Sunday, 28 October 2007

Did you miss me? Did you noticed I'd gone?

We spent last week at our usual haunt in Norfolk. We had a great week walking on the beach, spending time together and just chillin'. I took loads of photos and I'll try and post some of them later in the week when I've sorted them out.

Whilst I was away I was tagged by Kelly. I've never been tagged before - it's a bit scary! The rules are that if you are tagged you must: 1. Link to your tagger and post these rules. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird. 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them). 4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs. Hmm, so here are my facts:

1. I used to work for a high street bank, and on one occasion the branch I was working at was raided by armed gunmen.
2. I used to teach line dancing
3. I love the smell of two stroke engine oil - conjures up memories of holidays at Skegness when I was a child and afternoons spent on the motor boats on the boating lake.
4. I don't drink tea or coffee.
5. When I met my husband he was in drag - it was a fancy dress party.
6. I suffer from mild claustrophobia - The Dartford Tunnel - aghhhhhhh
7. I can not live without chocolate.

I don't know 7 bloggers well enough to tag and the few that I do know have already been tagged so if you have read this consider yourself tagged.

Whilst we were away 2 Mojo Challenges went live. Challenge #34 was a lift of a great LO by Fiona Beckman . This was Fiona's fabby LO:

and this was mine:

Challenge #35 was a lift of a LO by Candice Reszko. This was Candy's cute LO:

and this was mine:
I am really, really enjoying Mojo and discovering lots of scrapbookers each week whose work I've never seen before. They are so inspiring. Please have a look at the Mojo Holder blog - you'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Where has time gone?

I can't believe that it will be school half term holiday next week. Have the children really been back at school that long? Lara came home the other day with a laminated picture of an apple on which was printed 'This apple award is awarded to Lara for Team Work'. Each month the school teaches the children about a certain value and children who demonstrate that value get given an apple award in assembly. Lara and one of her class mates had worked so hard together to tidy up a mess which they hadn't themselves created that they had been presented with apple awards - the first children in the reception class to get one. How proud am I?

Not a lot else has been happening here. So far I've not taken part in much of the UKScrappers cyber crop. The cyber crop this time has been spread over three weekends with this coming weekend being the last. There have been loads of inspiring classes but I've only managed two - both of them designed by my Mojo Holder team mates - Emma and Angie.

I really loved doing Emma's class which used ribbon. I've got so much ribbon but can never think of interesting ways to use it (there are only so many bows you can tie - right?) and this class gave me the opportunity to dig into the mountain and actually use some of it. This was my LO:

Angie's class let me use up loads, and loads, and loads .......... and loads of buttons. I bought a box of Papermania buttons a couple of years ago and have been gradually using them but this LO really ate into them. But, as I love using buttons I didn't mind at all. This was my LO:

It was also Mojo Challenge night on Friday. We lifted a LO by Emine Pala - not a scrapper I had come across before but one whose work is fabulous. She's one heck of a great scrapper. This was Emine's LO:

and this, was mine using scrummy Scenic Route:

Think that's it - bye bye from Blog Land - come back soon.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Did you guess who the UKScrapper that Mojo Holder lifted last week was going to be? It was the mega talented Scrapdolly aka Karen. This was Karen's beautiful LO:

and this was my LO:

I know my LO lacks the sophistication of Karen's LO but I was reasonably happy with my effort.

Sunday afternoon we decided to go for a walk at Wrest Park. It's an English Heritage property with gorgeous gardens where you can walk, the children can let off steam and you can explore hidden corners. Some of the trees had started to loose their autumn leaves and the children had great fun playing amongst them and finding conkers. Of course I took some photos! I was really please with these photos and will be scrapping them soon:

Well, I think that's all from Blog Land today, catch you another day.

Friday, 5 October 2007

I managed to complete this weeks weekly challenge on UKScrappers today. I think I've mentioned that one of my New Years resolutions was to do more of the weekly challenges and up until we went away in August, I had managed to do them all. Unfortunately from then until today I hadn't done any more. Well I've decided I better start again, so I did this LO of Lara dressed and posing as "Snow White" ready for a firends fancy dress birthday party.

The challenge was to (a) use a Disney song or film as your title, (b) use fancy edge scissors or a stamp, (c) use Autumn Colours and (d) use 4 of something eg papers, brads, photos etc. I managed to include all the elements and upload before the deadline of Sunday evening.

Tonight is the start of the Birthday Cyber Crop on UKScrappers. I'm hoping to join in with some of the classes, etc..

Tonight is also challenge night on Mojo Holder. Don't forget to pop along and have a look at the LOs that us on the DT have come up with and perhaps have a go yourself. Mojo Holder now has a forum too where anyone can join in with chat - why not check it out.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

All About Eve

I was really thrilled this week to be asked to be a guest on the All About Eve Blog and yesterday my LO went live. The Eves are such a super talented group of ladies and two of my fav scrappers - Maria (Ria) and Jakey are amongst them. I was really nervous at first about accepting the invite because I very, very, very rarely (I mean 1 maybe 2 LOs in the last 4+ years) scrap myself. However the theme this week was music and I was able to scrap about my love of iTunes without actually needing to include a photo of me. This was my LO.

There is actually a sheet of BG Obscure lurking behind that transparency although you'd never know.

Friday was new challenge day on Mojo Holder. We were able to lift a page by Emily Falconbridge . This was Emily's page

and this was my effort - not entirely happy with it. Think I should have added something else to the right hand side in particular.

Next week we're lifting a very talented UKScrapper who I had the pleasure of spending a weekend scrapping with a couple of years ago. Not only is she an innovative scrapper but such a lovely lady too.

I had plans this week of getting a lot of LO done - Mojo LOs, UKScrappers cybercrop mystery kit and starting the UKS weekly challenges again but I can't seem to get my butt in gear. Hope the mojos not gone walkies again!! :(