Wednesday, 30 April 2008

I've been Tagged!!!

I've been Tagged by Hilmarose a SBS 16 Sister!

7 Things Game
The Rules for 7 Things:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

My 7 things:

1. I met my husband when I was just 16, we married when I was 22.
2. When I was expecting my daughter I was convinced I was having a boy, she was the first girl born to the Gilchrist's in 100 years!!
3. I once spent a day held at gunpoint when the plane I was travelling on made a detour because of a military coup at our destination.
4. I can flare my nostrils but I can't roll my tongue.
5. I can play the flute and am trying to teach myself the piano (not particularly successfully)
6. I am a Queens Scout
7. I can complete the Rubik cube in under a minute!

I am tagging:


It's Snow Time

Another snowy page ! More evidence of the snowplough, the awful fashions of 1990 and the crashing!! All papers and embellishments from Brenda Pinnicks Christmas album kit once again, I do love her stuff.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Let It Snow

The latest installment for my Birthday Album shows me on a skiing holiday in Austria. OMG!! those clothes!!! and the skiing wasnt brilliant either though I can manage a very passable snow plough lol! The photos are mounted on holographic card to add a bit of sparkle and all papers and embellishments are from the Brenda Pinnick Christmas album kit from QVC last year.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Birthday Blog Candy

Here we are, as promised. To "celebrate" the 1st anniversary of my 39th Birthday I am giving away some blog candy. There are several sheets of holographic card, christmas decoupage sheets, loads of peel offs, a storage box, 3 6x6 fixed page scrapbook albums, some magic motifs and a few embellishments. Just leave me a comment here, don't forget to leave a link on your blog and on 17th May I will pull a winners name from the hat. :O)

Sunday, 27 April 2008

The Finished Article

Here are the finished envelope and insert now with added words!!! Much better dont you think?
It looks finished now.....well... it is finished because I have already given it to Iffi to be bound into the book lol :O)

Friday, 25 April 2008

CSF Forum Birthday Envelopes Challenge

Craftswap Forum is 2!! and to celebrate members have signed up to take part in a challenge to make birthday envelope books which will be auctioned amongst us for charity. I am in a team with 5 others called Coffee M8tes :O) and the theme that was allocated to us was Nature. My envelope is at the top and the insert (front and back) below, I'm not entirely happy with it yet, it doesnt feel finished but I have no idea what to do to it. All suggestions gratefully received.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Another page!! At a funfair I guess !!!!! and I'm not sure we were actually moving!!!!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Gather Round!

Another page from the days when I was Beaver Scout Leader. This photo was taken at a group camp at Bears Rails in Windsor Great Park. We had the cubs and the scouts camping and the Beavers visited for the day. A great time!!

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Blog Candy

Keep your eyes peeled!!
To "celebrate" my forthcoming birthday I will be putting some Blog Candy up for grabs. I haven't quite decided what it will be just yet but I will post a photo of it when I have collected it all together. :O)

The water in Majorca...

I haven't posted lately because we have been away in Cornwall for the Spring holidays, a lovely few days away :O)
These pages show our holiday in Majorca. Seven of us went away together for 10 days sharing two apartments. We had a great laugh and there are many crazy stories to tell!!
I wanted to use hot colours for the pages to reflect the temperature in Spain and I think these papers from Flavia work perfectly, the flowers are from Papermania attached with brads. :O)

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Two for Tea...

...or Tea for Two? A penny Black stamped image watercoloured and matted on silver mirri, mounted on some blue checked paper with a background paper also of blue both from K& Co, finished off with white ribbon. I like it! :O)

Friday, 11 April 2008


More photos of my Queens Scout presentation and the parade at Windsor Castle on St Georges Day. All papers from We R Memory Keepers. A very proud moment :O)

Thursday, 10 April 2008

More, more, more!

I finished the rest of the pages required for the House Mouse list today, just need to make sure I have all the addresses and then I can send them out :O)

Queens Scout

The presentation of my Queens Scout Award!! It's the highest award you can gain as a Scout and it was extra special as there were seven of us from our unit achieving it the same year. There are lots of parts to the award, learning new skills and services to the community amongst them but the hardest part for me was the expedition. We decided that we would cycle which meant we had to do a minimum of 150 miles over 5 days. We went to Zeebrugge in Belgium and cycled up through Holland to Rotterdam. Don't believe anyone who says that Holland is flat I can assure you it isn't!!!

SBS 16

After much deliberating I have finally joined the Sisterhood of Blogging stampers group 16! It is a group of like minded women who love stamping, cardmaking scrapbooking and generally being creative. All the members have great blogs which I love to visit, they are all listed in the sidebar on the left.
I have always been interested in various types of crafting but it really took off for me about 3 years ago when I bought an Annie Lang cardmaking kit from QVC, that was me hooked! I now have so much stash that we rarely eat round our dining table!!
I have a big birthday coming up soon and in preparation for that I have recently got into scrapbooking in a big way as the posts on my blog will testify.

I'm really looking forward to getting to know all my "sisters" and gaining a bit of inspiration from you all :o)

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

House Mouse Pages

I joined in with one of the latests lists on Craftswap forum to make 4x4 pages with a House Mouse theme. These are the first couple of pages. The papers are a mixture of SEI Jolie Chocolat paper stack and DCWV Pocket full of Posies and Glitter Mat stacks. The images are stamped with a timber brown staz-on pad onto white hammered card backed with silver mirri card and the flower embellishments are by Paper mania attached with metallic coloured brads. I need to make 20 pages altogether so I'll try and get on with them tomorrow :O)

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Climb Every Mountain

Here I am climbing Mount Snowdon in North Wales. It was a gorgeous day but a long climb, I was so tired when we got to the top that I nabbed the last seat in the train going down !! David had to walk. The funniest thing though was listening to a group of older ladies who had come up in the train. One of them began the short walk to the very tip of the mountain ( all of about 6 feet higher) and her mate said to her " You're not going all the way up there are you?" I laughted but thought to myself "all the way up there? you should have from from all the way down there!" A great day and great memories. The papers came in a Docrafts goody bag, the tag and lettering is from Flavia.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

This page is a bit of a mish mash of photos. The top left was taken very early in the morning on a day trip to the beach, we decided to beat the bank holiday traffic by travelling the night before and ended up sleeping in our cars on the beach!! The other pictures are taken at Battle in Sussex and the other at the top of Box Hill.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Another one for the album

More Scouting pictures! The top one shows Jayne and I with the Tank we made for the Beaver Scouts one week. They played with it for ages and at the end of the meeting we let them tear it apart so we could get it all in the recycling box. Strange to think that the boys who played in it probably now have children of their own.

Thursday, 3 April 2008


Here it is, at last, the latest page for my album. I followed the scrapbook challenge set on CSF by Lesley this time, it's called 1,2,3. One word title, two photos and three embellishments in a row.
Papers are from We R memory keepers. The pictures are of a venture scout camp at Gilwell Park in about 1987 ish where we had been taking part in the annual Sedan Chair Rally.

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