Thursday, 31 December 2009

Holy Cow!!! Where has the year gone!?!?!?!?! HAPPY 2010 xxx

So I hope you have all had a great last few months to 2009, I have been so tired and busy that blogging took a back seat but I really missed it, so here I am back blogging with every intention of making a resolute effort to be a much better blogger this year.

The first photo here represents my neighbours having a gorgeous litter of boxer puppies, such cuties. I am so lucky, I have such wonderful neighbours.

This next lot of pictures are from my first visit to the German market in Edinburgh, this is our obligatory US shot. We went to meet up with My brothers Family and 4 of our Friends from London.
Me with Steph
Me, Enjoy a delicious alcoholic hot chocolate shot, one of a few yummy alcohol treats I had that day, hence the big grin.

Here are my friends Steph and Alex and Neil and Caroline, it was so good to see them, here they are preparing to do a quick happy xmas song video for my mum lol.

Alex and Steve with Ben before they got on the Merry-go-round, I love this picture, it is my current screen saver.

We made a return visit to the German Market the following week, with my mum and 2 of our Nephews, Robbie and Kristofer. What a great fun day.

This was the boys fav. attraction of the day, the giant helter skelter.
Vicki squished in the cups with the boys.
My mum doing the baby bird thing with the best waffle ever lol, the boys loved it.
2 happy sleepy boys waiting for their mum.
No creativity, accept our xmas crop which was a great time, loved it, so much.

I have to say a big thanks to mum for getting me these 2 gorgeous Basicgrey collection packs YUMMY!

Nook and Pantry
Most of the rest of my time was filled with work, travel, shopping, wrapping and decorating.

Now we reach Christmas, here is Vicki's first Christmas cake, it was soooo delicious.
This gorgeous bouquet arrived from our neighbour Fred, bless him xx

This is Buckerooodolph, so funny lol
we also played Jenga on Christmas day, I have not laughed so much in a long time.

Smudge and Wanda, in love LOL!

Vic and I spent xmas at home with her mum Ina, such a nice Xmas day.

Boxing day we had Vic's family over, her sister, partners and nephews and Vicki's friend Angela and her daughter Lacie. What a brilliant day, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Vic, her mum and her sisters
Gran Ina and the 5 Nephews, what a great Christmas image.
At the end of the party, we set of a Wish lantern, we all made wishes on it and had a few tears and hugs, I feel really lucky to be a part of a very welcoming and funny family.

One last thing, a friendship that is very important to me and has been neglected is back as strong as ever and I am so happy about it, love you Katy xxx

I hope you all had a Fantastic Christmas and you all have a very Happy New Year.

JAY xxx

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Bad crafter.....

Not only have I been a bad blogger but I have not been creative either, well until Saturday at the crop, I missed last month but was back this month. I was going to miss the Christmas crop next month but I have given away my ticket to Rocky horror as I don't want to miss our crop but I am sure my SIL Lisa will love the show and I already have tickets for 2 different shows in the first half of next year so I will look forward to those, I will have to wait until Rocky Horror comes around again, I have seen it 3 times already and Lisa has never seen it and wants to so maybe there really is a reason for everything.

So anyway, I have done 2 layouts in the last few days and thought I would blog them along with a picture of some new stash, I have not spent money on stash in months and this was prizes and vouchers so still no spending lol.
Layout #1 was don't using this years BG Christmas papers Eskimo kisses, great fun to use.
Layout #2 was done using BG Lemonade range

And the last picture is our Yummy new stash, mainly BG Indian Summer, I can't wait to play with it.

I want BG's Nook and Pantry next, it looks fab but I am so out of the look I need to see what the latest trends are. any pointers for some great new stash??
Happy Scrapping Jay xxx

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Dear diary.... I know I am a bad blogger.....

This post is just to catch up on what has been happening in my world for the last few months as I have been such a bad blogger, then I will do a second post with craft stuff. So August just disappeared, I got a full time job finally, YAY!!! and I worked for the owner last Christmas, which was great. I am enjoying it so much but I commute nearly 5 hours a day, so it has taken a while to adjust and to work out how to fit a life in as well LOL but I am now!
SO we hit September and my first event is MIL to be's Ann Summers Party, well what a brilliant night, so much fun.

Yes that's right, the Cream bearded lady is indeed my MIL to be PMSL, it was a really funny night.

This has always bemused and amused me, we had to fashion a penis out of play-doh and this was one of my SIL's Clare's effort, all I can say is I hope her Fiancee never saw the pictures lol.
Now we have reached September 7th my 37th Birthday and Vic took me out for lunch at Pane e Vino's, which was very nice as I had not been before. We had a lovely lunch.

The following day Vic, mum and I went into Edinburgh to meet My brother Steve, his partner Emma and the twins.

We went to a fab pub called the ADVOCATE with an amazing selection of sausages, great food, great service, friendly staff and I also had great company, what more could a girl want. Overall a really great birthday.

Then really all that I have done is work, work, work.
In between work and work lol Vic and I went to see SIL to see Lisa and her family and take Oscar a talking Maka Paka.
He seems to like it.
Here is Lisa with Oscar.The 14th of October saw Oscar turn 1, he had a party at Jungle Jim's, which I had to miss as I was WORKING!!! Grrrr but Vic took lots of pictures for me, here is one with Oscar and his dad Kevin.
Then the beginning of this month saw our nephew Jamie stay with Vic and I for the first time and meet all the cats, he seemed to have great fun

So that is it really in a nutshell, it may not sound exciting but I have to confess to loving my life right now. I shall try to keep up with my blog now, notice I said try lol. I shall post a craft bit later today.

Hope you are all well, I will blog hope this week.

Jay xx

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Nephews, Cards, Blythe Dolls and New Jobs

Hi all, I have not been around for a bit because I have started a new job and I commute 4.5 hours a day but it is worth it for now as I am really enjoying it.

Onto cute as a button things:

a few pictures of my Nephews Ben and Jake, taken when they were on holiday with Mummy and her family in Donegal. They are growing up so so quickly I am desperate to see them very soon.

First time in the Sea. Looks like they are gonna love water.
Ben happy in his hat.
Sleepy head Jake

I have not done any scrapping for a while but I have made some more Christmas cards, here are a few.
The snowman character in the card above is by Dustin Pike, it is one of his fab digital stamps.

Something else nice, I got my first Petite Blythe, here she is, her name is Belinda. I can't wait to get a full size one, they are fantastically photogenic.
and here she is with her new friend Darby Violet.
My last Blythe picture is one I took of Vic's big Blythe Luna Rose.
I am going to put pictures of my Furry family down the side of my blog as I miss having them there.

Thanks for reading, I am going to hop around and catch up with all now.

Jay xxx