26 Feb 2010

Rain, Rain, Rain......

This is what greets you as you step out of our courtyard today......

Over 5cms of water to wade through to get to the road. I should not complain though as a lot of places have had worse. Most of the roads out of town are closed and the main road up the mountain has had a land slip so I'm not sure how Hal will get home tonight. The local council has setup a Crises center in town but I'm not to sure just what good that will do! So just what can I do? stay in keep warm by the fire and journal, that's all I can do at the moment.

I didn't show you the bits I got when we went south the other day so here they are.

I managed to get a few of Tim's bits but nothing I had on the list I went with. I also managed to get a pine frame at Ikea to alter so I will show you that when its done.

Ok its just getting to cold out here in the craft room, I am going to move into the house.

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24 Feb 2010

Im so Happy oh so Happy........

We got the most amazing phone call last night and I am just so happy today, more about it later. I had hoped to take a photo of my work desk today but in all the cleaning up I have been doing I have put it somewhere safe! I wonder if I will ever see it again. And will my blog stalker from North Cyprus please leave me a note to let me know who you are.

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19 Feb 2010


So what does that stand for some of you might ask? It's Whats on your workdesk Wednesday, and I have been following a few of the folk on there for a while do go and have a look here its great fun. So this week I was busy with the ladies in the classroom, then had to go to the house for something and what did I see lying on the floor by the courtyard gate? a parcel! Yes its the one I sent for last week, now those of you who do not live here will not understand the excitement this caused, first of all I only sent for the items the week before and got notification that they had been sent on the Thursday and to get them the following Wednesday is unheard of. You normally have to wait at least two weeks and then start chasing them to find out where it has gone. So this week this is what is on my desk.....

Thank you so much to the lovely people at The Artistic Stamper for making my day and for the incredible service, I will be using you again and so will my friends.

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14 Feb 2010

Happy Valentines day to all......

I hope you have all had a very happy Valentines day. Mine started with breakfast in bed then a very lazy day not doing much at all.

I have been trying to clear out my craft room for the last few weeks as it is not used by the classes any more and there will be only me using it for the next few months, but I just do not seem to be getting anywhere fast. I really need more storage but its a bit hit and miss trying to get anything decent here. I am going over to Ikea on Thursday but there will be 4 of us in the car, and you get stopped at the border, if they see Ikea they take it as you are not allowed to bring anything from the shop into the country! but I am hoping to get some small things through. The main reason for going is to get some more card stock for the kids. I can get plain white but anything else is quite pricey and I get through a fair bit each week.

I sent for some bits from a new site I have found, its called The Artistic Stamper they were offering free international postage so I thought I would give it a go and order a few stamps and the Utee that I have been after for a while. I have had notification that the package has been posted so I just have to wait now and see if it ever turns up. I am still waiting for a few scrapbook kits I have ordered over the years. I will let you know how I get on.

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9 Feb 2010

More Pictures.

Here are a couple more pictures from my 365 Challenge. The first one is the first page, as I am doing a double page for each month this left the first page blank. I hope you like it as I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.

I have never been very good at drawing but I thought the door came out ok, the image I used is an old photo of me and the wings and crown are from Lisa.

The next one is from a spare page in the diary, I have given myself two blank pages each month to work on, and this is the first I have finished.

The main image was taken from a mag and the girl was from Lisa again, she has some great work I get loads from her.

Ok off for lunch, It is so cold here again today so it will be soup and sandwiches and a cuddle with Hal by the fire, I don't have to go out until later so I can slob until then.

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8 Feb 2010

Im late very late.......

Hi guys, you probably thought I had done a runner..... I have been laid up for the past week with a dodgy tummy! I did manage to get out of bed to do the classes but it was straight back after them, so I haven't got much work done at all.
I got my January pages finished and scanned (Hals idea after I was bemoaning the fact that my camera batteries were dead! )so I can show you it here.I really enjoyed doing this, It gave me an excuse to have some me time at the end of each day to wind down before going to bed. If you remember I am doing mine as a diary and have two double pages to each month, so here is the finished January pages.

And here are the February pages all done ready to start.

I painted the pages then used what I had left of my Basic Grey Two Scoops, I thought it went well. The stenciled birds are from Tattered Angels, Flights of fancy Glimmer Screens and Tim's Fired Brick ink sponged through.

I have a few more photos for you to see but I will have to do that later as Blogger has started to play up!

Thanks for reading,