Tuesday, 16 November 2010

S.W.U 39

I'm definitely on a role now, posting my challenge LO's 2 days running!!

This LO is of 2 of my dear friends, we met in Brighton in 1979 when our children were born, and have been friends ever since. Although we live some miles apart we meet up each year
for a pic-nic and of course a long chat.

Thank you for looking

Sunday, 14 November 2010

S.W.U. Challenges

This is is the final 3 challenges to bring me up-to-date.
I think I have even managed to put them in the right order, lets see!!

This is wk 36 - Think Pink

This is Maisie in her pink baby grow she was 3 days old

This is wk 37 - Patchwork

I put faux cross stitch around the paper.

This is wk 38 - My proudest Moment

My son Ben is terrified of hospitals - 'faints' at the thought of having to go inside one,
but he was present at the birth of his baby daughter Maisie in June this year.
Well done I'm very proud of you

Thank you for looking at my LO's if you have any comments please leave them

S.W.U. Challenge

I'm finally up-to-date with the challenges, well for the time being any way!

I have had to add them to my blog in stages as there doesn't seem to be enough space to upload them all at the same time, they are also slightly out of order so be patient and keep looking!

This is wk 35 - Me in 2010

My greatest moment this year has been becoming a grandmother - Nana 'T',
this is Maisie and me in October.

This is wk 34 - The Great Outdoors

My younger sister and her family spend some time each year in Zimbabwe

This is wk 33 - My Secret
It's a secret so I can't tell you!

This is wk 32 - Magic

My son Ben was mad on 'doing' Magic, just like his Uncle Simon. One year we bought him a magic set, I made a cape and a top hat - poor rabbit, it was in and out of the top hat
so many time it wanted to disappear!

Thank you for looking, if you have any comments please leave them

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Maisie's 1st Bath

I don't usually post Lo's other than the S.W.U. challenge on my blog, but I just had to add these of my new baby grandaughter having her 1st bath. I scrap lifted the design from a magazine, I thought it was so clever. I had wanted to use the magnets I bought ages ago and had so many pictures of Maisie having her bath, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to combine the two.

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S.W.U. 31

How I feel about?
Being a 'grandparent'

Martin decide he wanted to be called 'Grumpy' - I knew I didn't want to be :-
Grandma, Granny or Nanny - so decide on Nana 'T' as a friend had become 'Nana Lyn' just before Maisie was born, and I quite liked it. But in the end babies will call you what ever they want.

Thank you for looking

S.W.U. 30

10 Things about ........... me!

It's quite difficult writing about yourself, but I realized I am different things to different people.

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Lost & Found

S.W.U challenge
Wk 29 Yes I'm still keeping up!

This picture is of my son Ben and our lovely daughter-in-law Nikki.
I found it quite difficult to find a picture to meet this challenge, but decided on these although I haven't actually lost Ben, but I have found the daughter I never had!!

Thank you for looking

Thursday, 9 September 2010

SWU 28

Traditions ~ I've tried and tried to get this picture straight, perhaps it's my camera!! I expect it is more likely the way I'm holding the camera.

I found this challenge very taxing, traditions - traditions - Christmas - no, family traditions - we have many but I haven't any photos of them, or at least none I would want to scrap. I was looking through my box of old photos when these fell out. They are of the drama group my husband and I used to belong to on the mainland. After the final performance we would have a get-together and put of a little show of our own, there was a great deal of talent in our company, people would sing, recite poems ect,. Some of the guys would dress up in the girls costumes and give their rendition of the main songs - with a difference!! My son at 13 yrs(wearing the blue dress!) enjoyed this as he was 'one of the guys', my husband is in the front row stage left. It's a bit worrying when both son and husband enjoy dressing up!!

Thank you for looking

Friday, 27 August 2010

SWU 27

Hi everyone, well believe it or not, I'm now totally up-to-date with the challenges.

This LO probably only loosely fits the challenge, which was to scrap what makes you happy along with altering your paper, if you look closely you can see I have distressed the edges of the CS, but I have torn the paper as well, which is becoming easier for me!

The LO is of my sons Joe and his girlfriend Suzie during their recent holiday in Egypt and Ben and Nikki on the day their baby Maisie was born.

Thank you for looking

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


I am now up to date with the challenges.
Week 24 Accessorize

I cheated and downloaded the shop name for the title for this weeks challenge!
This picture was taken when I was a few months old, I was wearing Dads sunglasses, I'm not sure what I'm wearing on my head.

Week 25 A Guilty Pleasure

This is MY guilty pleasure (SCRAPPING), not the actual scrapping, it's the amount I spent on my hobby

Week 26 Life's a Beach

This picture, of my sons Joe and Ben (now 29 & 31 yrs) was taken by their Grandfather on Bognor Beach

Thank you for looking


Wednesday, 18 August 2010


Hi I am catching up - I promise!

This is my lo for challenge No. 22 - 'Day's Gone By'
It's of my Mum, my Grandparents and my sister, I'm in the pushchair (very different to today's buggies). It was taken in about 1959.

Challenge Number 23 'Cherry on the Top'
This lo is of my sister Celia and I, we are sitting on the back door step, licking the cake mixture off the spatulas, we would get into a terrible mess but loved it.

Thank you for looking Teresa

Monday, 26 July 2010

I'm Nearly There!

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to upload my LO's, I had completed them, but was soooo busy at work.

This is my LO for SWU number 18.
The first time we saw our beautiful new grandaughter, she certainly has 'Girl Power' and at only 3 days old.

SWU number 19 - Your foot is so tiny in your daddies hand - Time will change this so quickly!

SWU number 20 - We met
We bonded
We scrapped
We had fun with most of the girls on the 2009 WWC retreat, Totland Bay

SWU number 21 - Where is your Soul!

Thank you for looking at my LO's - I'm nearly up to date with the challenge


Monday, 5 July 2010

SWU wk 17

I'm 'depressed' not really! we were just upset this was the only squirrel we saw on our visit to the nature reserve.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

My New Grandaughter

The ring was right! - maisie was born at 0900 this morning, 13 June weighing in at 7lb 15 oz. but I will have to wait until Thursday to meet her.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Scrap with Us number 16

'Old Wives Tales'

Hi, this is my 'old wives tale'

If you hold a ring over a pregnant women's belly you are supposed to be able to tell the sex of the baby, if the ring swings from side to side it will be a girl, and if it swings in a circle it is going to be a boy!!

This is my daughter-in-law expecting her first baby. The ring says it will be a girl - we will know shortly, it is now 6 days over due. I'm so looking forward to meeting my first G'baby.


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Once upon a time..

Hi this challenge was, challenging!! what story should I tell, how was I going to tell it? I was looking through my photos and suddenly decided on my family - 'The Woolven Family' and here they are.

Thank you for looking. Now bring on next weeks challenge, I'm getting into this.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Scrap with us number 14

Hi this is my SWU picture, 'Straight and Narrow, using ribbons' I can't believe we are already at number 14 and I'm still involved, I must be enjoying it!!

This photo was taken during our holiday in Portugal last November, it is of the water fountain outside Cliff Richards vineyard.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Scrap with You number 13

I started off being worried by this challenge, but knew which photo I wanted to use. The challenge photo gave me the inspiration to use these spring colours.

Scrap with You number 12

This challenge was great, there is a secret envelope with a tab and my journalling. This picture is of Ben (with fair hair) and his cousins on one of their sleep overs.

Scrap with You number 11

I found this weeks challenge very troublesome, I have problems tearing paper!!