What a Scrappy Life


Monday, 27 April 2009

Oh No ...

Well the sad news is that my brother, who was 48, died suddenly on 10th April. To say it was a complete shock is an understatment. I feel like I'm on my own, he was the last person left from my young life, and up until a few days before we were talking/laughing about our childhood, with both of us getting things wrong, then coming to a final conclusion.

These past few weeks have been awful, I've been down to his house, to start to "sort things" out .. .cancelling bills, etc and sorting his funeral out - which can't take place till 5th May - couldn't believe the the cemotorium was so busy.

Over the months, I've often joked with other about people phoning up say QVC, and saying that crafting has helped them get through a difficult time in their life... but oh my its so true. I know its early days for me at the moment, but it has given me a few hours each day, where I don't have to think about other things going on in my life and concentrate on crafting.

On the 18th I went to Ally Pally has planned, meeting up with Julie and Kay for the day, it was great to see female friends and get a cuddle ... you can never have too many cuddles LOL ... and again not having to think about the tast ahead. Yes, I did shop till I dropped and I've only just starting to put it away.

On the 25th I went to PaperArts, to do a workshop run by Cleo Jarvis (Bellaboo new owner), we did a LP layout and a mini book - the mini book I did of the Tuna Turner concert. I will photograph them soon and will upload.

People keep telling me that life goes on, and times a great healer and to try and carry on doing the things I've booked and planned to do, and not cancel, so I doing as many as I can, to keep myself busy and on top of things and so far its working.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

UKS Weekly Challenge

My team "Urban Faeries" have been asked to set a weekly challenge over on the UKS forum. After much discussion, here is my entry. the main feature is that it had to be a scraplift from my favourites (on the UKS site) so I choose Relliott71 "The Hat" as my scraplift.

The use of a foreign object to scrapbooking had to be used - hence the owl badge.

Also distressed and inked edges.
Thanks again for looking ...


What a night - I went to see Tina Turner at the NIA Birmingham on 7th and she was brilliant.

Since moving to Birmingham I seemed to have found my feet and doing alot of things on my own - don't get me worng I would love other to come along, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. Anyway, as soon as I know she was appearing in Birmingham I booked my ticket. My Hubby didn't want to go and not only that we don't have anyone to look after our son in the evenings so I was on my own.
I went on the bus which stops at the top of my street and then got a taxi home.

With her dancers

For a woman who is 69 she was totally amazing.
I took these photos with my panasonic FZ28 using the Aperture feature, wasn't sure what I was doing but knew that it give a longer zoom capacity. I was near the back of the hall but the photos came out really well.
Really looking forward to going on my photographic course which starts at the end of April to find out what my camera can do...
Thanks for looking .....