Thursday, 2 December 2010

Taking a snow day…

At 7am this morning we had heavy snow falling outside our kitchen window, & as I ventured outside I nearly fell flat on my face on the ice underfoot! The radio said there was more snow to come & that our local temperature ‘high’ was going to be –1…so I made a decision to give the boys a snow day!!!

Although the snow actually stopped falling at about 11am, the sky still looks full of the stuff & it is bitterly cold, so we’re all indoors (boys still in their PJ’s!), each finding things to do to keep us busy! Sadly, I won’t get to the ‘Crafting Time’ crop at Shepreth this evening, but needs must & I openly admit to being a bit of a wimp when it comes to driving in icy conditions! Not to mention that after paying such a large bill to get my car back on the road last week, the last thing I want is to end up in a ditch...or worse!!!

So, where should I start? I think firstly I should share my first submission as a member of the design team over at ‘From Screen To Scrap’

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I am delighted to be part of the team on this challenge blog, the whole concept of taking inspiration from Movie Posters is ideal for me, with my love of the cinema! I’m looking forward to getting to know all of the team over there & would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to Shazza for making me so welcome!

…do pop over & check out this months challenge & the entries that are already coming in…I found it  really fun poster to take inspiration from & if you decide to submit something yourself, please tell the lovely Shazza that I sent you!!!

On the theme of cinema visits, I know I’m a bit behind on sharing what I’ve seen recently, so I’ll keep it brief…



  < Very Funny! 

  > Not up to Simon Pegg’s usual standard but did raise a chuckle or two!


As for this one…well what can I say? I lost the will to live before we were half an hour in & not even starring the gorgeous George Clooney could save it!! What was he thinking?! It is just dull, dull, dull!! 

So that brings you up to date! There are many good movies out over the Christmas season & I’m hoping to see a good few of them! Watch this space!!


1521 Yesterday saw the start of Shimelle’s ‘Journal Your Christmas’ class. I started this class in 2008 & completed the first seven days before falling by the wayside! I picked it up again in 2009 & got as far as day seventeen, so I’m hoping that I will actually complete my JYC album for 2010!! I will be using the time between now & the 18th to get everything else under control so I can take time to complete days eighteen onwards without feeling guilty or stressed!!  Just to reiterate on my album so far…the cover & days 1 & 2…

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I’ll still be checking out the daily prompts as there’s been a change to the format this year with some added extra’s from Shimelle. I would highly recommend to anyone to take part in this fabulous class…it’s such amazing value & so many lovely people to meet in the forum!

Finally, some creativity for Novembers Dixie Pieces challenges…time ran away from me & I only completed some of them, & these were…

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The theme for the month was ‘Thanksgiving’ so a card with a ‘Thankful’ quote was one challenge. Another was for place cards, but as we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, I took advantage of making some for our Christmas table instead!

As for LO’s, I managed to complete one for ‘Someone I’m thankful for’…

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Next time I hope to be able to share my completed bound book that I mentioned in a previous post, from the workshop at Crafting Time….it’s looking good & I’m still amazed at what a professional ‘look’ it has…I actually got to finish off the cover with some melted wax at the last Crafting Time crop, which was a totally new technique for me. I admit it made me a little nervous, but I love the finished effect….thanks again Marie!!

To finish, may I wish all my UK visitors safety & warmth in this wintry weather. Thanks to everyone for stopping by & I hope to be dropping by your blogs very soon!! :)


Sian said...

I have seen your snow (well, okay, not your actual personal snow!) on the news and can hardly believe my eyes! We just have a little sprinkling - not even enough to cancel Games this week lol!!

I think picking up where you left off with JYC is a brilliant idea - journaling your Christmas doesn't mean it has to all be the same Christmas.

scrappyjacky said...

What a lot of gorgeousness on your blog today [and not just George Clooney]....I love your 'thankful' page....and those place cards are idea to 'borrow' I think.
We're completely snowed in here....and it's still coming down!

Sandra said...

my gosh what a talented person you are - love all your projects. I'm another one that has never completed a jyc .. fingers crossed I will this year.

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

You've gotten a lot done! Beautiful work.

Denise said...

Lots of lovely work on your blog and great that you got to 'wax' your cover of the book we did.I'm hoping to get a bit further with my JYC this year - mind you am very behind already :-(

Jocelyn said...

I am so sorry that I am behind in my many things going on here...I feel like I am running around in every direction...and it sure looks like it is not going to slow down!!!

WOW....I just adore all these creations...look at you go!!!!

I love them all!!!!

Yippee for snow...I can't wait for our first snowfall!!!

Wishing you a Fabulous week sweet friend!!

humel said...

No snow days for us, we had hardly any! Lots of cold and ice though, bleh....

I love your layouts, especially the first one, it's *stunning* :-)