Monday, 29 March 2010

British Summer Time?…Are they joking?!!…

Well, the clocks ‘sprang’ forward an hour yesterday & the day itself did in fact show promise, but today we are once again plunged into rain & low temperatures…I believe they even had snow, north of the border this morning!! I am definitely a 'fair-weather’ person at the best of times, but this year I feel  really really in need of some constant sunshine to recharge my batteries!! Hopefully it’s not too far away now!!

As we count down to Easter I am making a list of all the things I want to achieve during the two week school holiday! We will have a family day or two out, but generally the boys are just happy to chill & I find that without the school runs to fit in, I can squeeze so much more into each day. If the weather is dry, I will be out in the garden…some serious work needed out back!!! If not, I will be indoors with paint brush & pasting table in action!! Or, I may get a little of each done!!

I am looking forward to my first bit of chocolate in over a month on Easter Day, & not having to go into work as the store is closed!! Supplies are in for the boys Egg hunt & only last night Alex asked me if I’d try & get a photo of the Easter bunny, like I did with Santa!! Oh the innocence…long may it continue!!

bloomsresizeI haven’t been out & about with my camera for far too long, so that is on my agenda too…all I’m using it for lately is photographing LO’s for various challenges…..which brings me nicely to this… Shimelle’s prompt #7…Flowers. I do like flowers, especially the Prima paper ones, but I do tend to buy them to stroke & drool over, so this prompt was a good one to get them out of storage & onto a page!!29March2010 001 This photo isn’t of great quality as it’s been scanned & upsized, but I love Alex’s smile in it. He was seven months old for his first Easter & loved his ‘Milky Bar’ Egg boxes. At this point he’d never tasted chocolate, so to him, they were just new toys!! After lunch on Easter Sunday, we introduced him to the joy of white chocolate & he’s never looked back!!!! He IS his Mothers son!!

I used quite a few Prima’s on this LO & included a few die cut egg shapes too. This class really has been a stash buster, as I also used up a whole sheet of adhesive pearls & gems, along with all those flowers!! Not to mention the ‘Core-dinations’ cardstock, of which I have a whole stack & always seem to overlook!..this one was black with an emerald green core.29March2010 007 I now have my button stash at the ready for prompt #8…I will be quite sad when the class comes to an end!  I’m planning on going back over it all & doing the ‘Celebrate Life’ album…I’m loving everyone’s 12”x6” LO’s in the forum.

So…thanks for dropping by & I hope you’re all adjusting to that lost hour!!

11 comments:

debs14 said...

I bet he isn't happy to just play with the boxes nowadays! Milky Bar chocolate is just the best white chocolate. And as it is colourless, it can't possibly have any calories in it, can it? ;-)
It's a beautiful layout, and I love how you have added to the centres of the flowers.

Anna said...

Not to worry Sandi! This year we're going to have the hottest summer since 1976. Apparently! :D

Love the LO - and such a cute photo of Alex :)

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous LO...and love the way you've used the flowers....and the Easter eggs peeping out.

Jocelyn said...

Oh Sandi...this LO is SUPER....The flowers are gorgeous and I think I may just have to scraplift this one...would that be OK?????? I love how you did the flowers and I have tons of them...

Did you ask me what a peep was...if you did....It is a marshmallow chick covered in sugar and they just melt in your mouth...no chocolate...just soft gooey marshmallow and I adore biting their heads off first...OH dear..I am wicked!!!

Enjoy your Holiday and I hope the weather gets better and you can get out in that garden!!! We are rainy and cold...but due to get close to the 80's by Friday....woohoo.....a heat wave...but then that mean I have to peel off the winter clothes and put on the Spring things...and the weight that I have gained will really be yucky for this!!!

Enjoy that taste of chocolate!!! So divine!!!

Sian said...

Very cute layout! With my two, their first Easter is starting to feel like a very long time ago. You've made me want to go and look out some photos again :)

It's freezing here. We've even been told there's a chance of snow!

Anesha said...

Wonderful layout, love how you used the flowers. ANesha :)

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Love all of the flowers you used on the layout. I too will scan and resize older photos that I love.
I also wanted to say thanks for the blog compliment. Yes, life does certainly get into the way but I am going to make a much more concentrated effort to visit those who visit me :)

BTW - I always enjoy my visits to your blog :)

dottydotty said...

another fab LO love all those flowers. I have a week off over easter can't wait:)

HappyMomOf2 said...

What a BEAUTIFUL layout, Sandi. I just love all of those flowers! And, I love Lionel Ritchie, too! :)

Hugs,
Heather

Denise said...

Gorgeous layout Sandi,it really has been a stash buster that's for sure.I love what you've done with the flowers,gorgeous x Oh and fab music selection :-)

humel said...

I've so enjoyed catching up with your blog :-) No time to comment on every post but I just had to respond to the gorgeous mass of flowers on the layout in this one! All the layouts are just lovely though xx