Sunday, 3 January 2010

Warning..heavy photo post!!

I have not blogged in a long time what with Xmas and all and now I am in trouble with Ladybird (Paige) for not keeping my blog updated! So this post is a tiny bit photo heavy and some of those photos are blurry but I couldn't be bothered to do them again!

I will start with my JYC. This year its more a diary of December, only using prompts from Shimele when I didn't do anything particular that day.

Front cover

First page, a list of Xmas goals and our family values

1st & 2nd dressing the tree and the Tesco advent calender

3rd & 4th making lanterns with the friendship group and winter weather

5th lantern parade

5th & 6th wreath making and dog walking

7th & 8th my sons Xmas fete and business enterprise and the perfect Xmas

9th & 10th celebrating Xmas and Eid at the friendship group and cards

11th my daughter and Minnie the puppy

(sorry blogger lost the photo when I was spacing everything and I can't get it back!)
12th & 13th last crop of the year and getting organised

14th quiz night at the kids school (we came 3rd!)

15th my daughters xmas play, the envelope holds the programe, carol sheet and the quiz sheet from quiz night

16th a photo I took for the leaflets for the friendship group

17th - the gingerbread house my sister and me made.We ran out of icing so we made some more up but it was to runny and there was no more icing sugar, so my sis said "lets just add baking powder as thats white". It seemed to work, it made it thicker so we slathered it all over the roof. 10 minutes later it had gone like shaving foam and started sliding off the roof! We had to scrape it all off and go to the shop for more icing powder. It turned out all right in the end though!
18th-this page has an acetate front(taken from a gift box from a Thorntons mug) with thickers on......

covering this card that one of my sons teachers gave him. I included it because the teacher has written a long message inside saying what a wonderful child my son is, how pleased she is to teach him and thanking him for just being who he is. I was so proud of this that I wanted to include it in my JYC.

19th & 20th Xmas past and visiting the light displays on the Island

21st &22nd Yule (mid winter solstice) celebrated at dawn, in the rain, at the Long Stone and a clear pocket with a voucher from my kids saying they will be my helpers all day and a song written by daughter for me for my birthday

22nd my present list and my surprise birthday meal

23rd & 24th the xmas food shop, including how much my share came to and traditions we follow on xmas eve

24th more traditions

25th the kids opening their gifts and surprise presents for me and my husband. I bought my hubby a brick at the stadium of light (football stadium) in sunderland. You pay your money and get one of the bricks of the stadium wall engraved with your name and message. So to show him what I had bought him I wrote the message on a normal house brick and wrapped that up for him! He was a bit bewildered at first but then I gave him the certificate and it all became clear! He surprised me aswell, I had already had my gift from him before xmas, an I pod Nano, so I was not expecting anything else. When all the gifts were done he appeared with this big box for me and when I opened it it was a CD Hi Fi with docking station for my I pod!

25th xmas dinner and clear pocket with receipts and gift lists

Thats it for the JYC. I am quite pleased that it is more a diary this year otherwise it would have been the same as last years one as there is only so many times you can document your traditions, cards, decorations etc in an interesting way!

Right, on to Scrap like you mean it

Wk 36 scrap something magical

This is my sis Zoe, Paige and me just before we went to see New moon, check out the twilight T shirts! And NO we are NOT sad!!

Don't know what PP this is as Zoe gave it to me, c/s is Brazzill swiss dot and I painted a little chipboard apple and glossed it.

wk 37 scrap with metal

My kids and nephew being silly in the garden

Cheated a little as I used metal in the title although I did find 2 little metal stars to put on it.PP is Fancy pants rough & tough, Rusty pickle chipboard & PM and Adorn it alphas.

wk 38 scrap a lesson learnt

Glastonbury trip when the mini bus broke down

Kraft c/s,PP & rub ons are Crate paper lillian collection, alphas are PM and some chipboard ones I bought at our retreat.

wk 40 (already posted wk 39 in an earlier post) scrap in autumn colours

My son at Newtown nature reserve

PP and stamps are Crate paper lillian collection, MM chipboard frame, PM and Doddlebug alphas and stitching

Wk 41 scrap a birthday

Willows 1st birthday

PP is My minds eye, Basic grey rub ons, primas and Thickers

wk 42 scrap right now

Me at the WCC's first retreat in Totland

PP We R memory keepers white out collection (flock), Penny lane sophie ann & Crate paper scribbles, glitter thickers and Doodlebug mini alphas, MM chipboard frame, Technique Tuesdaay stamp

wk 43 scrap with flowers

My daughter with me reflected in her sunglasses

PP is Abbey road My minds eye, October afternoon stamps, Brad & ribbon My minds eye, lettering The slice handwritten fonts cartridge

wk 44 scrap something that scares you

my kids growing up too fast

PP & chipboard is MME abbey rd whirly bird, alphas are Adorn it, Doodlebug and Slice basic card 3

wk 45 scrap something you want to remember

Me and my family at a friends wedding

PP is Doodlebug & Kaisercraft airy fairy, MM rubons, Thickers, primas, dewdrops buttons and ribbon

wk 46 scrap a thank you

My sister and me at the WCC's first retreat in october

PP,stamps,fabric brads, ribbons & buttons all MME, thickers and PM alphas, primas & gems

wk 47 scrap with leaves and trees

My son in the marshes at the Duver

PP is Jillibean soup and my little shoebox, journalling spot october afternoon, stamps are craft paper my little sprout & MME bloom & grow

wk 48 scrap minimal

Paige at the Duver

PP and die cuts are october afternoon, title cut on PAIGES NEW CRICUT!!!

wk 49 scrap from the sketch

(I flipped the sketch if your thinking it doesn't look like the sketch!)

My kids at Robin Hill

PP isMME Bloom & grow, alphas adorn it and slice basics card 3

wk 50 scrap a receipe

Jo & richards wedding

The printed words are a song called receipe for love, the PP was a piece given to me by a friend, MM chipboard frame and the title was cut using PAIGES NEW CRICUT!!!

wk 51 scrap a family

Photo from a photo shoot we had done at a studio last January. The shoot was good fun but we were all really disapointed with the quality of the photos.

PP is Love Elsie, sticker is october afternoon, title was slice handwritten font cartride (Paige had gone home and taken her cricut with her at this point so I had to use my slice. I was worried she wouldn't work as she had been sat next to the big cricut all day and was getting a little intimadated, but with a little bit of sweet talking she worked fine!)

wk 52 Scrap 2009
Sort of scrap lifted from Shimmele!
One photo from each month of the year.
Kraft c/s, PP for the 2009 and a Hambley studio rub on.
There, thats it, finally, its taken me over 3 hours to post this!!
Happy now Paige, its all up to date?!!!!
Hopefully I wont let it get so behind this year!
Thanks for looking x


LadyBug said...

It's lovely to finally have something new to look at one your blog ;) I'm pleased you liked the titles from the Cricut. You'll have to have a play yourself next Sarturday at the Crop!!!

LadyBug said...

Ooops I meant to say, your LO's are FaB well done for catching up on the SLYMI I know yesterday marathon scrap session around yours was hard on all our backs but it was well worth it giving us the chance to complete all 52 (well 51 in my case) LO's. and I love you JYC. New puppies should be here end of Feb ready for Bee cuddles :)

Carmen said...

You two always look like you are having so much fun!

I love your JYC and your lo's are amazing, I love the sound of your friendship group.

I spotted that crochet mag you mentioned too - would be criminal NOT to pick it up on that opening price wouldn't it? :)

I'm doing well on the nails and theweight at the mo - only cos I've had the dreaded lurgy since New Years Eve though but hoefully I can build on the start eh? ;)

Carmen said...

Spellings. Oops. Still not feeling brilliant - that's my excuse :)