Sunday, 30 December 2012

Back in November...

I had an amazing weekend away at Toad Hall with my scrapbooking buddies back in November... so much has happened since, what with Christmas and 2013 round the corner!

Over the festive period I was looking at my latest album and realised I hadn't blogged any of the layouts I created whilst away - tut, tut!

This layout documents the trip back in June to see the Jubilee Flotilla - I bought the charm from Next for £10.00 knowing it was for this layout, so this could possibly be my most expensive layout to date! Actually, along with the Prima distresser that Jackie got for myself, Sheena and her, I'm certain it is! On this special occasion it was worthwhile!

This layout developed when Eileen and I were experimenting with wax to create backgrounds - it made me smile as it scared Eileen somewhat - my theory is anything goes!

This layout wasn't actually created on that weekend - 6 layouts was my limit, along with finishing a mini book from a class I had recently done. I love the randomness, especially the acetate TV from Glitz - why would you have a TV floating on your background... because you can!

I still adore the Tim Holtz acrylic charms and this layout was created on the Sunday night, using a mixing of Glitz and Prima.

Playing with embossing powders directly onto card stock - great when its not your house you're making the mess in - this was a scraplift from Kerstie, one of the ScrapaGoGo delegates...

Gotta love the squiggle word still!

Ah, one of my Mum and Dad - definitely the best photo of my Mum EVER!

Thanks for looking - off to scrap for a bit - the first time this holiday!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

A long and cold weekend...

Gotta love work... I have to use up all my holiday's by the end of December so last week I took Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off!

Wednesday consisted of a doctors appointment, then to Comet where I bought a Dyson at a right bargain (just sad for all those employees who are going to be without jobs!) The day had gone before you could blink and I had little to show for it.

Thursday was spent at the Trafford Centre, where Harvey and I started and finished our Christmas shopping - a mean feat when you have 50 on your list (and that's excluding the girls!)

So because we couldn't get enough of Manchester, we were back again on Friday to watch MIKA. This was the 4th time I'd seen him, (as I saw him a V Fest a couple of years ago) and the 3rd time Nina would see him...

Each time we've started queuing at some crazy time, in order to get a front row position and Friday was no exception!

We were 10th, 11th and 12th in the queue, and sat in the cold for a good few hours. Coincidentally no's 1 and 2 arrived at 9am, having seen him in London the night before!

So Harvey wasn't gonna queue and went off to find a bar, looking rather glam in his wet weather gear. OMG did it rain and blow a gale!

The concert was AMAZING - in true MIKA style he rocked!

Yesterday was spent at the Frankfurt Christmas market in Birmingham. We caught the train from Telford to New Street... Nina and I wanted to get there went dusk was setting in and the crowds had gathered! Harvey on the other hand wanted to get there at 10am in broad daylight and no crowds...

Guess who won!

Nina fell in love with her hot chocolate mug and has drunk three cups of tea in it today, not to mention one last night as well - and this is a girl who hardly ever has a hot drink!

Harvey was also happy at this point with his large German beer!

Back to work tomorrow, but not before we hit Ironbridge for curry and drinks to celebrate our friend's daughters 21st...

Happy Birthday George xxx