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Thursday, December 07, 2006

How bad am I!!!!!

I cant believe its 2 months since I last blogged - thats terrible!!! It has been rather manic round here though and I must confess I havent done any scrapping either.
Just wanted to let you know I am still alive and have just returned from the most amazing holiday I have ever had on a Caribbean Cruise - believe me I had to be dragged off the ship on Sunday kicking and screaming!!! Piccies are on the webbie www.bexpics.fotopic.net

Sunday, October 01, 2006

I've been naughty & a challenge for you

I know, I know I havent posted for ages - Ive been lazy LOL not really just been bogged down with work and had a dreadful cold over the last week so have been taking things ultra slow at the moment. Not much to update on really - 7 weeks til hols which Im still over-excited about, big decisions to be made on the next new car, mad Pix scratching walls etcetc

Time for the monthly crop update though....by the way apologies as the pic qualities arent fab but hey Im ill LOL

So here's a little challenge for you - it was on the Poppyink site (which I am in love with for those that dont already know LOL) - its certainly inspired me for my next LO:

To create a layout or project with these three stipulations:
1. Use at least 5 photos 2. Use all 4 Heidi Swapp items from the main kit (obviously substitute and perhap only use HS) 3. Use the song, “Seasons of Love” from the play Rent as your theme.

Here are some of the lyrics:525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life? How about love? How about love? How about love? Measure in love. Seasons of love.

Now you go girls xxx

Sunday, September 24, 2006

All alcohol is now banned

Well until Xmas that is LOL
Spent Friday and Saturday in Brighton with work and it was absolutely FAB!!! When we arrived it was tipping it down which was rather depressing but soon cleared up enough for a traditional paddle in the great British sea!!! Had a wander around the pier doing the typical holiday thing and then went back to the hotel to get ready for the evening. We were staying in the Grand Hotel which I must say was out of this world and sheer 5* luxury! We went out for dinner at the Havana where the food was gorgeous but I think perhaps by then the alcohol was starting to take effect and most certainly had by the time we hit the bars afterwards.
Saturday was therefore a complete and utter disaster - I was really looking forward to a wander around the Laines and although I managed a few shops all I wanted was to be at home in my bed...believe me it was the worst 2 hour train journey in my life. To top it I also managed to leave behind my necklace, earrings and a pair of shoes - next time Im taking a re-packing checklist LOL
More crazy pics, and the full story, at http://www.bexpics.fotopic.net/c1091275.html

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Ok so I confess - my latest addiction is Mac pigments...the way I see it it's like painting on yout face so theoretically an extension of scrapbooking!!!! For those that are aware of the pigments they are absolutely FABBY and you can purchase trial sizes from ebay - please be warned though as there are a lot of fakes around (I can recommend some good sellers if anyone is interested). So for today we went for a rather spring/summery look - what else when they forecast 28degrees of sun!!!
Off to Brighton tomorrow for the weekend with work so will tell you all about the fun and games next week when Im back - oh and no doubt the boozehound wainwright antics ;-)

Saturday, September 16, 2006

You gotta check it out...

www.stuffonmycat.com - I ADORE this site but just what is this cat about????????? Just picked myself up off the floor laughin so much!!!!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sing-a-long time

Just added the music - I love this song and it means a lot to me and gives me so much inspiration x

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Where in the world....

The world is a wondrous place. If family, money and a job were not a factor, where would you most like to live? Why? What are the factors, to you, that make a great place to live? What do you like or not like about where you live currently?
Without doubt it would have to be Turkey as I love the place and the people soooo much. I seriously considered it last year but to be honest the only things holding me back is Mum (although she would no doubt follow suit!), Gramps and the puddy's - with Turkey not being in Europe it means that puppycats would have to go into quarantine if I had to come back to the UK and I just couldnt put them through that. Its funny really as I am an adventurous person but get scared at the thought of giving up everything in the UK - I suppose its different if youre retiring but when you have to find a job as well thats even harder.
Perhaps one day?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Who ever said pink wasnt cool??????

Nuff said LOL

One of those days....

Have been trying to explain the shit shield to Mum over the last couple of days when I came across someone elses description and ended up laughing so loud in the office that everyone thought I was strange (well, hmmmm). So here goes, and enjoy:
Shit Shield
I went to my therapist tonight and I told her about how I hate Christmas. Then, I listed the reasons why I hate Christmas. Then, of course, we talked about how I don't particularly care for my father and stepmother because they have a tendency to pick my life apart and criticize. Her answer, "Oh, that's when you put up your shit shield." I was like, "huh?" That's when she explained to me that a shit shield is when you put up whatever you have to put up to keep other people's opinions from permeating into yourself. You put up an umbrella or brick wall or whatever and that way their shit doesn't get onto you. Her exact words. I kept laughing the entire time.
Then, we talked about how everybody has a shit pile and we all have a shovel. We shovel our own shit and if someone puts their shovel in our shit, we don't like it. People also don't really like it if you put your shovel in their shit either. So, the idea is to shovel your own shit and
a)keep other people from trying to shovel through your shit
b) keep your shovel out of other people's shit (at least ask first) and
c) try to keep others from adding to your pile of shit, if possible.
To anyone whom I've added to or tried to shovel your shit, I'm truly sorry. I will try to keep my shovel out of your pile. If you are attempting to put your shovel in MY shit, please ask first or you may get a shit storm.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Monthly crop day

Its that time of month already - well actually it came around a lot quicker as the last crop was only a couple of weeks ago. I love it as it means I get a full day cropping without any distractions (if you dont count Caz that is LMAO). Pretty pleased with the LO's today but it does mean I now have 2 full albums and need to invest in some more AAAAHHHH!!!
Cute piccie of Pix when she was staring at the birds in the garden - only staring though as she knows she doesnt stand a chance if you she tries to catch them....believe me persians have absolutely no hunting skills whatsoever theyre all paws and fur!!!
Love these pics of Gramps in Slovenia - the title says it all!! He decided right from the start at Stansted airport that he had a liking to Mums wedding hat and at every opportunity wore it...it was one of those moments that you will treasure forever x
Back to the old pics again and the lush MME Bohemia paper - this time me and my cousins hmmmmm you cant tell which is me ;-)
Bohemia yet again - I do have a real addiction for these papers. Sorry about the pic quality - the transparency didnt photograph too well.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

What to do with a recipe book stand...


Bought this from TKMaxx a couple of weeks ago cos I loved the look of it and just knew I could do something with it LOL For a while it was housing some of my scrapping books until I went to Hobbycraft today and bought a canvas. To be honest I dont think the piccie really does it justice - I did try taking one indoors but it looked even worse in the dingy light!!

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Ok Im a naughty girl and like to be selective with the prompts on UKScrappers but the last 2 have really inspired me so I might have to do this more often LOL
You're having a small intimate dinner party with lots of good food, perhaps a glass or two of wine, and LOTS of sparkling conversation. Each of your five guests must be a real person but can be historical or currently alive. Who will you invite and why? What do you really want to talk about?
1. Steve Jobs - boy would I love to hear his honest thoughts on Bill Gates and hear more about his future plans...they man is pure genius!!
2. Einstein - who wouldnt!
3. Tommy Cooper - I dont think there is one joke this man could tell that I wouldnt laugh at...hilarious.
4. Socrates - another person who intrigues me and would love to know all about his trial and death.
5. My old cat Gismo for comfort.
"There ought to be a law": What are your pet peeves? We’ll call this ‘Grumpy old scrapbookers’! List your five top pet peeves about anything (scrapbooking, kids, partners, pets, or just life). If you've seen 'Grumpy Old Men' or 'Grumpy Old Women', you'll know what this means, but you don't have to be old...just grumpy.
1. Slow drivers - Im sorry but theyre just plain dangerous. Now I know Im a fast driver but to be doing 30mph on a main road is lethal and encouraging people to overtake. Simply drive to the speed limit or dont at all LOL
2. Jealous people - hey I work darn hard and strive for the nicer things in like so dont knock me.
3. Tax dodgers and those claiming when theyre too lazy to get off their butts and go get a job - hmmmm why should we pay your taxes????
See now you got me started and Im thinking of loads now LMAO
4. Mobile phone ring tones - get a simple one...nuff said ;-)
5. Lateness and forgetfulness - get a watch and a diary...simple!!!
Where/What is your comfort? When things get tough or a bit too mad, where do you go for comfort: food? a book? a fantasy? exercise? a secret place? a special friend? hot bath? or … ?
My main comfort is my teddy bear - now how daft does that seem at 32 still to have a fav bear!! im no doubt totally embarrasing myself here ;-) Ted Bear was given to me by an ex about 10 years ago and he is my comfort when Im feeling down or scared or just want some support. You wouldnt believe the secrets he knows!!! and if all else fails I'll go shopping ;-)

Monday, August 28, 2006

Couldnt resist!

Had a tidy up of my craft room after making a mess earlier and sat down to relax but then had a real urge to go bacl upstairs and make a mess - I was good this time though and only did one LO. I think Im really into flowery papers at the mo - these are the Prima range and, well y'know me, I kinda like pink!!!
Definitely off to relax now before work tomorrow - have fun everyone x

My Minds Eye - Bohemia LUSH!

Had to try out the new range which I only managed to find at www.amillionlittlethings.com and its so fav to use - I think I bought Jill out of the papers and transparencies LOL
This is such an adorable pic of Pickles - silly moggie decided to plonk herself on all my lush stash as soon as I opened the box...well we all like approvals dont we ;-)
If you buy anything this month believe me you NEED these papers LOL

Sunday, August 27, 2006

I love my moggie

She beeeaaauuuuuuuutiful so just wanted to show off these piccies!

A quick post

Just a quick post this morning as Im off shopping (again LOL). Did this late last night - it was one of those moments when youre watching TV and all of a sudden you get an idea LOL I love this picture sooooo much of me when I was little and it matched the Narratives papers exactly. Spot the new Fiskars border punch...cute!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Scraplifting a plenty

Now please dont think Ive gone and lost my mojo again - its just one of those days where I had projects that I wanted to lift and finally got around to doing so!
OK so time for the credits then - the artists dummy was a lift from a gorgeous one that Keisha Campbell (A Little Bit East) did. I loved it so much that I pretty much used the same as she did. Simple but I love it to bits and you can pick up the artist dummies for only £5 from good ole Ikea.
The dress form was one by Ranjini at Scrapologie - I adore her work and cant wait to be on the sub list for the kits. It wasnt quite how I wanted it turn out as the paper was a bummer to fold so I gave up with that (Becki no patience Wainwright LOL) and did it my way. It was larger than I had expected too which made it tricky but I think its kinda snazzy.
Finally we have those doctors tongue thingys (well actually large lolli sticks) that had been altered in this months Creative Scrapbooking mag - I decided to do them for Mum and my Aunts as a little pressie. Just dont try making the holes with a Fiskars punch as it kills LOL
Happy bank holiday everyone and enjoy cos theres none left until Xmas now ;-)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

My LUSH new stamp storage

Now I must admit I've never been a stamper - can't stand those blimmin rubber things YEUCH!!!! However I have a new born addiction which is clear stamps (by the way Caz it's all your fault LOL) and have been wondering for ages how to store them. I had decided to put sheets of laminated paper into a standard file until I came across this fab file in Tesco today - it was in the back to school section and cost £9.99 but I think it is utterly FAB for taking to crops cos of the carry handle and you can just pop in the stamps you want to take with you!
Did the girl do good?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Not shaken or stirred

Unfortunately Mr Bond wasn't waiting for me today - totally gutted!! Had a client meeting at Pinewood Studios which was fab - it is such an amazing place with huge warehouse places everywhere and people rushing around! There's even a Goldfinger Avenue which made me chuckle...wanted to take some pics but didn't dare as there were notices everywhere that it wasn't allowed. Don't think it would have gone down to well if I had told my boss that I got chucked out for taking pics that I wanted to scrap LOL

Sunday, August 20, 2006

We got there eventually LOL

So carrying on from my crop post its another piccie of me and Gramps taken in Slovenia. Used the lovely Rouge De Garrance papers again and the transparency was actually a digital freebie that I printed last night.

I did this little plaque yesterday as I wanted something really cute to hang on my craft room door - I love it and think it works really well with the plain wooden letters...I was going to decorate them further but like the way they stand out.

Off now for dins at long last ;-)

Blogger gremlins

Looks like there are a few probs with uploading pics to Bloger so I have placed a couple of newer ones that I couldnt upload onto the start of Slide x

A crop day

Hence the number of LO's I managed to do LOL I wish I had more time like this and the inspiration that also goes with it!! It certainly comes from those fab pictures I had found and some great ones that had been taken recently. Spot the new papers as well, more BG Gypsy and Rouge De Garrance (lots of!)

I only have this picture of my old cat Gismo who was dearly gone on to moggie heaven - he was such a character as he used to knock on the letter bo to be let in, I'd love to have another cat like him again (oh and boys are definitely more affectionate!).

Used snippets of the new Dream Street papers for this but wanted to keep it rather simple (plus I get to use the papers again!!!). It was a hilarious moment one hot night when the back door was open...I was watching TV in the dark when all of a sudden there was the most god awul scream and the cats were playing with a frog!! Of course had to grab the camera quick!!

This piccie was taken at my cousins wedding of my Mum and Gramps - he is forever playing the fool and it makes me laugh so much when I look back at the pics...you'd never guess he was 86!!!! The title, well what can I say, it's him to a tee!!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

A scrappy day!!!

Another of the old piccies I came across - Nan sometime on holiday in the Seventies, even Gramps didnt recognise these pics or know where they were taken!!!
Also loving the new Basic Grey - Im not normally a huge BG fan but Lily Kate was fab to use and Im getting used to Gypsy....its great to use bright colours for a change but I find it difficult as I seem to have a more relaxed style LOL

Old piccies....

I love going through old piccies - Gramps had hundreds of slides that I wanted to scan and there were some great baby pics of me I had never seen before...quite a cutie eh LOL
Used this as a fab opportunity to do a canvas that I had bought from a local Poundland and Im loving the outcome, the new Basic Grey Lily Kate papers were fab for this picture. Im also taking a leaf out of Karen Russell's book and using embroidery anglais on my LO's as it looks so fab - believe me I have tons of the stuff now!!
Have a chuckle at these other piccies I found....