Sunday, 22 April 2012

Another week gone...

Where has the past week gone! I think I blinked and missed it, does'nt help I've worked 4 nights this week too.
The sun is shining today and it looks glorious outside. People seem so much happier when the sun is out.
Scrapbook Sisters (see side bar for link) has started up their monthly scrapbook challenge on their blog, please take a look and enter, if 10 or more people enter there's a nice prize up for grabs.................have a look at my DT piece, if I can suss out the way round this new blog layout then I'll post my effort on here.
I've had a little play with some of the stamps I bought at Ally Pally last week. I'm hoping to get some crafting done this coming week. I've two 12 x 12 shadow boxes to do, which are a must. I think I've said I'm doing them as memory boxes for a local Council care home for the elderly. I've done 7 so far, still loads to do.
I've also started a level 2 diplomia in Health and Social care this week for work, which should take between 6-9 months to brain now struggles with studying.LOL I'm hoping to get ahead of myself on that over the next two weeks..............I did say hoping!!!

Well lots to do as they say.

              Janina xx

Monday, 16 April 2012

My Ally Pally trip

Well Saturday morning dawned I was up at 5.40am after about 3hours sleep! I just could'nt sleep Friday night, well Saturday morning really as I did'nt get to bed until around 1am and do you think I could get to sleep, could I heck.LOL Anyway I was picking Liz up by 6.40am and then onto picking up Beryl and Tracey.............a quick drive through McD's at Ravenswood to get Tracey a coffee and Mcmuffin and it was onto the A14 then A12 to London. We had a straight run down no hold ups so arrived at AP by 8.45am. We all had a lovely day buying lots of lovely goodies, mine stash haul are in the two photos above. I got all what was on my list and came home with lots of money still in my purse, so I was very pleased. I'm hoping to use some of my new dies and rubber stamps this week. I also spent a lovely couple of hours with Shari who I met on UKS. I ended up being her personal shopper. LOL We arrived back in Ipswich around 7.30pm, tired but happy. We did our normal stop at the Chelmsford/A12 Mcdonalds.
Now got to start saving my money for the June show run by The Stamp Hut in Bury St Edmunds.
Have a good week, I'm going to be in my craft room in between house work!

Janina x

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Easter already

Three layouts that a done awhile ago the first one is of my two sons Aaron and Tim. The second one is of my SIL and nephew who was my pageboy and the third is of me and hubby on our wedding day, does'nt seem possible we've been married 24yrs this year. The card is what I did for a feature in the Creativity mag using the Papermania Portabello Rd papers.
Have you bought all your Easter eggs? I've just got the ones for Saturdays Bramford crop to get and I'm all done.
Got a fish n chip lunch at the in-laws tomorrow, bought from the chippy so a real treat.
Saturday it's the April Bramford crop 9am-5pm, so looking forward to that too. Next Saturday I'm off to Ally Pally with Liz, Beryl and Tracey, can't wait. My shopping list is growing, so I hope to get some of it if not all of it.
Been busy cardmaking the past month as I've some tabletop sales coming up and needed to top up (aswell as use up.LOL) my stock. I've enjoyed this splurge of making and have only done scrapbooking at crops. But I've lots of stash I need to use up and cardmaking has helped. I've also had a good sort out and sold tools etc I don't use, I must try to buy what I'm going to use in future, I am getting better..........slowly. I find I'm using my Spellbinder dies alot lately, there's a couple of new ones out I'd like to get.

Well my craft room is calling! Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend.

Janina xx