Sunday, 18 October 2009

Those times

Do you know those times.... the ones where life gets the best of you and nothng seems to get finished i have several layouts in the making 3 tutorials that need to be typed up for indigo mill and 2 troublesome kids that get naughtier and naughtier day by day.

I know it wont last long but honestly no me time what so ever. We (meaning me and the girls) get up at 6.30am and between then and 10is its feed them and clean clean clean then aleena and sama will have a snack and aleena goes down for a nap at 11am thn its hubby fed and clean up after the inlaws and then all day after that inbetween all the tantrums im cleaning and dealing with potty training....tantrums and a CRAWLING little ne im happy about 2 things 1.Sama is doing extremely well at potty training and Aleena is crawling but the tantrums that big sister is doing lately wares me down to the bone and by the time shes dne and im in bed im so tiredim out for the count the hubby says im dead to the world lol

So pray that i get ease and sleep and im ff in these few minutes to start typing up my tutorials


Saturday, 10 October 2009

Oh dear

I have been neglecting my blog, illnesses and troubles have kept me away and i feel so bad please join me over at indigo mill tomorrow where i will have a yummy tutorial using the Harvest moon kit

See you there

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Move forward

Oh my its been forever since ive blogged and read others blogs talk about im on a major catch up well once my DT kit has arrived for indigo mill im on a dead line to get my projects/layouts complete.

i have not been scrapping much since i have been real ill i have 3 half done layouts on my scrap desk that are screaming to be finished but here is one a done a few weeks back

I know to scrap again will feel good it is like therapy relaxes a person and clears the mind, if you wish to lookat the lates photos please pop over to my flickr

Love you all


Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Oh my oh my......

My world has been a whimsical of adventure since my last post i have been ill for 14 days now and today.... today is the first day i have been able to keep food in me since it all started. It feels weird to feel not so hungry anymore and not so thirsty and not so dizzy and not faint at that but thank god I'm on the mend.

As many know the month of Ramadan has started and we have 12 days left until the fasting is over and our life becomes somewhat normal again I'm not actually finding it too hard and if i do its feeling hungry and feeding the kiddos but hey us mothers come strong for a reason right. So just to let you all know i have a list of to dos and I'm not dead I'm alive just sliding along like a snail... so for now i will leave you with a few pics xxx
If you click the image it will take you to more of my pics and if you are a user of flickr leave me your stream so i can have a hooters i love photos i do!!!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Its official the NEWS is out

Im an Indigo Mill girl and im over the moon look to the side panell and meet the rest of the team girls xxxxx and because im not complete without pic of something heres one xxx

For now xxxx

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

An update...a bit long but worth it

Ok so my life is somewhat good right now im over insomnia (which is poo), the insomnia that is. Honestly anyone who suffers i have a few tips if you need them!!!
  • Let someone have the kids i mean bath them and put them to bed the whole works!!!! or even out at the grandparents for the night.
  • Light some candles(safely place them in the bathroom) and have a hot/warm bath, read a book like i do or just do what makes you relax
  • And when thats done have a warm non caffine drink and a lettuce sandwich yup you got it a lettuce sandwich is what i had and i slept like a baby although i had my kids to awaken me the next morning at 6am but cant go wrong with 7 hours sleep!!!
I did a layout or should i say finished one i have been working on its not 12x 12 i think its smaller then a4 slightly but i like it i really do i havent left 12 x 12 but its nice for the change can you see my use of alphas those leftover gems where just sitting on my table and asking to be used somehow and we all know how i love using them for something so here its to pop my cardstock up and a frame for it the dimension it gives is absaloutly cool you should try it you would be surpised how those little leftovers make great details to a page(and i know my ribbon is wonky but i fixed it now my adhesive stash is built up again)

Dont you just love the little techniques we make that give effects your 100% happy with so im here to share another please dont mind the photos they where taken with my mobile phone(i was going to retake them but my battery too my camera is on charge for my first shoot tomorrow woohoo tomorrow morning i will redo them and post them on here so check back for clearer images)

i used the woodware large butterfly punch (photo taken from the internet)

Take this punch and level the butterflys antenna up with the edge of your paper so it should just be chomping the top of the wings and the antenna area like below

Now do this all along levelling up the corners if you can if not ill show you how to fix that next all the way along where you want that border

When you have finished it should look like this

now the gaps in between each wing if you have them just round them off using your craft knife

And it should look like this when finished i will show you my layout when i have daylight to take the photo and also another way to use this technique

Again sorry about the pictures ill cheer you up with some cheery photos tomorrow hehe
love yall



Ok so jokes over i was reported... yup you got it my blogaroo was reported by someone very silly and i was banned from blogging, so know im back i have a post coming your way this evening and a layout and a lil project i attempted and a tutorial but i have to type it up so bare with me, Photos are already on the laptop ready for the go ahead..
Thanks for your love and patience


Friday, 31 July 2009

Forgive me

So with my best friend her sons and husband all being down and out with the swine fu i have been doing my best to help her out. I must say i really dont want to catch it but if i do ateast i have it out the way.

Ok so my new camera is like a little gem in a rock its amazing i totally love it here are a few of my faves and the rest you can check out on my flickr

now onto the scrap part of life tips and drips of drools and love i spill on a page and create a ermmmmmmmmmm....layout or maybe two.

do you ever feel so inspired and have all these ideas and then something stops you from getting down and dirty with it thats the week i have had but hubby has promised a few nights where i can create and he will have the kids to make up for my missed ME time he rocks i know or so right now he does lets see if he sticks to it. I currently have a project with and embellishment tutorial lying on my scrap desk and a half done layout. To be honest i have a few tutorials up my sleeve which im hoping to share over the next week or so. It feels so good to have my life on track GO ME!!!!

OK me loving you all

Friday, 24 July 2009

Im back and starting Fresh

Hey all i am here and i have been experimenting after asking a few people too do my log and not one person getting back to me i decided to try for myself and all i have done is the header me likey do you? if you want a How to - just ask and i will do one.

Ok so an update in brief i have finally got my camera a Canon 50D and oh my I'm in love i cant tell you how fantastic this camera is i hoping to post piccies to but my laptop has a vista bug and my pictures are all coming out unpleasant so were out for downgrade to XP tomorrow it should only take ad hour or so... which is not too bad. I'm hoping this fixes my problem and ill be posting away.

2nd thing... I'm published in this months Scrapbook Inspirations and I'm hoping to share that pic with you all tomorrow too so for now I'm well and living and i will see you all tomorrow

Love and Kisses

Sha sha which is my new name according to my darling daughter *hehe*

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Back and feeling hott hott hotttt!!!!!

Hey All

Well i have been having a bad few days and well when you fid a lump in your breast at he age of 22 its not a noce thing so i have been really stressing regarding this but i feel renewed. I havent been given the all clear but i hope and prey and if itsmeant to be its meant to be so please for all those that read this please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as deep down i know m scared and i need it.

Ok down to the knitty gritty of what ive been upto lately i have actually finished my Donna downey canvas album and it was a challenge but once i got started i had thousans of ideas flowing through

You can see the whole thing here.

I have really enjoyed doing this it has been fab doing something different and to be honest i have started a few more off the page projects once i have finished them i will upload them right away.

For now im sharing love a prayers for you all


Thursday, 18 June 2009

Try try and try again

I need to find my memory card i have a feeling sama has been upto her little thricks and has taken it from my room hmmmmm!! I need to hunt and hunt and hunt again if no look by tonight i may just order a new one. So the diet begins today its more of cut out the junk diet i intend to eat no fatty foods and maintain a health diet with regular excersise and plenty of water to improve my appearence then theres the slow process of changing the im married to a pakistani and i eat curries ALL the time and eat more what i was grown up on too like veg and salads and past and a good ol' roast chicken. I must say the whole cultural difference can blow a persons mind apart.

I have been invited to an ann summers party tomorrow that my mom is hosting if you have no idea what ann summers is click HERE you get the hint but its mainly for the giggle and i need to relax facter im going!!!! im hoping to get some i can scrap these photos of my mom when shes between drinking way too many drinks through a straw behavour but bless her she is in need of it too....

Ok so intention - go to my mums anne summers - never went
Intention - find my memory card - i found it indeed

this is what happens when you compose posts over a few days hehe they end up all over the place. Ok so last night was the release of Transformers 2 and i must say it was so worth paying Gold cinema price for as i think it was awsome they have added a few commical points but it makes the film better if you havent plans to watch it or are delaying plans because your not sure its confirmed go see it!!!!!

The kids are well there has been a break of swine flu on my road so we have been told to moniter the kids and ourselves just incase so please pray for us im not so concirned about us bigger ones its the bambinos there not as strong as us!!!

Thanks for stopping by i will have creativeness very soon its just i havent got round to taken pictures due to crap weather and dull lighting lol

Ayesha xxx

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Whooo life is hard at times!

Ok so since i last posted my little brother decided to run away from home as right now here in the uk its 'the trend' hes home now after a week and let me tell you i still haven't calmed down. i Have also decorated my front room with pictures to follow eventually as i have lost the memory card to my camera!!!!

But for now i leave you with a pic of my new hair cut

i know i look rough but I'm working on a better me! with everything that's happened over the last few years of my life well i stopped on Sunday, it was my sons birthday he was born premature on June 14th 2007 and lived only 15 minutes he was a true blessing and i think of him a lot but since then i have never really been me i now have 2 beautiful girls and i need to live for me again so I'm on a 10 weeks to a better me.... anyone want to join me?

Ok for now I'm off i need to go chill and spend some TLC time with hubby ;o)

Love y'all


Saturday, 6 June 2009


Ok so as i was thinking of a title that was the first thing that came into my head hehe i normally say that to annoy my hubby when he THINKS hes RIGHT lol.

So a major im so sorry for not updating and im heaps better thank you for all the get well wishes i must say you all are a FAB bunch xoxoxox. I have had a good week this week including getting my hair all cut off like from bottom to shoulders and going out with the hubby and friends to alton towers for the day which was great the girls are fab too and well if i told you that tomorrow when i have taken pics of all the latest layouts my post will be swamped with images as i really have been a busy bee!!!

So for now with a quick twootwoo and a heehoo enjoy your weekends and peace and blessings to you all

Ayesha xxx

Monday, 25 May 2009

So stinkin ill

i am i am......... I have been feeling rotten my nose is dribbling, my bones are aching, my head is throbbing my lips and stinging and to top it off my knees are swolen!!! Today i am 22 but i feel 72...and i think my nan whos 72 is better off then me right now!

I managed to scrap a little the last few days i absaloutly love the little bits of me time i get lately and the fact Sama will sit for 20 mins here and there so i can scrap is awsome!!
This layout is totally a one off thought (shhh) while sitting down watching britains got talent i said aloud i wanted to do that!!! Note wanted but i always place others dreams before my own so this layout is to tell those around me that know me and love me I have a dream its so much easier to express things in layouts... i secretly think most of my layouts have hidden meanings.
Im totally knocked by this layout talk about throw something together and like what you see this layout was a total hmmmmm layout and i absaloutly love tis i think it comes under my NEW FAVE!!!
My 2 girls are currrently lying on my bed next to me playing together they totally rock my socks at times even of Sama is the most naughtiest girl on the planet and has learnt to say Leela did it or NO or You do it or Oh god(dont ask where she learnt that one as i dont say it) or even the fact she totally does the opposite to what i say and the fact its like she is daring me to stick her in the naughty corner or to her thinking about these things scares me..... i mean shes grown so much already!!! im off to get a hot cuppa.
Love yall and thaks for stopping by

Thursday, 21 May 2009

A very lucky women

Hey all

Well in my last post i did a layout saying I'm a very lucky women and well i received an email telling me: Hey you really need to explain your layouts i love your titles and would love to know the story behind them especially the - I'm a very lucky women! First off a word in defence... I'm such a terrible writer and its a learning curve for me so please feel free to point me in the right direction.
So the layout A very lucky women

This layout was totally inspired by how i feel at times, no matter what i go through no matter what happens God has blessed me. If you don't already know i was born a christian and my ethnicity is white British but as i grew my family was not very religious and i found my own path towards religion and i chose Islam. I am truly blessed to be amongst those who have a religion a path of spirituality. I'm also very lucky to have children and a very big family. I'm also lucky to be married and even though i have an angel baby i have still had 3 children, 2 of them that are with me today and everyday my two girls who i love dearly(even if sama does drive me mad). I'm also very lucky to have found scrapbooking as i can document there lives for us all too treasure, i hope that makes sense.

I have had a creative edge lately and totally adore doing bits an pieces of everything and yup experimenting with my pages a little, using my scraps and throwing them on a page to see what i get lol, there is a challenge over on Studio Calicos blog to lift April or scarlets layout and here's my version of it
I love this picture of my mom and younger sister and well felt that taking Aprils layout and making it something of my own was the best step forward, im all for using your stash and used the 0 to frame the butterflies

This layout it inspired by "Uh oh its all boy colours what do i do?" honesltly i have found this kit "jack and jill" by studio calico a challenge but im getting there and getting it used hey where theres a will theres a way right!
Well thats enough ramblings for now enjoy and ill be back soon
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Lost in space

or somewhere like the above.... It feels like the days are cut so short nowadays even though it stays lighter outside for longer it bugs me at how worn out i feel!!! I am in the process of working on a few projects and finishing off some old ones with all this IM SO BUSY it means me doing it bit by bit and little by little but aslong as everything is completed by my new set deadlines im happy.

I need to

  • Finish samas butterfly mobile for her bedroom
  • Finish sewing her door hanger
  • Declutter and reorganise scrap space and bedroom(these are in the same room lol)
  • Sort out some family time - dayouts etc
  • Remake me (if that makes sense)
  • Use up all my current kits before the end of the month
  • Get my hair done!!!! its a soooo must
  • Loose 10 kg (baby fat)

My hair is way too long right now and needs a major cut im thinking a good 6 inchs off maybe more who knows!!! i could donate that right? All for giving back i am. Im a bit of scrap whenever i can lately 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there, heres a few layouts since my last post

I have had a good sort through all my old scrap bits(ancient kits that havent been used and i dont see myself using) and well have decided to phone the local childrens hospital and offer them the stash i think there is no point in selling it i would rather give it somewhere where i know it will get loved iykwim there was heaps of stuff like alphas, stamps, rub ons, card blancs 12 x 12 paper stacks, 8 x 8 paper stacks some that had never been used!!!!

heres for a quick post

Thanks for stopping by and sharing love
Ayesha xxx

Friday, 8 May 2009

If i told you...

i had been working on this post over a few days would you believe me? honestly my world has been upside down for the past few days and well its been hard. Sama has had a tempreture going on 3 days now and shes burning up to 41 degrees celcius and its been hard, hard because im alone with no help, hard because Aleena needs attetion too and hard because her tantrums are out of control and well i dont wanna let her get away with this behavour but shes ill and hard because i have had minimum sleep in 2 days and im TIRED!!!

I have managed some layouts in the past week

these are all from NSD and believe me it was more like a weekend off creativeness. I love it when i scrap i have 2 layouts in progress that i have been doing bit by bit, because thats how i scrap now! It would be nice to do 1 whole layout at once but hey beggers cant be choosers.

Aleena on the other hand is a GEM in stone honestly since sama has been ill shes slept through all night and its amazing i admit i must have checked her a trillion times in the night but she slept through!!! She is getting big and when i look at her i think are you sure you had this girl 9 weeks ago. Wow if it wasnt for the fact i was still sore from my tare then i wouldnt even think i had recently had a baby oh yeh and the baby fat but im working on it lol

OK peace out

Love yall


Thursday, 30 April 2009

Time flies

Can you believe Aleena is 2 months today.... i have just returned from a lady in blue with a shiney prickley thing which had to go in her leg.. yup needles(eek!) she cried so much

Aleena Right Now

can have a baby conversation with you(and never knows when to be quiet)

  • Has a basic self tought routine 7 - 7 with one dream feed at 10.30 and one wake up at 5am
  • Cries when shes tired and needs her blanket as its one thing she adores a blanket on her even on the hottest of days!!!
  • Likes a cherry top dummy(dinky)
  • Is a smiley baby
  • Loves her sister (dunno why all she does is get bullied by her)
  • Enjoys floor play and tummy time
  • recognises her mummy :o) she goes quiet when she sees or hears me
  • Weight - 12lb 14oz
  • Lengh - 59cm
  • "is slightly over weight for her age" what i say your just perfect and nice and cuddly

I dont know how health visitors can say a child is overweight when they drink within there limits as im not gonna strave my kid when there screaming for food... silly people!

I have been scrapping non stop over the last few days.... Sama is actually enjoying sitting with me and doing her own thing, its been real nice, i just need to add journelling and then i can take photos and post them up here!

I havent really got much to say right now but hoping to post tonight with some interesting stuff ive been working on!

Thanks for popping by and showing some love

Saturday, 25 April 2009

scrapadabado and tantrums ado

Life with a toddler who's tantrums are way out of control isn't very nice at all. I once had this child who was so angelic like and i think somewhere between 18 and 19 months she got kidnapped over night by some aliens...but surely they returned her as they couldn't cope either.... how to deal with them i just don't know do i?
  • lock her in her room for 2 minutes like my family suggest
  • start the naughty chair which is hard as not everyone will follow it
  • ignore her which is hard as the inlaws wont

or combine them all, its so hard as i have people who reward her for this behaviour and it makes it so much harder for me to teach her its wrong. I went shopping yesterday and could have died from the tantrums she was throwing...on the floor! i was pulling a brave smile as many passerby threw me the dirty look from the corner of there eye, i feel like i cant take her any where anymore..... i need a solution.

On a lighter note the sunshine has been shining and the housework done i got me some scrapping done....outside in the garden and i cant tell you how nice it was at one end of the garden table sama was painting and at the other end of the table i was scrapping it was very peaceful

We came in from the garden around 7pm and the wind down ritual went as planned but i do wish my little girl would return!!

Well thanks for stopping by and showing some love

Ayesha xxx

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Feeling rather Grugged out

Yes you read it right im feeling grugged out, its not a word but its my word well for feeling rather yuck... im extremely exhausted and i have that horrid feeling in my throat, the one where its like im gonna get a very sore throat or a very bad cold.

Im half way done with the big sort out im planning to complete my ironing today in the garden as well for some reason Sama wont play out there alone so to have the best of both worlds im gonna stand in the sun and iron the day away. We have had loads of sun and did take the chukkies to the nature centre to see the animals which turned out to be a fab day.

Sorry for the pic overload lol but it was fun the boys and man in the first picture is my best friends husband and sons it truely was a great day

Anyway for now TFSB and showing some love