Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Shimelle's challenge Scrap Like You Mean It WEEK3

Here is my challenge layout from Shimelle's challenge using chipboard.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Tag for UKS cybercrop daily challenge

Fingerprint Layout for UKS cybercrop


My mum makes this and it is gorgeous.
200ml cold water
325g mixed dried fruit
1 teabag
1 egg beaten, (optional)
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 170 C/ gas mark 3 and grease a 2 lb loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
Put the water, friut, sugar and tea bag into a bowl and soak overnight.
Don't forget to take out the tea bag the next day before adding the rest of the ingredients.
Beat in the egg (if using).
Sieve the baking soda and flour together into another bowl and stir into the mixture.
Pour mixture into loaf tin and place in oven for 1 hr and 15 mins.
Cover the top with foil if it get too brown.

Tour of scrapbooking room

Here is a tour of where I spend most of my time - it's just a small room but I love it. It is tidy but that is not usually the case.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Shimelle new FREE online class

Shimelle is doing a fab and free online class called This Year. Shimelle's classes are fantastic and best of all this is a free one. Hop on over by clicking this link and joining in


Bookmark for UKS cybercrop

This is my effort for UKS cybercrop - after seeing some of the other efforts mine looks a bit lame but at least I managed to do it - that is my first doughnut earned - Krispy Kreme I hope.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Got tickets for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

I'm so excited got my tickets for the military tattoo this is our 3 rd year of going and I love it. The highlight for me from the last one was theme of 'Gael' from the Hollywood movie 'Last of the Mohicans'. It was amazing.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Triple embossing

I'm so loving triple embossing -very addictive - i made this embellisment from a square of chipboard. Ibuilt up 3 layers of black UTE and stamped into the last layer with a love word stamp. I brushed in bronze pearl piments then rubbed excess from surface with a baby wipe to let the black show up leaving the bronze in the imprint of the stamp. So easy and quick to do !!

Found my favourite ring

Yesterday I finished filling in an insurance claim form for a ring that I lost back in July 08. I thought it had perhaps been stolen from the house. We were clearing out the utility room to get it ready for tiling and Mondo said "Now I have a dilema do I wait til your birthday or do I give it to you now?" and produced the lost ring. I'm not a jewellery person but I really missed this ring. I will be more careful in future.

Latest Layout

Finished this layout today - it was the challenge on UKS Shimelle's Scrap Like You Mean it. I used triple UTE embossing - and sprinkled glitter and stamped into the last layer. I also used alochol inks and blonde moments pearl piments oh and not forgetting stickles!!

Video of floor

Hooray after 3 years of nagging finally got tiles laid on my floor - tiles supplied by a wonderful company called Cosmo ceramics.

Tiles laid on kitchen floor

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Chiara Montana

Bedlam in the bedroom

Look at the state of Catherine's bedroom today - I don't know who she takes after !!!!

New Years Day at mums

Video of Chiara


This is a mask set Chiara got for xmas from santa. How cute does she look!!

Saturday, 10 January 2009

This is my first attempt as setting up a blog - don't know why I'll never have time to update it !!!

This will probably be a blog about my life so that my sisters in Oz can keep up- to- date and my scrapbooking.

Today Catherine and I went shopping at East Kilbride shopping centre and I thought it was Christmas all over again. It was packed. It so was uncomfortable - not enjoyable at all. Catherine had a voucher for £20 for her birthday and pocket money. She bought quite a few items in Debenhams. I bought FLAT yes I said FLAT shoes - nine west (my favourite as they are made for big American feet and I have big wide feet). They were reduced for £49 to £19. I also bought nice Nine West grey boots reduced from £139 to £49 bargain or what!!!

Catherine bought an outfit for the school disco - not on til February but you how excited Catherine gets about these events. I'll post a photo of her.