Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Alan's Scrapbook

Once Upon A Time...

Baby Days


Sun, Sand & ...Snow!

School Days

Happy Days

Sports Man

Action Man, Birthdays & Christmas

Dressing Up

Happy Holidays

So that was my bit, then it's over to Alan's girlfriend who was going to complete the book with pages from school & Uni. Jx

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Happy 21st Birthday Alan

Today's post is all about Alan, our first son, born on the evening of 27/10/1994, and today he turns 21 and we are off out for an Indian meal with him tonight along with Colin, Christy & Chloe - so more photos of that later.

First, a pic of action man on a card, this time play surfing at Banff beach.

and next, 3 studio pics of him at the milestones of 3, 6 and 12 months.

Sorry picture quality isn't the best - it's photos of photos - never the best!  Later this week, I'll share some more pics with you as I upload scrapbook/photo album pages I laid out for him.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Shadows of the Skies

I'm working a bit ahead of myself here, card made and post written and its not even October!
It is however the start of a new challenge over at Ooh La La and by now it's almost the end of October! (Hope you are keeping up with that irrelevent intro!)

So todays challenge is set by Allison and it's

One of my favourite crafty techniques - probably cause it's so easy!

So my card uses another gorgeous image off that great Paula Oakley CD (the one I'm always using!)  This time I've used, Shadows of the Night Sky.  The image is decoupaged and the papers are also off the CD. Finally a ribbon and sentiment complete my card.

Alphabet Challenge - R for ribbon
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Creative Corner - No stamps - CD image and papers and computer generated sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Use Blue

Thursday, 15 October 2015


Half way through October now and that can only mean one thing when it comes to challenges...


Yup folks, Amy have chosen Halloween as the latest theme over at MAWTT.

Not a type of card I have much demand for I have to confess, but it gives us all a chance to play with some of the lovely witchy images that are out there.

For my card, I chose to use my Ooh La La CD - Without Words and a super little witchy.  The only thing this little image lacks is a cat - otherwise she is perfect!

Artistic Inspirations - AG + Halloween twist
Dream Valley - Halloween
Get Creative Challenges - Halloween
That Craft Place - Halloween
Crafty Calender - Halloween
Creative Corner - Halloween
FabnFunky - Make it square   Jx

Monday, 12 October 2015

Pretty in Pink

Today's challenge over at Ooh La La was chosen by Wynn and she's looking for

Pretty in Pink.

And after looking through my various Ooh La La CD's I decided to make a baby card using this lovely stork and papers off the Yesterday's Memories CD.  There's a matching blue stork which I will need to make up to complete the pair.  

It's a simple card with an added charm and lots of decoupaged layers.

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Whimsical with wings - whimsical enough? Storks don't really deliver babies!
My Sheri Crafts - Pretty & Pink
Glitter n Sparkle - Use some pink
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Cutie Pies - Pink  Jx

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Torch: A case to carry old batteries!

Today's card is one that I've been meaning to make for a while.  The image has been sitting all coloured for weeks, but it never quite made it onto a card!

Today however, under the pretence of tidying, I have now managed to clear said image off my desk!

So my card uses a Bugaboo Gus image, coloured with Promarkers, and LOTV tags and gems.

Little Red Wagon - All About Boys
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - Spots or Stripes
Come and Get It - For The Boys
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
SSW2 - Sketch 70