Sunday, 16 December 2012

Winter in the Woods

Well with only 9 days to go til Christmas I was actually surprised I managed to scrapbook. This is most certainly the last I'll be able to this side of the big day as Wednesday will be my last day off before Christmas and I've already been booked in by mum to take her to get the last of the food then go over and drop the presents off at Kelly's. But anyway back to the point... this weeks challenge on UKS was set by the Dizzy Dots. We were asked to choose one of three sketches, to use either warm or cool colours & to use something new. I chose sketch number three which is this one
I also decided to use cool colours which meant I could crack open my brand new Quirky Kits and came up with this layout using photos taken in Wakerley Woods by Ian at the beginning of the year after some snow
I knew straight away I wanted to use the Teresa Collins white wood grain paper as my base as well as the snowflake ILS paper as they went perfectly with the theme. I'm doily mad at the moment so I was thrilled when I saw all the ones which came in the kit. I covered a shipping tag with pale green chevron Washi Tape to help it blend in more with the layout. Everything used is from the kit except for two strips of scraps (my scraps bag is not get any smaller!), Washi Tape, label & pearls.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Cutie Pie

In between the chaos of Christmas and half through and 10 day stretch at work I managed to find an hour to do the the weekly challenge on UKS. First we had to use the following sketch
Then we could use either a pink and brown colour scheme or purple and green, and we had to use a flower and a brad. I took a really cute photo of Buster last week snug on the sofa with a blanket and his cuddly toy while it was wet and windy outside, I would have loved to stay with him but had to go to work! Anyway I printed it off and made this layout
I used the reverse side of a piece of MME paper from the last Quirky Kit which has a wood grain effect on it as my base card, then picked out some scraps from my scrap bag. The title and journalling spot came from the MME Nostalgia diecut sheet, I keep all diecuts in a box now as I find I actually use them this way! I then had to go hunting for my flowers and brads as I havnt used them for sssssooooo long!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Ready for Night Patrol

Can you believe its only 23 days until Christmas? How did that happen! It is also time for another Sketchy Scrappers reveal. This months sketch was set by the lovely Lorna who chose this sketch
A few weeks before the sketch went up my Quirky Kit arrived, inside which was a piece of Studio Calico paper with circles on which I thought would be ideal for the circles on the sketch. I pulled out a photo of Buster I printed ready for the cyber crop but never used and made this layout
Every night Buster takes himself upstairs to the spare room and looks out for any cats who dare to step onto his territory! One night I managed to sneak up and snap this pic of him. One of the layouts featured on the Crafty Templates blog showed using the sequin waste which came in the kit as a mask for misting so I thought I would give this a go. I'm not too sure if I like how it turned out or not, especially as you can see my finger to the left where I held it down, I did try to hide it lol!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Getting up close to nature

What is going on with the weather at the moment? I hope everybody is keeping save and have not faced too much disruption :-(  As the weather was a bit pants here yesterday, although nothing compared to what has been going on else where, I sat down and did some scrapping. I was reading the current issue of Scrapbook Magazine the night before and saw a layout by Romy Veul which jumped out at me so I decided to scraplift it. This is the layout I made
During a walk through the town meadows in the summer there were loads of Dragonflies by the river. So after a few minutes of Ian standing very still, creeping up on them he managed to snap this picture. I again used the reverse of a piece of American Crafts paper which came in a grab box which I knew I wouldnt use as my base card, the A side is brown which words such as buddy, amigo, friend, etc all over it. The other papers are American Crafts, Prima, K & Company & MME. I used a Stampin Up punch to punch the flowers from book paper. The tag behind the photo with the journalling is an old K & Company tag which I added string from a clothes label to. The alphas are American Crafts thickers and Kesi Art, the badge is from Buttons & Badges on Etsy.

Monday, 12 November 2012

My Kind of Bug

This weeks challenge on UKS is set by my lovely scrappy friend Ali and I produced a sample layout for her to use. The criteria for the challenge is to use scraps, to use a colour scheme we normally wouldn't use & to be artistic (interpreted however we like). When I saw the list of criteria I thought I would struggle with the artistic element but after looking through my photos and searching the web I soon came up with an idea...ZENTANGLE! With this in mind I came up with this layout
These photos we taken at a local car show over the summer. I love VW Beetles and this one was lush with its stars on the dash and around the lights, if it was pink I would have had to have it! I decided to replicate the stars from the car and diecut some using my Sizzix primative star die, keeping with the scraps element I used the reverse of a scrap of paper I could never see myself using! I then sat down and doodled away lol! I struggled to think of a colour combo I dont normally use but then I realised that I love colour on my layouts so decided to opt for a monochrome/grey combo but me being me I had to have a little bit of colour as it didnt feel right so I added a touch of red. All the papers are from my scraps, the heart badge is from Buttons & Badges & the letters are Echo Park ( they reminded me of tyre tread lol!)

Friday, 2 November 2012

After the Shower

Last week saw the start of UKS Now We Are 10 cyber crop, I signed up and printed photos ready for the upcoming classes & challenges all excited as this would be my first big cyber crop but nothing inspired me at all :-( But then on Tuesday Leo from Crafty Templates, home of the Quirky Kits I sub to, set a challenge to go for a walk or just find something in our home, take a photo and tell the story behind it. This appealed to me as I had printed two photos taken during walks with Buster, photos which looked random but had a story behind them, so yesterday I plonked myself on the floor picked a photo and scrapped this
This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago on my phone. We were walking around the local quarry, we on the homeward stretch when out of nowhere it started to rain. All around us was blue sky apart from one, small, grey cloud which decided to soak the right side of me for 2 minutes then stop! But this did have a perk as we then had a cute rainbow. I altered the photo on Picmonkey to darken the edges and make it look older. I mainly used bits from the last Quirky Kit apart from the bag with star confetti which is from the current kit & a cabochon from my own stash.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Snapshots of our Summer

Well the clocks have gone back and we are in November which means I need to start thinking about Christmas eek! But before that its time to share another Sketchy Scrappers layout. This months sketch was set by the lovely Fi and is from Page Maps
I have used this sketch before and LOVE it so I thought this would be an easy layout to produce. I chose my photos but somehow I couldnt get it to flow straight away, but once the creative juices got their act together I came up with this
These are just two random photos I snapped over the summer. The top one is of my flowery sunglasses on the beach at Wells, the bottom is of mine and SIL's feet in the swimming pool. Instead of one large flag banner I decided to include three smaller banners of different lengths, this meant I could use more scraps from my scraps bag.

I will admit that when I finished this layout I wasnt happy with it and as I was uploading the photo earlier I realised why, the title was wrong! Spot the mistake below
Thats what happens when you spell a title backwards lol! I also wasnt happy with the thickers so I probably did myself a favour lol! In the end I kept the thickers for the last word, then used some old K & Company letter stickers I've had for ages and Authentique letters which came with a kit ages ago but have been really good value they go on and on!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Birthday at the Beach

I managed to do a quick layout last night for this weeks weekly challenge on UKS. The criteria asked us to use a birthday theme, two or more photos, and to use brads, eyelets and/or buttons. I am also entering this into this months challenge over at SJ Crafts which is a birthday theme. This year for my birthday my SIL & I went to the beach for a picnic so I had a search through the photos and made this layout
Even though my birthday is in June, we didn't exactly have summery weather, it was cloudy and v windy so we used beach towels we took in case we dipped our toes in the water as blankets lol! I couldn't find a suitable shade of turquoise card stock in my stash so instead used the reverse of an old American Crafts paper I've had for ages. The chevron paper and the Polaroids behind the photographs are both from the last Quirky Kit, the pink paper is from my scraps bag.

I went to a craft show with my mum a couple of weeks ago and brought a cloud die which I have been looking for for ages! When I mentioned to my SIL I was doing this layout she said to cut out some clouds as it was a cloudy day, so I thought it was the best time to try my new die out. I then journaled around the edges of the clouds. Add some Thickers, Echo Park letter stickers, buttons and some Washi tape and you have a finished layout :-)

Saturday, 20 October 2012

A Day Antiquing

I've had a lovely chilled day scrapping today, completing two sketch challenge layouts. One was for Sketchy Scrappers so will be revealed in a couple of weeks, the other for the Tag-a-longs monthly sketch. This months sketch was chosen by yours truly.
I chose this sketch as I thought it would be an easy one to interpret but I struggled! Firstly trying to find some photos I liked and then trying to choose my papers, I spent sooooo long faffing! Anyway I got there in the end and came up with this layout of photos taken when we went to a local Antiques Fair last year, we did hope to go again this year but it was rained off!
The papers are mainly MME Miss Caroline with the exception on the typewriter paper (Studio Calico) & a strip of Echo Park camera paper which I wanted to use as they were perfect for the theme. I also added a typewriter flair badge from Buttons & Badges.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Dressed Up

Yet again its Sketchy Scrappers time. This months sketch was set by the lovely Lisa
As soon as I saw this I knew which picture I wanted to scrap. Shockingly in the six years we've been together I only have one nice photo of Ian & I so when my brother got married in August I grabbed my uncle and asked him to take a snap of us together in our posh clothes! So this is the layout I made
I used Carta Bella papers from an old Gotta Craft kit as I felt they were perfect for a romantic time theme. The butterflies were punched with Martha Stewart punches, the bobble trim was from a local craft shop and the heart lace & buttons were from our local market.

I've also just signed up to the cyber crop on UKS. This will be my first big cyber crop so I'm kind of looking forward to it, especially as its being spread out over 10 days so theres no pressure to get things finished quick so hopefully there will be lots of layouts to share here :-)

Thursday, 20 September 2012

A Summer to be Proud

Well I'm definitely making the most of my week off as I've managed to do another layout this afternoon woohoo!! This time I did a layout for this months Tag-a-long sketch challenge. This was the sketch
I must admit I did struggle with this sketch for some reason even though I knew which picture I wanted to use as soon as I saw it, funny huh? But I persevered and finally came up with this
 I wanted to document how this summer has made me feel proud to be British so when I found this photo on my phone of the bunting we hung in our garden for the Jubilee I knew I had the perfect opportunity. I wanted to use red, white & blue but not in an overly obvious Union Jack kind of way, with the exception of the cute flag buttons I brought ages ago from the local haberdashery. The papers are all from various MME lines: follow your heart, Nostalgia & Stella & Rose. The alphas are Authentique and American Crafts Thickers. Add a couple of stickers from Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park and I was finished. Here is a close up of the journalling

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Pink House

I'm having a lovely, relaxing week off work this week. We did think about going away but seeing the weather its cooling down alot at night so will be a tad chilly for camping so instead we're just having a lazy time at home, which means I can actually sit down and do some scrapping!! So far I have made a thank you card (which I forgot to photograph before sending) and two layouts. One layout is for Sketchy Scrappers so I'm unable to share with you until the end of the month, but the other I finished this morning for the weekly challenge on UKS.

This weeks challenge was just by the Bijoux Belles. They asked us to use pink shades, mist or bling, paper scraps, & this sketch
I knew when I saw the sketch that I wanted to have another play with my mists and use the Hexagon mask from the current Quirky Kit. This is the layout I made
The misting didnt turn out how I had it in my head but thats fun with it isnt it? I used pink paper, mist, thickers & gems. The papers are Carta Bella, Kesi Art & MME from my scraps bag. The butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch, the flower in the top corner with a SU punch. The other flowers are embellishments I've had hanging around for ages. The photo is of the pink house in Port Meirion I have claimed as my own Lol!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Sept 10 things on the 10th

Its time for another 10 things on the 10th, that time of the month where we list 10 things of our choice. This month as I'm so unprepared (nothing new there) I've decided to list the first 10 songs played on shuffle on my ipod, this will be interesting lol!

1: The Ting Tings "Shut Up & Let me go"

2: Glee "Smooth Criminal"

3: Steps "After the Love has gone" (I admit I didnt even know that was on there!)

4: Sonny & Cher "I Got you babe"
5: Pink "Leave me alone (I'm Lonely)"
6: Skunk Anansie "Charlie Big Potato"
7:  Wicked "Popular"
8: Steps "Tragedy" (Oh dear they made it again lol!)
9: The Prodigy "No Good"
10: Oasis "Little by Little"

So that was fun & a tad random lol! I hope you enjoyed a brief glimpse into my rather mixed taste in music, I may do it again soon! xx

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Take 5

Its another beautiful sunny Sunday, so instead of heading out to the beach or going on a picnic I have been scrapping instead! Ever since I joined the Tag-a-longs on UKS I have been feeling more motivated to try and do some challenges so today I sat down and completed the house challenge. This months challenge was to create a layout around the theme of work, rest or play. I flicked through our holiday photos from Wales and found some "paparazzi" photos Ian took of me having a drink in Port Meirion so I decided to go for a rest theme and created this
I printed the photos 3x2 so I could include all four. I finally bit the bullet and cut into this months Quirky Kit which is soooo lovely but great for summer photos. The papers are both from Studio Calico's Hey day collection and the little embellishment type things were cut from some Elle's Studio cards, the red scallop is the remains of a Crate Paper border sticker which has been in my pencil case for ages. I was also brave and actually misted onto my layout using Mister Huey's powder blue mist and bubbles mask. I wasnt to sure if I liked it when I did it but once everything else was added to the page it grew on me!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

A quick birthday card

Just thought I'd show a quick card I made this afternoon for my mums birthday on Friday. I dont make many cards as it takes me so flipping long deciding what I'm going to do and whether the recipient will like it! But I felt like I needed to make one for my mum as she is a card maker so as she always makes one for everyone elses birthdays it only seems fair to return the gesture! So here it is
The papers are from my scraps bag, the green is Kesi Art & the pink is My little Shoebox. I have had the doily in my stash for ages but have never been to sure how to use it and I am so pleased I finally got around to using my gorgeous bird punch from Stampin Up!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Challenge Layouts

Its the first of the month again which means another reveal for Sketchy Scrappers. This months sketch was set by Jo
I liked this sketch as it as a relatively simple one, which is good as I had to quickly do my layout this week before the deadline. I decided to rotate the sketch and came up with this layout
I decided to use a funny photo of Vern and Rodger playing with a Yorkie Easter egg box. The dotty and flower paper are from the last Quirky Lite Kit and are from Kesi Art, the other papers are from my scrap bag. I used American Crafts ribbon for the horizontal strips as I felt paper would probably be too heavy, and  if I'm honest I wasnt too sure which papers to use!

I also did a second layout this week, my first weekly challenge on UKS for AGES!! For this weeks challenge we were asked to scrap a place, to use circles & to use either gold, silver or bronze. This is the layout I made
 The photos are of a waterfall at a disused goldmine during our walk at Tyddyn Gwladys. I used some Bo Bunny double dot cardstock and some MME Miss Caroline paper as my base. The circles are scraps from my scrap bag punched with a Martha Stewart punch with small heart buttons on top. For the gold I used a strip of gold ribbon. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of doing more challenges. x

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt: Two More!

I have to admit I have been very lazy with the photo Scavenger hunt but luckily this weekend I managed to cross two more photos off the list. When I first started joined the hunt I knew I would be able to find these two photos very easily as this weekend was my brothers wedding! So I give you:

#16 A bride (and groom, my brother & his new wife)

#15 Someone dancing

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Sunny day Scrapping

It is a beautiful sunny day today. The nice weather has lifted my mood and has encouraged me to do some scrapping. Over on UKS I recently joined the Tag-a-longs. They are a lovely bunch of ladies who have their own monthly challenge where one member sets a sketch to use. This months sketch is this Page Maps sketch
I loved the sketch and created this layout using photos of some of the characters who welcome beach goers to their beach huts taken at Wells-next-the-sea.
I've been trying to find the perfect layout to use this MME Miss Caroline wood effect paper for a little while and thought it was perfect to use as a background for a beach hut related page. The butterfly paper is also MME Miss Caroline, the spotty MME Nostalgia, and the scraps are Lily bee and Carta Bella. I used my favourite American Crafts Poolside thickers & Authentique mini letters for the title. I finished off my embellishing with butterflies cut from the Miss Caroline paper (I couldn't find my Martha Stewart punch lol!) & some pink netting found randomly in my tote.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

10 things on the 10th August

I know I'm a day late but after a hectic week my brain was just not working yesterday, nothing new there I can hear everyone shouting, but its time for another 10 things on the 10th. This month I thought I'd list 10 reasons why I love Scrapbooking.

1: You do not need to be arty to craft. I readily put my hands up and say I am not arty at all, I even struggle to draw a straight line with a ruler! But with crafting this does not matter as...

2: There is no right or wrong. There are no rules with Scrapbooking, so what if something I cut or stick down isnt straight (which is very often the case), or a layout doesnt turn out how you imagined it in your head. IT DOESNT MATTER!!!

3: Its relaxing. Whether its just choosing papers for a layout and shuffling them around a bit or actually sitting down and scrapping I always feel relaxed & refreshed after

4: Lots of pretty Stash! My OH would probably say this is a bad thing!

5: Making friends. I've mentioned before the group of friends I've made through UKS and its great to have like minded friends to help & encourage you if you get stuck on anything as they've been there and get it.

6: I actually look at & share the photos I take. Nowadays with digital cameras people just seem to take photos and store them on their computer or just on their camera and never look at them again or share them with people! Now if someone asks if I had a nice holiday I can say Yes or No and share the story with them without huddling around a computer screen or a camera!

7: I take more photos. Even if it is of silly things like my wellies I take photos so I can tell a story later.

8: There are lots of lovely blogs out there. I love finishing work and reading my blog list to see other peoples work or watch tutorials to gain tips.

9: It gives me an excuse to be messy for a bit. When I scrap at home there are usually papers all spread out on the floor or scraps of paper around the bin rather than in it as I'm too in the "zone" to tidy up, dont worry though I do tidy up afterwards lol!

10: It leads on to wanting to try new techniques & crafts. I've recently brought some mists to play with as I've seen them used on other peoples layouts and liked it, I've brought some stamps to try and improve my stamping as I've never been the best, & I've just discovered Smash Books and I'm hooked!!

I hope my list makes sense & I'm sure there are a few points you may agree with! Pop over toShimelle to check out some more lists xx

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Summer Scavenger Hunt: Photo 17

I managed to grab a quick snap today for the summer scavenger hunt. Todays photo is

#17 A church 

I thought I would take a photo of probably one of the easiest items on the list. Living in Stamford you are not short of churches, there are 10 in our small market town! This is the largest church, All Saints found in the main square, a landmark I frequently pass to go to and from work.

Hopefully more photos will appear very soon. I kicked myself the other day, I just popped out of work for a bit and the one time I did not have my phone on me there were 3 separate buskers in the High Street! That will teach me!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Summertime photo scavenger hunt 2012

A couple of my scrappy friends are taking part in a summer photo scavenger hunt. Intrigued I headed over to gallorganico to see what it was all about. Sounds fun doesnt it, so now I have something to keep me busy over the summer especially as I'm playing catch up now as this started in June!

Luckily last weekend we decided to go camping to a nearby campsite as our house was too hot to sleep in. Of course we had a couple of stowaways who had fun climbing in a nearby tree which leads me onto

#20 A swing hanging from a tree
Vern & Roger found a tire swing to play on! 1 photo down only 20 to go! Must remember to write down the list and keep it with me!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Big Buddha

Blimey this must be a blogging record for me, 3 blog posts in 4 days! Cue a long dry spell of no blogging! Anyway its the first of the month so time for another Sketchy Scrappers reveal. This months sketch was set by the lovely Julia who chose this Page Maps sketch
This sketch is ideal for any Instagram photos but as I no longer have my Iphone (oh how I miss it) I adapted it to scrap a regular 6x4 photo.
This photo was taken during our recent visit to Port Meirion the quirky Italian style village which has a random Eastern Buddha! This layout also heralded my first attempt using mists eek! I've admired this technique for a while but have been to scared to try it (I'm a wuss I know) but I'm pleased with the results even though Ian says it looks like bird poop! The papers are Lily Bee with a journaling card cut from a sheet of Echo Park. I used my all time favourite Poolside Thickers from American Crafts, luckily ATDML had an offer on Thickers last week so I managed to get stocked up! The smaller letters are Authentique. I then finished the layout by scattering some gold sequins which came with the last Quirky Kit.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Twilight Addicts CC: Shell Room

Well yesterday was not as productive as Saturday as I had a pounding headache for most of the day. I did however manage to complete another challenge for the Twilight Addicts CC woohoo! This challenge was a second set by Gemma. This time she asked us to use something we had brought because it was pretty but then didnt have a clue how to use it, to use more than one photo, & to use old stash. This was the layout I produced
 I had brought this MME shaped paper in a sale last year when I was going through a phase of buying shaped papers. Since then it has sat neglected in my paper folder as I didnt know what kind of layout it would be ideal for, but I thought these photos of a little Shell room in Port Meirion needed something beachy to sit with them so out it finally came. I'll be honest I'm not too sure if it works but I'm pleased the paper finally has a use! All the papers again came from my scraps bag, & the lettered stickers are Fancy Pants stickers I have used alot hence the reason why I've used alot of capitals!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Twilight Addicts CC: First two challenges

After a slow start mixed with mild panic over what I was going to do, I managed to complete two challenges yesterday. This is probably the first time I've done more than one layout in a day since the retreat in March!

The first challenge I did was set by Gemma. She asked us to include something round, some tearing and some glitter/bling. This is the layout I made:
I punched some circles out using a Martha Stewart pinked circles punch, distressed the papers on the photo mount, and added a little bit of bling between the circles, in the top corner and used glittered Thickers. The papers are from a Gotta craft kit and are Carta Bella. I have to admit that when I saw them I wasn't sure if I'd use them as while they are beautiful they are not a style of papers I would go out and buy but I was pleased with how they worked together for this layout.

The second challenge I finished yesterday was set by Karen. She asked is to scraplift this layout by our fellow Twilighter Carin
To use either bold or muted colours, to use only patterned paper, & to include stitching. This was the layout I made:
I went for the bold colour option to scrap these photos of mine & Ian's different wellies (it was a little joke that he looked like a farmer in his jeans and green wellies, while I looked as though I was going to a festival in my purple jeans and flowery wellies!) I used only patterned paper, with the exception of the twine and the lettered stickers. All the papers are ones I've had hanging around for ages, obviously I had to use the American Crafts wellie paper. The strips are from my scraps bag and the base paper is the reverse side of a cute Kaiser Craft paper with little birdies on, I was saving this for just the right project, whenever that may have been, but on the reverse the purple was just the perfect colour!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Twilight Addicts CC: My challenge Specs Appeal

This weekend a few of the Twilight Addicts are having their own cyber crop. I've never taken part in a cyber crop before as I've usually been working so I cant meet the challenge deadlines, but luckily enough I'm off this weekend and as we're a nice bunch of lasses we've set the deadline for a weeks time! We're all taking turns setting a challenge, for my challenge I took inspiration from ATDML who sometimes set a challenge where you have to select 3 elements from the table but you can only have 1 element in each row and column
EDWARD                     BELLA                       JACOB
Use more than 1 photo    Use paints/mists        Make your own
Avert from reg 12x12    Use stitching/sewing       Use at least 2 diff
Use stash from only              Use at least 3             Cluster
one manufacturer      diff patterned papers      embellishments


This is the layout I made

From the list I chose to use more than 1 photo, use at least 2 different alphas & used 3 different papers. The papers are MME Nostalgia which cam with a Gottacraft Kit and I love them, it was a shame to cut the up lol! The small alphas are Authentique and the large American Crafts thickers

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

10 things on the 10th

I've seen a few bloggers join in with this so I thought I would give it a go. Basically on the 10th of every month you make a list of 10 things of your choice and share with everybody else. As this is my first 10 things I thought I would start with a 10 random things about me!

1- Basic info: My full name is Jessie Michelle Grey and I was born the 16th June 1981. I live with my partner of 6 years Ian and our pooch Buster
2- I live in the small market town Stamford in Lincolnshire. We are in the far bottom corner of Lincolnshire, if you head out of town in one direction you find yourself in Rutland, another lands your in Cambridgeshire, another in Northamptonshire!

3- Ian and I originally went out with each other briefly at school. Years later I became friends with his sister Jo who set us up and the rest they say is history!

4- I'm a huge Bon Jovi and have been fortunate to have seen them 5 times!

5- We have 2 little friends who always comes away with us on our travels. Vernon the turtle and Roger the monkey always sneak into our bags when we go away whether it be on holiday, on scrapbooking retreats or even in our rucksacks when we walked Snowdon!
6- I've recently become a Zumba nut! I started going to Zumba classes last year and instantly became hooked! Since then I have taken part in two Zumbathons for charity (the first was 2 hours, the most recent was 3 hours on the one weekend this summer we actually had warm weather!)

7- I love Snoopy! If Snoopy is on it then I have to have it! I have a complete collection of McDonalds Happy Meal toys (mostly brought from carboots or Ebay you'll be pleased to know!) & I also still have my original Snoopy I stole from my mum when I was 2 years old!

8- I currently drive a Nissan Micra called Susie Suu due to her number plate although I am trying to save for my dream car a Betty the Beetle.

9- I love pink & stars. I work in a baby & childrenswear shop and its a little joke that if I'm involved with the buying and an item is pink or has stars on or is pink with stars then I'll choose it!

10- I'm not ashamed to say it but I am a Twihard! I read Twilight just as the film was released and I was hooked, although I've always been a slight vampire girl whether it was watching Interview with a Vampire with my mum when I was 13 or watching Buffy and Angel later on. Thanks to this slight obsession and through scrapbooking I've met a fab group of ladies on UKS and next year we will be having our third annual retreat
 So those are a few random anecdotes about me, hopefully I haven't bored anyone! I'll get thinking about next months list x