Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Christmas is coming!!!!

Well, its got to be done. I am well on my way to making all my xmas cards, now to start the decs. This yr I have gone for a totally different colour theme and now I have got the tree and some basic decs I am going to start my xmas homemade decs. I am going to make a glittery noel banner(similar to what I have seen in m&s), some glittery bunting spelling christmas and some chocolate couloured pine cone decs. I had made the pine cone decs a couple of yrs ago but was shown it again at a scrap crop and thought I could do some more in my new colour ways. The boys advent calendars are made so I now plan to do one for my niece.
I am perhaps going to start it all today as I am off work sick. I have the bug which makes you want to visit the toilet frequently so hopefully will be able to get a little bit of crafting done.
Will post pics of bits and pieces as and when I get some done.
Happy Crafting. xx

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Another Day

O.k, was a little down yesterday , but after a day making cards with my lovely boys I am feeling much better in myself. I managed to make 25 cards and still have more to go.

I am off to town in a mo for a bit of retail therapy and then plan to craft again later in the afternoon,the boys are motivated as well and want to buy some craft bits for themselves.

I keep telling myself I need to stop buying and thought I had been doing well just lately but when I sat down in my craft room yesterday I realised this buying obsession just is not stopping. Over the last week alone I have bought 2 packs of 50 blank cards, a card making gift set, 3xAnitas xmas papers, vintage cards mag, the basic grey wassail and euphoria papers and the xmas forever friends papers. I love having all the new stuff but never get round to using it. I only got round to putting my stash away yesterday from my trip to the Crafts U Love shop which I visited a few weeks ago now.

I know I am not alone though and we are all mad stash buyers, will try and get some pics of my craft room up on here later on once I have had a good tidy.

Well, off to the shops, catch you laters.


Tuesday, 6 May 2008


What a beautiful day, I have had to go and spend some money on some summery sort of clothes. As a scrapper this is a hard thing to do but needs must.
I have also had to entertain one of my sons friends for a while as well, she saw us come back from the shops and asked if she could come in and play as her younger sister had a friend round. I am now officially, knackered.
Did I not say I would not buy anymore stuff this week???? Well, how good am I at sticking to what I say, I ask you. No blooming good at all. I have just been advised on a fab site for all holiday scrapping papers and I have just spent a small fortune. That has got to be it now, I have no money left and my house will not be decorated if I carry on spending like this.
My credit cards have been hidden now and I think I need to close my papypal a/c from NOW.......
Still, I have got some nice bits to look forward to and hopefully they will be here Thursday lunchtime which will cheer me up after the morning at work.
Mmmmm, work, thats a different matter for all of you who have asked why my job makes me so stressed out. It is not my work that stresses me out at all. I am a TA in a reception class and absolutely love my class. I love the school and love the work, there is just one person who makes my life a living hell whenever they are around.
A few of you whom I have known for a while know a little about this person as I have chatted many times about them and I did think she was out of my hair for a while but she is now very much back like a bad rash. However, I am not going to make myself wound up anymore today as I have a day free from her tommorrow and some scrapping tonight.
I am going to try some new techniques out tonight with my scrapping as I feel my scrapping lacks quite a bit. I did have a bit of a boost today as some different people looked at some of my books today and were very complimentary. It has given me a little motivation to get going again as I was getting a little stuck in a rut.
O.K, off to get going, children just gone to bed and now its time for me.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Mind is Buzzing

Been to Legoland today for the umpteenth time and taken loads more pics and am in the process of uploading them to computer.
My mind is now buzzing with ideas however and I am itching to get on with some scrapping. On the journey up I read one of my new books and got so many ideas. I have just sat and gone over them and hopefully tommorrow I will get a couple done. The boys have been spoilt this weekend so I am having a me day tommorrow whilst they play with their new toys.
I have promised myself that this is going to be a no spend this week, I really do not need any more stash, I need to start using all mine up.
I have been thinking about lots of things happening in my life at the moment and need to make a few decisions and money could become tight again so I need to pull the reigns in soon.
Need to head of to bed now as i am a little shattered and need all my energy for tommorrow.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Not really with it.

Well, its been a long time since my last post and not sure if people are reading this so will crack on anyway.
Where to start??? Well, not the best of days today anyhow as I have been up all night with my eldest son who had a terrible hypo caused by his diabetes last night. He went all wobbly about 7.30 ish and from then on I was monotoring him He started off with a reading of 2.1(which is very low for a diabetic). He was just conscious so I was able to feed him dextrose tablets and a can of full sugar coke followed by a bowl of cereal to keep him going. However after monitoring his blood for the next 3 hrs it had not crept up much at all so I had to feed him more sugar and carbos at 11pm. I sat up all night just watching him to make sure he didn't slip into uncinsciousness and to regularly check his bloods. Hubby slept in his bed whilst I had him in next to me. I am glad to say he has stabilised finally today but I am shattered.
Still , it has not stopped me getting some new stash. I have just bought the new papermania simply elegant and oriental papers. Only bought the 6x6s and border strips this time but they are really nice. Thought I had had a good week this week and not spent much but realised I have bought a sidekick, 2 scrapbbooking books, 4 magazines and 2 bazzill in stitchz templates. Beginning to think I do need some sort of therapy to get over this spending obsession.
I have however spent some of today, National Scrapbooking Day, doing some scrapping and hubby even asked if I wanted to visit The Glitter Pot today.
I turned this offer down though due to guilt as to how much I have spent, but have said he can take me next week on our way to Kent to Radio 1s Big Weekend.
O.K have babbled on now, need to get clothes and camera ready for tommorrow as we are off to Legoland if the weather stays fair.
Hope you are all enjoying a fab Bank holiday weekend.


Thursday, 24 April 2008

25th of the Month Challenge

O.K I am already to go for tommorrow, camera charged up and album started, ready for pics on Saturday at a crop I go to.
Really didn't fancy the idea of this challenge until yesterday when I looked at ukscrappers and shimelles blog to see just what it involved and convinced myself I need to scrap myself more often.
Have been thinking ahead already to other 25ths bar tommorrow. The 25th May will be a good one as I will be in the car travelling up to Alton Towers that day, so will get the children to take pics of me in the car and the park when we get there.Some summer pics for July and August and then who knows where I will be come September.
We will see........
Off now to do some more of my album.

Monday, 21 April 2008

I'm Back

Well, not been around much over the last week or so. As a diabetic I am just getting used to having to now use insulin to control my blood sugars. I have mixed emotions about all this and it is still sinking in, however I have my craft to take my mind off of it.
I thought after my large spend at the craft show I would not need to buy anymore stash. How wrong am I . Today I have just received the new Dovecraft designer papers which are absolutely gorgeous, they are fantasy and hint of pink and the colours are fab.
I have done a fair bit of scrapping over the last couple of weeks and now have a crop to look forward to on Saturday.
I must say it is harder to sort myself out for these crops now though, with so much stuff I never know quite what to take. I need to really think about what I want to do and take all equipment to do this. I wish I had a bigger house and then I could have these sessions at my house and not have to lug anyhting around, maybe this is a possibility for the summer!!
Must go now as I need to do a page with my new papers, have an idea already.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Fab Day out

Saturday has been and gone and what an excellent day out to Ally Pally we all had. There were 5 of us whom are all scrapbookers at different levels from very new to it to doing it for yrs.
We went with our savings and plastic and just didn't stop spending. I think between us we probably spent around £600 and what a load of stash we bought.
My money was spent on lots of bits and bobs as I have a lot of the bigger gadgets that the others bought. Cant believe how much I spent though, wont put it up incase hubby ever manages to find his way round a computer and on to here. I did find a lot of baragin buckets though so got lots for my money.
Have photographed all stash and am in the process today of putting it all away.

Here are the pics of stash

Friday, 11 April 2008

More Stuff

O.K . Have had to do some shopping today for DH birthday pressie but could not go without buying more stuff for craft. Got a couple of good buys today though, got a pack of 20 papers for a £1 and got a set of 10 large alphabet stencils for £1.50.
I have also treated myself to a Lets Make Cards mag for a bit of inspiration, did,'t realise how expesive it was though til I got to the till. Will have to make sure I use all the freebies and read every single word in it.
Got to go and make a card now for DH and the boys are just about to raid my stash to make their cards.
Will get round to postting some pics later.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

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Back again

O.K Getting the hang of sorting my blog out now, needless to say I've not got much more craft done this afternoon.
Must do some more tonight, supposed to be going out for a drink for a mates birthday but can't really go as I have recently had to start doing insulin injections to control my diabetes and I am not sure how I will cope at the moment with alcohol and food around me all night.
Got a fab weekend to look forward to though as I am off to Ally Pally with a few friends for the craft show, got loads to spend but not sure what I need. Will be a good day out with lots of laughs I'm sure.

Time to get organised!!!!!

Well, what a busy day already. Post arrived at 9am with my Artymiss stuff I ordered yesterday lunchtime. Got some sale dcwv stock,some hotp sale stock and the new basic grey sultry papers. I really don't need anything else and wont do for many years to come, have enough stuff to last way past my last days, still I do NEED it!!!!
Have spent the morning organising my storage unit for all my die cut letters. I bought a fab little box sort of thingy yesterday with 25 compartments(almost 1 letter a box) for the grand total of £1.99 and it is just perfect.
I have 3 differnt scrap pages on the go at the moment but my conservatory is way to warm at the moment to sit in and craft, will wait a bit til it cools down and will try and get these 3 finished. Still get some sorting out to do in there as I have my delivery from yesterday to put away somewhere, I ordered loads from craft superstore in the sale. Got loads more new ribbons from Chatterbox which were all half price.
O.K back to my craft room for now.