Sunday, 31 August 2008
Havent done much crafting yesterday except Claire's Circle Journal, just got a little of this and a little of that and it will be winging its way to Helen! Must get going on the one that I need to send to Nicola too!
Anyhow Ive cracked the BIA problem I had with thanks to Gina and Ann from the DoCrafts forum, which reminds me I must get on and use some of the products that Emma sent me. I did use the stamp block yesterday when I was doing Claires cj entry and was really impressed, but Il do a proper review on it later and show you some of the things I used it for (will have to be just sneaky peaks though as I wouldnt want to spoil the surprise for Claire of whats in her book! My card keeper for MIL just needs the cards making now, but Im not that good at making cards, wil have to go onto some websites for some ideas! I on;y ever seem to use a bit of patterned paper and a stamped image on my cards of late, bit boring I feel.
Oh I did make a 50th Anniversary card too yesterday, so I guess that you could say I did do a reasonable amount of crafting! Ohhhhhh 3 more days and I will be a full timer again, please go slowly till then so I can scrap lots!!!!!!
Saturday, 30 August 2008
I have had some fabby stash delivered yesterday and today including the most huge pile of ric rac, blooms and a fiskars threading water punch which I have been eyeing up lately. I got a little bit of overtime money so decided that I would splash out. Ive some more blooms arriving from scrapping angels soon, I hope and then I am going to stop because Im back to working full time from wednesday and I know that I wont have much time for scrapping in the evenings and at weekends.
Anyhow I am hoping that once a month I am going to be able to get to a crop and hopefully the first will be on wednesday, but that depends on how shattered I am on my first day back.
I spent last night starting to make a card keeper for MIL's birthday in october, nothing like being ahead of the game! I didnt do too badly but did mess up a couple of pages, Im going to use it anyway she will never notice the mistake anyhow! Ill upload later when its complete. I also want to do a couple of pages using my new punch and also some clear stamps that i got in a kit I bought!
Friday, 29 August 2008
Anyways will add some pics tomorrow of those when Ive sorted them!
I didnt add any pics of our trip to Lowestoft so am going to now, the first few are of All Saints and St Margarets church and their resident natural grass cutters, Flymo and Chalky! Yes I double took when I saw them in the graveyard, MIL explained they have been there years! I can't wait for my snapfish order to arrive so I can scrap these!
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
I was up at 6.30, at my parents helping to blow up about a million balloons, checking my dress was crease free and preparing for the registry office. At 11.00am I was married and by 12.25pm I was having my weddng breakfast of 1/4 pounder and chips at McDonalds - romantic arent I!
At 1pm my flowers arrived at the house, they were the wrong colour, so I was probably having a paddy!!! The right coloured flowers arrived at 1.58pm 2 mins before the ceremony (we had a humanist ceremony which is recognised as a legal ceremony, hence the registry office first thing)
Round about now, the photos were finished and balloons were released and evening guests were arriving for the wedding ceremony. Seems like a million years have gone by since then and my life has changed so much even in 4 years. Funny isnt it, the difference a few years makes!
So what have I done today, well spent this morning at the ball pit and this afternoon at the park feeding the ducks! Roll on this evening when we can crack open a bottle of wine and chill out with dd in bed!
Question is what will I be doing in another 4 years on this day?????
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
She spent most of the weekend screaming at her husband, or us for that matter, the other part moaning about how spoilt my dd was and the other but about , oh Idont know what, so I was glad to get away from them.
We went to Great Yarmouth yesterday afternon after al the shouting and moaning and had a fab time, Ill pop some pics on in a bit when I get a chance!
Friday, 22 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Ive also started covering a cd album which I am going to turn into 'our garden flowers book' I have about 3 more cds to cover then will bind it and start putting in the piccies!
I did pop out briefly yesterday to get moonsand and as ever Steve is soooooo romantic and sent me off money in hand to buy myself something for our anniversary! Ever the romantic!
As I type dd is out in the garden killing ladybirds! Isnt she lovely, now she is squashing him ever so gently!!! with her trainers whilst laughing, kids are horrid arent they!
I just ordered some Basic Grey Cupcake papers and embellies, cant wait for them to arrive, I love the glazed brads they do and their chipstickers, which reminds me I still have some two scoops to use up!
We will be away for a few days over the weekend so tomorrow will be my last post for a few days, right best go rescue the rest of the garden bugs!
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Anyhow the papers are Sassafrasslass and they arent my usual sort of colour scheme but I did find that that the colourbox fluid inkpads I had went fairly well with them!
Finally I have made a little notecard set and envelop box to take up for MIL at the weekend, again these are using just contents from the kit, I just need to find my basic grey magnetic snaps and the envelope will stay shut!
Im feeling a bit better today so we are off to town to get the moonsand that has been the bain of our lives for the last month, still her behaviour has been much much better and I dont feel like I am pulling my hair out all the time with tantrums so its been worth it. Wonder what the next pressie will have to be!!!!lol!
Hopign to get some of my Lola rose images coloured today so that I can make a little notelet set for MIL as we are going to stay there this weekend, fortunatly we are only doing one night with them and then the other 2 nights we have booked into a Premier Inn, not that there is much premier about them usually, but we shall see!
Anyhow off to town now so will pop up pics of anthing I create later as well as the moon sand efforts!!!! Not sure who will have more fun with it, her or me!
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Charlotte has been busy creating cards for the tiny funky fairies and elves challenge, the challenge this week was to
create something with flowers, I think that she has managed that!
The card is one from a Sarahs Cards Ltd kit, the flower stamp that she used is one from Whispers that I got free when I sent back some duff rub-ons its actually a reall ycute little stamp. The ribbons are some from 'Snip' a cheapy shop in Fleet and the gems and rub ons are papermania. The large green flower from Angel Crafts and the other smaller ones are from my stash, which could be from anywhere. Anyhow she had great fun and cant wait for the next challenge!
Monday, 18 August 2008
Sunday, 17 August 2008
I also completed the inspiration book that I was making, I used Belinda, Daisy D's paper, america crafts thickers and Sarahs Cards blooms. Im quite pleased with how its turned out, its to jot down all my scrapping ideas and sketches that I find/come up with. Something to give me a boost when my mojo leaves me!
Her jobs chart is working well and she hates getting sad faces on her behaviour chart, lets hope that it sorts her out!
Friday, 15 August 2008
Ill pop some pics on later! Quite weekend planned this week, a bit of scrapping, a bit of playing and Uncle Paul is coming over again, so that will keep hubby out of the house this evening in order to get on with the little project Im working on. I have made a cd album too for him with Belinda, its looking ok but needs finishing. I quite fancy having a go at an exploding box too, but may cheat and buy a template for Robbie and make my life easier!
Had a letter from college again today telling me I still owe them fees, I give up, they just refunded it to me, I hope they dont want it back, as I have spent it all now!!!!!!LOL!
Thursday, 14 August 2008
For the cakes:
150g soft light brown sugar
100g caster sugar
175g plain flour
25g sieved cocoa
1teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
For the icing
250g icing sugar
1 teaspoon cocoa
125g softened butter
2 tablespoons boiling water
2x37g bags of malteasers
Preheat the oven to 170c/gas mark 4
Whisk together the sugar and the eggs.
Heat the milk, butter and horlicks powder in a pan until the butter melts and it is hot but not boiling.
When the sugar and eggs are light and frothy, beat in the hot horlicks mixture and then fold in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
Divides the mixture between the cupcakes and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, by which time the cakes should have risen and will spring back when pressed gently (the mixture will be quite wet!)
Sieve the icing sugar, cocoa and horlicks into a bowl. Add the butter and mix, then add the hot water.
Swirl the topping onto the top of the cakes, sprinkle with crushed malteasers and then add one malteaser to the top of each cake!
Eat and enjoy!
I also made some yummy malteaser cupcakes, they are a bit special, and not really a good idea as Im supposed to be on a diet!!!!!!!!! Ah well, one more wont hurt!
So thats the extent of my day, Ive really enjoyed doing nothing at all its been great, could do with a few more days like this.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you have nominated
It's always a difficult decision to choose only a certain few blogs to pass awards onto, wil have to decide later today whose blogs I will send it too, I have so many that I love!
Not much crafting going on here today as I am working this afternoon and there really isnt time this morning as I start at 12 and I still have to dd's packed lunch too! Granny is having her to stay tonight so hubby and I are going to have a night in together, we do it so rarely!
We made dd a chores chart yesterday and she has picked 5 tasks that she needs to do each day, she chose:
- Feeding the cat
- Putting her washing in the wash box
- Laying the table
- Washing down the table after tea
- Clearing her mat before bedtime
We also have a smiley face chart too as her behaviour isnt fab at the moment, typical three year old behaviour, but Im fed up with the arguements and stress its causing, if she fills it then she will get some moonsand, which she desperatly wants! We shall see!!!!!
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Not wishing my life away here but on thursday I have the day to myself, I cant wait, I just want it to be thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DD is off to a friends house, so I am going to make some little post it holders with my Belinda and have a look for some more things to do with her.
I am also going to make some more malteaser cupcakes as they are soooooo yummy!
Friday, 8 August 2008
So now I have all the essential bits and bobs I need to scrap to my hearts content. Im going to lay off buying other stuff now as I have sooooooo many embellishements, alphabets and flowers I really should be stash dieting. Now I have my robo and bind it all I should be set for life!
Not much planned for the weekend as it doesnt look too fabby, although Ive put washing in it looks like Im going to have to tumble it as it wont stop raining!
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
So this is the kit the postie bought me, and its fab, I havent ever bought a card kit before, only scrapping kits so this was a nice surprise to unwrap. It was well packed with a neat little book of ideas too! Can't wait to have a play!
So all Im waiting for is my little bind-it-all and Ill be all set, oh and my Theresa Collins tavellogue papers ready for my America album, the pics arrived this lunchtime from Photobox (we only went in 2002, and Im just going to start the album. Might make my own in a 12x6 size, which always looks good on Lauras blog!
Right the kitchen is calling, must be nearly dinnertime for dd as she is getting naughty!
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
I did manage to get my graduation mini book done last night, Im fairly happy with it but could do with some black and white blooms at the moment! Ive used some felt flowers on it but Im not happy with the results so may change it! Its the first time I have used acetate for a book so its not the best, but I will try and do another one soon that I can be a little more adventurous and leave more clear space! I would also like to try an acrylic book as they are a bit more robust than acetate, but it will do for a first attempt!
Michelles blogoversary round 3
Michelle has some delicous candy up for grabs as part of round 3 of her Blogoversary. So when you get chance nip over and pay her a visit, her cards are simply stunning.
Monday, 4 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Havent done very much today, got my white stazon for my acetate book, so going to go and ink the edges after playing with my new images!!!
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Balloon Festival, the night glow wasnt as spectacular
as usual, there were only 2 balloons up as the weather wasn't spectacular! Still it was good fun. We went into Basingstoke for dinner and had a fabulous meal at the 'Red Lion Hotel' The food was very good and the hospitality fantastic! Will definatly visit again soon!
Today was the turn of the London Fire Brigade parachuters, they were pretty good, so it was worthwhile going today. There were no balloon launches because of the wind, but we managed to see a couple up throughout the day.