Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WOYWW 78 ....and I'm back

HI ....I'm back .....I feel ashamed that it is so long since I have attended this meeting …and me a founder member too. I have poped by to read what everyone has been up to and left the odd comment when I could. There have been so many reasons …. not least … lack of mojo and a strange mixed up life. We have had to give up our joint craft room in order to give Vicki’s nephews a room of their own now, let battle commence … those who know a little of the saga will understand this. It now means that the stash is divided and while my room is just piles of chaos, I squeezed on to Jay and Vicki’s table to attempt some creativity.

I cant remember when I last posted a LO ….well here are two …sorry the shots are not perfectly straight …my eyes were a bit wonky lol.

This one ….’’John’ … was the crop challenge last Saturday ….not something I find easy ….being kept to a set of rules ….and a time limit ….but I just managed it with 10 seconds to spare.

We had to take with us

2 patterned papers, 1 coordinating plain card stock, 2 photos, 4 buttons, needle and thread, paint, ink, a title and something of our own choice…..we also could journal in pen on the paper if we wanted ….. HOWEVER …. We had to construct the LO in a particular order. Those not taking part walked around watching how we interpreted the task and then voted . The great thing for me was that Vicki, who set it, said, at the start, that it was not a done deal that the best or most experienced scrapper would win….it was which person the ‘judges’ thought interpreted the list of items in that given order, best.It was actually great fun and I really enjoyed doing it ….. and then to come second with a little prize was the icing on the cake.

This is my Great Grand mother ...

also created at the crop ...(between chatting and munching).

If you want to know more about the people … and in the case of John, some little known WW11 history, then pop by my G the P Blog …click on the name on the side of this blog.

Two LO’s of my gorgeous Grandsons are due very soon ….one nearly done on the table.

I will get round as many of you as I can but the computer and my back really do not get on …yes another reason why I have been missing from the list …and I know others have the same problem.

Take care …I have really missed you all xx

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our Xmas Crop ...27/11/10

Christmas started on Saturday
I have not been to our crop for most of this year and I certainly have not been creative for at least half of it ... but as it was the Christmas one and it is always great fun, I made the effort to create a couple of kits and take the bits for the challenge that was being held .... I was not doing the catering this time, that was Vicki's domain ... which meant I could take part in all the fun games too, that Jane created ...loved the one where we had to burst balloons.... she's very good at coming up with ideas ....probably the teacher in her.
I managed to actually complete the challenge and be ranked second in votes from my fellow croppers ....probably sympathy lol and finish a LO ... both which are FH.
I also got started on another two lo's which are of Ben and Jake.... now let see if my inspiration and creativity stays with me til I have at least finished the second two. It really was all good fun.
The food was wonderful and I ate far too much ...especially the sweets and cakes ..... there was an amazing cheese cake that had no cheese in it?? and toffee filled brownies....to name just two of the many delights

I shall get the first two photographed soon and I am putting together background on the people in question, for my FH blog. Sorry there are no photos yet ...but I had to let you know that a little mojo had returned and that I had not forsaken the crafting fraternity. lol

So that my post was not photo less ...here are two I took off my sons facebook today. When it comes to snow my son has never grown up ...thank goodness ...and the boys look happy too

Take Care ....will be back soon xx

Monday, November 15, 2010

BUFFY ....R I P .... 15/11/2010

BUFFY Lou Lou...Aged 15
...aka ... Buffy the Rat Slayer

Sadly we lost dear Buffy today .... she went down hill rapidly during this past week and our fears were confirmed by the vet. She no longer even wanted to lap chicken water, so we had to reluctantly let her go so that she could make her final journey .... to cat heaven.

Buffy came to us fourteen and a half years ago as a 5 month old kitten ....our first rescued cat ....most likely born in the wild ...with a love of potato peelings ... probably acquired through raiding bins to stay alive.
She survived the first meeting with our then resident ginger felines, Sushi and Tigger but suffered a torn ear and a bitten neck for her troubles. There was no love lost between them ... ever .... Tigger moved out to be with my son and sadly Sushi died in 2005.
As the years went by and our feline family grew, Buffy became a little bit of a loner ... choosing her own space inside and out side the house .... never the Alfa female ...rarely playing with the others ... never suffering feline fools gladly... especially the new arrivals ... and growled at children who got too close.
She did however love to frequent a warm lap ... when it was her choice to do so and had a purr that could warm the coldest cat haters heart. She loved her head, jowls and chin being rhythmically scratched but giving a tummy rub was for those with a lack of judgement and fear ... or those sporting a thick pair of gloves.

All our cats are special to us .... she will be greatly missed ...even by a few of the felines who have managed to become closer to her as she mellowed with age.

RIP Buffy xx

Tuesday 16th
I cannot believe it....several of the cats seem to be in mourning today ...the worst is Bilbo ...who I thought was her arch enemy .... she obviously was closer to the others than I had realized...how I wish I could explain things to them.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Hen and Halloween

Just a couple of quick collages
Some of the 'girls' going out on Jay and Vicki's hen night

Robbie and Kristofer Getting ready to 'Trick or Treat ..... with Rosie looking on.

Scarey ????.... not ... just cute.

Next post will besome of the wedding ones ...when I get them down loaded from the disc we were sent.
Take Care xx