Welcome to my blog! I never really thought I would create a blog untill hubby set up a family one. I started posting to it and was told off for "hijacking" it with my "craft rubbish!" And so the Nerdbird Blog was born! Not sure how much I'll post but I understand that this blogging lark can be addictive!

Sunday, 23 December 2007


Ok been busy but am keeping up with the journal if not the uploading! Soo here they are!
9th Dec : Christmas Traditions - with hidden journalling. The first part is my family tradions growing up
and then traditions I would like to bring into our family now
10th Dec: All about wrapping. I used to spend ages doing up my presents and now I am very much "whatever" as I don't have the time and it will all just get ripped anyway!11th Dec : All about the tree
12th Dec : Christmas Past
13th Dec :Christmas Presents
14th Dec : Christmas music
15th Dec: Visitors
16th Dec: What are you gratful for this time of year
17th Dec : I saw this and thought of you - how you buy presents
18th Dec : The Menu

Sunday, 9 December 2007

For all you pink girls

Found this fab pink feather fibre optic tree in WHS - I love it!


Went Bowling for Dylan's 3rd birthday and Will loved it! I actually quite like this picture of me!

6th - 8th Dec pages

6th Dec - Tale of 2 Christmas'. I haven't really got a bad christmas memory so went more for good highlights and some bad ones! Dec 7th - To Do List:Dec 8th - Seasonal Sights. Normally my dec's go up as close to Dec 1st as I can, but due to the conservatory building works going on so far there are none. So I have shown where the tree will be!

Friday, 7 December 2007

4th and 5th Dec

So far so good! Keeping on top of the prompts!

4Th December - What is your prefect/ideal Christmas. Obviously for me for Mum to be here. The journalling behind the photo just talks about my feelings (thnkas to Tracie Hudson for the inspiration for this page)
5th December - Countdown to Christmas, what advent calender do you have? How do you count down?

I have recreated my Snowman countdown thingy for page one,
and then using the same papers made a little advent calender with the pictures of each of our advent calenders behind them - how did WIll end up with 2?!

Monday, 3 December 2007

Journalling Christmas 2007

SO I have joined in with Shimelle Laine's Journalling Christmas Class - it runs from 1st Dec to 12th Night, with a daily prompt. I have decided to do a 10x10 album and then have different sized pages throughout.
I love Christmas and so did Mum so this year will be hard - so I am hoping that this journal will help with this year - and hopefully help me hang onto all that is magical and exciting about Christmas. So here are my efforts so far!
1st Dec - Manifesto2nd Dec - Weather3rd Dec - Christmas Cards

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Christmas Stuff

Made two more Christmas bits tonight. First is a Santa Stop sign (made from MDF blank by Art from the Heart)
Second is a Christmas Countdown for me inspired by the fab example by Sue over on Just Bex.

The back has a little clear poscket to hold the number tags.

Close up shows that the snowmen are 3d as are their signs.


Made this for a friend for her birthday.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Advent Calender - Bad Girls Christmas Workshop

Made this advent calender for Will - it was from Tracie Hudson's class for the Christmas Workshop over on Bad Girls. Made out of matchboxes - fiddly but I'm quite pleased with it.

Monday, 19 November 2007

PCJ Challenge 15 - Presents

Mel's turn for the challenge on PCJ this week. The challenge was to make a crafty present for someone - I made this canvas for my brother (couldn't wait until Xmas to give it to him though!)

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Been busy

Finally been doing some crafting LOL - honestly there just aren't enought hours in the day!
Firstly here is my LO for the latest Chinese Whisper on CBC
I had a FABAROONY day with Sue yesterday and made 21, yes 21!, Xmas cards - here are my favourites. (If you get a chance ask Sue about her cuffs!! PMSL!)

Thursday, 18 October 2007

More Altered stuff!

Made these 2 for my brother - Wall hanging and a christmas tree decoration.

Scary biscuits!

Spent a fab day with Sue yesterday lots of chatting, tea and crafting! Here is what I spent most of the day doing. After making Glenn the mini book of Dylan one of friends at work saw it and asked me to do one for her sister in law! It's all done I just hope she likes it! First time I have ever done something for someone I don't know!
I made a little box to put it in too. SCARY BISCUITS!

Tuesday, 16 October 2007


Here is a sneaky peak at my new CJ on CBC!

Monday, 15 October 2007

PCJ - Challenge 10 - Autumn

So it was my turn to set the challenge this week on PCJ! After alot of thinking I was inspired by the lastest kit form Scrap Studio so went for the theme of Autumn. Here is my LO from Will and I conker hunting!
So come on over to PCJ and join in!

Thursday, 11 October 2007

UKS Cyber Crop - Class by Carol M (who?!)

Have completed Carol's fab felt class from the UKS cyber crop. thanks for the fab LO Carol

Pencil Line Skecth No53 and so other bits!

I finally plucked up the courage to do a Pencil Lines sketch! This is no53. I also used it to complete the October Challenge over at Bad Girls! Had to o a LO with alot of journalling and bonus pts for using your own handwritting! I think it is probably cheating a bit to use one LO for 2 things but heh ho!Next a LO using my Scrap Studio July kit and the first one with quite a bit of doodling!
Lastly 2 random photos! Now I personally do not like spiders but their webs just looked fab this morning with the dew that I had to take some photos!

Monday, 8 October 2007

Canvas of Mum - inspired by Tracie Hudson

Saw a totally stunning LO by Tracie Hudson over on Bad Girls and it was the inspiration I needed to do this canvas of Mum. I know it's the same photo but I love it! Mum hated having her photo taken and Dad managed to get this lovely shot. Huge Thank you to Tracie.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

One Little word - GONE

Finally had the courage to upload a LO to OLW. This weeks prompt is GONE.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

September Challenges on Just Bex

So I am still way behind on the challenges on Just Bex so I think I will just have to move onto October! Here are 2 from September that I finally got around to doing!
Firstly a LO which featuring Symmetry / Mirror Images.
Secondly a LO which was Black White with a splash of colour. The tags pull out to say who the baby is ,,, not going to dsay to keep you guessing (Mike got it wrong!)