Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!!

It's no good, I can't make it to midnight....been up since 3.30am and now my bed is begging me to climb into it! So I just wanted to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year....may it be filled with love,laughter, good health and as much happiness as you can handle....and everything that you could hope for.

I cannot WAIT to see the back end of 2012....its not been a good year for more than one reason and I really want to shake it off and start again...I know its been the same for some of my friends out there too.....sooooo.........bugger off 2012, move over and let a brand new year in and lets hope its a good one!!!

Lots of love to you......Anita xxxxxx

Saturday, 29 December 2012

One of a Kind....Linda's class

This was Linda's gorgeous class from the Autumn weekend crop at Cardinal Colours. You can see her lovely original layout and post here
We used beautiful papers from the My Minds Eye 'Sweetest Thing'- Bluebell Collection

 I just added a few little odd bits and bobs to finish it off. The photo is the last one I ever took of my darling Daddy, 2 days before he passed away :(. He was sat in the armchair trying to draw a bird bless him....he had always loved drawing and painting birds.
Although the layout looks a bit wonky, I promise you it IS straight in real life....HONEST!!

I really enjoyed making this page, even though it was really hard to scrap my Daddy...I miss him so very much :(.
Thank you Linda for a wonderful class page, its a beautiful design xx

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Best Friends.....Lynn's Class Page

This is the beautiful class taught by my lovely and mega talented friend Lynn at Cardinal Colours Autumn Crop Weekend. You can see her original page and her super close ups of the beautiful details here

Although I didn't get to do my page until very recently I really enjoyed creating it. Lynn had given us all a very detailed set of instructions which were easy to follow and it helped me so much with my total lack of mojo!
The photo is of my best friend Sue and I taken at Drusillas a couple of summers ago.

I just loved the folded back corner with the flowers and doily, such a pretty touch.

And I loved Lynn's idea to make the trail of flowers down the fountain and to use Glossy accents to create the effect of water trickling down.

Thank you Lynn for a wonderful class and a totally inspirational page xxx

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Remembering a special Daddy, miss you so much...

especially you delivering our gammon sarnies for Christmas breakfast!
I made them this morning but they didn't taste the same  :(

Thinking of you this Christmas and how nothing's quite the same,
because there's only heartache now when someone speaks your name.

And sadly, no nice gifts for you, just silent tears that fall,
for our first Christmas time without you is the hardest time of all.

Because the pain of losing you just seems to linger still,
and since you left, there's been a space, that no one else can fill.
There’s an unbroken thread that is woven from love.
 And it keeps us, as a family,  always together.

Merry Christmas Daddy xxxxxx            1939 - 2012

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Gosh I feel like a stranger here!  Its been such a long time....I hope to come back and start posting again ( not sure if anyone will read it or not lol). I just wanted to wish anyone who does have a little peek, a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year....I hope that 2013 holds lots of love, laughter and happiness for you and your families.....good health and good luck and lots and lots of special memories.
Personally I will be very glad to see the back of 2012, its not been kind to our family( I know we are not the only ones) and I will openly admit that I am still struggling to come to terms with certain things ( but this is NOT going to be a maudling post!!).....SOOOOOO....onwards and upwards and roll on 2013!!!

My lovely girlies put a huge smile on my face last thursday....they scuttled off upstairs and disappeared clutching my glue gun and a Sainburys carrier sharp knives!!! This is the very own Brussel sprout tree ( even the star is made from sliced sprout lol).

On Saturday late afternoon we popped down to The Crumbles in Eastbourne.....and bumped into a few odd are Lauren and Jack with Bobafett! I have to say I did love the gorgeous distressed effect he had acheieved on his uniform....Tim Holtz would have been so proud!!!

Dale was most impressed to meet Iron Man.....although he expected him to be bigger lol)

And then we strolled over to see the Coca Cola Holidays Lorry ( which is the reason we went to visit in the first place) The weather was horrid unfortunately, high winds and lots of rain and my pics are not very good sadly. It was lovely to see though and proved to be a real crowd puller despite the weather.

Loved the number plate!

And last night we all bundled into the car and drove out to a teeny village called WestField (not far from Hastings) to see the lights. As you drive through the village lots of the houses have put on a super light display and they are collecting for St Micheals Hospice ( such a great cause), in the last 6 years they have raised £23,000 from visitors to the lights...and although my photos dont show anything much, it truly is beautiful and was def worth the drive out...... it really made us feel ready for Christmas and was a true delight to see the faces of little ones that were visiting too with their families....they thought it quite magical.

4 or 5 of the 20 or so houses that were all decorated up!

Couldn't resist a little pic opportunity before heading home!

So, the gammon is in the slow cooker( cooking the turkey tomorrow), the fridge is full, I have *nearly* finished all the wrapping up and everyone is waiting to open their Christmas Eve pressies ( a little tradition we have lol) are your plans going?

Anyway, I hope you all have a very special day tomorrow, wherever you are and whoever you are with and that your day is filled with love, laughter....and of course copious amounts of sprouts!

Merry Christmas.....Love Anita xxxxx