Monday 22 March 2010

New moon is mine!!!!! hehehehe

Finally I have a copy of New Moon! I loved the books and I love these films!!!
(I know I ma just a big kid!! lol hehe)
Look at this!! I saw one of these blankets on True blood this week and thought to my self I have to get one of those and what did I find in a charity shop this morning?????
Even better is the colours in this blanket! It couldnt be more perfect and for £1.99 I was rather pleased!!! :)

I said I would show some more of my life drawings and here they are....
I really struggled with drawing the male form and am not too happy with them but they are a learning curve!

These last 2 were done last friday and I was pleased with them. I do realise however that I have made the model look like a witch but hey I really like drawing people in blues - like Avatars!!

Oh and I have done a little bit of scrapping too!!

Speak soon

Sunday 21 March 2010

Life drawing

Hello, Im back armed with some pics of the Journal I did on Dina Wakelys online course.  I have posted a few pics of it before and explained that I have been using it in Life Drawing classes which I do on a friday.
Life drawing makes me feel so happy.  I get completly lost whilst Im there.  I have found a medium which I love working with - Water soluable wax pastels and Canvas in book form.  Like I said before my drawings arnt great but I am not so worried about that at the moment and am getting better each time I go.
I have been working on some portraits that I have done too- I will post these once I take a few pics:)

You may notice that I stopped drawing faces on the drawings but I am working n that :)
More coming soon..........
Here is Evan enjoying his first ice cream of the year:)
Speak soon

Monday 1 March 2010

Inspired retreat

I'm back and I had a great time.  I took my Bellaboo shop to the retreat and shared the shop with Karen and Anni from Scrapshed- we shared our hotel room too and had a blast.  These ladies are fab and hilarious!  Anni is a fellow Twilight fan - I thought I was bad lol!!!
Michelle( the organiser) had amazing teachers come and teach - Dina Wakely, Lance anderson, Karen  burniston, Emma Trout and Lida de Witte. They were so inspirational! 
We were lucky that the shop had a door that opens out to the class room which was great as we could do the classes from the shop - Yeahhhh :)  I did 4 in total!
My fave was this one....
I had some bits with me like the key and fabric - I am so pleased with it!
Now to find a home for it!

I will take more pics of the projects tommorrow and post soon :)

Monday 22 February 2010

Did you spot me?

Last nights episode of Being Human was FABBBBBBB I thought personally it was the best episode yet! (and no not just because I was in it lol!!)
James couldnt stop himself at laughing at me!! - Ok I am no actress but it was such fun! For most of the day we were sat in a classroom listening to Georges screams!! It was such fun!! You can just about see my sons in the parents evening too!! (Oh I am the one with dark hair sitting at a desk with a black and pink dress on!!)
You can view it here Being human Episode 7 on the BBC iplayer!!

Look from 35.28 mins on this episode if you want to see my fantastic acting!! Thanks Carmen for finding the bit!!

Today I am sorting out loads of new stock!! - Cosmo Cricket, Bind it alls, stamps and loads more!

Right off to do more pricing ...... Speak soon!!

Sunday 21 February 2010

Being human....

I am really looking forward to tonights episode on Being Human!!! Myself and 2 of my boys spent a whole saturday filming with them so I really hope we get more than a 1/2 second showing!!! 
Cal is excited too as he keeps saying he's going to be eaten!!! lol - so watch out for us tonight at 9pm on BBC3!!

Friday 19 February 2010

Look at me blogging twice in one week lol!!

A few weeks ago I found a book called Artist trading card workshop and it inspired me sooo much I just had to buy it!  Once at home thought I just had to try out some of the techniques in the book. My friend  Jayne came over and we had such fun getting messy making these ATC!
The butterfly one is my favourite.

 However it was so funny cutting these faces from the TV guide- can you recognise who they are? There is a clue in the name! - Samot!! lol!!

I would thouroughly recomend this book to anyone who is thinking about making ATC s or is looking for new techniques to play with!

Yesterday myself and the boys went to Slimbridge wetlands centre with Windmill hill city farm! We were soaked with rain and sleet before we even got to the farm but once we were on the coach we all warmed up and dried off - but it snowed all the way there and whilst we were there!!! It was COLD!! To be fair though once we were there and the boys were running about it was fine.  It was a farm photography trip so the aim was for all the families to take photos. Unfortunately all the batteries in our cameras died quickly but we did get some shots.  I have been playing on Picnik this morning editing a few (as I no longer have any editing software :( - I miss my photoshop!!!)
The photos are not that great but hey I never claimed to be a photographer!!

Right I am being summoned to the Wii!! to play on the olympics!! lol
Speak soon

Monday 15 February 2010

A bit of this.... a bit of that......

Recently I have been doing a bit of this and a bit of that but went to a life drawing class the other day which has set off something in me ! I spent my time there collaging and playing with drawing mediums - I cant wait to go back. I did an online class with Dina wakely last year and made a fab book I have started to use this as a life drawing journal - I have decided even the mistakes are good as I now know not to try them again!!

I feel I am changing at the moment and am feeling very experimental with my art supplies. It feels so good!

I am not worried about getting things right but am enjoying the process. I have never been very good at making things look lik they are meant to but its something I enjoy doing.  I tried using charcoal and found that it does nothing for me hence why I did purple people!! lol Colour works so much better for me!  I can't wait to go back!

This page isnt finished but am trying out techniques on my drawing - this feels such a positive thing for me at the moment and feel so much happier for it!

Heres a couple of layouts I have done lately too.....

Sorry about the awful photos - the kids have hijacked my batteries for the wii!!!

Do you remember Nigel?

Heres a couple of recent pics of him - he's the most lovely cat! (A little stupid at times ie when he sit in the washing machine!!) But so sweet!

Also I have to shout this out - I HAVE LOST 12 LBS!!!!! (please if you find them do not send them back !! hehe) I am so pleased with myself!!!!

Right I'm off to make lunch for the boys.. Have a good day!

Oh did anyone spot me on Being human last week? I had a good half a second airing time lol!!! next sundays should be the one to watch though!! lol!!

Tuesday 13 October 2009

More things to share

Heres another layout using the Monster mash kit I have had this photo for years so its reallly nice to finally use it after about 3 years. Evan looks so young in this pic!

Every monday since Evan started school I have been going to a morning crop which has been great- I have been managing to do at least a whole layout at each one - thats sooo good for me!!

And a sneak peek for a technique mini book class I am teaching in november- its gonna be full of prima goodness!!

I went to a garden centre yester and they had a fab display outside - I had to take a pic- arnt they gorgeous!

I have been naught and ordered myself a POGO !! I am so excited - I cant wait for it to arrive - 3x2 instant photos - wicked!

I am going out with my nan tommorrow to the Jane Austen centre - I have been wanting to go there for ages! - I cant wait!- oHh Mr Darcy here I come....

Speak soon!

Saturday 10 October 2009

Its official - I am sad!

Yesterday I spent the day filming at my kids school for the BBC program 'Being Human'. The school was chosen as a location and children and parents were asked as 'Extras' Of course being me I couldnt resist my chance plus I rather hoped that the Vampire guy May be there!

Anyhows we say around in the playground or about an hour whilst they got started! Itwas a bit cold but thought I dont care this is gonna be fun! Myself and 6 other parents turned up (I was surprised it wasnt more!) Luckily I knew all but 2 of them well so we had a right laugh!
We were called up to the crew and actors which was weird, and were told what we needed to do and where to stand. and it went on allllllll day!
We were given an hour for lunch so I went round to my mate Trish's house (who too had been there all morning) we warmed up with a coffee and watch the rain start and thought ohhh no! but when we started to go back it eased off to a light drizzle.

When we got back everyone was kinda hanging around so I thought I would take my chance to get a pic with one of the actors! now I started asking then Trish tanslated my garbled speak to him! he said yes and asked my name, I said Cleo and he introduced himself as Russell I went to shake his hand and my umbrella almost flew towards him! That was it I was all embarassed and bumbling away tring to get my camera out of my bag - and it didnt want to come out! by this point my friends are laughing at me ! but I got my photo! He was so nice he even picked up my umbrella for me ! I am sooo embarassed!!!!! one of the parents said I looked really star struck which wasnt it -I just got embarassed! ohhh well I did my bit now I have got to hope I make it into the scene!! hehe

I watched the first series and loved it and it was great to see how things are filmed. Everyone was so friendly bringing out umbrellas to us when the rain started and just being so nice! I cant wait til next feb to see it now - whether i am in the shot or not!! I had a really good day! even if I didnt get to meet the vampire charector! (actually that was probably a good thing - I would probably fallen in the mud or something!!)

A change - Oh yeah you might notice that in that photo that my hair is dark! - A couple of weeks back I decided to dye it purple - a nice dark purple and well it went bright purple with lilac streaks - hmmm nice I hear you say .... no no no! I dyed it dark fairly quickly and LOOOOVEE it!. My hair has never been this dark but I really do like it! Its great as you wont see the roots so soon!

Anyway I really need to blog more often - but that the problem with 2 blogs it seems too much and so I dont at all!! lol
Other things going on since my last blog post - August - oooopps!!
My youngest so started full time school - its so odd doing stuff at home without children! I have been going to a morning crop on a monday too which has been lovely.
I have been busy with Bellaboo too! Ohhh we have lots and lots of gorrrggeeous goodies in store- New cosmo, Sassafrass, MME Jenni Bowin, new inks and loads more - come and have lookie sometime! you can find us here
Anyway I thought I would show you a few layouts I have been doing recently.......
Hopefully I will be back in less than 2 months this time lol!!!
Speak soon x

Thursday 6 August 2009

Its been a while..

Its been a while since I shared some of my layouts with you - and it is about time too!! lol
My house is very quiet atm as my boys have all gone to Durham with their grandparents so I have lots of time to catch up on the things I have been meaning to do lol!
We have sorted both Cal's room and Aeron and Evan's room. As much as I am getting lots of things done I didn't realise just how much I would miss them!
Hopefully I willbe going to see the Banksy exhibition tommorrow and then maybe watch some of the Hot air balloons from the garden! (we are very lucky to live under the flight path of the Balloon fiesta ) which is this weekend! fingers crossed I get some good pics :)
Anyhows heres some layouts for you :)
have a good evening :)

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