Saturday, 28 August 2010

Sick Note!

I made it back from my holiday but unfortunately I was really ill for most of it! I was exhausted before I went away and got run down so got poorly. I have had a really bad cough, cold, ear ache, head ache and tooth ache (first from my sinus problems then my wisdom tooth decided to grow!) the list in endless you name it I've had it! It still hanging on now but I'm starting to feel a bit better. The weather wasn't that good for the week my uncle cottage is by the sea in Devon so we saw a load of this...

sea mist! This was quite good, it was a lot worst at times you could hardly see anything!

Before I got really ill I did enjoy the weekend as my sister and Brother-in-law came down to the cottage. We went to Salcombe on Saturday and did a bit of celeb spotting! We saw Matt Dawson from question of sport and ex England rugby player!

On Sunday we went to Dartmouth and did some crabbing!! It was the best crabbing ever! We were only crabbing for about half an hour and we caught loads! See there's only dangaling from the line!!

We have a whole bucket full, they were trying to climb out!

My Dad was the crabbing king, every time he lifting up his line he had one! I caught about 6 which I was pleased with we beat my sister and brother-in-law anyway! All the crabs were a really good size too, we caught a grand total of 27 crabs!!! I will have to scrap about this soon!

I did manage to do a little bit of crafting while away, I hand cut 30 butterflies out of patterened paper for the christening invites I have to make. It was quite a good thing to do laid on the sofa!

I've now just got to ink the edges of them all!!
I was feeling quite inspired while away though so I have lots of scrapping ideas to try out!

The weekend I went away was the summer Cybercrop at
The Studio. I did a class on how to make 2 simple embellishments with just cardstock and patterned paper. The first one was pinwheels...

... and the second one was roses...

If you would like to see my tutorial of how to make them it's here.
There is still time to join in with the Cyber crop, you have until the 4th September, there's great prizes to be won, if you join in with my class you could win one of my kits from my shop! The Make and Create Shop. Dont forget there's a new kit out 1st of September!!

On the blossom layout I used these...
...a new pair of decorative scissors that found in a local shop, they were only £2.50!! They are great as they have a big pattern to cut, as some of the other decorative scissors have tiny little patterns that you can't really see and they are a lot cheaper than a border punch!!
Sunday's challenge is now up at The Studio. Today challenge is 'Scrap about a local landmark, and what it signifies to you. Maybe it's the first thing you see when you step out of the house, maybe it's a monument in the centre of town. It doesn't have to be something that other people would consider significant. Enjoy!'
I scrapped about our Post Office across the road, I have lots of memories of when it was a busy little shop and I used to get my little bag of jelly teddies from there!! It's a bit sad now though as it's now only a part-time Post Office with no shop but it's still a popular landmark to our village and it something I see when ever I leave the house so we still say 'we live opposite the Post Office!
I even used a stamp cut from an envelope and I made my own little envelopes they were so easy to make but I think they look quite good! I watered down some red paint to make the spots but I didn't leave it to dry properly and I smudged the first spot of the left of the photo so I had to think of something to cover it up so the rope hides it luckily! Don't tell anyone though!!!

I have more to show you so I be back soon. Thanks for looking!xx


  1. Great layouts-I especially love the post office one!

  2. Thank you so much for your comment on the OA blog today!!!
    I really LOVE your blog!!


  3. Wow these are beautiful layouts, I adore the roses, really going to have to give those a try! x

  4. This is awesome - love the stamp and string embellies- very nostalgic! xx


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