My weight loss!

Friday, 31 October 2008

Soulology Week 2

This weeks project was name 10 positive attributes about yourself. I found it quite hard to think of these positives but got there in the end!
I ended up doing two layouts because I wasn't 100% happy with my first go! I'm still not 100% with layout 2 either but I have to get ready for a Brownie funday so I have had to leave them for now.
Number 1

Number 2

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Poppicrafts competition - 31st Oct

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This is the theme of the competition over at Poppicrafts.
I thought this card I made for my mums birthday fitted the bill!
Up for grabs are some fantastic flowers! check them out here

Paul's Blog candy - 31st Oct

Paul is giving away this great blog candy. For your chance to win check out his great blog here

Shimmerz Paints giveaway! 31st -Oct

I visited the Shimmerz Paints Blog through Stampinwitch's blog. They have fabulous shimmery paints to use on cards and scrapbooking etc. They look absolutely beautiful and they are giving away some of their new colours as a blog candy prize. for your chance to win check out Shimmerz Paints

Dannie's Blog Candy - 2nd Nov

Dannie has reached 3k on her blog and to celebrate she is giving away this fantastic candy. Check out her blog here for more pictures and your chance to win

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Denise's Blog Candy - 29th Oct

Denise is giving away this blog candy to celebrate her blogoversary! For your chance to win visit her blog here

Ryann's Blog candy - 31st Oct

Hi Ryann is giving away this great candy for your chance to win check out her blog here

Tracey's Blog Candy - 31st Oct

Tracey has mystery blog candy up for grabs. For your chance to win check out her blog here

Maxine's Blog Candy - 31st Oct

To celebrate her 1000th Hit maxine is giving away this great candy.

Check out her blog here

Monday, 27 October 2008

Half term

Half term this week so I won't be as busy with brownies and guides. I have a lot of crafting to catch up on and project 2 of my soulology course. Hope to have lots of pics to post later in the week.
Here is a quick card I made for a mans 40th using DCWV glitter stack.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Soulology project 1

Sorry it has been so long since my last post! I have been very busy with Guides and brownies including a Brownie sleepover that went very well. The girls had a great time and they were extremely well behaved. Everyone went home tired but having had a lot of fun.
Then as I have mentioned before I started my online scrapbooking course this week. It is called Soulology, run by Erika Stampin' mama and is a course all about scrapbooking yourself. Something I don't do a lot of as I am usually behind the camera!(on purpose) This weeks project was to list 100 things about yourself 50 likes, 50 dislikes. it took me a while to sort out my lists and then I had to get them on a page.
Here's my page for this week.

Cardstock DCWV, Chipboard letters from a QVC kit, numbers from inkadinkado foam retro alphabet stamps, stamped and embossed with versamark and white embossing powder.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Scrapcanvas for my beautiful daughter

I made this canvas for my daughter Gemma's birthday last week. She loved it! I have been wanting to try scrapping on canvas for ages and I am really pleased with it.

I've been Tagged!

I have been tagged! This is the first time for me! There are rules to follow so here goes! 1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog .....2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.....3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names and links to their blog.....4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Sandra has tagged me.

Now I have to tell you some things about myself...

1. I am a thin person living in a fat body! LOL

2. I have two beautiful daughters.

3. I hate housework and would much rather craft or do anything else!

4. I am single and have been for a long, long time! I am also a lot happier than a lot of my friends with partners!

5. I have just started an online scrapbooking course called Soulology and the course is all about scrapbooking yourself,a lot of soul searching and delving deep and telling your story! I am really excited about it, I think it will be a great learning experience and have already met some great people on the course. I am rubbish at journalling and I think this course will help a lot!

6. I love chocolate, crisps and diet coke!

7. I am a paper hoarder! I get them out to look at and put them all away again. One of the reasons I love scrapbooking is I can use my favourite papers and still get to look at them again and again!

Now I have to tag 7 people!

Jacqui at Cats Whiskers

Dawn at All Pink Girl

Kim at Simply Fairies

Erika at Stampin' Mama

Heidi at Create, Reach for Something More

Su at cornishmaidsu

and last but not least

Jude at crafts-International

Monday, 13 October 2008

My Birthday cards from family and my trimcraft Friends

Sorry I am a bit late showing you all my lovely birthday cards but I have been having a bit of trouble uploading them it has taken three days on and off!!!
I had some gorgeous cards sent this year and here they are!
Starting off with this fab scrapbook card from my mum!

From my daughter Gemma

From my daughter Zoe

From my friend Janet

From Trimcraft Friend Toni44

From Trimcraft Friend Mary (MayMac)

From Trimcraft Friend Eileen (Eiglas)

From Trimcraft Friend Lynda (ZippyCrafty)

From Trimcraft Friend Kim

From Trimcraft Friend Sandra (Cardmaker)

From Trimcraft Friend Sabrina (Sabi)

From Trimcraft Friend Jeannie (Bluey)

From Trimcraft Friend susan (Peridot Poppy)

From Trimcraft Friend Jan (JantheCrafter)

From Trimcraft Friend Corol (Fleur)

From Trimcraft Friend Karen (ScrapHappy)

From Trimcraft Friend Liz (Lizzlecat)

From Trimcraft Friend Katherine (Lavendercards)

From Trimcraft Friend Debbie (Kingdom Kid)

from Trimcraft friend Carol (vrechva)

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Donalda's blog candy - 17th Oct

Hi Donalda is giving away this great candy for your chance to win check it out here

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday to me!
Today I am 40!
Happy birthday to me!

My Balloons

Arrangement from my Sister Sue And Brother Mike and families

My Chocs

My bouquet from Sam with messy craft table in the background!

I have had some beautiful flowers delivered this morning! A lovely bouquet from my best friend Sam and a beautiful arrangement wtih a box of chocs from my sister Sue and brother Mike. Lovely balloons and a great card from my mum and loads of nice cards from my trimcraft buddies! I will post pics of the cards later cos my camera batteries ran out!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Roast chicken for One!

Had a very busy weekend! Went to my best friend Sam's house for a pre-Birthday dinner on Friday night. Had a lovely meal and a few glasses of wine! left about 11.30pm because I had to get up early on Saturday to be taken on a magical mystery tour by my friends Janet and Judy! was being picked up at 9.30 so didn't stay out too late on Friday. We went on a longish car journey through some beautiful countryside to our first destination which was the craft shop Creative Pastimes. The girls had got directions from their website the night before and we were dismayed to find the shop closed as they were moving to Tunbridge Wells! Might have been nice for them to put that on their website to save people long trips to a now non existent shop!!!!!!!!
The girls were not to be put off for too long and suggested going to a craft shop they used to go to before they found creative Pastimes. This other shop they said was very good when first opened but had gone downhill a bit since then. Being the only other craft shop in the vicinity we agreed to go to there. When we got there the girls were most surprised as it has been taken over and has been turned into a crafters' paradise!!! The Craft barn in Lingfield Surrey is now a lovely airy shop with loads of stock! lots of stamps, Ink pads, powders etc. Cuttle bug supplies, Bind it all stuff, Gorgeous papers and loads of scrapbooking supplies too much to mention! The staff were very friendly and it is now as they said 'a craft shop run by crafters for crafters' We were spoiled for choice and had to make some tough decisions of which things to buy now and which to leave til our next visit and I'm sure there will be many!! We are planning to check out some of their workshops and classes! They also have a website that you can order from which will be up and running from Monday. they also have two blogs for inspiration that I have yet to check out!
We had coffee and cakes in the coffee shop next door and later had a gorgeous lunch in a local pub. All in all it was a lovely birthday treat. thanks girls!
Score for the day 10/10
Creative pastimes - 2 customers
The Craft barn + 3 customers and a recommendation to all our friends!

So now to today. A day of relaxation, catching up with my trimcraft friends who I have been neglecting lately. A spot of blogging and a lovely roast chicken dinner! After dropping my mum off at the station on Thursday I really fancied Roast Chicken so I nipped to the shop and bought one for today! Roast Chicken, Roast Potatoes, Roast Parsnips, Spring greens, Carrot and swede, sweetcorn, gravy, stuffing and even a few yorkshire puddings for the girls! That was my plan for today a lovely family dinner and a relaxing day on the web with a bit of crafting later on! The girls have now gone out and so I am still having a roast dinner with all the trimmings but I will be all by myself!( breaks into song! don't wanna be all by myself any mooooore!LOL)only joking! love the peace and quiet and I will have a lovely dinner fresh from the oven and they can have the soggy microwaved version later. Who wins in that deal? ME!

Hope you all have a lovely day too!

Friday, 3 October 2008

Lim's Blog candy! Ends Oct 11th 8pm US eastern

Lim is giving away this fantastic candy! For your chance to win check out her great blog here!

Marlene's Blog candy! Ends 8th Oct 6pm

Marlene is giving away this candy to celebrate her 40th birthday! For your chance to win go and check it out here!

Blog candy! Ends 6th Oct 8pm Uk time

Fran is giving away this fantastic blog candy! For your chance to win check it out here!

New challenge Blog

Secret Crafter Saturday challenge will be starting with their first challenge this Saturday 4th October! There will be monthly prizes and a new challenge every saturday! Check out this great new challenge blog here

I've got a cold!

My mum has been to stay for a week and we had a great time. We only managed one day crafting together as we were busy doing other things like painting and shopping. We went to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace and had a lovely day watching the demo's and buying some new things. I had hoped to meet some of my friends from the Trimcraft website but forgot to take their phone numbers so missed that oppertunity. Hopefully I will meet them next time.
I took mum to the station today and she is now safely back home and I have got a cold!
I have lots of projects to do this week. I have a paper bag album swap to get done. I am hoping to be part of a recipe album swap and an image swap. All on Trimcraft. Hope I will have some pics to show you soon.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Papertake Weekly Sketch

This is the card my mum made for the papertake weekly sketch this week.

The flower is a new stamp mum bought at the big stanp and scrapbooking show at Alexandra palace last weekend. It is from a beautiful set of 3 flower heads made by Lavinia Stamps
Ruby red liquid pearls were added to the ends of the flower, sticker from a large Brenda Pinnick kit from QVC. Papers and ribbon from Stash.

Dutch Dare Challenge

This weeks Dutch dare challenge was to make a card for a boy/man. my mum is staying with me this week and this is the card she made.
The card is made from a cd by Lex craft supplies called 'For the men in your Life'

Ooh La La Challenge

This is my card made for this weeks Ooh la La challenge. The challenge this weeks was to make a card using 'wings'

The image was printed from my new Flights of Fantasy Cd made by Lex Craft Supplies. Design paper from costco. Cuttlebug embossing border and sparkles diamond glitter by PSX on parts of the wings although this does not show on photo no matter how many times I took a pic from different angles.

scrapbook pages

My rainbow

Your rainbow is strongly shaded violet.


What is says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

I am Blue- it's not as bad as it sounds

You Are A Blue Girl
Relationships and feelings are the most important things to you.
You are empathetic and accepting - and good at avoiding conflict.
If someone close to you is in pain, it makes you hurt as well.
You try to heal the ones you love with your kind and open heart.

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
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