Monday, 26 September 2011

Get Your Stamp On

Monday Morning.
Aren't you supposed to start the week feeling refreshed after a weekend off?
I feel so knackered!!
I swear the weekends are getting busier.

I'd like to start today by saying thank you for all the sweet comments about the new DT position with SCRAP365.
I really appreciate it : )
I can't wait to grab a copy now.
Did any of you go to Ally Pally this weekend?
Aparently there were going to be some sneaks of the mag there.

By the way. My giveaway is still running if you haven't joined in.
See the post below.

I've started this week with a new challenge at Cocoa Daisy.
For this challenge we are getting the stamps out.
Ideally stamps you've had and still haven't used or at least not used for a long time.

Here's my LO.

The story is this.
Ade has a big head!!
He's forever trying on hats when we go out and they just look stupid. See!!
They just don't suit him. But it does make us giggle.

I used a couple of Unity Stamps that I've had for a good couple of years and they were still in the packaging (along with lots more like that). I love stamps and keep buying them and then forget to use them.
I also used an old CD alphabet stamp on my background.

If you fancy playing along and digging out those old stamps, then join us here at Cocoa Daisy.
The challenge runs until Sunday 2nd Oct - 10pm est.
And we have an original Cocoa Daisy Stamp to give away to a lucky winner which you can see here.

I baked loads yesterday.
Ade didn't get around to taking in cake to work for his birthday back in August.
He was off work for a couple of weeks and he's been working more from home these days and then his birthday seemed so long ago. But there's been complaints and now an email on Friday threatening strike action if the cakes don't appear by Wednesday!! : )
So I decided to go full force.
I baked a big pear upside down cake, red velvet cupcakes and choocie cream cupcakes.
He's taken them in along with my pretty glass cake stands to really make a point.
I also bakes ice cream cup cakes for the kids and a batch of choccie chip cookes.
Whilst at the same time making a chicken roast dinner.
So thankful for a big double range oven and a daughter that loves to bake too.
It was a long afternoon. (and then evening frosting all the little buggers!)
Hopefully that'll keep 'em quiet in the office now.

I hope you had a good weekend.
Thanks for stopping by. xxx


yyam said...

Cool layout! Love the green! And all the stamping...

Can I order some cakes...sounds absolutely yummy!!!

Anne said...

May be I will threaten an invasion if I don't get cakes soon too !!

Kim said...

wowowowow how did I miss that most awesome news about the mag!!!! you will def ROCK that so totally deserved as well!!!!!!, more fab misting I love this one!

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Yep, I feel knackered today too! Can't get going with my chores!!!

Well done on the baking, I made 2 cakes and 12 cupcakes in the space of 3 days which is far more than I ever do. I hope Ade's colleagues are grateful

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ummmmmm my birthday is in December... can I order mine now?? LOL!! Your baking sounds sooooooooooo YUMMY! :):):):):)

I loveeeeeee that lo...loving the layers and all that YELLOW!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):)

NickyNoo said...

I love that story about Ade's office and the cakes, you'll def have to scrap that one!! Funny about the hats too, lovely fun page xx

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful and fabulous layout Lisa...

You making me hungry too!!!....Not good ...especially when Im on diet!!!.... hugs...xoxo

KateB said...

that would be me too who looks funny when trying on hats!! I too am in love with that shade of green!

Hannah said...

Great LO Lisa, I love all of the misting and paint, and a great colour combo :)
Yes, I went to Ally Pally and have subscribed to the mag, so excited to be seeing your work in a mag, congrats again. I got one of the sneak peek booklets, it is your article on using twine. Both of the LO's are brilliant, and the article is great. Really can't wait :)

Sue said...

had to giggle Doug does this what is it with men and hats - love the photo lol