Monday, 26 September 2011

{Almost 1)

I can't believe how fast the last year has gone. This time 1 year ago I was almost 40 weeks pregnant and sooo ready to meet my little baby. Now, that precious newborn is a toddling, smiling, clapping, laughing little boy with so much personality. He has grown so fast! He will turn one in two weeks - wow!

I only started doing the 'official' monthly photos at 3 months, but I have photos from the right days of the previous months, so here is his first year....

The day he was born - 10/10/10 at 10.27pm

1 month old, starting to smile

2 months old, looking more grown up

3 months old, starting to get cheeky!

4 months old, loving tummy time

5 months old, learning to sit

6 months old, teething!

7 months old, getting harder to photograph since he won't keep still!

8 months old, won't leave the props alone!

9 months old, being taught naughty tricks by Grandad!

10 months old, refusing to look at the camera!

11 months old, walking!

I have plans for the one year photo which involve lots of ballons! We shall see how well that comes off - he might not want to cooperate with me!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

{Sarah's Cards - August kit}

I have my thrid and final page from the August kit to share with you today, and I saved my favourite until last!
This photo was taken on my birthday this year and I just love it.  The chipboard from Bella Blvd had loads of cute word pieces that fitted in really well with my page - I wanted to use as many as I could so I lined them up down the side of my photo on top of a pice of paper cut out with a template and pierced along the edge. The background paper was created by first misting and then embossing (in white) a design stamped randomly over the page.

Friday, 16 September 2011

{Sarah's Cards - August kit}

My second page for the August kit from Sarah's Cards uses three photos from our honeymoon - I think we literally lived on cocktails out in Hawaii - not difficult since there are so many to try, and some are like a meal in themselves! They all came with pineapple, so we managed to kid ourselves that because we were having fruit, they weren't too unhealthy lol! 

The sheet I've used for the background went perfectly, but felt a bit flat so I added dabs of red paint to the red circles using the end of a pencil (the rubber tip is excellent for this!). The kit also included some gorgeous chipboard, which I layered up with stickers on this page.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

{Sarah's Cards - August Kit}

I apologise for my lengthly absence from this little blog, there's no particular reason I haven't been updating, just the usual excuses of life being too busy etc etc!

The August kits are now well and truely with subscribers, so it's time to share the pages I made this time around. The kit features the gorgeously summery 'Hometown Summer' range from Pink Paislee.
This page I've been waiting to make for a while, but obviously I had to wait until Benjamin turned 9 months old to get the photo. This is him at '9 months in' and '9 months out'! I loved using pictures together on a page that weren't originally taken together. I don't do it very often because I store my photos by date, but I'm going to make a conscious effort to do so, because it really can help to tell the story!