Recovery from a holiday weekend

We have had a wonderful Easter holiday weekend with two of our children and their families visiting. Craig and his wife Ellen arrived on Thursday evening after a five hour drive home. Luckily for them both there was room for them both to stay with Ellens’ parents Dot and Derek as there was no more space at our house. We had our daughter Lyndsey, her husband Gary, Amy and baby Daisy staying with us. It was the first time they had brought Daisy up to Hartlepool so the great grandparents could see and have a cuddle of her. Daisy was a dream to have as she is now nine weeks old and just starting to have a personality and giggles! Although our cats were terrified of her when she first came to stay! Harvey didn’t like it when Daisy cried; but he is a true ‘scaredy cat’!

Well we were just about to relax after a hectic weekend of socialising and drinking (a little too much!) when our cat Pixie took ill again. She has been suffering from a form of brain injury and has been on medication for months. We have just weaned her off the steroids and then today she took a turn for the worse. Her head was almost twisted back behind her and her balance was very poor. Then about 6pm she had a kind of fit and couldn’t stand up and vomited. I called the vet and luckily he arranged to go straight to the surgery. (apart from the additional cost of an emergency call out for a statutory holiday!) After a thorough examination and three injections I brought her home, and she seems a little better. I have to take her back again in the morning for a check up. I might means she is on medication for life to keep her at an optimal level of a disabled but happy cat.

I created the layout of Daisy using a template challenge from the pickleberrypop forum and used the New Live Dreams baby kit (from which is beautiful.


I have just got this lovely kit from Silly Beans Scraps ( and just how versatile is this little kit!
I loved the retro feel which was suitable for the old photo of my two nieces, Julie and Donna when they were children in the 70’s and still look good for a modern photo of my tow cats cuddling up. I just adore the glitter papers in here!

I love Templates!

How easy is it to scrapbook with templates? I downloaded these templates from forums as a challenge.
The first one og the cat Tabitha used the template from K-Joi studios and the one with my daughter Michelle used the template from the pickleberrypop forum.
I used the Live Love Laugh kit from designs by Angel for both of these, two very diffrent looks from one kit

Easter is round the corner

Are you making Easter cards this year? Are you a digital scrapbooker? I have last years Easter kit which includes felt chick, bunny and lamb available FREE if you would like it. There is also matching backround paper available free as well.
Claim your freebies HERE but remember this hasn;t been updated from last years Easter kit if you have already claimed it.

New Kit for April

Designs by Angel has launched a new kit today to celebrate Autism Awareness month. As I am on the design team I got a sneak preview and the opportunity to play. The riot of bright colours and diverse elements make this kit highly useable. Two full aphas make titles easy.

The first layout is of my eldest granddaughter Amyleigh who now wants to be know as just Amy. The second brag book page is of a friend Nic on our night out to a casino. Two very different looks from one kit.
You can get the kit on special HERE at