Sunday 24 February 2013

CJ.. Things that make you go WOW!

Hi all.. here are the latest installments of my CJ. The 'France Living' Maggie chose a theme of 'Things that make you go Wow!' which was so inspirational... choosing what thing that made me go Wow was so very difficult... I live in a beautiful rural area with views from the back of my garden that make me go WOW! as each season changes and my first instinct was to select one of the many times I have felt compelled to snap the ever changing view from my garden.. but in the end it was an easy choice.

My husband is a London Firefighter and as part of his role he has to attend many well known London Landmarks, theatres, museums, art galleries etc in order to familiarise himself with the layout of the building in case he ever has to attend in the event of a real emergency.

I therefore chose a view that, at the time, was totally unique! He had to attend the new London 'Shard' which is the tallest building in Europe.. towering way above all the other landmarks in London, such as The Gherkin, St Pauls, The Post Office Tower etc.

I chose this view as he managed to take some incredible photographs whilst he was up there. The one thing I didn't mention in my journalling was the fact that the building wasn't finished by a long way and these pictures were taken from about 2/3rds of the way up.. in a cage on the OUTSIDE of the building.. waving about in the wind!!!! Rather him than me... it is now open to the public.. but wasn't at the time.....

I used Prima Printery papers and some Websters Pages pps and I hinged the left hand photograph with journalling beneath.

Thanks Maggie for photographing these and sending them to ma.. I forgot to do so before I posted them off to her! Doh!

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Snap 2013 and CJ Disney

Yesterday I received my latest instalment of my CJ entitled... Favourite Places. Heidi sent me this lovely LO that I will treasure. It also brought back happy memories of my trip to Florida when my kids were small.

As I mentioned I am also doing Snap 2013 on UKS too and this week I was challenged to take a photo of an unusual door. Here is my take on this:

Sunday 17 February 2013

Snap 2013 and Photography

One of my favourite pastimes, when I'm not scrapbooking of course, is photography.. but sometimes just photographing my, mostly oblivious, dogs.. can be either boring.. (another dog, another field type thing) or challenging (getting them to sit still).. the results can be lucky (in my case that is most of the time) or just downright bad!

One of the things that therefore makes me think outside of the box is the Snap 2013.. a Photography challenge that the lovely Sheila sets for us each week. She chooses a theme and each Monday uploads a challenge for the week. Most weeks I manage a new picture based on the theme- but sometimes I have to use a photograph from my library.

Fortunately I have to use my camera during the working day so I can often get to take my picture whilst out working, so I'm a lucky girl.

This week I was challenged to photograph a kitchen utensil on a macro setting which faded into the background so this is my take on it. Watch out for next weeks episode!

and here is one of my lovely 3 dogs too

Busy weekend

Hey all.. sorry I've been absent for a few days. I've been busy with other life things.. like getting a new car as my old one was dying and everytime I took it out it seemed as though something else went wrong with it! Well I now have a nice new (ish) shiny black Renault Clio to travel around in.

I also went hat shopping for my sons wedding in June and managed to find the perfect hat to hire for the event. Pictures below

I also went and collected my long overdue specs as I sat on mine in December and I had been managing with a very old prescription pair.

I also had to finish my next CJ page instalment as they have to be posted tomorrow. They are all finished now but I can't share them yet until I know my next recipient has received hers then I can upload.

Thats all I have time for this morning but take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend :0)

Wednesday 13 February 2013

CJ update

Hey all...

I'm afraid I don't have any crafting pictures to share today but I am really looking forward to getting home tonight to get my next two CJ pages finished as they need to be sent by Monday.

I have to do two 4" x 6" LO's featuring things that make you go Wow! I can't share what they are going to be about yet but as soon as I can get them on here I will do.

I'm getting into the swing of thei blogging thing now and I am soon to launch you into the unsuspecting world. Until now I know I've been talking to myself, but as soon as I pluck up the courage I will mention my blog on UKS and add it to my signature on there too. Hopefully by then I will be a bit more confident in bloggin and I wouln't feel so self conscious.

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Escape route

Hey all... Another day at the grindstone today but I'm planning my escape route! As much as I love my darling cottage I am seriously thinking of selling up so I can take early retirement... And also because my husbands job as a firefighter is in the line... Watch this get ready for that work  thing

Monday 11 February 2013

Snowy Sunday

Yesterday was a really miserable day.. snow showers all day and bitterly cold.. So a perfect day for crafting!

I headed off into my craft room and made another three layouts.. each for my sons 30th birthday.. oh  didn't I mention that I was making an album to celebrate the occasion? No? Well I am. His birthday is in June.. the day before he gets married and I don't want the week to be all about the wedding and his big birthday to be overlooked.

I am several layouts in and here are my latest offerings:

He's about 4 in this pictre

He's about 13 in this one

And he's aged 9 & 29 in this one

So many to do and so little time.

Sunday 10 February 2013

I forgot to mention that I also made the reply to my sons wedding invitation..I was rather pleased with the way t turned out.

Here it is

CJ Pages and life

I really must get into the habit of posting on here more regularly!

I've been busy with wedding planning and scrapping in between working full time.. but I still make sure I get some me time in there too.

I'm currently doing a CJ with some people on UKS and I am loving the themes they've chosen. The first one is 'Childhood Memories' and I chose Scrabble.. it was a big family game of ours when I was growing up. Here are my pages