister in law have recently returned from America and have spoiled him rotten. I couldn't resist this picture, doesn't he look adorable?. It was created for a contest on Page mags here but I couldn't decide on a font so I missed the closing date, doh!


Charisma Cardz & Friday sketchers

Heres my take for this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz. THis was great fun, I love purple and green. I combined it with a challenge at Friday Sketchers. I played it a bi fast and loose with their sketch, I hope they don't mind. :o)


A spoon full of sugar

Heres my take on this weeks challenge at A spoon full of sugar.
This weeks challenge is to use punches and/or diecuts. I used punches to punch out the green and the blue flowers from cardstock.


Sketch & Stash

This is my take on the newest sketch at Sketch and Stash. I am not sure what I think of it yet but it may grow on me. The papers are from the Doodlebug birthday boy collection.


Just Christmas & birthday cards & cute card thursday

Now I hope they don't mind but I played a bit free and loose with this weeks sketch from Just Christmas & Birthday Cards. I thought it would really suit a waterfall card. I will take some pictures of the inside in the morning as the light is really bad at the moment, with it being night and all ;o)
I have combined it with the challenge from Cute Card Thursday which is chocolate and marshmallow.


Cupcake Crafts

Here is my take on this weeks challenge at Cupcake Crafts. The challenge this week was " 1 layer". Other than your card blank and what ever embellishments or image you choose to add, your card must be one layer. A lot harder than it sounds. Most of us matt out patterned paper and to go without that made me feel the card was half naked!. A little lateral thinking later and I came up with this. Who says you cant doodle straight on to your card blank?!?. I found it refreshingly freeing not to mess around measuring little bits of card stock.


The pink elephant & 2 Sketches 4 You

This weeks challenge at The Pink Elephant was a colour challenge. Pink, Green and Yellow. Well I have to say that this combination struck fear into the depths of my heart. I have and never will be a "pastel" girl, I love my colours strong and bold, so I have to say this challenge stumped me. In the end I combined this challenge with another from 2 sketches 4 You. The sketch this week is gorgeous and so full of possibilities. I dug out some green and pink ribbon that has been lurking in my stash for months and just messed around until I came up with this. I really like how it came out and I managed to use up some of the embroidery Floss that I accumulated about a year ago.


Creative block

I am suffering serious creative block at the moment. I can't seem to find my mojo. It might have something to do with the massive amount of gardening my hubby and I have been doing over the last few days. We have a massive garden and the upkeep alone is serious hard work. Ah well it will all be worth it in the summer, sipping Pimms in the shade, humm who am I kidding, i'm a larger girl at best!.
I made a wonderful discovery on Saturday. Not only do I have a local scrapbook shop, it stocks We R Memory Keepers and Cosmo Cricket. Much to my hubbys disappointment and the shop owners amusement, I did a happy dance there and then!. I spent all the money I had, even turning out my hubbys pockets but I have some wonderful new papers that are crying out to be used.


Great Granny

This layout was created for sketch 13 at 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. I love this picture of my Granny with her three grandsons, Logan, Connor and Chris. Having a little boy, I don't get much opportunity to use pink so this was a great excuse to dig out all the girly bits and pieces I had tucked away.




I am now the proud owner of this blinkie!. I made the top 5 art Cupcake Craft challenges. Thank you for picking my card ladies.


sketch and stash challenge

This is my take on the newest challenge at Sketch and Stash. These papers were one of the first full set I ever bought and have been languishing in a draw ever since. They are Rusty pickles "Pirate princess".


Mojo Monday

This is my take on the newest sketch at Mojo Monday. Pink and black will always be one of my favorite combinations and I love the way this card turned out.


Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

This is my take on the newest sketch at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards. This was a great sketch to use up the last of my Basic Grey scraps that I have been hording. Their papers are so yummy I end up keeping even the smallest scraps.


Cupcake Craft Challenge

Heres my take on the sketch at Cupcake Craft Challenges. I couldn't get the circles to work for me so I changed them to this shape. Loving bright pink and turquoise at the moment and I have finally got myself a new white gel pen. :o)


2 Sketches 4 you

Heres my take on this weeks sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I am really in love with this colour combination at the moment. I keep coming back to it so you will be seeing alot of cards like this.


White Logan

This Lo was created for a challenge during the scrap my memories crop. You could only use white. I had a lot of trouble with it as I don't have a lot of white embellishments but with a little though I came up with this. Its very simple and I think it really highlights the photo. I am thinking of doing a few more like this, using only one colour.


Tummy Time

I love this Lo. Logan looks so cute if a little gormless. I treated myself to some Basic grey papers recently and I can't leave them alone.

This LO was picked as LO of the day on Scrap my Memories forum.



I am happy.

I am happy for no particular reason. I am happy because I have a husband who loves me as much as I love him. I am happy because I have a beautiful son who has just cut his first tooth. I am happy because I have a family that love and support me no matter what I do. I know that times are hard, they are for many people right now, but right now I am happy. Broke, tired and in need of a shower but happy.

To celebrate my 100th post, I give you Bill Bailey. Hes a comedian from the west country, where I am originally from and I just love his view on England.


The world is a strange place......

.... at two in the morning. I live in a smallish village and its so quiet at night its eerie. You do get a little " village of the damned " vibe sometimes.
Today was my first mothers day. I still find it strange being called a mummy sometimes, as if someone is going to tell me its all been a mistake and take my son away. I love my son to bits and I love being a mummy, its being called one that throws me a little. But hey sometimes I forget my married name and write my maiden name by mistake. I guess its just another title to get used to.
Im feeling a little too much like an adult right now so before the state of the world depresses, I am going to stand in my kitchen and eat a little chocolate trifle. Hopefully that should restore the balance.