Monday, March 27, 2006

Blonde Moments

This is the layout i did yesterday of my son's lovely girlfriend Janine having her highlights done. Seemed very appropriate to use the gorgeous Blonde Moments paper for her Blonde Moment.
Apart from that, worked most of the weekend. boo. Hoping to go up to Worcester to see kids tomorrow, then back to it. Swindon crop next Sunday though, so have that to look forward to, and then Ally Pally the week after (in a limo), wooooohhhooooo.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Gosh, can't believe it has been a full week since i have blogged. Sorry. seems my life is one round of work work and more work at the moment. Hoping to be part of a new cj, doodling and flowers. Due to the fact we have all had so much fun with Kirsty's challenge, that we all want a whole book of doodles and primas and all things flowery. Looking forward to that. Took some piccies of Janine with her 'foils' in the other week, so hoping to do a 'Blonde moments' layout on my blonde moments paper. lol. Might have a go at the tomorrow. will post it when its finished. Also bought some gorgeous antiquey buckles and bits and bobs from a lady selling antiquey bits and bobs. lol. so want to do a heritage page as well. (50pence each I may add, fabby).

Saturday, March 18, 2006

It's been a bit of a sad week. It was the anniversary of my Dad's death. 3 years. His dog, Elsa, who he adored, died this week, 3 years to the day of my dad dying. Bit weird, really.
On a lighter note. I have spent the afternoon doing what we scrappers love best. Up to my eyes in paper, glue, etc. Have done the lovely Kirstygorgeouspants (mine and Jak's nickname for her), challenge. A page with a piccie of myself on. I hate having my piccie taken. Would happily scrap piccies of me before the dreaded weight went on, but now its not so easy. Chose the last piccie I ever had taken with my dad in memory of him (had to crop him out unfortunately - gotta keep ya sense of humour, lol), don't worry, still got the original. Luckily Kirsty said we could go back 5 years, so well within the limit (3 years). so this is my little effort.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Now that we cant add our layout point on our signatures, Im gonna have to be really boring and keep count on my blog, cos I'll never remember otherwise. So this month have done, so far, 3 x 12x12 los for Homegrown plus one tag. One 12 x 12 layout challenge Italy for UKS. A jiggy piece for a jigsaw swap. so all up to date now and can concentrate on doing Kirsty's Woman Challenge.
This is my entry for this month's Italy challenge. Had to be done. How can i not when my favourite for ever in the world paintings are by Italian Artists.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

This is another layout I did for the Homegrown Challenge. We had to incorporate the No. 3, with 3 frames, 3 buttons, 3 layouts and 3 patterned papers. Quite weird cos I think it is really naff, but hubby really liked it (think its probably cos he is on it). Got loads to do this week and really busy with work. Wanted to do this months layout for uks as well, cos I've got a good idea lurking around my one creative little grey cell. Supposed to be working all weekend, but gonna skive on Saturday to go to Jak's crop in Droitwich. She betta bake a nice cake, seeing as Im driving 70 miles to it.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Swindon Croppers
Wene to Swindon crop yesterday. It is really good as we are all getting to know each other quite well now and having a right laugh. In fact, we are all going together to the Ally Pally in April, and boy, are we doing it in style. We have booked a limo to take us and pick us up afterwards. Champers on board. There has even been talk of pole dancing in the limo on the way home. note to self : must remember to ask my ol mate Jak if she is using her broomstick that weekend, sure she can find another mode of transport for the day, she won't mind us using it as a pole. bless. (lubs ya Jaks). We are opponents in a competition at the moment for Homegrown, so Im not allowed to be too nice to her - got to scare her into submission. lol
Anyway, here's one of the layouts I have done for the challenge. We had to use ribbons as a main part of the layout.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Strange thinks happening.

I blogged yesterday, but it has disappeared and the blog I did the day before is dated today.
So, here's what I blogged yesterday, today:

This is the box and album I have made for my father-in-law who lives in the Phillipines. i have based the box lid on a class I did last year at the Scrappers Unlimited Retreat (which was fabbo by the way). Hope he likes it. Not quite sure if he will 'get it', but hey ho, can only try.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


I think I have a slight idea now of the kind of pressure the Designers are under to complete layouts to deadlines. Not that Ive suddenly become a designer - no chance of that. However, I have joined a challenge on one of the American Sites. I have enjoyed the challenges I have been doing lately on UKS for my House Team and the weekly challenges, so decided to give it a go. It will Inspire me I thought. Aaaarrggghhhh. Today we were given our 'challenges' and we have TEN, yes 10 different challenges to do and be uploaded by March 8th. That is 7 days away as it is half an hour to 2nd March. I am panicking now, as we are in teams and I dont want to let my team down. Have never had to work to that kind of deadline before, and have work plus nipping (60miles), back home to Worcester at some stage in between now and next Wednesday. oh well, ho hum, better get scrapping......