Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pink Cowgirl Hat


Credits: Layered template (Stand Out Templates Volume 2) by Meagan's Creations and XOXO by Jen C Designs. Font is Type Right! Type Right!
Journalling reads: Leia's current obsessions are all Disney related, Sofia The First and Doc McStuffins, but most of all Sheriff Callie. While the program itself is cute, we can't really understand what is so fascinating about it, that she needs to watch it over and over again. There is a a little kitty called Callie, who is the Sheriff of a town called Nice and Friendly Corners. She wears a pink cowgirl hat and boots, a noodle lasso and rides a really fast blue horse called Sparky. She has a deputy called Peck who is a woodpecker that rides a donkey called Clementine. The deputy's best friend is called Toby and he is a cactus. The whole thing is about the day to day adventures off the animals that live in Nice and Friendly Corners. Her job is to keep the town safe, sort out everyone's problems and rescue them all when things go wrong. For some reason, even though the programme seems to be popular, Disney haven't really released any official merchandise that we have found yet. When Lukas went shopping for Christmas presents we were lucky to find a pink cowgirl set complete with sheriff badge, mask, pink guns and a little holster. We also picked Logan up a little cowboy set with guns. But what she really wanted was a cowgirl hat, since Logan has a brown one, lucky enough I found this odd one in the pound shop. It had a really tacky plastic tiara attached to the front, the string to hold it on was missing and it's too big for her, but the minute she saw it she squealed and insisted on putting it straight on. It's hard to find the words to describe how strange it is to be shopping with a little madam in a pink cowgirl hat and rain gear, when it's freezing cold and windy and everyone is staring as she stomps along beside me. I tried really hard to convince her to take it off and put it under the pushchair, so it wouldn't end up blowing off into the road or landing in a puddle but that just caused an epic meltdown. Since we had only gone shopping to pick up a new winter hat I tried to get her to stand still so I could take a photo to show Daddy on Facebook with the caption " When we told Daddy we were going to buy a new hat I don't think this is what he had in mind Leia". As you can see she was not impressed with the idea of sitting still for photos, and if looks could talk that one would clearly say "oh hurry up and get on with it" She just wanted to go to school and show Logan her pretty hat.

Cute Little Elf


Credits: Layered template (Template Genius Volume 1), Merry Christmas Masks and December Daily 2014 Collection all by Mad Genius Designs.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Victorian Day


Credits: Layered template (Accomplished, Template 3) by Little Bit Shoppe Designs, Daily Life Journal Card 42 by Scrapping With Liz, CU Wood Veneer Toolkit by Chelle's Creations and Refocus by Jen C Designs. Font is The Sketchy Serif Medium by Heather Joyce. 

Journalling reads: Logan was learning about Victorian Christmas traditions at school,  they did lots of fun activities including a trip to a museum and holding a Victorian Christmas Fayre and Victorian Day at school. Unfortunately, Victorian Day was one of those, find out he needs a costume the night before and desperately try to pull something together affairs. Luckily he had a really set with a shirt, waistcoat and trousers set we had bought for him to wear to a wedding. He had a great day, spending the whole day role playing as a Victorian school child. Unfortunately the only photos I got were these two, taken after school when he was messy and fidgety, while we were trying to organise setting up the Secret Room.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fresh Start


Credits: Layered template (January 2015, Template 2) by Simple Scrapper, Make It Count Mask by Kim Brodelet, My Story January 2015 & Doily from Christmas Time both by Jen C Designs. Font is Promesh Regular.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Christmas Top Ten


Credits: Layered template (January Template Challenge) by Cornelia Designs, Christmas Tree Templates by Scrapping With Liz and My Story December 14 by Jen C Designs. Fonts are The Sketchy Serif Medium by Heather Joyce, Castro Regular and Track Regular.

Journalling reads: It’s always fun to see how the kids react to their Christmas gifts, how sometimes the silly stuff gets more of a reaction than the expensive stuff these were Lukas’s top ten.

A Christmas Miracle


Credits: Layered template (In The Middle, Template 4) and My Story December 2014 both by Jen C Designs.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

So Very You


Credits: Layered templates (Paint Lover, Template 1 and Template Builders) and My Story November 13 (slightly recoloured) all by Jen C Designs, 4x4 Photo Templates by Lili Niclass and Laced Up Actions and Stylin 133 Vellum and Washi both by Mommyish Designs. Font is The Wolff Medium.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Grotto Art


Credits: Layered template (Pot Pourri Volume 2, Template 2) and My Story October 2013 both by Jen C Designs and Stitch Work 2 by Micheline Martin. Font is The Wolff Medium by Heather Joyce.
Journalling reads: No-one can deny that Harrods always go a step further than most when it comes to their Christmas Grotto. While the staff dressed in costumes and singing Christmas carols while the kids wait is a great start to the visit, it’s always the decorations that fascinate the kids most. This year the thing that excited them the most was these paintings, “Mum, look it’s that car from our book flying over the shop and a soldier like Windsor”.

Elf Igloo


Credits: Layered template (Pot Pourri Volume 1, Template 1) and Mischief Maker both by Jen C Designs and Date Bits Templates 1 by Misty Cato. Font is The Wolff Medium by Heather Joyce.
Journalling reads: We thought it might be fun to make a place for Candy Cane to live while he was visiting. Logan had a great time decorating the “igloo” with stickers, stamps, felt tips, pieces of cut up paper, washi tape and my wooden shapes.

Harrods 2013


Credits: Layered template (Pot Pourri Volume 3, Template 4) and All I Want For Christmas both by Jen C Designs.

Snow In The Back Garden

Credits: Layered template (Jumbo Photo, Volume 5 Template 2) and Ice Princess both by Jen C Designs. Font is Telegraphem.

The Snow Factory

Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers Volume 12, Template 4) and Ice Princess by Jen C Designs. Font is The Wolff Medium by Heather Joyce.
Journalling reads: Sometimes the best family activities are the spur of the moment ones. We had seen all of the posters around that were advertising the Snow Factory, but none of us were really sure exactly what it would involve. Since we were in the city centre shopping anyway, around one of the evening performances, we thought we may as well check it out. We got there early and found a seat on the bench, there was Christmas music playing and we were able to enjoy hot sausage rolls and take some family photos by the Christmas tree. It ended up being a short animated film projected on to the walls of the Oxford Castle. Ending with a real snowstorm. It’s strange but this ended up being one of our favourite December activities as a family.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Do You Want To Build A Snowman

Credits: Layered template (Memory Makers, Volume 13, Template 3) and Ice Princess both by Jen C Designs. Font is Champagne & Limousines Bold.
Journalling reads: Logan was nearly 3.5 when he first got to see snow. It was kind of awesome because he was just old enough to enjoy it without worrying about the cold. All he really wanted to do was build a snowman. Luckily there was plenty of snow in thegarden to make a little snowman. They started off by making 2 large snowballs, with the help of Daddy and a plastic tray. Then for some reason they decided it needed a golf club as arms and a great big black bucket as a hat, and they refused to give it a face. They all had a lovely time and were very sad to see he had melted away the next day, oh well the snow was lots of fun while it lasted.