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, 30 October 2008

365 Day Challenge 301 to 303

Prompt 303Who: Will and Ollie
What: Playing in the snow (in Oct!)
When: 08:34am
Where: At nursery
Why: 'Cos it's fun

Prompt 302:Who: Me
What: Laying on my HUGE ironing pile
When: 10:10am
Where: At home
Why: My task today - all the ironing from our holiday (all tolled 7hrs worth! not in one sitting though!)

Prompt 301:Darling Buds of May My Darling bud of May!!

Busy Day at Sue's

Had a lovely extended day at Sue's (thanks to the weather) caught up with my 365 LO's and made a photo cube for Mike's day, and a couple more LO's
Photo cube of Will's fishing trip
and a LO for me
This LO is actually on a 12x12 accetate.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Bad Girls Oct kit and Rough Draft

Fay pointed me in the direction of a new sketch site Rough Draft. So I have used their latest kit with my Oct Bad Girl kit for a Halloween LO, early I know but Will had a Halloween party on Friday.
Thanks again to Lisa for the inspiration to distress the edges with scissors (not as easy as she made it look!)

365 Day Challenge 300

Prompt 300: Best Bib and tucker.
I love this dress, Mike brought it for me for a cocktail party we had before the kids. I love the knot at the back and the fish tail on the skirt. (and it still fits me, and it's a 14!!!! though I would need some Bridget Jones pants! hence the angle of the photo!!!)

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Just Bex Challenge

Couple of LO's from the holiday

Lisa and Nicky set the challenge over on Just Bex to have fun with felt. Used the Bad girls Sept08 kit, the clouds behind the photos are white felt painted with peral paint.
Journalling is about the boys first flight. Thanks also to Lisa for inspiring me to use corragated card on a LO

My boys on the beach!

365 Day Challenge 299

Prompt 299: Bats in the Belfry - Show me your crazy side, LOL

365 Day Challenge 284 to 298

Prompt 298: upsy daisy Prompt 297: The bees kneesPrompt 296: Think outside the box I do try and think outside the box with my photo's and scrapping, I am getting into altering my stash to fit my LO's. I am going to use this card for a LO for the first time

Prompt 295: An Englishmans home is his castle My Castle!

Prompt 294: There's a side of my personality that goes completely against the East Coast educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl in garages across America...there's a side that wants to wear the pink angora bikini!”Being a big kid with leaves!

Prompt 293: Tickled Pink Prompt 292: In the PinkPink PJ's!

Prompt 291: I don't think I will ever get tired of wearing pink I never used to like pink as a young girl and it is really inly in the last 5 years or so that I have started wearing, and it is only when I do a "pink" wash that I realise how much I do now have!!

Prompt 290: Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf My hot pink geranium is still flowering!

Prompt 289: The very pink of perfection Well more blue than pink but to me they are perfect (apart from when they are playing up and then they are anything but!!)

Prompt 288: Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone's eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too I don't really know about my pink word - shopping maybe?

Prompt 287: all right me old china Prompt 286: Use yer loaf! Prompt 285: Plates of meat Prompt 284: Trouble and Strife

Friday, 24 October 2008

More Joy!

Last 2 challenges on SFIO
Challenge 3: Create a LO using a song title and the 5 W's! Journalling is hidden behind the pp on the paper clip
Who: Mum, Dad and Will
What: Their first meeting
When: Dec 24th 2004
Where: North Hants Hospital
Why: Because grand parents like to meet their grandchildren as soon as they can!

"I will always remember the looks on Mum and Dad's faces when they came to the hospital to meet Will. Dad was trying really hard not to cry and Mum just let the tears flow! Mike filmed it all and put this song over the top, it just fights perfectly and makes me cry every time I watch it."

Challenge 4: Create LO from sketch and use a quote
Tried to fit the sketch to a 6x12, Quote is "There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved"

Papercraft Junkies

Papercraft Junkies has had a make over! Come over and check it out!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Great Day

Spent a lovely day with Lisa (Funky Fair), only managed 1 LO though! Lisa did several - her LO's are jsut FAB, she inspired me to paint on my photo and I and going to use some corregagted card on a LO too!
Her craft room is to die for!

Time for ..

a new project!
One of my team Mates on UKS has started a challenge set by Rhonda (of OLW fame) it's been running since feb so we are a little behind! But I love the look of the book. It's all about TIME and each week she sets a word and you follow the same forumla
First word we ME
Last word was AUTUMN (well, Fall)
and my cover
So I going to keep going and hopefully catch up!

Thanks Fay and Thanks Rhonda! I think I am going to enjoy this alot!

Scrapping from the inside out - Joy

So this months theme is Joy, and here are my LO's for the challenges
Pre-Kit Challenge - scrap a page about Joy using the colour that brings you joy
I glued lots of different chipboard fonts to the card and then painted over them all. I then journalled on some of them about the various things that bring me joy
Challenge 1: Scrap your guilt pleasure and use your scrapbook guilty pleasure.
Mine is Champagne and my scrapbook one is Thickers
Challenge 2: Scrap someone who brings you joy that is not your kids, spouse, pet etc
I love "Friends" it will alsways cheer me up
Challenge 3: Scrap someone who brings you joy, but you must be in the photo with them
Couldn't think of one so made a mini book
There was also a "progessive" challenge, where we were given 4 seperate tasks but spread out over time and you weren't allowed to look at the next stage until you had finished the previous one - IYSWIM!
Stage1: create a background using at least 3 PP or CS
Stage2: Add photos with at least one repeated
Stage3: Add title/journalling based on "Happiness is ..."
Stage4: Embellish but you must use 5 of the same thing.
Really enjoyed this!