Sunday, 31 October 2010

We're Moving!!!

Well haven't had the time to write my blog for ages!!! We're in the process of packing, and moving starts tomorrow!!! The most annoying thing is that BT can't get an engineer out to sort out the line in the new house until November 22nd!!!!! Which means no phone and NO INTERNET til almost December!! ON NO!!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Tomorrow's the day!!!

Shimelles' new class starts tomorrow, definitely looking forward to it. Its all about writing and journalling, I'm hoping it'll help me improve my journalling in my scrapbooking.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Pedal Powered Walkies

Have finally done a layout if Samurai's latest mode of transportation. I was scrolling through Pencil lines website and came across this sketch to use as my 'inspiration'. I used Bobunny's 'Olivia' range of papers, plus a sheet out of their 'noteworthy' pad. Hand cut the flowers out and then covered them with rock candy distress stickles give them a little more dimension. Painted some grungeboard flourishes with a metallic teal ink (which took a bit to dry.....I got it everywhere!!!) And then of course got out my trusty craft Robo to make a scalloped matt for the main photo and to cut out the title. Must order a new blade for robo soon as the letters were a little rough so I think the blade may be getting blunt.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

My New Job - Canine Physio Assistant

Well it's been ages since I've blogged so I thought I'd add some photos of me at work. Check out my lovely bright purple uniform!! There has been a few sad and quite heartbreaking cases as work lately so I wanted to write a little about the perks at work. Besides getting Samurai's tablets and food at cost price the best perk of the job is getting to work with some very cool dogs and their owners. Currently my absolute favourite client is a Bull Mastiff called ....wait for it.....ROMEO!! He's an absolute giant of a dog, the photos really don't do his size justice! He's an absolute gentle giant, really playful and really loving, you just have to watch out for those sloppy kisses...eck!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

So Gorgeous!!

I've been scanning in a lot of Samurai's puppy photos this morning and I'm sure I've fallen even more in love with him! I'd forgotten what a gorgeous little puppy he was. He was only 6 weeks old, slightly cross eyed and weighed a whole 2 kg, my handsome little man and he's still just as handsome at 46kg! I love my doggy!!

Monday, 4 October 2010

More Birthday Cards

 Well its the month of October and to me that means 2 very important things......

1. I get to buy something silly for Samurai to wear on Halloween .....and
2. Its my 2 very best friends birthdays this month!!

I've made their cards....hopefully they won't look at my blog before they get it! Just need to get the presents!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Last one for September!

I managed to squeeze one more  layout for this month with Kenny away. Still using up my "My Minds Eye, So Sophie" papers. I love using multiple photos as it seems to tell more of a story but it does make things a little more complicated though.....some more to shuffle round my cardstock. I splattered some glimmer mist on the cardstock first to give it a more textured look, waited til it dried then ironed it profusely as it wrinkled up a bit.

I dug up the antique sewing machine I inherited off Kenny who in turn got it off his mum, it's an old Singer which she used to use when Kenny was a kid so I'm pretty sure it's older than me!!! Anyway its a cracker of a machine, perfect for scrapping and I managed to zigzag an almost perfect circle!! Nice to know I can still manage a machine. Mounted all the photos on some chocolate cardstock to make them pop a little more, threw in a tag with some journalling, a couple of staples, some fab foam thickers and I'm done! No time at all...pat on my back.....note to Mel : 4 days of paper shuffling!!!!! :o)


Got the munchies 2 days ago for a bit of cake and of course with Kenny away baking a cake is highly dangerous for my waist line!!! So I whipped up a batch of lamingtons, best thing about these is that you can wrap them up and freeze them individually so you can thaw them out as required. I expect they'll all get defrosted once Kenny gets home :o)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

My favourite Layout....

Well ATDML are asking what our favourite layout is. I decided to go through some of my old layouts and post one of them on my blog. This is by no means my all time favourite of favourites layout but it certainly holds a special place in my heart and everytime I look at it, well it just makes me smile. I did this one in a UKS cybercrop class, it's a fairly simple layout, no fussycutting, no fancy letters, no expensive embellishments. But I love the way it turned out and I think it showcases the photos really well. It captures what Samurai is like when he's sleepy, looking so cute and cuddly ( well he does to me) and I just LOVE the last photo of him with his eyes scrunched up after finishing his yawn.

Friday, 24 September 2010

New Stash!!

Well ordered some lovely new papers from Bo-bunny''s Olivia range. Also order a bazzill match grab bag which is supposed to be 10 sheets of co-ordinating bazzill but I'm really not convinced they match at all!!! Wish the photo was better so I could get your feedback!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

New babes in the forest!

We had a lot of little cuties in the forest over spring and summer and now that summers coming to an end its lovely to see some late additions!!

Mavis seems to have a little calf who is just GORGEOUS! Mavis is my favourite cow in the forest.....being that she's a hairy coo it's our own little reminder of Scotland. Not sure if the calf (who I've decided to call Ginger), is actually hers or if she's adopted it. It doesn't look hairy enough but time will tell I guess ;o)

Two more spotty foals about as well, even prettier than the others. Haven't thought of any suitable names yet, anyone got any ideas????

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Cards Cards Cards

Seem to have lost my mojo for scrapbooking lately but I've had to make a couple of cards this week for birthdays coming up. The first was a belated one for Kennys' dad, and no I wasn't slack and made it late, they were away during his birthday! He's an avid lawn bowlsman ( is that what you call them????) so used that as a theme for his card. The giggle inside is a 'lawnbowls joke':

A little old man boards a bus with a bowling wood in each of his front pockets.  He sits down next to a beautiful young lady, and she can’t help but glance quizzically at the man and his bulging pockets. 
It’s an uneasy few minutes before, finally, the little old man can take no more. “Bowling balls,” he nods reassuringly.
The lady seems a little shocked, and stares on.  Moments later, she says: “Does it hurt as much as tennis elbow?”

Two more birthdays coming up this week for a couple of friends of mine so created the first with a bit more of a classy feel....for a classy type of gal :o)

And the second card very pink and girlie for a girlie girl!

Monday, 30 August 2010

One Last layout for August!

Well I finally managed to sneak in one last layout before September. I was using one of Shimelles challenges of trying to use 4 different patterned papers. Did make my mind tick for quite awhile, especially trying to tie them all in together somehow. Hope Kirsteen likes it!!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

A very wet day out at Stirling Castle

First stop -a visit with Ma Broon!
As we were in Stirling to have lunch with Kirsteen a visit to the castle was a must (oh and a scrapping shop!!)
It was such a wet day and the rain really came down on us at the castle...but as Mr Connelly says....there's no such thing as bad weather....only the wrong clothes!! Lucky for us we had our waterproof jackets, wish I had my wellies though!

wet wet wet
the palace bit

trying to hide from the rain
he wishes!

Festival in the Sky

boarding pass ready
Well the fringe festval is currently on in Edinburgh and there is LOADS to do! Kenny treated us to something special one night. They've got an amazing set up in the park just under the castle whereby you get strapped into your dining chair and they crane you all up to 100feet to enjoy the views whilst you have a drink or dinner. We decided just to have the "bubbles in the sky" experience. It was absolutely pelting down rain all evening but amazingly 5 minutes before we were due to go up the rain stopped!! Didnt get to enjoy too many views as it was fairly cloudy but we really enjoyed the experience......and the bubbles!

Up in the sky!

Lunch with an Absolutely Scrapulous Gal!

Well after all this time we finally meet! Kirsteen is another of the original Absolutely Scrapulous Girls so we've been part of the team together for almost 4 years! It was really wonderful to finally meet face to face and catch up, will have to make sure its a regular lunch date any-time I'm up in Scotland. I've decided to make it my mission to meet all the girls on the team at least once! I'd love to organise a scrapping weekend for the team but that could prove to be quite difficult considering we all live at opposite ends of the UK. You never know though :o)

Walk along Cramond River

Feeding the birds
Family photo

Sunday, 22 August 2010

I'm in Edinburgh!

Well we've been in Edinburgh for the past couple of days and having reasonably good weather which apparently is unusal for Scotland....I don't believe Kenny, whenever we've come up the weathers been fine!! Had champagne in the sky last night......lovely! Photos up soon.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Shimelles Scrapping With a Sketch!

Finally I've managed to complete a scrapping challenge instead of a photo challenge!! This challenge was to create a layout using this sketch as a base.

Here's my result, I've updated the photos too.

I love these glittery thickers!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Shimelle Challenge: Scrapping with whatever you have left.

The idea of this challenge was to make something using only scraps. I made a tag for Kenny using one of the photos he took of a spitfire the other day at "By Gone Days"

Shimelles Photo Challenge : Craft in Progress

Here's my scrapping table looking more like a tip!