Saturday, May 29, 2010

'Brothers amd Sisters' Scrapbooking Class

Another fun day out at Le Cheile today. I designed this colourful layout using My Mind's Eye 'So Sophie' papers. I used a great quote from Marcelene Cox;
'Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet;
there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires...'

Don't we all have one of those in our family??? Maybe we are the one?? hehe!

If you like the kit which includes a number of double sided sheets, cardstock, journal tag, title tag, blossoms brads and vintage lace, you can order it here ;-)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sneaky Peaks..May class 'Brothers and Sisters'

I'm looking forward to our last class in Le Cheile for the Summer months which is happening next Saturday 2-5pm. This weekend we will be using the lovely new papers 'So Sophie' from My Minds Eye. Here's just a couple of sneak peaks of what we will be making....some spaces available if you'd like to join in...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

I Won!!

Just found out tonight that I won a Fiskaratte's sketch competition which ran over the past few weeks. I'm really happy as there were lots of great entries.My prize is a year's subscription to a craft magazine of my choice - brilliant!! Here's my layout of Lucy last year in Venice - love those venetian mask shops as every mask looks so different;

Check out for some generous competitions and some great inspiration!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Belfast Marathon

Just home from Belfast where himself did us proud yesterday when he ran his second marathon in 3 hrs and 25 mins. He took ten minutes off his time last Oct at the Dublin marathon. This is him at 21 miles and he was basically smiling as he ran by us ;-)

After the marathon we went back to the hotel for lunch and met these two fantastic women. Catherine (Kay) O'Regan is the lady to the left - she's 75 years of age and just ran her 97th marathon yesterday. What's amazing about her is that she took up marathon running at 49 and had a personal best time at 3hrs 15mins when she was 58. She has a busy marathon schedule this year and hopes to clock up marathon no 100 by October. I am flabbergasted by this woman's achievements. You can read all about her here. The other lady Mary Chapman is also a fantastic athlete as she ran the marathon yesterday in Belfast but also ran the ULTRA marathon in Connemara 3 weeks ago which is 39 miles!!! I feel like donning my trainers now to get out there and run...What a privilege to meet these ladies ;-)