Monday, January 29, 2007

Useless

at updating!!!! Sent off my grant application and also had a visit from a Warm Front surveyor who has recommended that we have loft insulation and a new boiler. My Photobox order arrived and was completely duplicated so I had 132 prints instead of 66! Have been busy sending copies of photos all around the country but am looking forward to scrapping with mine eventually. Only managed to get a couple of cards made - the engagement card:

Jackie likes pink so I wanted to go for a grungy pink/black kind of card. Loved these K&Co papers but haven't got any photos to use them with!

We went to the party on Saturday night leaving my folks looking after the kids. It's the first time that Neil and I have been out on our own together for about a year but I think we both enjoyed it. Matthew wasn't so pleased and did cry when we left but apparently he settled quite quickly and went to bed with no problems. Mum did say that we ought to go out more often as they'd quite happily babysit but I think I'd feel quite guilty asking them as they then have a 40 minute drive over here and the same to get home.

Also managed to make a quick birthday card for my step-dad whose birthday it was yesterday.

Used some DCWV 8x8 cardstock but didn't think about an envelope to fit until afterwards which luckily I had! Also had to change the design halfway through as I ended up with a lovely black innky fingerprint right in the centre of the card. Have to say that I do love that black Brilliance ink though. The paper on here is HOTP (I'm no paper snob!) from one of their cardmaker's packs and then I used Banana Frog stamps, Scrapworks alphadotz and hugz. The rub-on is one of the newer Scrapworks ones. Gave up on making any of the other cards and did cheat by buying 2 but still need to make a new home card. I have a stinking cold at the moment so not feeling very creative but will hopefully get around to it in the next few days. In the meantime I'm off to lie down for an hour before picking the kids up from school. Jamie was going to a "creative expression" workshop today that his teachers sent him to so looking forward to hearing how that went.

1 comment:

scrapdolly said...

Jo I love your cards
You take care of yourself with a cold and all
xx