Wednesday, 12 May 2010


I've used these photos alot to scrap with... I love them!

She really was ecstatic about meeting Jasmine :)

A few weeks ago, ok maybe months... I loved this range. Now I'm not so sure?

I do love the little maya road chipboard bits though!

This was an absolute scraplift from scrapbook trends. I love this pic of Benji :)

and lastly this one... I used a whole heap of random brads on this, that I've been collecting through the years I've been scrapping. And I've been saving that dotty paper for so long. I just love the colours....

So that's what I've been up to. I also turned down that job as chilcare is just so expensive and just impossible with no support from anyone else :( making is the only thing holding me altogether.

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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

This arrived today...

And it has made me very happy :)
I got a call from the job interview I went to as well. I haven't called her back though. I'm not sure what to do if I'm offered it??

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Saturday, 8 May 2010

Happy Saturday!

The weather isn't looking too great, I have workio later but I had a job interview yesterday - it's unsuitable, I think as only a 6 mth contract but it's all good experience and I've been making!!

I used this studio calico range for a LO that is summing me up right now...

And this one is expressing that I know life has to have more, expressed so well with sassafras :)

This was a lift from the scrapbook inspos quarterly mag. Well, kinda. The stitching was anyhoo...

Another, studio calico one... Documenting a very funny tale from years ago ;)

And lastly this baby... Using more cosmo coordinations :) blingz paint, moo cards, prima pebbles and a heap of gorgeous little bits!

Happy Saturday!

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Monday, 3 May 2010

Things I'm loving right now

I'm loving so many things right now....

Sassafras! I love the bright colours :) Studio calico stamps... I love them all. I have to have one of each one. Thickers in yellow. Yum. Pins. And old photos... (bad haircut though!)

These scissors. They are better than any other pair i've owned and that says so much as I'm a scissor person...

I'm loving my 7 gypsies carousel. I store all my packeted embellies on there. It's looking very full atm!

And lastly: this...

This is a beautiful piece of art my little girl made me. She is mad on tinkerbell right now. Can't you tell???

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Friday, 30 April 2010

From the iPhone of...

So. I'm blogging from my iPhone. Serious techno stuff :)

It means I can add pics easier than ever before, I think I'll blog more now. Maybe.
I've been making... I'm in the process of this:

Which is the fabbo studio calico paper range ~ home front...

I'm applying for jobs like they're going out of fashion too :) I'm hoping someone loves me enough to give me an interview... Fingers crossed!

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Monday, 19 April 2010

Its all sunny :)

As you can see i'm still loving hipstamatic! :) I am also loving here, for some great artistic inspo. It has a collection of some of the best LOs on the web. It is by far my fave gallery for when i'm feeling like my mojo has upped and left. It makes me love making again... :D

Blurry happiness :D

It's all sunny here. I am loving the sunshine, the fact that the back door is open for the kiddos and dog to run in and out as they please. Even though Em isn't doing much running right now, she has chicken pox. Yes. She is awfully spotty. Luckily she isn't scratching too much.
I've been busy working and trying to fit in everything and everyone. You know how it goes when you have kiddos. Just busy. Joan is still pretty poorly, I'm turning 30 this week, Em's off school, the dog is just being doggy, Kev is back to work... life is just happening!!
We are all though, enjoying the extremely sunny weather :) I hope you are too.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

I so *need* this whole bunch of stuff ;)

Don'tcha agree that those crocs are the cutest little darn things?? I need them all!! Who will be stocking them in the UK??? I'm nearly hyperventillating at the thought of chopping them up and adding them into my album. Excited? Much...? YEAH!!! :)

I still am here...

Firstly, i'll show you this. It's on my phone atm and is created with my favourite-est app. Hipstamatic. I think i've brought all of the lenses, films, flashes etc to go with it. I love that old, polaroidy type piccie it creates. Truly beautiful.
Secondly, i'm still here. I'm just incredibly busy. I am stopping the shop though :( Joan is so poorly and really the final straw was on mothers day Kev could not go and visit her as he had to have the kiddos and they had colds. She really can't get anything atm as it'll affect her chemo and that will be bad news :( Also now that Ems at school we actually hardly get any quality time together... its making me sad and our how family just not work together and I have to think about them first and foremost.
Thirdly, I have just about recovered from Ally Pally. Yes, it was incredibly busy on the Saturday and incredibly hot on the Sunday! I didn't buy alot really, a few stamps (which I promised myself I wouldn't but they were the cheap snag 'ems so I felt able too!), a donna downey prima apron and some melody ross overlays! *YUM* and all thanks to June for spotting thoses babies! Although Ally is hard work, its extra rewarding with the thank you's, the nattering and just hearing the excitement the majority of peeps there share for paper ;) Also the fact you get to see the coolest jewellery, the funkiest bags and the best shoes. Paual Pascal had the cutest dog and cat pumps going :) I loved them!
So its my last Sunday at the shop this week, I am finishing around lunch time. I'm sure there will be a few tears. I hope my class goes well as its my last.... :S
On the L/C front, its all go as always. I was out til gone midnight last night finishing up some mistake that had been made. Thankfully not getting shouted at. I got my first ever apology phone call this morn too. I have just about recovered ;) And as bad as it does get there. Its still all good. I still really enjoy being there. Dealing with it, sorting it out, problem solving. Ok, I don't enjoy being shouted at but I do like to feel that I am helping. That I am trying to make a difference.
Fourthly (as I went off on a tangent slightly...) I enjoyed the GoGo Getaway SOOOOO much. I cannot tell you how bloomin' exciting it was. How great the classes were and how much I just loved it all. It was fab. I particularly loved this girl here. Her two classes were super cool. She is the most inspirational person for me at the mo. And to top it off she sounds like shes Stacey (from Gavin and Stacey) which is ubber cute.
Fifthly... have I made anything?? Lots. Honest. Just no pictures. I have two brand new kits waiting for me. A huge stack of new papers from work and I have zero mojo right now. But I did have. I have made heaps. I just filled a whole new american crafts album. So maybe I oughta take a snap and share???
TTFN for now though...
Polly x

Monday, 1 March 2010

Hullo *waves*

Ok, so here I am again. I'm not sure what i'm meant to say anymore, so i'm gonna waffle on and then sign off ;) Here's a cute pic of Betty...!

I am feeling v.lucky at the mo, as yesterday we had sky HD fitted (with every single channel imaginable) and I got my iphone delivered by hand by some pretty kind guy :D What a shame I was working and had to wait until gone 9pm to play with it!! I finally just got my apps all sorted and stuff... but :( I lost my game of bookworm.... I was on level 54!!!!!!! and I lost my wheres wally game too. I know they are on my touch still but seens as i'm gonna whack that on ebay it'll all be gone. So let it be a record here... I got to level 54 on bookworm and I was still going!! :)

Another busy week at work this week... It's my short week when I work just Wednesday night but i'm going in early for my appraisal. Not sure how well it will go :/ Although I think it should go bloomin fab seens as I dealt with a huge abuse case last week... :( This has been adding to my stresses really. I will be glad when all of that is over and done. TBH the only thing that is keeping me going is the fact that 1) I'm not at work on Saturday!! and 2) Its not long til the Gogo getaway now. THAT last fact is getting me through everything atm :D

Today, has already been filled with lots of phone calls... don't you just hate waiting in queues with crabby music? God, I am moaning! Thats what Southern Electric will do for you! My account is in credit, we have changed energy supplier and STILL I am waiting for my refund... :RAH: I have been waiting since the 5th of February. Not good.
I had to cancel Emily's speech therapy session (yes, her school have told me she has speech issues)... hmmm. Not so sure but hey ho, we'll go and see. Purely because Joan is having chemo on that day and so it means Gramps cannot come and watch Benji.

I have scrapped. Honest. I just haven't taken any pics of it. I may just take some with my iphone and then tweet them. I love twitter :) *wub* Its gotta be my fave and best app ever. I love reading random tweets, seeing random pics and just writing nonsense. Maybe thats why my blogging has suffered. I'm pollyscraps over there if you wanna see what I have to say... ;)

Right, retro scooby doo is on right now. Remember that old theme tune?! So off to make Benji lunch and watch it with him...!

Friday, 26 February 2010

I'm back. (well for now!)

I can't quiet believe I haven't blogged for so long. Well, ok I can. What can I say? I've been busy. I have been working hard, which has been very stressful this week, I have been making sure the kiddos are ok, school, holidays, tears etc..., Joan is still pretty poorly and is starting chemo again next week :( , I have taken on more shifts at work which means alot of juggling and me feeling more tired! and you know life has just been happening!!

Em on Crimbo morning, I can't remember what she'd just opened but she was happy :)

I can't say that over Crimbo I was overly creative... I didn't make anything really. I just worked! And its only been the last week that i've actually made stuff :) It has made me happy! I did move all of my craft stuff downstairs after deciding being shut up stairs wasn't for me... I struggled and moved it all on my own. It still looks in alittle chaos but I am using it much, much more. I nearly know where everything is ;)

I have the Go-go retreat coming up at the end of March too... I can't explain how excited I am :D I am soooooo excited and i'm already planning my photographs I want to take, papers, embellies etc... basically as much as I can damn well carry really! I am just looking forward to some me time with no work stress, no home stress, just doing what the hell I want to do and not having to think about anyone else! Sounds selfish, maybe but I think I need a bit of a break. I have got all my first choice classes :) And am particularly excited about the Helen Miles classes. I'm hoping for whimsy!!

We have a new edition to our family - Betty!! Yes a little pup-dog! I went and picked her up on December the 27th. She is pretty cute but chewing everything at the mo.... Her favourite chomps are lego men, playmobil pieces and cuddly toys. We also lost Nibbles, he sadly passed away in January... :( Emily was devastated. He had been poorly though for a while, so maybe it was for the best. R.I.P Nibbles.

And this one... well just alittle something to make you laugh... Emily got these in a party bag but it was Ben and me who actually enjoyed them the most!

P.S. if you're after an itunes reccomendation... get Chris Moyles' Parody album. 'Big bum' will make you nearly pee yourself.