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, 24 September 2008

My Quirks mini book

A while ago a saw a class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking by Nic Howard which was called "Confessions". It was to create a mini book about those strangle little habits that you have. Anyway I decide to call mine "My Quirks" and is 12x6Inside page just explains the bookFirst page about how I like my loo roll! I have to resist the urge to change it over when I am in other peoples houses!This pages is about my dislike of odd numbers. TV/radio volumes etc have to be set to an even number. Odd numbers are evil lookingMy "grimace" face! I pull it when I concentrate - I don't realise I am doing it alot of the time.Clumsy - I don't think I am but alot of clumsy things do happen around me - that doesn't make me clumsy though - right?Stropy - I am, most people don't see that side of me, but I can be like a child at times
(This page has a window in it so you can see through to the next page)Road Rage - I am normally a very calm rational person, not so much on the road, everyone else is an idiot (Again you can see back through the window to the previous photo)Unmatched - it drives me crazy when Mike puts the boys in their PJ's where the tops and bottoms don't match - they are a set for a reason!Food Quirks - I have several of these! Mushrooms are evil - I hate them. Tins muct be the right way up. When packing shopping you muct put like for like products in the same bagSo there you go - a few of my little oddits!

Monday, 22 September 2008

365 Day Challenge 266

Prompt 266:What's the name of the game, does it mean anything to you, what's the name of the game, can you feel it the way I do, Tell me please'c, ause I have to know, I'm a bashful child, beginning to grow
I was a very shy child, probably up until I went to Uni, and then my confidence grew. I am still quite shy and queit around people I don't know. I hope I can teach the boys to be strong and confident people, self doubt is a horrible emotion to have.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

365 Day Challenge 265

Prompt 265: Slipping through my fingers, all the timeI try to capture, every minute, the feeling in it, slipping through my fingers, all the time, do I really see what's, in her mind, each time I think, I'm close to knowing, she keeps on growing, slipping through my fingers, all the time
Today's song makes me sad too! It's in the show/film and the Mum is singing it while she helps the daughter get ready for her wedding - It really got me when Dad and I went to see it. , everytime I now here that song I get choked - daft sod that I am

Saturday, 20 September 2008


When I got the Sept Bad Girls kit I fell in love with the Prima flowers in it and knew I had to use them together.

Hidden journalling behind the photo is about my relationship with Mum and how much I miss her and that relationship
Quick LO of Glenn's Wedding.

365 Day Challenge 264

Prompt 264: I don't wanna talk, about the things we've gone through, though it's hurting me, now it's history, I've played all my cards, and that's what you've done too, nothing more to say, no more ace to play, The winner takes it all, the loser standing small, beside the victory, that's her destiny.

Friday, 19 September 2008

365 Day Challenge 263

Prompt 263: He is your brother - Abba
I don't know this Abba song, but for me it is the title that sticks. I love my brother and we are very close, that sometimes causes problems as we know each other too well - but I love him with all my heart (even though I want to kill him sometimes, I'm sure the feeling is mutual!)

Here is a LO I did for his 30th album. Lots of pictures of us both
And some of my fav photos
Glenn's Wedding
With Will and Dylan NYE 2004
Being Silly one christmas

LO's and bits!

Here a few other LO's
One of me as a baby Another challenge from Scrapping from the inside out, this one was to use a song title and include your wishes for the future. Journalling is about how I hope that Will and Ollie are always there for each other not just as brothers but also as friends Lastly the very talented Sue gave me a book for christmas and I have finally got around to putting photos in it!!!

Bad Girls Top Designer 2008 - Class 2

Yeah! I got through the first round so onto round 2 (though I am not hopefully this week!)
This class was about mixing different patterned papers. We had to take the colour palette from the photo and then use at least 2 different patterned papers

Here is my effort. I don't think I have ever stressed so much over what patterned paper to use on a LO!

365 Day Challenge 259 to 262

ABBA song lyrics this week
Prompt 262: I have a dream, a song to sing, to help me cope, with anything, if you see the wonder, of a fairy tale, you can take the future, even if you fail, I believe in angels, something good in, everything I see, I believe in angels, when I know the time, is right for me, I'll cross the stream, I have a dream
this song makes me sad. Mum brought Dad tickets to see the west end show in the Oct and she died in June. Dad and I went to see it together, it was great but emotional, this is the opening song in the show and it's the line about "I believe in angels" that always gets me.

Prompt 261: You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life, see that girl, watch that scene, dig in the Dancing Queen
Prompt 260: Tonight the Super Trouper lights are gonna find me, shining like the sun smiling, having fun, feeling like a number one
Prompt 259: And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed

Sunday, 14 September 2008

365 Day Challenge 256 to 258

Prompt 258: If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is goodPrompt 257: Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happenedPrompt 256: From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Scrapping from the inside out - Comfort

This months theme is Comfort.
Challenge 1 was to use the tree motif in the card and creat something that is a comfort to you. The tree made me think of a family tree so I used the Maya Rd mini book to make a family tree!Challenge 3 was use something on your LO in a way it was intended. So I made a toilet roll mini book! I orginally saw those over on Bad Girls and then Shirley had one at the crop.
Each page is a word association on the word COMFORT and what it means to me. the tags inbetween goes into each choice .
C:Cuddles O:Ocean M:Mum F:Food O:Own my own R:Relax T:Together
Challenge 4 LO about food,
I am a comfort eater! Casserole and dumplings is my childhood comfort food, I would always ask Mum to make it.
My current fav comfort food is sausage, mash and red wine and onion gravy.
Chips - the ultimate comfort food.