Sunday, 31 January 2010
There are piles of books waiting to be read on my book shelves so I am not going to buy any more until I work my way through a few more! What books have you read and loved or loathed? What are you reading at the moment? Any recommendations? Or are you a non book reader?
I am not going to talk or explain much about creating my first layout as yet, as I have been asked to talk about this experience as a guest blogger over at Liberty Cottage, so I will be dishing the dirt then!!!
So without further ado this is what I did with the sketch and what it turned into....
A page about our Christmas Tree and because I had several images and could not decide which to use, i created a second page
so I actually have a double layout
I have comments and questions which I will discuss with you at some point but overall I am pretty happy with my first scrapping experience and definitely planning on doing more!
Saturday, 30 January 2010
Friday, 29 January 2010
My weight was ** stone and 6 lbs! I will be brave and share how my healthy eating affects my mass, who knows I may even take some excersise!! 28/365 and I need to take a picture for today!
Sunday, 24 January 2010
You may recognise her from TV shows like Create and Craft, but I have known her many years as a friend, so it was great to catch up with her and be creative (will show the card step by step tomorrow). I did buy a few bits as there were some good bargain buckets (for example I found one with items 50p each or 3 for a £ and I found one originally priced at £3.99!) Sadly there was very little for scrapbooking, Amanda recommended the show at Ally Pally as apparently all the 'big' names go like Rusty Pickle (how tempting is that!!!)
lots of Muddy kit to wash as per usual.
Friday, 22 January 2010
Usually Friday nights is Scouts night but we had an evening off as DD has been poorly (tho seems much better now) and for me it is the start of the weekend. I am getting so lazy! I have sat here all evening chatting, sharing a bottle of wine and chilling with the TV and no crafting yet again!! Must get organised!!!
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Today was much more relaxing after an exciting start.... after the school run I headed into town for the start of the Boots 75% sale! I was in and out of the store in 30 mins and was very pleased with my purchases.This afternoon the sky turned dark grey and it started snowing again! The temperatures are much higher today so it has mostly melted away though it did settle for a couple of hours so I nipped out to take yet another picture SNOW! I loved the way the bright red berries stood out from the green leaves and white snow.
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Saturday, 16 January 2010
I then made a really simple topper for this bag of candy teeth, and I have written 'Fangs a lot'!! I have used really simple toppers like this on bags of candy or reindeer food for the last couple of years, I can do simple!
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
It was so beautiful! It was even better than the winter wonderland of Narnia. I took so many photographs and some were actually ok!
The snow was really quite deep in places so i took a picture of my feet in the snow!It took well over an hour to reach the clinic and people actually came in!! I walked part of the way home and the snow was melting fast, my magical winter wonderland is disappearing!
Monday, 11 January 2010
Sunday, 10 January 2010
This is a quickie pink version of the ones I made earlier this week.
I know it is a really dark photograph and to most people it will look like a mistake or poor shot, but we tend to sit with the light off or turned down low and this is how the fireplace appears. It isn't a real fire just a gas one but I we love it anyway!
I just couldn't resist this picture of Tinker looking over the top of the sofa as he keeps us company, laid across the top of a sofa cushion! Not far from the fire of course!
The children's schools are reopening tomorrow and they are both going in wearing Mufti. We will finally be getting back into a routine and I will be working, which might mean I don't eat as many chocolates!
Saturday, 9 January 2010
I decided it would be intersting to photograph it at different times throughout the year in varying conditions ie light,weather, seasons etc etc.