Monday, 31 May 2010

OOh a free digi download!

The lovely people at Whiff Of Joy have Spider Henry up for free download, click on the image to go there!!!

Running with Scissors Challenges

We have our very first sponsors on Running with Scissors this month.

The wonderful people at have provided the following as a prize

Follow the rules below to win Sick Henry

Follow this sketch and


and ADD flowers, ribbon and some patterned paper!
Only entries that have the above items will be considered for the challenge! You have from the 1st June (Tuesday) to 30th of June (Wednesday)to make your card!

There will be no extension on this deadline!

The card must then be dropped into Running with Scissors for public judging which will take place for two weeks. On the 14th July (Monday) the winner will be announced here!


And for our June Layout challenge this month follow the following sketch

Our card challenge is another sketch

The above two challenges are just for fun, if you do make a layout or card following my sketches, I would love you to upload the images to RWS forum!

And this is our June ATC swap


WAIT until 8th of June to see how many you have to make


You have 3 options:

1. Make your ATC following the sketch
2. Make your ATC based on this month's theme which is - BUTTERFLIES
3. Make your ATC by combining the above 2 options (this is what I have done on the sample ATC)
Please remember no posting of photos until the ATC's have been swapped

Come and join the fun!!!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

.A proper little lady now!!!

Just a quick post!!!

Aimee showing off her periced ears ....

Fun Day out at Cleethorpes

We planned to have a day out at Cleethorpes as John and Mairead have never been, but we lucked out with the weather. But we decided to go anyway, so on with the raincoats and off we went.

What do you do when you get to a seafront and its windy and rainy you hit the arcade games ....

We spent about 2 hours in there, we had a laugh didn't waste too much money, we set our budgets and walked out when we spent it!!!

We took a walk around the shops and souvenir shops as Mairead wanted to get a fridge magnet (oops my fault as I asked them to collect magnets while they were in Australia, she got bitten by the bug) and some rocks!

We passed a body and tattoo parlour and Steve asked Aimee how brave she was!!! She said "you know I am very brave" he said "how about getting your ears pierced then?" Aimee of course said "Oh yes please" Aimee has been asking for her ears to be pierced for a long, long time! I had said to her she could get them done for her First Holy Communion which is 2 years away!!!

So in we went, the lovely lady (who had lots of pericing and tattoos) spoke to Aimee, told her how to take care of them, how much it hurts, and all that!

Then it was time

First ear .....

Aimee jumped, I jumped!! Aimee says ooooh that hurts, and very nearly started to cry! The lady went on to explain that it will hurt a little bit, but then it will go ... Steve jumped in and said lets get the other one done, before I could say it as we could see Aimee thinking it over and we were afraid she would back out of the second one!

Second ear ....

Aimee jumped, I jumped!!! Aimee was brilliant and said it still hurts but I have my ears pierced, so while she was admiring herself in the mirror, I stepped outside and took a few deep breathes! Oh how I hate seeing my girls get hurt (even if it is something like ear piercing)!!!

She kept saying I was very brave, wasn't I!!! Yes sweetheart you were incredibly brave!

So on we went to take a walk along the pier!

The flowers were very pretty!

The magnet Mairead bought had donkeys on it, so I made them go down on the sand and get their photos taken with the REAL donkeys, lol

After stuffing our faces with donuts and ice cream, we decided we would go bowling! Mairead, John and I have only ever been once! Steve has been lots of times and the girls have never been!!!






and me!

We had a laugh, we all done better than we thought we would, but just look at those scores : (

We finished off the day at the Indian and Chinese buffet all you can eat!!! We certainly did, I think we all had 3 helpings of their beautiful ice cream, mmmmhhh!!!!

All in all, even if the day was horrible weather wise, the company and activities sure made up for it!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Chloe's Confirmation

I took Chloe, Aimee and myself to the hairdressers on Thursday at 3:00 to get our hair done, I got my hair straightened see below, and Aimee got two French Plaits and looked beautiful! A couple of months ago Chloe decided to take a scissors to her hair and do it herself! At first her hair looked okay, but as it grew it got worse! The problem was she cut some parts very short especially the sides! The hairdressers had to cut lots of the lenght of her hair so it wasn't mullet looking! Chloe was NOT HAPPY! Got home and had floods of tears, I HATE my hair, unfortunately for me I said, Well you won't be cutting your hair yourself again, oops!!! As the saying goes, if looks could kill!!! Anyways, we attacked with some gel and hairspray, and I must say we got it looking good! But by the time for the photos to come her hair started to fall!!!

On to the photos -

Mairead took this photo before the ceremony started

I have put in links if you wish to read further about Confirmation!

Parent (me obviously), Sponsor (Mairead) and Candidate (Chloe), had to stand up and go to the Pastoral candle. I had to light a smaller candle off of the Pastoral candle, it wouldn't light, I got it after 3 goes, ooh my nerves everyone watching me struggle, arggghhh!!! (Steve took the following photos)

The the sponsor and the candidate walked forwards to the Bishop,

Chloe gets to choose a Confirmation name. During the Catholic sacrament of Confirmation, God the Holy Spirit comes upon you to bestow numerous spiritual gifts and "confirm" the faith given you in Baptism when Original Sin was wiped away. You choose a Confirmation name before Confirmation. This new name, imposed by the bishop during Confirmation, becomes a part of your full name. It comes after your first and middle names and before the last name.

Chloe chose St Emalie, derived from St Emily, Born near Rodez, France, she became a nun at Maison St. Cyr when eighteen. In 1815 after much dissatisfaction, she decided that her vocation was in teaching poor children. With the approval of Abbe Marty, her spiritual adviser, and the aid of three young assistants, she began this work in her room at St. Cyr. This was the start of the Congregation of the Holy Family of Villefranche. It grew rapidly, establishing its own mother house and branches. In time, St Emily extended its activities to caring for unfortunate women, orphans and the aged. She saw thirty eight institutions established before she died. She was canonized in 1950. Feast date Sept. 19.

Here Chloe is receiving the special blessing!
And that is it she is now Confirmed!

Here is my wonderful soon to be sister-in-law, Mairead and Chloe!

Mairead, Chloe and my brother, John

And my two beautiful girls!

I have to say a huge thanks to Steve's family who came from Hull and York, had to sit to 2 hours of a ceremony and then head back home! I felt so guilty about not been able not to have a little celebration/party for the event because of the time, the ceremony was from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, they had a long drive home, work and children to see to for the next day!

Chloe got lots of beautiful gifts from her family, thank you so much!!!! And Aimee wasn't forgotten, she got some very pretty gifts which I also have to say a HUGE thanks!!!

It was very hectic at the end, Chloe was been pulled in lots of different directions and had only a couple of minutes with her Aunts and Uncles, so I didn't get any photos of them with Chloe!

Also thanks to Ruth and Georgia who also came, but disappeared before I could get photos of them with Chloe!

And worse of all we got no photos of our own little family!!!! D'oh!!!!!!

So very bad night for photos for us!!!!

Monday, 24 May 2010

boot camp

I can definately do with this at the moment!!!

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When: June 6th - June 18th

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Are. You. Ready?

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Jane's lovely flower candy .....

Want some, well get over to Jane's Lovely Cards then!!!

Catch up!

Over the last few days I have been getting my blog up to date, I have been backtracking and slotting in my entries in the correct date order, yeah I know, but that's me!!!

Here is one photo from every entry, if you wish to see more then click on the photo!!!!

Thanks to all those eagle eyed ladies that have all ready commented on the posts!!!