Monday, 31 August 2009

Graduation Ball

Oh what a night! It was my graduation ball at Cutler's Hall in Sheffield. Our official cap and gown ceremony is not until 16th November 2009, but we are all on holiday waiting to start jobs at the end of September.
Me and my friends on the stairs leading in to the hall.
Me and the other half, all dressed up and waiting to go in to the hall.

Other half with his friend from his Physio course and his girlfriend who is a fellow graduating nurse.

This is the gorgeous Cutler's Hall where dinner was served and we boogied in to the night.
I must admit that it was a fantastic night, but the alcohol flowed a little too well and I was a little worse for wear by the end.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Below are two tag books which I have been working on for my friends who along with me have qualified as Staff Nurses. They are still in the early stages, but all the pages are covered ready to be embellished. I really hope that they like them. I used Basic Grey Lime Rickety papers for the one below.
For this one I have used Blonde Moments Sugar Dumpling (I think!).

This is my DLO for the 'Ribbons' CJ from the CJ Lovers CJ on UKS. I used some papers which were left over from one of my cleo crafts kits (can't remember which month!). I used various ribbon to make grass and flowers.

Well I'm off to do some more scrapping. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Blog Candy!!!

I have found loads of absolutely fabulous blog candy!!!

Check out Denise's gorgeous blog candy - closing 23rd August

Bev's amazing blog candy - closing 17th August

Basicgrey Challenge blog - closing 21st August

Good Luck everyone!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Crafty goings on!

Well I'm pleased that the UKS mini book event has started, and is keeping me occupied nicely. Below is the 1st of 10 minibooks. It was a Bellaboo design by Cleo Jarvis and is made completely from scratch. I decided to use 'Nature' as my theme as I had some photos from when Al and I have been to a couple of country parks.

I found it quite hard to decorate these two inner covers as I didn't want to use anymore photographs and I couldn't go very 3D.
I used some Basic Grey papers for the inner pages. Its took quite a while to get the pieces cut to the right size. This page has photos from when we went to Rother Valley Country Park at Christmas 2008.

This second page contains photos of Thrybergh Country Park in Rotherham. We went in January so it was cold but the sun was out so it was a gorgeous day.

This is a quick card I made for my Aunties Birthday. I used left over scraps of paper from one of my cleo crafts monthly kits and the free stamp off a previous Craft Stamper Magazine. Am really pleased with how it turned out.

Am hoping to start another minibook today, but it might end up just being a few cards. Can't wait until tomorrow morning as its Cleo crafts minibook on UKS so I'm hoping the kit I have bought for it arrives in the morning too.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Student to Staff Nurse! OMG!

Well its been an intense few weeks what with final placement, interviews and then the waiting... But I have now been successful at both my interviews. I have been offered a 12 month contract on an Orthopedic ward or a permanent job on a palliative care unit. I have some big decisions to make...

Back to crafting, my Cleo crafts August kit arrived yesterday and it is gorgeous. Lots of cosmo cricket Snorkel papers which are brilliant for summer scrapping, just a shame we haven't had much sun so far this summer. I am looking forward to the minibook summer event on UKS, plenty to keep me occupied while the other half is away in Scotland.