Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Although I still have my little album on my desk, only one page further on than last week, my excuse is the heat!
 I thought this week I would show you the little book, hot off the press, that Steve has written for our Grandson´s fifth birthday,
 Its about a train made in Scotland that sits on a plinth on the seafront just down the coast, Joey is mad on trains and loved the fact that he could climb all over it, that's how the idea came about, how Joey could rescue Aguilas and take him back to Sodor Island to be with Thomas and friends,  Grandad  really enjoyed himself writing it,  adding photos from their holiday, obviously the story had to match the  photos, just wish we could be over there this year to see his face when he opens it.


 I used a Digi kit called Little Steamies from Sweet
 Shoppe for the front cover.

I´ve  also laminated all the pages and front and back
 covers to protect it from baby brothers fingers.

 Its a bit amateurish but we are quite please with it for our first attempt, apparently there is to be a Christmas Edition!!

Thanks for taking time to visit, happy WOYWW!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I cant believe how long ago I last posted, just before our Christmas trip to meet our new Grandson, since then we had their visit over here, Charlie´s Christening in a very sunny Wales!!, our son of 41 got engaged in April, all romantic in Paris and we had a lovely trip to Poland to meet our future DIL´s  family.

So on my work desk I have a mini album, I´m making it for Charlie´s first birthday,  I can hear you all crying, what already, I know I´m getting in front of myself  as its not until November but I have had so many special birthdays this year and still a few to make so I thought I would cut it out and make a start. Its multi folding album with loads of pages that fold out.

I´m not doing the months in order so this is May when they came over for a visit, I have just put bits out to see how it looks at the moment, its hard to pick the photos as I have folders full so I´m probably in danger of doing too many and too small so that may change, .I´m  also trying to use some of the vast amounts of card in my blue drawer, its on my table but that's as far as I´ve got!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all next week, looking forward to seeing what everyone else is up to this week.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

ABC Mnochromatic Challenge

 This is a first for me joining this challenge, luckily I´d just finished this card for the Christmas card Challenge over on Splitcoasters.
The papers are from years back so I decided to give them another airing, the tree is made up from small scalloped squares, folded and layered.