Wednesday, December 24, 2008


If you were watching Becks Fagg on QVC  on Monday you might have spotted some of the los from round 1 of the Scrapbook apprentice competition. One of the los I did was shown when Becks was talking about Doodlebug flock. It's called Cookie Love and you can have a peek here if you fancy!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

sneaks and stories

Oisin usually gets a bedtime story from me or Declan but last night he read to me! He read The Enormous Turnip from start to finish :) You only realise how complicated the English language is to learn when you have to keep explaining to your five year old that lots of words don't actually sound the way they are spelled (or is that spelt??), or are not spelled the way they sound ... Oisin calls them 'tricky' words.
Voting is still going on for round one of scrapbook apprentice, but the next round will start at the end of the month. (And we have actually already received our packages for round three). So I have a few sneaky peeks for challenge 2. Hope you like them:)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Forgot to mention in my post yesterday that I have a lo in the reader gallery of Scrapbook Inspirations this month. It was one I did with one of my first StudioCalico kits.

Monday, December 15, 2008

scrappy stuff

Well Oisin is still a little sniffly (he's had a cold for the last week), but cruel mother that I am, I sent him back to school today! He told me he had his best day ever when I picked him up:) 
I had a great day on Saturday at Lainey and Annamaries crop in Donnycarney. I didn't get many lo's done but I did get to chat to lots of lovely ladies. I have to say a special hello to Fiona... (got your name right this time :) The lo below is the only one I managed to complete on the day.

I was lucky enough to win a lovely Christmas table arrangement in a draw on Saturday too ... thanks Lainey and Annamarie :)

When I got home on Saturday I found a package from my cara crafts secret santa!! I got some lovely things including some Basic Grey goodies (my favourite!) I was able to figure out who it was pretty quickly though (I had spotted a card just like the one I got on her blog!) ... so a big thank you to Dianne :) 
I'll post a few sneak peaks of my los and cards for the next round of SA in just a few days. 

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Always in three's...

Why is it that when things break, it always happens in three's. Since my last post, the fridge broke (we were able to get it fixed, but it did cost €135 to fix it!), I had a punctured tyre that had to be replaced (it burst on the M50 on a busy Friday evening and cost €120 for the new one) and a special chair that I need to use in the shower broke and will cost €280 to replace (and if that's not a sign I need to go back to weight watchers, I don't know what is!) So as well as breaking things, I have been busy finishing the next challenge for the Scrapbook Apprentice. I just need to get it posted now but I don't think I'll get to the post office today ... Oisin has been sick for the last few days and has been off school. But I'll definitely have to get there tomorrow to make sure it's there on time. I also want to post my Kris Kindle for the Cara Crafts Forum ... hope the person I have likes what I'm sending!?!?
Thought I'd share a LO I started before we went on holidays. I'm not quite sure if it needs anything else??

And this is what I have on my craft table at the moment. It's some gorgeous Christmas paper from Pink Paislee which I plan to use to make a few Christmas cards. I'm finding the Christmas cards hard to get my head around this year as I have a backlog of StudioCalico kits calling me very loudly :)

And this year I got a few new decorations for our tree ... here are my favourites ; a very cute Santa and a lovely big red star.

Monday, December 1, 2008

And so it begins....

Well D-Day has finally arrived... yes voting for the Scrapbook Apprentice has begun! Having seen everyones work, I'm feeling very nervous. If you would like to vote then head over to the Creativity Life blog here. Of course you don't have to vote for me, but I do hope you like what I did :)