Me on Monday

Is it really Monday again ? Where did last week go ?
It was a frantic -  hair washing, packing totes and mini case, check dog food situation Friday for me last week. I haven't been doing as much scrapbooking as I'd like lately as I've been really busy  with making cards so it was lovely to spend the weekend 'licking and sticking' as himself likes to call it..

I spent a lovely weekend with like minded friends crafting away - eating breakfast lunch and dinner - a real unusual thing for me but lovely and generally having fun... a tiny bit marred by the fact that the 'check tyre pressure 'light flashed red at me on the journey ( something that has happened a couple of times) and instead of me thinking oh it's  extra sensitive and oh it doesn't matter too much kind of thing - there has actually been a nail in the tyre both times .... so I kept checking the tyre over the weekend in the car park and luckily all was well when it was time to go home...

There were lots of classes and I managed to finish all but two of them.. maybe they will be ready for me to show you next Monday ( setting myself a challenge now !)

There was a mix of techniques in the classes including making tassels, stamping layered perfume bottles and some fussy cutting of flowers together with embellishing polaroid frames.
I managed to get hold of some of Shimelle's  Christmas range together with some of her thickers in the shop .-so I made a layout using a mix of Shimelle's and some My Minds Eye papers. I love the cute little envelope and the presents.
It was a returning home late Sunday afternoon feeling shattered but happy - curling up on the sofa with the dogs and watching Downton Abbey kind of day yesterday.
So my Monday today is back to working and thinking about what to have for dinner .
I hope your Monday is going well. I'm joining in again with the lovely Sian and giving her and the other Me on Monday people a big wave


Me on a very grey cold October Monday

It was a very - it's good to be back but I wish it was better weather,shopping,dog hugging,out for a family celebration lunch sort of weekend for me.
We arrived back from our week away on Thursday evening,boy it was chilly! The boy had done us proud and had spoilt the dogs, kept the house tidy and even painted the kitchen!
It's nice to be able to get away for some re charging of batteries but it's always so nice to be back home ....
So it was back to himself going off to football full of optimism and back to me having a day to myself having lots of 'bits' to do but not really doing many of them Saturday.
The phone went at 5.30 pm and I was invited to join himself 'down the town' for a meal.
Not needing to be asked twice,I fed the dogs and was off..now, the reason I was summonsed was because he knew that if he came home and sat down after a day at football he would fall asleep in the chair so best to have a meal first!
'I fancy a mixed grill in the Greek' he said, so off we went. The last time we went there the portions were ridiculously big and it really puts me off so I asked if I could have a 'half portion of Moussaka '......this was it !!!

Pretty big half portion isn't it ! Mind you it was delicious
Sunday was a going out again to eat lunchtime - this time for Sister -in Law's birthday which was lovely

So quite a busy time back this weekend,now it's Monday morning and time I headed off to work.
I hope you all have a good Monday
I'm giving a wave to Sian today and hello to any other ' Me on Monday' readers - why not pop over to her blog to see what she's been up to.


Catchin' up with the world

Hmmmm so here I am after a rather big nudge ( more like an 'oi go and update your blog' ) from two of my bestest friends Deb and Karen
What do I tell people out there? - am I the only one who thinks nothing I can write will be of interest and then then I go off and read other blogs and thoroughly enjoy it...
Well,life's been busy as always- family wise we have had two of our sons announce their engagement this year - so there will be two weddings next year . Eeeek you hear me say, excited,nervous,and lots of other emotions all rolled into one word!
Craft wise I've been making lots of cards for shows with lots of different kits. I was lucky enough to be on telly again recently with loads of different things -here are some piccies of what I've been doing lately
These are some of the cards from the shows

Here are some of the views I get - our setup 

 Looking out from where we are seeing another show being broadcast - silence from us !
                                                        Empty set ready for someone else
                                          Scary lights come on when you are about to go 'on air'
                      I always wanted to pick a a name out of the 'cup of chance' spotty potty !
So that's a little update on things - oh and I have managed a layout....using the beautiful Kaisercraft Silver Bells collection . Yet again another perfect set of papers that made me use some photos from the castle - we are going back this year as we missed last year and I can't wait !


A bit of Fairy Magic

I was sent some beautiful papers for the Merly Impressions Design Team project this month together with some Lavinia Stamps.
I made two cards - one easel card and one 6x6
The first one was using Fairy Dust papers from Kaisercraft in lilac colours.
The second one was in green colours using the same papers
A little bit of fairy magic for October !