Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I'm so excited ...

I just have to share. When I got home last night I found a padded envelope on the mat. I love opening post - but this was addressed to DH. Turning it over on the back was a label from A String of Beads. Oooooo do you think DH has taken note for my (not so) subtle hint email?
I had actually checked out the site yesterday to find my favourite bead Rahul had been sold - emmm I wonder if he managed to get it? Obviously I left the parcel where it was and tried to ignore it. Well I did have a good swidgy feel - but the padding was too thick. It promptly disappeared when DH got home. Only need to patiently (emm) wait 10 days until my birthday.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Retreat LOs

First LO from my scrap retreat, DD and her Godmother sharing a cuddle :)I have titled it simply 'Girls' as the two of them often share Girley times. Papers and embelishments are all from Scrapagogo May kit. It's my first LO using chipboard and I now I see what all the fuss is about. This is DS wandering off in the woods at Lyme Park. Really takes after his Granddad who is always so far ahead when we go on walks. I've had the papers for ages from the 12x12 scrapbooking mag. The blooms are from Sarah's Cards.
I love this photo which was taken by Jane and I'm really pleased with the LO which is a lift from Mel @ ATDML. The doodles are done with a stencil, which along with the rubbons and letters came from a
Scrapagogo kit. Final one for today was lifted from Lianne's LO I'm not sure whos kit this was. More chipboard, the heart - this time painted with H2Os - although the photo doesn't show it, it actually sparkles.

Monday, June 25, 2007


What a weekend - my first scrap retreat. DD had a great time at the UKS kids crop and I had a brilliant time too in the adults room. I scrapped and chatted to my hearts content over the two days. It was great to meet and spend time with so many wonderful people who share my interest in scrapping.

Today its back to the grind and I'm exhausted after burning the candle at both ends and so much driving.

Friday, June 15, 2007


I forgot to mention that I won the Cyber crop logo challenge on Faithscrappers. Although I can't take part in the actual CC it's great that Abel's Army (as in Cain & Abel) will be using my art work :)

Busy busy busy

My life has gone mad! I'm busier than ever - its like the run up to Christmas with something every weekend. Tomorrow I'll be singing my heart out with an all afternoon practice and concert in the evening. It's my first concert with the Marple Choral society and we have some tough works - Bach Magnificat, Purcell Anthems (including I was Glad) and Purcell Rejoice in the Lord All Ways. There are soloists and a mini orchestra. Should be fun but exhausting.

Plus is DH gets himself in gear and DS is good my DD will get chance to play her oboe with the BBC Philharmonic. Sounds impressive eh! Actually they are running a touring scheme with their TV programme about getting back to playing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

New Team

I've joined a new team on UKS after bumping into the girls at the Bolton show.
My Dad will be proud that I managed to get on their photo! We have a family tradition of trying to get on other people's photos without them noticing :)