Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Few more days left to vote

There are 3 more days left to vote for the Creativity life Scrapbook Apprentice comp. I seem to be bottom again so any votes would be greatly appreciated. Please check it has registered your vote as for some reason i have not been able to vote for anyone this month and several of my family members have tried to vote and cant, I dont know why im not technical enough!!!! I was saved last month when i was in the bottom 2 but i dont know if i will be as lucky a second time!

Here are my sneak peaks anyway as you may not get to see them!

We were sent kits this month by Doodlebug and had to make 1 LO, 1 card and as many other items as we wanted using just basics like white card for extras. I think i lucked out a bit by getting the green and orange seaside theme kit, not my fav combination, but as always i did my best! Hope you like them.

Thanks for looking. You can vote by clicking on the Scrapbook Apprentice link on the right hand side.

Sam x

Monday, 18 May 2009

sort of caught up!

I went crafting at Paige's and managed to get wk 18-scrap the great outdoors done, Plus had a very nice dinner and glass of wine!

These are photos of my friends Teresa and her husband Martin, taken on May Day. I have used papers from We R memory keepers and K&Co, K&Co tag, Rusty pickle chipboard painted with acrylic paint, crakle glaze and 3d gloss, MM rubon alphas, alphas from an old kit and gems.

And then finally i managed to get wk 16-scrap in the morning done on Sat morning. I dont often have the time to scrap in the morning so this one has been waiting for 4 weeks!

This is my DD up the totem pole at Indigo Skies. I have used papers from Sassafras Lass, Rusty Pickle chipboard, studio G and Autumn leaves stamps, thickers and PM alphas.

Yesterday the kids and me and a couple of friends did the 8 mile flat Walk the Wight! This is done every year for the Earl mountbatten hospice.There are several different walks on the day, My brother in law did the 28 mile one, well done Alan!!! It was a lovely walk and we only got a little bit wet!! I felt fine until i got home and sat down, then when i went to get up again i couldnt move!! The kids did so well though, 8 miles is a long way for an 8yr old and a 12yr old! But there was no moaning or winging from either of them!

Teresa and Caleb


Maralin and me having a cup of tea whilst queing for the loo's!

Teresa caught on camera after having to nip behind a building!!!!!

(Sorry T, I know i said i would't put it on here but i couldnt resist!)

Well, Im off to do some more crafting now as my new papers and acrylic daubers have arrived! Dont forget you can still vote for me at www.creativitylifemag.blogspot.com until the end of may...all votes greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

been a while...

I have been so busy lately that i have not been able to get much done. Our puppy Willow was spayed a couple of weeks ago and has needed lots of looking after, she has turned into one pampered pooch! The kids have had loads of activities at school, i was at my daughters school today for family learning. We had to make cookies and design packaging for them. Six children all screaming at me at once that they wanted to mix the dough, roll it out, cut the shapes!!!!ARgh...i dont know how teachers do it everyday, i was only there 31/2 hours and now have a raging headache! The kids worked really hard though and had some beautiful cookies wrapped in purple cellophane to show for it!!

Our Wight craft circle met up for our monthly crop on saturday so i was able to enjoy some ME time! I only got two LO's done but it was nice just to catch up with everyone and eat cakes!

I did this LO for wk 17 SLYMI-scrap with lace and layers. I am a bit behind with this, i still have not done wks 16 and 18! I had some lovely papers from Kaiser craft with fairys and butterflies on and some new stamps so just had to use them for this photo of my DD. I have used thickers, doodlebug rub ons, primas, K&Co fabric brads, freebie stamps and snag em stamps.

This one was for SLYMI wk 19-Scraplift a page from the SLYMI gallery. I scraplifted this from Jo.Bee on UKS (thanks!) I have used papers from Hedi grace and urban lily, thickers, technique tuesday and studio G stamps.

I am going scrapping with my friend tomorrow evening so hopefully i will be able to catch up on SLYMI!

I did get through to the next round of Scrapbook apprentice, much to my amazement! So challenge six is on the website now for voting www.creativitylifemag.blogspot.com so if you fancy popping over and placing a vote for me (sam) then please click on the link. It is getting harder every month so i am really pleased that i have made it this far. Please check it has registered your vote as quite a few people are telling me that it wont let them vote!