Monday, September 20, 2010



(may have to do something about this space!)

Look Mum - look what followed me home!
Can I keep it?

I'll keep it in my room - won't be any problem.
I've called her Nuggets!
Please mum????

At 3.30am - he found out it was a ROOSTER!!!
(I can laugh now, but I wasn't then!)

Anyway, I found time to have a play whilst the weather was blowy, blustery, windy, wet, cold - I snuck off to the end room, which I have to pack up soon!
I had been browsing some blogs, when I saw this idea on Curt's World and I liked it!
I shamelessly copied the cute 'boo' cards - using my October Afternoon stamps I got yonks ago. In reality, I don't 'do' Halloween -but who could resist making cute little monster cards.
I used some random papers from Kaiser, Sassafrass, SU and October Afternoon. Even some provocraft little alpha stickers....
Not as cute as Curt's, but still, I like them!

And, I even got more carried away - I saw a challenge on Penny Black's Saturday Challenge a week or so ago, for Mens/Boys cards, week 118.
Basically you have to use at least 1 Penny Black image - and I thought this image was fitting. It's from a Christmas set - The 12 days of Christmas, and this image is 12 Drummer's Drumming.
I teamed it up with some paper with guitars on it, and called it - You Rock.

But, I made it after the challenge closed - so I couldn't submit it for the challenge. (I wouldn't have anyways, not confident enough in my card making ablities) but still, the thought was there!

I used some Bazzill cardstock I had and some making memories letter charms from years ago. No new product used here - trying to use up my stash at the same time :)

Anyways, off to bed now - I no longer have the rooster keeping me up - no, we didn't keep it!
So hopefully, I will get a full night's sleep!

As always, feel free to post comments, constructive comments that is!


Monday, September 13, 2010

It's been a rough weekend - without going into too much detail, I have to give up my scraproom! I spent Saturday having a pity party for myself, and trying to work out how I can keep it!

Long story short, my mum would like to move in with us. Not too much of a biggie, however, none of the boys want to share a room, and I can't exactly put my mother in with my daughter (only a 63 year gap between them! And mum isn't 'into' Hannah Montana & High School Musical)
So, we decided to build a scraproom on the front yard - just for me!
We drew up the pictures, marked it out on the front yard, redrew some pictures and I sucked it up and said yes, I will move all, and I mean ALL of my stuff out there.

Well Doofus then decided that he would quite enjoy sleeping outside - you know, home away from home! Sneak in at 4am in the morning, and nobody would notice (yeah right!), a man's get the picture. So, we are going to build a shed, move Doofus outside, clean his room, move the youngest boy D downstairs, clean & paint that room, move my scraproom into there, clean & paint that room, and move my mum in. Phew! All within the next couple of months.

So, I will be moving from a large room to the small room - only big enough for the desk, paper tower, shelving unit and a chair. Might be time to purge.....

So that took up most of Sunday, well that & grocery shopping & visitors, so I only had time to stamp and colour this:

The image is from Stampotique, and is called Prom Queen. I think she is gorgeous! quirky, slightly different, fun, and so not an image I would normally 'go for'.
I coloured her in, and then thought I would have a look on the net and see how other crafters have finished her.....get some inspiration, as I am totally stumped on how to best show her off.

So, off to cruise blog land and splitcoaststampers tonight......wish me luck!

I also just want to add that my pity party is only minor to how the people in Christchurch and surrounding areas are feeling right now after last week's earthquake. My thoughts are with you all, including my friend Ruth and her family. Prayers and positive thoughts going your way.