Sunday, 29 August 2010

Welcome to...

The card hospital!

Seriously! My sister has a history of card making, she's FAR better than me. Since 2006 she's managed over 1000 cards, which when you factor in studying and illness is quite a feat! The problem is, we still have the majority of these cards, so we're sorting them to be sold at Dean's Marine open day. It's a great family day out, something for the boys and a few toys. and the girls enjoy it too. Plus plenty of gossip for us women.

Plug over, back to the point. There are about 30 'unfinished' cards where the basis is there, but she lack's the inspiration. That's where I've come in. I'm now running the Card Hospital for all those 'unfinished' or 'not quite right' cards. So, this is what my room looks like at the moment!

*sigh* 13 down, 23 to go...

What are you doing with your Bank Holiday?

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Challenges and sleep.

So, a quiet weekend for me. I've spent it scrapping and have a couple of finished pages to show you all. 

So first up, it's my Colour Combo Challenge 156.

The photo is just that awful on screen, well, once uploaded. It doesn't look so over exposed in PSP. Anyhow, this photo was taken at The Boy's best friend's wedding last year. The Boy went from guest, to witness and finally, in the car on the way, Rob (said best friend) turned around and told him he was his Best Man. To make it even better, the Bride turned around halfway through the reception and announced the Best Man's speech! Talk about stitched!

Secondly, another Kitty LO. This one was inspired by a Pencil Lines sketch, pg 22 in the book. I never used to get sketches, but they've started to work for me, once I let go and figures they're only a starting point.
I've also been playing with some of the challenges from The Studio's cyber crop. They're not there just yet! Now I'm off to get ready for bed. I'm shattered!

Oh, and have a peek at Linda's blog for some candy!

Friday, 20 August 2010


Yes, that's a good squee. I'm bouncing around because I won a prize in Shimelle's crop! WOO!

It's a selection of aqua and red paints/inks and stuff. For this:

And yes, I'm well chuffed!!!

The Studio is having a crop tomorrow if anyone fancies joining me..?

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Candy Alert!

Just a quick one! Tracie H has some really fabbi candy.

 Take a look here for the full details!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Shimelle's Summer Crop: the Final Photo Challenge

The last photo challenge from Shimelle's summer crop was home. So, at the end of a long and busy weekend, what better way to end it than a nice warm bed, complete with Teddy! The Bear has been with me since I was 6 weeks old and, although well loved (a little threadbare) he's still a comfort whenever I'm down. Here's my little bit of home!

More scrapping stuff to do during the hols!

Twin Trouble left me the link for this on a comment the other day!

Take a peek here! Just check it out before the 24th!

Shimelle's Summer Crop: Photo Challenge - Books!

Just a quick one before I go to work, Books.

This is The Boy's stack. Although we don't live together, there's a pile of clothes not far from here and I keep finding 'stuff' of his kicking about! *sigh* Right, work!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Shimelle's Summer Crop: Photo Challenge(s)

Hmmm... This may be the last one today unless I can manage another LO and photo while it's still light! So, the photo challenges... I've not done them all, but there's a couple that took my fancy :)

Firstly, my crafting space:

It's not that bad as I've only got enough space for one 12x12 at a time and with it being such I small space, I actually tidy up... sometimes.

Secondly, Smiles

Ok, so this one doesn't qualify for prize entry as it was taken last weekend. I was a little bit tipsy at this stage. But it lead to a great convo with The Boy!

Me: Are you going to go and dance? You've been practising for long enough!
The Boy: P*ss off!
Me: (expecting a similar reply) Buy me a drink then!
The Boy: (chucks his money clip at me) Mine's a Southern Comfort and Coke (turns to Jo) Whatcha drinking?

The actual aim wasn't to scrounge a drink! I promise!

And finally, Below the knee and Reflections

A trip to Alnwick Gardens provided this fabulous shot, rather fortuitous really. It was taken in the water gardens, where everything is stainless steel and water. Shiny and reflective!

Right, that's it, I need food and the cat is clamouring by my side for kibbles! I might be back later, but then again, I might save it for tomorrow! Hope you've all had fun and if you don't get a chance to play this weekend, Have a look at Shimelle's site anyway. She's got TONNES of inspirational things on there!

Shimelle's Summer Crop: Colour Challenge

Yup, me again. Twice in one day! I'm making up for the lack of posts over the last couple of months. :P

So, Shimelle's Colour Challenge. I've been dying to try this since I saw it in the Scrapbook Inspirations Ideas Book back in April!

The photo is from mum's graduation, I think it was 1995/6 with my grandparents either side.

Shimelle's Summer Crop: Scrapping with Circles

A weekend of scrapping for me with an interlude to spend time with The Boy before he goes away for a few weeks. Sooo to business, I was on about Summer Scrapping, classes, crops etc. I'm here to share a few results. Firstly, a challenge from Friday, Scrapping with Circles. Ironically, I've been working on this for over a week, rather fortuitous.

As you can see, I'm still cr*p at photography! But I'm blaming the rubbish point and shoot I have to work with as The Boy is taking his shiny allk singing and dancing camera away!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Drumroll please!

And my news is....

I passed!

My first year at the OU. My results came through at the weekend, Pass at 68%.

Although I'd like it to be higher, passing is not to be sniffed at! *lol*

More crafting has been going on this week (end) so whe I get some light and a camera, I can show you what I've been up to.

If you're not sure what to do this weeked, Shimelle is running a Cyber Crop check out this post for an explaination and here for the latest project.

And Elle's Studio are running a journalling workshop for the next two weeks! Catch up here.

As if that wasn't enough, The Studio are preparing for their very own Cyber crop next weekend and the prep for that is on their blog. Take a peek here.

So, what will you be doing with your weekend?

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Meep meep ^_^

Ok, so no actual crafting has been going on of late. I've been busy, with life.I can't believe we're almost halfway through August! Soooo....

I went to see this a few weeks ago. It was fabulous! I'd thoroughly reccomend it and The Boy WILL be going to see it. Have a look here to see where they're touring... Then get tickets! *lol* Oh, and check out they're youtube. I would put the video's up but they don't have embedding codes...

We've been to a friends wedding in Sidmouth... Where? Yup, that's what I said when trying to sort hotels! Right on the sout coast, between Exmouth and Weymouth. Here's a piccie of me and The Boy. Theres actually quite a few of him :D and some of the two of us! But now you know why I complain about no photo's of him!
I'm currently uploading and sorting all the photos from it, I've three photobooks to sort out! I was glad to get home though, spent most of the weekend being asked when we were getting married! *EEK* Oh, and while I'm at it, you need to check out *these* little beauties.

They can be found at liliswan, a gorgeous Etsy shop with some stunning jewellery. I thought they'd be a little overpowering on me, but they weren't. Absolutely stunning and pretty packaging too. :D

I do have some other news for you guys, but that can wait for another post, or this will get silly long. That and while I'm recovering from an ear infection early nights are on the cards.