Saturday, June 23, 2007

haPPy satURday!! Today is raining and miserable but it's still going to be a good day, as we have friends coming to visit and we have a party to go to this afternoon. I had planned to wear a skirt (even 'tanned' my legs last night!) and flip flops, well it IS June!! But I think jeans and my croc wellies are a better choice! lol
Still have loads of work to do in the garden for open gardens on the 8th July, but I hate gardening in the rain so hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow....oh actually it had better cause we have our village fete in the afternoon!!
funny story......I popped some busy lizzie seeds into a big pot and was so happy when they came up and seemed to be growing SO well. Got Rebecca to plant them in the garden a few weeks back, and she says 'these look like weeds!'. 'Well they're not' says I! And um yes actually they are, lol, they are growing wonderfully but alas they are weeds, so they gotta come out!
I have two LOs to share today. This photo was taken on my 19th birthday and is one of the few I have with the three of us. Nina was 4 years and 1 month and Chloe was 1 year and 15 days. Our birthdays are within 1 month with Christmas and new year thrown in for good measure! Papers are Crate 'Crush' from my first 'The Scraproom' kit, the tag is off a M&S shirt (blue harbour-love the tags!) and a Fancy Pants 'swirl'

I have loads of photos of Flo posing in a box, but on some there is alot of background and as they are not digital I just cropped it with scissors. It was then a good size for this LO format so I took the plunge and tried something different. My first 12x6 LO and I loved it! By the way the green background does go around 3 edges but the scanner chopped of the bottom! Oh and I LURVE this scalloped bazzill! Will be placing an order on Monday for lots more.

As it's the weekend, we are running another fabulous giveaway on it's a creative world! Leave us a comment on today or tomorrows post (or both for double the chance!) to win a £25 gift voucher to spend at Papermaze!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hello blog readers!! It's a glorious sunny day here is Hertfordshire!
I am still trying to catch up with the washing but hopefully it will all get done today and at have a chance to dry ;)

I'm meeting Sue and Lyzzy (links on the right) for coffee later and no doubt we will spend a few hours putting the world to rights and having a damn good giggle, which is what you usually do :D

Here are some LOs that I have done in the last month, I wanted to share. The colours of the scan are a bit poop and the buttons are lumpy hence the shadows, but in real life they are vibrant and joyfull and some of my favourites to date :)

later dudes, i've gotta do some dreaded housework!! lol

Monday, June 18, 2007

haPPy moNDay!! I am happy cause i'm home today, but it's not all play as i'm still job hunting and have a mountain of washing to get through!!

The topic today on it's a creative world is buttons, beads, brads, bows and blooms and Di (dear mum) has uploaded a great project that can be adapted to suit any occasion! I have an idea to make a wall hanging for babys room! Once I get my behind into gear i'll make a start and share! Here are a few more photos of the mini book I made 'the a to z of us', it was also a good way of using up some of those metal letters that I have, I mean how else are you going to get through all those 'Q's :D

This is my UKS team challenge LO for June week 2! My gallery over at UKS is too full to add my LOs there so they will need to go here. I think I have full points, photo of a hug/smile, flowers, 5 different things (ribbon, rub ons, chipboard, alpha stickers, beads), something blue and something else that I can't remember, lol, but I know it's all there :)

later dudes!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Last day

to get a fantastic discount over at Scrapbook Central! See this post on it's a creative world for the discount code!

And of course there is more coming up this weekend, so make sure to check back ;) There is loads of inspiration for fathers day, so if you've not got around to making a card yet check out Andrea post from yesterday.
I saved these two glass bottles from our recycling bin yesterday, washed them out and scrubbed the lables off. Tied pretty yellow ribbons around the neck and VOILA (oops, thanks mum!)I now have jars for my pens, so they are visable and the chances of me using them now has drastically increased! Go on try it! Thanks for the idea Maria!

Later dudes!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Oops, another week of not posting!

So today I had a job interview. Not sure it is my ideal job, but the practice is good.

I have also spent some time today moving my links around and adding a few in. Lyzzy there is now a link to your blog ;) There are a few more I need to add in but it takes so blooming long that I get tired.......

I worked in the garden yesterday, and boy do I feel it in my legs today! They are aching. But it is really starting to take shape now and the beds are filling up, all we need now is for everything to flower. I have had to sprinkle slug bait all over though cause those pesky slimey critters have eaten all my dahlias bar two :( so fed up.

There have been some awesome specials over on it's a creative world this weekend, one of which is still going on, so be sure to check, you don't want to miss out!!

And my mom has a blog! Yes Di (link on the left) has entered the world of blogging. I must tell you, she has been such a laugh setting it up. This woman is a flippin' whizz on the old pc, she has been a programmer all her life but the simplest things get her in a twist, heehee. Happy blogging mum, have fun!!

later dudes!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Ooh have you been over to visit It's a Creative World today?? (link on the right!) Cath has some awesome craft storage ideas and I've put one into practice already!! These jars were salvaged from work and make a lovely feature of some of my ribbons and prima flowers! Thanks Cath!

Saturday, June 02, 2007


I am so overwhelmed by the awesome response we have had over at It's a creative world! I never imagined it would be quite so popular and I truely hope you will all be inspired by the fabdabbydo projects that we have lined up!

Right as my week of 'home alone' finishes tomorrow I am off to scrap some more (like i've not done enough already haw haw). And I leave you with this photo I took way back in mid March of a tiny ladybird sitting on a daisy. I used the macro setting on my lens while lying on the grass to get the best angle :) Oh I do love ladybirds!!

Later dudes!!

Friday, June 01, 2007

And we're live!!!!!

It's a Creative World has gone live today! I am so excited about this project and can't tell you how cool it is to work with such an awesome bunch of ladies!

Each day there will be something new from USE YOUR STASH ideas with Di and me :) to CARD MAKING classes with Andrea. Cath will get you on the right track GROWING YOUR OWN VEG and sharing RECIPES with names to make your mouth water. Maria has some NIFTY BUT THRIFTY ideas to get you looking at 'stuff' in a whole new light and Joy will delight you with her ALTERED and INKY ways, that will have you thinking out the box. There will also be lots of great GIFT IDEAS and of course some SCRAPPING classes that will send you into a spin!

Woo Hoo join the ride y'all!!