Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sassy Madam!

My wonderfully talented friend Mandy who kept me sane alongside Sandi while I was under house arrest (Thanks girls) sent me a picture she edited of Leah for me. I sent her a plain picture and just look what she did with it!!! She is one talented lady. Thank you so much Mandy!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Paperplay Challenge No. 2

I am also entering this into the Paperplay challenge. I took this picture of Leah with her brand new kitten the day we brought her home. There is hidden journalling under the picture about her first few days and how her name changed from Sonia to Sarah after a few days. It's a very simple LO but I like how it turned out.

Paperplay Challenge No 1

Here is my entry for this weeks Paperplay challenge. I know, my colouring is dire. All the more reason I need to win the Copics on offer as a prize this week! The challenge was to use an amimal of some sort on your entry. This is my first time trying to use this moggy. I used glossy accents on his nose to give it a wet look. Thanks for looking and hop over to the site to join in. It's great fun.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blog candy alert!

Melissa is having a lovely giveaway here . It closes tomorrow so be quick!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Paperplay Challenge-Dimensions

The challenge this week over on the Paperplay site is Dimensions. As I'm under house arrest with Swine Flu along with Cathal and the shakes have stopped I decided to give it a go. The butterfly is decoupaged and mounted on funky foam and then mounted on Whitewash Coredinations card. I think you can see the exact stitch where I got fed up with the sewing!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Paperplay Challenge

This is the card I made for my baby who is 10 today! I'm entering it into the Paperplay Challenge so wish me luck! Sorry about the quick post but I've been sick for a few days and I promise to update soon.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Can you buy time on E-bay yet?

So I'm sans one child today and was beavering away with these for the kids teachers on Monday.....

....when I get a phonecall.
Jerry: Can you eat Spider Crabs?
Me: I don't know, you're the one out fishing.
Jerry: Will you look it up online. I'll throw it back if we can't eat it but it's big.
Me: Call me back in 5 minutes.

Yes, you can eat Spider Crab. And it is glorious! But it's time consuming. I had to find the most humane way to kill it, how to cook it and how to get the meat out. It's also a pain in the ass when I'm questioned as to why I'm "cooking it that way" when I'm the one who was looking it up and actually cooking it. Never mind that it took over half an hour to get the meat out of. I have better things to do with my time you know. Like teachers presents. Cards. Laundry. Washing dishes.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Lost in Translation.....

Today's after school conversation with Leah.

Leah: "I saw Hazel today"

Me: "Oh, who's Hazel?"

L: "No Mom, Haysel"

M: "What's a Haysel?"

L: "Nooooo MOM! Heysuls"

M: "Heysuls? I don't know what you mean."

L: (Tapping top of head) You know, the rain that hurts you on your head?"

M: "Oh, hailstones!"

L: (Rolls eyes) "That's what I said"

I really must pay more attention....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

In hindsight.....

....I realise it wasn't a good idea to do Laser Quest in the woods in capri pants. This is valuable knowledge I will pass on to my kids. Or not, depending on my mood! Maybe it's better they learn themselves the hard way. Like Momma!

Volvo Ocean Race Galway

A few pics from our trip in to see the boats after they landed in Galway. It's a pity they passed here in the middle of the night or we could have watched them from Mom's house!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


A couple of pictures from our weekend away in Trabolgan, Cork. We had an amazing weekend and we were all sorry to come home.

Please click on this photo to see it bigger!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Goodnight Dad.

Colamh Sámh.
x x x

Friday, May 8, 2009

Peace and tranquility.....

No, not in this house but that's the theme I was aiming for in this layout!

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's a hat trick, twice over!!!

I've crafted for 3 days, and today I made 3 cards. I have now officially made more this weekend than I have since Christmas!

This one was inspired by the Uber talented Mel over at Mel Stampz. No, it's nothing like her card but I said "inspired by" not copied....

I made this one with an image that Sarah kindly stamped for me. I used "Fluffy Stuff" on the frosting!

And this one was just a throw together. I saw a beautiful flower that Jackie did at her class yesterday and tried to replicate it. Pity I didn't go back to the computer today to see it again. I might have even done it properly!

The long weekend is over so I probably won't get to craft again till next Christmas. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted....