Sunday 21 November 2010

How fast........

.....did this weekend go?!?!? I had another lazy weekend but can't believe it's nearly over.  I say lazy but I did have to do the housework, washing, ironing, dog when I list it like that I can see that I haven't been lazy at all.

I did some scrapping, stayed up late to watch Children In Need (for which I had embarrassed myself all of Friday by wearing my pyjamas to work!) caught up with I'm a Celebrity (I really hope Stacey or Shaun win) and spent the rest of my time sleeping or vegging on the sofa......good times.

Here are some layouts to share:
We'd been out for the day and popped into Sainsbury's on our way home, mainly because there is a Starbucks there, and Maddie decided to wrap one of the scarfs round her head!

I just could not resist this title because I can just imagine her saying it!

This was a crop kit from Gottacraft.  As soon as I saw the bright yellow I knew exactly what photos I wanted to scrap.  When me and Maddie went on the elephant hunt in London one of the elephants we really wanted to find was Daisy A) because it's one of Maddie's middle names and B) it's my favourite flower.

I decided a few months ago that I was going to do a Book of Me.  After a visit to the loft to find the photo box and then a couple of hours sorting through the box, remembering stories and laughing at dress sense, I found a healthy number of pictures to scrap.  This one of me was taken 20 years ago, I look deep in thought but in reality I think I was just watching ducks and swans on a lake!

I just love the decorative brad I used in the centre of this flower, like the papers it came from one of the Sarah's Cards kits.

Apart from cooking dinner I have no other jobs lined up today other than to finish another BOM layout I started yesterday. 
Jo x

Tuesday 16 November 2010

It's Freeeeeeeeeezing!

I was up early scraping the car this morning after a visit from Jack Frost.  Everywhere was white and the only sound to be heard was the other early risers removing ice from their cars, probably thinking the same as me....."I need to get some de-icer"!

I had a fantastic, relaxing weekend.  I stayed in the warm, in my PJs and scrapped, knitted and read.  Here's a couple of layouts to show you:
This is one of my nieces, her sister tends to feature in more of my layouts but that's because her sister can sense a camera from 100 yards away and always rises to a photo opportunity!  I love making these rosettes, I got the tutorial from MaryAnne over at UKScrappers. 

Another simple LO for Maddie's 16th Birthday, still got loads of photos to plough through from that day!

Just looked out of the window and the fog is descending, I've got a long drive today but would much rather be sitting in the warm getting my album ready for Journal Your Christmas.  At least I'll be with my sister, Jess, for the long drive.  She is always happy and bubbly and I'm sure we'll have a laugh which is what I need right now.

Stay warm
Jo x

Thursday 11 November 2010

Happy Birthday!

My blog is a year old today!

In the year since my blog started I have:
Got a job I love.
Learnt to knit socks.
Learnt to ring bells.
Baked more.
Scrapped more.
Actually started and FINISHED one of Shimelle's classes!
Made new friends and remembered the old.
Been to 2 craft shows, 1 christening and a wedding.
Completed a whole wedding album......I will get round to blogging it.
This year of blogging has been a happy one and I am going to blog more regularly from now on.
The only sad thing to happen this year was my nan dying last week.  She'd just had her 86th birthday and her life was amazing.  She was a lumberjill in the Land Army, a nurse for Bernardo's looking after 10 babies at a time, she travelled the world, had an amazing sense of humour, limitless energy and patience and I shall miss her terribly.
Thanks for stopping by, I have some lovely layouts to share soon
Jo xx

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