Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lucky lucky...

I'm so incredibly lucky to have just snagged a June Guest spot with Martencja Designs @ after5designs! Marta's work is stunning and I loved making pages with her new kit Somewhere over the Rainbow...


Gypsy Couture has just brought out a series of GORGEOUS mini kits called Definitive Days, the first two kits were released Thursday. I loved Lazy Afternoon...



Cannot believe it...

I can't believe it I came first in the beginner category of So you think you can scrap! Not even completely sure I deserved to win there were so many better people in my category my favourites folder is jam packed. I feel like a total idiot for bragging so I'll stop here are my layouts.

Week 1- People Say I'm...

Week 2 - Flashback...
Week 3 - A moment in time...
Week 4 - Sing a song...
Week 5 - Colour my world...
Week 6 - It's a bird it's a plane

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A new day, a new dawn and a free-bie by the sea ...

Lisa @ Gypsy Couture has an amazingly beautiful new seaside kit out this week called Free by the sea there is also an extras add on because the kit was so huge! When I downloaded it I wasn't sure how I could use it because shockingly Ava has never been to the seaside! (Especially weird considering I grew up with the beach a foot from my front door) So anyhow I searched through my photos and found this beauty of Ava at the park it was perfect!
I extracted, clustered, blended and made some shadows it was a really fun page to make and can you believe it made it onto the GSO blog, such a buzz I'm so thankful to the ladies for boosting my newbie confidence like that! Here's my layout...
I have no idea how many visitors my blog gets but I decided that it's a little drab and in need of some visitor incentives.... so what to do.... hmmm give away freebies of course ;) So I made this quickpage of my "Somewhere beyond the Sea" LO click here or on the preview to download!
Ava had a fun day today while daddy was at work she played with her moon sand all morning, man that stuff is amazing seriously it's such a mummy lifesaver... but did I do housework ... no no I didn't I played Freecell on my blackberry. That makes me such a sad individual doesn't it. But I have just finished my book and I don't know which to start next. I'm on a mission you see to finish every single book I've started but given up on by the end of this year, this is surprisingly difficult! But I'm finding out that a lot of the books I disregarded and threw aside are actually really amazing reads. I recently read the whole Inkheart trilogy, I'd read the first book years ago and I'd enjoyed it but hadn't felt the need to read on, after forcing myself to keep reading I realised they are some of the most beautiful books ever written I'm totally in love with them. And same thing again I restarted Jpod by Douglas Coupland, I'm a massive Coupland fan but hadn't felt inspired to keep reading first time around, it's a freaking awesome book what was wrong with me a few months ago? Maybe it's my sheer laziness and inability to stick at anything and nothing to do with the books themselves... I think that's pretty likely.

So does anyone want to join me in my finishing unfinished books mission, your prize is a sense of pride in yourself. (That sounds like a cracking cliche huh but it's more the fact that there's a recession and I'm poor I can't afford a prize so I'm killing you with my amazing use of tacky sentimental sentences)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

1234... Spring is knocking at the door...

It's spring at last the sun has been shining although as usual the Glasgow weather is mental and there is torrential rain in amongst the nicest days.
Doug finished his dissertation and is working on his final poster/presentation which is on Thursday. Ava is turning into a bit of a terrible two year old but we can handle it, even if she is telling me to go away half the day and then making me lie in her bed half the night she's still a sweetheart most of the time. She hates wearing dresses now, Doug made the mistake of putting one on her today and she screamed the house down "Trousas onnnnn!"
She's totally obsessed with two things puzzles and Finding Nemo so when I bought her a Nemo Puzzle today she was over the moon!
There's little else for me to tell I'm afraid but here are some pics of my darling girl ... xxx








Head in the Clouds...

It's 2 dollar Tuesday at the digichick look what Gypsy Couture has to offer....

Love this so I had to share!
Back later for a proper post!
xxx