Sunday, 28 February 2010
And now I'm very chuffed as my name was picked out of horsey's hat as the winner. Here's the photo of when he'd picked it out:
It makes me feel quite honoured to have my name on his nose! The prize is the book you can just peek on the left, 'Blogging for Bliss' which I've seen advertised / mentioned in a couple of mags and thought it looked interesting, so I'm looking forward to getting it in the post.
Thanks Sian, both for the opportunity to win, and for writing such a funny, moving, inspiring blog that we all love!
Thursday, 18 February 2010
I didn't have enough of exactly the same papers as I used in the mini album, but I had very similar ones and I think the layout works as a 12x12 interpretation of the original. The title uses Papermania sticker and chipboard letters to spell out 'I Love You':
I used an orange WRM eyelet which says 'you are my sunshine'.
This photo sums up your personality, fun and cute and happy. I hope you always find joy and laughter in the little things like you do now. You are my proper little sunshine, such a lovely sweetheart ~ you bring so many smiles and special moments to me each day. I will love you always xxx
I think the layout looks nice and bright and lively which is perfect for a pic of my daughter!
Friday, 12 February 2010
Not quite the outing for a toddler you might think, but she loved the place! Trying out the beds and chairs (esp rocking chairs) helping mummy put colanders and pink pottys and various other items into the trolley, and opening lots of drawers and cupboards! Of course this was driving us crazy by the end, as she'd dissapear every two minutes and we'd find her trying to climb on something in the next aisle / showroom, and as we were there for about 5 hours this got a bit tiring! Here she is posing in a bedroom which I think was mainly appealing because of the toy monster on the bed:
They also have cool kiddie stations which she loved the touch screen computers on, she was making very pretty pictures:
I bought lots of lovely stuff including a little wooden table and chairs for her (on sale for £12.49!) which I shall get a photo of when she uses it tomorrow (hubby has just put it together). One thing I loved but which didn't come home with me is this material:
I really, really loved it but I couldn't think of anything to use it for, so couldn't justify purchasing any! I did get some cute birdie material which I gonna try to use to make some clothes for my little one though.
Hubby says it will be at least 5 years before he takes me there again. We'll see!
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
My five favourites (other than my own!) are:
Cal at Clearing the Brambles
(for the doodled-edges folding mini-book style which I'm dying to copy)
Helen at Loving the Traditional
(for the different page shapes + sizes, and the way they seem to be coming to life)
Alissa at My World
(for the 'white space' she leaves on her pages that really show off the papers, esp on the 'pretty paper' page)
Annie at 365 Creative Days
(for the fact I love love love the colour scheme she uses, and the chandelier and birdie images)
Angie at the Arty Cottage
(for the messy, fun style with quirky retro touches)
Now I just have to decide which one to vote for! You can vote every day this month so perhaps I'll vote for a couple!
On another note, I've been using the leftovers of the 'kit' I made for the project to make a couple of cards, a birthday card for my niece:
and a birthday card for a currently unknown recipient! :
I still have plenty left in the kit, so I'll probably get a couple more cards and a layout or two out of it!
I have also just made a valentines card for my husband:
Which I really like as it is more simple than my usual style, I like the boldness of it. (Thanks to Leanne's blog for inspiring me to try to declutter my cards!)
I even managed to use up some of the itty-bitty little scraps for some embellishments for future cards / layouts!