Friday, June 29, 2012

Histeria and Heartbreak

Since when were we such big German Football supporters? Someone must have slipped something into James' Milo this morning cos things were just not right in our abode today, and all because Germany were losing to Italy! You would've thought Jesse had told him that Santa was taking a break this year, or that Disneyland and been swallowed up by a theme park eating monster. But no, Germany were losing. There were tears. There were screams. We had hiding under our blankets in our room refusing to go to school. Life was not fair. Jesse was not fair. Germany were losing to Italy! For heavens sake, when did we become such avid Germany Football Fans? Clearly I missed the fact that this was the end of the world as James would know it. So off he went to school, in a grump. I came home, looked around my living room, and asked myself "What the hell just happened here?"

By the way here is my 2nd installment for Challenge Me Happy's One year Anniversary Challenge, this one from Norine, and the theme being 'birthdays"

...oh and by the way, GO ITALY!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Challenge Me Happy Challenge

Sometimes I need a wee kick up the bum to get the scrapbooking juices flowing, and since I can't really participate in the Scrappin Patch Stars in their Eyes comp, the one on CMH was the perfect jump start I needed. Isn't it easier when someone challenges us or gives us the prompts to start? Anyhow I have enjoyed standing at the dining room table today with the winter sun streaming in, doing this "recipe" layout challenge from Hannah, which had to include card stock, patterned paper, a stamped image, staples, words in the title and stickers.

The card stock and patterned papers were the easy part. I then added the gorgeous chipboard stickers from Crate Papers Story Teller range, stamped some circles onto some twine to create a garland effect, added some word stickers from Simple Stories Summer Fresh Alpha Sheet, and threw in a couple of staples for good measure...I think I ticked all the boxes! Thanks Hannah for the wonderful inspiration.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's raining cotton buds!!

How perfect is this! Fire blazing whilst snow slowly drifts from the sky. I could sit at this table forever and gaze vacantly at our backyard, it just looks so so pretty.

Doesn't everything though when covered with snow. Even our munted house in the "Red Zone" looks beautiful, rather melancholic, sitting there cold and lonely in a blanket of white to cover its imperfections.
I do have a longing to run out there (the snow is a lot thicker than above now)and cast my snow angel in the snow, yet I know how my not 10 year old body will perform. I will be like a cast sheep, struggling to heave myself back up. It will be cold. And it will be wet. I will admire the snow from this position right here I think.

I am really enjoying scrapping to challenges at the moment, maybe its my competitive side coming out, and this one I have completed from the recent Challenge Me Happy girls would have to be one of my fav's.

I have also done this one too which I can definitely say was inspired by Jessy Christopher I am really loving on her style right now too...