Apologies and latest dare

Sorry not been blogging, not really been doing much of anything to be honest as have been in a bit of down place in my mind recently. Nothing in particular (but certainly not helped this week by the constant bickering between Josh and Chiara they drive me beserk!).

Apologies to both Yizz and Joanna who are STILL waiting for boxes from me. Actually got my bum into gear with them today only to discover the village post office has eventually closed. It was attached to the village shop which closed several weeks ago, but the post office side had been kept going a while longer. So I must trot off to Belper or some such place that HAS got a post office - will combine with my trip to take Josh to a party (they are going to Water World at Stoke so he will have a blast there, he loves going swimming!).

I'm behind with quite a few things at the moment (more apologies); I have even tidied my scrap room (well, sort of) in an effort to find my mojo from the bottom of whichever pile of stash it was hiding. I am hoping I haven't thrown it away in the bin inadvertently :D

Anyhow I have forced myself the last couple of weeks to do the UK dares over on the Collectively Yours blog. I am so pleased that I am involved with this great team of girls - it really gives me the push to actually achieve at least one scrapping project each week! This week was to use felt - so actually this week was not much of a hardship cos I love felt! I used some really ratty photos that I had printed out an age ago. They are from Chiara's Brownie Promise night this time last year. Awful lighting, camera which can't cope with awful lighting, children who didn't stay still and a myriad of limbs straying into the corner of photos (hence lots of overlapping of piccies and strategic placement of rubons!). This is my sneak peek ... to see the full page pop on over to the blog. And trust me - the blue shape is NOT really a carrot. It is the 'i' taken from the Brownie logo! Erm, just realised I haven't sold it too well have I? I actually quite like it and, to be honest, I really need to push myself to use more of these 'normal' snapshot type photos which I have hundreds of (and I am sure I am not alone) so not only do I challenge you to use felt (as per the dare) but also would love to see how anyone else scraps these not so perfect photos.

7 comments:

Cath said...

Good to see you back.

Charlie said...

Hi there friend. I was getting a bit worried because you didn't update blog.

Glad you have found time and spirit to do it again - I loooove seeing your creations.

As to the kids - been there done that - there is an age where only a Mum can love them - and some days even that is difficult =0).

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

suzanne hope this works this time LOL

sorry you've been down but it's lovely to have you back...

k-joi studios said...

(((HUGS))) Suzanne! I'm sorry you are feeling down and hope you find that mojo soon! If you need anything at all, just let me know!

amber jane said...

Glad you are back hun xx Love the layout too :D

joanna said...

Suzanne, thank you so much for the fabulous parcel of gorgeous stash that you sent to me - I love it all, and it totally made my week :) xxx

Roz Roz said...

suzanne, sorry your feeling low darling, yet your botty up here to me for a weekend and we can cheer each other up, whilst setting the world to rights.