Thursday, 31 December 2009
This is my Soul Armour and I am following some daily prompts that I printed out a while back from Caspiana aka Sarah Whitemire.... I am also going to try out some techniques from the wonderful Teesha Moore and of course all this came about after attending the Art Journal Workshop at Scrap Attack 09 with the brilliant Dyan from Art From The Heart.
The one thing I do keep forgetting to do though is photograph the stages and this one was pretty far on before I remembered..... I used the Tim Holtz method of rubbing two different coloured distress ink pads on the heat mat and spritzing with water, then laying your page over to transfer the colour..... one of my favourites so far...
I then found the great suit of armour on a website highlighted by Sarah in her prompts pages.... added a flourish up the side using a Stamping Up roller stamp and ink and some stickles to highlight the dots and flowers on it.....
And that's about it apart from adding a couple of words which I am definitely going to try harder at this year....lol...
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Oooh, Only just remembered to post that it is my doggie's birthday today and he is the ripe old age of 14.... Happy Birthday Haggis old man....
I keep getting sad about him cos he is old and we lost our other westie Charlie about 2 years ago suddenly and I still think about him a lot... Haggis is blind now and probably has bronchitis and it's quite scary how he has suddenly aged in the last 3 to 4 months...
Monday, 28 December 2009
I am also hoping that Sonja will take part and keep me company and keep me motivated to complete it (no pressure there then...lol...)...x
PS - Can anyone tell me why when you double click on my photos they don't enlarge... What am I doing wrong when I either save or upload them????
PPS Did you have a wee look at my little family at the very bottom of the page.....x
This is Ellie with said cousin Kelly...
And here is a rare photo of me (with Ellie)... And last but not least it's the boys (Allan and Pete) after having their hair styled by the girls, verrrry nice guys!!!!!
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Yesterday I went into Aberdeen with Audrey, my sister-in-law. We split up and then met up again for lunch. I had a very enjoyable last minute mooch around the shops. Went to Next and they were giving away all the giant Christmas decorations from the window, unfortunately they had none left by the time I had finished shopping - I would have loved one of those....
Have a Very Merry Christmas everyone and I hope Santa is good to you all!!!!
Sunday, 20 December 2009
The only one I didn't manage to get a photo of in his party gear was Morgan and that's because he took his stuff to school and changed there... I did however hear good reports from a parent council member that his table of boys was very well behaved unlike some.... so well done boys!!!
Anyway they had a lovely time at the party and I was there helping out... Santa came and I was worried in case she didn't want to go up but she was absolutely fine with it as you can see...
Sorry the photos are a bit rubbish... I don't have the best camera (and even if I did I wouldn't be able to use it...lol...) and the lighting in the hall at school is pretty awful for photos....
Ellie is of to panto again this afternoon and I am trying (really trying) to get the kids to tidy their rooms out... even the threat of cancelling Christmas isn't helping... Going to try and get them into bed early tonight so I can get some wrapping and sorting of presents done.... Still got a few stocking fillers to get...x
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
And it all came wrapped in a lovely little hessian bag as well which is very cute... thank you Elaine...I love it all...
Yesterday I didn't do much of anything as I wasn't feeling too good... and last night boy did I find out why I wasn't feeling too good... Started being sick about 9.30pm and was sick a few more times through the night... Only just out of bed so thank goodness Allan is home just now... Feeling a lot better than I was but got a raging headache...x
Friday, 4 December 2009
Yesterday's outfit... This is soo sweet....
Today's outfit... Everything that she is wearing apart from her pants is pre-loved!!!
Monday, 30 November 2009
Susan just pointed me in the direction of this and it is brilliant... Niamh thought it was fantastic - a special message from Santa just for her...lol...x
Friday, 27 November 2009
And...here we go!
1. Wait! Wait, don't forget it will soon be Christmas (as if you need any reminding).
2. Rudolph followed at once by Dasher, Dancer, Prancer (you get the picture).
3. The trouble is I have waaay too many kids.
4. My husband is many miles away offshore from Great Yarmouth.
5. With a faint pop my Fairy Housekeeper turned up and took care of everything...
6. Santa Claus is shadowy and ominous.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a Christmas Shopping night in Milltimber, tomorrow my plans include another Craft Fair at Fyvie Castle and Sunday, I will be at Fyvie Castle again (so come along and see us)!
That's my answers.... now what will yours be?...x
Thursday, 26 November 2009
PS - Need another tutorial n how to upload photos so that when you click on them you can see a bigger image...lol..
PPS - Nip over to Dyan's blog and check out her people of Walmart.... Look at the 6th one down... this made me laugh.. is she for real or what. Makes my trials looking for a swimming costume seem really, really, really trivial in comparison...LM(WS)AO...x
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
PS - he came home from Australia after being away for 3 weeks on Monday morning and he left for Great Yarmouth at teatime today - hardly time to breath so that means I will be doing all the running around with the kids again this weekend. As we have the Fyvie Castle fair granny will be stepping in but unfortunately she doesn't drive so I have to be super organised for lifts throughout for dancing, judo and football... Morgan is playing AFC this weekend and I am gutted that I will miss it and his dad won't be there either... Stick in Morgan (and the rest of the Colony Colts U11 team) and save those goals, you know you can beat them....Good luck..x
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Just been checking out ASPC and have found this up for sale - it's amazing... Absolutely love the galleried lounge area and the kitchen... Good price too... now if I could only persuade DH to move... Daviot Estate is where he wants to live so he could be persuaded (probably not tho!!!)... I can dream can't I...x
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
The kids were supposed to be getting their photos done at lunchtime today but had to cancel due to the bug!!!
Poor Libby as well... I also had to cancel her wee Wii party on Monday afternoon as I wouldn't have wanted the girls coming here well and leaving poorly... she was very disappointed but I have promised here I will try to rearrange it very soon and as it is she is now poorly too, so no dancing for her this afternoon...
Never mind back to school tomorrow.. woohoo!!!!
Saturday, 14 November 2009
1. The last band I saw live was some Abba tribute band at the sports Centre (just home!!!)
2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving or Christmas is Ellie in panto
3. My Christmas shopping list is (like Liz) still not written!
4. Thoughts of my bed at this mo fill my head
5. I wish I could wear anything I wanted and look great!! :) (hear, hear)
6. Bagpipes are brilliant, especially at the Edinburgh Tattoo
7. And as for the weekend, just been to see Abba, panto costume fittings, rehearsals, football, wii party for Libby on Monday, photographs taken on Tuesday (we have extra couple days of this weekend for inservice)....
Have a great weekend everyone...x
Thursday, 12 November 2009
The very lovely Judy gave me this award this week. Thanks for thinking of me!
The rules are:
I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.
So here we go:
1. Where is your cell phone? … kitchen table
2. Your hair? … mousey brown
3. Your mother?… no idea - just tried phoning her but she isn't in!!
4. Your father?… Dead
5. Your favourite food? … depends on my mood
6. Your dream last night?… nope
7. Your favourite drink? … Pimms and ginger beer, failing that a nice cup of tea...
8. Your dream/goal?… happy children
9. What room are you in?… craft room
10. Your hobby?… mmm that's a hard one... Crafting...lol...
11. Your fear?… being alone
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?… not sure
13. Where were you last night? … making macaroni cheese for 10 (Libby's birthday tea)
14. Something that you’re aren’t?… hungry!! (just had a Subway for lunch)
15. Muffins?… raspberry or cranberry
16. Wish list item? … Doc Martin Boots
17. Where did you grow up? … Edinburgh, Invergordon, Inverurie
18. Last thing you did?… paid some money through paypal
19. What are you wearing?… sparkly t-shirt and bright blue cardi
20. Your TV?… CSI
21. Your Pets?… goldfish/ hamster/ dog
22. Friends? … hopefully lots!!
23. Your life?… very busy
24. Your mood?… creative
25. Missing Someone?… yes Hubby - in Australia
26. vehicle?… Porsche Cayenne
27. Something your not wearing?… glasses
28. Your favourite store? … Tesco...lol...
29. Your favourite colour?… green or grey
30. When was the last time you laughed?… this morning at Niamh
31. Last time you cried?… last week
32. Your best friend?… ????
33. One place that I go to over and over? … Tesco...lol
34. Facebook?… yes only just tho
35. Favourite place to eat?… at home
Very hard to keep to one word! Well you can see that I definitely haven't!!
I'd like to pass this on to some girls who are always leaving such encouraging comments on my blog. Thank you girls !!
1.Sonja 2. Tammy 3. Mandy 4. Dyan 5. Dee
Thanks for looking...x
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
It's a bit of a funny day even though it's her birthday... have had open morning at nursery and my very good friend Liz is coming for lunch... we than have parent interviews at school this afternoon(really hope those go well)...
This is the lovely view outside in my garden today - it is bucketing with rain but the sun is shining too... that'll be why there is such a lovely rainbow...x
Saturday, 7 November 2009
We also got a very exciting booking today for Fyvie Castle's Victorian Christmas Fair (hope we are not expected to dress up as Victorians...lm(ws)ao...) It's a two day event on 28th and 29th November so I don't think there will be much sleeping going on til then as we have lots of mini events before that.... so hope to see some more potential victims.. I mean friends there... that's it for now - I am absolutely exhausted and am of to bed... still have earlyish (is that a word???) morning as Morgan getting picked up for football just after 9am and Ellie has panto rehearsal at 10am...x
Friday, 6 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
It's one of those really busy weekends - have an event first thing tomorrow and then pack everything up and unpack it again at Thainstone for two days and on top of that I have had to organise the kids social lives too - Niamh and Libby have dancing tomorrow after school and Morgan has judo. On Saturday Morgan has his judo competition.. Libby has a party and Ellie has dancing in the afternoon so I have had to organise lifts and babysitters for all this as well with Allan not being here... joy...really looking forward to Thainstone tho even if I am a bit nervous. More so than last year I think... Right of to bed now so I am bright and breezy for the morning - hope I have remembered everything!!!...x
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
This is the first page of an art journal just for me... not sure I will be sharing any more of it with you tho.. will see how I feel and how emotional it gets.. I started this from the prompts given by Sara Whitemire on the Caspiana blog, the second of which is to make the journal 'your own' so that's what I did and I am going to try and work my way through it step by step as I need a good shove in the right direction... She has a daily prompt which was posted a while ago and I downloaded it and printed it of - I have been reading lots of books and articles about journalling and I know there is no right or wrong way to do it but this give me the courage to get it down on paper and once I have done this I will hopefully have a better understanding of it... I am also keeping another two journals... one of which is about my kids and some of the funny things they say and do so watch out for pages from them.. I am really lucky that my new good friend Sonja is doing this too because as she says 'nobody really gets it' which is sooo true.. anyhow better go and make tea for the brood as they will all be starving no doubt... hope you enjoy the page...
Allan went away this morning only to be bumped and now he is at the airport waiting for a flight to Australia so I am all alone with the kids and will have major babysitting to sort out for this weekend at Thainstone...AAARGH.. why are they never here when you really need them...x
Monday, 2 November 2009
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
Just look at those boots with her ballet gear... cool or what???? Right of to bed now - got the crop tomorrow...x