Tuesday, 29 January 2008

UP FOR A CHALLENGE??

You can win these goodies above and below, which includes some of my customised foam flowers, AC thickers, anime tape and memo papers, queen and co felt ribbon, buttons and I will also be throwing in some more ribbon. scroll down for details on the challenge.

  • Create a layout about something you or someone else close to you does daily,or what a typical day is like for that person/animal. My below layout I have scrapped about my 365 photo a day challenge. There are so many things you could scrap about.

  • Post a link to your layout on this post by Sunday midnight.

On Monday I will pick a winner at random. I will post a slideshow of every layout entered.

Have fun and be creative! here is my layout for inspiration.

Monday, 28 January 2008

Sneak Peak

Up for a challenge??????? make sure you check my blog tomorrow afternoon when I will be posting a challenge and some goodies you can win. The above cute anime tape is part of the goodies, just a little sneak!

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Sad Day & Scrap Therapy

I would like to thank those who commented on my last post, you are all so sweet! your kind words really helped me last night.

I have some sad news. This morning the vets called us to say that the tests and scans have shown Phoebe cat has broken her legs and her spine as well as problems with her pelvis.........her spine cannot be fixed, I do not know how she survived the accident the poor thing. . The vet advised us that the best thing to do would be to put Phoebe to sleep as she cannot live! this morning, Phoebe passed away. I am so so sad and I am going to miss her so much! at least she will not suffer and be in pain any longer. Today little things around the house have reminded me of her and made me cry. Roxie kitten is all cuddly like she knows something is wrong!

I have scrapped alot this weekend, mainly to help me get through this.



I had the idea for this layout as soon as I opened my "Rainbow Sushi" Collection, Its four pics from my 365 day self portrait challenge on Flickr! I am hanging this on my wall to give me motivation to keep going with the challenge.

This layout is for the latest challenge at Scrap Mojo, I used my tag from the skull jumper as my "Trash" and attached it with a staple. I love this jumper and I used the Dozens kit for this layout.


Here is my layout for this weeks Scrapping The Music challenge, its Alicia Keys "no-one" I love this song so much, I used the lyrics "Everything is going to be alright" 2008 will be a better year for me than 2007. However after today's events I am starting to think it will be a bad year! Its only a month into the year I am sure things will get better.

CHECK BACK TO MY BLOG DURING THE WEEK, I HAVE A FUN PRIZE YOU CAN WIN!

Saturday, 26 January 2008

So Sad Trying To Be Positive

I had to make a post, I am so upset. My cat phoebe (above) was hit down by a car yesterday! a lady found her and put posters around our area and we phoned her up as we knew it was her. She told us what had happened to Phoebe and that she did not make it through. So you can imagine I was in shock and in tears before I went to work. Then at 3pm my dad called me to let me know some shocking news..........the lady had got it wrong, she was only unconcious she has NOT died. I went through so much yesterday, I am a big animal lover. We found out she is in a vets nearby, Phoebe has a broken pelvis and is going to have further scans and tests today!

I pray that she will make it through, she is only 4 years old. The vet said she will need care as it will take 8 weeks or more for her to get better. It is possible she might have kidney failure, which will mean she will need to be put to sleep, but the vet sounded positive.

Phoebe is not a really friendly cat like Roxie is, she gets anxious and jumpy but I love her so much, Fingers crossed she will be ok.

I have stayed in today, having major scrap therapy, 3 layouts created so far, and here is a sneak of my layout for tomorrows challenge at Scrapping The Music.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Thursday Update.

I have been so busy this week, I am going out tomorrow night and then I have made myself a promise to stay in all weekend and scrap and have a sort through some things. I received my Rainbow Sushi collection today woohoo! I have put it away so I will not be tempted to scrap with it until the weekend, but I can almost hear it calling out to me "come and scrap with me, you know you want to" LOL. Here is a summary of news.
  • I have booked a 3 night holiday in Rome Italy, I am so excited, Italy is somewhere I have wanted to go for ages, and I love the culture of Rome.
  • I bought football tickets Chelsea V Liverpool for my dads birthday, we are going Feb 10th, I love football, my dad and I are big Chelsea fans, he always used to take me to see them when I was younger but now the tickets are so expensive we have not been in years.
  • I bought myself a printer, scanner, copier! Its a about time, Its too much of a luxury though, I have been using up all the ink on photos to scrap haha.
  • A friend who I have not seen in a few years contacted me, its so nice to have an email in my inbox from her, she has just passed her driving test and we are arranging to meet.

I will leave you with some of my 365 photos, I am on photo 40!


My new Skull jumper! I love Skulls.

Lace I bought last weekend its so beautiful.

This pretty storage box I bought from paperchase to store all of my stickers.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Saturday Thoughts

YAY! its the weekend! Its been such a busy week its nice to chill out a bit! I got up this morning and scrapped this layout for the latest challenge over at Category Stories This picture was taken before I had my hair cut, it was getting so long and heavy......and so hard to manage I really did have crazy hair! Used more of my Dozens Kit I love that kit! and also my new Dymo machine which I am getting used to!
This is a layout I did last week for fun, there were no challenges that caught my eye last week so I just went through my photo stash and picked up this cute photo of Roxie to create a fun girly layout.


I am still going strong with my 365 day project on Flickr, I am on day 35! go and join it its so much fun! here is my gallery please add me if your on flickr, I love seeing other peoples scrap projects and 365 day photos for inspiration. The picture above is of my new Pac Man PJs how cool are they???

This picture was my photo for last Saturday. Here in the UK you cannot get candy corn......I have searched everywhere, climbed mountains.......well mabe not mountains but I have climbed stairs to get my hands on some yummy candy corn. Last Saturday I had a look in my local "Sweets From Heaven" and they had some candy corn in their pic n mix! WOOOO! I was one happy girl! its funny how the little things can make you so happy.

This has turned into a long post, have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Spice Girls Concert 2008

Its official the Spice Girls Rock! haha yep I am a geek I know. I went to their concert on Tuesday in London and they were brilliant! they are really slim and they still look and dance like they are 20! I hope I look that good when I am their age. We had a really good view of the stage. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric. The show was amazing even my mum who has been to hundreds of concerts said it was in her top 3 concerts she has ever seen.

This picture was "Stop Right Now!"

This is a great picture, they did this like Chicago the musical, they were behind the feathers at first. Every time Victoria Beckham sang everyone cheered! and we saw David Beckham sitting near the front. Mel C was by far the best singer! We were lucky that we live close to The Dome in London, the concert ended at 10.30 and I was home and in bed by 11.20.
I have just had my hair cut...........It really needed a cut, it felt so heavy and my fringe was so long, it feels much lighter and its got lots of layers and shape in it.
So its Friday tomorrow! Its been a really stressful week, I am looking for a new job, doing tests in agencies etc so I am going to have a relaxing weekend and lots of scrapping.


Sunday, 13 January 2008

I've Been Published.

So much to post about........so little time lol! I am going to see The Spice Girls in concert in London on Tuesday, cannot wait! I was about 9 or 10 years old when they were big in the UK and I still know all their songs and dances........sad I know.

I had a fun day yesterday, it started off like a normal day, took a shower, had some cereal then at 9.30am there was a knock at the door and Mr postman bought me a package! THE DOZENS KIT! wooohooo! It seriously rocks! and I was jumping around when I opened it up! I scrapped this layout yesterday afternoon, after I got back from shopping........where I bought alot of things, including a Polaroid camera! which I set up when I came home and took a couple of silly pictures with and created this layout with the kit and the photos.

This is my big news! I have been published in the UK mag Scrapbook Inspirations! Feb 08 issue! I did not know for sure it would be published then I received a couple of comments in my gallery and via email saying congrats on being published! I am kind of proud of myself........I am the kind of person who has no confidence and is quite negative about myself and for once I have done something that I feel I am proud of myself for. I scanned this copy of the page, its a layout of Roxie and I the first week or so that we had her! her eyes are so blue there like mine, they have gone yellow now!

I have so much to do today, chop vege for dinner, change bed, dust, sort out old clothes, and hopefully have time to scrap!

Have a great Sunday xx

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Spending Spree.

Here is a little card I made for my mums Birthday which is on Thursday, she is the big 50. I keep telling her age is just a number, she still looks about 40 and she still feels young. I think 50 is the new 30 haha. Used Love Elsie, AC thickers, Foam flower from my Etsy Shop and doodles.

I received my credit card statement this morning.........wow did I spend alot in December! its not good, I have spent about £150 ($280) on Scrapping products EEEEEEEEK! how bad is that?

Here is some photos of some yummy stuff I have bought.

Some Urban Lily Secret Keeper Card! which have not arrived yet.

This rockin kit from The Dozens I am waiting for this to arrive too and I cannot wait to play with this kit.

There is so much I want to buy this month! I must stop the spending.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Weekend Of Scrapping


Weekends just fly by don't they? especially when your scrapping. This layout I did for the latest challenge over at Category Stories to do a layout about Toys. This cute little M&M dispenser is the best gift and toy ever! had to use some funky bampop for this layout.

This layout is for this weeks challenge over at Scrapping The Music. I used alot of elements in this layout. I was given a doilie at a resturant over Christmas and slipped it into my bag to use on a layout, the pretty patterns and the white of the doilie was perfect for this layout, I have cut it and arranged it at the top of the photo in a fan like effect

I also used bubblewrap stamping, hambly overlays, Ki lace cardstock, foam flower customised by me. Star stamps, and at the last minute came up with the idea of the little felt bird, I doodled and stuck on his eye, and made a speech bubble saying "please" because it never snows here in the UK so "Please Let It Snow".

Thursday, 3 January 2008

I Am A Winner.

WOW I had the most rubbish day at work, came home logged into to my flickr account and find I am Decembers contest winner over at Elles Studio! for this layout!
WOOOOOO! its seriously made my day! I have been in such a bad mood lol! I got to pick out a product from the shop as my prize..........which was really hard as I love all their stuff!
I am still managing to do my photo a day for the 365 challenge at flickr, read about the project here its great for your creativity! and I might even scrap some of the photos I have taken. If you take part in 365 be sure to add me. Here are some of my favourite photos take so far.
This photo is me sorting out my ribbon stash.


Yep thats those yummy vinyl thickers. This was for New Years Days pic.


This one is today's photo of a necklace a friend bought me for Christmas, she knows me too well as this is just my kind of necklace!

That was supposed to be a short post LOL.........I am really hungry, must have some dinner I think.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Layouts For Mum

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

I just hope 2008 is better than 2007......as last year was not a great year for me! this year will be better, I am making goals for 2008 and am going to create a layout to remind me of what I want to achieve this year.

It is my Mums birthday next week and I wanted to create her something special! I made her two layouts last year for her dining room which is summer colors orange and yellow, however she bought some frames which were not great with the layouts! so I have created these two layouts and bought frames to put them in so she can hang these in the dining room. The layout above is of my mum and dad and the layout below is of my brother and I.

I have to go back to work tomorrow, holiday is over *sighs* back to reality! I am going to look for a new job in London! that is one of my goals! I am actually dreading work tomorrow that I have this twinge in my stomach......I know not many people love their job but I should not be feeling like this!

I have just spent alot of scrapping supplies LOL this is what I get like when I worry about things buy lots!