Friday, 24 August 2007

Good News......

for once....

Sigourney had her exam results and did really well. She got...

1C, 4B's, 3A's and 1 A*.

She is starting 6th form in a couple of weeks time for two years until we get out of the army. She then wants to go to Uni and study.... politics (!) and media.

I haven't a clue where she gets her intelligence from!!

What is it with the weather?

We had to come home early from our holiday. The weather was terrible , torrential rain. What a bummer!!

Friday, 17 August 2007


Well we are off on our holidays later on tonight to Brittany , so see you all soon. :-)

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Altered kiddies domino

Mandy gave me some kids giant dominoes and I had a go at altering one. So here's the result.
I modge podged tissue paper onto it to give me a base. I then painted over it all with lumiere paint. Using H20s I painted the sides and then when that was dry I glued on the angel and birds and gessoed the edges of them. Then with a crackle stamp and black stazon I stamped along the edges and stamped the text. And to finish off I added the decorative corner and also used a corner as a hanger.

Monday, 6 August 2007


I made these three ATCs as extras so I can take them to swap at the Stempel Mekka.
The images are from a collage sheet at
I love them as the girls faces are so petulant. :-), mm reminds me of a little girl I know.

Am Meer (By The Sea)

These are for another 3/3 + 1 for hosting swap on the German Yahoo group. The first one is using an encaustic art background, the second one is using an embossing template to create a wavy effect. And I think the other two you can see are just inked and stamped.

Saturday, 4 August 2007

Zeit (Time) Swap

I haven't had a lot of time to do any ATCs lately with the kids being on the Summer holidays, but I managed to squeeze these in. They are for a 3/3 +1 swap for a German yahoo group.

So Proud

I am soooo very proud of my 16 year old daughter, Sigourney. On Sunday she is flying off to the UK for a week to attend a Summer School in Cambridge University!! She was invited by the Uni and she will be the very first child to attend from a Services School. She has worked so hard this year for her exams and is expected to get A's and B's. No one from either of our families has ever attended Uni before so she will be the first one. Sigourney is hoping to go to Uni in two years time when she has left the Sixth Form. Lol god knows where she gets her intelligence from! It will be an emotional time for me as I will miss her so much and like a mum I will be worrying about her as it will be the first time she has flown and also on her own!! They sent her a timetable and blimey she will be having lessons on astro physics and linguistics among others. There will also be some downtime for her too in the evenings. They have arranged for her to go to an outdoor play at Trinity College , a ghost tour and punting. What an experience for her.
Unfortunately we will be on holiday when her exam results come through so she will have to wait a couple of days to get them , but I know she will have done well.
I am sooo proud of you Sigourneyxx.