Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 11 - December Daily Album & latest Sketches in Thyme challenge!!

The latest sketch is up at Sketches in Thyme, and it's a fun one that can be used for an every day layout or a Christmas one as I have done. I was quite flexible with the sketch this week because I wanted to adapt it to one of my December Daily pages!!

Here is my page:

This is another photo of my sis Lauren,Geoff and the boys, and the smaller photo is hubby and his new toy!!

Here is the sketch I based my page on:

Check out the Sketches in Thyme blog for all the details of this challenge as well as the others running for the month of December, we can't wait to see what you come up with.

It's a public holiday here in South Africa today, so to my South African readers, have a fab day off!!! :)

P.S. I am having a problem linking my text to the Sketches in Thyme blog (blogger problems again!!!!), please, if you do not have the address for the blog just Google it! Thanks :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 10 - December Daily Album

My sister Lauren and her fiance Geoff came to visit for the weekend, it was lovely to spend time with them. My boys are quite lacking in strong male figures in our family so they were instantly drawn to Geoff, we are all looking forward to him officially becoming a member of our family in February!!

We have had a wonderful 1st day of our holiday today, it has been lovely weather so we spent the morning by the pool. This afternoon we have just chilled. I am off to make a cup of tea, grab my knitting and go and watch SA play some cricket. I will be back tomorrow with the latest "Sketches in Thyme" sketch, see you then!! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Challenge #16 - Christmas cards and projects

Hello all. So sorry I am late with getting this post up. Hubby and I closed our business for our annual holiday, so I had loads of stuff to finish up with before we could close!!

So as my title would indicate, the latest challenge at Crafting for All Seasons is Christmas cards and projects, here is what I came up with for this fun challenge!!

Isn't this image too cute!!! It makes me really want a cup of cocoa, pity its so hot here in South Africa. I dream of experiencing a cold snowy Christmas one day!! Anyway, this image is called "Christmas Cocoa" and is by Meljen Designs who is one of the lovely sponsors for this challenge, check out all the details on the Crafting for All Seasons Challenge Blog. The sentiment stamp is by AnnaBelle Stamps.

We can't wait to see all your lovely Christmasy creations!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 9 - December Daily Album

Words cannot express how proud I am of our middle son Bryce, he has had an amazing year, and I am so happy for him that his hard work has paid off, on the sporting field and academically!! Love you my special boy!!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 8 - December Daily Album

My sweet sweet Jamie!!

Happy Monday to you!! :)

Day 7 - December Daily Album

Having had visitors this weekend, I have gotten a bit behind with my December Daily Album. I have still been taking photos, but I need to catch up on putting my pages together and posting them here. Guess what I am doing this afternoon!!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

I knit a hat for me!!!

Hello. I am writing this from a wet and cold Dundee. It's a pleasant change from the 35 Degrees Celcius weather we had on Wednesday. The boys broke up for their December holiday yesterday, and I am so happy about it. A month of chillaxing!!

So anyway, I wanted to share with you a knitted item that I finished about half an hour ago. I got my son Caide to take some photos for me!

The pattern is called Nantes Hat and is from the latest copy of Interweave Knits. I have been wanting to knit myself a hat for the longest time, and when I saw this in the mag I knew I wanted to knit it. It's full of lovely cables (which I love to knit!). I knit it with Sublime Cashmere Merino and used one and a half 50g balls.

I am linking this post to my friend Linda's Creative Friday which she hosts every Friday. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. My sister Lauren is coming to visit. I hope to do lots of knitting and chatting with her, she is the only other member of my family that knits!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 6 - December Daily Album

Caide and Bryce had their fun gala today, as you can gather, they had a ball!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 5 - December Daily Album

After seeing a number of ladies mention that they have a collection of books that they read to their kids in December, I decided to start collecting a few for my boys too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I really do appreciate those that time to comment, it really does make my day :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 4 - December Daily Album

We all put up the Christmas tree and decorations on Sunday!!

A lot of the product I used was bought from the Scrapbook Studio, check out their website HERE, they give great service!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 3 - December Daily Album

We went down to Pietermaritzburg to get my Christmas present (which I am sooooooo excited about!!), and finish the last of our shopping. It was a lovely day out!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 2 - December Daily Album

Here is Day 2!! My 4 year old son Jamie had his fun gala and he also got his 10m badge, so proud of him!!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 1 - December Daily Album

Here is my first page!!

If you have any questions about product used, please feel free to ask!! :)