Sunday, 30 May 2010

Questions and Answers

The very lovely Melissa over at Sunlight and Simplicity has tagged me and I have a whole set of questions to answer (belatedly, I must admit!).

It's the first time I've been tagged by someone in this way and i'm honoured that it's been by this lovely lady at her rather fabulous blog!

So, here goes....

1. If you had to choose your last meal, what would it be?
This is really tough - I love so many foods! If I HAD to narrow it down it'd probably be a really good pizza prosciutto e funghi  and pistachio icecream for dessert.

2. What tv program do you love? (too many!)
Greys Anatomy, Cougar Town, FlashForward, The Mentalist, True Blood, Brothers and Sisters and Smallville (I REALLY love Smallville!). And I nearly forgot GLEE!

3. Favourite thing about a rainy day?
Having a lovely cosy house to hide out in until it stops. Oh, and the lovely clean, fresh smell too.

4. What is the nicest thing someone has done for you lately?
Listened and been a good friend!

 5. What is the nicest thing you have done for something else?
I've bought tickets to see Eels in Glasgow for my husband (ssshh, it's a secret!)

6. Name three things you do on a daily basis.
Feed the pets, have creative thoughts (even if I don't always act on them!), hug my boys and tell them I love them.

7. What was your favourite book as a child?
I had so many!! I loved Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl. Anything by Enid Blyton and I had (and still have!) huge amounts of ladybird classics.

8. What gift would you give to someone you love if money was not a consideration?
For my lovely husband, a trip to the Masters at Augusta, stopping off at St Lucia where we were married. Bliss!

9. What is your favorite thing about summer?
Sunshine! And 6 weeks holiday...

10. What do you like best about yourself?
My ideas!

That was fun! Thanks Melissa. xx

Monday, 17 May 2010

More pages - Today felt....

When I first saw the title for this prompt I thought "Hooray - I love felt and have loads of pretty colours stashed away!". Even after reading the prompt twice I didn't get where the felt part came in and was a little confused...

It was only when I came back to the prompt later that day that I FINALLY realised that the prompt was trying to get us to think about how our day had felt.
As in feelings.
Silly me!!

So I created a double page about how that day had gone for me all about 'Emily Day'. Emily is working as a volunteer in my class at the moment. She is the best volunteer ever.
Oh, and she's also my sister!!!

I used different blues tissue paper,mod podged to the page in layers. Black journalling pen and some rub ons plus a paperchase sticker (oh how I ADORE that store!!) then a daft Emily photo atop a Boden catalogue body. I never buy anything from Boden, finding it obscenely pricey but their catalogues are rather lovely indeed!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Tell your Story - Art Journal Class

I have been doing the 'Tell Your Story' Online Art Journalling class for a few weeks now but have only just got around to actually taking pictures of some pages.
These first pages were for the 'New Season' prompt.

I am having so much fun doing this class even if I am WAY behind with all the prompts.

I hadn't given much thought to anything more than my own participation when I signed up for the class (which, by the way was a total bargain!) yet I am thoroughly enjoying seeing all my classmates work in the Flickr group and being led to a lot of very wonderful blogs too!

I have more pages to share but will be back tomorrow to do that...

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Apple Blossom Happy Sunday

I LOVE blossom!

Any kind of blossom does it for me but this particular kind is so fleeting, so delicate and so BEAUTIFUL!!

This photo was taken a couple of hours ago in my new back garden. We have an apple tree at the bottom and it's covered in these gorgeous blooms!

Today i feel so...

This photo kind of sums that up.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

UK Scrappers Monopoly Cyber Crop

The UK Scrappers Cyber Crop was FABULOUS!! It was my first CC and I had so much fun taking part in various classes and challenges. The picture above was my take on the Angel Islington class by ~angie~. The frames were hand cut and I was surprised at how it turned out!

The photo is of Jenny Lake in Wyoming. It was such a truly beautiful spot that I discovered whilst travelling across the USA on a converted school bus called the Green Tortoise. Next year it'll have been 10 years since I took this trip. A huge amount has happened in my life since then and yet it still feels like it could have been yesterday.  I'd like to do the trip again someday....

I'll pop some more Cyber Crop pictures on today. I'd love to hear if you took part or if you have done any of the classes since then!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

The boy in glasses

Here he is again! I am enjoying this little series of shots as the little guy hasn't been wearing glasses for very long so it's still fun to see how he looks in them.

He's taken to wearing them SO well for a not-even-three year old though. He never complains and only takes them off for swimming, soft play and bedtime. They have to be washed every night as they get so dirty but that's ok! We're very proud of our little boy in glasses.

One more pic tomorrow then I may actually get around to sharing something from a recent class or cybercrop...