Sunday, December 16, 2007

Never again...


...will I look at something gorgeous that someone else is doing at a crop and think 'Wow! I'm going to do that too...four times over!' Yes Kerry, I mean you and your lovely Paper Mill calendars! I've spent most of today chained to the kitchen table doing two of mine...and I have done 24 mini 'layouts' for them .When I say layout, I'm talking the bare minimum...photo, cardstock,patterned paper and nowt else! Well,I may add a bit of stamping a few flowers tomorrow...;)It was quite nice to go hunting through all my old papers,and I have learnt a few things too...I really need to get some neutral shades of Bazzill, I have way too much pink Bazzill and lastly,I own way too much Basic Grey and Junkitz, most of which I will probably never use!
So to catch up...on Friday I met up with the lovely Caz and her Mum to hand a little something over ;) ,and we had a good gossip over lattes, diet coke, muffins and panini's!Friday night I stayed up to the ridiculous time of about 1.30am,after scrapping and then discovering that Anna was still awake too!
There was no chance of a lie in though as we were up and out early on Saturday morning to go food shopping.I had to pop into town in the afternoon to pick up my photos for the calendars - I can recommend Boots!!If you order over 50 digi prints on the next day service they work out at 10p each!
When I returned home we broke open a new Wii game - Sonic & Mario at the Olympics :) Oh my word...my arms were ready to drop off after a couple of attempts at swimming and rowing!Both girls love it and Em seems to be a natural at archery!
After that Holly and I went for a walk down to the lakes and at last my camera got a bit of use :) It was obviously a good day to go, we had the place to ourselves and only saw about six other people the whole time...I think everyone else had gone Christmas shopping!The light was gorgeous and I love this photo of Holly that I managed to get.
This morning we took the girls over to see Father Christmas.He dutifully wrote down their present requests, though Holly was slightly put out that he stopped her from asking for more than one thing ! Let's face it the queue was pretty long, he'd have been there forever!
This afternoon Em went to see The Golden Compass for a friends birthday treat,whilst Holly went to my Mum & Dad's to make cakes and mince pies so they've both had a busy day! Whilst they were both out,Santa's elves came and wrapped up and whisked away a pile of pressies back to Lapland, how's that for timing? ;)

And lastly, to finish off my essay...here is my Pencil Lines layout for this week :)
I used
MM Noteworthy paper
Ribbon from SIS TV kit, Love Elsie Noel ribbon
Heidi Swapp heart
Autumn Leaves stamp
Angel Kiss blooms
There are some gorgeous layouts again this week , so make sure you check them out!

5 comments:

ania said...

Lovely layout - I like the way you cut the paper :) Sounds like youre having fun with your christmaspreparations :)

Sandie said...

I LOVE your layout Sue, it is just gorgeous!!!

domestic goddess said...

so love your layout this week,and wtg on the calenders!!!!

lyzzydee said...

I would like to make this very clear I had booked to go to the fairway tavern in WGC way back in September, when I arrived there I started to get strange messages from a deranged person who said they were in the room and watching me. I was worried I can tell you when across the disco floor I spotted Sue, She got up and in her best stricty come dancing pose and made a beeline for me. I noticed her far too late and was unable to escape before she landed, Shocked??? I was beside myself. I mean I was meant to be on a quiet night out when I realised that there was a whole department from work, plus a load of mums from school, Attimores vets and the bloody woman who dropped her trousers to reveal her (puke) thong. As the night wore on this woman, true to form had far too much to drink and did drop her trousers again, this time revealing a very exciting diamonte spangled thong, by this time Sue had gone home, it being 9.30pm and at least an hour past her bed time!!!

suebaru said...

Ahem...I sent you one message,no more!! And it was 10.30 when I left...(just as welll by the sound of it!!)And weren't you with the school mums??!