Friday, 29 January 2010

Surfin and birthdays

Been an odd week - I'm still getting used to my new shift patterns, and with Mark being away all week it's been hard work with the kids. But fingers crossed, and weather permitting, he should be home tonight :) Just in time for me to work the weekend LOL

Anyway, I have been finding the time to create - and not just in the craft room. I made some soup, chilli and other meals that can be put in the freezer - quick and easy things for Mark to heat up when I'm at work, and something different :)

In the craft room I completed another LO and also made a birthday card - something I haven't done in a while...

The LO is based on a sketch in Feb 2010's Creating Keepsakes. I am finding that since reading Stacy Julians Photo Freedom book that I am doing more overview LOs - ones that have photos from different times, but doing the same things. This LO includes photos from a couple of different surfing trips to the beach :) Lossiemouth beach is the best beach around here for waves...

I used some Scenic Route and Urban Lily scraps, and some Thickers and Doodlebug alpha stickers. I think that we shall have more days like this now we live right next to the sea, and maybe it's time for me to invest in a wetsuit....

Tom has been invited to his first birthday party since moving to his new school, so I thought I would make a card. I used a sketch, I think it is one of Tiets sketches, and I used the Crate Paper scraps I had leftover from making the star book :) The image is Sugar Nellie Sk8r boy which I coloured in with my trusty watercolour pencils :)
Well the piggies are back inside, as we have had some snow again overnight, and Jemma gets quite frantic if there is any chance of the boys getting too cold - Guinea pigs don't handle the cold very well, and can actually freeze to death if the temperatures drop too much. So the wheekers are in the sunroom waiting for the white stuff to disappear - and with the sun out now it could be sooner than we think!!


Anne C said...

love the LO and the card, I say go for the wetsuit, I am definitely getting one if I get some weight off

** Paula ** said...

I love these!
That card is so cool for little boys!
Love the layout and the overview idea!