Saturday, 24 November 2007

As you can see...

...I'm getting ready for Christmas.

I've now got a Christmas tree on my blog :o) just wish it was that easy to do the real one in the house LOL

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Anyone for a...

...Gingerbread latte?
I couldn't believe that I went right through the Christmas period last year without having a single Gingerbread Latte...:o(
So, this year I have made up for it (LOL) and have endulged in a few **hehehe**
Yesterday I had a wonderful visit to Starbucks - Gingerbread latte with whipped cream and a piece of gingerbread loaf - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, so scrummy.
I keep looking at the other Christmas flavours but chicken out and order the Gingerbread latte - I might pluck up the courage before the Christmas flavours disappear.............

I've been...


Okay, this is where the fun begins as I'm not very good at 'linky' things but I will try to put into practice what I have been shown over on UKScrappers (not that it will work, lol).

So, I've been tagged by Mary B a lovely lady from UKS.

Here are the rules: -

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them)
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Well here goes: -

1. My family tree can be linked back via my maternal grandfathers line to the french court (offspring of Louis 15th - unfortunately "wrong side of the blanket", as the saying goes)
2. I have no middle name as my mum always said children hate the name they are given so why lumber them with two.
3. My dad's paternal grandparents came to England from Germany in the late 1890's to escape persecution as they were Lutherans.
4. I once shared a lift with the Goodies at the BBC rehersal rooms in Acton, London - I was on my way to an audition for Pan's People (surprisingly I didn't get the job, lol).
5. I love Marmite
6. I have had dogs, rabbits, gerbils, fish, birds but never had a cat.
7. I love Teddy Bears and have a huge 'Hug' (term used for a collection).

Right, this is where I think things will go pear-shaped trying to do the 'linky' things...


Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Last Sunday crop...

...well, at least until January.

So although it was only early November we had Christmas crackers, party hats and Marshmallow Christmas lollies :o)

It was another fun day as usual. How many days until the 20th Jan ?????????????

Acetate mini book...

...this is a first.
The Artbase crop on Sunday (11 Nov) was a venture into the unknown - lol - in more ways than one. It was the first time I had been to one of their crops and there were no instructions with the kit and the first time I had used acetate for anything other than making cards.
No instructions...bit scary but once I got stuck in it was fun. Emma had produced a demo item and all the kits were slightly different so we had fun swaping bits and bobs to arrive at colour schemes that would suit...
I am currently trying to do a 12x12 album for my sister of her late cat but it is taking for eeeeeeeeeeeeeever :o( so I thought this would be a little something for the time being.
Loved the difference that acetate creates and really want to do some more. Bev was doing a '12 Days of Christmas' book. Can't wait to see that finished :o)