Sunday, March 29, 2009

UFO day

Had a great day at a quilting UFO workshop today organised by Sue Harris of Caesarea Quilters. Nobody batted an eyelid when I pulled out this layout to add some machine stitching. I got everything that I took to the workshop finished which is very satisfying.

The layout is a scraplift from 2peas garden girl Stacey Sattler I even had the right product. You probably can't see that I put a cross stitch in the centre of each felt flower in yellow/orange. I even managed to find the right letters in three sheets of AC stickers to write Eisteddfod.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lucky me

I may not have won the big prize on the Weakest Link, but I had a great day at the studios. After a night at the Heathrow Sheraton with Janet and Ruth, I had two days in London. The weather was glorious. This layout is a 2peas free class entitled celebrate the season Lots of scraps of patterned paper used and a green flower I'd forgotten I had. I spent the day in Hyde Park geocaching and did a little shopping and finished the day at White City watching Golden Balls being taped.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Two photos from my weekend

Doing afternoon tea to celebrate Mother's Day, need to get lunch on the go and then I'm going to do a lemon cake, some cheese scones and sandwiches to go with the delicious strawberry tart and fruit scones I picked up from the bakers near the Town Hall.

This friendly little squirrel came to within 10 inches of me whilst I was caching in Hyde Park.

And this photo needs no explanation, other than I didn't win the money but did get to the final three, voted for the strongest link who I thought was the Weakest Link and in a tied vote, he changed his vote to me. Which is exactly what I would do too. Never mind, great bunch of people and a lovely day.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Almost ready for the off

Send positive thoughts this way as I should be facing the Queen of Mean this afternoon. Then two days shopping, caching and generally mooching. I have a free ticket to go and see Goldenballs being taped tomorrow. Off to the airport now, I wonder what I've forgotten to pack? Medicine - check, tickets - check, credit card - check. all present and correct.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

More blog candy

At Do have a look at the videos.

A new blog

Monica, who I met last year at Gogogetaway, has a new blog she is a very talented card maker. The blog is at Stamp with Us I've just noticed they're going to do retreats too.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Two more crop layouts

Some more photos Nick scanned from slides. I used a page map, added some stitching. I particularly like the cross stitches on the bottom ribbon. Wasn't sure of a title so added a monogram and stamped over the cardstock with a swirl stamp.

I'd pick these photos out to scrap.The quailty isn't very good but they're scrapable. I then picked up some Scenic Route class layouts from a kit I purchased ages ago, which just needed photos. Unfortunately I had hoped to cut the lettering at the crop, but I didn't have the right platform, so it came home to be finished. Again I love the QK blossom font and love the size. Added some journalling blocks and it was finished.

K Werner has a great video on gathering ribbon on twopeas I'm going to try the same technique but with glue. I'm not a big staple lover.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

March crop

Here's the first two layouts I did at the crop yesterday. Two more to come tomorrow.

The photos have been printed for the first layout for some time and came to the top of the pile at the same time as this kit Joanne bought me for my birthday last year. I thought the papers went well with Fiona's top. In theory the layout went together quickly!! I've even used some more Fastenator bars.

I now have my favourite items in a basket on my desk together with other items that I just need to use. Now that they're in view, they're being used up slowly. I've been sorting my cardstock today and even most of my carstock scraps are sorted by colour in a ziplock bag in the same cropper hopper as the full sheets of cardstock. I've even found the Egypt themed cardstock from Club Scrap that I wanted to use up last year but couldn't find!!

Second is Red Nose Day which uses the dotted Heidi Swapp mask on a background of swiss dot black Bazzill. I spotted the felt ribbon in a box of threads I'd brought to the crop for Joanne to use, so I'm definitely using it up. Add a half sheet of busy Rouge de Garance paper that I won some time ago and it's almost done.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Yesterday I went to Grainville to watch Elizabeth and some of her class play in a fun football tournament. Their headmistress (seen here in luminous pink jacket with hands on hips) also came along to cheer them on. They got so close to scoring a goal but they don't kick hard enough and are generally too nice and lack that killer instinct, which some of their opponents had in generous amounts. They also played a couple of friendly games to fill in the time when they weren't playing an official game. Elizabeth (dreesed in green) doesn't really have the build of a typical goalie but she worked very hard.

The photographer from the local evening paper took a photo of their friendly game. It would be quite funny if that's the photo they used to represent the event and not one of an official game.