My birthday & ……… I finally did it !!!!!

Its been a little while since I last posted here, I had a busy week last week, my birthday was on Thursday, but I had a weekend long celebration !!

It all started on my actual Birthday, unfortunately Tim was at work, the first time since we have been together that we have spent a birthday apart!! It just made sense for him to take the Friday off work so we could have a long weekend together.

So back to Thursday, Ty woke up and came running into my room to wish me a “happy Birthday Mummy” his smile was from ear to ear, bless him, hugging close to him, so he didnt drop anything, was my card and presents, He made me open my card first and showed me how he had signed his name himself, and told me there were, 1,2,3,4,5 kisses becuase he loved me lots !!!

He had bought me a lovely black scarf and a Minnie Mouse mug!!! I love mugs, every birthday and christmas, mothers day or anything inbetween, I want a new one LOL. This one was perfect as we are going to Euro Disney in February !!

I took Ty to school as usual, then headed to my Mum & Dads house, they treated me to hobbycraft gift vouchers, so next thing on the agenda was heading into Romford LOL. Mum and I had some retail therapy time, Mum bought me a wonderful new winter coat, and we found a lovely chunky knit 3/4 sleeve cardi for her, after all it was her Happy “giving birth” day!!

In Hobby craft I loaded up on goodies to start my Art Journal supply, amongst other things I bought a fab journal, with a canvas board cover, so I can personalise it !! Arcrylic and watercolour paints, brushes, and a heat tool.

After shopping was done we headed to a wonderful new restaurant that has opened, called Braza, its a brazillian steak house, where they come to your table and carve the meat right there in front of you, at lunchtime there is about 5/7 different meats, we had steak, chicked, pork loin to name but a few.

It was divine !! we both ate till we nearly popped LOL

My Sister-in-law popped in with a box of Thorntons Chocolates in the afternoon, which was a wonderful suprise xx

Thursday night I spent with Tim and ty indoors, there is not much you can do on a school night, and I didnt want Ty falling asleep in class the next day.

Friday me and Tim got our day together, Ty was at school so we headed out for lunch, and some more shopping LOL, I got some other bits for my Art Journaling. After School we took ty to McDonalds and enjoyed a lazy evening in front of the TV.

Saturday Tim was going to take me to a carvery for a meal and to see Breaking Dawn at the cinema, however I told him all about the Brazillian place and how much I knew he would love it, I was happy to leave Breaking Dawn till another day, so while Ty had a sleepover at Nanny & DD’s we headed out for a lovely romantic meal. I had a Mojito, it was heavenly, I ended up having another too, we both had salad and rice, I got some olives and blackbeans, and around came the waiters with the meats, Rib Eye steak, Chicken breast wrapped in bacon, leg of lamb, rump steak, brazillian sausage, pork loin with parmazan cheese crust, the list goes on !!! it was again, divine, not just the food but the atmopsphere and wonderful service. I got some wonderful photos which I’ll no doubt make a scrapbook page with.

We came home and I got into the new PJ’s and slippers that Tim had got me for my birthday, as well as mugs I have a whole collection of PJ’s, I own more of those than regular clothes LOL, You can’t beat being comfy !!! We snuggled up and watched TV, opened the chocolates my Sister-in-law bought me and had a relaxing evening xx

So a wonderful 4 day celebration for my 33rd birthday with the 4 people I love most in the world !!!

Now onto the “I finally did it” part of this blog post.

Today was the 1st chance I got to start my Art Journal, Ty is at school and I got myself set up to make my first ever Art Journal page

Here it is !!!!!!!!!!!

I used acrylic paints, Sharpie marker, Correction fluid pen, bubble wrap, masking tape, torn newspaper, rubber on the end of a pencil, plastic toy and a cupcake wrapper.

I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I did creating it !!

Now its time to shoot as its almost time to pick the little man up from school xx

Thank you for stopping by my blog today xx

Wednesday: Words

I thought I would try to do a post here on my blog every Wednesday, just of some words, maybe quotes that inspire me? Some funny one liners that make me laugh? A word and its meaning ? Just words really LOL

So here is my first ever Wednesday: Words, post, in future weeks there will be no intro just the “Words”

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.

Maya Angelou

Thank you for stopping by today xx

Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs: DSD Special xx

Oh My !! Happy Dance going on over here !! Cheryl, aka Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs invited me to be on her CT yesterday !!!

I tell you, It didnt take me long to reply with a big ol’ YES !!

I love to scrap with templates, adding, taking away, spinning, flipping, resizing and all that jazz. Templates are a great base to get the mojo flowing for me when I scrap.

So today I wanted to bring you some Fiddle-Dee-Dee DSD news: You can grab these template packs at a super DSD price…………..

They are marked down from $4.50 to $1.50 ~ so with the storewide 30% off sale for DSD, you can snag each template pack for just $1.05!!!!! CRAZY Right ?!

Here are some pages I’ve made using gorgeous Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Templates

Images are linked for full credits

Both those pages were created using this awesome template pack

Here are some more packs you might like, remember there is a storewide sale of 30% at Scrap Orchard, so plenty of bargin template packs to be had xx

Why not visit the Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gallery for more inspiration ??

Thank you for joining me, Hope everyone has a wonderful DSD xxx

Litabells Designs: DSD Special xx

Just one more sleep until its offically Digital Scrapbooking Day!! I’ll be getting my scrap on all day LOL.

The fun and games with many designers have already started though !! and Litabells Designs is no exception xx

First up, I’m hosting 2 awesome giveaways over at Scrap Orchard, on behalf of Lita, and there are many more going on too.

Head over to the forum to take part in a Litabells Scavenger Hunt to be in with a chance to win $10.00 from Lita’s Store

Click the image above for more details xx

Then there is another HUGE giveaway, and you could WIN BIG

Again, just click the image above to take you to all the details xx

I’ve had a lot of fun creating with Lita’s 2 new releases for DSD, this fun packed Bundle is perfect for everyday scrapping



Now if DSD wasn’t exciting enough, Christmas is next month !! What !! LOL. So, Lita and Rachel from Captivated Visions hooked up and released this rich but shabby Christmas kit !!!


If you have already bought some of Lita’s wonderful Scrap Orchard goodies, or are heading to the store to have a little spree, you wont want to miss this fab chance to be one of 3 people to be chosen to win a Litabells kit of their choice !!!

Pene, is your host this time, just click on the ad below to take you to all the details xx

Ok, so thats all I have today for you, but head over to Lita’s Blog and facebook fan page for more information and maybe a freebie or 2 !!!



Thank you for visiting me today xxx