Monday, January 29, 2007


I has hoped that 2007 was goin to be a better year for us but it appears not. There is trouble in Lebanon again.
Yeaterday we got the news that my Uncle is ill in hospital.He is in the highest dependency bit of ICU and we are all very worried. Please think healing thoughts.

Friday, January 26, 2007

not more trouble :(

Monday, January 22, 2007

Happy Birthday to me...

It was my birthday yesterday, woke up and had a cuppa in bed made by the kiddies and opened my pressies, Ali bought me some smellies and Jakey sent me some fabby MoBe alphabet stamps and a mini album.

Then later Mum came round and gave me some money and a cupcake cookie jar,it will look great in my new kitchen :)

I then went to a craft show at the Dome with Mum and Layla,Layla bought me a pack of crystal brads from The Card Fairy and she bought herself a blank book and stickers and papers, she is going to decorate the book and fill it with recipes.
I bought some bits from the show, the best buys were the storage boxes I bought which will hopefully help me to get organised. It wasn't a very good show,I'm glad that I wasn't there with my stall :)

Then off I went to my best friends house for a shower, she bought me the gorgeous Whittards gift set, choccies and some Burberry Weekend perfume, then we all went to Estikutum for dinner.

It was a lovely day :)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

just a bit of fun

Your Girl Parts Are Named:

The Vice of Love

go on try it!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Points mean Prizes at our Forum

We have a new Challenge Forumon the forum now, it's a greatreason to scrapmore and have the chance to win a prize.

Each week there will be a new challenge posted and at the end of 4 weeks the forum member with the most points will win a prize from Carolinez Craftz.

See here for all details

Now go scrap! ...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I love purple

My favourite colour has to be purple closely followed by pink.
My obsssion for purple started when i was 14 and saw Purple Rain on my black and white portable TV.
That started my obsession for Prince, who I lurvvve with a passion,although when I was pregnant with Ali I sold all my memorabilia so we could by a pram, would have been worth thousands now, oh well,needs must!

You Are Grape

You are bold and a true individual. You are very different and very okay with that.

People know you as a straight shooter. You're very honest, even when the truth hurts.

You are also very grounded and practical. No one is going to sneak anything by you.

People enjoy your fresh approach to life. And it's this honesty that makes you a very innovative person.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Look at this

I love my Dream Team, they are so talented. They manage to come up with exciting and original designs for our classes every week.

Look at todays class by Maria Horton,I love it,she has managed to fit so many photos into the project.

If you would like to have ago at the class then instructions are on our forum

The classes are a great way to make sure you do some scrapping on a regular basis. You can even buy the kits so that you already have everything there ready to follow the class. The kits are available here

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Cyber Crop is coming......

Wow, what strange weather we have here today, torrential rain and wind, perfect weather for staying indoors:)

Over on the forum we are busy preparing for our second cyber crop - Spring Has Sprung, there will be loads of fantastic classes for you,and a kit will be available to buy soon which includes all the kits for the whole weekend.

There is alo a Pre Crop Challenge,there will be a kit for this too, and a fabulous prie for the winner.

Make sure you check out the forum for all the details and latest news here

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

For Pam

Here you go, better than biccies! :)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

New Forum

I have got to add all the forums yet but you can register now:

and it's the right colour!

ooh goodies

My friendly postman brought me a box of goodies today. It was my prize from the Scrapbooker of the Year competition. Some really nice things too,I'll take a pic later and upload it so you can drool with me :)

If you are a visitor to our forum you may have noticed that there have been some problems logging in, it has been driving me mad, so... we are having a brand new spanking forum built by the wonderful Simon who also runs UKScrappers. So all should be good again soon, there will be a link to the new forum on here, the shop blog and the shop website. If you haven't joined our friendly community,why not?! We have Weekly Classes, where you have the option of purchasing a kit,then one of our uber talented Dream team members designs a layout from the kit for you to follow. The classes are uploaded every Saturday morning and all the past classes will remian on the forum so you can dip in and put when you need a bit of inspiration. We also have Cyber Crops, our first one was held in December and all the classes are still there if you want to have a look. Not sure when our next one will be but there will be one.

Things are moving slowly with the house purchase, tme of the year I suppose!! I'm just trying to forget about all the work we need to do before we move,as we will be renting our current house out and need to do some work first. Then everything needs doing in the new house -eekk!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Heres to a better year

Thinking back to 2006,it has been a rough year for us.
Particularly the summer, it was a horrendous summer when we woke up in July to the news that Israel had bombed Beirut International Airport. We were due to fly out there 9 days later but it soon became apparent that we were not going to be able to go. There began the worst 33 days of my life. Each morning I woke up wondering if that day would be the day we received the news that our family had not made it, it was so bad to live like that, just thinking back now, I don't know how we got through it.Every day was a muddle really,just existing while we were glued to the news channels,watching places we knew and loved being bombed to the ground. We had to try and appear normal for the kids sake, Ali had a school trip to France and his birthday during this time, it was so hard though,so very hard. I think we are still feeling the repercussions now. I know it has changed my outlook on life,nothing seems so important now.

Thank God, all our friends and family are OK,they survived and our house survived,but so many people didn't. I don't know if we will go this year, we are buying a bigger house and will have to see how our finances go,but if we can't afford it,then I will suggest that Nasser goes at least, he needs to see things for himself over there.

I am thankful for my family more than ever now, and I hope 2007 will be a much better year for everyone.