Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Full Page Spread

......well very nearly. This is the article from our local Evening Gazette. Grandson Rob is top right with his arm round his cousin Jessi. Doing the proud Grandma thing again.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Curry in a Hurry!!

Just had to post this.
On the way to my son's birthday bash we passed through a local market town. Police cars, ambulance and fire engines all over. Turned out that a man in a Mercedes had gone to collect his take - away.............

rather too enthusuastically !!!

Luckily no one was hurt.

What a Week for the Band

Electric Nightmares formally releaed their CD this week and are now on the download sites. They were interviewed on our local television news - three of them had chance to talk to the presenter and for two thirteen year olds and a sixteen year old they did really well. They also included a short piece of them performing.

My eldest son was also interviewed as a 'proud parent' - much to his surprise - he had several calls from old friends who hadn't seen him for a while and comments like 'you haven't changed a bit' (highly original - not) 'you sounded very posh' -(think he had his best telephone voice on) to - 'You looked fat'. Considering that he is 6'2" and weighs in at about 11 stone either that 'friend' needs new glasses or the adage about television making you look heavier is true (not that much heavier though).

This morning they were also on Century radio and our local paper is supposed to be doing a piece on them too, so it is all very exciting for them. They have also had two gigs - one very successful and the other in a pub which was half empty. Last night they brought their acoustic guitars and Jessi had her bass and they jammed for over an hour at my son's birthday bash. The bar manager brought an empty barrel and ice bucket for Rob to use as he hadn't been able to smuggle his drums in the car - it was a surprise for the birthday boy. We had a great time - they played all their own songs and lots of covers too.

Guess next week could be very tame by comparison.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Colour me........


Because I have been housebound for the past week with a very painful back my younger son and fiancee picked up some of Papermill's new colour card for me and when I opened the first box, well you can't just buy one can you, this green was on top. It looked so fresh and springlike that I had to make a card - and this is it. Stayed with the green, stamping lightly with two shades on a background of a lighter green and then with darker ink for a feature. Had to stamp a button to match and attached with green ribbon. Used Agapanthus stamp and Whispers inkpads.

Liked this one so tried using blue.

Layers of blue card and a Stamp Francisco rubber stamp - Torn Hat -stamped with Whispers ink Starry, Starry Night. Love this stamp and like the faded effect using blue on blue gives. Little boy looks so wistful.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Love the Paper

I loved this paper and wanted a design where it was the main feature with nothing to detract from it. Quite pleased with the result.

Paper: K&Co. Chloe
Kanban: DSC
Brads: Papermania Large
Sentiment: Making Memories Definitions

Friday, 2 May 2008

Four Legged Friends

Time to introduce Murphy and Mr. Simms.
My favourite picture of Murphy is this one with his puppy coat just before his first haircut. Bouviers don't shed so have to have a cut and blowdry about every two months. He was about 8 months and already weighing about 70lbs and was just a little on the large side for this chair.

The second photograph is at about 2years, and  90lbs. He is now 3, had his birthday on March 26th, but is still more of a loopy puppy than a growing up dog. He's probably not as bright as he might be, still can't be let off the lead as he can't master the idea that he has to come back every time he is called, after the first three or four times he gets bored and goes off looking for an adventure.

Good thing that we love him to bits.

This is Simms in typical cat pose. He's now 14 years old and is a real beauty. Always wanted a marmalade cat. His fur is really thick and he is very good at keeping his white bits white. He is still a bit of a hunter although doesn't bring home as many 'presents' as he used to, thank goodness.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Voucher folder

This is a new one for me. My daughter wanted something to brighten up the gift they had bought for a work colleague's birthday - so this is it.
Brown and pink Kanban DSC,
K&Co paper
Anna Griffin satin ribbon
Letters. Cuttlebug Hippy Chick Alphabet