Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Fat tuesday

Well yesterday was shrove Tuesday and everyone was enjoying their pancakes!
In Sweden it's called fat Tuesday and, instead of pancakes, we traditionally eat something called Semla and I had decided to bake some this year.
Don't get me wrong, I love pancakes as much as the next person! Semlor are just such a Swedish thing that you only really eat once every year and, having lived in London 5 years, I really miss them...
Of course I didn't get round to baking them... I came down with a cold and yesterday the bt-man was here for 4 hrs sorting out the Internet etc...
So I decided to make them today! OK, so fat Tuesday has come and gone but I don't care. I want my semla!!!!
The first batch has just come out of the oven and as soon as they've cooled down I'm going to make my almond paste and have one!

Will post piccies later!

sab x

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Blogs, weekly challenges and scrapagogo kits!

So, Thanks to a very nice friend on UKScrappers I have finally managed to change my blog layout! Yay!!!!! Hope you (who?) like it, I'm loving it!!!!

Last weekend, on valentines day no less, I received my first scrapbooking kit form scrapagogo!
It was even better than I ever expected! Haven't been able to bring myself to use it yet as it's just too gorgeous! Content with just taking it out, looking at it and stroking it for now...

It's been a pretty good week for me scrap-wise. Took part in a weekly challenge on UKS and earned 30 points for my team, mojo seekers, over there!

The challenge was: scrap an achievement 10 points - I chose my brothers music career

use stars and stripes 5 points- ribbons and handmade star embellies!

use gold embellishment 5 points- gold stars

no patterned paper/make your own background 10 points

- used bubble wrap and acrylic paint to make the background

I'm really pleased with myself! It's the first challenge I've completed, and I'm really pleased with the result!

And, I've managed to upload a piccie to my blog!

happy scrapping folks!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

I'm better - connected!

Hallelujah!!!! I have finally (and accidentally) managed to connect to the wireless internet in the house! That being one of the main reasons I bought myself a brand spanking laptop last week, I'm quite pleased with myself... I can now hang out on UKS whenever I want, chat to my friends and get more into digital scrapbooking!

Is all I have to say...

Also, I can now start uploading pics to my blog!!!

writing from her own laptop, this is sab signing off :)