Thursday, 31 January 2008

instructions for love book

1/get 4 pieces of 8x8 card and fold in half lengthways and widthways, then fold from corner to corner.
2/ cut one triangle off the card, make the opposite triangle into a mountain fold.

3/use dst to stick the single triangle to the adjoining square.
4/close the pages and the full triangle will fold up inside.
repeat for other 3 pieces of 8x8, stick them together making sure all are up the same way. decorate. my one is on here so you get a better idea.

love book

here is a book i made for my partner, steve for valentines day.

Monday, 28 January 2008

me time

well after 3 days at work i thouight i deserved some me time so i spent a few hours in my craft room today, not worried about the housework even though the washing machine did do all the washing today. i dont get much time to myself what with my job, housework and everything else that comes with thast fantastic job of being a parent, so when the rare time comes along and i find time for me i make the most of it. here are some layouts i done today.

here is my first page for the overlooked challenge, this one was about your fave mug, well this is my one. i have decided to do this in 6x12, a new size for me but i like it.

here is my dlo pages for my a-z journal, B for books, when i am not on here or crafting, you will find me with my nose in a book whether that is a craft, cookery or other book, i love reading.

here is my lo for the week 3 challenge on ukscrappers, my son getting annoyed about me trying all the time to get a half decent photo of him.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

new job

i had an interview yesterday for a deputy managers job at the place i work. the day didnt start well as i found out after searching for ages for my shoes that my oh had thrown them away last week, apparently his excuse was that i didnt wear them, well they are not the sort of shoes to wear to my job, looking after children, going to parks, playing football, etc but they were perfect for meetings and interviews. well i had to run around town looking for another pair, he is payng me back for them. anyway i had the interview and was told that the job is mine, woohoo.
i love my job and the kids and staff are all great, its like a home from home as i am there just as much as i am at home.
i am looking after my 3 grandkids today so i will do some scrapping this evening, i have to do my b page for my a-z journal and my entry in the cj for my team,the cropodile chicks on ukscrappers, ohh and i want to do a lo using little glass mosiac tiles, wow a busy evening for me then, will upload when they are done.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

productive day

yesterday i had a very productive day which included the small hours of this morning as well.
i managed to get 3 lo's done.

this is of my son and daughter in 1998, i used 2 scoops pp.
this is of my grand daughter, using more 2 scoops, can you tell i have a thing about 2 scoops at the moment.

this one is for the january week 3 challenge on ukscrappers, it shows a pic of my son when he was in playschool back in 1988.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

i done the unthinkable today

i love the basic grey 2 scoops pp and all the other stuff that matches it, i love it so much i bought it.

well today i had a funny five minutes whilst in my scraproom.....

i picked up a craft knife and blatently cut into a sheet, yes i cut into it, randomly too. i then proceeded to stick it to a piece of card with no thought for the pp at all, total disregard for it actually. i then opened the pack of chipboard stickers and stuck them onto the card with some premeditated actions along with a photo of my grand daughter.
here is the end result;

Friday, 18 January 2008

another post

well i cant believe it, i am here again, i must admit i like blogging now, took a while to get used to it but its very addictive. just finished work and got home, whats the first thing i do, yes thats right, get a can of pepsi max and come online, my oh must know every inch of my back by now as that seems to be all he sees when i am at home but he does watch tv like its going out of fashion especially sport, any sport. so we both have our hobbies and our addictions so we have things to talk about other than work or the kids.

anyway i came on here to put a piccy of my 2008 christmas journal , i know, i know, its way too early but hang on one minute, people are still doing their 2007 ones so i thought i would get one step ahead and get it ready for photos and journalling for next christmas, thereby cutting the time in half for when i need it.
here it is;

Thursday, 17 January 2008

ukscrappers week 2 challenge

well this challenge really got me thinking but i think i have pulled it off., i had to use something from the film the wizard of oz, metal bling and 2 of these colours, red, green or yellow.

i could have done a lo with a photo of my grand daughter but thought i would use this photo of my twin grandsons as they are little munchkins. this made a change from doing blue lo's of them and i like the end result.

Monday, 14 January 2008

stash buys

well its payday and did i make the most of that.

today i bought a cuttlebug from craft central for 60 quid, 2 packs of coloured star brads and a embossing folder for my cuttlebug. i also sent off payments for my buys in the sales from various online scrapbooking shops. now just waiting for my lovely postie to bring me my stash, then its serious playtime for me.

little miss attitude

here is a lo i made yesterday of my grand daughter , using the new blong moment pp's

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

my mixed up book

well seen as i am skint til payday i thought i would save myself some pennies and have a go at making a small album with different shaped pages inside, like the ones on sale in a sb shop.
here it is, not the same as the one on sale, just the same sort of idea.
its made from cereal box card and scraps of patterned paper.

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

deep in thought

been busy today, what with all the usual housework and scrapping, here is a layout of my dd, did some doodling and wrote the title myself.
i like doing these whitespace lo's at the moment but that will change i expect as i have tons of embellies to use.

here is my 2nd lo of the day, its of the first snow of 2008, piccy taken from my front door.

here they are

here is the first of 2 lo's i did today, this is my grand daughter and she has the most amazing eyes, only done a few lo's with loads of whitespace but i am liking them.

got up late

well this is a first for me, i didnt wake up til 09.30, must have been shattered after 2 straight days at work, i work with children and i must admit they ran me ragged over the last 2 days.
i am now off work til thursday so will get some scrapping done after i have done all the housework of course, will post on here later with piccies.

Monday, 7 January 2008

uks week 1 challenge

here is my attempt at theukscrappers week one challenge, i really enjoyed doing this as its of my grand daughter and i used the colours i love using for her.

Saturday, 5 January 2008

here is my front cover of my a-z book of me and the first page, a is for autumn, i chose autumn because it is my best time of year because summer is over and winter is on its way.
it took me ages to actually sit down and do this page, i couldnt think what to do but after a few hours of housework i had a rough idea of what i wanted my page to look like and here it is.

this is a layout of my grand daughter that i done today.

have tons more photos to do but hardly any spare time to do much scrapping.

this photo was taken outside my front door, its of the first snow of 2008.

i love the view every time i open my door.

after seeing everyone elses lovely blogs i thought it was about time i got my own one. this will be mainly used for my scrapping layouts and other stuff i make or do.
i hope you enjoy looking at my blog.