Thursday, 15 January 2009

Give me a sign!

Linda and Rosie set the challenge this week over on of making a sign. This is the first time I've joined in with this challenge. I've used a question from a fridge magnet someone gave me recently. The question is 'Have I nurtured myself today?' We all need to take time out in our busy lives for some 'me time' so this is my prompt to remind me to do so. I've also done a bit of recycling as the base was a magnetic shopping pad which was a Christmas present I recieved last year. The pages have all been used up so I challenged myself to 'recycle' it. I used freebie papers from a magazine and my new Russian Doll templates from Wendy Rhodes. (If you have visited before you will know I am mad about Russian dolls!)

I'm glad I found time to join in this week and have surprised myself with what I've made!

Monday, 12 January 2009

New ATC's

Not very good piccies because I used acetate which the flash keeps bouncing off! And I can't get them to flip around! Aaaah!
I recycled some acetate from Sky TV junk mail for these two and stamped the backgrounds on the base card. I dread to think how much this company spent on this advertising - and where does it all end?!

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

I found the lead....!

Hurrah! I found the lead to the camera. Here is a piccie of the gingerbread house I made for Christmas. I have to admit it was a kit - I didn't actually roll and cut out the shapes, but the icing and decorations are all my creation! I love Gingerbread men and houses and have some gingerbread decorations up in my kitchen all year. (Cupcakes is the other theme currently taking over the kitchen!)

A couple of years ago I bought a book on gingerbread houses from a charity shop for £1. There are some very detailed desgins in there and even a gingerbread village which was made as part of a competition in America. Next year....! I'm quite proud of my first attempt and Marco liked eating it! In the background of the photo of him you can see the tree I have in the kitchen - yes you've guessed it - with gingerbread decorations!

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all. I was hoping to post some piccies but I can't find the lead that joins the camera up to the computer! Probably somewhere really safe!

I thought I'd share some of my thoughts for the New Year (less pressure than calling them resolutions!)
  • To get back into Blog land and keep up to date with my blogging friends.
  • Have at least one night a week dedicated to crafting rather than falling asleep on the sofa and then not being able to sleep in bed!
  • Use up the crafting kits and papers I have before buying any new ones!
  • Use the exercise bike which is sitting in my conservatory at least twice a week.
  • Have a pamper night with my lotions and potions at least once a week.
  • Adopt the mantra that my body is a temple and watch the amount of rubbish I eat!

Let's see how I get on!.............