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Sunday, April 26, 2009

And thats it

I LOVE MM paperie papers!!

The weekend over with again...goes far too fast and I never get everything done that I want to. I find that as I get older, I want to be meaner with my time LOL
Went to Wyverstone crop yesterday which as usual was great. I was so looking forward to driving there in my new car and there was SO much room in the boot even when I was full of my stash and three big bags of bread.Unfortunately , it wasn't to be:( . As I was turning the wheel to get out of the drive, the car made lots of horrible clunking noises and it seems that one of the coils has snapped in two :(. It now has to go up to the garage to be fixed as well as the new cam belt that it is booked in for. It may be there a while. Just hope its not too expensive as it is a heavy week this week. I have to pay for Dan's Wales trip and a trip for Meg and Dex is away at the weekend!
On a brighter note, to take my mind of such things, I have done some scrapping today ( i did very little yesterday!!) The Lo's above are from an online crop all except the circle one, which is a sketch from this weeks pencil lines.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Natalie!!

My Little girl is 24 yrs old today. She seemed happy with all her gifts and cards. Clothes and scrapping stuff. We had pasta and Birthday cake for tea. She would have preferred a buffet but as I was at work all day and haven't shopped this week, that wasn't going to happen. Her friend Jo came round to celebrate with us and they are going out on Monday evening for a meal with the "Girls group" they both belong to as well.
Photo is of her chatting away to auntie Steph..
I am off to the Wyverstone crop tomorrow and I am looking forward to it although i feel REALLY tired!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bit Cross

As Megs annual Review has been cancelled for tomorrow morning. I know it's no ones fault as its due to staff illness, its just that things were going smoothly for a change and I was all organised!
Beautiful day again today, lovely sunshine and trees in blossom everywhere at school.
The layout above is another for the cyber crop and is from a sketch class. Half way though another one but am so tired, i am not going to finish it tonight.
I will pop to bed soon with the last book from the "Twilight" series, I only have a handful of pages left to read and keep putting it off as i don't want to get to the end LOL!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

First Day back

Even after just two weeks, I had forgotten how noisy the children at school are and mine are hardly quiet! Spent the day supporting Yr 11 Maths day.

Did a Layout for a cybercrop yesterday and an altered item and have another on the go.

The altered item is an old Jellybean jar ...yes i ate them all cept the green ones which are foul!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Getting Excited

About goung to Alexander Palace tomorrow..I feel like i have been stuck in for two weeks so it will be nice to have some freedom!

There is a week long cyber crop going on at my fav forum and this is today's Lo class by the fab Lousette.

Also another card i made yesterday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Love my Slice

Must get some more cards for it. I have used it to help make a few cards today. also using up left over bits from Layouts. I used the waste from one of the cuts to make another card.
Got up too early this morning and am now ready for a nap!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sorry its a bit pink!

My lastest Lo is of Megans 14th Birthday last week. Sorry rubbish photos as it is dark now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Is 15 today. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Holidays are such hard work!

My Children bicker all the time like toddlers! Three times this week i have been woken from my sleep to sort out fighting in the middle of the night Grrr. I am too tired to do anything but shout at them. At least they sleep in all morning, so i get a little peace then.
Dex is still off recovering :( He was hoping to go back to work to day ( i was hoping he was too) but has a Doc's appointment this afternoon as the op site ( i won't go into details!) is swollen and very sore :(
I can get more done when there's less people around...the trouble is I think i am going to get so much done ..the kitchen really needs finishing now that i started to decorate it , but as its so small and with everyone off..its almost impossible...sigh . At least I got to sort out Megs room and that means she is no longer spending hours in ours :)
Done some more scrapping. Green is my fave colour and i don't have that many layouts of Nats
My fav bit was doing the lettering, cut on the slice, painted with paint dabbers and inked aroundthe edges. The embossed with clear embossing powder at least 4 times, cracked and inked again.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I managed to finish One Layout :D The Photo was Taken by Anet's friend Foss and is of Rosie blowing out Anet's candles ( fortunately you can't tell just how many there are! ;))
I used a sketch from the Prima site and got my crochet hook and cotton out for the circle frames (inspired by THIS woman's Amazing work!!)
As Dex is watching Rugby all day ( still recovering), I shall go back to scrapping in a min.
Have a wonderful day xx

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I am Determined

To get some scrapping done today. I can't believe that i have been off for a week already and not done ANY! Admittedly I have had my sis over, Dex's little op and appointments but , usually I can't wait to get stuck in.
I have spent time on face book ( mostly wasting time!) and become a twitterer ( yup I KNOW i am already a twit!!) I do have two half done Lo to finish and a million cards to make so. will hopefully be back later with photos ( if there is enough light)

Monday, April 06, 2009

My New (old) Car

Is a Citroen Berlingo and I really like it :) Its No sporty car but that's not what i wanted:) I saw one at a scrapbook retreat last year and was impressed with the amount of stash you could get in the boot LOL! It is also very roomy for my tall children :)
I am off out in it to pick up one of my Fab sisters in it in a min. She is popping over for a quick pre Easter visit ( and to watch the children tomorrow while I take Dex for a small op in the morning )

Sunday, April 05, 2009


Sorry end of term is chaotic!

Yesterday was Megan's 14th Birthday..WHERE does the time go?! She seemed to enjoy her day with friends popping in and out. We ended up in our PJ's ( OK for me a nighty as i don't DO pj's) watching TV and playing games. The boys went out bowling and stayed over in Ipswich, so it was just us girls :)

Dex collected my new car today and i was finally able to go for a drive in it. Feels OK. I have to go to Thetford on Tues so will have a better idea by then. It is NOT a new car OR a flash car but it IS what i wanted and there's LOADS of room inside.