Sunday, 30 December 2007

Little things

I thought I'd post some photos of some of the things I made pre-Christmas

Saoirse turned this.......
.... into this!

I finally got my calendar stamps and finished the class from the UKS Birthday Cyber Crop.
Just in time for the New Year!

...And these are two very excited children on Christmas Eve

Saturday, 29 December 2007

OK! here's a thought.....I was thinking about New Years resolutions and I got to wondering why we don't keep them.Most of my resolutions have to do with something I genuinely don't really want to do , but are considered right or healthy ....or both! Like more excercise, giving up smoking, or God forbid, actually turning up ontime for something!I want to do something that is truly good, that I also enjoy doing, without others approval....Like......Having fun with my kids instead of doing housework...Like being creative instead of making sure the washing is done in the right order ( some people will know what I mean!).....Like living life instead of drudge. I am determined that next year I will live life without others approval...and make sure my babies will will come on the journey with me

Saturday, 22 December 2007

only three more sleeps!

OMG! Another month nearly over! I doesn't seem that long since I last posted.A good thing happened yesterday.I was announced as the runner up in the A card 4 u Christmas comp with this LO

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Where has the time gone?

I can't believe November is nearly over! Time seems to go so fast and looking back on the month it seems filled with the mundane and the average.Anyway I thought I would share a layout I created for my eldest dd who was feeling a little down this month.I love this photo of her and it needed to be scrapped. I used stash from one of the Scraproom kits. I love getting these every month, the service is fantastic, and there's so much variety in them.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

More Skateboarding

Aisling went off to Uisce for the week to do more outdoorsy stuff for college. She left at 9.30am and I miss her already.She'll be back on Friday. We brought the littlets and two friends to the skatepark again for a few hours. Eoghan is getting good fast.He wrecked the skateboard so we're going to have to try repair it as he's getting a new one from Santa and it doesn't look like his old one is going to last until next week never mind December!
I go back to school tomorrow after a whole week's break for mid-term.I'm not sure how i feel about that as I've really enjoyed the time off and being able to focus on my own babies.

Look at the expession on his face! It was worth standing around for two hours on a chilly November day!

All in All a Happy bunch

Friday, 2 November 2007

Christmas Cards

This is what I was doing this week. Some were based on sketches from the UKS cybercrop. Thank you once again for the RAK Anita, I'm putting it to good use

Some using techniques from the Rock and Roll class again on UkS cc

And this one because it looked just right

Fright Night

On Wednesday we had a Halloween Party. Derm and Ailo brought their babies. Karen brought her big baby and Mam and Dad arrived with a Magnum of Bubbly and a gorgeous choccie cake.

The Boys on their way out to collect goodies! Litte Finn wasn't too pleased to stay behind

Amy recieved a belated birthday present

Saoirse was a Funky Fairy
Nibbling away
Now who's going to get me a refill?

Mid term break

Ok,so what have I been doing this past week? Well I brought the littlets to a skatepark in Swords.I thought I would get some great shots to scrap!I got one...Those places are seriously dangerous for adults! It's ok for the kids,they have protective gear, but how does one protect oneself from being hit by flying children...not to mention teens.Any hoo here's the one photo I got of my baby boy coming down the ramp and it was the first time he managed to stay upright too! So Yaaayh!!!!

Then on Monday we visited the Halloween house in Killiney.It actually belongs to the brother of a friend. It is a truly wonderful place and he puts so much effort into it every year.if your of a nervous disposition...don't look!

On Tuesday I decided not to be outdone and put up some decs of my own. Ah sure they were only in the ha'penny place
The little witches, I made few years ago. Their names are Jackie, Patricia and Olive!!!! Olive is the one in the middle.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Tagged again!!!!

Someone is doing their best to make me blog again
Thanks Kathy
Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs

Seven Random facts:
1:I spent the afternoon at a Skatepark watching my children practice
2:I bought a packet of Iced Caramels today and didn't share!
3:I need a hairdo..I've about three inches of roots showing.
4:I sat at my desk three hours ago to make Christmas Cards and have been surfing ever since!
5:I'm tired and I want to go to bed.....zzzzzzzz
6:OK back again.I still haven't made any christmas cards
7:I won a pize on UKS for a card I made and I'm over the moon

Ok. I tag sorry abut this girls

Monday, 20 August 2007

I've been tagged!

LisaPink has tagged me so here goes:

What were you doing 10 years ago? Teaching, fed up with it. About to be pregnant again!

What were you doing 1 year ago? Starting to Scrap in earnest.Just back from a conference in New York and full of ideas and a family holiday in Portugal. Getting ready for a new school term.

Five snacks you enjoy- 1)Crisp and cheese sandwich 2)Danish Pastry (any kind) 3)Club Milk 4)Toasties 5)Koka Noodles

Five songs you know all the lyrics :1)Summertime 2)Your Beautiful-James Blunt 3)Miss Jones- Robbie Williams 4)Cry me a river 5)Go to Sleep little baby- off the sound track from O Brother where art thou

5 Things you would do if you were a milionaire -1)Buy a house in the South of France.
2)Get my teeth whitened and straightened. 3)Make my family's lives easier 4)Build a music studio for Martin. 5)Travel

5 Bad Habits 1)Playing Tomb Raider when there are more important things to be done 2)Smoking 3)Being very untidy 4)Starting things and not finishing them 5)Eating all the wrong things

5 Things You Like To Do.1)Read 2)Create 3) learn new things 4)have Coffee with friends 5)Play with my children

5 Things You Will Never Wear Again 1)Mini skirts 2)Bikini 3)boob tubes 4)Leather trouses 5)Maternity clothes

5 Favorite Toys -1)My Scrapping stuff 2)Camera 3)Laptop 4)Mini disc player 5)Car

Ok. I tag Kathy

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Raiding and Scrubbing

Unfortunately my addiction to Tomb Raider has kicked in.The littlets are in Wexford with Mam and Dad.I've been cleaning since they left and looking for lost artifacts with Lara in between.There has been no scrapping done I'm afraid.I need to sit down with my photos and look for inspiration.On with raiding as I'm nearly finished the game and I can't rest until I've put this baby to bed!

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Fresh Starts and Do-overs

Yesterday was filled with lots of tidying, so....I now have a tidy work area. Its not perfect, I need more storage space and less furniture! The lovely Ironing Angel ,Poliana, came for two hours and rid me of the curse of the ironing pile. So that was a very good thing!And the talented Rosaleen came to perform miracles on my hair, which she never fails to do..and that was another very good thing because today I felt more feminine.
Today I was able to scrub and clean my tidy workspace so now it smells good too! My two good friends, Jackie and Patricia are coming to lunch so I've to get up early and fetch veggie stuff for them to eat.Saoirse is going to see "Annie" (her b'day pressie from Karen )and I've to pack a case for her and Eoghan 'cos they're going to Wexford for the week with Mam and Dad.I am looking forward to getting some scrapping done.Theres a craft demo on at Inspiring ideas on I might have to go just to check it you do...for research purposes!

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

I have had the best weekend.I recieved lots of lovely pressies for my birthday on Friday. Went stash shopping with Sandra (needlewoman extraordinaire!)on Saturday.Had dinner with my parents on Sunday...there's nothing quite so good as a Sunday dinner at Mams. Yesterday was quite boring really, just housework and.So I tried this from an Origami book Eamonn gave me on Sunday

And today I had some time before I took the littlets to a Birthday party so I finally got the crochet to work. Yaaaayh!!! Now to use them on an lo....mmmmm

Thursday, 5 July 2007


Quiet house!

Saoirse was at a friends house having a sleepover last night and they've just rang to ask if she could stay again tonight.I don't know my peace because herself and Eoghan have been bickering a lot lately. Anyhoo this is what I managed to do today

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

All in a weekend

I did some catch up today with housework ( isn't that a nasty word?). So I'll show you what I got up to at the weekend

.....and today I did this

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Today I start

Well!...this is a new departure for me. Normally I keep a creative journal to document my progress and, make myself do something creative every day.I've decided to take the plunge and put this diary ...this is my first effort today.....I've created a blog!