Friday, 13 November 2009


On Remembrance Day (11th November), a friend posted a challenge on Facebook for us to all add to our status each day, one thing for which we are thankful, and to see if we have enough things to take us to Thanksgiving (26th November).

Well, being one who can't resist a challenge, I've started posting. So far I've had:-

  • thankful that I have two happy, healthy children
  • thankful that I have a wonderful Mum, without whom I would have fallen apart years ago

Then I got to thinking - yes, I know that's dangerous, especially for me LOL. But, I realised it would be so easy to combine this challenge with my scrapbooking - so, I'm going to start a Thanksgiving Album. I know it's going to take me a lot longer than 15 days to complete, but those first 15 posts will help me to get started. My aim is to complete a layout each week, based on my 'Today I'm Thankful For' post. Who knows, I may even carry it on .........

Watch this space for the first layout which I'm planning on completing during the UKScrappers Wicked Cyber Crop this weekend. I can't wait - a whole weekend of scrapping without the boys!! Now that's heaven on earth :D

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

My Christmas Wish List

Every year I make a list of the crafty stuff I'd like for Christmas, so my family and friends know what will really bring a smile to my face on Christmas morning.

It doesn't always work, but it's become a tradition! This year, I thought I'd post it on my blog so it's easily accessible.

So, if anyone fancies buying me something, you'll find a list of links in the left hand column - can you just let Ian know what you've picked so he can keep a master list of what's still available.

No doubt I'll keep adding to it as new products are added!

BTW - I'm not assuming anyone will be buying me a pressie ......... but a girl's gotta have HOPE :)

Look what I learned!!

Thanks to the links in Shimelles Weekend Bonus prompt, I've found a gorgeous header for my blog at Background Fairy. It was really easy to add my blog title, which I did using Adobe Photoshop Elements and then enlarged to 150% so it fitted my blog nicely.

Hope you like it - I think I may have to have a regular change to go with the seasons :)

Monday, 9 November 2009

I've just signed up for the Holidays in Hand Class by Jessica Sprague, which starts next week (thanks to everyone who posted about it on their blogs - looks like there'll be quite a few of us doing it :D)
I think I've caught something, as I'm signing up for classes and crops all over the place - maybe my mojo is finally coming back!
Hmmm......... now, what shall I sign up for next LOL

I think I need therapy :D

HOW does a game become SOOOOO adictive??

I've been playing Farm Town on Facebook and think I should now be joining FarmTown-aholics! I spend FAR too much time tending to my crops, re-arranging my fields ........ and now I'm even working for other people!
I'm having so much fun - it's really relaxing to spend a bit of time to myself, growing fruit and veggies, and not getting cold and wet while doing it.
But I do wonder where it will end ??????? LOL

So, what do you think of the farm so far?

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Surprise, surprise!!!! I'm behind already LOL.

I'm too tired to do anything tonight, but I'm gonna catch up this week, and jump right back in tomorrow.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Blogging For Scrapbookers : Day 1

Yayyyyyy - I've had my first prompt :)

So, we were tasked to put down our intentions for our blogs. Well, here goes:-

  • blog on a regular basis - ok, this is unlikely to be daily (apart from the first 3 weeks), but I intend to at least post weekly.

  • take more photographs and share them via my scrapbooks and my blog

  • take some ME TIME at least once a week to scrap or make cards - this has been really difficult as the house is a tip, and I haven't been able to get to the table for months! Now I'm learning how to FLY ( and get my life organised, I'll soon be able to use the dining table for scrapping, instead of a little TV table :)

So, not bad for a first day :)

And just in case you don't believe me about the table ......

Sunday, 1 November 2009

My New Blog

Well, here it is - my new blog!

I'm what could be called a 'procrastinating blogger' - I get all fired up about a new blog, post a few times, then go months without anything. Not very exciting really! But I'm hoping that's all about to change.

I've joined Shimelle's 'Blogging For Scrapbookers' Class online, and am eagerly looking forward to my first prompt to arrive in my inbox tomorrow. I'm also hoping it will give me lots to talk about and show to any followers who come across my blog.

So ......... roll on tomorrow!