Friday, 30 May 2008


Im having a forgetful time at the moment, I forgot to update my blog yesterday and then forgot that my mate was coming over in the evening! Charley stayed at Grannies last night and I completely forgot that Em was coming!

She is getting married next year, thanks for telling me Em!!!! Only got engaged in November last year, where are we now, May! Oh well, better late than never, I'll have to get card making now.

I have made Steve's Fathers Day pressie today and am hoping he loves it, will post piccies in a bit! If anyone knows where to get more of these fabby little cd tins from please let me know!!!! I want more!!!!

I also made this the other day, Im fed up of having my ribbons shoved in a tin and never being able to find the one I want, so i altered this choccy tin using some K&Co papers, fabby american crafts ribbons which are a complete bargain at http://www.croptilyoudrop/!, my trusty cropadile and some eyelets! Oh and some Anitas clear gloss. Im pleased with it, now I just need to make a few more! I have way too many ribbons.

Had a little stash buy today, i got some PM boy brads for Steve's Fathers Day pressie, and a 6x6 Basic Grey Sultry paper pack, not much Im afraid, but money is tight at the moment and I wanted to treat myself. Ive managed to sell about £120 of my sizzix dies so Ive paid for quite a lot towards my robo now, only another £100 to raise and its paid for, Ive soooo many sizzix dies still though its unbelieveable, I must have spent a fortune on them when I was sizzix mad!

Heres a little card that I made using a DL craft tonic card, Basic Grey Sultry papers, PM buttons and Aunty Sarahs bloomers! I really like it and its very different from the usual Penny Blacks I make!

Sorry photo is a bit sqwiffy!

Right we have visitors tonight so Im off to get organised!

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Peace, whats that???

Today I looked after some of the kids from work as there is no holiday club this week, it was quite good and we had some fun icing cakes despite the weather being grim!

Been making fathers day cards today, need to get charley making hers tomorrow, I like to be organised, Ill post piccies tomorrow, no idea where the camera is.

Im also working on a mini book for Steve's mum, she hasnt been well lately so I thought it would cheer her up to have a mini album of Charley, so i got lots of pics printed out and am putting that together now!

Right off to watch the F word, yes I know it was on last night but i also love The Apprentice and as they are on at the same time one had to be taped to be watched tonight!!!! F Word is tonights fest, I lurveeeeeeeeeee Gordon Ramsey, Im reading his 'Humble Pie' at the minute and have just read another of his, cant for the life of me think of the title.

Right F Word calls and tomorrow I AM going to start some revision for my management exam!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Neglectful blogger!

Its been a while since I last blogged, sorry! Ive been enjoying my free time since handing in my dissertation, I should really be studying and revising for my exam but Im not in the mood!

Sunday, Steve's uncle came over with his german friend, Bodo is so receptive to what is going on and sensed that at 8pm it was time to go so that Charley could go to bed! We did have a lovely afternoon with them and I was really pleased with the dinner I cooked, nothing special just a chicken chasseur with rice and veg and a lemon meringue pie, simple home cooking that went down a treat!

Yesterday my brother came over in the morning and did some painting with Charley, then a quick trip to tesco's, what fun!!!! We took Charley to Farnborough Leisure Centre in the afternoon to the jungle gym and she had such fun for an hour before it closed! Its great now she has gotten over her biting, we can actually sit and chat rather than chase round the whole time behind her.

We stopped at the Monkey Puzzle for tea and that was an experience. Steve and I both ordered exactly what we had the last time (smothered chicken for me and steak and ale pie for him!) When the food came out mine was perfect, his looked like it had stood for about 2 hours before they served it and the gravy was all congealed and yucky! He sent it back and the second one came out (after charley and I had finished out food!) dry and hard (overcooked this time!). Anyway after complaining they refunded the cost of his meal and gave us free puddings, chocolate fudge cake and profiteroles!!! Yum Yum, now I pigged out of course cos it was free, but really must go back on my diet, I did so well acouple of months back and now have piled it all back on and really do need to loose some, Im looking awful in photos, (thats why there are none of me on here!)

Right off to get everyone organised for the day, not sure what we will do but Im sure we will go somewhere!

Here are a couple of layouts Ive been working on!

Friday, 23 May 2008

I'm spinning around, move out of my way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wish I'd had the music yesterday to Kylie song whilst dd was at the park! We went to The Look Out discovery park in Bracknell and had great fun! Its full of hands on science fun and there is loads even for a 3 year old to do!

Faster Mummy, faster, Faster Mummy, faster, Faster Mummy, faster, Faster Mummy, faster!

Oh she has so much fun on this and it is pretty cool!!!!

It was my turn to set the challenge on docrafts this month, its a just for fun one, but lots of us have a go so here is what I set:

I would like you scrap a fun day out, family event or celebration.June means sunshine and summer so bright bold summery colours please!

As dd is learning to count you must use:

1 chipboard shape

2 patterned papers

3 ribbons/ric rac

4 blooms/flowers

5 brads

and here is the photobucket link in case you want to see what everyone has done!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

All done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My dissertation is all bound and handed in as of 8.45am this morning! Had a mad hour last night when the printer ran out of ink and I had to make a mad dash over to Big Bro's house and get hime to print it, thank heavens for him!

So now Im just sitting, chilling, and watching last nights 'F word' I love Gordon Ramsey!

Right Im off TTFN!

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Getting there!

Well my dissertation is well on its way to being complete, being checked by 'dh' as we speak although its taking him ages as he doesnt understand the topic well enough!

Roll on wednesday when its hand in day, I can order robbie my robo, I sooooooo want it now!

Spent the day doing very little, but its been nice.

Grandma and Grandad had Charley for the night last night which was fab, Steve and I got a pizza and a bottle of wine and just chilled in front of the telly, but it was soooooo nice to be child free for a while, roll on the next time!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Hamster in a wheel

Ever feel like your like is just turning round and round and never slowing, I feel like a hamster in one of those wheels at the moment, going round and round and round and never getting anywhere!

Im soooo fed up with this dissertation, I'm at the point where I dont know what to do with it, I cant see the wood for the trees or the light at the end of the tunnel! Ive done a bit of every section but not enough to call any of it complete. Ive finally given it to dad to read,not sure how much he will understand though, unless you speak childcarers lingo its probably not the easiest of things to get to grips with.

The weekend was lovely sunny and hot again, we went to the theatre with Charley to see the MI Men Live show on sunday, talk about cheap, nasty and tacky, the props were terrible and looked like they had been on tour with them for years, the woman playing the teacher had this really annoying grating voice and it was hot in the theatre which didnt help, but hey who cares, Charley enjoyed it, she wasnt too impressed that she didnt see Mr Tickle, only his arms came onto stage. 'Next time mummy Im going to ask Mr Bump if I can see all of Mr Tickle! Awwwwwwwwwwwww bless her!

I got rid of a load of my dies on ebay this week so now have 1/2 the money for anew craft robo or all of the money for a second hand robo, only problem is that it is the original model but I dont suppose that it really matters which one I get. Decisions, decisions!

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Saturday sunshine

I can't beleive how nice Its been all week, so I hope you are all out enjoying the sun. Visited one of my fellow cj's on docrafts blog today and she is giving away some PIF blog cany so why not get yourself over there and have a look, Im stash dieting so anything free is always cool!

Dissertation is still struggling along and with a decorating mad hubby who wont stop for a day to help me look after dd and do some work and a 3 year old who wont do anything apart from trash the house, I very much doubt Ill be graduating in July as Ill never get this thing finished!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, 9 May 2008

Dissertation Distress


I just want some time to get on and finish it, why wont anyone help me out! DH is too busy worrying about blooming bath panels and painting banisters to realise that this is due in on 21st may, less than 2 weeks away. Im sure that his behaviour is because he just cant be bothered to look after dd, i really dont think he reaslises what a huge peice of work this is.


I just want to finish it!

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Neglectful blogger!

Been so busy with working on my dissertation its been a few days since I posted, Im afraid thats what it will be like over the next few weeks till its due in, roll on 21st May.

Have nothing crafty to blog as I havent time for anything crafty, but will get around to some at some point soon!