Thursday, 30 August 2007
The only dishes we have, apart from the very boring sky dish, are these very dated pasta dishes. They were one of my first 'bottom drawer' buys when I knew I was buying my own home. They don't get used that often as they are tucked away in the back of a cupboard.
This morning we are off to mum's until Sunday, before the new school term starts, so please keep my place warm:) I will take my photo on Saturday and catch up with all you HSMS guys on Sunday, and I'll reveal the finished LO, just for you Jems:)
Have a great weekend:)
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
A red or green fruit from a tree. Show us 'apple' in your space today.
Now if you have read my blog for a while you will know that Oliver is a bit of a faddy eater. He will eat apples, but only if they are Granny Smiths. He won't eat the skin, so they have to be peeled, cored and cut into wedges... but at least he eats them. I have tried giving him other apples, thinking once they are peeled and chopped he wouldn't know the difference... but that didn't work!!!
I started my LO for the next round of the masterchef comp last night... spent ages makes two things then decided I didn't like them. Gave up, went to bed... then had an idea, so had to go back downstairs to have another play...LOL!!! It is far from finished, but at least I have more of an idea as to how I want the end result to look.
Monday, 27 August 2007
An object that gives light and warmth. Find 'sun' in your space today.
And look at my little chubbly bubbly in his sun suit... he so loved the sand, the feel of it, the taste of it!!! It didn't matter how many times we scraped the stuff out of his mouth he kept putting more in.And to think we go to the effort of sterilising bottles and he eats East coast sand!!!
This is the LO I did for round 3 of the masterchef competition. It has to be my favourite round so far. The camper van has sat on our shelf for the past year and it was only when Monika came round a couple of months ago and I told her the story of the van that she suggested I should scrap it.
The system has changed in the competition now. It is no longer anon and the voting will be done by the design team and note open to the public vote. For the next round we are only allowed to use plain cardstock and basic tools. Will have a rummage through my photos tomorrow before deciding how I am going to tackle this one.
I have been kissed by a celebrity.
Well that is not strictly true, but that's what it feels like. Look at my 'you gotta roll with it' LO and see who left a comment. *happy dancing* she is only one of the bestest scrappers out there *more happy dancing*
Sunday, 26 August 2007
I won't be a cruel mummy today by showing the next few photos of him running around on the beach starkers!!!
Saturday, 25 August 2007
Friday, 24 August 2007
A hard solid mineral.
We may not have many plants in the garden but we do have 'rockosaurs'. And we have turtle, and he's a little stoney too. We have a family of hedgehogs but they are a little shy and didn't want their photo taking.... ok so that isn't entirely true... there was a spider on mummy hedgehog so there is no way I am going near them...LOL!!!
Another beautiful sunny day in Manchester and we have a birthday party to go to this afternoon:) I have printed out loads of piccies and tonight I am going to scrap. I have drawn two sketches and I WILL get them both done... I really really need to speed my scrapping up, I faff for far too long... and am far too easily distracted by the internet... which isn't entirely my fault.. I like to blame Jen and Jems *runs to hide before they throw anything at me*
Thursday, 23 August 2007
The palest colour and sign of purity.
My surname used to be White before I got married. It wasn't the name on my birth certificate but this is the document that says I legally became a White after my mum and dad got married.
After looking on the Altered Pencil Lines blog and seeing the fabby lino prints by Anam, I remembered that I had a heap of lino blocks somewhere.... now where is beyond me, I have searched everywhere and can I find them.... oh no!!! Well I did find this print I did whilst at college. a really simple cut but it gives a really sharp, clear print. I will get Rob to look in the loft spaces when he gets in and hopefully he will find the blocks.
It is that time again folks. Voting for the Masterchef competition has opened. You can see the artwork HERE. And vote for you favourite LO HERE. You have until Saturday so go and vote, there are some amazing entries this round... it's a difficult choice.
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Covered or saturated with water.
Monday, 20 August 2007
A green living organism. Show us a 'plant' in your space today.
This is one of the two plants we have in the garden. I have no idea what it is but it is quite pretty. Apparently I am meant to cut the red bits off, but I always forget... oops!!!
I loved looking at all the doodles everybody did and have picked up some ideas from you all too... so thank you. I gave the job of choosing the RAK winner to Rob and Oliver as I didn't want to be biased in any way. They both chose the same LO, which I have to agree is pretty cool, so it is a unanimous decision that LOOBY is doodling fantastic. A stash rak will be winging it's way to you as soon as I get your addy:)
Please don't give up on the doodling your own pp... it is a great way to make your LOs look unique.
Sunday, 19 August 2007
A container for food or liquid.I have missed the photo prompts so much whilst away... but now I am back and playing:)
Saturday, 18 August 2007
I am so pleased to see that people are giving the doodling a go too:) I have looked at the work that has been linked to the previous post and it is fantastic. Anyone else wanting to be in with a chance for a stash RAK has until 8:00pm tomorrow to add a link.... go on, you have nothing to lose:)
Friday, 10 August 2007
Thursday, 9 August 2007
I'm also going to tag Jen for being a supportive friend whilst I was struggling with the whole TTC trauma, for being a cropping buddy, for giving me good ideas on where to take my boys, and for having a wicked streak that makes mine show more.... and you know what I mean Jen:P
Also it is voting time again for the next round of the Masterchef DT comp. You can see the artwork here, and vote for you favourite here. Some absolutely fab work again, so many talented ladies out there, it's going to be a hard round to get through this time.
Earing a little something to adorn the ear.
I used to love wearing earings, but for some reason since I had radiotherapy 6 years ago I cnnot wear them. Wether I try expensive or cheapies after 1/2 an hour my ears get really sore and blister. These earings were bought for a night out and spent most of the night in my bag...LOL!!! I have given up now and so this is the only pair of earings I own... but my bracelet collection is growing to compensate:)
Oliver will not be impressed that I have scrapped the picture of him in the 'baby' helmet. As his bike was a surprise for his birthday I couldn't get a big boys helmet for him... he had to be with me to try it on and I didn't want to give the game away. We had to coax him into the froggy helmet with the promise of him being able to choose whichever he wanted the next day... he is now the proud wearer of a black transformers safety helmet... designed only to be worn by 'cool big boys' according to Oliver.
Tuesday, 7 August 2007
Jen chose a LO of Monika's for us to lift. This was a challenge in that the original was so fab, there is no way it could be improved on. Monika has a great style and is a dab hand at altering stuff too... check out her blog.
So here is my scrap lift. It is of Oliver on the bouncy castle at Bruntwood Park the day after his birthday. The last time we went to the park he would not go on the castle... the lad can be a bit of a wuss puss at times!!! So when he said he wanted to go on it I was gob smacked... I told him he didn't like them, and he just turned round and said, very matter of fact, 'but now I am 4 I do'.
The window to the soul, which eyes are watching in your space today ?
Monday, 6 August 2007
A period of greatest beauty, find 'bloom' in your space today.
We don't do flowers or plants in this house or garden... mainly because I forget to water them or the dog eats them. However, this little fella was a birthday pressie from my bestest friend, Annie. And I love him so much I am taking very special care not to kill him!!! So while the pepper plant is in bloom, it iss also a play on words as the peppers are 'bloomin hot'. I chopped one very finely and added it to a salad, but didn't tell Rob... so funny!!! He drank so much water he ran the risk of bursting..LOL!!!
Sunday, 5 August 2007
Something a little rounder than it could be. Find fat in your space.
Saturday, 4 August 2007
A lifting of the corners of the mouth to express happiness. Show us a smile in your space today.
I will be back later with whatever I do tonight whilst I have the house to myself!!!
Friday, 3 August 2007
Thursday, 2 August 2007
The most important meal of the day. Show us breakfast in your space today.
Wednesday, 1 August 2007
Well we haven't had much of a summer... but ours started on Saturday when we went to Bruntwood park... we spent the day there basking in the glorious sunshine... wearing jeans because it started off very cloudy and the sun caught us unawares...LOL!!!
I took soooooo many photos that day, Harry's first ice cream cornet, Harry's first go on a swing, Oliver and Mama on the tyre swing.... but I have chosen two to represent the start of summer.
Oliver and Grandad eating ice cream... a photo taken whilst they were both in deep ice cream eating concentration, and Oliver on the bouncy castle... lets face it, no summer is complete without a bit of bouncy castle action...LOL!!!