23 August 2017

Student life and a scrappy round up...

As I said on my post yesterday, I haven't posted in ages! Mainly due to the fact that my studies have been really full on! I don't often get spare time and when I do we tend to have days out or catch up with friends.

This has had a knock on effect and I have scrapped a lot less too. Which is a shame, I really miss it and miss my scrappy friends too. We have completely fallen in love with our little Minnie too, often swapping scrap time for walking the dog around the lake time! This weekend we're away in a caravan with our best friend and Minnie's dog best friend too, so that'll be great fun, my scrap friends will be ashamed we've had her for 16 months and I haven't 'scrapped' her once! Ooooops!

This year, I will hopefully finish my Degree and become a Nurse, I've just got to hope there is a job available where I want to go at the right time. Fingers crossed x

I have done a little bit of scrapbooking in my Disney album (as my instagram followers would have seen) but as my scrap room hasn't been used much, its just gotten into a big mess and I'm scrapping on my kitchen table for convenience, which also means a lot less supplies.

Over the past two years of study, I may of done about 10 pages which is a massively small amount for me! Some Saturday evenings I could churn out 3!!! Hahaha!

This smaller 8x12 album is about our 'solo trips' to DLP, scrapping Disney is my favourite, bright, colourful and full of fun! As you know we're big kids! Once I'm qualified I don't think we'll visit DLP very often, our plan is to see all the Disney lands around the World and get some of our bucket list ticked off! 

I'll be back soon with some Disney scrapping, as I'm taking part in Shimelle's latest class, which you can find here

Happy scrappy
Catch up soon

22 August 2017

Year Two complete ... roll on Year Three

The first uni year has absolutely flown by! But my second, wowsers! Where did it go?

I've had a great two years, stressful at times but my new friends have been complete rocks and we've all supported each other. I've made some new friends for life. I'm so pleased to have done this course. I was initially apprehensive leaving a full time job that I loved but Nursing is just brilliant!

There have been up and downs but getting the results that I'd passed everything was amazing! It's worth all the hard work! My placements, as I said before, have been great.
I've been on a busy surgical ward, experiencing all aspects of care from admissions to being in theatre to recovery and discharge. It was an awesome learning curve. I've been to a walk in centre, I saw sooooooo much from basic health care to life threatening emergencies. I've been on an Oncology Ward and Endoscopy outpatients too as well as many other days in other units, or visiting specialist Nurses.

The teams I've worked with have been excellent, we are lucky to have such a fabulous NHS.

I've kept up my Disney love and bought plenty of stationery... a must for students ;)
I started writing this a year ago... I just hope I have some followers still otherwise me blabbering on is pointless! Hahaha

Catch up soon

12 May 2016

Feeling famous!

On Monday, I was lucky enough to be featured on the like forever blog, as 'Me on Monday', I love reading about fabby scrapbookers and meeting new people so this is a feature I love to read every week! I'm so pleased I'm part of this cool subscribers group! They girls are so inspiring! Read here!

I got a chance to look back on my old scrapbooking! It's hard to believe this layout was made over eight years ago... it was all about matting back then ...

This 8.5x11 Harry Potter layout was made last year... Time flies by... 

I'm mid way through this layout using the current like forever kit, which I totally love! Roll on next week when my exams are over... I'm looking forward to some 'me' time and a scrappy catch up! 
Thanks for stopping by xo 

7 April 2016

Uni life!

Being a student nurse is a mix up of both fun and a challenge! Uni days are much more self taught than I ever expected, with pre reading, then a lecture, followed by a seminar and work at home. The assignments are hard going but then you wouldn't expect a nursing degree to be easy! 
My current assignment is about the free radical theory of ageing and how it links to the digestive and respiratory systems, finding articles is much tougher than you might think! 
I'm also revising A&P for an exam we take in Oxford, prior to that I have a practical exam on psychological status and observations.
I can't believe how fast time has flown from beginning this course! The two placements I have had so far have been fabulous! I have met both amazing patients and staff, the experiences I am having are life changing, I'm like a sponge....absorbing lots of information!
Wish me luck with my exams! I'll be back soon

3 April 2016

My favourite deputy!

Whilst I took a study break today, I scrapped another Mini-moon LO! Firstly, I was inspired by the like for ever Sunday challenge, this week it was out of my comfort zone but I went with it...
Firstly, I haven't printed any small wedding photos, so chose a 6x4 which I trimmed slightly! Woody was such a laugh! As I'm rubbish at cutting up patterned papers, I tend to scrap them whole or slightly trim them, I decided to cut up a Disney comic book I purchased from a cool book store in Brighton! The comic strip would become my second paper...
I then couldn't decide on a title & google searched some of Woody's Toy Story 'sayings'. I took out one of my inky shaving brushes....I have lots of different colours! ...then started writing some Woody sayings on the page.
Initially, this was going be a background but I decided not to put a title over it or write across it. 
I also added some ink splatters... that just so happened to come out Mickey head shaped, a must on any Disney Layout, here it is... my take on the sketch!
I included the date, it's stamped underneath the photo. I added a tag. Instead of ribbons, I used stars! The shape of Woody's Deputy badge! Thanks for stopping by.
Catch up soon xo

April already ?!?!

Where is this year going? It's really flying by I realise I haven't posted since Christmas day! Eeeek! I'm such a bad blogger ...I hope people see this..."Hello!!???... anybody there?!?!?" Haha!
To keep you all updated with life here in wonderful Wiltshire, here I go! I am still in love with Disney! My awesome friend Martin went to NYC and brought me back these cool tsum tsums! I love em!
I have tried to do as much scrapping as I possibly can! The only thing I'm scrapping is our Wedding and mini-moon! Although I'm pleased to say it's coming on...
Paris is one of our favourite places, it's just so beautiful!
For this LO I used a French Disney comic, then a parks map stamped and cut out for the title! It is busy, busy, busy just the way I like my LO's....well, sometimes... it may be bright and loud but it follows my Wedding Album RULES...
...every LO MUST INCLUDE something gold and/or a heart! I haven't done many LO's but getting the like forever kits has certainly inspired me to scrap more! I LOVE this kit! As you know I stopped my Studio Calico kit and stopped Project Life two years ago when I started my education again, I miss them both very much but studying is priority at the minute
We have enjoyed many 'family' days too! This year is milestone birthdays and important years for both of them. As Lolly leaves college and Cal leaves school...
...time flies far too fast!
I am currently having an Easter break but I am loving my uni placement at a local Walk-in-Centre! I cannot wait to become a NURSE! I'm doing lots of assignment work and exam revision at the minute! Not long to go before my exam in Oxford! Aaaargh! I hate EXAMS!
Before we know about it summer will be here! I have no plans at the minute but will look forward to some family and scrapbooking time!
Catch up soon xo

25 December 2015

Merry Christmas

Good evening! Happy Christmas to all my readers! I hope you've been spoilt rotten xx 
Catch up soon xx