Sunday, 26 April 2009

All sorts of catching up!!! BEWARE Very long post!! HUGE I TELL YOU!! LOL

Ok so this is a VERY LONG catch up post! So if you get bored I would understand if you just shut it and left lol.

TUESDAY 28th April

OK so today I am SICK and it sucks, I have slept all day and now I am blogging just so I am doing something sitting up for a while. SNIFF SNORT COUGH!!! *Sigh* I woke with swollen glands and I am all blocked and feel really weak! This is not fun. I am going to try to get this blog entry finish or it will be back in the drafts, as it has been all week with pictures being added all the time lol.

Sunday 26th April

So this fine Sunday morning Vic and I got up, looked out of the window and I said, why don't we go out, it's a gorgeous day. So we did just that, we jump on a bus into our nearest little town and decided to go up the east Neuk of fife. First stop:

a gorgeous little place with a stunning beach and great views.

I want to scrap this picture of Vic's footprint along with the poem FOOTPRINTS, which I love and has sentimental history to me.
before we continued up the Neuk, we drop in for a Latte at this gorgeous little Cafe/shop, great Latte, considering I am a Starbucks girl, through and through. Vic also discovered Courgette cake, which she now adores, so I am sure we shall pop back over the summer. They also do some gorgeous gifts and kitchen bits.
Next stop Crail:
Another stunning little place, we strolled along castle walk and took some pictures of Seagulls and a pair of mating butterflies and as Vic had never been before we noted places we wanted to come back and look at in more detail, including the harbour cafe and museum and the pottery.
I can't believe I actual caught the flitting butterflies, I just flung the camera around and snapped lol.
Final stop, St. Andrews:
Vic and I both love St. Andrews, so we walked and walked, taking it all in and banging the world and the future to rights. I am sure we will be back here several times this summer.
This little chap is BOB the seagull. Vic named him because he is the first one she has ever liked. Vic has always had a phobia of seagulls but BOB helped her to take the first step to over coming that, with his enigmatic personality.
When we got home Vic as in the mood to bake !!! YIPPEEE!!!

Savoury Muffins!!! OMG! Vic made me some Savoury Muffins tonight, Cheese and onion, WOW they were amazing. She is a fantastic cupcake maker but she knows I can't eat many sugary things so this is what she came up with, our friend Jane had made some similar for one of our crops and that was a great inspiration I'm sure.YUM YUM YUM!!

Saturday 25th April
Another fab crop, the only downside was my total lack of Mojo, I only did 1 layout and hated it so much that I am not even gonna blog it. I hope my mojo comes back soon it has been gone for so long!!

I also had to suffer the torment of Helen and Peggie having the new BG LIME RICKEY! SNIFF! HOWL!!!! I really want it but for the first time ever I am sticking to my stash ban! It hurts like hell but I have more important things to deal with!!! OMG did I just say that!
When we got home from the crop, mum thrust a magazine into my hand shouting, it came, it came. I was our copy of SI magazine, nope we don't usually jump at it but our friend Katy has been published for the first time, with this gorgeous layout.And it made it to the front cover too!! You go girl, I am so proud of you.
17th, 18th & 19th AprilSo if those 2 cute little faces didn't tell you, I spent the weekend at my brothers, the boys change so much in a short space of time, I wish I lived nearer.
After helping weeding on Saturday morning, Vic and I took Ben and Jake to the park, it was a gorgeous afternoon and my first time taking them out without mum and dad.

Ben and Jake love story time, if they had a choice I think all the time would be reading time lol.
Thursday 16th April
The Links Market came to town.

So normally I am not a funfair fan and to be honest it turns out that nothing has changed really lol.
Vic went on the trad. Merry-go-round.
We both went on the Ghost train and Vic screamed all the way round lol, it was rubbish but Vic seemed to actually be scared, I really have no idea why after what she went on next!
Yep she did the reverse bungee. No-one wanted to go on it so she actually paid a member of staff to do it with her. What she didn't know was we could hear her, it was so so funny.
ARGHHGHGHGHGHGHG!!!! I think I was more frightened than she was and my feet never touched the floor lol.
14th & 15th April
So Vic has moved in HURRAH! and we spent a couple of days decorating our room chocolate and cream.
Wow that was 1 heck of a post, if you actually made it to the end I salute you.
Thanks for reading and I will be a better blogger in future.
I am off back to bed to nurse my flu as I am feeling crappier by the minute.
Jay xxx

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Baking day with Em and E

What a lovely day, I went round to see my friend Emma and her son E, who I have not spent time with for a long time. I had a really great time, so nice to really catch up and so much fun being thrown around and fight playing (with E of course, not Emma lol). It was Emma and E's baking day, if E is anything like his mum he will be a great cook and todays yummy treat was Star cookies with a hint of orange, drizzled in melted dark chocolate, OMG! I was in heaven. Soooo yummy and it was so sweet when they came out of the oven and Emma and E high fived. I have to confess I took some pictures (not of Emma, she made me promise as she was feeling ill, lol) I got a picture at each stage of baking but forgot about the finished item as I was too busy stuffing my face with it lol!

So the final picture is the oh so cute E, totally loving the chocolatey star shaped treats that he and mummy Emma made.

A big thank you to Emma and E for having me. I am feeling very inspired after a bit of chat with Emma and Katy today about Scrapping and Rusty Pickle, so I am off to scrap up a storm.

Have a great night.

Jay xx

Tuesday, 7 April 2009


Wow!! What a mad time it has been, I am working almost full time volunteering for Shelter Shops. I have had a couple of sick kitties but they seem a bit better now, thankfully.

I am gonna to do a quick run down of a couple of things I have been up to and my latest 5 layouts, just so that I am caught up and can quite happily go back to more regular blogging.

Saturday March 28th

It was our KFC Easter crop, what a great day, lots of fun, lots of creativity and lots of yummy food, thanks mum and all the ladies who contributed with baking and sweets. Also a big Thanks to Jane for her fabby classes and Bex for her fabby shop, Bumbleberry crafts. Which was full of yummy stuff, including 3 new Rusty Pickle ranges and some other yummy Rusty Pickle bits, amongst lots of other fabby stash yumminess.
Here are a few pics of the day, inluding the gorgeous egg tree Helen sorted for us, covered in fab hand decorated blown eggs, done by some of our members.

Our fabby Egg tree.A great time seemed to be had by all. It was a long but brilliant day.

Friday 3rd April

Vicki and I went to spend the day with her sister Lisa and her Nephews Jamie and Oscar.

Lisa and I had a good chat and a real giggle at Vicki and Jamie play fighting and it was so nice to meet the gorgeous Oscar for the first time.

Bouncy Oscar

Auntie Vicki and Jamie play fighting!

Lisa and Oscar
Awwwww so cute! Beep Beep!
I had a fab day with Lisa and the boys and I look forward to doing it again soon.

Sunday 5th April
Vicki and I went down to beach. the sun was out and it was really warm but there was so no point in brushing and straightening our hair, as you can see below it was quite a wind. lol.
We had a great laugh and really chilled out.
Fab end to a great weekend.
I have also been doing some scrapping, here are my 5 most recent lo's.

What big feet you have
This was such a simple layout, mainly chipboard and paint lol but I really liked how it came out.
Born 2 be wild?

This was my first time playing with Sassafrass Bungle Jungle and I have to say I really love it, I thought it went really well with the boys Giraffe tops.
Just a few clouds in abright blue sky
This lo was so fun to do, my fav. part was flocking the big chipboard cloud
Mr. Pickle
I was so excited to have a play with these papers etc. it is the first new Rusty Pickle I have had in a while, I LOVE the bright colours of this Candy land Range and they seemed perfect to scrap this picture of Mr. Pickle himself, Lance Anderson. What a really nice guy he is too. The picture was taken in June last year, I had been RAK'D a ticket to his classes, I still to this day, don't know who sent me the ticket, I would love to thank them but I guess I destined never to know. If the person reads my blog then I want them to know, that thier generous act will never be forgotten, I had a great day at a time when I really needed it.

I find Rusty pickle very easy to work with and Candy land is no exception, I love it and the rub-ons. I shall be using this again.
This layout was a first for me, I have never cut a person out of a photo to create a layout but I had a scrapping disaster, I lost an entire album to a CUP OF COFFEE!!!! straight down into each page, the whole album was trashed. I managed to salvage some by cutting out the main pieces and re- working them but this picture just screamed, cut me out and use mw with the new range of 3 bugs! So I did. I am really pleased with the result.


Thanks so much for reading my blog, I am going to have a good blog hop and catch up with everyone else.

hugs Jay xx