Friday, 7 October 2011

Layouts and christmas box swap

God yesterday went so quickly! Did school/nursery run, housework, town, visits to gran, dinner, bath bed for kids then listing on ebay and before I knew it was bedtime for me! So didn't manage any scrapping but still have some from the other night to share. Feel like my mojo is coming back a bit. Still using up the American crafts papers. lol.
When Cailtin moved up groups at nursery they gave me some photos they had taken from when she first started. While they were not exactly the best photos, on normal paper and ripped in parts, I really wanted to scrap them as it shows the part of her life where she first started learning new things and becoming independent outside the family iywkim.
This one is a photo of her doing a jigsaw. I love the concentration on her face. :)

Used one of my new wooden butterflies. So cute and great to tie in the wooden jigsaw in the photo.

Also altered one of my new tags

More random photos from nursery.

How cute is this Owl? Thought with school pictures a wise old owl would fit well.

Another tag I've changed a bit, love how versatile these are. :)

Well a while ago I also received my Christmas present box swap. The idea behind this one was to make a simple origami box, then fill it with lots of yummmy stash and send it to your swapee. I was thrilled with mine. :) Really stuffed with lots of great bits,

Love these little felt embellishments. And you might recognise the stamp from above. lol

Boring day today. I have training for a course I'm doing on how to speak to kids about puberty. Not enjoying it so far as I'm a last minute add-on as someone else dropped out, and while everyone else has children who are teenagers mine are still only babies. Makes it interesting when I fill out worksheets asking 'what do you do when your child asks about changes in their bodies' Well besides cameron moaning about girls having boobs and he wont, which was fixed by Daddy pointing out Cameron can pee standing up and girls cant, they dont really ask much! but we'll see how things go. lol. Caitlins hopefully staying at my mums tonight. She hasn't in a while as she's been super clingy but seems to be improving on that front and wants to stay. Really hope she does as not only will it be good for her, but it means I can leave the boys to a computer game downstairs while I hide in the bedroom ironing and wrapping christmas gifts. lol


  1. What sweet LOs. Lovely photos and I love your use of embellies - the blingy owl is so cute! :)

  2. I love these layouts.The owl is gorgeous and I love the twine and folded paper ribbon-it looks great!

  3. Are you really wrapping Christmas gifts already! Great layouts, I love the tags.

  4. Lovely layouts - love the bling :)

  5. Ooo...I LOVE your owl Gemma and your layout is so cute. TFS. ~Glen~


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