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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Snail Tails!!!

Mia is babysitting a snail for a friend!!!

Not just any snail but a Giant African Land Snail called Wolverine...technically that should therefore be called Snail-sitting then!!!

I hit upon the really great idea yesterday, whilst Mia was sobbing her little eyes out in the school playground after two weeks off school, to let her take her snail into school today...sometimes I wonder if my sanity is all there...so walking Mia to school this morning with a fish tank under my arm containing Wolverine...can you picture it!!!

Anyway Wolverine seems to have had a great day at school, all the children either held him or stroked his shell...Mias teacher however declined to have a snail trail left in her palm...!!!

Will post some pictures soon of just how big he is!!!

Managed another card over the last few days, did this one in dribs and drabs...starting Saturday!!! Saw the idea at a Demo and wanted to have a go at the design myself, and again I have used my little Gorjuss stamp, I am never going to get tired of these stamps.

Off now to Google my "homework"...honestly that's what our tutor said last week, to quote him..."Google, Copy and Paste"...I am loving student life!!!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

I did it...

Finally managed to upload some pictures...how...well after a palaver of old cameras and leads I found a usb lead that links my camera directly to the computer...Yeah me...well yeah Dad really who arrived this morning like an extra from Jessops!!!

So while England were playing a little game with a ball last night...I was listening to it...honest...I just didn`t have my face painted or have a flag wrapped round me...I made this with my brand new Gorjuss girl stamp...

I am loving the purple and green colour scheme at the moment, really fresh and funky.

These are a couple of the vintage style layouts I have completed, the photographs were my Nans, when she passed away I inherited her photo album, unfortunately it was one of those with the adhesive film that hold the pictures in place...a scrapbookers nightmare because the colour fades so much, and although it really upset me to have to remove all the photos from the album, because my Nan had lovingly put them all in there, they are now safely stored in an acid free box.

Now I have early evidence that I love to talk on the phone.... just check out that sexy Trimphone...My Nan only ever used the phone after 6pm and on Sundays...oh how times have changed.

In my Nan and Grandads garden with my Nan...

Just a couple of projects I have been playing around with...baby bunting and shoes in a box...complete with socks...

Made the template for the shoes myself after seeing similar ones, I think in future I will just buy them...took about three attempts before I got a left and a right shoe...for a while I thought I was going to have two left feet!!!

Got a busy week ahead...so not sure if the blog will get the attention it deserves, have cut down on my evening classes though but have three nights out this week planned, not been out for months then three nights out come in one week...bit like buses huh!!!

Saturday, 12 June 2010


... I was all ready to blog...lots of vintage scrapbook layouts that I have completed of me as a little girlie, cards I have made, jewellery I have designed and lots of crafty bits and bobs...However...My memory card reader won`t work...Boo!!!

I am not quite sure what is wrong with it but think that Ella was the last to use it!!! Hmmm kids!!!

Had a busy couple of weeks...working and studying, have seven new classes a week and have started my degree, also doing a lot more Demo work...was in Preston yesterday at Inspirations by Cardcraft Plus...look!!! I also met Melanie Heaton and Hayley West who were demonstrating alongside me.

I promise to try and sort out my reader and blog all my pictures tomorrow but for now I have to go check on my poor sick babies...Harry and Ella have a nasty bug and I am hoping that they stop throwing up soon...there is only so much OUST a girl can use in one day!!!