Saturday, 31 October 2009

Halloween (also spelled Halloween) is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints, but is today largely a secular celebration. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

How do you celebrate Halloween? I love seeing all the children dressed in their costumes young and the old and watching scary movies.

At Craftswap we do a swap every year where we send two people special cards 1 which is a trick and one which is a treat. I have used a which digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil and have coloured it in with promarkers. The atc's are for the same forum, we send 12 atc's to 1 person and once they receive them all they sort them out and we then get 12 different ones back. I have not had the swaps yet but once I receive mine I will post a photo.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

New Shimelle Class

Today, thanks to my good friend Clair I have signed up to Shimelle new class which I just had to do. It starts in November, and runs all the way through the month with an added bonus of a book of a whole year of prompts and ideas, just what I need. It is called Blogging for scrapbookers. I thought it might help me organise my thoughts a bit better and keep me on track.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Pigeon Holed

Do you ever feel as if you have been pigeon holed ? This is the first challenge in October at Its all about me This took a lot of thinking by myself, as I feel quite strongly about this reference, because this is exactly how I feel. For my layout I have said I am not a statistic I am a person. How many of us feel like that? I am sure there is loads of you out their not just me. For my journaling I have hid it behind my photograph so if anyone wants to see it they have to remove the tag which says:

I am not a statistic, since being diagnosed as being disabled after my diagnosis of M.S in 2008. I have thought more about life and me in general and have come to the conclusion that despite being classed as disabled I am still a person who has feelings, emotions and loves life.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Fantastic 40th Birthday Present

I am not that happy today as I have completed 2 scrapbook challenges for Craft swap Forum . A challenge forum I have been involved with for a couple of years now, but unfortunately I have not been able to upload the photographs of the LO's, my own stupid fault. I have lost my charger. So I am now unable to charge my camera up, so as soon as I find it I will upload them. I am not disheartened too much as have a look at the picture above it is my fantastic, gorgeous, so pretty, amazing, 4oth Birthday Present, do you think I like it ? off my lovely talented crafty friend, she made it for me. If you would like to see more of her work , go have a look at her blog you will love it Obstinate Pursuit

Thursday, 1 October 2009

What colour are you?

What colour are you?, originally uploaded by craftandstash.

The second challenge from Its all about me is what colour are you? I thought to myself this is write up my street, but upon sitting down and actually thinking about this challenge. I realised something, I did not know. I have always said I love pink, and it is my colour but after doing some research on the Internet at Colour Wheel Pro I have realised Yellow is more my colour as I am always optimistic nothing really gets me down and yellow is the colour of sunshine and associated with joy, happiness and intellect. This weeks challenge also has a twist to it and the layout that you design is to be a scrap lift from one of the very talented design team members, so I have chosen Mette blog as I love her take on life, and all her layouts are so full of energy. The lace papers I have chosen are from Creative Imaginations the unusual ribbon flowers are from Pink paislee Captivating and the other flowers are as usual from my favourite online ribbon shop Angel Crafts

What colour are you?, originally uploaded by craftandstash.

If I live to 100

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Today to save myself from going mad with my last course essay, I have done the challenge from a lovely new blog, go on, go and have a look you will love it. This lovely new blog it is called Its all about me
All About Me is a blog dedicated to scrapping yourself, a subject which I am sure all fellow scrapbookers find difficult.The first challenge was to Scrap with the sentence "If I live to be 100...". Due to my internet being a Little temperamental this challenge is late, but I enjoyed it so much that I just had to share it with you.

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The gorgeous flowers, and ribbon are from a monthly ribbon kit from Angel Crafts. The lovely papers and orange butterfly are from the September monthly kit by Scrap a Go Go .