Saturday, April 23, 2011

Summer fun

Ok, so technically it's not actually summer yet - but the weather has been very summer-like and I for one definitely am not complaining!

So in between the little bursts of scrapping (the results of which I can't show you yet, but soon, I promise), here's what I've been up to:

Me and hubby enjoying an extremely rare day off from the boys.

Alex playing at watering the garden (and himself!)

Alex and his cousin during a family picnic in the park.

Alex munching on the picnic!

Harry on his bouncy castle.

Harry playing in the garden:

So, lots of fun in the sun being had as you can see! I have a week off work after Tuesday, so hopefully there will be more of this to come. I'm also ridiculously excited to be going away with some fabulous ladies for a weekend of pure unadulterated, in-interrupted scrapping on Friday, so watch this space for lots of layouts here very soon!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oh happy day

With the boys staying at their grandparents' house this weekend, me and hubby enjoyed an absolutely blissful weekend.

First up, after finishing work yesterday, was drinks and food in Leeds to celebrate Rob and Rachel's engagement, ahhhhh, so happy for those guys! And we had lots of fun too before heading home and enjoying a film (Due Date in case you wondered, and it was pretty good).

Rachel and me

Sat in the pub beer garden in Millennium Square

The lovely Rob and Rachel (taking photos!)

Then today we made the most of our day off together with a lovely lie-in, then a drink in a beer garden, a fab Chinese buffet lunch and time chilling out together in the park followed by an ice cream - all things that we can't really do with the kids in tow. And we loved every single minute. I was glad to get the boys back too though, I did miss them.

I also managed to get some scrapping in this week - I used the living room floor and it was so much easier. Well, it was until my foot went dead lol! But it will be good practice for some secret but exciting scrapping I'll be doing in the next few weeks. More on that later. But for now, here are the results...

Love this layout of Alex playing in the park, just needs a little something else, I think. Not sure, what do you reckon?

This layout is pretty much a scraplift of a beautiful layout done by the very talented Leanne for the lovely Shimelle's inspiring blog. Check it out here.

Those two are layouts I've done and shared previously, but much better, clearer daylight photos this time. Much better.

Right, work again tomorrow and then two days off with hubby and number two son (poor number one son is still in school because his school has different Easter holidays to the rest of Leeds, scowl.)

Back soon!

N xXx

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Quick little visit

Just hopping on over to Blogland to say a quick hello. Sorry for being absent of late, life has been getting in the way again (isn't it funny how that does tend to happen eh?!) Work is mainly to blame, but also this gorgeous little fella, my new nephew, ahhhhhhhh.

Can't wait to get some gorgeous baby boy layouts done on him *heart*.

I have also just submitted my work for consideration to design for the fab new Sketches2Scrapbook iPhone app, eeeeep exciting! If you have an iPhone, but don't have this app, and you do scrapbook or make cards, then go, go right now, go to the app store and check it out, it is amazing and totally awe-inspiring. By far the best money I have spent on an app so far!

In other news I did manage to find time to squeeze in a little scrapbooking, although I'm not sure as to whether I'm entirely happy with it or not. Regardless, it was lovely to just find an hour or so to have a go during what was otherwise a hectic week. April should be a fair bit calmer, so with any luck I'll have much more time to spend on scrapping, and me!

This reminds me, I have a day off Thursday and I really must get all my recent layouts out and re-photograph them in the natural daylight, iPhone in the dark just doesn't cut it!

Oh well, I did say it was a quick little visit, I shall be back soon and I shall try to do much better next time,

Hope you are all having a good week, catch you real soon :)