Monday, 28 December 2009

100 Books in 2010

I've taken up the challenge posted here to read 100 books in 2010.

I'm gonna try and finish the one I'm reading now - Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol - to wrap up my reading for 2009 and then start on the huge pile I have here for my 2010 reading!

If you love reading check it out.

Monday, 21 December 2009

New Sig

Just thought I'd share with you all my new signature that I made in PSP.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

New Blog award

I was given this award by my mum ages ago and I've been searching for the my 5 fave blogs to give it to!

1. Alison
2. Sian
3. Leo
4. Modie-May
5. Annette

There are loads more blogs that make me smile but these are the only ones I could think of!!

December Daily Part Two

I had decided to do this in two posts so that the first post didn't get too cluttered.

This is my 2nd December page

3rd December - the day I found out about my Merit

Journalling about the icy day!

Talking about all my overtime at work

Talking about work and then seeing the Coca Cola advert for the first time!

December Daily Part One

I've had a catch up with my December Daily today and have the first six days of December complete. I've decided to do my book photoless. I'm working up until Christmas - I only have Christmas Day and Boxing Day off so I will have photos for those days but everything else is going to be pure journalling.

This is the cover of my book. My book has acrylic pages in it that seperate different sections. I haven't decided whether the inside ones will be decorated yet or not. I put a bronze peel off on the cover.

This is the first page. I haven't put anything on this one because I thought it was a nice patterned page to open up to the first page.

This is my first page. It has my take of the I Am poem from the Orange advert.

This is my I Am poem. I wrote the last line in silver underneath.

This is my December 1st. I have journalling on the outside and inside has a list of Christmas presents I needed to buy at that point.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Exploding Box

Just thought I'd share with you the first exploding box I've ever made.

Just thought I'd share with you the first exploding box I've ever made.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Where is the time going?

It's November 11th already. I haven't even started making Christmas cards or thinking about Christmas presents and yet at work we have Christmas decorations up already!!!

I haven't done very much art stuff lately. I just haven't found the inspiration although I now have 3 photos that I will be scrapbooking from a photo session that my friend Kaylee and I had last week in Cardiff. They are the only pics of me that I like so I have them on the back of my bedroom door along with pictures of my nephews and pictures drawn by my nephews to inspire me!!!

I have a lot of stuff I want to get done today so I better go and get on with it!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

10 things about me right now

Inspired by Ali Edwards ( 10 things capturing me right now I decided to think of 10 things about me right now...

1) I went back to college last Monday. I'm doing 3 classes this year - sociology, psychology and Government and politics. They all seem really interesting at the mo but we'll see how interesting they are when I have all the workload to deal with!

2) I've been driving for 3 months now and I've just bought myself a new car that I'm still getting used to. I'm enjoying the freedom of being able to go where I want when I want without relying on buses or anyone else to drive me about.

3) I've noticed that my nephews are growing up so quickly now. The youngest has started nursery now and when I saw him in his uniform he looked so smart. All three look ace in their uniform!

4) I'm currently making sure I find time to read. I neglected it recently for the likes of Facebook and Twitter but I've made sure I sit down and spend time just reading any book I can get my hands on!

5) I'm loving N Dubz - I Need You - I only heard it for the first time yesterday and have it in my head constantly!

6) My friend and I went to Cardiff the other week and the views there are amazing. We fell in love with it straight away! I had my camera but forgot to take any pics because we spent time shopping!

7) I'm trying not to buy so much stuff for scrapbooking. I want to make a dent in what I have. I'm trying to discover new ways to use things and new things to make!

8) I have a rather large pile of books that I need to get through and think I should maybe buy less!

9) My music tastes are changing - no so much because of whats in the chart but because of Big Weekend. I was never a fan of Tinchy Stryder or Scouting for Girls but now I fid that Tinchy Stryder is all thats in my cd player!

10) I'm becoming more vocal. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not but I used to hold back and keep it to myself if I didn't like something but now I'm finding I'll speak up - whether the person likes it or not!

I'm hoping to get some artwork done tomorrow. Ali Edwards (link above) has some good new techniques I wanna try out. Will post if they turn out ok!

Thursday, 27 August 2009


So I've received two awards for my blog from my mum (

The first one is the Honest Scrap Award and you have to list 10 honest things about you.

So 10 honest things about me are:

1. I hate clowns. If they're near a shop I want to go in I have to go elsewhere and wait for them to be gone or I just don't go in.
2. I'm a fan of Britney Spears.
3. I've always got a different hair colour - hair dye was a great invention!
4. I hate fish.
5. I could sit and read all day.
6. I love brocolli.
7. I taught myself HTML and can build a website from scratch but I'm not so good at CSS.
8. I'm addicted to Facebook.
9. I have a HUGE collection of bags and don't think that there is such thing as too many.
10. I went back to college in September to do an Access Course.

Now I have to list 7 fellow bloggers to receive this award. This will be difficult because I don't have very many bloggers that I follow so I'll try.

1. Sarah -
2. Annette -
3. Cal -
4. Karen -
5. JaneH -
6. Dawn -
7. Joan -

I don't know how many of them will check this out to see that they've won an award but I've found my 7 people who's blogs I follow and visit most often.

The next award that I've won is the Your Blog is Fabulous award.

This again is from my mum ( - not sure how many more times I'm gonna link her blog here today lol.

The rules for this one is to link 5 things you're addicted to so here we go:

1. Bags
2. Chocolate
3. Facebook
4. Twitter
5. My Hidden Fantasy Perfume

And the five people I'm giving this award to are:

1. Sarah -
2. Annette -
3. Cal -
4. JaneH -
5. Dawn -

25 things about me

Morning all

I nicked this from my mum today (

1. Name: Hannah

2. What are you most afraid of? Clowns

3. What do you drive? Citreon AX

4. Have you ever seen a ghost? No

5. Where were you born? PMH in Swindon

6. Ever been to Alaska? No

7. Croutons or Bacon bits? Neither but if I gotta choose Croutons

8. Favourite day of the week: Wednesday

9. Favourite restaurant: I don't have a fave

10. Favourite Flower: Any that aren't pink

11. Favourite sport to watch: None I don't like sport

12. Favourite Drink: Pepsi

13. Favourite Ice cream: Mint Choc Chip

14. Disney or Warner Brothers: Disney

15. Favourite fast food restaurant: McDonalds

16. What colour is your bedroom carpet? Grey

17. How many times you failed your driver's test? 1

18. What do you do most often when you are bored? Chat to Kaylee

19. Bedtime: Whenever

20. Favourite TV show: Criminal Minds, The Tudors, Charmed, One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives

21. What are you listening to right now? MTV Hits on TV

22. What are your favourite colour? Orange

23. How many tattoos do you have? None

24. Do you have any pets? No

25. If you could own any animal what would it be? – A white tiger

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Starting a new minibook

So I've started making a new minibook from a class at UKScrappers. Here are the pictures. You'll have to excuse the fingers because I took the pictures using my webcam!

The photos are of my front cover, inside of the cover and the pages.

I'll update with better photos when its complete.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Challenge from my mum

We had three pieces of paper the same and the same photo. We were allowed to use our own embellishments but no other pieces of paper and we had an hour and a half to do it.

Here are pics of my layout:

Today my mum and I did a Scrapbook Inspirations style Scrap challenge.

Monday, 23 March 2009


I've been working my way through the pile of books I have on my unread pile this year and have gradually been extending my Books I've Read in 2009 list on here. The only problem I've had is that a lot of new, great books have come out and I keep getting them to add to my pile that doesn't seem like its ever going to end!

I've just finished reading The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas which I bought after watching the film. I spent the afternoon reading it and got through eight chapters! I just couldn't put it down.

I'm not sure what to read next - Marley and Me (I've seen the film and bought the book), The Pact by Jodi Picoult or the wide selection of books I have by Phillipa Gregory.

What a decision!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Highlight the ones you've done

Thought I'd have a go at doing this!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Todays 365 pic

Can you guess what it is?

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

13th 365 Picture

This is what I'm spending my morning studying!

Monday, 12 January 2009

12th January Pic of the Day

Today's pic is of the last CJ that I have to send off.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

11th 365 picture

My little snack lol

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Final Circle Journal Pics

George Muller
More of a memories page because no single person is inspires the creator of this layout but instead a whole lot of people do so it's a page dedicated to each and every one of them.
A copy of Martin Luther King's speech - there is more folded away in there!

More Circle Journal Pics

Martin Luther King
Mae West
Florence Nightingale
James Dean
Barbara Striesand
Annoying that you can only upload 5 pics in 1 go!

Circle Journal Pics

page on Boudica
My page
Close up of sign in
Sign in and Rules page
Front cover
This is the first circle journal I've ever done and I want to thank everyone that created a layout in my book.

The theme was Back in the Day and was on someone that has inspired you or you admire for whatever reason. Mine (which won't surprise anyone that knows me) was Audrey Hepburn!

Pic of the Day for 9th and 10th

The 9th is a pic of the cover of my CJ which came home yesterday and todays (10th) is of my pharmacy training folder!

Thursday, 8 January 2009

365 pic of the day - Late night snack

The title says it all. When I get in from work and I've got the munchies, if there are any about I reach for one of these!

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Todays pic

Todays picture(s) are of some cards I made last night. I didn't really take my camera anywhere with me today so I decided to photograph these. The fairy card has 3 decoupage fairies - the first card of this type I've ever attempted.

Todays picture(s) are of some cards I made last night. I didn't really take my camera anywhere with me today so I decided to photograph these: