Saturday, 31 December 2011

last day of the year

Well 31December today. Cant believe it, Its been a very quick year. Im not a fan of New Years eve really so no Big celebration for me. Im just glad all the festivities are nearly over and we can get back to,normal.

2012 marks the year I will be 50! It will be a New start for me. Life kind of fell apart for me just after my 40th birthday when i discovered my hubbie of 20 years was having an affair with one of my best friends. The last 10 years have been tough for me but I have decided that 2012 will be the year of me.

I am joining with a 365+1 photo challenge which I am combining with a Project life document your year type album and I am determined to keep it going for the while year.

I hope 2012 brings you all health, wealth and happiness. Not much crafting recently and as I pine during the winter for my beloved Beadnell I will leave you with a photo from there.

See you all next year.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Chinese Whispers Round 4

Cant believe we have just completed Round 4 of our teams Chinese Whispers game.

This is my take on it for this month. Ive used papers from my September/October Quirky kit, Studio Calico and American Crafts, I think. The photo is my daughter Fiona on her 18th Birthday. She had harped on and on for ages about wanting to be 18 and get her ID hence the title, Legally Blonde. Thanks to Heather for showing me how to make the flower, thats one spellbinders die I think I might have to ask Santa for.

Looking forward to the next round now - cant believe how quickly we are powering through this challenge, I think theres only three more rounds to go.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A Fab Crafty Weekend

Well I've just had a fabby crafty weekend with my very good friend Heather. We scrapped, sipped the Pink stuff, munched on goodies, laughed our socks off, sang to our hearts content and generally had a good time. I was sorry to see her go home but weather permitting I will be off to Holystone in January to visit her and crop with my frozen north buddies.

Here is my rather late entry for November Sketch and Scrap. Firstly here is the sketch chosen by Jo and this is my interpretation of it.

The picture is my son and daughter walking along one of the Tracks at Center Parcs. I feel the photo has a sort of etheral almost other wordly feel to it. I used up some old papers, i think Mama razzi all time favourite Bo Bunny range.

It was my turn to pick the sketch for this month and Im working on my layout at the moment.