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  • Welcome to my blog

    26 January 2009 ( #General )

    So I've finally decided to plunge into the world of internet blogging! So many of your blogs have been a source of inspiration to me, that I feel it's only fair to return the favour. So, a little about ME: I'm on the right side of 40 (just about ), Irish...

  • Meet "Canelle"

    26 January 2009 ( #ATCs )

    Oh, how I love this sweet little rubber stamp. Canelle is a dress-up paper doll stamp from La Compagnie Des Elfes (link), and I love her to pieces. She has lots of different outfits, to suit all occasions, and is just the most darling little image to...

  • Winter Wonderland

    26 January 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    This is a work-in-progress. The photo dates back a few years - I believe it was taken in 2001, in Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains near Dublin. It was such a bitterly cold day, with thick frost covering the everything. The youngsters crunched through...

  • Through the eyes of a child

    30 January 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    Here's a layout which I hope meets the criteria for the PaperPlay challenge for this week - Challenge 09 Week 21 Give it a twist" . My twist is to have used a girlie, floral paper background and pink as the contrasting colour for this BOY layout. Hope...

  • Scrap Canelle

    30 January 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    Meghan really loved playing with my rubber stamps. I have no choice but to immortalise the last few weekends in a Scrapbook page. A few close-ups: Rubber stamps from La Compagnie des Elfes, holographic embossing powder for the bit of bling, Perfect Pearls,...

  • Sunday Snow

    01 February 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    There's snow on the way (just not around where I live). Hearing the forecast, and finding myself free of my most demanding youngster for the day, I decided to finally Scrap those holiday photos which have been lingering since February 2008!!! We brought...

  • Envelope Card

    03 February 2009 ( #Cards )

    I spotted this challenge with La Compagnie Des Elfes, and decided to give it a go, as I liked the model. link Overall I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. I got to play with two new stamps ~ Tilda from Magnolia (my very first Tilda :)), and the large...

  • Recipe for success

    04 February 2009 ( #Family Stuff )

    Ingredients 1 Wet and sleety Wednesday 3 Hungry Children 1 litre of batter 1 Hot frying pan 60 Minutes in front of the stove Method Rejoice that the outdoor chores are done. Decide to please everybody and have PANCAKES for tea (I know, I know, it's not...

  • Baby gift

    05 February 2009 ( #Sewing )

    There's a wonderful tutorial for an embroidery basket to be found on clicking on this link. The first one I made was an unmitigated disaster, but it did serve to show me the way. Being a perseverant old biddy I tried it again, and again, and again, improving...

  • Altered Canvas

    08 February 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    I've been working on a project I spotted in Histoires des Pages ( link ) last year. When it's finished there will be four canvasses, hung vertically. For now, however, I have only two of the elements ready. I'll show you anyhow . Keep an eye out for the...

  • Scrapbook challenge

    15 February 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    I have resolved to enter the monthly Scrapbooking challenge on CoC every month this year. It's probably the only way that I can be sure of making an effort to get through the tons of photographs I intend to Scrap! This month the challenge involved creating...

  • Sugar Nellie Envelope Card

    15 February 2009 ( #Cards )

    I love the envelope card model, and have just used it again to make a birthday card for a little girl who will be seven very shortly. Sugar Nellie stamp, coloured with my aqua pencils, heart flourish (La CDE) stamped on a Nestabilities die cut piece,...

  • Pour Philippe

    16 February 2009 ( #General )

    Je me coucherai moins bête ce soir - maintenant je sais ce que c'est "Les Shadocks" Les Shadoks est une série tévisé d'animation française en 208 épisodes de 2 à 3 minutes, créée par Jacques ROUXEL, produite par la société AAA et diffusée entre le 29...

  • I'm hooked ...

    17 February 2009 ( #Cards )

    ...Hooked on these cute little envelope cards, that is They're sweet, quick to make, and look great. I couldn't resist making just two more tonight. I promise I'll move onto something different now! (fingers crossed ) At the very least I'll take a break...

  • Pretty as a picture

    17 February 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    I am the fortunate mother of one beautiful young girl, and I love her to bits! However, since she was no older than 1-2 years old, this gorgeous girl has refused point blank to wear anything like girlie clothes, neither dresses, nor skirts nor anything...

  • Yet another Scrapbook page

    18 February 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    It's been an 'odd' kind of day today. It started early (around 4am) with the arrival of junior at my bedside: "Can I climb in to warm myself up beside you?" "huh?! *mumble*mumble*" then two icy cold feet plant themselves onto me to be sure I'm properly...

  • Cookies!

    23 February 2009 ( #Family Stuff )

    My kids love 'em! A colleague gave me a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. The boys (under supervision) set to work, and at the end of the procedure everybody indulged in crunchy, tasty cookies :) Recipe (for ~40 cookies) Thermostat 4/5 200C 300g Self...

  • Sugar Nellie Aperture Cards

    26 February 2009 ( #Cards )

    Two quick makes tonight, all the merit lies in the cute stamps from the Sugar Nellie range. Red aperture card, (I can't remember where it came from, but it's been lying around here for ages), Sugar Nellie stamp, and some gems from PaperMania. I'll add...

  • Sugar Nellie envelope card

    01 March 2009 ( #Cards )

    What's a girl to do? A beautiful Sugar Nellie stamp waiting to be inked up for the first time, an envelope card craze going on, and a few hours free on a Sunday afternoon ... Stamp from Sugar nellie, ColorCore cardstock, freebie polka dot print out, Nestabilities...

  • Bibs Galore

    08 March 2009 ( #Sewing )

    With five babies expected this year, my sewing machine has been working overtime, and flavour of the months is Bibs! One baby is due any day now, the second early April and the third a month later, then there are twins expected for early September. Not...

  • Two-in-One

    08 March 2009 ( #ATCs )

    It's always good to kill two birds with one stone, and doing it today has been a godsend. I've (almost) gotten behind on some swap cards I owe, but spotted a Challenge on CoC to make an IF card using yellow as the colour for the folds. BINGO! I made a...

  • Pony Friends

    14 March 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    Working my way through some old photos, my daughter persuaded me to Scrap this layout. It's herself, again, at her beloved pony club, riding Cookie, I believe. She loved that pony ever so much! It was the perfect opportunity to use one of my newer Sugar...

  • When brother meets brother ...

    15 March 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    ...it's the perfect opportunity for a Scrapbook page! Evan meets Aidan, Aidan meets Evan, St Jozef Klinik, Ghent, Friday 07 June 2002, at 16h15 just after school. Aidan is 8 hours old. Evan is so proud to hold his little brother, so careful not to hurt...

  • The last pre-teen year

    19 March 2009 ( #Family Stuff )

    It sure doesn't feel like it, but a whole twelve years have gone by since my No 1 son made his appearance and joined our family. And now we are heading into the last pre-teen year with him. Where does the time go? The event deserved recognition, so he...

  • Le Beau Saucisson

    21 March 2009 ( #Scrapbooking )

    As my friend has (finally) had her baby, a whopping 4.95 kg baby boy!, I have had the pleasure of Scrapping some curent baby photos Introduced to us all by his father as the 'beau Saucisson', I couldn't but use the nickname as the page title Poor kid...

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