Monday, 30 July 2007


I raided my parents house for photos this weekend. I think I just got there on time, the photos were in an album that must have some acid in it as the photos were starting to get brown spots. So im going to scan and reprint them and do 4 albums. one for each of us. So stay tuned for the results. It will probably take ages!

Friday, 27 July 2007

All about eve 2 & 3

This DLO is for a challenge from the All About Eve Blog (see link on the right). its a fantastic blog the lo in the gallery are beautiful. i just found it on a UKS forum today dont know how i missed it they have a great design team. Back to the challenge its about escape,

I couldint think what I do to escape from it all but then I remembered, I like to watch satc to get away from it all now and again. Just got season 1-6 on DVD. So to escape i go to Manhattan with the girls lol. I hope they make a film. I actually printed the Manhattan sky line out in b&w but the printer decided it wanted to be pink today, and it turned out so did I.

Loved doing the challenge have decided to continue with the challenges and make a journal of them.

I did 2 dlo's tonight for all about eve. The second one is about my age shhhhhhh dont tell. I have a picture of me age 2 and one now.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

The sun is out and the post man brought goodies!

I got some new stash in the post today, cant wait to use it, i got it from craft island, they have very reasonable postage. And the stuff is just georgeous. see the picture. the use places such as tuscany and eire to describe thier stock mmmmmmmmmmmmmm is all i said when i opened the box! I have a link in the sites i like to visit section. Irish people email them for better postage rates.

The sun has come out today after 2 months of rain so i took the oppertunity to take a photo of my garden which i planned on sitting in all summer but as yet is has not happened. But I did get a lot of scrapping done instead!

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

late night

Im awake late looking at other peoples blogs, there are some great ones out there, the funny ones seem to be from discrunteled partners of scrappers, i can kind of see where they are comming from!

I finished my dlo for hilsbils circle journal, loved doing it, cant show any photos of my work until she gets it back (in april).

Keep seeing lots of scrapping stuff i want to buy very dangerous scrapping the internet and a credit card.

Monday, 23 July 2007

Circle Journal

This morning i woke up early the post man was knocking on my door, he had the first circle journal from hilsbils on UKS. I was so excited getting it and I have to say it is fab! Its all about her top 20 songs, cant wait to get started on it it is really nice. I like a few of the songs so i have to try and narrow it down now. Ill get started after I make the dinner, going for nice and easy pasta bake tonight.

What is a circle journal???????

a group (my group are from UKS) of people make a book each and pick thier own theme (I picked garden fairy).Then everyone's names and addresses go on a list and the books goes along to each group memeber and eventually back to the owner therfore creating the circle.(there are ten in my group and we post our journals to each other once a month, we are due to finish next april) You always send to the same person, so there is no confusion. Each grop member completes a 2 page lo or whatever the member has asked for in thier journal. You put your own design of words and thoughts plus images and art in thier journal but use thier theme and instruction as a guide. you can include photos if you want. Its a good way to try something a bit different in each book. So eventually at the end of a few months everyone ends up with thier own journal, and they get to see all the work of thier team members. (cant wait to upload mine to show you!)

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Took a photo of some of my stash, trying to make a nicer title bar. My efforts are above.

I have just started to do some ATC's and TAG's I have included a slide show below with some of my tags and atc's.. I keep them in a little album.

i was also looking at some other peoples scrapping areas, mine is very small, I have a stack of plastic boxes and a paper folder behind my sitting room door which I wheel out when I want to do some craft work. I have included a picture of my area, Im sure it will grow!

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Got the exploding box done! left it without photos, going to use it as a visual aid for my students. really enjoyed doing this. here is my effort!

Im finally getting the hang of this blog thing, just trying to work out how to get a nicer title lo for this blog.

Today im thinking about making an exploding box. I did a lo yesterday but i was not really happy with it. Don't know how that will work out but will try after i have done some housework.

Monday, 16 July 2007

UKS monthly house challenge.

I used outline stickers drew over them with oil pastel and then removed the stickers for the home title. A hambley overlay in the corner and tipex for the doodle flowers up the side. I dont like the picture of me at all, but it is the only one I have of the three of us.

UKS weekly challenge lo.

Me and the girls while in college seems like a lifetime ago!

This is a lo I did for a challenge on UKS, the pictures are of my dog Lady.