Sunday, 30 March 2014

It's here!

My new Samsung washing machine arrived on Friday a week sooner than I thought. When it finishes a wash cycle it plays a tune to indicate it's finished! I'm not joking it really does, just a shame it can't do the ironing too. Hubby and I wondered what on earth was going on when it struck up a tune, even the cat looked.
On the 10th of April Andy and  going to see this at the Ipswich Regent.
The following week Emily will be starring in ..........
This will be her 7th year, we'll be going to see it on the Thursday.
I've just ordered our London Pass tickets for when Andy and I go to London on the 19th April. we tried them for the first time last August and found them great value. Shall be visiting Westminster Abbey, Lord's Cricket ground tour for starters................the West End at night to see Lion King.
Work tonight 8pm-8am tomorrow. same again Tuesday, then a sleep in on Thursday then I'm on holiday until Sunday 14th. I'll be spring cleaning the house.

well HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, hope you've all had a lovely day.

                       Janina xx

Sunday, 23 March 2014

An expensive weekend!

Sadly my trusty Bosch washing machine gave up the ghost and died on Friday. I can't complain as it was nearly 10yrs old and had never gone wrong. So off to Curry's we went yesterday and a few hundred pounds lighter we now have one of the latest Samsung models on order...the down side we have to wait until the first week in April for delivery...............todays bin load of washing is kindly being done by my dear MIL, well by her machine. When we first got married the first thing that came through our front door was a washing machine as I had grown up at home with mum doing the washing in the sink and then using a spinner.......hard work and not my idea of fun!
Anyway I have been busy card making this past week and made around 50 8 x 8 cards, very pleased with the results so when we visit Ally Pally next month I intend stocking up on 8 x 8 card blanks. Here's some of what I did.

I did make male cards as well. I found this 8 x 8 size card very nice to work with. I made a slight dent in my stash mountain too. Need to tidy my craft room now and see if there's anything I need when we go to Ally P.
Tomorrow I need to finish off the May Bramford crop kit, I'm nearly there.
April is going to be a busy month with something on every weekend. We start off with the Bramford crop on the 5th, the 12th is Ally P, on the 19th Andy and I are off to London for the day and seeing The Lion King in the evening, the 26th my mum and dad celebrate their Golden wedding so we're off out for a meal, in between all this Emily has Ipswich Gang Show the Easter week and Andy and I are going to see the musical Jesus Christ Super Star at the Ipswich Regent....busy, busy.
The May Bramford crop is the first Saturday and will be celebrating National Scrapbooking Day NSD. The crop will run from 9am-8pm with free prize draws through the day and my good friend Karen Curd who's a Stampin Up demonstrator putting on a make n take in the afternoon.
Well I've now some trousers to turn up so needs must as they say.

Have a good week.

                          Janina xx

Sunday, 9 March 2014

What glorious weather......

It's gorgeous outside this morning, I've been out and pulled up a few weeds in the front garden. The washing machine has nearly finished, I've hoovered up downstairs and now I'm on here!
Had a lovely day with good company yesterday at Karen Curds craft day. It's held the 2nd Saturday of the month at Wherstead Village Hall(near Wherstead Park) Ipswich. Karen is a Stampin Up demonstrator and makes cards each month for attendies to make. A couple of us Scrapbook instead of making the cards. Cost is £5 if you go to scrap or £8.50 if you go to make the cards( all materials included if doing the later). We always have a good day, lots of laughs too. Here's a couple of photos I took.
Liz and Tracy, don't know what Tracy is contemplating!
Tree munching her lunch and in the background to the left is Lusia and Maureen and to the right is Mary.
I managed some more layouts of our holiday last year.....seems an age ago now.
Andy relaxing at the water feature when we stopped off at Larnaca in Cyprus.
This is the Palestine Wall dividing Jerusalem and Bethlehem, you have to go through armed check points.
Lastly a photo of one of the cards I made during the week.
It's a 7x7" size card. Need to make more cards over the next two weeks as I'm doing a table top sale on the 22nd at Elmsett Village hall. I've also the next 4 months worth of the Bramford crop kits to design and 2 layouts for the May issue of Scrapbook pressure then!!!!

Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather, have a great week.

                        Janina xx