Sunday, 21 August 2011

Guilty as charged!

Ok ok ok - so I know I havent posted on my blog for over a year. Im guilty as charged. I really wanted to keep my blog as a record of life with Matthew alongside some of my favourite events, photos and scrapbook layouts. But the reality is that life has got in the way. Yes - I do get some free time when Matthew is sleeping or with grandparents etc etc but when the time comes I usually have a long list of things I want to do. Ive managed to do lots of scrapping over the last year and somehow everything else has just taken priority over my blogging.

But I do want to keep a blog. I love reading other peoples and if I keep it simple I'm sure I can manage a few more posts ( I couldn't manage many less!). So this week Ive been inspired by Shimelle's scrapbooking blog . She has posted some fabulous challenges and this was just what I needed to start using my blog again.

Below are two layouts that I have created for two of her challenges. The first one uses a sketch and the second was to use the colours aqua, red and white Both have helped me scrap some of the many photos I took during our recent holiday to Somerset. The first is of Matthew behing the steering wheel of our car. He is a rather obsessed with anything with wheels at the moment, tractors, trucks, cars.... The second of a silly face he sometimes pulls that just makes me smile. This one was taken in starbucks - got to have one - even on holiday!

But before you look at my pictures. I just wanted to say that in the last year I have been blessed with spending most of my time with my wonderful little boy. He is a happy, smiling, friendly and cheeky thing and surprises me all the time with the things he does ( and by some of the things he is beginning to say). He make my husband and I smile all the time.

Ps If someone can tell me how to turn a link into just a word that people can click on then please tell me as this blog looks very messy.


  1. They are both really lovely. I like the way you have grouped the embellishments and layered all those strips of paper, it works so well. And as for Matthew, he really is so cute!

  2. No, it wasnt thunder you heard, but me falling of my chair! Yaayyy you're back and blogging, and with a bang I must say. Gorgeous layouts, but you o have the most cutest of models :)

  3. By the way the link bit is next to the button you click when adding in your photos in the new post section. Just highlight the word you want linked, then click link - go over to the site you want to show, copy the www bit and then come back to your blog and paste. Hope that helps

  4. It's nice to see you back blogging. The layouts are lovely