Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Last comment

I am so curious who sent the last comment??
Its my birthday- and I have been spending lots of money in on-line shops for stash!!!
Hmmmm there are 2 things I want but I dont know which to go for- A bind it all or a big shot!!! which one???? I have a tag a long , but the big shot will cut through thicker materials hhmmmmmm, and the bind it all will be so cool hmmmmm dilemma!!!
I have had some cool pressies today- 2 dvds- becoming Jane and Mansfield park- I just love period style drama films- ohhh did anyone watch fanny hill on bbc4 Raunchy or what!! I had to close the living room door incase any of the boys came down!!!- It was good though!!
I had a bottle of Leau d issey- love this perfume!! A memory card reader- I have wanted one of these for ages!! A digital photography book - I am really loving photography atm , and a design basics book - its for graphic designers but there are a lot of cross overs in there which could be related to scrapbooking!!! A wooden coffin with a ghost drawn on it!!! (calann has been doing some wood work, and made this for me to hang on the wall- it even has a hook!!!) oh and not forgetting my green and blacks chocolates!!

I have a hectic day ahead I am looking after my friends 3 boys so the will be 6 boys in my house ages ranging from 2-10 OMG lets see how that pans out!!!! Anyway have a good day!!

Saturday, 27 October 2007

real quick

Just a quicky My online mini book will go on on the scrapstudio website tomorrowat some point so keep watching- ok one more sneeky peek

See you there!!

Friday, 26 October 2007

squirly whirly kinda of a day

Don't you hate it when you have one of those days where nothing seems to get done! Well the last 2 days have been like that- The highlight of my day yesterday was fighting my way through adsa trying to get to the tampon isle, whilst trying to stop Aeron from reading 'Tampon' out loud from my shopping list - as I knew what would have come next- 'whats a tampon, whats it for?? etc'
We have also been potty training in this house so have spent half the week following Evan round with a potty and mopping up wee off the carpet- and DETTOXING my house!!!

I have also been on Facebook finding all my old pals!! Its really fun looking from ones friends freinds to their friends, I have found and poked some people I havent spoken to for about 10 years!!
Anyway I am going to drink my coffee and try and make today different!!! hmm what to do!!

Sneek peeks - Here is my sneek peek for my 3rd layout for the october scrapstudio kit

Also this is a sneek peek of the project I am doing for Scrapstudio
This lil project is going live tomorrow for free so you can just download the pdf file and print out
Hope you all like it!!

Right back to my coffee!!

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

just a quicky sneek peek...........

Here are some sneek peeks of this months scrapstudio yummy kit

The colours are very versitile and I am just loving the chipboard swirls!!!

I need to make some food for the kiddy winks- they have already trashed the house today!!!

Right have a good day!!!

Monday, 22 October 2007


I have sent all the RAKS today- but I dont have address for Anita and Louise who wanted flowers- Please e-mail me ladies and I will get your RAK to you!! Also I have 1 ribbon RAk left that will be going to Annie Bellamy!!- Annie get back to me please!!

We had a fab day out yesterday- we went to visit James gran. She lost her husband of 63 years a few weeks back so we all met up and went out for the day to cheer her up. We went to Torquay, and went to the 'Living coasts' to see the penguins. We had lunch at the cafe and surprisingly the food was really good(we have never had great experiences of zoo type cafes!!) but their paninis were lush!!- I had Salmon and cream cheese- YUM!!!

This is Aeron who had been placed on this mine??? by his grandad- he was just giggling!!

This was Calann by the entrance posing for me and for once he has a normal look on his face rather than his normal cheesy grin!!!

Evan did his normal grumpy stropy toddler thang!!! and kept sulking at every opportunity.

I saw such lovely colours thereincluding this sand box which I photographed whilst everyone was kinda looking at me as if to say 'WHY'!!- But I am sure that you will appreciate it!!

I could have taken hundreds of photo yesterday but I ran out of memorycard.

Right I ma going to be a good mummy and make the boys some scrummy tea- I have told them I will make them Sausage mash veg and gravy-YUM . Then I am going to make a GI lasagna for me and James!!- arnt I good (I will probably burn it all though!!!)

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Just a quicky.......

I had so much fun at the crop yesterday- ok so I messed up my Layout I was working on and took it appart in much horror to some of the girls:) But I did get a little project done for a birthday pressie (I cant mention anything incase he reads this:)!!!)

Ellie asked me to be on the Modern scrapbooking design team- You are now looking at the latest member of it!!!

Noodles is fine the vet was happy that the lump wasnt a problem, and that cats just gets these things!!! When he had his jab as Noodles just screetched and scratched the vet- he thought it would be a good idea to castrate him when he is old enough. He thought he was cute when we brought him in(he does look cute!!) and then he swipped!! He is a bit of a wild cat and he LOVES his food- I give his 3 big bowls a day!!

I bought Kirsty Wisemans Digi course here, I think it will help me alot!! I cant wait!!!

Anyway we are going to visit James' grandmother today in Newton Abbot- she is such a lovely woman, James parents are going to be there too- the boys are VERY excited
Right got to go bye!!

Friday, 19 October 2007

Fabulous friday!!!


Evan is so much better now and even slept through the night!!! He is definately more perky now and I took him to cresh this morning which he really enjoyed although he is very tired now!!

Noodles (my lil kitten) has got his last jabs today, so at lastt he will be able to go out soon- he has desperately been trying to escape lately!! I am a little concerned about him though as I have found a lump on his back- Going to ask the vet to check it out for us today!! I hope he is ok- even if he is a devil cat - I now have to sit with a water spray next to me so he doesnt bite me!!!

Anyway Mandy from scrapstudio brought my yummy DT kit last night- If you havent had any of these kits- You must try them Mandy really has a flair for putting a scrumdiddlyumtious kit together- I have even done 1 LO this morning - thats good for me!!

Any way any of you ladies that have won a RAK from me - they will be sent on monday or tuesday- lots to do atm... and if any of you havent e-mailed me your addys please do as I really want you all to have them:)
Right my son os asleep so I am going to watch neighbours!!!

Thursday, 18 October 2007

And the RAKs are going toooooo.........

Right ladies here is the list of people who will be recieving a lil parcel through the post from me....... I have repeated the peopple listed yeaterday too.

Anita, Witchy, and Lousie are getting a lil parcel of Flowers....
Jenny (Sammismum) and Angie are in line for some yummy Velvet papers...
Trudi will be recieving some bottle tops........
Stephanie and Vickie will be recieving a selection of ribbons........
Lynn55, Amelie and Julia will be recieving a bag of buttons each.......
Teresa and Jane (Stargazer) will be recieving some of the glass shapes- I would love to see some creations withe these!!

Right ladies If you could e-mail me you addresses on Cleoevans@blueyonder.co.uk so I can send a lil parcel to you:)

I think Evan is on the mend now, he is sleeping alot and not having quite so much Calpol.
Right to take the boys to school.......

Wednesday, 17 October 2007


Ok I have had a few takers
Anita- Flowers
Sammismum - velvet
Lynn55 , Amelie, Julia- I will give you all buttons if you want!!!
Ladies can you please e-mail me your addresses so I can send you these in the next few days!!
My e-mail is cleoevans@blueyonder.co.uk

Ok i still another 2 lots of flowers that I can give, another velvet, another 2 ribbons, the bottle tops and the glass shapes
just post a comment



As I said the other night I am going to put up a few RAKS as I have far too much stash for one person, If there is something on the list you would like then leave a comment stating what Rak you would like and I will select one person for each item at random.
  1. selection of flowers- felt/paperetc....
  2. some small pieces of velvet paper (these will be big enough for you to make some embellies) I love this stuff!!
  3. bottle tops- I somehow have hundreds of the things!!!
  4. Selection of ribbons
  5. selection of buttons- well I am the button lady!!!
  6. I also have some glass shapes (like droplets that I was given- these are quite cool but I dont know what to do with them, I will put 5 in a pack and aia can do lots of these they are all different colours too

Right that is all that springs to mind right now - I shall add more as I find it- any takers???

Monday, 15 October 2007

My poor Lil man

Well my poor lil man is still feeling under the weather! He showed me where it hurts pointing to one of his molar teeth!! He has hardly eaten today (and that is not like him), so I am making his fave tea- pizza and chips to see if that will tempt him. He has been driking plenty of orange juice though- which is quite good. Whilst he slept this afternoon I tidied my boys pitt sorry I meant bedroom. An hour and a half and a black bag later they have a tidy bedroom!! Shall I time how long it lasts!!

I am going to do some scraping tonight as Ii havent done any for ages and I want too do some new layouts for the comp!

On the happyscrappin forum I am on they have started doing photo promts which sounds great to me so todays is......... BLISS

So this is my bliss for today!

This was me and James in Rome on our honey moon- it was lovely just being us without being mum and dad too. James really does have a susspicious look on his face here , but it was the best one of me!!!

I found all these lil smileys today and I just love em You Go Girl Kitty 2 Black Kitty

Right back to the pizza and chips....... Wales

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Declutter sunday!!


sorry again about my lack of posting here, I blame it on having 3 kids!! Evan (my youngest) is a little under the weather:(. His temperature is up and he is a bit grumpy, red cheeks, I think his back teeth may be coming through! Poor lil lad! We were at ikea last night and they had igloo tents there for a fiver so we bought one for him, so he made himself a bed in there today and watched Finding nemo with the kitten!! soo cute

Aeron is sooo popular he went to 2 parties this weekend AGAIN!! He has been to 2 parties a weekend for the last 3 weekends now- he has a better social life than me!!
Calann has spent the weekend nagging us to let him spend his pocket money!! We eventually gave in and followed him around the shops- well Tescos after Ikea last night, he bought a copy of the Iron Giant- its such a lovely film, and I found a copy of Amelie, which I have never got round to seeing but at 3 squids I couldnt resist, cant wait for a chance to watch it!! James said he fancied seeing it too!! But we have been trying to watch all the Rocky films, as I have never seen them before, and James wants me to see them with him- we have now watched 1+2!!
Anyway my weekend has been spent "decluttering" my kitchen (well the diningroom half) I cant believe the amount of stash I have accumulated in the last year!! I have put most of it into clear plastic boxes so I can see whats in them. So over the next few days I will be putting a few RAKS on here- some things are just too good to throw out!! So watch out for that!!
I am going to have alook through some of my 12x12 papers and sort them out too as I already know what I am not going to use!
This week James bought us a new computer well bits form here and there and built one himself, so whilst I have been "decluttering" James has been "cluttering" up our bedroom!! As we speak our bed has a whole pc on it and the rest of the room is full of the boxes from our new pc!!! Hmmmm and he complains about the mess I make scrapbooking- its never been on our bed!!
This pic was taken a few weeks back and it just makes me laugh- this is Calann at the zoo- it is just so him, he loves being the joker!! the other is of my grandfather- another joker!! considering they are 3 generations appart they are very simular!!!- Just ask my nan!!!

I admit to not doing a single bit of scrapbooking this week- I think my mojo wants a rest!! I think Mandy will be bring my scrapstudio DT kit sometime in the next week- I always look forward to a visit from Mandy- she is just so friendly and chatty!!

I am going to the modscraps crop next saturday, and I am thinking of entering the scrapbook magazines scrapbooker of the year competition- so hopefully may get some done there. Has anyone entered this ? I am a little confused about the sending of the entries do you send your origional layouts?? hmmm may e-mail them!

Right I think I am going to scoff some icecream with my hubby and watch 'Drop dead gorgeous'! anyone else love it??

Ohhh one more thing Elsie flannigan commented on one of my layouts this week I was sooooooo chuffed!!!

Right icecream time!!!


Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Photos and photography

I was sent this fab photo of me with all the scrapcamp teachers and Mandy- I love it!! I cant believe I taught amongst these fabulously talented women!! It was an Honour!!

Kirsty has a fab pic of me on her blog, and she made a lovely comment about me being gorgous- aww you made me blush Kirsty!!!

I really did have a lot of fun over the weekend, and I met some fantastic women- Thank you to all of you who took my classes, I really enjoyed myself, I realise I babbled on through all the classes, hope you all didnt mind too much!
Anyway I wanted to get some practice in with my camera as I didnt take a single pic on the weekend. So I asked my fabby scrapbooking friend Sarah to be a model for me in our back lane!!! Yes I know that sounds like a rather odd and possibly hmmmm place to do a photo shoot but , I saw these fab red leaves from the street and they called to me saying photograph me photograph me !! So I did and am so pleased with the results as was Sarah!! She looks so stunning against them, and was rather envious of her beautiful red and black top!!

I was tagged today by Terrie Farrell now apparently the rules are as so

Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs

(little scary for me!!) anyway I will give it a go

My Seven random , weird facts

1. I had my first son at 17

2.I dont drink ANY alcohol

3.I have 2 periods a month- yes 2 (evenly spaced too)!!

4.I love smallville- I just love Tom Welling

5.I have a real thing for movie soundtracks- I have ones ranging from the labryinth to chicago to pulp fiction!!

6. I am petrified of spiders

7.My parents and then step parents were all bikers

I am going to tag......


Emma http://scrappingandwine.blogspot.com/

Julie http://julie-justme.blogspot.com/

Right I am gonna call it a night now!!

Monday, 8 October 2007

What a fab weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cant belive how fun a weekend away can be!!!! I have not laughed so much ever. It was fantastic to finally meet people I have spoken to on the forums. I had such a laugh with Chloe who has been called Cleo as many time as I have been called Chloe (talk about confusing) We just decided we should just be Chluuuuur!!

It was amazing to meet the other teachers too- they were all so lovely Jane Dean, Kirsty Wiseman and Maria Grace!!!
This pic was my page frames design for my class.
And this one my bazzil stitchez Lo class
Saturday nights fun and game was so much fun - blind folded scrapping- hmmmm could be fun I still have that paint under my nails and it WONT come off!!!!!!

This was just hillarious we dressed Chloe 2nd in from the right I was giggling the whole night but we did have a super model!!!!!

Right I am going to have a coffee - before I fall asleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Kittens and dogs

Mandy (scrap studio) Parr came over last night with her little dog Martha Bunty. Noodles and Martha met last week Noodles (although only 9 weeks old) showed his domination for his home by arching his back, spitting, hissing, and then SWIPED at Mandy and Martha. Mandy screamed so loud, I couldnt stop laughing at my 9 week old dominator kitten!!!!!! - I told you he was a nutter.

Anyway I am still stressd but happier about this weekend I still have to sort all my stuff I am taking let alone photos!!!!!!!!!!

Anoher pic of Noodles:)

Monday, 1 October 2007

I am Calmer and more prepared

After a headless chicken kinda weekend I think I am now feeling calmer!! Sorry about my moany whingy last post!!!

Anyway I said I would let people going to scrapcamp know what they needed for my classes and here are the lists

Acrylic frame class

1 b&w 4x6 photo (portrait)

Fine tipped scissors
Hole punch/ crop o dile
Brown ink pad
Sticky Foam pads

Bazzil stichez class

1 portrait 4x6 photo

3 landscape 2x3 photos

Paper trimmer

crop o dile or hole punch (but shock horror - no cheese holeing:)

Fine tipped scissors

Brown ink pad

turquoise ink pad

large hole needle

double sided tape


hope this helps if I have forgotten anything I shall let you know asap

I have lots to do this week but I am going to cook James a roast chicken tonight- fair play to him he has put up with so much lately!!!!

Right I am going to get all the sprogladites from school

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