29 November, 2011

last minute

whipped this up in 20 mins for nov 15 stuck sketch!

28 November, 2011

This week's theme is


Last week was Animals

And the first week was Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

I got the idea of a themed play area from Katie Toland (check out her fantastic photography at

Each week I collect everything to do with the theme. Toys, books, DVDs, activity books etc and set it up in the play area. The kids love it. They aren't bored, not sitting in front of the tv, in fact they play for longer and bc there's stuff for all ages and both sexes everyone is happy.

This week was Isobel's choice. Next week will be in the kitchen. Other themes will be babies, fairies, outside.

I normally rotate toys, when I remember but this forces me to do it. All our stuff is stored in our study atm whilst our unit was being built and painted so this has forced me to sort more of it each week. I know Katie sets hers up for a fortnight, mine must have a shorter attention span, they only want it for a week.

How do you keep your toys fresh? Theme?

Have a great day....Mal

21 November, 2011

I've caught the bug

yay! back scrapping...5 layouts in 4 days!

can only show you 3...
The first 3 are using the fantastic AUTHENTIQUE KIT from Scrapbooking from Scratch...I seriously think this is my all time fav kit!!! Boy or Girl, young or old...it's unreal!

look at this

for KRAFT IT UP November...

I loved it until I did the string border...but was trying to do something different with the journalling...different for me...it's missing something but I don't know what...maybe some ink splatters...

Show Us Your Stuff - 1st Challenge - sketch - loving printing my instagram and photobooth pics at home at the moment...

using a MASSIVE lollipop from Charm's Creations...plus some extras from Purple Pumpkin

and the Second challenge at Show Us Your Stuff - using a quote

and a sneak of my sample for Beyond the Door for December
plus I have done my sketch sample for SFS for December....

well scrap stuff is still on the dining table, packed up but still there...but am pretty tired...big day today and just got faster modem today so might watch a movie on new tv.