Monday, 29 December 2008

Boxing day, and all invited to dd3 for a buffet lunch, then lots of chatter and games!

Christmas Day, much quieter this year for us as didn't have all the family for lunch, but still had fun! And the usual games in the evening, lots of laughter!

Christmas Eve, the build up to the big day! Lots of preparation here!

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Page23 - about Christmas stockings! Photos show ours, sadly they have been redundant for a few years now! The very large stocking I made as a joke for dh many years ago!

Monday, 22 December 2008

This is the lovely Maya Road Calendar album I received from Secret Santa on the Crafty Magpies team on UKS! Couldn't have been a better choice as I have a project in mind for next year and this will be perfect for it! Thankyou Santa!

Page 22 - so many things still to do!

Page 21 - about my house not being ready for Christmas!

Page 20 - about postage, cards, stamps and sending and receiving!

Page 19 - my letter to Santa!

Page 18 - all about food at Christmas! The photo is the progress of the cake!

Page 17 - all about gifts, giving and receiving!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Page 16, talking about our Christmas traditions, though these have changed since the children grew up and left home!

Monday, 15 December 2008

The 15th page, journalling about Christmas visitors!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Page 14, all about presents and tags!

Page 13, all about Christmas music and carols!

Friday, 12 December 2008

Page 12, journalling about changes for Christmas, should I make them?

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Page 11, all about Christmas trees and tree decorations.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Pages 9 and 10 for my Christmas journal!

Monday, 8 December 2008

Page 8 - so disappointed today in town, so few decorations up, is this a sign of hard times? But have got some lovely photos of Fortnum and Masons Christmas window displays to do a lo sometime!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Page 6, good and not so good memories of past Christmases! Luckily not too many bad ones, just sad ones as one by one the parents died and the number at the table grew smaller.
Page 7, Christmas shopping, seems left to the last minute this year, although I would like to be more organised!

Friday, 5 December 2008

Page 4 - journalling my ideal Christmas!

Page 5 - remembering all the silly little things we did with the children when they were small! The advent calendar on the dinner table was important, as was remembering whose turn it was to blow it out!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Here's page 3, all about Christmas cards! I'll start to panic soon as I haven't finished making mine!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Decided to do Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas, but will keep it simple as still doing 365 challenge each day!
Here is the album cover, the lovely reindeer is recycled from one of last year's cards!
The first page is journalling why I am doing this album! Still keeping it simple!
Page 2 is about the weather, very cold today, but I rushed outside at 7.30 to snap this colourful sunrise!

Sunday, 16 November 2008

A little book I made for ds. The photos are not very good but all we have, taken live at a gig when he played bass guitar with a group called Colony.

More photos sent to me, had to make the pages for dear sister!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

More pages for my sister! This time it is her other grandchildren, all dressed up for Halloween!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Have spent a happy few hours playing in PS, pushing buttons and dragging sliders to see what I could do! Came up with this digi lo, very simple but I did create the centre circle and the brads myself. Then I played with some brushes for the swirl, and pushed more buttons to change the text. So much to learn!

Very simple lo for team challenge. No patterned paper used, just ribbon and brad!

More playing with digi using free kits from 2 Peas.
This one is "the girls" leaving the hotel ready for the National TV awards show. Not a brilliant pic as they twisted the managers arm to take it!

Pic taken at model railway club, showing Big Boys and their layout in the making! Here I was playing with PS brushes and pushing various buttons to see the effects! Need to go on a hunt for PS brushes to do with trains!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Another play with digi, using free kit from 2 Peas in a Bucket and some free PS brushes.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Yet another two pages for sister's album, recording her dgd's second birthday.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Another two pages for my sisters album, showing the fun her dgc had with the sold sign! In case you are wondering these pics are taken in Sidney!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Becky's challenge

A lo for a team challenge set by Becky on UKS. Had to use circles, 10 of something, used brads, and ink! Photo is my dsil showing off his cheeky smile!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Another quick play with digi scrapping. I have used a free kit from and added some ps brush stitches. I still have so much to learn!

The fourth page about my niece's birthday trip to Uluru, again for my sister's album.