Friday, 30 March 2007
I finished tidying the lounge and it looks SO much better the new way round
I sorted some of the toys in the boys room....
Cleared the accumulation of paper from the dresser...
Had lunch with my friend Verity who I have not seen for ages....
Had some divine chocolate torte from Waitrose..oh SO lovely!!!
made up a recipie which tasted so nice.... put a fish fillet (we had rainbow trout, or you could use salmon) in foil and make a vague bowl shape, squeeze over some lemon juice, cut up some root ginger and sprinkle over, dash of light soy sauce, drizzle of honey, fresh corriander ripped, chopped red or yellow pepper, long chunks of mango, salt and pepper.... fold the foil over making sure it is sealed but leaving room for the steam to expand the foil. Pop in the oven gas mark 5 or medium for 15-20 min depending on the size of fillet. Serve with salad and bread. I'm not a fish lover but I loved this!!
Lastly I am out on a date tonight at a Tapa bar in Camberley with my husband Colin !! yippeee!!
Thursday, 29 March 2007
Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Sunday, 25 March 2007
Saturday, 24 March 2007
Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies.
Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust
Who says words are cheap...they may not cost anything but in my mind they are priceless!!
Thursday, 22 March 2007
Just notice on Ali's website she has posted instructions for a mini book which looks lovely take a peak.
Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Ok hopefully it was a nice island otherwise I would get really bored!!! I would take:
2. Scissors (always useful for lots of things!!)
3. Buttons I love these so much as they are so versatile
4. Ribbon...I have to have colour
5. Paint...I could use the paint for titles, backgrounds and make my own patterned paper.
I hear you thinking hasn't she left out the most obvious? Cardstock!! Why yes but...I'm sure there would be something else on the island I could use for a background. After all I wouldn't be that concerned about it being acid free!!! :)
Good question it was fun...send me your address Shauna...unless I should just send it to the chicken coop?!!! See Shaunas blog if you want to know what the joke is!!
Monday, 19 March 2007
Friday, 16 March 2007
Wednesday, 14 March 2007
I went to Fleet today ...I didn't need to get anything I just wanted to look around the shops at the clothes and places like Cargo. I took my camera and this is what I saw that I liked....
Hope you are inspired. Why don't you take a camers out and about with you and take pictures of the things you think are eye catching, colourful, pretty....things you just like the look of and then do a layout of them.
Tuesday, 13 March 2007
Ok ...so good question ...took me AGES to come up with my top five. I just couldn't decide ...but here they are...
Leonardo da Vinci...this man was amazing. Not only was he and awesome artist, he was an engineer, inventor, writer, philosopher...the list goes on. I love his lateral thinking and ability not to go along with the current thinking of the time but to explore new ways of doing things. His attention to detail is phenomenal. (picture is from his sketch book)
Jonny Depp...such a varied actor and so funny and quirky!! I love him in Pirates of the Caribbean. I think he would liven up a dinner party!!
Barbara Hularicki who was behind Biba. I recently discovered her in research I did for a class on the sixties. She turned fashion on its head making cutting edge fashion assessable to the masses for affordable prices. She also didn't follow the trends of the day but did her own thing mixing vintage with modern.
Elsie Flannigan...I love her style of scrapbooking even though I can't do it !! I also love her sense of fun and vibrancy that comes across in her work. She has good taste in music and always has something fun on her blog. She also takes fantastic pictures of all sorts of things. I am amazed at her ability to see something she wants to do and then achieve it.
When I looked back at the list I noticed that they were all people who went/or go a different way from the rest of society. Lateral, creative, challenging thinkers. I like people who are a bit different bc they make me think.
Monday, 12 March 2007
Saturday, 10 March 2007
I would like to do an album of our holiday in Paris. The photos were taken over a week and obviously in lots of different locations, so I can't really use the same colours to create a running theme. What other ideas do you have to make the pages look like a unit.
Good question. I think holiday albums/themed albums can be hard to do so that each event stands out but still retains a sense of being one....
This is what I would do;
First I would look at the photos I had and decide on how I was going to present my album. I could :
1. Divide it up into each day what we did where we went...
2. Focus on the experiences ie places we visited, food, culture, places we stayed, funny things that happened . Each page would have a mixture of day.
3. Choose a theme like the senses. I did this for a series of layouts for a trip to Thailand and I used the titles sight smell taste etc to convey a sense of our holiday.
Then I would choose 3-4 plain colours which complimented the majority of my photos
also I would choose a few patterned papers which would go with my theme/photos if I needed extra detail.
I would come up with a few layout ideas and use them throughout the mini book as this gives a sense of continuity. These could be rotated to change things around a little.
Finally I would choose a few embellishment such as ribbon, buttons, flowers which would be in the same colours as the papers i have chosen. I could mix and match them but as they are repeated through the book it gives flow.
Titles I tend to use the same font through out a mini book but just change the size or weight to give a different effect.
Hope this helps! thanks for your question. Just click on the envelope and sent me an email with your details so I can post your goodies.
And if a film was made of your life ...who would play you?
Thursday, 8 March 2007
Tomorrow noon I will take all the questions and choose my final five!!
Tuesday, 6 March 2007
I love this picture of Ewan...just gotta scrap it!! Sooo full of mischief!!
Well today the monkeys found Phoebes make-up and put it on each other....unfortunately they wouldn't co-operate for photos. Then Lucia found the washing powder and started pouring it on the floor and making patterns...fun for her but not so amusing for me....did just manage to see the funny side!
Positive thing my friend Sarah has been resisting scrapbooking set down a challenge...if I could learn to knit she would have a go at a mini album....she came ove today to teach me and Phoebe. I learnt how to knit a flower....looks so cute!! Phoebe picked it up really well and is knitting a square.
Loving the questions... I am glad I put friday as the deadline as it gives me a chance to think about the answers!!! I wonder who it will be? :)
Monday, 5 March 2007
*huge pile of washing
*no cakes :(
*loads of jobs to finish
So today is back to reality...SLOWLY!!
I decided to do something from each list and also something fun.
* 2 loads of washing put in
* fold and put away 2 loads
* tidy 1 room
*bake 1 cake
I challenged myself to do a LO in an hour...not to worry about if it was not perfect or just right...will post it later
Don't for get to post me a question about what ever you want I have some lovely goodies to give away!! You've got 'til friday...get posting!!
Sunday, 4 March 2007
Saturday, 3 March 2007
If you want a little parcel then post a question for me before next friday (you have a nearly a week!!)..it can be about scrapping, myself, classes...
You think of a good one and I will choose five questions to answer...so get posting!!!