Saturday, 28 July 2012

Oooh a little sneak.....and

a trip to Hastings. This is just a little sneak peak of my DT page for the August Challenge that will be running from 1st August of at Scrapology

If you pop along here you will get a little taste of what my other DT team-mate lovlies have got lined up for your delight.

I thought I would share just a few pics of a recent trip to Hastings with our girlies. thought it would be a good idea to go for a massive sugar overload!

 I however didn't! And refused to let her loose inside the shop and said she could lick the window instead!!!! Wicked Mummy that I am ;) LOL

Here is one of the cliffside trams. I did travel on one a few years ago, but I was too chicken to do it again.....not my idea of fun I have to say, although lovely to look at and watch.
Lauren's favourite part of any trip to any seafront is always a visit to the cockle parlours....eeewwwww!

And Chloe's is always ALWAYS a trip to the arcades.....she brought several of these little fellas home with her.

Lauren however liked the look of this machine a bit more ;)

She also spent time eye-ing up the local talent along the seafront.......

                                         ............she just can't leave the boys alone.....................


just before we left the skies opened up and the winds blew in, so it was just the right time to leave.

Have a super weekend, whatever you are up to. xxxx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Olympic Torch Relay.......

So....we have spent this afternoon on the VERY windy seafront at Eastbourne, to see a little bit of history being created as the Olympic Torch Relay passed through the the town on its journey. We arrived very early to try and secure a good spot to see it pass......and after a very short time of being there we were all given these inflatable blue sausages that we could bang together ( instead of clapping I guess lol)

This was still 2 hrs before the torch was arriving.....looks fairly quiet doesn't it.....that didn't last long I can tell you. A little while after this shot, hoardes of people arrived....and some just pushed infront of the children.....gits!!!

We had a nice warm cuppa and my Sister popped hers on the floor for a few mins to cool a bit. She suddenly let out a loud * Eeeewwwwwwww* and laughed. When I looked to see what she was laughing at, there was a false nail sitting right near her cuppa LOL.( I guess we should be grateful that there was no finger attached!!!)

These guys kept bombing too and fro up the seafront dishing out the blue air sausages.

                          ..............................Lots of men in uniform ;).....................................
                     and lots and LOTS of people all over the road, waiting to see the torch!

.........................Mum!!!! Forget about the torch!! I WANT my milk! Far more important.........

here it is!!!!!! Nope.....its just a police car pretending to be a torch bearer......swines!

This was one of the relay coaches. Look at the brand spanking new torches in there, just waiting to be lit and sent on their way! ( shame about the reflections in the window though :( )

At last!!!! After the long wait, we were rewarded with a glimpse of the torch ( there IS a flame on top....honest!!!)

And with that......he was gone! ( check out all those people in the background! That is a roundabout they are stood on!!!)

We then went into Princes Park where there were various stalls, attractions and radio broadcastings going on. There was a huge group of people in one area and we heard that one of the earlier torch bearers was there and you could see his off we went and after a fair wait and a lot of squirming to get a closer look, we were rewarded with this shot ( ok, so its not the best ever shot of Lauren maybe, rather windswept lol) BUT it is a little bit of history....and something we will probably NEVER be lucky enough to see again....let alone be able to actually touch.Fantastic!!!

It was manic trying to get off of the parking field and we just sat in the car for about an hour watching everyone else struggling to get out.....why do most drivers not have the manners to give way to each other???? things would run so much more smoothly if they did and people would be on their jounreys a lot quicker!

Anyway, if the torch comes near you, I hope you get chance to pop along and see it too.....despite the long wait and the very windy weather, I have to say it was well worth it.

Warmest wishes
Anita xxx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

4 Months today....

..and it still hurts like it was yesterday. Though you have only been gone for that short time, it feels like forever Daddy. I know you are in a better place, with no pain or suffering, but that does not make missing you any easier. What I wouldn't give to roll my eyes at your dreadful be frustrated at your listen to you snore as you nap in your hug you one more time...and to kiss you goodbye. I would give everything I have.
It's just not fair :(

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Y is fr Yarn over at Scrapology

This month ( much to my delight) we are once again lifting a beautiful layout by my favourite scrapper, Gabrielle Pollaco ( please do pop along and check out her truly inspirational blog)..

I have been busting to scrap this photo of my scrumptious, youngest niece, Madison and when I saw these lush new Crate Paper sheets in the Little Bo Peep collection I just knew that I HAD to use them for this challenge and scrap this gorgeous little bundle of pink fun.
I even had a go at making something from Pergamano and created the little frilly dress....not sure I really have the patience required for it though , so this is probably the only layout you will see it on LOL

 The added challenge was use some sort of yarn on our pages, so I took a reel of silver metallic thread and drew stripes on it with a Hot Pink Promarker....and made a sort of Bakers Twine. I layered up various blossoms and punched out some leaf sprigs and a deco fan edge strip, then added a few dots of Liquid Pearls here and there.

I cut a circle of corrugated card ( from the front flap of a pizza box LOL,) then sprayed with a white mister and edged with Liquid Pearls

and also did a fair bit of fussy cutting of baby clothes, little chicks etc. i really REALLY enjoyed this challenge.

Here is Gabrielle's original, stunning page that we lifted............

And here is the sketch we worked from......................

Why not pop over to the Scrapology blog and see what all the other lovely DT members have created for this months challenge...there really is some truly wonderful work there.

You have until the beginning of Aug to enter this comp, so get cracking......or should I say Get Scrapping! We would LOVE to see what you create, so please do not forget to share your work with us and you could be in with winning this months prize, once again from Jill at Cardinal Colours.

Warmest Wishes
Anita xxx