Monday, 20 December 2010

Sliding on a tupperware lid

This was the only thing I could find for Sophs to slide down our slope in the garden. She ended up with two bruises as the lid was a bit small! She had great fun and Holly chased her down the garden nearly every time.

Snow Dog!

Holly is soooo much bigger than she was last year in the snow! She's just over a year old now and loves the snow, eveytime I go into the kitchen she is asking out to play in the snow!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Travelling in the Snow is no Fun!

I was working in Cookstown yesterday and I left there at 1.30, its about 40 miles home and I got home at 6.00! At one stage I travelled 1 mile in 1 hour. Luckily I had the heat on in the jeep and music playing and I think I must have sent 100 texts! I took some photos too. I saw 6 snow ploughs! So a big thank you to local farmers who came out to clear the roads.

Here are some of the photos, the first one is Cookstown town centre at 1.30.

This is the main road from Cookstown to Magherafelt:

A snow plough!

The conditions were the worse I have ever seen so keep safe today if you have to go out.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Over a month

Since I posted. I haven't been doing that much scrapping since going back to work! By the time I get home I'm tired. Although I did take the day off to go to the Kings Hall craft fair. It was smaller than usual and didn't seem quite as busy but it was still a good day out with mum and Sandra, we had a good laugh. I bought a MS punch, flowers, calligraphy pens for Sophs and a pandora bracelet (well not a real one!). Will have to do a layout today in between doing the washing, since Sophs went to High school there seems to be alot more washing, uniform and sports kits. The only problem with that is more ironing!
Just thought I would include a photo of sandra posing in TK Maxx

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Blog Candy

Just been over to 2angels blog and she is a new DT member for Bo Bunny and she is having a giveaway of the new Whooligans range, heres the link:

I was supposed to put it on my sidebar but I haven't a clue how to do that!!!

Well, I'm back at work now just half hours for 2 weeks, quite tired but enjoying being back. I'm going to a crop tonight so will post my LO's tomorrow.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

A few More Layout's

Here are another few layouts I've been doing. Back to work next week so I'll not have as much time for scrapping but I'm pleased I'm actually up to May this year now! Not that I scrap chronlogically but I put the layouts in my scrapbooks in the right order.

Monday, 20 September 2010

And another few!!

This is the new pony Sophie is riding, he's called Guinness and she loves him!

This is just a pony that Sophie found in a field while we were out walking Holly, don't know who was more scared, Holly or the pony!

Some Layouts

Here are a few layouts from the last couple of weeks, sorry about the quality of the photo, I took them with my mobile.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Going back to work!

After six months off I'm going back to work on 27th, doctor asked me a few times if I was really sure I was able to go back but I am. Going back for half days for 2 weeks and then back into normal after that. Looking forward to it, getting a bit bored in the house! Have started scrapping again so I will post some layouts soon. Well better go since Sophs started High School she has joined the Youth Club and goes twice a week and she's going tonight and needs a lift.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Back into the school routine

Sophs is back at school full time now, settled in and loving it. She got lost a couple of times on Friday but there was always one of the older ones to help which is nice. Shes getting used to having a timetable and all the different teachers and so far likes all of them, she still has a few to meet. I'm just glad she is enjoying school, long may it last.

I'm on the mend now and hope to get back to work at end of Sept or beg of Oct. Have to see Gp soon and see what she says.

You should have seen the spider we had in the living room this morning, I've never seen one so big, it was the size of a mouse. Gary was already at work and I wasn't touching it. Sophs could hardly eat her breakfast for watching it. Dad came over and by that time it was behind a frame and dad lifted the frame off the wall and it was on the frame and he got me to open the front door and he threw it out, even he said it was a big one! I'm just glad I can go back into my living room again! I really don't like spiders especially mouse sized ones!

Friday, 27 August 2010

Sophie's First Day at High School

I can't believe Sophs is old enough to go to High School. She looked so grown up this morning in her new uniform. She was a bit nervous but also looking forward to it. I can't wait til she comes home to find out how she got on.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Seaforde Butterfly House

We went to see the butterflies a couple of weeks ago although I sat in the car most of the time. Sophs loves going into see the butterflies and Gary likes taking photos of them and when I was going through them I found this one and thought it was really unusual and a great photo.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Cricut Crazy

I thought I had a lot of cartridges and also I thought I was a bit greedy by having a craft robo, cricut, slice, big shot and sidekick but check out this youtube video, she has 6 cricut expressions, plus a cricut create! I lost count of the cartridges she has. I can't get the link to work. Be back in a minute! I have to type it in:
Hope it works! Watch and be amazed

The link isn't working so if you go to and search for 'scrappincricut' her videos will come up and choose the ultimate scrap room

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Now 4 weeks after surgery

Feeling a good bit better now. Have been getting out and about now, can walk for about half an hour now but get tired quickly. Gary took me to Abbeycentre tonight and I was able to walk from one end to the other and back again, slowly but I did it! Bought some more leggings as thats all I can wear at the minute because of my swelly belly! Got my jeans on at the weekend but had to change back into leggings about half an hour later!

Got my next scrapbook kit from Sarahs Cards last week and it's really lovely, will try and take photos tomorrow and post them. Hopefully I'll be able to scrap with it soon.

I've never watched so much TV, especially the soaps and I also my daily dose of Loose Women. I think I'll get photos out tomorrow and plan some pages from sketchs.

Bye x

Friday, 9 July 2010

I'm Home

I got home on Saturday, sitting here on a recliner with Soph's laptop! I'm recovering well from my operation and have been told I need at least 3 months off. Still sore and taking painkillers but Gary said that I was walking a bit faster! Gary has taken 2 weeks off to look after me and he's doing a really good job, washing, ironing and cooking, plus helping me into the bath! I don't have any stitches to get out, Doctor stitched inside and then glued me, seems to be healing well. Not allowed to do much other than wee walks around the house, hopefully next week I'll be able to go out for a wee walk.

So I won't be scrapping for a while but will upload something as soon as I do

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Kit Arrived

Happy Days, kit arrived, along with 3 Aussie mags I had ordered from Angel Crafts. The kit is lovely and I have in mind which photos I'm going to use. Below is the actual kit.
These are the add ons, bloomers and embellies
These are the extras I ordered to go with the kit, extra cardstock, flowers, alpha and two sets of different brads.
I'm really pleased with this kit and can't wait to start using it.

Next Kit

The June Kit from Sarahs Cards if due today so I'm waiting impatiently for a van to come. I can't wait for it to arrive as it's papers I wouldn't usually pick myself but they are really nice. I ordered a few wee extras too, just to cheer myself up! Will post it later.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Tuckaway Station is now Tucked Away!

I'm really pleased with it. I sorted out all my cardstock into colours and got it all stored, it's amazing how much it holds. It just wheels underneath my desk so I now have more room to scrap. Gary just has to put up my rails (from Ikea) for my punches.
I got these wodden drawers from Ikea to but a good while ago. I'd also bought red stain for them and I eventually finished them.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

It has Arrived!

My tuckaway station came this afternoon but the paper shelves have went missing between England and here, but delivery man said should be here tomorrow. Have to wait for Gary to build it as I'm not allowed too! Mum and Dad took me to Ikea this morning and I got 6 rails for my punches as seen on someones blog (can't remember who's!) Gary will be busy, though it won't be tonight as we have to go to Sophie's new school, can't believe she going to High School in September. Didn't think I was old enough!!

Friday, 11 June 2010

Tuckaway Station

I'm so excited, I have just ordered a tuckaway station for my cricut, it will go underneath my desk and roll out when I want to use it, I have ordered 18 paper shelves for the bottom so I will store my cardstock in them. This is just a photo off the website ( I will post a photo when I receive it and get it sorted. So at last I have spent some of my birthday money!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Happy Halloween!

I know I'm a bit out of season but I had these photos to scrap of a Halloween Party Sandra had and I thought they deserved a mini instead of a layout. Here it is:

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Just thought I would blog my scraproom again as I have changed it around a bit and I'm now able to reach my glues etc I've also moved the red drawers away from underneath the table as they kept rolling further in when closing the drawers!

Tardree Forest

This is Tardree Forest, it's Sophie's favourite place to walk Holly. It reminds her of the forest in Twilight and I think she always keeps an eye out for Robert Pattison (Edward)!

Sarahs Cards May Kit

I set out some pages last night and the photos so all I had to do this morning was crop, stick and admire! These are more pages I have made from the kit and that now makes 5 with enough leftover to make another layout! I can't wait to 20th June to get my next kit although I won't have much time as I'll be going into hospital on the 28th.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Just Us

This is Sophs and me at Oxford Island a few weeks ago. I decided to print the photo out in black and white as I had a orangy jumper on and Sophs had a cerise one on and the colours didn't really go!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

New Network

Hi all, I have just set up a new network for scrappers and creative people please go to and join up. You can start and join in on the forum, upload photos and videos and also chat with other members. Have some fun.

First Layout in a couple of days!

It's our 15th Wedding Anniversary today, can't believe it was 15 years ago. Makes me feel old!

I thought I would get some scrapping done this week to keep my mind off missing Sophs but didn't feel like scrapping on Tuesday and then yesterday I had a hospital appt and then mum and dad took me out for a while (to Doodle craft) so this is my first layout. It was a simple one and I only used one sheet of paper, fancy Pants (from my Sarahs Cards kit) and a stampin up journalling stamp and white ink pad and gel pen.

Sophs is home this afternoon and I can't wait to hear all the exciting things she did. She'll probably be really tired.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Blog Candy

Here is a link to some lovely blog candy. Great papers for the Girls! I can't get the link to work but if you click on 2angels under the followers you'll find it.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Double Layout

I haven't completed a double layout for ages but I had quite a few photos for the day out to the zoo. I used Stampin Up Whisper Whilte cardstock, pink pixie inkpad, Patterned papers-My Minds Eye, Martha Stewart edge punch and prima stamp for my journalling and promarkers to colour it. I also used a butterfly stamp from Stampin Up.

First Layout for this Week

This was last July at the Antrim Show, Sophs loved it because of all the horses and of course the other animals. I used My Minds Eye papers (Bloom and Grow) bazzil cardstock and chipboard letters and pumpkin pie inkpad from Stampin Up.
I will probably be scrapping alot this week as Sophie is away with her school until Thursday to the Share Centre doing lots of fun things!

Friday, 21 May 2010

My Kit Came!

I was so excited to receive my kit today from Sarah's Cards. I haven't done any scrapping today coz I was listening out for a delivery van and it eventually came at 12.00. I had also ordered some more American Crafts Cardstock which I love, so I got two parcels to open. Here is the patterned card from fancy pants (7 sheets), it's double sided so I took a photo of my fav side, also 5 sheets of bazzil cardstock.

This is the embellishments that came with the kit, fabric thickers, journalling tabs, rubons, doilie, felt flowers, clips, lace and my fav is the artisan frame from Pink Paislie.

I also ordered the 3 extras, buttons, blooms and embellishments. I was really surprised at the amount of flowers and buttons and I just love the lace butterfly.

I can't wait to scrap with my new kit. But for the minute I just keep looking at it!