Sunday, 31 July 2011

Bring on the trumpets!

Last Tuesday we headed up to school for the evening to watch the summer concert. It was, as usual, a very civilised affair with everyone taking wine and nibbles to munch on while we enjoyed the show. The choir sang, their were solos and duets and then the orchestra played a few numbers.

This is Josh looking smart in his choir shirt and tie...

And singing his heart out...

And some photos of the boy and his trumpet below :) On the night and also playing at the Summer Fair the weekend before.

Today is the first proper day of the school holidays for us. Alex broke up a week ago but Josh broke up this Friday and I finished work for a few days too.

Hope you enjoy your August whatever you are up to!


Sunday, 10 July 2011

UKS weekly challenge

Managed to find some time to fit in a bit of scrapping inbetween all the over time, running around after the kids and birthday celebrations (more on that in another post).

The challenge over on UKS this week was to use one photo, use circles, doodle and use brads. Had a delivery from photobox lasdt week and in it was this photo of Alex from 8 years ago. Used March's Sarahs Cards Kit - October Afternoon, Modern Homemaker.


Monday, 4 July 2011

M is for Machine stitching

The June challenge over on the Scrapology blog was to use the sketch below and to add machine stitiching as part of the layout. I used another old Sarahs Cards Kit (yes, yet another!) and some photos from our holiday in Northumbria in 2008. The Treehouse at Alnwick was amazing and we had a lovely lunch before visiting the gardens. I have machine stitched around the photo, along the borders and stitched a swirl on the round photo mat.

This challenge finishes tomorrow but you could play along with July's challenge here.