Sunday 25 March 2012

Look at the Size of This!

I have had a fantastic weekend so far. Yesterday I did some scrapping and then headed down to see Paul.

Today the weather is so gorgeous we decided to take this pretty lady for a walk to the beach:

I love the beach and today it was really bustling. Loads of people have travelled down to the coast to see this:

At eight and a half metres it's massive!

Makes me look tiny :)

I said to Paul that I would love to climb to the highest point, slide down and land in the sea :)

Now I'm sitting in the rocker with my feet up and about to cast on some knitting while Paul's flatmate cooks us a roast. Bliss :)

I hope your weekend has been as great as mine.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

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Wednesday 14 March 2012

WOYWW #145

Wow, I can't believe a week has passed already.  I haven't even had a chance to comment on last week's desks but I will, I promise.

A quick update on this week as it sort of ties in with my desk.  Paul came up on Monday which was lovely; we went to bingo but no winnings :( I had the day off work on Tuesday and we had a lovely day out and also got some bargains.  This was my bargain:
A new portable desk for my scrapping all for the great price of £3 :) It means that I don't have to always be tucked away in my bedroom, where my craft desk is, and can spend time with Maddie.  The height adjusts and the top tilts, so I can sit on the sofa or one of the dining table chairs.  I'm a very happy bunny.

I couldn't wait to use it so got cracking with a layout as soon as I got home:
The weekly challenge this week over at UKScrappers was to use three or more photos, to use paints and mists, and to doodle ~ the doodling had to be more than just a fake row of stitches.
My doodling was some music notes.

Head over to Julia's to see what everyone else has got on their desks, that's what I'm about to do!

I hope your week is going well
Jo xx

Sunday 11 March 2012

I've Been Scrapping!

This weekend hasn't seen me dashing down the motorway or getting the train into London to see Paul. This weekend I've had a lazy weekend at home and I've been scrapping!

I decided to do the Weekly Challenge over on UKScrappers.  The challenge was to use the sketch provided, use tearing or distressing and five different papers.  I came up with this:
Last year I went to the Vintage Fair on Southbank with my friend Sarah.  We had a lovely time and then lunch on the Tattershall Castle, one of the floating restaurants on Embankment.  I took this photo and kept laughing at it because her head looks exactly the same size as the London Eye!
I used up one of my old kits because, if I don't start using them up quickly, I'm going to become overrun by them!  To get rid of the leftover bits from the kit I decided to create my own Starting Point.  Starting Points are something Shimelle came up with last year and I love them.  I grabbed what was left from the kit, inked the edges, stuck them down and came up with this:
I'm not sure if I'll finish it today or another time, I haven't even hunted out a picture to go with it yet but at least the kit is used up and I have a started layout that I'm really pleased with so far.

The sun is shinning here and I'm going to play in the garden with Alfie for a while.

I hope your weekend is going well.
Jo xx

Wednesday 7 March 2012


I haven't joined in with this for such a long time, mainly due to my desk being used as a bit of a dumping ground!

Well I thought enough's enough, if I show off my untidy desk then it will motivate me to sort it out and actually get some scrapping done on it!

Without further ado here it is:

It's covered in kits so I'm going to start another drive to get them used up! Hopefully there will be an improvement by next week :)

Head over to Julia's blog to see what everyone else is working on this week.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

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Monday 5 March 2012

Playing With Paint!

Lots of you will know that when I'm talking about getting my dabbers out it means I'm heading off to bingo.  Last week, however, I had the chance to play with a different sort of dabber thanks to Sarah at SJ Crafts.

I came up with a couple of layouts using the Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabbers:
This one of my nephew George laying down the law with his Grandad on Christmas day.
And this one showing off the gorgeous flowers I got for my birthday.

If you want to see a few other ways of using paint dabbers, including how to utilise old stash, then head over to SJ Crafts to see the other ideas I came up with.

Happy Monday to you :)
Jo xx

Sunday 4 March 2012

Double Chins

It's that time again, the first Sunday of the month, and that only means one's time for Storytelling Sunday!  I'm so pleased that Sian started this and I'm disappointed with myself for letting it run for a year before joining in because I love telling stories.

Today's story is a quicky but one that makes me chuckle.  It all happened  on Christmas Day 2011.  I was taking loads of pictures, snapping away at the family, when both of my sisters ended up in front of the lens.  I had to get a picture of them together and, as is usual in the digital age, they wanted to see the picture almost before the camera had captured the image.  They didn't like the first picture because "look at our chins" they said.  So back to pose and this time with heads thrown back so the chins were gone!
The one on the left is take one, the one on the right is take two.  I quickly snapped a picture on my phone of the unfinished layout and sent it to my sisters.  Jemma, on the right of the shots, insisted I took the layout in to work the next day so that she could see it in the flesh and show it to our work colleagues. She was so insistent that I take it in that I had to stay up and finish it off.  I wonder if she would have been so keen to see it if one of the finishing touches hadn't been the title:
I thought it was a nice surprise for her the following morning when she got to work.

If you haven't already then please tell your story and share the link over at Sian's place.  I'm off now to read everyone else's stories now.

I hope you've had a good weekend.
Thanks for stopping by
Jo x