Friday, 29 June 2012


...Rocking your World Friday has come around again.

Despite trying to be very organised (I actually started to prepare this on the 19th so I wouldn't forget anything or miss posting on time - some hope LOL).

So this is two weeks rolled into one...

After a very wet & stressful Friday last week, Saturday (16/6/12) was a lovely day.

As usual, the weathermen got it wrong and 3 months-worth of rain did not fall in 3 days (unless it arrived overnight) - Saturday was a lovely day, a bit blustery but bright and pretty warm...well it would have had to have been because I actually decided to leave my coat in the car. A lovely wander around the craft village at Barleylands - and a cuddle and 'wash' from Andy's beautiful collie - coffee and cake at the cafe. Then a jaunt over to Wickford to watch a lovely afternoon full of Letraset demos by Jacqui Dennis at In2Crafting.

The start of the working week wasn't too bad weatherwise but after a glorious day on Wednesday it seems to have been downhill ever since...please don't tell me that was our Summer (especially as we are now the other side of the longest day).

Thursday evening was crop night but not much scrapbooking got done - it was a very small group as a lot of the ladies were away so we just enjoyed a very pleasent evening of chat.

I think it is pretty clear to most visitors to my little bit of cyberspace that I love my Copic pens. One of the blogs I follow is 'Copic Marker Europe' and they are celebrating their first birthday by having a blog-hop and providing a couple of lovely digi images for use in their celebration events. I've already printed them off and have made a start with the colouring (you'll have to wait and see what I'm actually making with you won't - because it took me so long to get this post done the two previous post now contain the first of my makes with thse images "giggle" - what am I like???).

Today has been 100% better than last Friday. The heavy rain that was forecast was short-lived and with luck I'll be home to finish this post before the next bank of black clouds arrives.

Saturday (23/6/12) meant setting the alarm clock so that I got over to Barleylands nice and early to ensure getting a seat at the Die-cutting & Punch demo day held by Pinnacle crafts - wonderful tips and ideas from Andy that made the 'numb bum' worth it LOL. I also got to see several dies 'cut' that I hadn't been sure about...they are now on the wish list.

Sunday and Mum wanted another trip to Hobbycraft to grab some more semi-precious beads for her jewellery making. We were very lucky - during the time that we were in the store a downpour hit and soaked everywhere but it stopped just as we came out c",) I have some pretty beads to play with too but I'll be saving those for when I've a bit more time. Lunch at the Harvester was rounded off with the most delish baked cheesecake mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I took the time to open my W H Smith rewards email this week and there were two £5 off vouchers - one was to use if you spent over £10 on a book and the other if you spent over £15 in store. Well the timing for this was just perfect as I've been waiting for a couple of books to come it and had saved for them...the vouchers meant that I didn't have to spend all the money I'd saved - result!!!

I was recently lucky enough to win some blog candy over on the lovely Bev Rochester's blog - it's always lovely receiving craft stuff through the post isn't it! I've also been enjoying 'playing' with the images that were given free as part of the Copic Marker Europe birthday celebrations.

Oh and to round the week off I have a lovely new follower - Jenie...welcome to my little bit of cyberspace. All in all, some lovely things happened over the last couple of weeks.

I've set this as a scheduled post so that I don't forget again and will pop back to add the links to Virginia's blog when her post is up.....................


Virginia said...

Oh two weeks worth of positives - bliss - you sound a bit like me trying to dodge the raindrops and I too noted we'd passed the longest day point and are still awaiting the arrival of summer!

Love all the craft related things you've done, I haven't been to a crop or a scrapbook class in 'forever' and really do miss the downtime chatting with others - might have to sort that out as am looking at the long term implications of stress - not a good thing!

Hope you have a beautiful and blessed week ahead!

scrappyjen said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. You are right - we need to stop and think about the good bits as we usually only remember the not so good bits. Glad I found your blog. Now I am a follower ;-) scrappyjen x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

sounds like a fun week! we under a heat wave tho right now, it's only 81, thundering, lightening and raining. we need the rain desperately. however, nothing significant at the moment. boo hoo.

enjoy the weekend.

hugs :)

Debbie said...

Ooh, sounds like a fab couple of weeks, lots of nice things happening! It's a while since I've been to any kind of crop, maybe that's what I need to kickstart my mojo! Like the sound of the book bargains too! Happy reading and crafting!

Debbie x

Joanna said...

Wow, lots of good stuff for your Rocking post! Lots of crafting which is GREAT!! I daren't go anywhere near a Hobbycraft - as soon as I pick up a basket (or worse, a trolley), I have this overwhelming desire to fill it up and we REALLY can't afford that!!

Have a great weekend,


Sarah said...

sounds like you have had a busy fortnight with lots of crafting and craft related socialising, lovely!

I think we must have been very lucky with the weather down here - yes there has been rain but plenty of lovely sunny days too

hope you have a fab week (and let's hope for some sunshine all over the UK!)

Clarky J said...

Loving the two week list - i should try that as sometimes I miss weeks too. I love my crafty groups the socialising is what keeps me going sometimes. Im a promarker girl myself and have not had as much time as I want to devote to my passion for Molly Blooms. Well done on the candy win especially as Bevs are so popular! following our blog too so great to "meet" a fellow Rockette xx

Myzdamena's World said...

Early preparation rocks... but my Friday post last week I had been writing all week and then I lost it.. cyberspace chewed it all up! LOL.. I just had to make it tho... I hadn't posted since January...slaaaackity hehe

Don't really get out but I would love to go to a crop.. or even round someone else's house to have a crafty play... would take some getting over but the memoriiies lol.. they sound like superfun tho :)

Big hugs

Myz xxx