Friday, 31 July 2009

Cocoa Daisy Scraplift Contest...

... I was completely inspired by my Scarlet Lime friend Lisa's fantastic LO to try the Cocoa Daisy Scraplift challenge.

Right, have been promising the girls a cake baking session all day!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

3 in 1 ...

... what with the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer holidays, I've really struggled to find time to scrap. Determined to crack on with my new Scarlet Lime kit I scoured all the links I had saved and found 3 challenges that I wanted to have a go at:

Mojoholder Challenge 119 - a sketch that I used (apart from the cut out shape on theirs)
Butterfly Crafts Challenge 16 - to scrap your quirks
Scrap Mojo Challenge 35 - to use the words 'I'm a little bit _______ and a little bit ______'

So this is what I came up with - 'A little bit shy, a little bit emotional'.

The journalling reads "I have always been nervous when meeting new people and I keep the circle of friends I have quite small, I guess I'm a bit introverted! I am also extremely emotional - sad thoughts make me cry - I can't put on a brave face like others!"

Sunday, 19 July 2009

School's out for summer...

... so the girls broke up from school on Friday and we have 7 weeks ahead of us. We're just about to set off for a few days camping in Wales, and am hoping the weather might brighten up a bit!!!

You never know, I might actually do some crafting when I get back!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Happy Birthday to Minty and Me ....

... yes it's my birthday today! I love birthdays and am such a big kid - I love all the attention, cards and presents!!!

When we got Minty last year, we never found out the day she was actually born on, all we know was that it was in July, so we've decided to adopt this day as her birthday as well.

I have one more year of being able to say that I'm in my thirties, so I'm going to try and make the most of it that I can.

Haven't been up to much crafting recently, apart from making some wedding invite samples for my cousin. So in other news:

- My weight loss is still going really well, I've now lost 24.5 pounds in 9 weeks.

- I'm off camping to Wales on Sunday - so please let it not rain! Have bought a new tent for the occasion and now own 3!! I really need to rehome one of them!

- The girls break up for the school holidays on Friday. I'm quite sentimental about it as DD2 leaves nursery this week and will start school in September.

- I'm waiting for some crafty parcels to arrive such as Scarlet Lime ad Unity Kits and some new Cosmo Cricket and Scenic Route stash

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Butterfly Crafts Challenge 15....

... is a travel inspired LO. Seeing as though I'm doing my travel album, it was a great opportunity to do another LO! I'e also used the current PencilLines sketch.

I had these cork flowers as part of a Xmas Advent swap and haven't used them up til now, but thought they were perfect for this.
A couple more LOs that I did last week - very simple.This one is the reverse of the other, I scrapped straight onto the back of it!