Monday, 27 August 2012

A fruitful weekend!

Went to a crop on Saturday and completed 5, yes you did read that right layouts. The first one is a kit I got from Papermaze crop last weekend and was designed by Lou Collins........gorgeous design and considering Lou is not a 'pink girl' didn't she do well. The next layout is based on an idea from one of my favourite designers Rachel Elliott, it was featured in the August Scrap 365 mag (I think it was that issue). Third layout was also based on one featured in Scrap 365 . The others are just mine!
This week I have to get my bum into gear and work on two modules for the Health & Social Diploma I'm doing for work................not my idea of fun. I've put it off for a month now but as the assessor is coming to check them next Friday I need to get a shift on. Going back to studying in your 40's is hard work my brain just can not cope!!!! Yesterday I got as far as getting my folder etc out and shuffling the pages. Oh the joys.I might need to craft in between studying just to give my poor brain a break and as I've some new Stampin-Up goodies I want to try out.................well it's time for lunch.
It's the Bramford Crop this Saturday 9am-5pm everyone welcome.

     Have a good week..

                Janina xx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Son's new car.

Well we've just got back from picking up DS1 Aaron's first car. He's a right poser, but hey it was his choice and it does look nice and drives good too. Just called round to show the grandparents too. He's pleased it isn't raining so he can have the soft top down. He's chuffed as monkeys so that's what matters and I've some pics to scrap at Papermaze on Saturday.

         Janina xx

Monday, 13 August 2012

Scrap 365 August Sketch Challenge

I've never entered the Scrap365 Sketch challenge before, but this month I thought why not so here is my take on their sketch. Old American Crafts papers. I'm trying to use up papers I've had for more than a year and of late am managing to do so. This is a picture of Emily age 2.5yrs on a summer visit to Eastern Farm Park in Suffolk., doesn't seem possible she'll be 18yrs at Christmas.
Well tomorrow is a big day for DS 1 Aaron, as I'm taking him to pick up his first car. The poser that he is he decided on a KA Street car, sport convertible! Must say it is a nice looking car and drives ok (will post photos later in the week) I had a test drive when I took him to look at it last week. So we're off to Brentwood tomorrow morning. I'll have something to scrap when I go to the Papermaze crop on Saturday.
Still got loads of pics to scrap about our visit to Harry Potter Studio Tours. It's nice to have recent photos to scrap rather than ones that are a few years old. Now the kids are older (21, 19 and 17) I don't get the photo opportunities I used too.

Well have a good week.

              Janina xx

Sunday, 5 August 2012

The August Ipswich Crop

Yesterday was the monthly crop in Bramford I have run for over 4 years now. We've always had good support from day one with several of our ladies coming from day one. Yesterday we had 29 turn up for a lovely day of scrapping, cardmaking, lots of chat, free prize draws throughout the day and a Stampin-Up demo by Karen which the ladies enjoyed. We also had lots of cake and nibbles to eat, which our ladies kindly brought along, Pebby's home made chocolate cakes and her gorgeous rock cakes soon disappeared!

I took my camera along and managed to remember to take a couple of photos, so here they are......the baby in the background (we start them young  LOL), is 9 week old little Accacia. Sue her mum is one of our long time members and called in for a coffee and chat, though it's Tracey who's holding her.
I scrapped nothing all day, I did chat nearly non-stop though! Our September crop will be on the 1st.

  Have a lovely week, I'll be glad when it's 8am tomorrow morning as I'll be then finishing my 12hr wake night shift!

                 Janina xx