Friday, 31 July 2009

NEW JOB! Layouts! ATC set, 1st Blythe, Blog award and more

Ok so first I must say, YIPPPEEEEEEEE! I have a NEW JOB! I am really excited, the only downside is the nearly 4.5 hours commute each day but in the next month I shall have an ipod touch....
which will keep me busy, thanks to my friend Jane and my partner Vic. Can't wait to get some games and shed loads of music downloaded.

I have not had much time lately but here are 2 layouts I did and a set of ATC's.
Ok, it's true! I have been bitten by the Blythe doll bug. this is a picture of my 1st doll. I don't have her yet but she is on her way. Her name is Belinda. I can't wait to get her and they are a dream from a photographic point of view, so can't wait.
I tagged by Angie (mum)

I love to read, I have just gone back to the Stephenie Meyer "Twilight" series and am re-reading the second book New Moon.
Here is my piece.

"It was like the lawn had been flooded--waist-high--with green, feathery waves.

I have to tag 5 goes:

Lisa T

What you have to do is ….
1. Pick up the book that you have most handy
2. Turn to page 161
3. Find the 5th complete sentence
4. Cite the sentence on your blog
5. Pass it on to 5 other unsuspecting blogger friends.

I got this fab award from Vic :

Here's the details for accepting the award:

Copy the award and post it on your blog
Link it back to the person you received it from
List 10 things you love about blogging
Pass it along to 10 blog pals

Lisa T

So here are my 10 reasons for blogging:

1) The tips and techniques you learn about all manner of things.
2) The "I didn't know that! epiphanies"
3) The many different types of people you come across
4) The Diary like aspect of it, leaving me with constant reminders of important and/or funny times
5) Instead of reading fictional novels it can be interesting to actually follow peoples lives, some are better than Soap Opera's lol
6) The encouraging and supportive comments people leave.
7) Challenges, I love challenge blogs, especially when I have no inspiration.
8) Collector sites - it is a great way to find people who share similar tastes or collections and hobbies
9) The sheer variety of unusual and interesting things you can find.
10) The friends you make.

I know it has been a huge post but I wanted to catch up before I start work. I am really excited.

Thanks for reading. Jay xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Stash and Dotty Divas

The Dotty Divas challenge blog launched tonight and I LOVE the advert so I shall be spending the next day or so playing with my entry. Pop over and join in, you will love it. The prize for this month is FANTASTIC.

Speaking of love, Vic mum and I had a splurge on stash, here is our little haul, I can't wait to play.

I am off to be inspired by Dotty Divas and all this yummy new stash.

Happy creating. Jay xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Blog Award

Bless my mum! She gave me a blog award, we don't often even comment on each others blogs and today I got an award from her, thanks mum your a star.The rules of accepting the award are:

By accepting this award you agree to display this award proudly on your sight and include a post link back to the giver.

Share this award with a few other people or as many as you would like.

I would like to give the above award to the following people:

Jocelyn-for her Inspiration style and attitude. Your blog inspires me in life and art and I look forward to every post you blog.

Julie- for her Enthusiasm, inspiration and Family Values. She has a Fab blog, great family values and great scrapping

for her talent and her friendship and artistic support. Her blog can inspire anyone.

Lisa-For her artistic and personal style, I have recently found her blog and I am hooked.

What amazing ladies you all are.

Happy blogging and creating. Jay xx

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Layout of Me

At our crop we are each doing a 12 x 12 layout of ourselves, so we can have a members album, it is mainly for fun but also an easy way to get to know people a bit as well.

Here is mine:

I am so in love with Prima Vines (must finish my own soon, I am so easily destracted lol). I have seen that they have vines with butterflies coming out at the CHA, those shall be on my wishlist for sure.
Thanks for looking

Have a creative day. Jay xxx

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Cat card, Layout and Mr. Hedgehog

I popped over to the fabby challenge blog, A true friend a priceless treasure and saw that the current challenge was to do animal cards. I thought I would play along, so I got my fav. Christmas kitty rubber stamp out and here is my card.
I love these pictures of Vic nearly getting very wet when a wave shot up. I used We r memory keepers White out collection, it seemed to work. The letters or BG chipboard and I painted them in a dark tealy blue and used a paler colour to sponge over the top.

We had a visitor in our back garden, he was so cute I had to get a picture. Mr. Hedgehog.

Thats all from me today.

Happy creating. Jay xx

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Safari, Giraffes, Birthdays and Cards

Ok so on the craft front, I have been attacking Christmas in July, I am always so busy on the run up to Xmas, as is everyone lol but I always make my cards at the last minute and with so many to make it takes up so much time, so for the first time ever I intend to have all my cards made by the end of July lol.

Here is the first one I made, I wont bore you with them all lol. This was made with My Minds Eye paper and the Merry Christmas circles around the edge were cut from a Papermania transparency. I cut another sleigh and 3d foamed it on then painted a thin layer of stickles over it and finished it with American crafts, Chaplain Rub-on letters.

So it is 4AM! URGH! and we are Off on SAFARI! well over to Blair Drummond Safari Park anyway lol

On Thursday 1st July, the day before Vic's Birthday, we headed off to the Safari Park. Mum and I had bought Vic a Giraffe Experience for her Birthday, she was so excited, mainly due to the fact that although Giraffe's are her Fav. animal, she had never actually seen a real one before.

Here they are, Wallace and Zoe in all there glory. Gorgeous Characters they were too.
I left Vicki to enjoy her experience for the morning, I wondered around taking a few pictures and got a drink and sat by the river with a gorgeous view as you can see in the picture below.
Vicki seemed to have had a wonderful experience and wants to do it all over again another time! (I think I just heard my wallet scream lol).

Then it was time to tour the park, normally as non drivers we would have to get on the minibus to go around but the lovely keeper took us on a private tour in his 4x4, deffo one of the highlights of the day for me.

Another was Meerkats, they are such fun and sooooo cute. When I saw them I started singing "Hakuna Matata"
The Elephants were a sight to behold.
Here is Vicki with her new friend Mr. Llama, lol.
Here was a Major happy time for me, the Lions, I love big cats.
Now that is one HUGE cat scratching post!!!
What stunning animals.
After our 4x4 adventure we went to the Sea lion show which was fabby fun.
After this, Vicki had to go on the Slide lol.

The Penguins are so cute too. I just love all animals I think. LOL
This cute little Lemurs kept making me want to sing "I like to move it, move it!"

So then Vicki decided she wanted to Flying fox. So off she flew across the lake lol. I stayed happily on the ground.

After that we made our way home, we had seen lots of other gorgeous animals but if I showed you all the pictures, this would be the biggest post ever lol.

The following day was Vic's actual Birthday, she loved all her Pressies and cake and we spent the morning at the beach, which was lovely.

I was supposed to have gone away with Vic this weekend but I was ill, she had a great time with her family anyway, so that made me happy even though I couldn't be there.

That's all from me right now. Happy Creating. Jay xx