Monday, 30 April 2012

Been busy

Devourng books the passed week or so, really enjoying my kindle and have bought some more new books to go on it :-) was talking to some of the girls at work about books and we have decided to start our own little book group. Just waiting to get the first official book then we are going to get together in june and have our first discussion. Ooh proper grown up eh LOL Not looking forward to weigh in tomorrow, have been in a munchie mood all week and still not done any exercise what with it being *week and i'm still loaded with cold. See what tomorrow brings eh? But i have set myself a challenge by buying myself sonme new clothes for my holidays. I bought them in the size i can just get into now, so by the end of june they will hopefully be fitting me properly. And one of the girls at work has said she'll come shopping with me when i've lost all my weight so i know which shops a 43 year old should be shopping in. Told her she's on though she might need to weight until this time next uear LOL

Sunday, 22 April 2012

scraplifting ahoy

been in the scrapbooking mood this weekend but since i don't have an ounce of mojo in me i decided on my usual recourse of a sketch, but then i remembered my two scrapbooking magazines had arrived during the week. Scrap 365 had some great lo's in this month so i set to scraplifiting some of them. I also had my scrapbook magazine delivered too, now i've been trying to unsubscribe from that one for ages but it keeps dropping through my letter box any way LOL the first one up there ^^^^ is my scraplift of the cover lo by lisa hausmann and is also my entry for this weeks challenge over on uks. the photo was taken on dad's 75th birthday when i went slightly overboard with the balloons and decorations
this next one is a scraplift of louise collins lo in the perfect patches article in the scrapbook magazine and i used the prima songbird papers and bits again. Could get quite used to this faffing around and not sticking down malarkey and i really enjoyed playing around with it.
this one is a scraplift of morag cutts lo in Scrap365. i have the papers she used but decided to give it a go with some of the other papers in the my minds eye miss caroline range. i also used one of my vintage doilies i have had for ages. i got them off ebay and they came all the way from america, although they were originally made in britain LOL used my 99p stamps for the list and i think i might need a few more sets of them in different fonts :-) also used my new spellbinders die for the flowers and my new cheery lynn dies for the butterflies :-)

this one is a scraplift of katy fox's lo in Scrap365. the photo is of dad at the lade inn at callender when we were staying at strathyre in november last year, dad ordered the prawn cocktail to start with and this is what arrived, there must have been at least a pound of prawns and it was delicious :-) i know so cos i had it for my starter the next night LOL

and finally a scraplift of riikka kovasin's lo in scrap 365. i have done paper weaving before but not for ages so it was nice to revisit the technique, enjoyed getting all painty and inky too :-)
well that's it for now, i have another one to upload but it's my example lo for the rikrak raver challenge that goes live over on uks tomorrow morning so i'll load that one up tomorrow.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

another stone bites the dust

was dreading weigh in tonight as i've really struggled this week with the plan and no exercise, am feeling really low and down and really tired and lethargic so seem to be doing work and bed at the minute or spending time in the craft room to avoid eating crap i keep finding in the cupboard. but i went to get weighed and i lost four pounds so i have now lost 4 stone 1.5lbs since the 10th of january :-) didn't stay to class, just came home had some tea and now i'm off to bed to see if i can get a decent nights sleep, wish me luck!!!

Sunday, 15 April 2012


had a lovely day at the frozen north crop at holystone yesterday. it was very busy and the amount of stash in the room was utterly hilarious LOL i managed 3 lo's which isn't a great deal for me but one of them involved an awful amount of hand cutting :-)the first one is so not me but i did it for a challenge. when i was at the Sarah's cards retreat i sat next to Rachael who was using these papers and i loved the lo's she was making. we laughed because it took her two days to stick anything down and i challenged her to a speedy lo and she challenged me to a fussy cutting lo with a lot of faffing around so here it is. i cut the birds and branches out then fiddled with all the other bits and bobs. it's so not my normal style but it's absolutely beautiful. so thanks for the challenge Rachael i just might faff around on my lo's a bit more in the future :-)
the photo is a really recent one of me and dad at the falkirk wheel, taken by the official photographer, i love this one cos i can see how much weight i've lost. and no i didn't dye my hair to match my coat LOL

this one is made with the girls paperie papers i've been stroking for ages LOL the little rubber duckie was on the hot tub at our lodge in strathyre. if duckie was on the steps the staff hadn't been round to clean the tub but if he was on the tub it was all clean :-)

this is the lo i did for this weeks challenge over on uks. it's a complete scrap lift of the lo nora did in the creative craft world design team leaflet and i loved it. the kit is gorgeous too so much so i would like another set of the papers as both sides of the papers were gorgeous :-)
i do have another lo to show but i can't show it just yet. my team is setting the weekly challenge over on uks the week starting the 23rd of April and it's for that. it's another one i'm totally in love with so can't wait to be showing it off LOL

Monday, 9 April 2012

Back again

From another belter of a weekend away. Stayed at our favourite b&b, Glenacre, near jedburgh. It is the loveliest place to stay complete with soft as muck chocolate labrador muddy and a field full of cows next door. We went up to the falkirk wheel on saturday which was a long drive but well worth it, we spent all day there, watching the wheel go round, having a trip on the boat and the wheel, having our photo taken and wandering around the exhibiton. Sunday was spent at thirlestane castle which was gorgeous and the teviot smokery water gardens. Will be definitely having a trip back there in the summer when they are in full bloom and having a walk along the riverbank. Had such a good time that i've booked myself back in for the august bank holiday weekend. Want to go to bowhill house then might just squeeze a patchwork class in at the fabric shop in jedburgh :-)