Monday, 14 September 2009

Close but no cigar!.....

Well, the Dixie Pieces contest results were posted on Friday....there were three prizes......The winner of the first prize scored 73points.......the second scored 72points........the third 70points.....and I scored.........69points!!! Sooo close!! But if ever the phrase 'It's not the winning but taking part that counts', this was it! It was terrific fun all the way through...I'm not saying I wouldn't have given a prize a good home though LOL!!

I have been to see the film 'The Time Travellers Wife' this week.....Twice!! My good friend Donna invited me along to the cinema last Wednesday evening & then on Sunday, my usual cinema night, I met my friend Amanda & she was so keen to see it I didn't have the heart to tell her that I already had, so I enjoyed it a second time!

I read the book over two years ago & it was unputdownable! I was a little unsure how the film would measure up, but I wasn't disappointed! I would recommend it as I would definitely recommend the book!

On Thursday, Nathan brought a friend home from school so I set about baking a batch of cupcakes - Nathan had requested white cake with chocolate topping, so that's what I did! I have to admit though that I love the appearance of cupcakes 'naked' - all golden with those raised peaks!

But they don't stay around long enough to lament covering all of that up with chocolate frosting & cherries!! All 18 were demolished before bedtime on Saturday!!

The boys had a fun time & are already planning a first sleepover - I've suggested during the half term break might be a good idea as I can't get my head around trying to get THREE boys up & out on time on a school day!!

Saturday saw me set off to the Crafty Stash monthly crop at Tempsford. I look forward to this as the class kits are always excellent, with enough stuff to complete at least two LO's & I enjoy trying out the new techniques that I may otherwise let pass me by! I did only complete one LO this week - not unusual for me, being a very unhurried scrapper! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process - lots of fussy cutting & something I'd not used before - paper weaving to make a trellis feature.

I did make a few alterations to the original LO plan - I double layered the large bloom & added a brad & a few gems to the centre - I also added a tag for a few lines of journalling.
I took my latest album along with the LO's I completed for the DP contest & Sue (the crop organiser) particularly liked two of them, so she has asked me to put together a class LO for the future! I was in shock as I have never done anything like this, but it's quite exciting!! She will give me a kit to work with next month, so watch this space!!

One more LO to share - I realised this morning that today is the cut off for A Few of My Favourite Things latest challenge -'Favourite Food'. So instead of doing the laundry today I have sat & scrapped!! How decadent!! I've completed thisI love all sorts of food, but if I have to choose an outright winner it has to be Mexican! I always have a problem choosing from the menu when we eat Mexican!! I used supplies from one of the class LO kits from last months Crafty Stash crop as a starting point & those Mexican sticker embellies have been languishing in my stash for ages, so it felt very satisfying to put them to good use!!

It's weigh in tomorrow morning, so I am waiting with bated breath to see how I've done! I have eaten so much fruit & salad this week - & NO I did not eat any of those cupcakes!! I did have a visit to the hairdresser on Friday & had my hair bobbed back up to shoulder length, so that has to be worth at least half a pound...right?!!


Anna said...

(Half a pound?! Hmmm .... Sound like quite a weight of hair! ;))
Good luck with tomorrow's weigh in - and commiserations for being just the 1 point short in the competition! What a shame!
Oh, and congratulations being asked to design a class LO for Crafty Stash :) How exciting! Love your Mexican food LO btw ....

Gladie said...

Wow, I love your colorful mexican food LO! :)

Chris said...

I love your Mexican food layout as well as the Smile layout - you have been very busy this week. Those Mexican stickers are perfect and I just love your photo. thanks so much for playing along with us at TAAFOMFT.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Man.....U are WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY stronger than me....cuz I soooooooooooooooooo WOULD have EATEN the CUPCAKES!!!! LOL!! They look sooooooooooooooooooooo YUMMY!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the lo's....GORGEOUS....and the MEXICAN FOOD one....HOLY SMOKES SANDI!!! It is AMAZING!!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the photo, the colors, the RAINBOW!!! WOW!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooooooooooo MUCH for playing along with us!!!! :):)):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Bekka said...

LOVE how colorful this is!! Very, very cool layout! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Anonymous said...

cute cute cute layout!!!! LOVE this.

thanks so much for playing.


Jeanet said...

Wow..really amazing!LOve this..all the doodles,that rainbow...sooo very beautiful!Love it!
Thank you so much for joining us!

deana said...

That FAV THINGS LO is just SOOOO ADORABLE! Lovin' the rainbow & clouds...all the bright & FUN Mexican embellies.... the cute photo & the amazing title work! ♥ it all SO MUCH!

Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with us! :-)

Tammy said...

Yummy looking cupcakes! Love both of the layouts! Absolutely gorgeous!