Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sunday 24 April 2011

The sun has been out today, although there was bit of a chill to the wind.  Despite that, another lovely day in Norfolk.  Excited kids, the day of "Spring Spheres", yeah Easter Egg day for those that do the religious thing!  Bowls at the ready, they went off into the garden in search of foiled chocolate.  It's a surprise they aren't feeling sick the amount they have consumed!

Armed and ready for the hunt.                  Found!

I think Morgan was going tunnelling!                           I think this says it all!  Devoured!

And interspersed with all this eating of chocolate (by those of school age), a little mouse with his cuppa and a cupcake.

And lastly for today.

Although, I have some finished coloured in images, for the 'topper' box ready to be stuck down.

I have had the sakuras out as well, so there is some glittery colours on these.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Saturday 23 April 2011

Happy St Georges's Day!

We have had some really non-April weather, to the point of it being quite hot outside.  Although that means loads of washing!  We went over to the park the other day, played 'tennis' with Genny whilst the boys had a game of pooh sticks and just generally ran around.



Yesterday I had a spring clean of some cupboards, it's amazing how much toot you accumulate, but it seemed to be more of a rejig and sorting out school papers for the kidlets into their respective folders (from just shoving it in the cupboard!).  Also had a sort out (again) of the craft desk, I will get it to the point of stuff is where I need it to be!  Today, made use of the clear up and got down to some colouring in and making 'stuff'.  Here are a couple of things from the production line...

This one has been mojo'd from Chicken Soup, recipe #38.  The digi stamp is from Mo Manning and coloured with copics and promarkers, I love the little bingo cards (downloaded from Peppermint Creative).

Don't you just love this one, I do! Another Mo Manning stamp, again coloured with copics and promarkers.

Going back to finish colouring in a mouse and cupcake!  And, I think it may be time for G&T with a twist of lemon, or maybe lime.  If we had the bacardi it would be mojito's :)

Monday, 18 April 2011

Monday 18 April 2011

I've had some inspirational soup yesterday, which I finished off this evening.  It's interesting to see what people come up with from a picture, this is what my mojo came up with when I went and checked out what was up at Chicken Soup (recipe #37).  It was the circles that did it for me!  I have used some papers in my stock pile - Daisy Ds - and I have scrapped Genny's handprints, done when she was just a bit over 3.5, it just shows that you can take your time scrapping!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Sunday 17 April 2011

I had a play along with the Papertake Weekly challenge, yesterday, but well it was too late for me to start blogging and uploading photos, so doing it this morning!  Plan for the rest of the day is to do some more craftiness, I'm in the mood (at the moment anyway!).

So, my card for the Papertake challenge is a Magnolia coloured stamp (promarkers) and for dimension, the background green paper, I have stamped with white staz-on and the edge is a Tim Holtz sizzix die.  I have popped up the Magnolia and added some buttons.  I didn't want to do any more to it, if I send it to anyone I will add a sentiment (maybe).

A couple of cards made for some special girlies.  Coralie and Jodie will be soon sitting their A levels, then it will be off to Uni.  I saw Twisted Sketch #55 and they are based on that, although I am going back for another play as the twist for the sketch is green!  Obviously I have no green, I wanted to use pink!  I have also cuttlebug embossed one of them!  I'm going back to play, this time, I'm going green.

And here we go, I've gone green with the Twisted Sketch.  I have this delightful Mo Manning digi stamp, the little Irish dancer, coloured using Copics and Promarkers.  I got the organza out as well and just behind the sentiment is a rub on - for the swirly bit - I didn't want a big one.

And finally, for today's posting at least, I may do some more crafting as the day goes on.  For this one,  I have used papers from a K&Co tulip paper pad, I cut out another butterfly and another tulip to give it a bit of a raised look as it just looked too flat otherwise.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Wednesday 13 April 2011

My day off from work, had to pop out first thing to take back some clothes, bought for Genny but too small - she is 10, the clothes were 11/12, they were too small! Then back home, half term, kids not quite at the killing each other stage, there is time!  Brian had brought home some parsnips ideal for soup and so they were on the bubble when I got back, I finished them off with just blitzing them, had a bowl (yum yum) did save some.

Finished off a card I started last night, this has been 'mojo'ed' from Chicken Soup 36.  I used a Lili of the Valley stamp and coloured it in with copics & promarkers, added some primas to finish it off.  Just waiting for the 'yeast cake' to rise, Genny wants to make hot cross buns.  So, the oven is beeping......

Monday, 11 April 2011

A Sad Day 11/04/2011

This evening, my Aunt Sylvia passed away.  Earlier this year, she had the diagnoses of cancer and with deep sadness, she was taken away from her loved ones.  I cannot remember when I saw my aunt last, but it has been too long, but despite the years passing, I can still see her face and hear her voice from when I was a youngster.   Aunt Sylvia is my mum's youngest sister, she would have been 65 this year.  Rest in peace dear aunt.  

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sunday 10 April 2011

Not done much!!  Work, home, work, home, Guides..blah blah you get the story a bit of an uneventful couple of weeks, apart from getting the date for my op, there hasn't been much excitement going on!!  We have had some lovely weather, some of it spent at work!!  Now it's the spring term holidays so a full house of kidlets - yay - another week of work, a couple of days then I am off and I am solooking forward to some Canadian family stopping for a few days.

Yesterday I started dusting the bedroom, which turned into a mammoth move of the room and now I am suffering from self-inflicted "it didn't hurt at the time" syndrome!  Bus and run over by, spring to mind!!!  It resulted also in Genny gaining a chest of drawers and me having a bit of a sort out and rediscovering some Bazzill - will be trimming some of that down to 6x6!  Today, after spending the morning doing a first aid course - part of my Guiding hat - came home and flicked through my blog list.  Stopped by the Chicken Soup, light bulb moment and voila - used using scraps from the November 2010 ATDML retreat (and looking forward to October 2011) and a Magnolia stamp.

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