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!

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

What a difference a day makes!

Well I am back from New York - had a fab time. Weather was changable to say the least!

First picture is on the Thursday - day we arrived, in the cab on the way to the hotel
Central Park on Friday!
Making a snow angel! Never done one before and always wanted to!
Top of the Empire State Building on Sunday
Skating in Central Park on Monday

Monday, 18 February 2008

365 Day Challenge - 49

Prompt 49: Sound of music - Have been thinking about Mum alot and this song means alot to me. Below are the lyrics, it's from the film Calender Girls.
I'll catch your smile on someone's face
Your whisper in the wind's embrace
Through diamond stars and songs and dreams
I find your love in everything

The sun, the sky, the rolling sea
All conspire to comfort me
From sorrow's edge life's beauty seems
To find your love in everything

I've come to trust the hope it bring
To find your love in everything.
Even as I fall apart,
Even through my shattered heart
I'll catch your smile on someone's face

Sunday, 17 February 2008

365 Day Challenge - 47 & 48

Prompt 48: "Edward Scissor Hands"
Was thinking about today's photo when Will asked to have his Play Doh out - The Play Doh mop top hair shop! So here is William Scissor hands!Prompt 47: "Chocolate" Chocolate Triffle good!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, 15 February 2008


My brother is having a bad day and he has written this poem, It is so beautiful and heart wrenching all in one go and I wanted to share it. I hate that he is hurting and I know I can't help, love you xxx

Cut me, and I would bleed for you
Push me, and I would fall for you
Place me on a ledge, and I would jump for you

But it won’t bring you back.

I could cry out loud for you
Thrash around and shout for you
Sit silently and stew for you

But it won’t bring you back

Let the tears fall, and let the sobs choke
Let the pain hurt me,
let my heart be broke

Because I can’t bring you back

Thursday, 14 February 2008

365 days Challenge - 45

Today's film is "love Story".
Well whilst I was sat pondering about today's photo there was a knock at the door, and there was a delivery for me! Well inside were a dozen red roses from Mike - Now we don't usually by gifts on Valentines day so it was a lovely suprise and also I have only had about half a dozen lots of flowers in 10 yrs (none of them roses)as Mike said he didn't want me to expect them ever so when he did send them it would be a suprise! And it was! So today's photo was easy!
Playing with the DOF again!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Bad Girls Dec kit

Here is a LO using the Dec Bad Girls kit. Photo is from Mum's 50th Bd. I hadn't seen this photo before until we were sorting out her stuff and I love it! Mum didn't really like having her photo taken so I love how natural this is.

365 Days Challenge - 44

Today's film is "Hairspray" - so had a play with the hair gel!

Tuesday, 12 February 2008


Saw this quote on someones blog (can't rememebr who now!) apartently it was by Billy Bob Thornton to Angelina Jolie after the death of her Mum. Just struck a cord with me

"You'll never get over it. It's never going to be ok, and once you accept that, you realise you never want to get over it. Just kind of let it sit with you and let it be a part of who you now are."

365 Day Challenge - 43

Prompt 43: Lets try something different this week. I am going to give you a movie title and see how you are inspired by the film. "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

2 contrasting photo's today.
Ok first thing that sprang to mind was breakfast - Will likes to have what he calls "breakfast picnics" so here we are! (Will's not been punched in the eye he's got conjunctivitis!)Here I am wearing Mum's necklace that she brought in Tiffany's in New York when we went in 2005, We had such a fab time and Mum adored New York and we were going to go back this year, sadly that won't happen now. (my ring is also from Tiffany's brought on the same trip).
Playing with the DOF again - tried to get just the necklace in focus

Monday, 11 February 2008

Some LO's

So I am trying to catch up with the boys scrapbooks - I've got photos from 2006 that I still need to scrap and Ollie's book is looking very thin! I really feel the need to keep them up to date. Also I am trying to actually use some of the monthly kits I get instead of just looking at them!! These first 2 are using the Bad Girls Nov kit - they are a little bit out of my normal comfort zone but I quite like the results.

365 Day Challenge - 42

Prompt 42: "Live a balance life. Learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." - Robert Fulghum
Today I have been playing with Will in his new Roary tentand learning how to use the depth of field settings on my camera.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

365 Day Challenge - 39,40 and 41

Prompt 41: "Beauty does not exist to be ignored, rather it is a reflection of the soul that invites our participation" - Linda Saccoccio - Lets have fun with refections today
Went to Marwell Zoo today so had fun in the car on the way down. Can't decide which one is my favourite photo.Prompt 40: "We really need only five things on this earth. Some food, some sun, some work, some fun and someone" - Beatrice Nolan - Try and photograph all five things today
Bramely Apple Tiramasu - made from scratch so includes the work!
Played with Will and his Cars - Brum Brum
My 3 someones!Prompt 39:"Never frown, because you never know when someone is falling in love with your smile". - Carol O'Leary
I totally love Ollie's smile - it lights up his face and always brightens my day

Thursday, 7 February 2008

365 Day Challenge - 37

Prompt 37:"We can do more than imagine, we can create" - Dan Zadra
Today I have created a LO of New Years Eve this year.LO was inspired by Tracie Hudson's and uses the a Bad Girls Jan kit.
Photo was inspired by Shirley!

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

365 Day Challenge - 36 and LO5

Prompt 36: "The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful" - E.E. Cummings
So of course it's a sunny day! Did however find a random puddle and thankfully had my camera!LO Prompt: Go back to day 32, take this photo and scrap it! BUT, try something new, this was a Pablo Picasso quote! Maybe add paint to your layout. Here is my LO, not happy with it but it's done. Used my new watercolour metallic paints.

Challenges on JB

Had a lovely day with Sue - lots of chatting and a bit of crafting! The day is just never long enough. Here are the two LO I did for 2 challenges over on Just Bex.
First one was a scraplift of Nicky's Card - did a LO instead. It's of Will and his cousin Dylan asleep together in Will's bed!2nd was to make a Bright & Beautiful card, so I have made a bright LO of my beautiful Son!

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

365 Day Challenge - 36

Prompt 36: "The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work" - Oprah Winfrey - Take a self portrait.
Felt a bit playful today so did a little photo shot of my own! Ollie decided to join in too!

Monday, 4 February 2008

More Presents!

Here are Carol's bd and Christmas presents. The clock wasn't quite how I imagined but in the end I was quite pleased.

365 Day Challenge - 35

Prompt 35: "Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." - Harriet van Horne

Sunday, 3 February 2008

365 Day Challenge - 34

Prompt 34: "You don't stop playing because you are old; you grow old because you stop playing"Went to a childrens play den today with Will - of course he couldn't go on the slides and other things on his own Mummy HAD to go with him!!!What better excuse to be a big kid!

Saturday, 2 February 2008

365 Day Challenge - 33 and LO4

Prompt 33: "Let memories be beauty in your life, like song and roses in the winter sun."- Sascha
Where's the beauty in your life today?
We had a lovely sunny winters day today so went to Bournemouth.Beautiful Sun
Beautiful sand, sea and sky
Love between a father and son - Beautiful
Layout 4: We have taken many photos, made many notes.
Gather a group of photos from your first 28 days,
and make a layout that represents you this month

Friday, 1 February 2008

365 Day Challenge - 32

Prompt 32: "When I haven't any blue, I use red." Pablo Picasso, Find red in your life today
Aren't they cute when they are asleep!

Few Bits and pieces

I have made a few things for my friend Julia who I hadn't seen for a bit. Thanks to Sue W for the inspiration for both!I also loved the photo I took for 365 Day Challenge of the 4 of us so made a canvas for us too.The Love card is my Anniversary card for Mike and also fits in wht the challenge over on JBI decorated this M for Mel for Xmas (better late than never!). I also made one for Em but forgot to take a photo! It was similar but the citrus papers from blonde moments.