Monday, 29 March 2010

5 more days to go woop woop!!!!!

Yessssss! Only 5 more sleeps until we go on holiday! I think I'm more excited than the girls are...
I sooooo need a break.

The holiday reviews I've read sound great & the weather forecast for Sharm el Sheikh is fantastic for the next fortnight, so we're all set :)

I have no layouts to share today, having bought a new laptop, I need to install the software for my camera before I can upload piccies, but Ive done a couple of layouts, one for the Butterfly Crafts DT April challenge, which I cant share yet, but Ive also been playing with the gorgeous March kit from Sarah's Cards... yummy blooming retro papers from Prima.

I also managed to bag a couple of the bargain boxes before they all sold out again, & had a huge stash delivery on saturday when it all arrived. As usual the girls were desperate for me to "share" my new stash... not on your nelly girls!!!!

Tigs has been a little bit of a struggle lately... tantrums galore over the silliest of things..... get this, last night she had an enormous tantrum over missing the weather forecast. ??? I've warned her that if she is naughty this week she won't be coming on holiday, but will have to stay in the kennels with Chester, evil mother eh?

Hopefully some pics tomorrow, Happy Monday! x

Friday, 19 March 2010

Lots to post finally!

OK so this may be a long post....
I finally got round to uploading some photos I've taken recently.
It was world book say at school today so Mads & Tigs both dressed up as Mariposa Barbie (whoever she is... I really must keep up!)
These are the last couple of layouts I've done

this one was inspired by the latest prompt from the Shimelle class & I used up so much stash! Including the last few papers from february's kit from Sarah's cards.

Here are my Mothers' day cards & pictures from my babies. I cried when I read "my Mummy is pretty & kind" and "my Mummy is happy"...... isn't that just the nicest feeling?

check out the glasses on Maddy's pic & the co-ordinating lippy, bag & shoes in Tigs' she's a girl after my own heart!

Another LO using my fave papers ... lush Sassafrass..

Not as long a post as I thought... I'm tired!.........but long enough :)

Have a good weekend!
C xxx

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Spring is on its way!

Finally it seems that winter is over & Spring is on its way... I love this time of the year when we have the summer to look forward to. Doors & windows open, the children can play in the garden & lots of barbeques & family days out etc.... yessss!!!!

Its been a long week, Mads & Tigs were off from school last weel with a nasty sickess bug, I don't think I've washed as many sheets & towels etc in a long time! Now would also definitely be a good time to replace our cream carpets with wooden flooring.... yuk!!!!

All better now though & back at school, unfortunately Tigs is still having unsettled sleep as she keeps waking in the night with a nosebleed. A trip to the docs today should hopefully start getting it sorted. It means that we're all really tired and in desperate need of a holiday... luckily we're off in just over two weeks - woop woop!!!

I can now share the LO I made for Butterfly crafts March challenge;

The written challenge is up on the blog here, there's a great prize up for grabs from scrapagogo.

I selected to use orange, turquoise, scallopped edges, butterflies, bling & pins from the list of "ingredients".

Ive been playing with the Shimelle prompts too this week & will have a couple more layouts to upload tomorrow. I've also almost used up all of the February kit form Sarah's Cards, just looking forward to getting the March one now, especially as I ordered some add-ons.

Oh and some good news (kind of!) my BIL is home from the states at the end of next month.... I feel a shopping spree on two peas on its way!!!!!....

Have a good day x

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Something out of nothing....

Well I'm almost up to date with all of the things that I had to do for DT challenges & layouts etc, still cant upload them as yet but watch this space!.....

So Ive now signed up to Shimelle's latest class - make something out of (almost) nothing. The first challenge is to blog why we have so much stash ... contrary to many others, I actually like the word stash! Its mine all mine and I really will NOT share it!

I think I have lots of stash that I bought when I first started scrapping that I really dont like anymore... the type of papers that I now look at & think urgh what am I going to use that for? This is dwindling now as the girls are starting to scrap and aren't nearly as fussy as me so they're happy to have some of my older patterned papers & die-cut shapes like shoes & handbags etc (really, what was I thinking?!!!)

Then I have what I call my lush stash - these are the patterned papers that I'm really frightened to cut into & the blooms & bling that I'm saving for even better fotos than those in the pile I have waiting to be scrapped. I'm really never going to be David Bailey, so the fotos aren't going to get that much better & if I didn't like the fotos, why have I printed them & put them in my "to scrap" pile?

So I have a huge drawer full of my favourite papers and boxes of bling & blooms that I just cant bear to use! I have sets of alphas that I dont want to use because a title might use up all of the "e"s for example & then I might not get another title form the set.

There ... thats honesty thats the secrets behind my stash, I may even upload a foto or two before the class starts, and so I am now going to organise my stash & tidy my craft space in readiness for the beginning of the classes tomorrow... anyone who wants to join in can  here ......

My next challenge to myself is to finish the last book in the Twilight saga that I started last night.... I am totally hooked on the books, despite not being something I would ever normally choose to read... I just decided to see what the fuss is all about & why they are so popular - they are fantastic!!!! Plus I have to admit to having the tiniest crush on Edward... not the Edward in the films, but the Edward in my imagination as I read the book before I watched Twilight.

Therein lies the struggle ... scrap or read? Well I think I shall tidy scrap stuff in prep for class prompts tomorrow & then read before bed!

Have a good evening x

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Bad Blogger!!!

Okay so I know I'm a bad blogger as I haven't posted for ages but Ive been really busy working on projects that I can't share just yet.

This is just a quickie, check out the Prima site, they have a secret up their sleeve & a freebie giveaway; check it out here; here - looks exciting, and everyone knows I just love Prima LOL.

Where did February go? Its incredible that its March already, but the lovely thing is that we're starting to see the first little glimpses of Spring - being able to go out at lunchtime today without a coat was bliss!!!

Right off again now, I will post later when I have something interesting to share / say!

Claire x