Sunday, 21 September 2008

Disneyland Paris

Morning everyone. I have been trying to post some pictures all this week from our trip to Disneyland Paris last weekend but haven't managed as I have been so busy since I got back with work and catching up on sleep. I'd forgotten how exhausting it is walking around the parks. We had a fabulous time and the sun was shining which was a huge bonus. Lewis had a terrific time and couldn't stop smiling although he didn't like going too close to the characters as he has a bit of a fear of toys/people dressed up who walk and talk, but he was happy enough to see them from a distance. His wee friend Paul on the other hand was beside himself when he met the characters, particularly Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse. Such a magic moment! Can't believe that it was a week ago now. Well the sun is shining here today for the first time in ages so we are going to take advantage and get out and about today so I may well not post again this weekend.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Off to see Mickey!

Just a short post tonight as tomorrow we are heading off for Disneyland Paris. Lewis is so excited as are we, big kids that we are! I made a start on some Christmas cards when I was off work on Wednesday which are going to be making their way to my SBS 15 sister Emma soon along with some more hopefully! Emma began a Christmas card appeal for British troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. All you have to do is make some Christmas cards and leave them blank inside so that members of the forces can then send a Christmas card home to a loved one. If you'd like to get involved yourself, go and visit Emma's blog for further information or to let her know that you're getting on board. Come on ..... what are you waiting for? It's a great cause!

Well, I'm off to get some packing done and hopefully an early night! Have a great weekend whatever you are doing and I'll be back soon hopefully with some great pictures to show of my weekend!

Lainy x

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

My goodness, a second post in one day! That's unheard of for me, only because I've been under the weather! I've been desperate to join in with the A spoon full of sugar challenge blog for ages but same old story never have the time, until today! I saw my good friend Nikki's sketch for this week's challenge and decided to give it a go as I have so many Sugar Nellie stamps now, although
you can use a variety of stamps in this challenge now. I absolutely loved the sketch that Nikki produced and will definitely use this again as I was pleased with the end result, even though I was almost out of space for my rub on sentiment at the bottom!

Tilda with Ruffled dress

Morning everyone. I'm off work today as feeling really poorly. Again! Trying to keep some liquid down as the moment so thought I'd pop on here to distract me a bit. It's safe now to post this card that I made from my SBS sister Sammi's birthday as she received it yesterday. PP was downloaded for free here. I'll definitely be using these papers again as I really love the bright colours. The Tilda stamp is a new one I bought recently as I thought it would be perfect for paper piecing (which I haven't tried yet!), the prima flowers are from my stash, the Happy Birthday tile was a freebie with a magazine I bought (can't remember which one!) and the Happy Birthday embossed card is from someone who sent me a PIF gift a while back (sorry, can't remember who!) I absolutely want a Cuttlebug and I'm hoping desperately that Santa might bring me one. In the meantime, I think I'm going to have to buy some embossed bits and pieces from someone on Ebay to keep me going until then as I really would like some of the snowflake and swiss dots for making Christmas cards.

On another note, I'm wondering if any bloggers out there have ever held a Creative Memories party? I've agreed to have a party, but don't really know too much about what to expect other than it's a bit like having a scrapbooking session and you can spend lots of money (if you wish) buying some lovely scrapbooking materials. I'd be interested in anything you know about it.

My lovely blogging friend Nikki is celebrating reaching 20,000 hits on her blog and is offering a Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper pad, High Hopes stamp "Snow Sweet Snowlady" (s0 cute!) with "Glorious Day" sentiment stamp. Nikki is such a talented lady who constantly inspires me when I visit her blog and she leaves the loveliest comments on my blog too which I really appreciate. Go and visit her today and add her to your blogroll if she isn't already on there! Leave her a comment on her her blog candy post before 17th September to be in with a chance of winning!

Suzanne who is part of Katharina's Whiff of Joy design team and is celebrating almost reaching 20,000 hits is offering the opportunity to win some fantastic blog candy which includes a gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamp, some basic grey paper, stickles, ribbon, jewels and prima flowers. For the chance to win, visit Suzanne's blog and tell her what your favourite film is before tomorrow evening. She is such a talented lady, you'll want to keep visiting her!

Have a great day wherever you are!

Lainy x

Monday, 8 September 2008

Sugar Nellie - Sweet n Sassy

Quick post tonight. Hurray! I've managed to find a bit of time for myself tonight to get a card made for my best friend Jane's birthday tomorrow. That's unheard of on a school night! I've used my newish sweet n sassy stamp from Sugar Nellie, have had it for about a month now but so far haven't gotten around to inking it up. The paper is from a digital kit I bought at the weekend called Always and Forever from Sweet Shoppe designs. I couldn't resist buying it because the papers were sooo gorgeous and I could picture lots of lovely cards in my head instantly. Getting them made is another thing completely!!!! lol Anyway, I hope Jane likes this card tomorrow night when I give it to her after dinner which I am making for her as a wee treat.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

New Baby

Made this card last night for my little cousin and his girlfriend who had a little baby boy Owen two weeks ago. We were meant to be visiting them in Ayrshire today but unfortunately I seem to have come down with a tummy bug and think Lewis may have it too as he was sick everywhere this morning! Never mind, will need to wait until we're fully recovered now and after our trip to Euro disney next weekend. Can't wait! I made this card using a digital kit called "Bundle of Boy" from Sweet Shoppe designs as I remembered seeing a gorgeous card that Kerry had made with this kit a while ago and decided to purchase it myself. Really pleased with how it turned out and I'm going to try making some more with this kit in the future. I love the different range of papers that are available to buy in digital kits and have kind of converted to using these rather than buying paper packs. The weather is miserable again here - Winter is definitely on the way so I think it'll be a quiet day for me doing some work for school (never ends!) and hopefully will get some crafting down later tonight! (if I get all my work done that is!) May be back later tonight with some more cards or tags or boxes!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Happy Birthday Sammi! - Glitter Graphics

A very happy birthday to my SBS sister Sammi! Apologies for posting this today instead of yesterday but I had trouble posting on blogger last night. Arrrrgh! Hope you had a wonderful day Sammi and got lots of lovely pressies!