Friday, 30 December 2011

We near the end of 2011

Where has this year gone?! I'm sure I shut my eyes the 1st January 2011 and woke up today 30th December.LOL Well that's what it feels like.
Hope you all had a lovely christmas, ours was quite quiet...........not the same now the children are older. I had to work Christmas night so I wanted a chill out day . I only got a couple of crafty pressies, a 12x12 deep frame box, a lovely set of Tim Holtz stamps and some bakers twine. I was pleased with that as I'd only asked for the frame. What do you get a crafter who has most things and who needs to use up what they already have????My paper stash is going down, but oh what will the new year bring, I have been thinking about a stash diet and for how long I could stick to it.I shall do my best NOT to buy anything in January as we intend going to Bluewater craft show in February(it's normally at the NEC), not that I'll need anything.
I'm catching up on all the DT stuff I've to do, I've done my January L/O for Scrapbook Sisters monthly blog challenge(check them out, address at side of this page). I've also been asked again to do a L/O and a card for the Docrafts Creativity mag in March(Jan issue now out) using the new Papermania Portobello Rd range of papers, ribbons, stamps etc...........these are quite nice papers, so check them out. I've still to come up with the Bramford crop kit for Feb by next weekend.
I've had a bit of a sort out(yet again) in my craft room and decided to sell my Cuttlebug. I've a Big Shot and find I tend to use that more now.
Still can't upload any photos. My nephew reckons my Windows XP is the problem, it just is'nt working and has pinched all my files and disappeared with them.................will be taking to the Computer Dr in the next couple of weeks.
Well can I wish you all A Very Happy New Year, have fun but take care.

Janina xx

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Computer woes!

My computer has decided to play up and won't let me sign into my account, will let me sign into the pc Administrator..............but that's no good when 99% of my stuff is on MY ACCOUNT. Got to wait until Wedsnesday when my nephew will come round to try and sort it out. To make things worse I can't even get into the control panel as the bar for that has disappeared too!!!!! I never thought I would miss things to do with a computer as I'm a real Techno Phobe.
Spent the whole day with lots of friends at two different crops(yeh I know I'm greedy) scrapping.
In the morning I went to Papermaze crop, Vanessa opened the remains of the shop for awhile so we could all get some real scrappin bargins( thanks very much for my stuff Vanessa), then in the afternoon it was onto the Create and Crop at Martlesham where I stayed until nearly 9pm.
Over the course of the day I managed 4 layouts and some lovely makes and takes at Create and Crop.
Some exciting news this week in that I've been asked back to do another feature in the Docrafts March Creativity mag. They've sent me some really lovely Papermania Portobello Rd products, which is new for January(see their mag due out 3rd Jan). It's geared up for the Olympics and really great for any photos you've taken in London or for making cards for men. Can't share any of my creating with you, you'll just have to buy the mag in March!
Are you ready for Christmas? No nor am I. Loads of presents still to wrap. A couple still to get including Emily's birthday which is this coming baby will be 17yrs! Aaron will be 21yrs January 4th, where do the years go?
I've several scrapbooking bits to get done this week inbetween working 4 night shifts(in over Christmas), dentists, finish off shopping etc. I have done my design team work for Scrapbook Sisters January Scrapbook Challenge, so was quite pleased with myself.

Well my friends I'd like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas, hope Santa is good to you and leave you something crafty.

Janina xx