Monday, April 27, 2009

all going swimmingly!

Nothing much to report today! I only got two los done last week ... but I did get three swims in! I broke open the BG Marrakech goodies I've been hoarding for a while after seeing a lovely card by Julie and I have to say I just adore those colours. But the lo below (which I'm not sure if I like or not) was done with some Pink Paislee.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Just wanted to post a few sneaks for the next round of Scrapbook Apprentice. The challenge this time was creative stamping and we got some lovely new papers by Jesse Edwards (which aren't in the shops yet!) and some pretty flowery swirly stamps. The colours were much more muted than the bright bold colours we worked with for the last round and looked very pretty and elegant. I had lots of fun rediscovering embossing powder ... which is like sand: it gets everywhere! And I tried chalks for the first time which I really liked. Note to self: stamp more and make more use of the gazillion stamps I own!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

suuny Saturday

It was a beautiful day here today and I think the sunshine really lifts everyones mood! I finished my los and cards for the next round of scrapbook apprentice earlier in the week (I'll post a few sneak peeks soon :) but didn't seem to get much else done since then, except these ...

I bought the blank letters in Wal Mart when we were in Florida last year and have been meaning to cover them ever since. So I finally dug them out and covered them with some gorgeous BG Phoebe papers that I have been saving for ages and put them over the doors in our sun room, which is where I do my scrapping.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter weekend...

We had a lovely Easter weekend ... Declan was off work on Friday and got to do lots of bits and pieces around the garden. The glasshouse is full and I'm looking forward to a flower filled summer! We went to the Botanic gardens after church yesterday and got some nice pictures of the beautiful tulips ... the colours were just amazing. I do feel like I need a bit of a detox now though after too much Easter egg. I felt like I had chocolate running through my veins when I was going to bed last night! (Not that I ate that much ... just more than normal :) So I went for a swim this morning to try and undo some of the damage and feel a lot better now.
I did this lo a couple of weeks ago, about a visit to Dublin Zoo last summer. I love this StudioCalico paper ... yum!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday musings

Well the Easter hols are in full swing and it's so nice not to have to get up early ... and spend some 'quality time' with Oisin. My little monkey will be 6 next month!!!! I really can't believe it.
I did the lo below a few weeks ago about one of the funny things Oisin keeps saying at the moment; Are you thinking what I'm thinking? (Sorry the photo's not great).
Now to try and decide what we'll do today .....

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Round 5

Firstly, I would just like to say thank you to everyone who voted for me in the last round of the Scrapbook Apprentice competition . I'm very happy to have made it through as there was a huge number of votes this time and it was very close! Voting has now started for round 5 so if you would like to take a look just click here. The challenge this time was ribbons and I have to say that everyones work looks lovely ... who knew you could do so much with ribbon!!