Monday, 28 April 2008

Scrapin' Baby!

How sad am I that the CC is over :(

I had such a cool time. I created 4 layouts, a tag and a digital sketch. That's more than I normally do thats for sure.

I've set up a tribal pages site for my family to keep track of my family tree and I've bought myself a notebook to keep myself better organised!

I'm getting ready to start my CJ - its going to be called Back In The Day and will be filled with everyone's icons from a past era. I can't wait for everyone elses either although I will have to sit and plan before I actually work on their books because I'm very scared that I'm going to screw up. One wrong mistake and there will be one person with a screwed up CJ and I can't bare the thought that it could be me creating that mess!

I'm going to colour my hair in a bit and then watch Waking the Dead.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Craft Stores

Now SPS isn't what I'd call a "proper" craft store - more like one of those that you can find goodies in when you least expect you!
Today I went in there and got 2 Embossing powders, a stamp, 4 sheets of acetate and some wooden capital letters! I was quite impressed with myself.

Now I'm sitting down and completing another page of my Birthday scrapbook and then after 2 more pages all will be done!

That'll be another project completed!

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Quick Post

I've been busy preparing stuff in my room that I can sit and craft tonight.
I'm picking Reece up from nursery at half eleven and we're having a couple of hours auntie and nephew time where I have bits to do and we'll pick some sweets or cars or knowing good old auntie Hannah both along the way.

I'm taking a camera into town to be developed so there should be some funny pics from Saturday night to look at!

I've been looking at Her Space My Space (HSMS) lately and it's really cool. I've read about it on different Scrapbook sites and in different magazines and decided I'd find it out and go from there.

Thought I'd post my first ever digital layout done using PSP 9 for the UKS CyberCrop Challenge. It's a pic I took of me and my friend Hetal on the bus!

Anyone that knows me would probably have a laugh right about now as I'm sat here with a towel around my hair and thinking I really should finish drying it but with so much scrapbooking stuff to look at online its so difficult!

It's nice and sunny out today and already I've washed up, done bits for dinner, looked at UKS, Celebrity Loop, read my e-mails, looked at HSMS and read Shimelle's blog. Also I'm in the middle of looking at a blog that belongs to a member of UKS and she has some AMAZING stuff on there.
Later on I'm going to create a list that shows all my fave blogs to go to!

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Bit tired but doing well

My Modscraps kit has arrived and the papers in it were so lush - I've also added to my collection by buying more little bits and pieces.

I've got semi up to date on my challenges - have a few that I'm going to work on in the morning but I don't expect to get them completed as I have to get the half eleven bus to work.

Tomorrow night hopefully I will finish tidying my room and craft area in my room and there will be another challenge completed. After that I can sit and create whatever bits I didn't create in the morning!

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Happy Scrapping!

Good Afternoon to all

I've been out to Wantage this morning and I've bought some excellant stuff to use in my scrapbooks etc. I bought my blank covers and book rings for when I take part in my first CJ! Can't wait - it's exciting to try new things especially as I don't think I'm such a great crafter!

What else did I buy - some ATC blanks so I can design some of them but now I'm lacking in inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMMIT!

I've found a website where I can find maps of areas from centuries ago so can pin point exactly where my ancesters lived!! Hop over to to have a look!

That's all I'm gonna write for now. I'm going to look at more ATC inspiration and see if I can get some of my own!

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Lovely day out but I have to work

I woke up a little later than I had planned to this morning as I had a ton of things to get done. Unfortunately I didn't even make it halfway through my list.

The main priority was to finish Tricia's present and then start on the million cards I need to make. Unfortunately I didn't finish the present or start the cards so that was unfortunate!

I have to go to work in a bit - catch the 12.38 bus and then start work at 1.30. I finish at 10 tonight so will be working hard on catch up of all things I needed to do then!

Tomorrow morning I'll be on and off but will definately be setting my alarm as I need to sort out my room enough for some shelves to be put up on Saturday once I've bought them. I shouldn't imagine I'll be online on Saturday as I should hopefully be in Ikea!

Claire e-mailed yesterday and she is coming home in June instead of September which I'm soooooooooo unbelievably happy about!

Family tree is going well.

All I want to do is throw open my window have the sunlight in and craft on what looks as though it's going to be a beautiful day. Unfortunately I have to go and work and deal with the fair tonight which means I will miss the lovely sun!

Hope everyone else is going to have much more fun than me!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Day Off

Today was my day off from work. It was nice. So much fun to be able to relax.

I made my grandads birthday card and did some more of my family tree. I've set up a blog to record my findings - - a member of UKScrappers helped me find a missing relative. I found the wife and the children and had the name of him and his year of birth and with that bit of information she found his name, where he was born, lived and his parents name!!!!!!! Read my other blog to find out more.

I met up with Siobhan and we went to my nan's we then went to Subway for food and then to the cinema to see Hortan Hears a Who - it was so funny. Now I'm home I'm going to work on my family tree blog and maybe to some scrapbooking etc later.

I have a few things to do first though!

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Magicalness haha

I found a site through another ace blog that tells you what type of tarot card you are. I love Tarot - well I love anything spiritual and magical lol. I don't believe in God or any of that the world was made in 7 days and you need to confess and go to church every sunday to confess all and relinquish (spelling?) yourself of any sin you may have otherwise you won't go to heaven. What kind of lesson is that for kids. Don't have fun or you won't go to heaven???????? Don't think so some how!

Anyway here's what type of card I am!

You are The Magician

Skill, wisdom, adaptation. Craft, cunning, depending on dignity.

Eleoquent and charismatic both verbally and in writing,
you are clever, witty, inventive and persuasive.

The Magician is the male power of creation, creation by willpower and desire. In that ancient sense, it is the ability to make things so just by speaking them aloud. Reflecting this is the fact that the Magician is represented by Mercury. He represents the gift of tongues, a smooth talker, a salesman. Also clever with the slight of hand and a medicine man - either a real doctor or someone trying to sell you snake oil.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

I love it - I'm a magician!!!

Same old today - work til 10 come home and blog more or craft although I have a whole day of that tomorrow WOOOOOOOOO.

Must go and visit my nan as well. I forgot to give them their anniversary card that I made and it was on the 1st! Got lots of stuff to do. Want to finish my birthday book - and my paper bag book and everything else planned. Like Tricia's birthday present which is on the 16th. Then I need to start Sam's but it isn't til September so I can take my time over that!!!!

Well I'll post more later. Hopefully work will be more exciting today.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

CyberCrop Challenges

Morning all

I've not done too much this morning other than catch up on my sleep, read e-mails, check websites and learnt the latest challenges for the UKS CyberCrop which should be really fun!

I still have to make my planner but now I have my craft stuff back from my brother I should be able to work on that one tonight and then tomorrow I can do my signature scent - I have to transform a bottle into what I think my own perfume bottle would look like!

I need to get a memory card for my camera before Saturday so that I can take it to West Midland Safari Park. If I get it today then I can photo my work that I create tomorrow and post them on UKS.


Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Tired and Bored

Well again today was a 6am get up day, went to work and that was that lol.

Finished at 12 and met my friend Ben to go to the cinema. We watched 27 Dresses. Ace Film. Been posting on a message board and getting replies from Lin Shaye herself!

What else have I been doing? Not much - sorting out my room and I'm gonna get to bed soon cos I'm shattered!


Tuesday, 1 April 2008

A new layout

I think I've finally found a layout that I actually like. And although I created it so it sounds as though I'm bragging I do like the jigsaw piece at the top to represent the Piece of Me phrase!!!

Anyway just a quick entry before I go and get food before lunch. Dunno what to have though!

Can't wait til next Saturday as I'm going to West Midlands Safari Park. I need to get a new memory card for my camera as well so that I can take it with me and take hundreds of pictures!!!

I'm taking part in the UKS Cyber Crop although I can only be part of one full day and little bits on the Sunday. Unfortunately on the Friday when it starts I'm working and on the Sunday I'll be at work too! I'm not making any plans for the Saturday so that I can sit and craft although with my limited stash I don't think I'll have a lot of colour variation.
At least I might use some of the papers I've bought though - GASP use the papers!

I have some nice textured ones that as wierd as it sounds I just want to sit and stroke cos they have the nice velvety feel to them!

I'm thinking of new things to put in the side part of my blog as well!

Must go and get lunch!