Saturday, 24 September 2016

Just a little update...

Hi all!
I realised I haven't blogged about anything other than papercrafts for some time now so I thought it might be nice to fill you in on my daily (that'd be a bit boring) weekly (that too....)  even general stuff which happens in my life!!!
I've recently returned from another lovely holiday in Zakynthos where I spent some thime with my pal Bettyspaghettilegs. Yes, silly name I know, but there's a reason for this. She's over 6 feet tall and I'm 5'3" short!!! We do make an odd pair when out and about and a hug's a nightmare - I end up in her armpit.....move on......
Anyways, we had yet another brilliant week. I went with "He who works", my daughter and her hubby and our bezzies Jay and Shellbell. The sun was hot, the booze was chilled and the food was yum!
What more can you ask for in a holiday? Another one to recover from the last, that's what!!!
I'm still knacked and we've been home since sunday (6 days!).
I've also been on a diet!
I joined slimming world in January of this year and I desperately wanted to lose 3 stones (42 pounds) before we went away and.....I DID!!!! Three days before we flew, I received my award for hitting my target! So chuffed and, even after all that food and drink on holiday, I went back to Slimming world on Thursday only to find I'd lost 2lbs!!! Holidays must be good for me - sun and alcohol seem to work!
So, in a nutshell, life rolls on in much the same way as ever! Albeit with a couple of holidays thrown in and I'm thinner!
So, as far as papercrafting goes, yes, I'm still in the craftroom every day having a go at this and that and, at the moment, I'm deciding what my Christmas cards ought to look like. Can't decide what theme to use so I think a mooch around Pinterest for inspiration is in order.
I have won a few bits and bobs this year - also had a few items published in different cardmaking mags, which is nice! I would love to organise my head a bit better for next year and take my crafting up a level. I'd like to join a couple of new design teams and enter more comps, so, I'll have to put my managerial skills to the test and start managing my days and time better!

Anyhoo, on that note, I think I'll sign off for now.

Before I go though, here's a Christmas card I made for Papercraft Inspirations magazine using their free gift (issue 157)


Supplies - Free Embossing Foil from Papercraft Inspirations magazine
                 Free embossing folder from Papercraft Inspirations magazine
                 Patterned paper downloaded from Papercrafter magazine
                 Glitter
                 Ribbon
                 Sentiment die - free from Papercrafter magazine
                 Gold mirri card

TTFN!
Lesley xxxx