Friday, 19 December 2008

CJ Entry

still a bit more to add to this entry!

Friday, 12 December 2008


took me two days to complete this inbetween nappys I think kits are the way to go for now, this is a crafty stash one!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

1st Layout In Ages!!!!

Im not that happy with this layout but it is a start! I have also included a few of the elements for the UKS weekly challenge!

Follow our sketch (taken with permission form the page maps site) for 10 points (Not completed)Make your chosen theme be one of NEW BEGININGS for 10 points (Yes Just Born)Stamp on your layout somehwere for 5 points (Yes up the top)
And use white ribbon or white flowers on your layout for another 5 points (white ribbon in the corner under the blu flower, its difficult to see in this photo)

My Boy Likes Circle Journals!!!

This is one of my UKS Team members Circle Journal that I am 'trying' to get finished in between crying feeding changing etc. I discovered that Rayan loves the colours in it!

Saturday, 6 December 2008


I have decided to take a break from Bad Girls Kits and try out a different kit club Scraproom. Olive introduced me to this club they seam to be quiet reasonable and a cup of coffe is thrown in too!!!! Dont know when I will have much time to scrap but I may as well do some paper collecting!!!!!!

check out these scraprooms

Friday, 28 November 2008

A return to scrapping!

These are my October and November entries for Shimelle's "scrap your day" This month was all about Self Portraits so I looked at the link she providedPaper View by Nancy and took a few pictures of Rayan and I, They are the small cream coloured collection in the corner. It was great to get some time an hour and a half to do some scrapping! I am trying to keep Rayan to the Baby Whisperer Schedual, it has worked so far today fingers crossed for the night time :0

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Circle Journal Entry

This is my entry for my team CJ. This circle Journal is about Flower Power. I took photos of the flowers I recieved in hospital when Rayan was born!

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Some Scrap Your Day Photos

It is scrapbook related!!!!!!! But I cant resist showing him off lol. These will be in my Scrap Your Day 25th of October Entry! The album might get a bit more interesting now!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Our Son Rayan

Our baby Rayan (meaning favoured by god) was born last Thursday at 7.15am by emergancy c section. Its magic having him here. Im home since Monday and have had little or no sleep because he is very windy. We are mad about him!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Still Waiting!!!! Blog Surfing!

Im 4 days over due, baby is keeping me guessing! So while Im waiting Im blog surfing and found some lovely blogs, check them out if you have time!

colection of moments
my head space
3 dimensional me
The Paper Girls

And thank you to Jo for the lovely Blog candy stamp she sent me, check out her great blog I cant wait to get to use it!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Not much going on except waiting!

I got my Bad Girl Kit in the post yesterday! I love the embelishments, and the cool chirp stamp! I also got my UKS Team CJ today, its all about Flower Power so Im looking forward to completing that. I have not done any scrapping as I am busy putting the finishing touches to my baby and now Im waiting and wondering when baby will arrive and will it be a boy or girl! Shimelles Scrap Your Day is this Thursday, I still have to print and scrap last months photos, It would be good if the baby decided to arrive on the 25th this month it would make a great DLO lol but I have a feeling it is quiet comfortable where it is!

The top two pictures show my sisters sculpture in the Botanic Gardens in Dublin.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

CJ Entry and Baby Card

This is an unfinished circle journal entry for my UKS Team CJ, Birth Year! It is a really interesting title for a circle journal because there are loads of things to write about!

My Cousin Sinead also had a lovely baby girl on Monday im going to see her tomorrow, cant wait! so this is a card I made for them! i still have loads to learn about making cards!!!!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Some nice Links to Blogs

Lovely cards from Scrapnextras
and check out the rock chick card on addicted to paper

Making Tags

I just decided to make some tags today because it is ages since I made anything with ink and stamps, and Olive gave me this cool stamp with writing on that I wanted to use. I tried using some salt on some of the tags to get the distressed look but it did not work the way I wanted, so resorted to mixing stamps and using embossing powder!

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Siblings {Black Magic Challenge 2}

This is my attempt at the Black Magic Challenge 2. You had to use their sketch, selected colours and some distressing.

The photo of my Brother and Sister and I when we were younger.

Thank god for scrapping because it is really lashing rain outside and not weather to venture out in!

Friday, 15 August 2008

33 Week Bump

Well this is what happened to the crochet flowers. I used them on this Layout for the monthly UKS house challenge!

Monday, 11 August 2008

More work in progress

I made some flowers today. I want to use them on a layout, because I have seen people use them on thier layouts and they look great.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Shimelle Work in Progress

Well this is the last day of Shimelles 'My Freedom'class. I have learned a lot from this class and I enjoyed it. Im a little stuck with this page called Attitude i dont know if its ment to be a DLO or SLO, this is what I have so far, if anyone is taking the class and has any ideas let me know. I still have to do my title page. But from gatehring these supplies for this Lo, It gave me another idea for a challenge I saw on another blog so Im a happy camper. So Im going to make a cuppa for myself now and see who gets put out of the BB house tonight (wish Rex was up for eviction)

Thursday, 7 August 2008


This is for my entry on the Wendy left me a coment a few days ago with this great link! Thanks Wendy

Shimelle's My freedom Personality

All you need to know about yawning!


My {Creativity} Freedom

This is my DLO for Shimelle's My freedom class which is finishing up this week, Im a little bit behind so catching up today. I have to do personality now so i have to choose some choice photos of myself oh joy lol!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Our Kitchen

The Design Experiment
had a challenge last week that I liked;

What in your home makes you happy? What do you look at and think really makes your home yours. Create a LO about these thing(s).

But it took me until today to do it, so Im way to late lol, but I did it anyway.

sketch challenge

Pencil Lines
challenged us to use Hebe Ambler's sketch. There is always a good challenge on this site.
These photos have been sitting around for a year waiting to be scrapped. Houssem and his friends love music and it was a rare treat to get to see one of there country men for free at the Dun Laoghaire Festival of world cultures, last August. The green and red alphas are from an alpha swap that I was in a while back!

Thursday, 31 July 2008

2 Challenges

Pencil Lines got Ifa Zainon, to provided this weeks sketch. The waterfall is my attempt at this challenge. Ifa is one of my team members on UKS, she is very talented and i enjoyed using her sketch!

I also had a go at Black Magics first fortnightly challenge. You are required to produce a layout using:
August sketch no 1, the technique of distressing, predominantly black and a combinations of the colours featured in Augusts palette. I used a picture of my great aunt, my grandad and little me, i was a flower girl at my uncle and Aunts wedding, the floral paper is similar to the pattern on the dress I wore!

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

2 New Layouts

Two layouts I did last night, one with my sister and I in the Wicklow Mountains using a Bad Girls Kit, I love thoes little birds, I also used a bit of bling, thoes little stones are fiddely to put on. The other was another one of my attempts to get DH to stop smoking but it did not have the desired effect, he just said thats a great photo of me. Ah well I have to come up with more ideas, my last big attempt was putting a BMW logo on the filters of one pack, because I reckon he spends enough to buy a BMW on HP per month. But that didnt work either! So back to constant nagging. I used the lovely colourful Rosa Moka paper and alpha.

Pretty Little House Swap and Shimelles Blogging prompt eighteen

These are the houses I got back from a recent swap on UKS! Thanks Girls!

Who was your personal favourite teeny-bopper pin-up? Share a story about that dreamboat or another happy teenage memory with your readers.

Well if you have been following my Blog you will know that Bon Jovi (mostly Jon) were and still are my favourite teeny-bopper pin-up. My first record was Thriller by Micheal Jakson, Dad said I pestered him for it!

Monday, 28 July 2008

Work and Play

These are last weeks layouts for Shimelles, My Freedom class. I only managed to get these done today. I blured out the students faces so as not to identify them on line.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Scrap Your Day Journal 25th July

Friday was Scrap your day, theyear long project where on the 25th of each month you take pictures through the day so by the end I should have a good record of my life for one year and in just under 10 weeks 2 more pages away (all going to plan) my life is going to change dramatically. Im just hoping I can finish this project this year lol! This months album prompt was to use black and white along with colour!

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Mojo Challenge

This weeks lift comes from Christine Middlecamp,I have a link to her blog a few posts down!. This is my scraplift, the photos are of my sister, her boyfriend and I in Florence, we bought 3 ice creams because it was so hot, when I went to pay it came to €30, we nearly had a heart attack, John (my sisters boyfriend) shouted HOW MUCH? at the girl, we all laughed so did she! We ate them anyway, not really worth €30 though!

Now on to Shimelles Blog Prompt!
"If there was just one thing from your youth that you could pass on to today’s younger generation what would it be? Something as simple as the original Sesame Street theme song or something more complex, like growing up more slowly?"
My advice, you wont always have a fantastic figure so look after it, the weight creeps up slowly but takes a life time to get rid of!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Shimelles Blog Prompt

Write about your first job and ask your blog readers to share their first job stories too.
I had 3 first jobs when I was 15, because I wanted to go to Korea with the scouts for a Jamboree. I worked in my local Super value for 75p an hour stacking shelves and then in a B&B as a cleaner for £1.50 an hour and as a babysitter for £20 a night. I was well worth it, i got to Korea and japan and had a fantastic time!So share your first job experiences with me now!

Monday, 21 July 2008

Bad Girls Kit Arrived Today & Shimelle

I made 2 layouts with teh kit, I really liked this months kit!

Shimelles blog prompt today was "Tell your blog readers about your favourite game" Well as a kid I loved playing Man Hunt while out camping with the scouts! I also liked playing rounders. Now i like playing Texas Holdem, mostly on my computer but I love a real game!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

An insperational Blogger and Crafter

Check out retrospection her work is fantastic. Mojoholder have a scraplift challenge using one of her Layouts.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Insperation Asperation

This weeks layouts for Shimelles class, I prefered doing the Asperations lo i just found it easier, dont know why? Shimelle made us have a word count limit, so on the asperations lo there are exactly 100 words in each journalling block! Makes you cut out some of the junk!So take the challeng the next time you journalling put a word count limit of 50 (just to make it harder) on yourself! If you do leave a link to your work here!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Mojoholder Scraplift Challenge

This is my attempt at scraplifting a Mojo Holder Sarah-Jane Dowsett

UKS Weekly Challenge and Late Night Scrapping

Here is the challenge from the Yummy Mummys team:
Scraplift a CD cover 10pts
Holiday theme 10pts
Use material embellies 10pts

I scraplifted a U2 CD cover which used 16 photos!
I used our holiday/honeymoon in Zakynthos!
I used ribbon and felt brackets for the material!