Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Journal your Christmas

I’ve decided to just finish off my current album this year but may post on my blog a little more – busy busy and over the next few weeks I’ll be recovering from tomorrow’s minor surgery anyway.

Was actually planning on doing a digi – album, might still do that once I get my head around it.

We’ve got snow – quite a lot snow … I wonder if my mum will be able to make it next week Thursday – depending on the Frankfurt and Edinburgh Airports and decisions made by the airlines …. let’s hope so, it’s bad enough I am not able to go and visit my family and the Frankfurt Christmas Market (it became quite a tradition over the last few years).  Sooo … keep your fingers crossed for me please!!

Some comfort food from the “fake” (LOL) German Christmas Market before the OP tomorrow.

And my friend Anna is working at the German Food Stall…


Monday, 22 November 2010

Boyce Avenue in Concert... :)

Seen these boys yesterday at Cabaret Voltaire - and definitely a band who can carry LIVE performances well.

Had loads of fun with Anna & Katnip and hope Boyce Avenue will come back to Edinburgh. :)

Their Special guest was Ryan Cabrera who was good in his own rights.

And here's a studio acoustic version of Taio Cruz' "Dynamite" which they played at the concert, too. :)

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Crafty things

Well... hopefully able to post some more crafty results over the next weeks/months. ;)

Dani's Forum is doing a Advent Calendar again and here's my contribution to it:

AKW 2010 - meine Paeckchen

I had bigger plans for this, different packaging, but life got in the way and I really wasn't in the mood for anything that time ... glad I managed to get the box to Mellie though - and last thing I heard my Advent Calendar is on its way back to me now. :) Cannae wait!!

Other things - we had our November crop yesterday and I actually DID something else than blethering and looking at other people's stuff ... ;) Still searching for my crafting Mojo, mind....

I found the instructions from one of the ladies at Dani's forum, "Yosemite" who posted this Teabag book with instructions on her blog. She's really very talented and does a lot of nice instructions for crafty things on her blog, definitely worth looking!!

Tea bag book

I've used one of my favourite stamps from Whiff of Joy on there, Herb with Tea cup.

I've embossed it and partially used fine glitter on areas ... had bags with glitter for years in my stash but never used it until now!! :D

The inside of the tea bag book is below - I've given it enough space for 4 tea bags - but you could just duplicate the pattern for more if you want.

Tea bag book inside

Friday, 19 November 2010

Friday Fill-ins #200

Geesh – 3rd post of the day after a looong break of sporadically blogging… yay me! ;)


So...here we go!

1. Why does time fly when you’re on holiday??
2. Your mind will open to everything when you go out and see the world.
3. Thank you for a nice week off so far.
4. Christmas is my favorite holiday because of the memories I have from my childhood, because of the nice smells, seeing happy faces and making my family happy.  
5. I am SO tired and headachey right now. :(
6. Life can be less stressful once we make up our minds to be human (and not perfect).
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching TV (avoiding Pudsey day stuff though), tomorrow my plans include our November Crop and Sunday, I want to have fun with Anna & Katnip at the Boyce Avenue Concert!!! :)  

Haven’t been

… posting a lot of crafty stuff lately – well, no wonder … I’ve hardly done anything. :o

However, I’ve managed to make some cards and even took photos! So here they are… ;)


That’s the card I made for my inlaws’ Ruby Wedding anniversary – Wording is from Dimension Fourth (last year’s renewal gift) and the stamp … huh … I think I got that one way back from Rebekah at Stamper’s Grove (before she sold the business).

Stamped on red card, layered with gold.




The card to the right is the belated birthday card I made for my best friend, Sharon. :)

The stamp is from one of the monthly Stamp kits from Dimension Fourth. Embossed in Dusky rose I think … from Stamper’s Grove years ago. :)

I’ve done a couple more cards I’m sure, but can’t find the photos (IF I’ve taken any of them! :o) ).

Hoping to get more crafts done soon, but with workout plan (doing something cardio-related nearly every day of the week!) and work and Christmas prep etc … you know what that means.

Planning on doing Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas 2010 DIGI and finish off the proper album from the last 5 years while plodding along. Now I just have to find some nice digi stuff for it … and look into digi scrapping tutorials again…

I’ve also got those things coming up from my German Scrapbooking Forums ….

At the "Scrapbooktreff": And Dani's Forum

Workout! ;)

Due to meds I had to get up early today … and with headache couldn’t go back to sleep, so up since 7:30am. :(  Head’s still thumping, body is sore all over - been doing Fitpro/Les Mills Body Pump and Body Balance on Wednesday and was at Ceroc yesterday night.

To be honest, I’ve only had 2 instructors for the Les Mills classes who really “inspire” me to come back week after week! ;) One’s Pat who’s moved to Fife back in 2006 I believe, and my current instructor is Allan who just makes everything so fun (and believe me, I tried Body Pump with another instructor and they just made me go back to Allan’s class) ;) .

We’ve got a very “nasty” move included in the Shoulder track, the so called “Pec Dec” – have a look from 1.22 onwards … and the Pec Dec itself is from 4:00 onwards … OUUUUUUCH!!! But great workout!!! I only manage the 1kg – 1.5kg hand weights for that, but even body weight only is sometimes enough!!! :0

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And no ... that's NOT Allan! ;)

When I heard the song for it first, I was just reminded of the “Techno Phase” in my life … ;) Loooong time ago! ;) But to be honest, this track is really great for gym workouts and definitely the only thing keeping me going through the Pec Deck!!! ;)
Definitely will get the track and add to my MP3 for the gym! :)

Friday, 12 November 2010

Friday Fill-ins

Haven't done them in aaaages ... ;) 

Friday Fill-Ins

So...here we go!

1. When pigs fly I'll be a very girlie girl.

2. Raining again - seriously?!

3. Call me a geek, but I really like comic book adaptations (not necessarily reading the comic books mind).

4. Sunday is Cheesecake brownie time - if you know what I mean. ;)

5. The most entertaining person in my life is my hubby because he can be funny, knows a lot of trivia and is really a kid at heart!! ;)

6. I've got nearly over the nasty cold - who's next?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to meet up with friends to give Esther a nice good bye, tomorrow my plans include 2 movies and baking and Sunday, I want to see the Clansmen bring home another win!


Monday, 8 November 2010

And another call...

Had a message on the answer machine yesterday but we didn't realise that until this morning ... and then there was just a message from my Mum to call her back. I kinda knew what's up, and my call back this morning just confirmed it ...

My granddad (last surviving grandparent) died...

Feels a bit weird, I don't feel sad ... I don't really feel anything. :o My mum didn't get along with her step-dad so prior to winter 2009 I didn't have anything to do with him for about ... ummm ... 20 (?) years?? We always met up with my granny alone.

Am I a bad granddaughter for not feeling anything? It's not even "robot-mode" ... there just doesn't seem to be anything. Mmmmh... weird.

Monday, 1 November 2010

One month to go...

Journal your Christmas with Shimelle...

I believe it's year 6 for me ... or maybe more? Still haven't finished the first album which is a collection over the years really.

This year I am considering doing a digi album ... maybe I'll have time for that (and hopefully I'll have my lappy back in time!).

Shimelle got the info up and you can sign up for the class.

Hopefully will see some of you over on the Forum to discuss pages!! ;)