Thursday, December 20, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 20

Zoe has a party at school today and we had to take food in for it. When I opened the fridge this morning, this is how we found Alfie...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 19

Alfie has got bored playing with Zoe's presents and has decided to find a new play mate. Not sure Bert will really want to play with him.

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 18

It was Zoe's birthday and Alfie had set all her presents out and was riding her new bike!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 17

Wow what an exhausting weekend!
We woke this morning to find Alfie wearing Zoe's new party dress that she will wear to school on Thursday for their Christmas party. It suits him, don't you think?

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 16

Zoe's birthday party was a great success and she won the go-karting competition and received a trophy, medal and a certificate. She had a good bounty of presents to from her friends. We got back late and I left all the presents in a black bag in the kitchen. However when we got up, Alfie had got them all out and piled them on the kitchen table and was sat on top holding Zoe's medal.

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 15

It was Zoe's birthday party on the Saturday and I spent Friday evening doing the party bags. In the morning we found Alfie having a rustle through the bags. Good job we saw him, otherwise he may have been given another little child in their party bag.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 14

We managed to put the tree up last night and Alfie found his girlfriend from last year. Poor thing had been packed away in a cold loft. Alfie decided to warm her up by cuddling up with her at the top of the tree!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 13

Ali from work leant me the Elf DVD to watch with Zoe, but it seems Alfie couldn't wait until the weekend and tried to put into the DVD player himself. Trouble is he can only reach the Sky box!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf Day 12

This morning we found Alfie tucking into Zoe's lunch box. He had eaten her Hula Hoops and several coins from her advent calendar. And all she says is that he is a cheeky little monkey!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 11

Alfie is getting as impatient as I am to get the tree up. This morning we found him dangling from the loft hatch with baubles hanging off him and scattered all over the floor. He was obviously trying to get the decorations down from the loft - dropping a big hint to James!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 10

Alfie is working his way through Zoe's toys and this morning we found him playing Moshi Monsters Top Trumps with Father Christmas. I wonder who is winning?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 9

Alfie managed to carry the big box of train track down the stairs and into the lounge last night. He then built himself a little track to play on!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 8

Alfie decided that he needed to check out the chimney to see if it is ok for Father Christmas to come down on Christmas Eve. He is just abseiling back down.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 7

Alfie seems to think he is a gnome now and decided to go fishing in the fish tank. Luckily he didn't catch anything!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 6

This little fella has gone too far this time. He has been watching Zoe doing her Hama beads and decided that he would have a go too. I don't mind that at all and he has made a really cute Santa. What I am cross about is that this pot holds 9000 hama beads and it was full to the top and he has managed to scatter them everywhere! If only I could make HIM pick them all up again!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 5 update

Ali and I were bopping away doing our Zumba exercise class when Zoe spotted Alfie hiding in Ali's handbag. I have absolutely no idea how he got there - but then I suppose he is magic!!!! Luckily he didn't try out any routines!!! Zoe was totally gobsmacked to see him there!

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 5

Last night Alfie decided to become the teacher and set up a classroom for the Moshi Monsters.
They are very well behaved little monsters - all sat so nicely listening to teacher!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 4

Is it the end of December yet? This little elf is one naughty boy! He threw all the knickers and socks out of Zoe's underwear drawer!

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day 3

James and his Dad spent all of Sunday wallpapering the lounge and overnight Alfie managed to find some leftover paper and wallpapered the bedroom of Zoe's Doll's House and then snuggled down to sleep in the bed.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Alfie the Elf on the Shelf - Day Two

I can see little fella is going to be trouble this year!
It seems that he has been practising his writing skills in the last 365 days!
This is what we came down to this morning!

Alfie The Elf on the Shelf - Day One

Well the 1st December sees Alfie returning for the second year.
This morning we came downstairs to see that he had helped himself to Zoe's paintbrushes and some of the emulsion that we had been decorating with, to leave Zoe a message.

 Luckily he left his graffiti on the wall that is going to be wallpapered!

She was so excited to see him!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

UK Scrappers WC - Oct Wk 1

This week's challenge was set by the Scrappy Cats and their criteria were:

  •  use a Beatles title or feature their lyrics on your layout, 10 points
  • Use at least 4 Fab lines of journalling 10 points
  • In honour of the iconic zebra crossing on the Abbey Road album, include both Black and White (or use a B+W photo) 5 points
  • To celebrate their multi million record sales we'd like to see one or more circle(s) 5 points
I have used a Dawn Inskip template but took most of the elements away and then used one of her collaboration digi kits called Jungle Fever.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

UK Scrappers WC - Sept Wk 4

This week's challenge was set by Mini Owner and she challenged us whip up a page using these ingredients, for 5 points each ...

I have used a template by Dawn Inskip called Photo Emphasis Volume 8 and also one of her digital kits called Backyard Fun.
I used 1 patterned paper, 2 photos, 3 circles, 4 colours of cardstock, 5 words in my title,  and 6 embellishments (leaf, flower, button, photo clip, ribbon, fabric tag).

Monday, September 17, 2012

UK Scrappers WC - September Wk 3

The Bijoux Belles' Challenge for 17th September 2012 is to 

- use shades of pink for 10 points
- use scraps of patterned papers for 5 points
- add lots of bling or apply mist, ink or paint to your page for 5 points
- use the sketch for 10 points

I have used various digi elements from Dawn Inskip's kits!.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

UK Scrappers WC - Sept Week 2

This week's challenge was set by the East Kilbride Crop and Craft Group and their criteria was:
Use sketch - 10 points
Use chipboard - 5 points
Use washi tape or ribbon - 10 points
Use sewing either faux or real - 5 points

I have used various bits from various digi kits!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

UK Scrappers WC - Sept Wk 1

This week's challenge was set by The Artful Dodgers and we were challenged to used an Autumn themed photo, to use leaves and to use Autumn colours of greens, yellows and oranges.
I have used a photo of Zoe starting back at school for the Autumn term. I have used a Photo Emphasis template by Dawn Inskip and one of her digi kits called Happiness.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

UK Scrappers WC - July Wk 4

This week's challenge was set by Sarah aka StillCrafting.
She asked us to:
1. Colour combination – 10 points
2. Technique which can either be one you love to do or why not have a go at one you love when you see others use it, but have never tried yourself – 10 points
3. Item that you couldn’t live without or favourite thing to do when/if you have time off from work/chores/looking after people/etc – 10 points
I have used a Dawn Inskip template - which I love doing. I love seeing how different you make a page look by adding papers and different elements. The papers and elements are from Studio Flergs A Boys Life digi kit and the word art title is by Bethany Harty.

I cannot live without my bike!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

UK Scrappers WC - July Wk 3

This week's challenge was kindly set by Mary Buttons as she stepped in at the last minute.

She asked us to use sketch for 10pts, use photos that are far from perfect but tell a story for 10pts and to use black somewhere on your layout for the final 10pts

Sunday, July 15, 2012

UK Scrappers WC - July Wk 2

This week's challenge was set by Scatty Chick and she asked to create a layout using:
A non summer theme - 10 points
Use paint on your LO - 10 points
An odd number of photos -5 points
Use white space - 5 points

I have used Studio Flergs digi kit called Spookilicious and have scrapped some Halloween photos from last year's party. I think the rest is self explanatory!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

UK Scrappers July Wk 1

This week's challenge was set by ScribbleMonster. She asked us to:
Put your photos in the middle of your layout 10 points.
Use a shade or tone of blue 10 points.
Use a link to Shakespeare 10 points.

I googled for quotes and found "Every Inch a King". The photo is of me finishing the Macmillan Charity Bike Ride of 60 miles. I have used one of Dawn Inskip's Creation's Templates from volume 9. I have also used her Fun Fair digi kit.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bert the Bearded Dragon

We have really agonised over whether to get a Bearded Dragon and we succumbed a couple of weeks ago. He is a Florida  Orange male and about 4-5 months old. I would say he is about 10 inches long. He will reach about 22 inches when he is fully grown. He is so fab!!! These photos don't really do him justice colourwise! He is rally quite orange!
 This is Bert eating some mealworms!

 This photo shows him off a bit better!
I took this one today! Isn't he cute?

Sunday, June 24, 2012

UK Scrappers WC June Week 3

This week's challenge was set by Jules. She challenged us to:

For 10 points please use a Patterned Paper with either a delicate feel or a very strong feel
For another 10 points...Tinks is very quirky and reflect this please use a cluster of embellishments that reflect your own style.
For 5 points...Tinks' favourite colour is navy so please include blue on your LO
For 5 points...Tinks' hair is starting to go curly so please use a swirl somewhere on your page.

I have used Dawn Inskip's Fun Fair digi kit.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

BHF 66 Mile Bike Ride

Today I rode 66 miles in 4 hours 43 minutes and raised £666.20 for the British Heart Foundation. I am so chuffed with myself as I rode it an hour quicker than I thought I would. Poor James didn't have the best of Fathers Day's as he was on photography duty and was driving around trying to get some piccies.

 At the start of the day. The sun was shining and I was feeling very apprehensive as I have never taken part in a bike ride like this before.
 I met up with Andy Petty and his friend Ben!
 This is coming out of Holt just before going over the cattle grid! Don't look at my fat middle!
 Not sure where this was - bit blurry! Must have been going so fast!
 I did most of the second half of the ride with Andy and Ben, although we did lose Ben just after Witchampton!
And here is me at the end with my medal! I got really emotional as I went over the line. I was so pleased with my pace and my ride time. Two weeks is the Macmillan ride which is 60 miles.

I also thought I would post up a photo of Zoe who lost both her top front teeth on Tuesday.