Thursday, 28 January 2010
Sunday, 24 January 2010
A close up shot of the detail. We are now fondly known as 'The Crumpets' due to a little girl I listen to read on a Tuesday afternoon. She can't seem to pronounce 'Crompton' so she calls me Mrs Crumpet instead. This has stuck and I have even received mail through the post with 'The Crumpet's on it. Thanks Nat!! hehe
Thanks for stopping by, will be back later in the week.
Thursday, 21 January 2010
I have managed to complete this weeks weekly challenge again, over on UKScrappers. The aim was to use an old photo and to document it. I chose this photo of my Mum aged about 7 or 8, she was sitting in the back of her Dad's car and refused to get out as she didn't want to see her now Sister in law's father apparently he wasn't a kind man. So Mum being Mum decided to stay put she looked quite happy wrapped in a blanket in the back of the car. I know she talks fondly about her Dad's car and the trips they had and even remembers the smell of the leather seats, all these things would be lost forever if we didn't write them down and scrapbook them.
I had another nice surprise when my fellow teamie Debbie informed me that both Debbie and I had won a weekly sketch over at Twisted sketch. Mine I had done quite a while ago as I was scrapbooking Charlotte's first day at school, not sure whether you can remember it so here it is
Take care and thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, 17 January 2010
I finally heard on Friday afternoon that I was one of the lucky people to get one of the lunchtime supervisors positions at Charlotte's school. I start tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it, I love being with the children. Another mum from Charlotte's class has also got one the positions and like me she helps out voluntarily to.
I've been busy over the weekend making a circle journal for the Crafty Magpies. I have nearly completed it ready to be handed onto Debbie in a couple of weeks. This is all new to me, but I am really enjoying the involvement with the team, and asking lots of questions when I'm unsure, they are being really patient with me!!. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's weekly challenge and getting some more points for the team.
I will be back in the week with some more layouts.
As always thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you leave for me. I love it.
Thursday, 14 January 2010
So I have managed to complete my weekly challenge over on UKScrappers. This week was all about forbidden fruit. This photo of Charlotte at my brother's wedding last May was perfect for this. She enjoys fruit but loves chocolate even more (well who doesn't). 10 points for using ribbon and 10 points for using either blossoms or bling, I chose bling.
I'd better get my skates on as I'm off to school to see about this hot meal thingy and how it's going to work, which is due to start on Monday. I just hope I have one of the lunchtime supervisor positions.
Hope you like the layout.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
I had some mincemeat left over from Christmas so I thought I would make so mince pies, we love them in our house so I'm guessing they won't hang around long, I've had two already *crumbs being dropped*. I wouldn't get any points for presentation and most of the pies have oused as I always put to much filling in them, but my Mum says they always the best ones.
A good friend of mine had a baby last week. When I spoke to her yesterday I explained that I hadn't got her a card yet but will do, she replied saying 'well aren't you going to make me one, I do love your cards'. So this was one of the things to complete today. Now you all know that I'm not a card maker and only make them either when I'm in the mood or for a special occasion. I struggled with this one but I'm quite pleased with the results and I know Kate will like it, it's the thought that counts.
As for scrapbooking well it's been on the back burner over the last week, I'm trying to complete one for this weeks weekly challenge to get some points for the Crafty Magpies. On that note I'm having such fun with the girlies over on UKScrappers what a friendly bunch they are. I am taking part in the CJ's , swaps and even a retreat in November which I'm very excited about, and the cottage that Karen has booked looks fantastic.
I have finished my sketch for Sarah's Cards but can't reveal it yet as it hasn't gone live, but as soon as it has I'll pop it on.
As always thanks for popping by.
Saturday, 9 January 2010
I hope you are all having a good weekend, it's a very slow one here, mostly trying to sort out this computer and putting stuff on it.
Take Care and thanks for stopping by.
Friday, 8 January 2010
It's been a really strange week all round really Charlotte is still not back at school so she is happily playing under the kitchen table whilst I sat at it typing. She has been lucky enough to have her little friend round most days so that has to keep her occupied. Here are some snowy photos that I took on Wednesday.
This one is of our back garden, you can see that we have had quite a bit of snow.
Just over 7 inches of snow.
The little rascal throwing a snowball at me, whilst taking photos!
My little snow baby.
What else have I been doing? Well I have joined a great team of girls on UKScrappers and I am now part of the Crafty Magpies so I'm hoping that I can join in with loads of different stuff with them. I am doing this weeks weekly challenge, I just have to stick it down then I can link it up to the website (hopefully).
I applied for a job at Charlotte's school to be a lunchtime supervisor. I am still waiting to hear but the teacher has spoken to me twice about getting in contact with my referees. It's only for an hour a day, but it would get me back in the mind set of working and I do so enjoy being in the school environment. They are starting to have hot meals so they need more helpers. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Anyway I'm off to make hot chocolates!
Will post some layouts soon.
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
The other news is that my pc has decided to give up on me, it was working fine yesterday morning and then it just froze I switched it off re-booted and nothing happened. So I'm not going to be able to download any pictures for a while. We have got to decide whether we are going for a replacement box or a laptop. My brother works with computers and is abit of a whizz with them, just as well as I hadn't managed to back-up my 2009 photos, so I'm hoping he will work his magic and retrieve them for me. Luckily I am able to use hubs laptop from work, but can only use it in the evening, but at least I can check emails and stuff. Anyway I will sort it soon, I can't cope without my computer.
I managed to have a play with my new BIA today and I am loving it. I'm making a Christmas album as I have some lovely pictures and have made a start on it already.
So please bear with me whilst I sort out this computer problem, service will be resumed shortly.Take Care
Friday, 1 January 2010
I thought I would share with you the layout I have just completed if a little late for Sarah's Cards as I won there sketch competition last month. Some of the free goodies I chose were used for this layout.
I was so fed up with the Christmas tree that I taken everything off and dragged it outside ready to be recycled. I know I'm early to take the decorations down but it really was getting on my nerves and we haven't got much space in our living room so it was a real relief.
Anyway only a quick one tonight, but hope you like my layout.