Saturday, 30 January 2010

Arts and crafts….

Been a long time again but I have been working full time this week in my defence!  Been too shattered and lacking in time to update my poor blog.

Anyhoo…’s what I’ve been doing lately IMG_1297 (600 x 450) starting and even IMG_1305 (600 x 450)finishing one or IMG_1296 (600 x 450)two or three IMG_1306 (600 x 450)

pages of my art journals. I’m loving this last one the bestest and I’m not sure where I’m going with the green one but am sure to get some inspiration from the wonderful pages on Flickr.

In other news, I’ve had to buy myself a new kettle and although I didn’t really need one, I had to have the matching toaster too!

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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

It comes again….

the snow ~ it’s back!  Hopefully only for a day because it’s s’posed to rain again on Thursday/Friday.  It does look pretty if you don’t have to go out in it but I do!!

I’ve been to the ‘flicks’ 3 times in the past few days to see this….

and this…

and this …

of the three of them I loved ‘It’s Complicated’ the best – it was sooooo funny.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

What makes me angry?

Just discovered this great blog - It's All About Me .  They set a challenge twice a month and the latest one is  …..This Makes Me Angry.  Here’s my take on it.  IMG

Packaging and rubbish get me going.  Have you ever bought something and it’s in a box with a window and then inside it’s in a plastic container and then it’s tied down with plastic cord thingies?!?!??  Is it a fragile?  Does it need that much packaging?  How much rubbish is going into my bin?!??

This is only one of my ‘things that made me mad’ …..What about waiting at a roundabout in your car for people that don’t indicate that they’re turning? ….. What about people who can’t be bothered to hold the door for a second?  …. What about queue jumpers? …. What about people who can’t say please or thank you?

Oohhh don’t get me started…..

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

More of the white stuff….

We received quite a lot of snow again last night and so I spent quite a while brushing off the snow from the car before work again this morning!

I’ve done this week’s challenge over at UKS (theme = No more booksforbidden fruit) my LO was about the pile of books I  have waiting to be read.  I must not buy any more ‘til I’ve read some of them first!



I also did a nice LO last night that I thought I’d share with you on here as it turned out so well….IMG_1191

It’s inspired by a LO on Two Peas by HelpMeRonda’s lovely page.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Inspiration wanted….please apply within!

All this talk of a New Year and goals and aims and resolutions…….I can’t get enthusiastic about it at all.  I did choose a word for the year….change.  But that was just a knee jerk reaction to my recent change in circumstances….I doubt very much if things will change much this year unless I make an effort to change them.

  BUT HOW!?!!

I think one of my aims must be to get out of this house more before I become a complete hermit.

I should get more organised both in my personal life and with my scrapbooking too.

Here’s my first LO for 52 in 10 challenge on IMG_1169Dolly’s blog.  Quite pleased with it but hate photos of me!

Oh well, back to work tomorrow if we’re not snowed in tonight!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Snow day….

I know everyone will be blogging about the snow but I don’t care I’ve got to post some of my pics too.

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I’ve done nothing again today but am feeling much better at least.  Looks like I’ll be back at work tomorrow (weather permitting).

My friend, Sue, came over from Spain yesterday on a long arranged trip to see a Medium (you have to book at least a year in advance) and there’s a good chance she may not get there tomorrow because of the bad weather!  How annoying is that?!

Still haven’t done anything creative yet this year (ok, one page in my new journal) need to get my mojo back in action and get scrapbooking etc.  I miss it!  I’ve got a crop to go to on Saturday morning so that may be just what I need to get started again.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Not a good start….

to the New Year!  I’ve been feeling lousy for a couple of days now cold/flu but thought I should go into work today as it’s the first day back after two weeks shutdown.  Big mistake ~ feel even worse now and am not going into work tomorrow, don’t care what they say!  Ever coughed so much that your ribs hurt?  Ever feel like your nose is gonna fall off any minute?

Anywho…..I managed to do a double LO to finish off my 2009 album before I fell foul of the lurge.

There are so many new challenges for the New Year out there at the moment that I’m at a bit of a loss as to which one(s) to commit to ~ how about you guys?  Have you decided to sign up for any yet?