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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lost, one mojo

Hi all,
Well, blogger wouldn't let me upload my photo, so luckily I managed to copy it from the DT blog.  I hope the problem gets sorted out soon though.  The girls and I had a bit of a lazy day today.  We stayed at home and made choc chip muffins, painted lots of boxes for junk modelling and watched Nanny McPhee on DVD.  Martha loves it and says Nanny all the time now!
Over at CRAFT, our theme is shaped cards.  I have used snowman snowglobe by one of our sponsors, The Stamping Boutique and just enlarged it and there you go.  I know it is incredibly simple, even for me, but I have no motivation or ideas at the moment, so if you see my mojo anywhere, please send it back to me.
See you later.

Monday, August 27, 2012

That's what little boys are made of

Hi all,
I hope you have had a good weekend.  We went down to our nephew's birthday party in Manchester yesterday and came back today.  The girls loved playing with their cousins and enjoyed having a sleepover.  Daisy and our niece, who is 7, chatted in bed until 10.30 last night, so she was a bit tired today.
Over at Incy Wincy, we are sponsored by Kenny K and our theme is Slugs and snails and puppy dog tails.  For my boy card, I have used Sports fan by Kenny K, and tried to use up some of my scraps of paper.
See you later.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hot chocolate and marshmallows

Hi all,
I'm glad it's Friday, as I lost my voice yesterday and had a horrible cold, so wasn't a lot of fun for the girls. It's improving now, thankfully.  Hubby's car (which broke down on Sunday with Daisy and myself in it), is still at the garage, as they don't know what is wrong with it.  They ordered and fitted one part they thought it was, but it still broke down when they took it for a test drive.  I just hope we don't have to spend too much money when they do find out the problem.  It also means we need to do a bit of juggling with taking the girls to places, etc.  It's lucky it is the holidays, because if I was working, then hubby would have problems taking the girls to school and nursery with no car.
Over at CRAFT this week, we are sponsored by Meljen's Designs, Fantastic Ribbons and Saturated Canary.  Our theme is fairies.  I have chosen to make a tag and have used Cocoa Fairy by Meljen's Designs.  This will be going on a present for Daisy for Christmas.  She loves a treat of hot chocolate and marshmallows when it is cold, so I thought I would buy a mug and put in some sachets and a bag of marshmallow.  This will be the tag for it.
See you later.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Happy bird-day

Hi all,
Martha is in nursery today and Daisy and I are off to have another Oliver rehearsal.  It's to do the adult singing, so Daisy won't be needed and I have promised that if she is good while I'm rehearsing, we will go for lunch afterwards.  That should work, as she loves her food!
Over at Creative Craft, we are sponsored by Some Odd Girl, and our theme is monochromatic birthday.  I have decided not to use a stamped image for a change, and found this lovely chipboard bird I received in a prize a few months ago.  The sentiment says 'Have a fabulous birthday'.  I have filled in the tail with green beads and used more for the eye.
See you later.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Hi all,
We arrived back home late last night as we find that driving 6 hours up the country is better if the girls are asleep and the traffic is better at night.  Today, we collected our bunnies from their holiday sitter and then Daisy and I went to a rehearsal for Oliver, which we are both in.  On our way home, the car broke down and the AA man couldn't restart us, so 3 hours later, we were towed home, tired and hungry.  It's never dull here.

Over at Incy Wincy this week, we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter, and we have a photo inspiration for you.  Here it is:

The image and papers are by The Paper Shelter.  I have cut the papers and split the two halves, so they look like waves and added an anchor and stars (meant to be star fish).
See you later.
Nikki x

Friday, August 17, 2012

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Hi all,
Well, we had a lovely week in the caravan.  The weather stayed nice for us and we went cycling in the New forest and even visited the beach a few times.  We're now at my parents' house in Somerset, where we stay until tomorrow.  We've been quite busy visiting my relatives and friends.
Over at CRAFT this week, we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish digital stamps and more, Crimson Cloud, Scrapper's Delight and LEJ Designs.  Our them is to make a box, and I have used Snowman 1 from LEJ Designs.  The lid is a shaker.  I embossed the frame and the paper is a download, but I can't remember where it is from.  I am hoping to use it to put a little Christmas present in for one of the girls, if only I remember where I put it.
See you later.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fancy a swim?

Hi all,
This is a scheduled post, as we will be on our way back from the New Forest today.  I am hoping to be back in person with you soon.
Over at Incy Wincy this week, we are sponsored by the Digi Garden and our theme is Beach Days.  We haven't had many of those this summer, but I can dream.  I tried to create a beachy scene, and the sentiment says Hope your day shines.  See you later.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just charming!

Hi all,
This is a scheduled post, as we will be in a caravan in the New Forest.  Let's just hope it isn't raining.
Over at CRAFT, we are sponsored by DigiDarla, Just Tracy and Bugaboo Stamps.  Our theme is to add a charm.  I have used Scrap a Flower by DigiDarla.  The papers are from my scrap box. I was given the fence ages ago and found it recently, so thought it would go well here. I think I should get a fence die as I have admired many on cards.
See you later.

Monday, August 6, 2012

That's what little girls are made of

Hi all,
Over at Incy Wincy this week, we are sponsored by Stamp Fairy and our them is girly.  I have used Molly from Stamp Fairy and have used a variety of purple papers.  The other things are from my stash and I think it's quite girly.  Daisy would love it anyway!
See you later.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I don't think much of your feathers!

 Hi all,
We have been having another busy week.  Yesterday we met some friends at Alnwick Gardens and the girls had lots of fun getting lost in the maze and playing in the fountains, then we met up with some other friends for a play.  Today, we delivered our bunnies to a friend's house as they are looking after them while we go away.  We are off to my parent's house in Somerset and then off to the New Forest to stay with them in a caravan for a week, then back to Somerset for a bit longer.  Daisy is very excited as she will be sharing a room with Martha in the caravan and also she is looking forward to seeing Grandma and Grandad as we haven't seen them since Christmas.  We will be away from tomorrow for two weeks, but I am hoping to get on my blog for a bit.
Over at CRAFT, we are sponsored by The Crafty Pad, My Heart Pieces and Trimgym's Digitalstamps and images.  We have a sketch for you this week, and here it is:
I have used Peacock by My Heart Pieces and the papers are by Papermania and DCWV.
Have a good weekend and I hope to see you soon.