Tuesday, 31 January 2012

day 31 - WHEELS

Our photo prompt today was wheels. I wish I could have thought more about this today and been more original but I went out at 8.30 with my DGD who is 19 mths old and my friend Carol and we visited the Glitter Pot in Burgess Hill. ( we spent a lot of money between us LOL!!)
We finally came home at 2.30pm ready for me to collect my DGS from school. These wheels took me there and back through the sleet that thank goodness did not lay!!

Monday, 30 January 2012

Day 30 Collections

We were asked to day, What did we collect? Well I could have done my usual shoe collection, though since I retired and stopped work the collection has diminished and I no longer buy the same shoes in each colour LOL!!
I have several collections but our ducks in our kitchen are the only ones on display at the moment BECAUSE.......
Our wall with shelves are completely empty as we are decorating!!

Here are my mini shoe collection all safe in a box in a plastic bag!

and my famous cat collection from everyplace we visit in UK or abroad is here too!!

The totally wrong time to ask for my collection !!

Sunday, 29 January 2012


Today was to take a photo of a kitchen utensil. Well the one most used by me daily is my very sharp knife for chopping and shredding all the many vegetables that we eat on SW GREEN days. Today was a green day!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Day 28 - FLUFFY

How fortunate was I to buy this week a new FLUFFY duster for our bedroom which seems to get an awful lot of fluff!! Will also try using it on our car dash board instead of a duster!!
This is the pack and it is brilliant

A new hobby!

Can you believe that I have started something new!
A member of our church was a lecturer in fine arts and needlework and has a workshop in her house and has started a Monday morning club. This week was my second visit and I had decided last week to do a small project of embroidering the letter M. last week saw me choosing and then spending time in Photoshop sizing and flipping the letter and printing on some transfer paper.
This week was exciting as I chose some silk fabric, put the transfer on, put the material onto a frame, then learnt how to make my own cord in 2 thicknesses to use.
Here is a collage of the workshop and my new project
The bottom right photo is twisting thin coton perle to make some cord!!

Scrapping again!

There is a new monthly challenge on UKS for 2012 called Simple Pleasures. There is a given sketch you can use and you are given a colour combination too. The colours were pink, coffee and grey. I knew immediately I would use the BG collection 'Bittersweet' that I had. I loved the colours and the sketch but spoilt the LO with the journalling, I think I will alter it by covering with a journalling tag :) I highlighted the alphas with glossy accents, something I haven't done for quite a while LOL!!
Apart from taking photos daily I did managed last week to do the WC from a given sketch which I love having. It had to have a 1 word title and shades of 1 colour. I immediately thought about another LO for my Egypt album and here it is

Friday, 27 January 2012


Sunsets always AMAZE me and we have such wonderful sunsets from our patio window which faces SW. Here are 2 photos taken within 5 mins of each other showing the change in the night sky in November
This is the 2nd one
and this was the first one taken 5 mins earlier

Thursday, 26 January 2012


Today we had free choice with our photo. Weather is horrible so no chance of a sunny day or sunset photo today!
Since my whole world at the moment revolves round losing weight, I thought I would take a photo of my scales before I find out my weight LOL!! Next week will be a month I have been at SW and then I will reveal my loss to date :)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


I have a very busy day and decided to think about this word and take a photo quickly! I then came up with something I was bought for Christmas , a holder for my glasses when I take them off. This remains in the same place on a shelf by my bed all the time MOTIONLESS- never moving! I wish my glasses didn't move around when I take them off, maybe I need this 'nose' to be downstairs and then I might find my glasses every time they move!!

Day 24 - MOTION

We had to do a photo today showing motion!! I found this one hard and tries to get my DGD ages 19ths to run, she wouldn't oblige! Then as she was watching Ceebies this pm I realised their was a lot of motion going on so took this picture from the TV!! A lot of dancing and jumpting going on!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Day 23 - HOT

This was a puzzle for a while as I tried boiling the kettle and then the veg for the meal tonight! I then thought of our room thermostat and turned the temp up for HOT, NO we don't have it at nearly 30C LOL we would be HOT!!!

Sunday, 22 January 2012


Todays word was glow and I was stumped for taking a new photo in the daylight.
I then remembered sunsets and firework photos that I had in Picasa!
Here are 2 photos showing GLOW. The street light glowing onto the snow last year
and the neighbours fireworks glowing over our fence!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Day 21 - FIRE

Today's word FIRE had to be one of several photos taken in the past. I had memorable photos of big fires in Yellowstone NP a few years ago, then I remembered our town pier burning down in October 2010. Everyone local to the town and holiday makers too had memories of events that they had been at on the pier in their lifetime. For me it had been Jazz on the pier, for my DH it had been tea dances LOL!!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Day 20 - SIGN

We have no cat flap, so when our cats sit by the front door it is a SIGN that they want to go out!!
Here is Mae waiting patiently to go out tonight!!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Day 18 BAD for YOU!

Well there are a lot of things bad for me as I count syns for SW!! I am allowed 5 - 15syns a day
Last year I would happily have a cheese scone with a latte. This morning I went to town and went into my favourite coffee shop BUT these delicious scones have 11 syns per scone, so they are a NO GO :(
even my latte has gone to be replaced with a black house coffee with skimmed milk

Of course there are lots of other things bad for me but thank goodness I love all the things good for me too:)

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Day 18 - Pleasure

Pleasure for me today was weighing in at SW and getting my 1/2st award. Now I know how children feel when they get awards and stickers LOL!! I have lost 9lbs in 2 weeks and I am thrilled!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Day 17 - Naughty

Today's word was NAUGHTY. Well I knew this would be easy as every Tuesday I have DGD Xanthe age 18 mths and she is now into everything and I know it is curiosity but sometimes she can be a little naughty, like tearing up the tissues that Nanny had forgotten to remove and she had been told NO!!
Here is Xanthe first thing in our bedroom wanting everything of Nanny's!!

She wanted to go up the stairs and was told NO and this is what happened ...a cross Xanthe!!

She is adorable and really I love her to pieces!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Day 16 - snack

This was easy since I had a late nite snack whilst at the computer and the foil wrapper was still there this morning when I saw the word! My snacks on SW are Extra light Laughing Cow triangles, I can have 6 triangles for a healthy extra 'a' choice on a red and green day!!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Day 15 - Generous

Day 15 -I went to church and a shared lunch today as my friend Andrea who became a curate several yrs ago has finally got a parish in a small village called Rotherfield Hayes nr Henley on Thames and leaves tomorrow.
I came home and found the word for a photo today was generous and I immediately thought of Andrea who is the one of the most generous and thoughtful person that I know ( though I am fortunate to also now many other generous peeps too) At the farewell lunch I took several photos and this is one of them.

Weekly Challenge

I also managed to do the WC for UKS yesterday
We had to use old stash, so I used collection papers from BG -Granola that I have nearly finished now. New stash which was easy as I get Sarah's card kit each month so used the bling and the alphas from Dec's kit. That was 20pts and then using bling was another 10pt

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Scrapping at last!!

What a lovely afternoon I had snug in my craft room (it is very cold outside!)
I did the House Challenge for the Red Ribbons house on UKS using a given sketch. here is the Christmas LO for 2011. Not a very good quality as I took the ophoto in artificail light

Day 14

Day 14 - what is my guilty pleasure?
Oh I have loads of those and I guess my friends would say brandy and babysham, but really that isn't a secret. So I thought hard and one of my secret pleasures is to watch rubbish soaps especially Eastenders!
I gave it up last year as it was in my view utter misery and rubbish but as Christmas I learnt that Pat was going to die, so oncew again I am caught up with it again and actually cried as I watched the funeral last night, how sad am I!!!
Please don't tell my IRL friends!!

Saturday again,

Where has this week gone? I guess chosing furniture and watching TV!!
Here was my desk on Wednesday with Simple recipe LO nearly finished and one of our cats enjoying a snooze on my craft desk and here we are today still not done and DH has the rest of my room tying flies LOL!
Well we had success this morning, the style chosen and a completely different material and colour scheme chosen (typically me!!) but feel happy now the big task is done. Now the decorating and carpet to choose is the next task but we have until March until the suite s delivered.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Day 13 - What's inside your fridge?

Day 13 - well what was inside my fridge? I decided to just open it and snap without any rearrangement and here it is a messy bottom shelf where all the salad and veggies sit !!
I nearly just snapped a couple of items but was brave...pleased to see no Christmas leftovers anymore!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Day 12 Transluscent

Transluscent - penetrating light through but diffusing it so that objects on the opposite side are not clearly visible
Day 12 - here is my photo taken looking through the stainglass window in the door of the house where I go to have a pedicure

Our Day out yesterday

I joined SW last week so had my first weigh in yesterday .....roll of drums..... I lost 51/2 lbs
It was a really mild and sunny day and we were then up the A21 to a retail park looking at furniture. After 2 shops we were sofa ed out!! so headed for lunch which we ate outside on 10th January!! It felt like April
We love bargains so we headed into Tunbridge Wells late afternoon and these are my bargains from a charity shop, the watch was a M&S and was brand new!! Just love the glittery pen, hope I don't lose it

and these were a sample of the furniture we looked at , we like the top R photo but in different colours but we are not sure and have other samples and still looking, the sales finish 29th Jan so not much time!!

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Day 11 What are you wearing?

Day 11 - What are you wearing? is today's prompt
Well that was easy, every Christmas I have new slippers from DH which I buy during the year!! This year he had forgotten where he had
put them! Well they were hidden and so we had to search for them togetherLOL!!

Well obviously we found them because here I am wearing them!!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Xanthe today

Just had to add this collage before going to bed of some shots I took of Xanthe today, the budding artist !! She is now saying some words very clearly, today it was Flowers, baby. one, two, three and chair added to other words she has been saying for quite a while!!

Day 10 - Metallic

Day 10 - METALLIC> The dictionary definition of the word is 1. is relating to or havong the characteristics of metal. 2. containing a metal. 3. having a quality suggesting or associated with metal

Well I was watching a recording of Dancing on Ice this afternoon having taken several pictures of metal items and was thinking how Paul Schofield, the presenter had a shiny suit looking, quite metallic!! Here he is with Christine Blakeley in this suit!! Today's take on metallic LOL!!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Day 9 - Water

Todays word was WATER. I have spent a while taking many photos of the shower, water droplets etc! I think this is my best photo today for that word, looking forward to seeing other peeps takes on this today!

Sun crop post Christmas meal

After our monthly crop, nine of us went out for our annual post Christmas meal together. Here I am with three fellow scrappers, Wendy, Sy Karen and myself. A photo of all of us was taken on someone elses camera ! Please note my water on the table, I am still not drinking wine!!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sunday crop

What I lot I did at our crop today apart from chatting!!
Here are 2 quick LO's I did.
This was my LO for UKS weekly challenge week 1.
We had to use old stash - 10 points, incorporate circles into our LO - 10points and show some doodling on your LO - 10points
This is another LO for my cruise album of our table companions every evening, we all got on famously! These pictures were of each couple on one of the two formal evenings we had.
This was a 'calender scraplift' from the front page of a papermill calender my friend Carol decorated and gave to me Dec 2010!! As I was cutting the LO's for each month from the calender, I made it into a LO and added the crotched flower, journalling and practised doodling on this first before doing the above LO!!!!

Day 8

Day 8 - Cosy
We got very cosy at our crop today, infact someone said "we were too cosy and we needed the heating turning down"!!So this was my photo of the boiler we turned down!
Now I am home after a very long day cropping and then a meal afterwards. As I popped my dressing gown on and sat in my craft room I realised that this is what I call everyday COSY!!

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Day 7 - Drink

Day 7 - DRINK
well this was easy for today's photo as I am no longer drinking red wine since starting SW!!
My new drink is sparkling water!!