Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Wings Day

Today my son Aaron gained his 'Wings' as Cabin Crew for Thompsons., a very proud moment I must say. He has spent the last five weeks under going very intensive training and passed with flying colours. The amazing thing is that over 12,000 people applied throughout the UK and only 400 we're lucky enough to be offered a job, Aaron being one of them. Here's some photos I took.

First flight early Sunday morning off to Greece. They all looked so smart, these are the nine new recruits to be based at Stansted. I feel a few scrapbook pages coming on!
This Saturday is the Bramford monthly crop, we will be celebrating National Scrapbooking Day and will run from 9am-8pm, it looks to be a very good day.
Well it's nearly 10pm, it's been a long day as the Wings day was in Derby, so I'm now going to chill before going to bed.

              Janina xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Up Up and Away.....

My oldest son Aaron has been doing training the past 5 weeks to become a cabin crew member for one of the big holiday companies. He was so chuffed to get the job as he'd tried a year ago with no luck. He's had a intense five weeks of training and exams and has passed with flying colours....pardon the pun! Here he is in his uniform......scrubs up quite well don't you think.

His first shift is at the beginning of May. So proud of him.
Hasn't the weather brightened up, though still abit chilly. I've been in my craft room most days card making. I've a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout to do for one of the care homes in Ipswich, which is for one of their residents who is 107yrs! I've done several shadow box layouts for this home, these boxes are displayed outside each resident's room so people can see abit about the individual and gives them something to talk about......most of the residents have dementia so it's a memory trigger for them.
I've sorted out my new stash I bought from Ally P last week and have also started to use some of it! I love the new Art Pads by Lili of The Valley they are gorgeous, check them out on their web site;

          Well, crafting calls......blow the house work there's always tomorrow.

                             Janina xx

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Ally Pally fall out!

Well I set off at 6.30am yesterday to pick up Liz, Karen and Emma for out trip to Ally Pally (the Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show) London. We had a easy drive down no hold ups so arrived just before 9am.
We all spent and bought lots of goodies....we did have one heart stopping moment when Karen mislaid her brand new I_Pad.............thankfully it was being guarded by the stall holder that Karen last visited. By the time the show closed for the day at 5pm we were all shattered but thoroughly happy. We had a shock as it was tipping it down outside which made driving on the M25 a pain as you could hardly see 10 yards in front of you, never mind Chelmsford McDonalds beckoned.................we duly stopped there and filled our faces!
Yummy. We got back into Ipswich at 8pm, I dropped off Emma, then Karen and then Liz. I was shattered, crawled into my dressing gown, made a cup of tea and made the settee my home for the next 3 hours....pleased to say I slept well last night! I've taken photos of what I bought and I still managed to come home with nearly £60 in my pusre, so will save that for The Suffolk Papercraft Show on the 28th April at Bury St Edmunds leisure centre (10am-4pm). It'll now be Wednesday before I get to play with my new goodies as I'm at work tonight and Tuesday night.

Well lots to do dinner to cook.

                     Janina xx

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Busy in my craft room.

I've been busy card making this week, which has been nice. I received my order from Craftwork Cards at the end of last week containing the Birdcage and Birdhouse card blanks, which I've fell in love with. Both look fab decorated and both are a generous size. Photos of what I've done;

The good thing is you can use up odds n ends you might have. I'm doing my best to use up stash I've had for ages if not years!
Ally Pally is nearly here. Saturday we'll be off to London and stash buying for the day, my shopping list has grown rather..............so if I can get some of what's on there I will be one happy bunny.
On a different note here's a photo of our cat Gus, he's such a big doppy softy....we love him loads.

                                Janina xx

Sunday, 7 April 2013

A bright sunny Sunday.....

Woke up to gorgeous sunshine, certainly makes the inside of our house feel warmer! Yesterday was the Bramford monthly crop and 29 ladies turned up, so thank you to all of them for making it another enjoyable crop.
The past few days I've been making cards, no photos as yet though. This coming week I also intend spending quality time in my craft room card making. Then on Saturday Liz, Karen, Emma and myself are off the the Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show at Ally Pally London....whoop, whoop.I love this event, it's on twice a year and if you've never been I thoroughly recommend you do some time as it's a great day out. I'll will post next Sunday what I've bought!

This layout is the one I did at the March Papermaze workshop run by Lou Collins, it's designed by Lou....she's so talented. The photo is of me(with the balloon), I was 5yrs, my mum and dad and my brother Lee who was only a few weeks old. My parents did not own a camera so photos of us when we were young are few and far between, so what I do have are treasured ones.
Lou's next workshop at Papermaze is on Wednesday 17th April 10-12noon cost £11 per person....check out Papermaze web site if interested in going.
Well I'm going to have another go at putting my flaming contact lenses in! I'm new to this game and getting them in is certainly an art form. LOL

Have a great day and coming week.

                    Janina xx