Thursday, 31 December 2009
New Year sparkles
I did manage to stay up most of the day but it kinda failed when I feel asleep on the couch at tea time. Of course now Im wide awake and its 2 am on 31st December :( Oh well I shall be partying into the night tonight anyway then back on nightshift on Saturday so maybe getting back into being awake during the day is not such a good idea.
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Saturday, 26 December 2009
I was working Christmas eve but managed to get my christmas tree up before I had to go to work. Its later than usual but although Ive had a tough few months I decided it was better to make the effort and not let my difficulties get the better of my enjoyment of Christmas. In my picture you can see the latest bauble for my tree was a present from my grandson to let me know what a special grandma I am (awwww) My tree is actually like a history of my christmas's with lots of special decorations made by my children over the years. And a couple of dottee dolls from a docrafts friend of mine sue bubbles, the latest of dolls is pictured above.
Winter Sparkles T x
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Until next time, lots of winter sparkles
Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
As you can see I definately had a good laugh today. After I went to pizza hut and had pizza and a huge bowl of salad. It was a work of art so much so that I just had to take a photo of it. This will be uploaded at a later date as its on my mobile and I havent set up my mobile to my laptop yet. As soon as I upload the photo I will edit this post.
So all in all it was a fantastic day, well worth remembering :)
Friday, 4 December 2009
christmas sparkles to you all
PS. SusieJ I will have a look on your blog when I have more time, right now Im heading for my bed as soon as Ive finished typing this. Thanks for the award :)
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Today I captured many a photograph of MacDuff in his santa hat :) Ive chosen the best photo to place on my blog. This will definately be added to my journal. Today I also partially decorated the front cover of my journal which, to save time, Ive taken two mini albums I had in a christmas kit, I bought from QVC, and added them togethar to make up one mini book with 31 pages. This means Ive pretty much got an instant book to add my photos, journaling and embelishments. So a good mornings work really. (I was working backshift) Im looking forward to my next days off my work so I can do more crafting. Anyway I cant really think of anything else to put on this post so I will bid you all a goodnight as its night time and I need to go to bed. Im on early shift tomorrow.
Till next time
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Today is 1st December 2009 and it has been a day pretty much the same as any other. I was working backshift today so I had a little time to do things in the morning. Now instead of doing something exciting I was doing a pile of ironing lol. Though I did manage to take a photograph of my puppy now aged 8 months old in the back garden I may or may not use this in my first page of my December Journal. Of course in order to be able to organise Christmas I must first have my housework in order otherwise how am I going to be able to get out and do my christmas shopping or put up my decorations at the right time (cant put up decorations in a messy house) So therefore it could be said that doing the ironing at the right time is just as important as any other part of getting organised for Christmas day. My plan is to attempt to do a single page a day of my journal however Ive not even made a start as yet due to having other things to do lol Best laid plans and all that but still I have plenty time to catch up (I hope lol) I hope you enjoy following me through this month and look forward to hearing any comments you might have on my exploits.
Winter sparkles to all
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Thank you to Alyson for awarding me this fabulous award. The conditions of this award are I must thank who gave me it and link to their blog - done.
I must list 10 honest things about myself
I must put a copy of the honest scrap logo on my page - done.
I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers for this award (this part will be hard Im not sure I know 7 other bloggers lol) and notify them of the award.
10 honest things about me are :
1. I was born in malta
2. I have 3 children
3. I have 1 grandson
4. I am still under 40 (ok only just lol)
5. I love musical theatre
6. My favourite author is David Eddings
7. I dont like soap operas
8. But I do like dramas such as greys anatomy
9. I like chocolate too much
10. Im very sad today
The people I nominate are:
All other friends have had one or more nominations already lol So Im stuck for other names. Sorry Folks but I guess 4 is better than none.
Sparkles to all
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Saturday, 4 April 2009
Monday, 30 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
After tidying up my house the last couple of days I decided to treat myself to do a little crafting. Ive managed to do another question as pictured left. Q. What was the last brave thing I did? I realise you probably cant see my answer in full but let me explain it. I dont consider that I do brave things but I really do believe that the bravest thing any of us can do is to actually live life. I try to live life as best as I can and as such I do what some would consider brave things on a regular basis. My life completey changed when I was diagnosed with cervical cancer when I was 28 Im now 39 and I have survived that hard time and come out of the other side a better person and try to life a fuller life than Ive ever done. With the passing of Jade my own experience of cancer has been at the forefront of my mind lately, hense why I thought it was relevant to this question. Things could have gone alot differently for me. Surviving it is only the start of it, it would have been so easy to feel sorry for myself and just given up on life but I didnt and Im so glad I didnt.
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
......since Ive left a new message. Ive been working so hard, even today is day 8 of a 9 day stint. Work is very busy too right now due to lack of staff so I feel as if Im just treading water and not actually getting anywhere, oh well never mind not long to go till the weekend woo hoo. I dont really have anything of interest to post today either but soon I will have a whole load of craft things with a bit of luck. So hope you all have a good day and I will post something of interest very soon.
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Anyway enough of me rambling on, take care and if you do go visit Dalkeith let me know what you think. It seemed like a great meeting place for a docrafts people meet :)
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Now the story to my memory on this page is that I took my mum out in Edinburgh on the pretence that we were going for a meal to celebrate getting my new job. During the meal it was funny that she mentioned the theatre and how we hadnt managed to get back to see something else (we previously went to see seven brides for seven brothers) so I took this opportunity to suggest we go to the box office and pick up a leaflet seen as it was only 5 mins away from where we were. So after we finished eating we wondered to the theatre I said " oh mum its busy I wonder what is on? oh look its riverdance we had wanted to see that too, how about we join the queue and find out if there are any tickets left on the off chance, of course failing that we could use these......." it was then I produced the tickets from my bag. Her face was a picture and the show was fantastic, I cant beleive I left it so long to go see it. I was absolutely lost in the emotion of that show.
This second picture is off my question no 7 from the 52 Q & A Im involved with on the docrafts website with my fellow docrafters. The question is what would you do if you knew you could not fail? Well as I love musicals that is most definately the first thing I would love to do if I had the chance to do so. Though I have to admit I would jump at the chance if the opportunity arose to do this I would have no fear of failure as I tend to feel the fear and do it anyway :)
So now that you have learnt a little more about me today I shall bid you a tara for now as Im going to get organised to go out to Dalkeith to visit a coffee shop attached to a craft shop I read about in scrapbook inspirations for this month. I will of course let everyone know how I get on and what mischief I get up to.
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Well folks it would appear that the snow is not done yet. I was out with my man for a run in a truck yesterday and today it is snowing again. Oh well never mind I dont mind the snow its makes for great photo opportunities. But I have to say Im looking forward to different kinds of photo opportunities such as the spring flowers coming out. In the mean time I will just have to keep clicking away on some beautiful snowy scenes. Im quite pleased with my photo efforts yesterday as we were still moving when I took my photos and they have actually turned out quite well. Maybe I should have put the setting different to have that feeling of movement in the photos. Oh well, I will try that another time. It was very hard to take photos from a moving truck, the truck was quite springy so I was constantly moving, at least in a car the ride is a little smoother, having said that I think this photo is a good one of the road we drove yesterday. Right time to go get organised for work, Im on a backshift today onto an early tomorrow. No rest for the wicked eh? lol
Take care all, thanks for dropping by.
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Morning folks, well here is another nature photo scrapped. I printed a slightly bigger photo and added a small photo of a close up on leaves and fungus added the felt border and some buttons dotted about. I think its simple yet effective. The photo is slotted into the top right and bottom left corner of the matting stripped paper. I like the contrast of the bright green of the main paper and the bright orange and blue stripes of the matting paper behind the photo. I hope all my docraft friends are not fed up seeing the same projects as I upload them into my docrafts gallery too. Well, its my day off today and Im off somewhere special with my mum this evening which Ive organised as a surprise for her :) I hope she is pleased with what I have in mind, of course I will share with you all what happens.
Take care hope you all have a good day.
Monday, 2 March 2009
Hi folks, Im afraid this is just a quick posting. I have been on nights and I woke up later than I had anticipated. It took me a while to unfuzz my head and even then Im not thinking as clearly as i could. I dont like working nights as I really dont cope too well with the lack of sleep. I feel like Im lost in the woods lol hope you like my little pic to the side. It was taken in Palacerigg in Cumbernauld. Well unlike me Im kinda running out of words so I think I will leave it there and catch up again when Im feeling a little more refreshed and up for a better chat.
Hope you are all having fun and I look forward to catching up with you all real soon.
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Ive kept this page plain so not to take away from the printed accetate used. I used black paper as background so the writting on the accetate can be seen. It was not the easiest of pages to photograph either but I think I have managed ok.
Oh well, time to go and get organised for work. I still have a bath to have and eat my tea before leaving at 6pm. Thank goodness Im only working 2 nights. Take care all and I will catch up with you soon.
Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Hi Guys, here is the results of my crafting afternoon. Smile, is of course an old school photo of me aged 13. This brings back memories as I really was never a girlie girl though my choice of colours might contradict that statement. I was always one of the lads and liked to play football and stuff. I never had my tie done up to my neck I hated the chocked feeling. Im rather pleased with the results of this, particularly as the photo is a copy of a scanned smaller picture. My page is 8x8 and the first of a new project Ive got on the go. Im going to put all the school photos of my family in an 8x8 album including my dad and mum. It should be an interesting project.
This is my answer no. 6 It is done using much of my own writing even though I dont think my writting ever looks that good. Its basic message is that if we go back in an effort to change our lifes would it make ours or those we have touched any better? What makes us who we are is our lessons learnt from our experiences so we change those experiences and we become different people. Therefore although I think there are things I would like to have done differently if I had I may not have found myself where I am today. Its not always the best life I have but it is my life and I choose who I have in it and share it with. Besides how could I know Im experiencing the feelings of joy and excitement and all the other good feelings if I was unaware of what the bad feelings were? Doesnt a small gesture from our freinds make us feel so much better when we are feeling low? Would we experience the same depth of feeling if we were feeling happy? hmmm all interesting questions dont you think? This post is getting a little deep so perhaps I should round it off there and let your imagination run away a little.
Take care folks speak real soon
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Good morning folks, Im not long home from a night shift. Im feeling pretty tired but I thought Id stay up just a little longer this morning to try to help me sleep longer today. I dont normally sleep too well during the day when Im on nightshift so I find Im ultra tired at work by the end of my week :( This week Im lucky I have 2 nights to work then off 3 days then another 2 nights to work. As I dont cope with the lack of sleep too well this is probably better for me.
The picture at the side is my latest creation, I needed somewhere for my pens so I thought Id take an empty jam jar (washed of course lol) and I added a ribbon at the top and made another label for it using blue and pink thin card. The letters and flower prints were done using the pens to ink the stamps. The letter stamps I had bought in hobbycraft months ago, but the flowers were a freebie in a craft magazine (sorry cant remember which one) It didnt take too long and now I have my pens on hand when I need them rather than diggin into the basket, which is oddly in the background, to find them. I have a tendency to use the basket to shove little bits and bobs into so I dont loose them when working on a project on my desk.
Right folks as much as I would love to stay and chat for ages, I guess I should be winding down to allow myself to sleep. Oh I hope I sleep well so Im ready for tonight. Last night I forgot to take my glasses so ended up suffering for it (I get headaches if I dont wear my glasses when I need to) So note to self, I must remember my glasses tonight.
Sparkles and bubbles to all. Thanks for taking the time to visit and read my post.
Sunday, 22 February 2009
on the coffee table
2. YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
3. YOUR HAIR?
shoulder length red with blonde highlights, I can only just get it up in a bobble.
4. YOUR MOTHER?
Margaret Barnes, she is a wonderful person and I love her dearly
5. YOUR FATHER
Melvin Barnes, lives in Kirkcaldy
6. YOUR FAVORITE THING?
now this is a difficult question, I have a few fav things- my craft stash, my laptop, my books and my motorbike
7. YOUR DREAM LAST NIGHT?
Bizzare, I had gone to work without my handbag with my purse and my key for all the locked doors( including the toilet) and id badge.
8. YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?
hot chocolate (dont have it too often)
9. YOUR DREAM/GOAL? To live as happy and fullfilling life as I can
10. THE ROOM YOU ARE IN?
11. YOUR FEAR?
growing old and being a nobody
12. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE IN 6 YEARS?
Forward in my life and happy
13. WHERE WERE YOU LAST NIGHT?
I was in the livingroom with my partner having a good chat
14. WHAT YOU'RE NOT?
Im not the most confident of people but I do try to feel the fear and do it anyway.
oh yes please fresh with a slightly crispy top -any flavour
16. ONE OF YOUR WISH LIST ITEMS?
bind it all
17. WHERE YOU GREW UP?
18. THE LAST THING YOU DID?
craft - q6 featured in my last post.
19. WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?
PJs Im not long up having tried to get as much sleep as I can due to working nightshift tonight
20. YOUR TV?
Goodmans wide screen tv nothing fancy
21. YOUR PET?
Dont have any pets
22. YOUR LIFE?
Mostly dull with a few nice surprises to keep me on my toes
23. YOUR MOOD?
optimistic today, with a sprinkling of cant be bothered going back to work after a good fortnight off especially onto nightshift
24. MISSING SOMEONE?
miss those I care about when they are not near me.
25. YOUR CAR?
26. SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT WEARING?
my glasses when I really should for using my laptop
27. FAVORITE STORE?
Dont really have a fav store
28. YOUR SUMMER?
would consist of lots of dry days so my partner and I can go out on our bikes.
29. FAVORITE COLOUR?
30. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU LAUGHED?
last night with my partner, he makes me laugh
31. LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
last night right before my patner supported me and made me laugh
32. 4 PLACES I GO OVER & OVER?
frankie and bennies, cinema, local chinese buffet, craft shops
33. 4 PEOPLE WHO E-MAIL ME?
My friends, Im not prepared to single out 4 people cause all my friends matter to me.
34. 4 OF MY FAVORITE FOODS?
pasta, curries, mexican, haggis
35. 4 PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW?
It would be difficult to single out 4 places, Id rather just not be at work lol
I hope you have found my answers of interest. I got this off clares blog "clares cards" Please feel free to copy & paste onto your own blog and fill in your own answers!
Have a good day.
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Friday, 20 February 2009
Right I had better get back to working on my secret project, that so far Im managing to keep a secret. It will take me a few days I think to have a finished product I that I can showcase :) so watch this space............
TTFN Take care, sparkles and bubbles to all