Friday, 31 August 2007

Bad Photo

Ok so here it is a bad photo of my for Mary B's Challenge, I also used the Mojo challenge for this one also.

I hate my hair in this one what was the hairdresser thinking yuck.

I used De Gerance Paperm Hidden journalling behind the photo and De Garance rub ons on the photo

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Scrap the worst photo of yourself

Mary B has a challenge on her blog, scrap a picture of you when you look awful. Well I had no problems finding a photo, but am i brave enough to show the lo ha ha, watch this space! check the link to her blog and give it a go I dare you!

Monday, 27 August 2007

Festival Photos

Back to school count down

1 day of holidays left and its back to school noooooooooooooooooo! I feel like I just started the holidays the festival was great, I got great photos, most of which feature a very large Algerian flag. Ill post them later just waiting for the camera to charge. I think was one of the best free festival I was at in a long time. Well done Dun Laoghaire!!!!!

Sunday, 26 August 2007

International Festival

Today we are off to Dun Laoghaire, there is an international festival on and an Algerian Rock/Pop/punk Musician is playing Rachid Taha is playing. It is very rare for Algerian artist to come to algeria, so its a nice treat for Houssem. Ill definatly bring my camera today!!! festival link There are lots of events on!

Flat Lakes Festival

Today Houssem and I went to Clones, to the Flat Lakes Literary Festival. It was held in the grounds of the most magnificent Hilton House pictured above ( I got the photos from their web site because can you believe it I forgot my camera) It is actually run as a B&B, look them up if your in need of a break.

The grounds are fantastic, and after today I could do a lot of name dropping as I was rubbing shoulders with some very famous VIPs it was amazing (but I don't name drop sorry) I think it was a good place for them to go because they got no hassle at all and the crowd the festival attracted were very arty and gentry like. One celeb did shock me at how small in height she was, she looked so timid and I always imagined her to be a strong tall woman.

Not at all like a normal festival. They are all camping out under the stars tonight. It was my sister Lucy that told me about the festival, she was exhibiting some of her visual art work at it (thats her in the top picture), she also helped out and made some presentations. A very interesting day had by all, seriously check this place out, its beautiful.

Friday, 24 August 2007

Mojo RAK

look at the lovely ribbons, i got from the mojo rak. I love them!

De Gerance Papers

I first saw lo using De Garance paper on UKS so I went hunting for them and found them on Banana Frogs web site, of course I ordered some and the just arrived, they are so vibrant and the detail on them is beautiful, so here are two lo's for my family album using these gorgeous papers. You can find a link to the De Gerance site on the side. If you want to get to UKS or Banana Frog just click pnt here name in this post.

After making the cards, I decided last night to make some Act’s, I made 3 original ones and then scanned them in and manipulated them on the computer, I then printed them out and now I have a set of 12 new ATC which I am very happy with, I’m calling these my Black and White De Gerance set. They are available for trade if anyone wants to. I have not traded yet so I guess I should start.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007


I made two cards today for the Blog Until You Drop, challenge (you can find a link on the side) Im not used to making cards but I thought I should try. It made me think I should try to make more, and more ATC's. practice makes perfect.

Im still unsure about these two!

Monday, 20 August 2007

Ive been Tagged by Olive

What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was 21 living with my best friend and a great gang of students in Donegal, having one of the best times of my life, living on little or nothing, freezing, working hard and partying!

What were you doing 1 year ago?
I was in Algeria visiting Houssems family for the first time, i had a fantastic time his family are great and the country has some beautiful scenery, but got really sick (it took ages to get over), i was also jsut gettting ready to be a year head for the first time.

Five snacks you enjoy
1)mr kipling cerry bakewells 2)Dates 3)toast with real butter 4) apple and pecan pastries 5)baked goats cheese with honey drizzeled over it.

Five songs you know all the lyrics
:1)Living on a prayer- bon jovi 2)Shape of my heart -sting 3)say hello wave goodbye-david grey 4)cant take my eyes off you frankie valli 5)your song- sound track to moulon rouge

5 Things you would do if you were a milionaire
1)spoil our two families 2)Bulid my dream house and hire a housekeeper 3)travel around the world (maybe not all at once) 4)hire a personal trainer (who would make me loose weight). 5)have loads of children.

5 Bad Habits
1)starting to keep fit and giving up 2)not cleaning my car 3)eating eating eating 4)working too late/hard 5)acting like a teacher at home (only sometimes)

5 Things You Like To Do.
1)use my laptop 2)watch soaps 3) going out for dinner 4)teaching 5)dancing

5 Things You Will Never Wear Again
1)figure hugging above the knee little black dress 2)Bikini 3)blue and black tiger print docs 4)a tartan mini skirt 5)the same brown shoes as my brother ( as kids)

5 Favorite Toys
1)Laptop 2)scrapping stash 3)kite 4)playstation 5)Cards (poker etc)

Im tagging scrapperlicious because she has a fantastic blog

Thanks Olive

Friday, 17 August 2007

Flying kites made me think of this!

I love kinetic art and this is one of my favorites, look up kinetic on you tube and you will see what i mean.

click replay to see the video, it could take a few min's to get stared depending on your conection speed.

Flying Kites

Yesterday Houssem bought a kite, we went to the beach and a had a great laugh trying to fly it, I forgot how much fun it could be, now he has bought a bigger one 2 meters long on ebay, id say it would lift you off the ground, cant wait until it comes.

Im doing lots of Lo this month, 4 last night. Im really starting to enjoy it. I edited the last post to include a slide show of the lo I did this month because it was taking up too much space.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

MOJO Made my day!

I was just going through the blogs I like to visit this morning anf to my surprise, I saw my name as the RAK 23 winner on the Mojo Blog, I could not belive it, I had to look at it twice. So I was happy all day. And I went scrapping mad scrapping 10 layouts ha ha, here are some of the lo inspired by my mojo win!!!!!!! yipeeeee

Friday, 10 August 2007

The edge of this is missing as it was too big for the scanner.

When going through the family photos I found this one of my great uncle charlie lying on his work bench, he was a tailor, so the stitching goes well with him! I also found a piece of paper with his writing on it showing how he devided up his pension, £5 for the poor £ for the missions £10 for christmas, £8 for his sister, £ 8 for my little sister lucy, £5 for me, £5 for my brother, £5 for taxi's and the rest went to my aunt his sister for his keep.

He had a hard life, TB as a teenager, which some say prevented him for finding someone to share his life with. He also had a hard death.

He was such a generous man and even though he had nothing he would always help and always say a prayer for you. He could have made some one very happy.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Cyber Crop

There is a summer cyber crop on UKS at the moment. There are some great classes. these are two lo i did last night for it, i might do one today aswell.

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

I made a cake!

I got it into my head to cook today! I made a cake, finally after having to throw one to the dog. I forgot how to make a sponge cake. This one tast ok. Oh and the dog is happy. I need cake lessons!

I also got some scrapping done, Ill upload the picture in a min!

Sunday, 5 August 2007

two more lo for my family album!

I enjoyed doing these two! I feel like I am on a roll now. I used bo bunny paper on both! really like this range of paper.


This is my first lo of my family album. I used the mojo challenge to help me. They have a lovely site with lots of challenges, there is a link on the right.

This is my granny and I in her garden in 1976, I miss her she was a good friend.

I found 2 excellent sites for buying stash and they are based in ireland. Craft factory and the scrapbook store, the links are on the side. Its much easier to shop when its in euros, oh and dangerous ha ha. But it is nice not to have to wait so long for the goddies to arrive. Im spending a fortune, but i was warned when i started all this!

Friday, 3 August 2007

Scanning is a tiring job

I have scanned and scanned and scanned and Im still at it I sent 400 to be printed yesterday. I had to do 3 copies of some of the photos as I am doing albums for my parents, brother and sister. I think hve about another 100 to scan in. Hopefully Ill have them ready today to get printed. I found some great old photos some are above.

And i found a photo I love of my granny and I. Im going to try to enlarge it.