Sunday, 23 December 2007

Feeling Yuck!

Am feeling really rough today, started last night with a tummy bug and has continued on into today. Didnt do very much scrapping today, but did get all the garlands up, Charley's bike built and the washing basket emptied - alls to to with that is the ironing now!!!!

We went to the local tescos this morning, and wished we hadnt, when we eventually found a space we had to battle through about a million people just to get a loaf of bread!!! The shops are only closed for one day, why do we go soooooo mad????

Ive onle page left in my mum's book to do and I almost know what I am going to do for it, just got to get around to it!!!

Well am signing off for today as Im still feeling rough so will hopefully blog tomorrow when Im feeling better!

Friday, 21 December 2007

3 Days and counting!!!

Last night I had a fab scrapping session, Charley was in bed by 7pm and Steve was out with his work mates. I managed to get six pages completed of my mums scrapbook and another complete to the title which I am just hand cutting now.

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

Four more crafting days to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only four more days to go till my mum's book needs finishing, OMG!!!! Ive still got 15 pages to go, were do I start, perhaps I shouldnt be on here!!!

Went for a very nice lunch with the girly's from work, at the local chinese as our christmas meal. Really enjoyed it actually and off out for lunch again tomorrow with my brothers girlfriend. This has to be the most Ive been out in a week for a long time, who cares Im enjoying myself!!!

Did my xmas food shopping yesterday and picked up the last remaining bits today, Im not planning on visiting the shops again till almost new year if I can help it!

Sent the last of the xmas cards first class and my last internet ordered pressies have been delivered so now apart from my scrapping I feel ready. Its our first xmas day at home on our own, we usually spend it with my parents but felt this year it would be nicer for us to be at home therefore boxing day will be spent with my mum, Im not sure how much I want to be doing all the cooking on xmas day but Ill give it a go, roast turkey and beef, stuffing and sausage and bacon rolls, sprouts (not for me though!) carrots, roasties and peas (again not for me, dont do green veg!) Followed by christmas pud with custard and cream and mince pies, coffee after dinner mints and then probably more chocolate mints and mince pies. Christmas day really is a day for feeling huge and fat, but I love it.

Well Im off to scrap and get some more of this book done or Ill be in trouble xmas day!!!

Christmas is nearly here!!!!!!

Well only another six days and the big day is here, all these preparations will be finished and by this time the lounge floor will be a hash of ribbons, bows, tags and paper wth a few discarded bits of broken toys I am sure.

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!!!