Friday, 29 January 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Well although I still live at home with my parents my boyfriend and I have started to buy housey stuff, especially kitchen things. So far we have 2 cutlery sets (1 posh, 1 everyday), a carvery knife set, various dishes, various utensils, numerous glasses and various silicon and non stick baking trays.
This is our latest purchase:
I dragged him to morrisons to look at the slate placemats and as we were walking out we saw this gorgeous dinner service. As it was on offer we bought 2 sets which gives us 8 place settings. Yey! However, we are quickly running out of space to store things.
I can't wait to get Cleo Crafts February Kit, the papers look gorgeous!
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Friday, 15 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Heres another page for my JYC, its been almost done for a while, was just waiting for a title, planned to wait until my sizzix sale order comes but am still waiting so I used webster storyteller alphabet stickers that I go as an add on to Cleo crafts Jan kit.
I was really pleased with the aged effect I managed to give the song sheet. I crunched it up and then applied distress ink lightly over the top to show up the creases.
I finally managed to finish this project which has been sat on my desk since the summer minibook even on UKS. I made the book and added the papers the day it was launched but then never got round to printing the photos off for the book. The papers are another kit from Cleo Crafts which I absolutely love.Innovate is almost like a guiding conference weekend for girls aged 16-25 years old. Girls travel from all over the UK to coem together and discuss the development of girlguiding UK. Its not all hard work there is a lot of fun involved too.
I am looking forward to going to the Centenary Innovate which is at Wyboston in February.
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Thursday, 7 January 2010
I am quite behind with my journal you christmas, especially with the scrapping side of things. I have got about 9 pages either completed or just waiting for a titles ( I am waiting for an order of alphabet dies coming from Sizzix).
22nd December - Today is my 'To Do list', I have to admit that I was quite pleased that by this point in December I didn't have much left to do.
Today as I was off work my boyfriend and I decided to take his dogs for a walk to Rother Valley Country Park, which is about a 10 minute walk away from his home. The scenery was stunning, the sun was shining and glistening off the snow which covered the ground. It was absolutely freezing but we really enjoyed walking round and exploring in the snow with the dogs.
I have never seen the lakes frozen over as we don't tend to have weather this cold for any period of time. I am looking forward to making a minibook of all these photos. Will be back later with a crafting post.
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
I have ordered an ATG Gun and 10 rolls of DST with my christmas money. I can't wait to get it, everyone on UKS seem to swear by it. Look forward to receiving it and playing!
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
I'm a little worried how I am going to manage to drive the 7 miles to work. Well at least I will have some nice photos to do some scrapping with. I think these continued snow showers may result in a winter themed minibook.
Monday, 4 January 2010
Sunday, 3 January 2010
This is my pre-crop challenge LO which is the first time I have ever done an 8x8 page. I found it quite daunting at first as I was a little worried about putting too much on.
Tin Man Challenge - I was really pleased with this LO, the photo is of me and my boyfriend before we went to the Rugby Club end of season dinner dance.
Saturday, 2 January 2010
These are a couple of my christmas cards I made this year, I didn't want to show them before christmas as some of my friends keep an eye on my blog. I was really pleased how they turned out. Next years plan is to start using copic markers as I have some really cute christmas stamps which I would like to use.
I have also bought 2 Tim Holtz stamps, 'Christmas Miracle' and 'Reindeer games'. I'm looking forward to making cards and tags with those. My neighbours really like to send handmade cards so they have offered to buy some from me if I make enough. I actually really enjoyed making the cards this year even if it was a little stressful!
I apologise for the quality of the photo as it was dark so had to use my flash. This LO documents the preparation required for the Maharastrian dinner when we were away at the Guide World Centre in Pune, India.
Friday, 1 January 2010
There are various different areas of my life which I intend to change, some much simpler than others as you will see, I have split it in to categories.
- Get organised!
- Start to make christmas cards much earlier, so they are not last minute (ie. August).
- Make some homemade birthday/christmas presents.
- Try to use each Cleo Crafts Kit every month so I don't get a stock pile.
- Finish my Gambia, India and Scotland Albums.
- Take part in as many Centenary celebrations as possible.
- Make a Centenary minibook keepsake.
- Think more positively!
- Clear my debts and save for a house deposit.
- Update my blog more regularly.