Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
1. I used to sing solo's at church wedding ceremonies!
2. I always wanted to learn to play the drums!
3. My eyes are green but with brown circles around the pupils!
4. I had flower arranging classes at primary school.
5. I used to make and sell applique jackets.
6. I was the last year at my school to sit my 11+ (and I passed!)
7. I made my own wedding dress
Have not had chance to pass it on yet!
Thanks also to Annette for this award she gave me months ago, again which I have not had chance to pass on yet, but will do!!!
Apparently it is given to people who share their crafting knowledge with others and I appreciate the compliment! need to pass this one on too, so off to check out a few blogs!
Monday, 28 April 2008
It's four o'clock, it's over, done,
I haven't got to bed till one!
Since friday evening! 'Look at my face!'
I've been crafting in cyberspace!
I've met great friends, we've had good fun,
I've done each class, well, all but one!
There's been no meals within this house,
I left it all up to my spouse!
I've tackled classes, dawn 'til dusk
and challenges? They were a must!
I glued and stamped and cut some more!
I've even glued things to the floor!
And even then, was not content-
Melted my stamp! Set like cement-
upon my iron! For me to clean!
The things I did, just for my team!!!
I printed, sewed and sliced some more!
You ought to see the scrap room floor!
To be precise, there is no space!
This whole weekend was quite a pace!!
I've led the cheers for my whole team,
With an animated, teddy theme!
I hope it helped you do your best!
(They were only meant in jest!)
I have enjoyed the whole event,
And consider it all, time well spent!
The boys have managed all alone!
And I still have a complete home!!!!!
So, just because I was not there,
They CAN cope you see! It is quite fair-
to take time off, from time to time!
So this weekend, It has been MINE!!!!!!
By the way I did get up early this morning to get my Studio Calico add ons for this month! I ordered extra paper too as not much left now I've made this lot! Some fab colours this next month to look forward to! TFLx
P.S. I have been tagged!!! (Twice!)So need to tell you 7 random facts next time! I also won a craft award for sharing craft knowledge on this blog, but have not done anything about that yet either!! It's just time I'm short of, but thanks to those who nominated me!!
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Challenge 2 - Diamonds are Forever Title
Challenge 3 - Flowers for a Leading Lady
Challenge 4 - Media Mogul Poster
Class 1 - STAND BY ME - LAYOUTS
Class 1 - STAND BY ME - MANNEQUIN
Class 10 - THE STUNTMAN LO
Class 11 - SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Mini book
Class 12 - THE GRADUATE LO
Class 2 - PRETTY IN PINK LO
Class 3 - MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - ACCORDIAN BOOK
Class 3 - MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - BOX FOR BOOKS
Class 3 - MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - PARCEL BOOK
Class 4 - HOLES LO
Class 5 - UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL LO
Class 6 - CHIP-N-DALE - FLOWER HANGING
Class 6 - CHIP-N-DALE - GIFT BAG
Class 6 - CHIP-N-DALE - LAYOUT
Class 6 - CHIP-N-DALE - TREE LO
Class 8 - THE COLOUR PURPLE LO
Class 9 - LETHAL WEAPON LO
PreCrop Challenge WITH KIT - squash book and box
PreCrop Warmup Class 1 - Minibook by Tree
PreCrop Warmup Class 2 - Sketch Challenge
PreCrop Warmup Class 3 - Scrap Your Day by Shimelle
Brenda Pinnick papers made into flowers for a leading lady! Thanks for checking by and will upload projects throughout the week! Supposed to be getting up early for the Studio Calico reveal at 6am tomorrow!!! I think not! TFLx
Saturday, 26 April 2008
Friday, 25 April 2008
Don't expect any sense out of me for the rest of the weekend!!!
Here is a thank you speech I have prepared for my family as one of the pre-crop challenges!!
Thank you speech!!!!!
I'd just like to thank,
Thank you! Thank you! *bows, bows*
Also I have decided a little cheerleading ditty was required for our Musical Melodies team, so I took it upon myself to lead this little number today!
Go Musical Melodies Team go!!!!!!
MMT is the team for me!
Go Musical Melodies Team go!!!!!!
As you can see I am on a real high today and .................DS1 has just passed his driving theory test!!!!!!!
Go him!! Go him!!!! Go him!!!!! Go him!!!!!!!
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
There's something about me,
That's hidden in there,
A person with flair!
With an artistic nature,
A character true,
Would help anyone, too!
What happened to her?
Where's the laughter all gone?
The joking and fun?
From the heart-
Where's the song???
I've altered so much
and devoted my life,
To being the best possible
mother and wife.
But these last six weeks,
I've been reborn again!
The spark in the eye!
There's no need to refrain-
From being creative!
Just let yourself go!
Don't be afraid,
Let your spirit show!!!
Just 'cause you're busy,
No time to spare,
Don't let this stifle,
Your creative flair!
You've encouraged your son,
To let his talent's grow!
You've let him blossom,
HIS uniqueness show!
He's got that same spark,
That glint in the eye,
That you had when young,
So, don't even ask why?
It's important to keep it,
Whatever your age!
At 40 or 14, just look at this page!
Hold on to your spirit!
Let creativity flow!
It reflects who you are,
LET YOUR INNER SPARK SHOW!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
I had a migraine after my school staff meeting last night, so took myself off to bed and did not surface until about 9pm when I decided to get up and start bagging up my stash for the classes for the cybercrop over on UKs. I believe this will save me time on the day!!! Looking forward to having lots of crafty stuff to post next week!!!! Not long to go now!!!! have been marking assessment papers tonight so I can have the weekend free!
Decorator has been and gone, so now just got the job of cleaning up and moving everything back into the kitchen tomorrow after work! Yet again, crafting will have to wait!!! Finish work at lunchtime fortunately!!! Out for a meal tomorrow with friends for a change, so will be nice to chill!!!
Have got this photo of my Venice trip as my wallpaper at the moment on my desktop! It seems so long ago!!! Still have not scrapped a single photo of that trip! Life is overtaking me!!!
Busy with the school play and trying to meet a few pre crop challenges, but failing badly!!! Still eating chocolate to counteract my stress!!! This Gondola ride seems a world away!!! TFLx
Sunday, 20 April 2008
BHG Scrapbooks etc magazine
Paper wishes weekly webisodes
Craft TV weekly Scrapbook Lounge
Scrap In Style TV
Each site has a web archive too so grab a coffee and sit down and enjoy several hours of craft TV! Also there are great crafting videos on You tube of course!!! Try searching 'scrapbooking' and 'papercrafting' both bring hundreds of clips up!!!! There are digi scrapping tutorials and tool tutorials like Craft Robo or Cropadile. What are you waiting for? Just wish I had time to go along and look!!!!
So, go ahead and enjoy these few to start with, most update weekly and if you know of others, please leave me a comment and I will go and check them out!!! TFLx
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Can't decide if it looks like we are the Roman ruins!!!! Lol!!! Anyway, the challenge was to use a map on your LO, so I used a strip of old map backing paper, blue as a background, used brads and ink. I used a swirl background stamp with a Brilliance ink pad and inked the edge of the journalling tag. You also had to hand make an embellishment, so I hand cut a swirl from one of the co-ordinating papers to go under my title. All the papers and letters are from Basic Grey Periphery range, that I have used for all my holiday scrapping from last summer's holiday to France. We visited this Roman Aqueduct on a very hot day!
Got more oragnised for the cybercrop last night. printed out a timetable and chose my classes. Then went to tidy up the craft room a bit!!! Forgot to take a before photo!!!!
I am just about organised with costumes for DS2 show tomorrow night at the theatre in the city centre, he is in six dances, including a solo this time! He also has to be at a Rock challenge rehearsal at school tomorrow, ready for the performance on Monday. He will leave the house at 9am in the morning and we will pick him up from the stage door at the theatre at 11pm tomorrow night! Then he has to be at school for 7.15.am on Monday to get the coach for Rock challenge and wont be back until midnight!! I think he will be so tired!!!! The tap dance hardboard sheets are down on the dining room floor again at the moment and I have been repairing them with tape this afternoon. Could do with his own studio for rehearsals!!!
Pleased with myself today, as I made myself mark all my Maths and English exam papers from school before I would let me do anything I wanted to do!!!! As we are out tomorrow night and need to clear the kitchen for the decorator tomorrow afternoon, I knew I would be short of time this weekend! Also put away the online shop that came this morning, while OH was out getting the lawn mower mended!
Need to have a bit of time to surf the net and catch up on some challenges and read other peoples blogs!! Have missed chatting on my craft forums too, but there are only a certain number of hours in a day!!
Have put away my new stash from yesterday and organised my desk! need to go and check some papers out that I want to use next weekend!
Hope you all have a great weekend! TFLx
Friday, 18 April 2008
Unlike Nigella, I prefer to stash stroke, rather than stroking the pantry shelves!
Just been mapping out a timetable for next weekend's cybercrop, trying to fit in all the classes I want to do!! Not sure how I am going to manage it all! Have told the family to act as if I have gone away for the weekend!!!!! Need to complete that pre-crop task of creating a door hanger "Do not Disturb!" Going to get some well earned me time!!!!! TFLx
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Had a crafting day at school today, turning a dinner trolley into the bright yellow caravan, with the TA's help, for our school performance of The Wind In The Willows! Also threading wire into a scarf for toad, so that it looks like it is blowing in the wind! Costumes are flying around at home too, as DS2 has his annual dance show at the local theatre this weekend and he is in about five dances!! (Evening performance tickets already bought.) All getting a bit tense! Still making a giant papier mache apple and need to dye a shirt pink and find a burgundy cummerbund and............!
Finish work for the week at tomorrow lunch, so will have more time to look after mum a bit. Need some of my goodies to arrive, that I have ordered for the cybercrop in a couple of weeks, so that I can bag them up in classes.
Having had a balanced diet these last few weeks of chocolate in one hand and lager in the other!!! I have decided to take myself in hand before all my clothes don't fit and have decided there must be a better way to cope with all this stress! The lack of crafting has not helped either!! I managed to give myself some downtime the other night to earn an Oscar for the cybercrop and it's the only oscar I've got so far!! My life is so dramatic, I'm sure people think I'm making it up!!! But I'm not! TFLx
Monday, 14 April 2008
There are several other clips on You Tube but I thought this one explained it the best! There is another clip here that uses a slightly different method that has baby bottles in the centre to hold the layers together! Some are made without gifts, just nappies, on a cake board, for table centres for a baby shower! More popular in this country now!!! You need about 50 newborn nappies to make one and one lady suggests you make it with a slighly bigger nappy in case the mother to be wants to keep it intact for a while for display! That way the nappies will still be useful! Leave me a comment if you have a go before me and I will check yours out!!!!
Mum is still poorly, so sorry for missing the odd posting and the lack of craft inspiration round here!TFLx
Saturday, 12 April 2008
Friday, 11 April 2008
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Monday, 7 April 2008
Overall I found this product great to work with, but runs out quickly for me, due to the volume of adhesive I get through and therefore is an expensive option, relative to the double sided tape. If it was refillable, that might bring the cost down and make it more affordable to use all the time, as it is, I have a couple on the go for quick projects or for easy transportaion to crops.
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Again I have used my Studio Calico February kit, including embellishments, it is so easy to work with, as it all just goes together so well!! Even the woodgrain Hambly that I was scared of has been a whole new experience to use and I felt it went well with the wheel theme of the background paper here, echoing the York wheel. Buttons stuck on with silicone glue, just add a final touch. TFLx
Saturday, 5 April 2008
Friday, 4 April 2008
Photo of him here pushing his pram with the family on holiday in Scarborough! 84 years young today! Took some cake into hospital and had a bit with mum! He liked his silk tie we bought him from the Rialto bridge in Venice!
Downloaded my video clips and pictures from Venice on to my PC, so I could look at them and choose some for scrapping! Not getting any time at the moment, but will try! Catching up on emails and blogging too!
Here's my pic of the building I posted before I left for Venice, after I googled an image to use in my post! This is the same building, taken by me from our gondola ride, Tuesday was so warm!!!! More shots to follow - this need cropping and straightening! Still fascinated by the webcams of Venice now I have been there! TFLx