Saturday, 29 March 2008

Cinema on saturday

We popped off to see 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' this morning, leaving daddy at home decorating! It was actually quite good for a kids film, I have to say and Charlotte enjoyed it.

Well its nose to the grindstone again today with my assignment, so will try and blog more later!
Toodlepip for now!

Friday, 28 March 2008

It came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My big bite!!! Just in time too, I love it to bits, Im going to alter some sweetie tins once my assignments in, Im going to town with my big bite and everything will be eyeletted and holed and decorated!!!!!!!!!!!

It came yesterday but I was too busy with my assignment and prep for my uni placement this morning I didnt have time to blog, my KI Memories lace cardstock came also and thats yummy, will do pics later!

Placement was good, great teacher, very helpful, so dissertation is on the way! Lookig forward to finish at uni will make my life so much simpler, did some assignment and now were off to get fish and chips (diet, what diet!)

Wednesday, 26 March 2008


My last uni assignment is due a week today, arghhhhhhhhhhhhh, panic, panic, arghhhhhhhhhhhhh! Im not doing well with it at all, I just don't get it!!!!

I have to discuss how management theories relate to early years and I just can't do it, I don't have the theories established in my head enough to be able to write constructively! Oh well I guess I only need 41% to pass, and thats all I will do on this one!!!

Right nose to the grindstone and all, I'd better get on with it and see how I do!

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Cold, wet, snowy easter day!

Happy Easter Everyone!
Hmmmm that didnt last long did it???

We were woken up very early this morning from the shouts of 'He's been, he's been, the easter bunnys been!' And so he had, leaving a little maltesers egg beside dd's bed and some rather quickly cut out bunny shaped feet (well i think they are bunny shaped!) he had also left some from the front door to the back door in anticipation of an easter egg hunt, however snow soon put a stop to that!
Our bunny prints!
Anyhow several easter eggs and lindt bunnies later dd is in bed! im chillin on here and dh is decorating! I have my priorities right, surfing and chilling! Might even crack open a bottle of wine!

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Uni, work and cleaning

Well today is filled with all fun things in life - Uni for a lecture then tutorial for my dissertation

Home for a quick lunch and catch up on eastenders.

Work for fun and games with the kids.

Then back home to cook tea, clear up and put Charley to bed!

What an excting day, can hardly contain my happiness! Ive got washing to do later and need to think of something for tea still.

Anyhow work calls!

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Baby its cold outside!

How cold is it today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FFFFFFFFreezing!!!!!!!

We went swimming this morning which Charlie really loved and then finished making her little bags of choccie eggs for her teachers at school, she made her little tags for each bag so lovingly and decorated each card too. Bless her they look soooooooooooo cute!

I made some easter cards too last night, they are just a few stamped images with some pm papers, will post pics later!

Not very exciting post today, as Im busy planning my cicle journal for my Angies Angels team over on UKScrappers, Im going to do 'The little things in life ... that make me smile! There are lots of them, so this should be a nice simple one for my fellow teamies to take part in!

Ive also joined the penny black swap and the alphabetties swap too as I lurveeeeeeeeeee alphabets!

Right uni work to do or Ill be in trouble tomorrow!

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Sunday sun - where has it gone!

Surprise, surprise its raining again today, happy sunny sunday! I decided that as its been so grey and grim today I'd scrap a sunny layout, this pic was taken in southsea when we went on a family picnic. I used Scenic Route Lynden Papers and American Crafts Thickers.

Steve has the decorating bug and we spent this afternoon in the DIY stores looking for paint, new doors and carpets, bought a few bits and Steve is now priming the lobby, it will be great when the house is finished! We only moved in four years ago!!!

Saturday, 15 March 2008

The weekend is here again!

Yesterday my Scrapagogo kit arrived Im sooooo excited, it looks so lovely, totally not my style at all with lots of browns, mustards and greens in it which are colours I would never dream of using or buying for that matter, but the whole point of sunscribing to a kit is that you are out of your comfort zone! Heres a piccie of whats in it: Scenic route papers, K&Co Wild Saffron, bazzill cardstock and loads of other bits and bobs!

We went to Jongleurs last night and it was brill all three acts were great! Had us in stitches. As we were leaving we were given a card to let us get 20 free tickets for next friday, no chance in going though as we have no babysitter, what a bummer!!!!

Have done a layout this morning of Charlotte using the Basic Grey Two Scoops, which ae a very delicious set of papers in my sort of colourways! Very cute and girly styles! The layout uses the neopolitan paper,the monograms, the elements stickers as well as the glazed brads along with some pretty pastel pink and lemon ribbons. The piccie is of Charley on her first spanish holiday at about 5 months old, we love the dress she was in its so old fashioned with its smocking but very pretty!

Steve is getting into the mood for decorating which is great we've been in the house for four years and not done much now so were off to look at some paint colours and floor coverings for the hallway as that really does look bad, then the study needs doing next I feel! Right off to shop for paper and paints for the walls so will love you all and leave you! Enjoy the rest of your saturday!

Monday, 10 March 2008

Monday morning

The wind is howling, the rain is pooring, but happy monday! I love it when it rains in the mornings especially when its a work morning! The kids go in early and I go home early - Im a Kids Club supervisor so I drop the kids at school after giving them breakfast!

We had a good weekend, went swimming yesterday with Charlotte, she howled when it was time to get out of the pool bless her, she really didnt want to.

I did the UKS challenge again this week.

This weeks challenge was entitled : REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Use Sketch (Impromptu Scrap 10.30 est)

10ptsUse Recycled (scraps, magpie items, etc.,) 10pts

Use Green 5 pts

Nature Inspired 5 pts

Ok, so used the sketch, the little fishy charm was on an atc that was damaged in the post so Ive reused it! Lots of green with bazzill cardstock and K&Co Amy Butler papers and of course the seaside is def nature, so I claimed my 30 points for my team which I am really pleased about. The next challenge is out so Im off to look at that.

Before I go, I have lost another 3lbs this week so that puts me at 7lb in total over the last 2 weeks! Hooray Im getting there, just got to try and keep up the good work.

Friday, 7 March 2008

Just for a giggle!

Here is the layout that I completed tonight while Steve was out, it of my graduation a few years back, due for another one later this year for my degree Im completing, if I can only get it finished!

This was sent by a mate to me, thought that it was very apt and funny!


Amnesia: Condition that enables a woman who has gone through labor to have sex again.

Dumbwaiter: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.

Family Planning: The art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster.

Feedback: The inevitable result when the baby doesn't appreciate the strained carrots.

Full Name: What you call your child when you're mad at them.

Grandparents: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they're sure you're not raising them right.

Hearsay: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

Impregnable: A woman whose memory of labor is still vivid.

Independent: How we want our children to be as long as they do everything we say.

Ow: The first word spoken by children with older siblings.

Prenatal: When your life was still somewhat your own.

Puddle: A small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes into it.

Show off: A child who is more talented than yours.

Sterilize: What you do to your first baby's pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby's pacifier by blowing on it.

Top Bunk: Where you should never put a child wearing Superman jammies.

Two-minute Warning: When the baby's face turns red and they begin to make those familiar grunting noises.

Verbal: Able to whine in words.

Whodunit: None of the kids that live in your house.


I am still really chuffed with loosing 4lb this week so I thought that I would make myself a list of 'four things' to do with my life in the hope of some scrapping inspirations!

4 Jobs I have had in my life:

1. Nursery Manager
2 Out of School Care Manager
3. Deli Counter Assistant at Tescos!
4. Sandwich Maker at a bakers shop!

4 Movies I can Watch Over and Over:

1. Top Gun
2. Serendipity
3. Dirty Dancing
4. Cocktail

4 Places I have Lived

1. Camberley, Surrey where I live now!
2. Bracknell where I first lived with Steve
3. Manchester where we moved when my dad fancied a change!
4. London, where I grew up!

4 Places I have been to:

1. France with the school!!!
2. Dallas, Texas
3. Spain
4. Florida

4 People that text me regularly:

1. My mum
2. My friend Cara
3. My work colleagues
4. My husband

4 of my favorite foods

1. Dominoes Pizza
2. Butterfly cakes
3. Spaghetti bolognaise or anything with pasta
4. Galaxy chocolate

4 Places I would rather be right now:

1. the Beach, well anywhere hot and sunny by the water really!
2. In a purpose build scrapbook room
3. Getting a new hair cut
4. Somewhere peaceful like the Lake District

4 things I am looking forward to this year:

1. Finding a new job that challenges me
2. Changing my lifestyle and getting healthy
3. My mun and dad having Charlotte to stay overnight occaisionally
4. Seeing my little bro settled in his new flat

4 books I have read more than once:

1. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
2. Charlie and the chocoalte factory
3. Ballet Shoes
4. Monkey Do! Nearly every night to Charlotte, she knows the words better than me!

So there are my fours, not sure that I will have lost that amount this week, well we will find out on monday won't we!

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Exciting deliveries

Ohhhh I just love getting stuff through the post. I got my back pay this month andhave spent a little of it on cafty bits! The first were from an etsy shop called Every Jot and Tittle Have a look, there is some great things in the shop. These labels and journal spots are delicious.

I also ordered the qvc foam american thickers (586141) as they were such good value, they were about £16.50 for 12 packs, couldnt have asked for better value. The final things that arrived were my 7 Gypsies stamps from I am just getting into putting journalling on my pages and these little stamps are perfect!

So the futures bright, the futures scrapping! Im looking forward to getting down to some serios scrapping over the next few weeks, I guess really that I should be doing my uni assignment but heyho! thats life.

Heard from my friend Jo yesterday, she ahs moved to Nottingham, I can't remember the last time we emailed but it must have been years ago! Anyway after several e-mails we have begun to catch up on each others lives and hopefully we can meet up soon!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Long time no blog

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Im a happy bunny at the minute, I have lost 4lb this week which is great for a first week! Looking forward to seeing more pile off and getting back into all my old clothes as well as buying some new ones!

Scrapping is sort of taking a bit of a back seat at the minute, dont get much time to do any but would love too! I guess in some ways I have lost my mojo, so if anyone finds it please let me know! My ribbon for my multicoloured swap on UKS arrived yesterday so I will posting that off this week and can't wait to see what I get back! This is my first swap so Im really looking forward to completing it! Just waiting for my scrapagogo kit to arrive later this month and Ill be a happy bunny, might help me get my inspiration back.

Going to challenge myself to complete a pencilines sketch ths week, I dont normally use sketches very much but figure it might help me out.

Right off to check out for a sketch to use!