Monday, 27 June 2016

Still here....

I am still alive and kicking, just that life in general takes over and time flashes by without you realising. I have been crafting in the process of making another batch of Christmas cards at the moment. The only scrapbooking I've done is when I go to my monthly crops. Nothing to show I'm afraid as I haven't taken any photos. Doesn't stop me from adding to my paper crafting stash though! Just placed my order with Create and Craft for a Mickey Mouse die from their gorgeous new range of Disney Dies. I'm looking forward to see what others they bring out in the future.

Well lots to do, cards to finish.

              Janina xx

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

My Ally Pally Stash Haul.......

Saturday it was an early start leaving the house at 6.40 am for our annual trip to Ally Pally . This year I drove Liz's car but  en-route we picked up Lynda and Sue.  We stopped at our usual stop off point at Enfield to refuel on a Costa coffee then it was the short 10 minute journey to AP.  This year I took part in two makes and takes one being with Paper Artsy, thoroughly enjoyed doing these and will do more next April. We had a lovely tiring day and left when the show was shutting up shop for the day at 5pm. Next stop McDonalds at Chelmsford. Finally got in at 8.15pm, so one long day. Here's my stash haul......

As you can see I like Inkylicious stamps. I was pleased with what I bought, now I've just to use it all! Good thing it's my weekend off from work..........
Our next stash spend will be at the Thetford Sincerely Yours Show in September.

   Anyway from a wet Suffolk.

                    Janina xx

Friday, 19 February 2016

Where's the Time gone??

Goodness I last blogged in November, where has the time gone? Life is busy, worked more shifts at work over the past couple of months and as I work 12 hour night shifts days roll into nights etc.
Ollie has got bigger and more of a hooligan, here he is.....
It's like having a way ward teenager in the house, he looks for mischief and the more you tell him no the more he does it. LOL. He's now 7 months old and not overly big,  but he is cute.
Haven't done much crafting since Christmas apart from an 8 x 8 album for my daughter with photos from Uni.. Tomorrow I'm off to a Stampin Up card workshop with a couple of friends so am really looking forward to that.

Any way have a great weekend.

                           Janina xx

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Meet Ollie....

Meet the new addition to our household.....Ollie who is approx 14 weeks old now. We got him last week and he's already made himself at home and got his paws under the table. LOL. Isn't he gorgeous!?
This one he kept trying to catch the arrow on the screen.
Sadly our stray cat Gus died in September, not sure how old he was as he turned up on our doorstep 9 years ago and never left and he was around 5 or 6 years then.
It's been 23 years since we had a kitten in the house but it's lovely, he's so funny.

                       Janina xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Summer Hols begin today........

Goodness where has that school year gone! Mind you Emily finished her first year at uni on May 5th. I always loved the school holidays and could quite happily of seen the summer holidays last longer than the six weeks, now all my 3 children are adults (24, 22 and 20).
Anyway since I last posted I have been busy scrapping and here are my efforts......
These first three are of Emily and my visit to London in May while on the Shaun the Sheep Trail.
This next one is of Emily and her boyfriend Sam.
On Saturday I went to the monthly crop at and this layout was the crop kit designed by Vanessa......I did slightly alter the design.
It's of Candy Shaun who was at Covent Garden.
I've also been busy designing the monthly crop kits for the Bramford crop and have managed to get well ahead of myself and design the kits from now until October.......
Andy and I have got two weeks off work in August and I have managed to get tickets to go see....
Warhorse in London, I can't wait as wanted to see this for well over a year but tickets are few and far between for the times we could go.
Well it's coffee time and my craft room needs one serious tidy up................

                              Janina xx

Thursday, 28 May 2015

A Grand Day Out......

Sunday Emily and I spent the day in London sight seeing and Shaun the Sheep spotting, while Andy and Tim spent the day at Lords Cricket Ground watching a great days cricket England playing New Zealand in a test match.
We had a fun day wandering around the city finding the lovely painted Shauns and seeing places on all of our many visits to London we'd never seen.
Shaun in Covent Garden.
 Leicester Square.
Carnaby Street.
 St Pauls.

St Pauls.

At the Tower of London.
This famous Liberty's of London.
 St Pauls.
The Shard.

We saw 27 of the 50 Shauns dotted around the city and stopped by Lords Cricket Ground, Covent Garden, St Pauls, Carnaby Street, Oxford Street, The Shard, Wet Dock, Globe Theatre, Leicester Square, Tower Of London, Tower Bridge as well as a couple of Neros Coffee Shops to recharge and give our aching legs a break. We started at 10.30am in St Johns Wood and finished at 6.30pm in Leicester Square where we met up with Andy and Tim for an evening meal at Pizza Hut. All in all a grand day out.........excuse the pun(Wallace and Gromit!)

                                       Janina xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

My Ally Pally purchases........

Saturday I spent the day at Ally Pally. I picked Liz up just after 6.30am and then picked Lynda and Sue up from Tescos on the way. It was a good drive down, apart from the 40 mph speed limit on parts of the A12. We arrived at 9am after our usual food, coffee and toilet stop at Sainsburys Enfield. We had a great day all buying lovely goodies, here is what I bought.
Next photo apart from the stamps I bought from Anna Marie Designs, she has such yummy stuff on here stand and her demos were very good too.
The Creative Expressions stamps are designed by Lisa, that lady is so talented I thoroughly enjoyed watching her demo on the Creative Expressions stand.
Then today I nipped to Di's Crafts and Candlelight and treated myself to these.......
They colour up so lovely. Now need to go on a stash diet and use up what I've got.

                          Janina xx