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!

Blog Prompt 7

Today’s blog prompt: Share a list of links with
your blog readers, leading them to the websites that
inspire you most.

*NFTEfirst established in the US by businessman Steve Mariotti who demonstrated that by showing young people how to make money through setting up and running their own business they could make a better future for themselves. NFTE is now an international organisation bringing its experience to youth worldwide.
*I saw this for DidiDainepal link on my friend and the person who inspired me to get into scrapbooking,Scraphappys site. Her friend, Mark and his fiance, Claire, have been working in Nepal with an orphanage of 25 children. They fund raised before they left here and raised enough money to build showers for the orphanage. They also have paid for fresh fruit to be delivered for a year.
*My sister Lucy also inspires me, she is a visual artist and is pursuing her dream to be true to her art! Her work will be will be exhibited in the Dublin Botanical Gardens, Sculpture in Context Exhibition Sept 4th to Oct 17th 08'Allong with some of the top sculptures in Ireland.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Shimelle's Blog Prompt 6

"Share an old photo of yourself and a current photo of yourself with your blog readers. Tell them a little something that has changed and a little that has stayed the same."

These are pictures of my cousin Catriona and I as baby's and a later one at her wedding. I suppose what has changed is we have grown up, have longer hair, we no longer need to be held for a photo and we can talk! What has stayed the same is we are still close, and we have shared several good moments together!

Friday, 11 July 2008

Time and Travel Layouts with Journalling

I really love this class, i was confused at first but it all came together today. I took my time doing these LO's and really like the way they have turned out. I put some of the journalling in at the bottom of this post! What a great week Shimeele keep it up! Click on the pictures to get a better view of the lo's they look better in real life!
Time to sleep, slumber, go to bed, dream! Time to wake, get up!
Time to check emails, surf the net, blog! Time with the dog Lady!
Time to ring DH, talk to DH, hug DH, love DH!
Time to drive, move, travel! Time to dance and sing!
Time for visit family! Time to shop! Time to be me! Time to think!
Time to talk, dream and wonder about the baby! Time to swim!
Time to go home! Time on my phone! Time to pay bills!
Time to watch T.V. Time for lunch with friends. Time to wash
I don’t wear a watch! Time to eat, taste, swallow, chew, gobble!
Time to scrap, store memories, be creative, have fun, have a hobby!
Time for adventure and travel! Time to party, birthdays, weddings, or just party!
Time to work, school time September-June! Time for housework!
Christmas Time. Summer Time, Halloween Time, Spring Time, Winter Time.

I was born in Dublin. My runners are comfortable for walking!
I have lived in Dublin, Donegal, Cork & Louth.
As child we went to Kerry for disaster holidays and Pontin’s in Wales for good times!
During, September- June I mainly travel from ….. to work in …….
During the summer I am free to travel where I want.
On my own I travel light, but with DH we go over our luggage limit!
Munich, Germany. Cuba. Majorca. Zakynthos. Kos, New York, Washington. Philadelphia. London. Korea. Japan. Isle of Man. Algeria. Tunisia. Wales. Edinburgh. Manchester. Sienna. Pisa. Tuscany. My passport is my freedom!
My dream holidays would be to Machu Picchu, Peru and the Amalfi Coast in Italy
Right now I’m busy being Pregnant, so I’m staying at home nesting!
My dream car would be an Audi. I don’t like planes they are a means to an end.
Amalfi Coast €1179 per person. Peru €2000 per person.
I would be lost without my car. I pass this bridge when I travel by car.

Shimelles blog prompt for today is
How do you prefer the pace of life? Do you wish things would speed up or slow down? Illustrate with something that has been on your mind or on your calendar or share your preference between working slowly or quickly on a crafting project.
Im a rusher, I rush things a lot. But I do like the Meditterainian way of life. I think Ihave been a bit of a workaholic, but when I stop Im a bit of a couch potatoe. So I like all kinds of paces!

Wednesday, 9 July 2008


Today’s blog prompt: Play a game of ‘What’s in your suitcase?’ on your blog by listing your necessities for travel, then ask your blog readers to comment with their own list. You can include pictures or links for items you consider must-haves.

So here it goes, it really depends on where Im going but this is a general list. Comfy Clothes, Going out clothes, Swim wear, Comfy shoes, Going out shoes,Bag/Back pack,Facial Wipes, Baby wipes,Mini Cosmetic travel kit,hair brush, Insect repellant,Perfume,Camera,Spf 30+ (because i burn burn burn),Beach Towel, normal towel, pillow case (just a thing I have about pilliows),Passport, Tickets, Purse,Phone and charger,Sun Glasses (if needed),plug adaptor.

Machu Picchu in Peru is one of my 'Dream Travel Locations'. The Amalfi Coast is my second dream place. While teaching an adult art class one day a woman brought in her holiday photos to work on and she showed me a photo of the Amalfi Coast, Italy, I have dreamed of going there ever since. I will some day!

Shimelle's Blog Prompt

"If you could travel in time for just one day, where would you go and what would you do?"

There were so many places I would like to go, this was a very difficult question, but from most recent times I think I would go back to my wedding day, we both had such a great time and we said if we ever winn the lotto we would do it all again!

Id also like to go back in time and see what ireland was like in the 18th century, maybe in france as the Rococo clothes were fantastic back then!

Well if I had a time machine for a day I think I would pop in and out of a few places!

Monday, 7 July 2008

Shimelles New Class Freedom

I just signed up for Shimelles new class, Im enjoying her Scrap Your Day Challenge so at the last miniute I decided to do this and get the kit too! Just got the first prompt so Im off to read it yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

CJ Entry

This is another entry for a CJ i am in.

Sorting Stash!

I spent most of yesterday making up these IKEA boxes and sorting out my stash into them.

Birthday Cards

These are some cards I made yesterday. Im only getting into making cards.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Blog Candy Found

Karens Creations is offerring Blog Candy
Bunny Zoe's blog

Another Good Blog to Look At

Check out Stamping with Di she has some nice ideas on her Blog

UKS Team Circle Journal

I made my CJ for The Flibbertygibberts team CJ on UKS. I decided to do a Mothers CJ as I will be and L plate Mammy in the future! I used some of the papers, ribbons and bling i got in Bad Girls Kits for the cover and I used some scraps for the first DLO.

Scrap Your Day Journal 25th June Entry