Here we are…another week closer to Christmas!!…I’m allowed to use the ‘C’ word now that Guy Fawkes night is done & dusted!!
This week saw some very enjoyable scrapping time at the ‘Crafting Time’ crop in Shepreth on Thursday. A whole evening to catch up with Karen, Ann & Hilary & all the exciting & highly entertaining stories they had to share! I must admit my scrappy mojo was noticeably absent & I struggled to actually complete the LO I had taken along to work on, but did in the end!
Do you ever look at your scrap supplies & just draw a blank? I usually have a flash of inspiration as soon as I see a particular photo or embellishment & really hate those times when nothing speaks to me. Thankfully, Ann had her ‘Page Maps’ book to hand & although my LO ended up looking nothing like the sketch I chose, at least it got me started! Thanks Ann!
I’m really looking forward to this coming Saturday when Hilary & I are attending a ‘7 Gypsies’ mini book workshop at ‘Crafting Time’ so all I have to think about is which photo’s I want to use!!
I did receive a rather fabulous email this week! The lovely Shazza has invited me to join the Design Team over at ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’! This is a challenge blog which has monthly challenges inspired by movie posters & some awesome prizes to boot!! I recommend you pop over the there & check out some of the inspiring work submitted & maybe even take part yourself!
My DT position starts in December, so I can’t share my December LO until it’s ‘up’ over there, but I am loving the poster chosen for Decembers challenge!!
What a great idea for a challenge blog this is, especially for an ardent cinema-goer like me!!! I do hope you’ll check it out!
While I was trying to pull out photo’s to use for my latest LO’s I decided to rummage through my non-digital picture library, housed in numerous Ikea file boxes & even some in a mish-mash of albums! This led to my deciding that they were so mixed up that they needed to be sorted properly…resulting in everything being laid out across our bed & a dozen sea grass baskets being brought down from the loft for the sorting process to begin! A few hours later I had managed to empty four of the Ikea boxes, but now I have eight baskets of semi sorted baskets!
The boys immediately dived in, asking ‘Who’s this?’ & ‘Where’s that?’ which slowed the process somewhat, but I’m hoping to have them all filed away by the end of the week, in the dozen or so albums that have been sitting, empty, in a drawer for way too long! This may not be the best time of year to start a project like this, but it will feel good to get it done!
We have never seen the sense in spending good money on fireworks to set off at home & I’m always a bit nervous of them close up, & while there were various organised displays going on locally, the admission prices just seemed ridiculous!! (Bah! humbug…LOL!!)
So we ‘invested’ in some sparklers, which I can just about deal with from a safety point of view, & just enjoyed what we could see from our back garden!!! I got to play with some of the settings on my camera & was pleased to capture some decent shots of the sky & the boys & their sparklers!
On Saturday afternoon, Nathan asked if we would take him over to St Neots skate park, so that he could ride some of the bigger ramps on his scooter.
He is getting so daring with his ‘scooting’ now! Achieving ‘Big Air’ & performing some amazing tricks… like his trademark ‘Double 360’!!! You see, I’m getting quite good at all this ‘skate-speak’ terminology…much to his embarrassment!! Heaven forbid I should dare to say that something is ‘cool’ in front of his friends!!! In his words..’Mum you’re just too old to say that’!!
Finally today…this weeks cinema visit! My guilty pleasure…Robert Downey Junior (sigh!!) in ‘Due Date’!
OMGosh! this is hilarious…several really cringe-worthy but just-have-to-watch moments! Zach Galifianakis is amazing! I didn’t see ‘The Hangover’ but on the strength of his performance in this movie I will be renting the DVD to see him in that too!
If you loved ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ with Steve Martin back in the day, this film brings that story into the 21st century! Go see it!!!
So that’s me for now! Thanks for dropping by & hope you all have a good week ahead. We have remembrance day here in the UK on Thursday, so to all my UK visitors…wear your Poppy with pride! Come back soon :)