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!

Thursday, 31 January 2008

365 Days Challenge - 31

Prompt 31 "Me and my shadow
We're closer than pages that stick in a book
We're closer than ripples that play in a brook
Strolling down the avenue
Wherever you find him, you'll find me,
just look Closer than a miser or the bloodhound's to Liza
Me and my shadow"
Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr

Overlooked Prompt 2 - Collections

So the 2nd prompt on overlooked is collections. So here is my collection of the very cute and addicitive Momiji Dolls - Lisa don't look!

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Overlooked - Tea Mug LO

Here is my LO for the Overlooked challenge. The artisitc challenge was to add a coffee ring - well in my case a tea ring!

365 Day Challenge - 30

Prompt 30: "Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism." - Leo BuscagliaFamily Group Hug!

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

365 Day Challenge - 29

Prompt 29 : "Always leave enough room in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, or even joyous." - Paul HawkenCrafting makes me happy! And I am trying to do a little bit everyday

Monday, 28 January 2008

365 Day Challenge - 28

Prompt 28: Here's looking at you kid - Casablanca - How are you?I am many things to many people but I do often look at myself and wonder who am I really?

Sunday, 27 January 2008

365 Days Challenge - 26 & 27

Prompt 27: You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" - Dirty HarryPrompt 26: "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow." - To have and have not.
Went up to London yesterday and was stood waiting for the bus to the train station - sun shining, ipod in, nobody but me to worry about - it was great! Kept laughing at myself though! Hard to whistle and laugh at the same time!

Friday, 25 January 2008

365 Day Challenge - 25

Prompt 25: Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." - Forrest Gump
Decided to go tongue in cheek today! Can't see it too well in the stitched photo but there are grapes in the chocolate box!

365 Day Challenge - 24

Prompt 24: "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." - Pride of the Yankees.Started the day feeling very UNlucky as the boiler died last night and we now have no heating and now have the hassle of sorting it out quickly which of course is impossible but then spent the afternoon with 2 of my best friends, Louise Juila and their respective kids and realised that having such wonderful friends makes me feel very lucky indeed.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

365 Day Challenge - 23

Prompt 23: "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup." - Sunset BlvdFeeling grey today and most definitely not in the mood for a close up

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

365 Day Challenge - 22

This weeks prompts are all from films.
Prompt 22: There's no place like home - Wizard of Oz
I took one of just the house and then one around the idea of home is where the heart is - it didn't quite come out like I'd hope.Then I saw the photo taken by Shirley http://createaway-shirley.blogspot.com/ which I absolutly love and was inspired to try something similar.

Monday, 21 January 2008

365 Day Challenge - LO 1, 2 and 3

Finally caught up with my LO's! The challenge has a LO prompt each week.
Prompt 1: Choose a photo from week 1 and use your Goals list for your journaling and a favourite quoteInspiration for this LO (and LO3) are from Carol M DT work for several kits for Sarah's cards

Prompt 2:Go back to day 12, read the prompt and look back at your notes from that day. Either use the photo from your day 12 or take a new one or two if you wish, and scrap this photo telling the story behind it.Don't really like this LO but it's done now!

Prompt 3:Take your photo from Day 18, an important quote for us all to remember every day. We all live such busy lives so lets take some time out this week to scrap this important photo and journal about our tim

CBCC021 - Big Button!

Decided I need to make more cards! Need to make a card for a friend and had got some nice big chipboard buttons so decided to make card for the Challenge over on Crafts by Carolyn

365 Day Challenge - 21

Prompt 21: "Food is an important part of a balanced diet. " - Fran LebowitzI do love my food and I know that a balanced diet is important I just don't quite manage it! I think my sweet tooth is to blame - and you know what for the most part I don't mind!

Sunday, 20 January 2008

365 Day Challenge - 20

Prompt 20: "A laugh is a smile that bursts." - Mary H. Waldrip

365 Day Challenge - 19

Prompt 19: Look closely. The beautiful may be small. - Emmanuel Kant

Saturday, 19 January 2008

365 Day Challenge - 18

Prompt 18: "We all need time to be alone; to think, to dream, to wonder." - Billie Roark
I do like Alone time. I do think alot about things, maybe too much, I have been known to over think situations on the odd occasion!

Friday, 18 January 2008

365 Day Challenge - 11 and 17

Prompt 11: Families are like fudge…mostly sweet, with a few nuts. - AnonymousNot the best photo but I love it!
Prompt 17: Imagination is the highest kite you can fly. - Lauren Bacall
I have always loved reading and I have a very active imagination and I think the two are connected.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

365 Day Challenge

I have been umming and ahhhing about doing this 365 challenge.
http://scrappingangelsuk.typepad.com/365_days/ I have seen similar ones one flickr and thought it was a cool idea. anyway Lisa has inspired mye to join in so today I have been playing catch up! I have made a journal for them to go in using the new BD Two scoops paper (thanks Sue for my sudden liking of BG, that's 4 ranges I now have!)I won't bore you (if there is indeed anyone actually there!) with them all but here are my fav so far.
Prompt 1: "A day without laughter is a day wasted" - Charles ChaplainPrompt 2: "I´m gonna make a change, For once in my life,It´s gonna feel real good, Gonna make a difference, Gonna make it right, I'm starting with the man in the mirror" - Micheal JacksonPrompt 6 : Hold out your hands to feel the luxury of the sunbeams. - Helen KellerPrompt 7: Look back and smile on perils past. - Sir Walter ScottPrompt 8 : “The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!” - Coco ChanelBlack is my colour of choice with a hint of Red, Pink or Bling!
Prompt 9: Take time every day to do something ridiculous. - Philipa WalkerI play peek a boo with Ollie alot and as it turns out I do look ridiculous!
Prompt 12: Savor life's tiny delights---a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a hug from a child, a walk with a friend, a cup of soup, a kiss behind the ear. - John AnthonyMy delight is surfing the web when the boys are in bed. complete escapism from the world - I enter cyber space and time disappears.
Prompt 14:"Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” - Bette Davis Attempting the impossible - keeping the house clean and tidy. With the boys and me a "mess Monster (according to Will and Daddy!) this is a near impossible task but it would make for a happier less stressed house if I can do it!
Prompt 15: "Make rest and refreshment a necessity, not a luxury." - Dan ZadraPrompt 16: "You, whose day it is, get out your rainbow colors and make it beautiful." - Traditional Nootka songThe colour in my world today - I painted my toes!

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Challenge for 2008 - Overlooked

Find this over on UKS thanks to Fay my team mate! http://thoselittlebigthings.blogspot.com/

It looks good fun to me so thought I would give it a go. I am going to do it in a little book made with my BIA - here is my coverThe first prompt : Photo of your fav tea mug

Monday, 14 January 2008


I did it! I finished my Christmas Journal AND I finally used my BIA! I will put up some of my favorite pages soon.
Here is my year review in a DLO for challenge over on JB

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Mini book from CraftFairy

Got some fab stash to play with from Craft Fairy (check out her ebay- here is a mini book I made for Xmas for my friend.

Friday, 11 January 2008

Christmas Photos

Here are some of my favorite photos from christmas.
Ollie getting in the xmas spirit!
The birthday Boy
Brotherly love Ollie enjoying Xmas dinnerFamily Christmas photoKaryn and I New Years EveMy happy chappy