Sunday, 23 December 2007
Friday, 21 December 2007
I was up early this morning and have completed one more page also of Charlotte's Naming Day, its using Anna Griffin papers, which I absolutely love, Steve was wearing a turquoise green shirt and I have used the same colour backing papers which looks really good.
We are off out with my brother, his girlfriend and her mum for lunch today, so that should be nice, Ive not really met her mum much so will be nice to see her, she is also a crafter, but mainly card making so we have something in common.
Ive packed all Charlotte's calenders into envelopes and have just the family Xmas pressies to wrap so am going to try and get them all done today. I'm also going to try and get the ironing and washing sorted out so that there are no more bits before Xmas to do after Sunday. We shall see.
My hall carpet is covered in glitter and no matter how hard I hoover it wont disappear, Charlotte had a great time making glitter pictures though so I cant complain.
Right off to finish that page I started last night, only six more to go!!!!!
Thursday, 20 December 2007
The past few weeks have been a real blur, we've done school christmas fetes, been to London to visit Santa at Harrods (I'll add my scrapping page later!) shopped till we have dropped and now its scrapbook city time. Ive done Mother in Laws album and she has had that and lived it (we had an early xmas at the beginning of december which is her final visit for this year) when she opened it and was delighted. Later in the day, all the family arrived and she was nervously watching as it was passed from person to person to look at saying 'I think we should put it away, we wouldnt want to ruin it!' Bless her, at least it made her smile and she couldnt wait to get home and show it off.
My Nan's mini pocket book is made, I used the good old Brenda Pinnick pocket page album and was really pleased with the results. So now its time for my parents album which is proving a little harder than I thought that it would! Ive only done 4 out of 20 pages and I am pleased with the results so far, but quickly counting that there are only 4 more making days to xmas Im a bit worried that I have taken on more than I can chew!!! However I will get it done, by hook or by crook!
So thats pretty much whats been going on in the last few weeks. Off to scrap some more pages. Ive added lots to my docrafts gallery over the past few days including xmas card - I havent sent one shop bought card this year, Im sooooo proud of myself and even have a few left ready for next year!!!
Monday, 5 November 2007
Saturday, 27 October 2007
2. All My family, without my family things wouldnt be the same there wouldnt be anyone to share all the little joys with, like the box of cereal Charley tipped on the floor, or the tears we shared at Nans funeral, or the family christmases spent fighting at the dinner table and arguing because we wanted our presents before dinner.
3. My crafting, I couldnt live without it, its so all consuming and individual.
4. Spring, I love the new life that begins, daffodils poking through the ground, bright mornings, easter egg hunts - just a beautiful time of year.
5. My car, Id be lost without it!
They are some of my favourite things that all go together to make life the magical time that it is!
(Projects from the Brenda Pinnick Kit, the first 2 are from a pocket page album which is really cute and the third is a 12x12 layout.)
I spent yesterday finishing my household chores, well ther are a few still not *quite* finished but I NEED to do something creative or I will go mad. I am going to create some Penny Black cards and ATCs today with my new stamps which is going to be so fun...I will try to take some photos but my I can't find my battery charger for my camera, those pesky little camera fairies must have borrowed it, either that or Ive just put it somewhere very safe (too safe even for me!)
After a very busy problematic week at work I finally got a day off and Charley and I have a very cheap trip into Woking to the shops. When I say cheap thats because I didnt buy anything however I needed to get a bank loan to pay for the car parking - £1.80 for two hours, what do they line these car parks with gold dust!!!
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Ive joined the world of atc's these past few weeks and am having so much fun swapping with people, because of the strike I now have 22 to post out to people, so many, will try and post a few up on here later so you can see what Im up too. I now have 28 that Ive swapped with others.
The weekend was spent at the shops and doing exciting things like housework and washing!!!! I must be mad though because at 6am this morning, where was I, in the garage doing the ironing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charley has now settled well into preschool and this morning ran in before i could even say goodbye, thank goodness! We do make sure that every time she goes in she takes something to do with the theme which does seem to make it much easier. This morning our woolly clown (which she wouldnt carry because she doesnt like it!!) went with us plus some tigers and elephants - yes its the circus this week! In return I got a huge pile of paintings and stickings, what will I do with them all!
Friday, 21 September 2007
Been ill all week so crafting has taken a back seat, not inspired by anything at all, got challenges set for me by some fellow crafters but just no inspiration to complete them, bit like my dissertation, cant be bothered!!! Not the attitude I feel.
On a good note though I did my first atc swaps this week and they have all arrived, they are fab tiny works of art and all so different. Lovely!!!!!!!
Friday, 14 September 2007
Monday, 3 September 2007
No crafting for me today but have upload a scrap page that I did over the weekend, Im quite pleased with it but not sure as its not really the sort of colourschemes I would usually use, but have a look anyway. It was the only picture that we had taken on our honeymoon in Brussels 3 years ago and certainly isnt the best picture ever, but had to scrap it anyway!
Friday, 31 August 2007
Thursday, 23 August 2007
Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Sunday, 12 August 2007
Been crafting a lot at the moment, Ive completed a few scrapbooking pages which I am really pleased with and even got my light box out yesterday and did some embossing, Im not fantastic at it but its been so long since Ive done any that I have time to get better!
We had fun yesterday splashing about in the paddling pool and just generally playing about in the garden.
I will upload my scrapbooking pictures later and you can see what I have been up too!
Monday, 6 August 2007
Made a couple of bitty babes to go into a scrapbook page of Charley, for when I eventually get round to it, she was helping Grandma with her gardening, when I say helping I mean that in the loosest sense of the word!
Sunday, 5 August 2007
Friday, 27 July 2007
This week has been great because:
- Charlie has started potty training and is doing brilliantly!
- *Steve has his op date, so hopefully that will make a huge difference!
- *I have made loads of cards
- * Ive ordered copies of all my holiday snaps so can start my holiday scrapbook soon
So all in all a good week, despite the rain.
So what have we done:
Painted our body!
Painted our clothes
Tidied up (me!)
Watched some TV
Played Fifi and the Flower Tots
Done some dressing up
Jumped on the trampoline (inbetween the rain showers!)
Played the piano
Tidied up (me!)
Tidied up (oh me again!)