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 July 2008

Cocoa Dasiy Travel Mini book

This months kits was picked by Ali Edwards and had a cool travel mini book, so I finally scrapped out honeymoon!
The red pages are chipboard (plain that I have painted) and then there are acyrlic pages inbetween each chipboard page. I have made the pages out of pp that the photos are on.


Made these 2 LO's at Sue's yesterday.

My Freedom LO's

My inspiration LO, my inspiration is mainly the interent, books and magazines and my camera and the photo's I take.
My greatest Aspiration is to try and by as good a parent as my parents are, and the hope that I can have half the relationship with my boys that I have with my parents
The serious side of my life is being a wife and mother
My non serious side is that I am a big kid!

365 LO's

LO 28 Music
LO 27 Fav Dwarf
LO 26 Good the bad and the ugly

365 Day Challenge 207 to 213

Prompt 213: "Listen to the Musn't's child, Listen to the Don't's. Listen to the Shouldn't's, the Impossibles, the Won't's. Listen to the Never Haves, then Listen close to me. ANYthing can happen, child, ANYthing can Be.” —Shel Silverstein
I really like this quote

Prompt 212: "Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement -- and we will make the goal. ” —Jerome P. Fleishman
I think this is true, a bit of praise or encouragement can make a huge difference.

Prompt 211: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”—Voltaire
Prompt 210: "One, single, first" There is only one you, take a simple self portrait
Prompt 209: "The best things in life are free"- Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson
Prompt 208: Pisces
Me! I am Imaginative, (over)sensitive, Compassionate, kind, Selfless,Intuitive and sympathetic
I can be idealistic and I am easily led.

Prompt 207: Aquarius
I am only just Pisces, by 2 days so I think there is alot of me that fits the Aquarius traits. I am Friendly,Honest, loyal and intellectual (Mike had a cowboy party for his bd!)

Thursday, 24 July 2008

NPLH finally

I decided that i need to finish off my half started projects before I do any more new stuff! So I have been through all the NPLH prompts and done LO's for the ones I wanted too and put them all in a book.

365 Day Challenge 197 TO 206

Star signs
Prompt 206: Capricorn
Will is Capricorn but only just! He is quite practical and patient and I def find him very Humorous!
Prompt 205: Sagittarius
I like to think I am Optimistic, good-humored and Honest. I am quite Intellectual but I am Blindly optimistic
Prompt 204: Scorpio
I am emotional and I can also be obstinate too!
Prompt 203: Libra
I have a lot of these traits I am Diplomatic, Romantic, quite Easygoing and sociable
I am def Indecisive, Gullible and easily influenced. I can be a bit Flirtatious sometimes!
Prompt 202: Virgo
my brother is Virgo, he can be Modest and shy, and is reliable most of the time! He is Intelligent and analytical
He is a real worrier and can be a Perfectionist
Prompt 201: Leo
Mum was Leo. she was Generous and warmhearted, Creative, Broad-minded, Faithful and loving. She was very fiery and not afraid to speak her mind which did get her into trouble some times.
Prompt 200: Cancer
Mike is cancer, He is loving, Shrewd, cautious and Protective.
Prompt 199: Gemini
I do feel like I have a split personality - especially at the moment. I am creative but logical, sensible and rational but oversensitive and emotional
Prompt 198: Taurus
Dad and Ollie are both Taurus. Dad certainly has alot of taurean traits - Patient, reliable, determined,Placid and security loving.
Ollie is certainly determined! and for the most part really quite placid.
I'm pretty sure stubbornness is a taurean trait which Dad is (and my brother and I have inherited from him!)
Prompt 197: Aries
Well I am most def not an Aries! Enthusiastic at times but that is about it!

Monday, 14 July 2008

365 Day Challenge 195 & 196

Prompt 196: Pop(ular) Music - It is not a particular genre or style of music, but simply that which is the most popular for the tracked period of time. - What are you listening too on your ipod, CD player, radio?
Ipod is a real mix! I like most things - my current favs are scouting for girls, the feeling, amy mcdonald and Jack pente. (though the most played track on my Ipod is Chitty chitty bang bang!!!) I have to confess to being a Radio 2 listener - I LOVE Terry - I am a TOG! I don't tend to listen much during the day but I like Chris Evans in the evening. I like background noise so do tend to listen to alot of music - every hifi in the house has an ipod docking station!
Prompt 195: Disco - The "disco sound" while unique almost defies a unified description as it was an ultra-inclusive art form that drew on as many influences as it produced interpretations.
My best John Travolta impression! I do love to boogie!

My freedom - Travel LO

Here is my travel LO and the bonus LO
Journaling reads:
Where were you born?
St Austell, Cornwall
Where have you lived?
We moved around a bit when I was young because of Dad being in the police. SO I have lived in Lanivit, Woodley, Tadley, Thatcham, Southampton, Reading and now Basingstoke.
What travel experiences do you remember from your childhood?
We always left in the early hours of the morning when it was still dark “to miss the traffic”! That early morning smell always makes me think of going on holiday.
Camping is the other big childhood memory. I love camping and have always wanted to make that part of my children’s memories too.
Where do you travel on a day to day basis?
Most of my day to day travel is taking the boys to nursery either walking or in the car (depending on the weather!) Then driving to the supermarket or doing other errands.
We also travel a lot to visit family and friends usual by car.
What modes of transportation do you use?
The most frequent is the car, then walking. Occasional we travel by Bus, train or taxi.
What place in the world has left an impression on your soul? How did this happen?
New York. I always wanted to go and I had a romantic idea of what it would be like (too many episodes of Friends I guess!)
Mum and I finally went in 2005 and had an amazing time, it was all I thought it would be and more. It is one of the only places in the world that I have been that I knew I wanted to go back to again and again. I went back with Charlie this year and I could easily go every year. I don’t know what it is about New York but I love it.
So given no obligation, no cost, no need to pack sensibly or be responsible for anything other than your own happiness, where would you travel right now?
Easy – New York!

Saturday, 12 July 2008

My Freedom - Time LO

Here is my time LO for Shimelle's My Freedom course
Journalling reads:
Time seems to go so quickly
Where is it going?
Everyday seems to go fast?
I plan alot & then the day is over
and nothing is done.
Time is strange
Does time heal?
I'm not sure.
How can a year have past since Mum died?
sometimes it feels like yesterday
sometimes like another lifetime