Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
No, I haven't fallen off the edge of the world! I have been busy with my Cricut Club, good job it's only once a month. So, all over for another month.
I have posted a project I completed for last months club - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - and let me tell you, halfway through I was wishing that it was only four dwarfs!!
They are quite fiddly to put together, with all the tiny little pieces, especially their eyes. I did make one mistake - I gave Snow White blue eyes, then realised she has brown eyes, but what the heck, I wasn't making her again!!!
But, wow, were they worth doing, I love my Cricut, and the Happily Ever After cartridge is great. I got the idea for the project from another blog site a long time ago, and as that was prior to my blogging days I cannot remember who inspired me, so if it was you, Thank You xx
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Monday, July 21, 2008
Hi everybody visiting, thanks for dropping in for a few minutes. Today I have a double layout (I don't do many double pages, much prefer single layouts) from the cruise DH and I took a couple of years ago.
We spent four days in Singapore before we flew back to Oz, my first time back since 1971.
My father was posted there when he was in the RAF. We moved there in 1969 and returned to the UK in 1971. I still have some very strong memories of our time there.
This layout, using Kaiser's 'Hideaway' range is of our visit to Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Gardens). I remember scrambling about the displays with my wee brother back then. However, got a bit of a shock this time, it has become very run down and a lot of the displays have not been maintained, it was in a very poor state of repair, which was very sad.
Haw Par Villa was free to visit when we were there in the late 60s, and families would spend the day there having picnics and family time. Then, in the 80s, someone decided to put an entry charge on the Villa. Subsequently the number of visitors declined - families had been visiting Haw Par since the 40s (I think) for free.
Eventually, the entry fee was removed, but by that time (not sure of dates) the damage had been done, the visitors did not return, there wasn't enough money to maintain upkeep, and the result was the poor condition which we saw in 2006. (We did not have to pay to get in)
I do hope when we visit again, which we will, it has been restored to its former glory, it would be really sad to see such a visually stunning family park disappear, and I'm sure the people of Singapore would agree with me completely.
That's all for now. Love Jane
Saturday, July 19, 2008
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Monday, July 7, 2008
So much for being over the flu, I've spent the day on the couch feeling really miserable and sorry for myself.
Anyway, thought I better post before I have an early night and hopefully be back to myself tomorrow.
This is a layout of DGD and her Daddy - photo's taken a year apart, amazing how quickly they grow isn't it, my goodness she'll be two next month, wonder if we should try the same 'pose' again?
Thanks for visiting.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Claudia's site is amazing and so full of wonderful creations - HOT TIP make yourself a coffee to enjoy on your tour of her site, there is so much to see - enjoy!
Friday, July 4, 2008
I was going to nominate you yesterday, then realised you already had it on your site, but didn't read any further down at the time to notice that you had nominated me!!!
So, thank you very much Jeannie, please visit Jeannie's Blog - you will be inspired xx
Lazing blogging for the last couple of days - it has been stocktake at the store - end of financial year here in Oz, and boy, is there a lot of stock in THE shop. Needless to say we are all so over it all, and now in need of R&R.
I've gotten over the flu now, but my legs are killing me, I'm not the fittest person on the planet and all that up and down, up and down, with stock take has rendered my leg muscles useless, and boy are they complaining.
Anyway, less of the moaning (who cares anyway LOL!!), this is a favourite layout of DGD using Creative Imaginations 'Narrative' range - love it, and a few other little bits and bobs added.
Thanks for visiting and happy 4th July to my American visitors xx
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The rules of this award are:-
1 The winner can put the logo on her/his blog
2 Link the person you received the award from
3 Nominate seven other blogs to win the award
4 Put links to those blogs on yours
5 Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated to receive this award.
My nominations go to these fantastic blogs:-
Ann at www.ann-icklehaggiscraftspot.blogspot.com
Peet at www.scrapalbum.blogspot.com
Angie at www.angiedelarie.blogspot.com
Nikki at www.monatyza.blogspot.com
Curt at www.curtsplayhouse.blogspot.com
Thanks again Carole
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
This layout has a cute story behind the title. I had finished the page, using Deja Views paper and some bits and bobs we all have lying around, I have also used Kindy Glitz (Stickles to you Americans) on the white felt, which goes very translucent when you take the backing paper off, and could not, as usual, think of a title, CUTE has served its time.
So, it was lying on the dining room table, where else, when in comes Rebekah (DGD), who is learning to talk. She is at the repeating everything stage.
She saw the photo and said 'Baby' then added 'Bekah'. Now I don't think for a minute she recognised herself from 15 months ago, but it was so cute(!!!!) that the page title was born. How cute (!!!) is that. LOL.
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