Sunday, 17 May 2009

In appreication of cupcakes

Mmm, cupcakes! Cupcake frosting has to be the tastiest invention ever. These were my birthday cupcakes - some lemon, some chocolate, yum yummy yum!

Our new sofa - we haven't got the feet on it yet because there were no pilot holes drilled into the bottom and so the delivery men weren't insured to fit them. Someone is coming round to do it this week. We could have quite easily have done it ourselves, but then again why should we, and there is a risk we might mess it up lol! Still, it is usable as it is, and is so very comfortable. We need a few more cushions I think, but this room is finally getting there yay!

I had a scrappy day yesterday with my sister Em, and made these layouts.
This one is a lovely photo of us girlies as our retreat in March - loads of texture in this layout with gorgeous bazzill swiss dots, scrumptious velvety doodlebug and fab glitter card - delish!

This is a layout that I have had sat around half finished for ages! All I had left to do was the sewing around the edge but I had lost my brown thread so I just have not got around to doing it! Finally replaced my thread, still don't know where the old one went, and got it done. We had bought little pink tiaras for the younger girls at our wedding, and Mum was joking in the morning that at least we had a back up in case something went wrong with mine lol!

Finally this is my layout for the 'Getting to know you' challenge over at the Scrapagogo clubhouse. ou had to use a colour scheme of yellow, orange and green and list 5 things about yourself. I chose 5 random facts: 1. I have a fear of peas 2. I once tried to learn ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics 3. I have never learnt how to ride a bike 4. I often get cravings for pears 5. I was Prince Charming in our Yr 6 play
My initial thought at using orange yellow and green was that it was a real challenge, but I used the fabby April GoGo kit as a starting point and I love the finished layout! The lace card is all raised up on foam pads and the orange overlay is so stunning!

Friday, 15 May 2009

Another year older

So my birthday was yesterday, although it didn't really feel much like a birthday because I was at work from 9am until 9:30pm, as I have been all week. I was working last weekend too, and the week before so I am thoroughly shattered.
As such, we will be celebrating my birthday this weekend instead, and I have next week off so I am hoping for lots of scrapping time yay!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Early birthday present!

It is not my birthday for another 8 days but michael gave me my present early! This was partly because I had to help him choose it - he wanted to get my a new camera lens but wasn't sure what I wanted so we went shopping together. I got a Sigma 70-300mm lens and love it!
These are just some random snapshots I took of the new plants in our garden - these are from the other end of the garden so the zoom is pretty good! They are just handheld and it was windy so I was pleased with the sharpness of them.
Hoping to get up close and personal with some of the many bird visitors to our garden soon! We spent 12 horus gardening on Saturday and the garden is looking so much better. Mum and Dad bought up loads of cutting from their garden and so we filled up the two empty beds. I can't wait for it all to grow now, I'm very impatient lol!

I have also been doing some scrapping -
I did this page about being 24 years old, and included the journalling from my last blog post! I used lots of yummy cosmo cricket girl friday along with loads of little bits, a lovely new prima scribbles flower and my new heidi swap butterfly mask - so loving butterflies right now!

This is a page that has been sat on my desk half done for several weeks now, and I finally got around to finishing it! This was made using the gorgeous Gogo Feb kit - yes I am still working through my honeymoon pics!
Finally I've been trying to make some cards with my kits too - I do enjoy making them but never seem to get around to it! I am making some thank you cards in anticipation of my birthday lol! I kep this very simple - just some circle and butterfly punches, a few pearl gems and a rub on!

Friday, 1 May 2009

A new month!

Wow, how come it is May already??!
I really do not know where this year is going it's just a little bit scary!

So this month I turn 25.
24 was a pretty eventful age:
1) Started off with my hen do
2) Got married, the most amazing day ever!
3) Honeymoon - 2 and a half weeks of sheer luxury, holiday of a lifetime
4) Started my first job as a doctor (how long ago doesn that feel now!) and finally started to get paid, got a pension lol!
5) Got a mortgage, bought our first house.

How is being 25 years old going to top being 24 years old??