Tuesday, January 31, 2012

UK Scrappers Weekly Challenge - January Wk 5

This week's challenge was set by The Scrap Apples.
  • build 5 blocks using photos, journal cards and pattern paper ~ 10 points
  • follow the sketch and add fun bits at top/bottom of the page ~ 5 points
  • include journaling ~ 10 points
  • use some lovely new stash ~ 5 points
I have used Dawn Inskip's Health Kick digi kit.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 29 - Kitchen Utensil

Today I held my first crop and I made cupcakes for everyone. I used a Wilton 2D icing nozzle to put the swirly icing on! It has to be one of my favourite kitchen utensils.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 28 - Fluffy

This is my lovely dressing gown. It is really fluffy and snuggly. Perfect for a winter's evening!

Friday, January 27, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 27 - Amazing

Zoe came home from school today with the Pupil of the Week award!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

52 Cards Challenge 2012 - Week 2 - 4 Catch Up

I am very behind but have had the afternoon off and played catch up!

Week 2:
Rules were primary colours, handmade embellishment and journalling spot.

Week 3:
Pennants, banner or bunting.

Week 4:

365 + 1 - Day 26 - Free Choice

Today we could choose a subject of our own choice! I have had the afternoon off work and it is dry and really breezy out so I have chanced putting the washing out on the line to dry - the first time this year!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 25 - Motionless

Another cheat as this photo was taken on Christmas Day. Molly our cat was sat on my lap and I put Zoe's Christmas hairband on her head and she sat like this - motionless - for ages, whilst I snapped away with my camera!

365 + 1 - Day 24 - Motion

Bit of a cheating photo as this was taken back in the summer.
This bike will help me shift my christmas weight. Lost 2.5lbs at tonight's weigh in!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

UK Scrappers Weekly Challenge - January Wk 4

This weeks challenge was set by Violaceous - her first one and what a fantastic one it was too!
She asked to scrap in her favourite colours of purple and turquoise for 10 points, to scrap about ourselves for 10 points (which I rarely do!) and finally to use a butterfly or to scrap about change for the final 10 points!
I have used Dawn Inskip's Muggles digi kit.

Monday, January 23, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 23 - Hot

When I went to pick Zoe up from her afterschool club today, she was wearing a dragon costume made from cardboard boxes. They had been celebrating the Chinese New Year. This is a bit of a strenuous link but a dragon's fire would be very hot!!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shimelle's - And now for something completely different

Shimelle is runnning a fab new monthly course on UK Scrappers. Look here for more information.
I haven't done any real life scrapping for ages so although this was a bit out of my comfort range, I really enjoyed doing it.
I have used a Sarah's Cards kit from September 2011 with lots of Fancy Pants papers from their It's The Little Things.

365 + 1 - Day 22 - Glow

I love the way I can now read in bed without having to have the light on. The Kindle app on my iPad perfectly glows in the dark.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 21 - Fire

I always seem to be cold and my husband is always telling me how hot it is! Tonight I convinced him to light the fire! Now I am snuggled up in my pyjamas and dressing gown lovely and toasty warm!

365 + 1 - Day 20 - Sign

This is the sign on the front of our house.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 19 - Bad for you

Unfortunately I am a Coeliac so I spend most of my time reading food packaging to see those horrible words "May contain Gluten" and then that food is bad for me and is off limits! It appears that all the nice food contains gluten!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 18 - Pleasurable

There is nothing more pleasurable than getting into my warm snuggly bed at the end of each. Trouble is I have to get out of it the next morning!

365 + 1 - Day 17 - Naughty

I was lucky enough to get an iPad for Christmas and I bought a cover for it but I am not very happy with it so I naughtily treated myself to a new cover today.

365 + 1 - Day 16 - Snack

I will be starting Slimming World on Wednesday so this will be one of the last snacks I will be having for a while. I am a Coeliac so do find it difficult to find tasty snacks - but I am rather partial to these bars.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

UK Scrappers Weekly Challenge - January Wk 3

This week's challenge was set by Tiger Lady and Mary Buttons. They tried to keep it simple and so Mary designed a sketch to use for 10 pts, asked to create the layout in shades of one colour for 10 pts and then to use a one word title for the final 10 pts.
I have used Dawn Inskip's Health Kick digi kit.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 15 - Generous

Today I went to a Stampin' Up training day. We had to do swaps and I got some gorgeous things back. There was also a competition - we had to make something around the theme of love. Everyone who participated got a little goody bag and in mine was these gorgeous antique brads - how generous of our host!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 14 - Guilty Pleasure

Gummy sweets are definitely my guilty pleasure! I love Haribo! Give me them over anything, any day!

Friday, January 13, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 13 - Fridge Contents

We still have our milk delivered by the milkman. We like to support local businesses! And this morning he left us 3 free bottles of Yakult to sample. Unfortunately by the time I got to them, there was only one left!

365 + 1 - Day 12 - Translucent

I treated myself to a new paper trimmer as my old Making Memories trimmer was not cutting very cleanly. Having the misfortune to have to work above a Hobbycraft store and receiving staff discount and I ventured in and bought a Tonic (was X-cut) guillotine and the paper guide is translucent!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

365 + 1 - Day 11 - Clothing

Today is my birthday! Getting ever closer to the big 4-0!!!!
One of my presents was a new pair of thermal cycling gloves! I will be putting them to the test on Friday on my day off!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

UK Scrappers Weekly Challenge - January Wk 2

This week's challenge was set by Meg Baby and she asked us to use something new for 10pts,
something old for 10 pts and some bling for the final 10 pts.
I have used a new template from Dawn Inskip from her Peace collection and an old digi kit by Dawn called Fairyland. I have glittered lots of the embellishments and the font.

365 + 1 - Day Ten - Metallic

When I was looking around for inspiration for this prompt, I was surprised at how many metallic things I have in my house and kitchen. This has to be my favourite one though!

Monday, January 9, 2012

365 + 1 - Day Nine - Water

Think this says it all!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

365 + 1 - Day Eight - Cosy

Zoe has had a busy day with a swimming lesson this morning and then a manic gym party in the afternoon! We came home and got her in the bath. This is her all snuggled up in her cosy dressing gown waiting for Dancing on Ice to start!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Weekly Life - Week 52

365 + 1 - Day Seven - Drink

I normally only work Monday to Friday, but today I had to go to our Littlehampton garden centre to strip out all the IT equipment and tills ready for the building to be demolished on Monday. It was a long tiring day and very dirty. So now should I have a cup of tea or nice glass or pear cider?

Friday, January 6, 2012

365 + 1 - Day Six - Frost

Although it was cold this morning, we had no frost, so I have had to use my imagination a bit for this prompt. Today is the twelfth night and so the last of the Christmas decorations need to be put away. I took all my decs down on Monday but left my little family of snowmen out. They are made from socks and rice so not very frosty!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

UK Scrappers Weekly Challenge - January Wk 1

The first challenge of the new year. It was set by Scatty Chick and she asked us to use old stash for 10 points, use circles for 10 points and use doodling for the final 10 points.
I have used an old digital kit by Dawn Inskip called Background Doodles - as you can see it fits the criteria perfectly. I deleted parts of the doodle so that I could colour it in various colours.

365 + 1 - Day Five - Excitement

Struggled a bit with this one as I have had a truly awful day at work, but my 6 year old daughter is very excited as she has her second wobbly tooth and she cannot wait for the Tooth Fairy to pay her a visit again!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

365 + 1 - Day Four - Pretty

There is nothing prettier than new stash. This is my latest delivery of Stampin' Up goodies from the new Spring Mini catalogue

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

365 + 1 - Day Three - Ugly

There was nothing more ugly than hearing my alarm going off at 6.30am heralding my start back to work after the Christmas break.

Monday, January 2, 2012

UK Scrappers Monthly Challenge - January

Another new year and new monthly challenge. No theme but a sketch and then the lovely Scrap Dolly gave us digi scrappers a template to use.
So here is my layout. I have used Mable Little Berry's Christmas digi kit by Studio Lorie.

52 Cards Challenge 2012 - Week 1

Another new challenge for me for the new year. I recently became a Stampin' Up demonstrator and this will be a good way for me to keep making cards!

So on with the show, this week's prompt is a design elements and theme prompt:

  1. Theme = New (new beginnings, baby, home or simply using new stash - the choice is yours!)
  2. Circles
  3. Scallops
I have used new Stampin' Up stash from the new Spring Mini catalogue which comes out on Wednesday 4th January - called Create a Cupcake.

365 + 1 - Day Two - New

Zoe got some new Hama Beads for Christmas. I have ended up making them over the last few days. We have taken down the decorations today and put these new designs in her playroom window!

365 + 1 - Day One - Celebrate

There is new daily year long project starting over on UK Scrappers. Well actually it is here.
Only this morning, I decided not to do a year long project again, but this caught my eye and I fancied doing it. So here I am and hopefully I will still be here on 31st December 20121

The first prompt is Celebrate: