Jul 8, 2012

With Mirth & Laughter Let Old Wrinkles Come . . .

A quote from The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare and a perfect title for my LO!  The weekly challenge on UKS this week was set by Jen and it was a cracker. Part of the criteria to was use a Shakespeare quote and I had a ton of fun looking up loads of them. In the end it was hard to choose one but I settled for this quote as it suited my photo perfectly.


The other criteria for the challenge was to use blue and to place your photo in the centre of your page.  This photo was taken by Amy while we were up at Malin Head for our family photo shoot. Eugene and I were in a ‘sensible’ pose until he tickled me and I slipped off the rock hence the laughter. I have written the story behind the photo on the back of the layout as I didnt want to clutter up my page with journaling.

Jul 7, 2012

Miss Sookie Schnookums

Here she is the latest addition to our furry family an 8 week old Shih Tzu baby  – Miss Sookie Schnookums . She has made herself very much at home loving to snuggle and play with the cats as well as the dogs! 



This morning Sookie and Miley Moonbeam had a game of pingpong kitty/puppy style . . .   it went on for ages but my battery died so I only got a clip . . . they are so cute playing together!

Something tells me this blog and my scrapbook layouts could be featuring quite a lot of Miss Sookie over the next few days and weeks!

Jul 4, 2012

Scrap-A-Sketch Time!

Its Scrap-A-Sketch time again already ?  Crikey June really did come and go in a flash. A very non-productive month crafty-wise but I seem to have been busy with loads of other stuff which is probably why the time has flown by.

Joe had a Science Summer School event to attend down at NUI Galway so while we were down there we took the opportunity to visit The Cliffs of Moher. The scenery down there is stunning but unfortunately the weather was awful!  The rain was unbelievable  . . .   the steps leading up to the cliffs became a gushing waterfall when we were caught under a cloud burst. Thankfully for us we had a suitcase full of dry clothes in the back of the car, not so for the many tourists who ended up running for the cover of their coaches only to be faced with sitting it out is sopping wet clothes! 

In a brief moment of calm I did manage to get a few photos of the cliffs – this being the best of the bunch

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So, onto the Scrap-A-Sketch Group for this month. It was my turn to choose the sketch and I settled on this one from Pagemaps.

Im usually ready and waiting to upload my LO on the 1st day of the month but this time round I am one of the last to get finished!  My mojo-itis has returned with a vengence . . . .   but fear not, I have a crafty weekend with some teamies from UKS coming up at the end of next week which should kick-start the mojo back into action!  Well I hope so.

This is my LO:


Keep On Truckin’


Tony aged 4yrs riding on a Big Foot Truck on the seafront in Great Yarmouth back in 2002. He looks so tiny in this picture compared to the now stocky teenager with the deep voice who is about to turn 14 at the end of the month.

So between this LO and my trip to Galway thats pretty much my entire month all wrapped up except for one other major event . . . . .  the addition of a new furbaby to my ever-growing menagerie but she will be introduced in a separate blog post!