Saturday, 26 June 2010

Summer Makeover

Time for a summer makeover here on my blog. Hope you like it! Have you seen the new logo for my store Altered Chic over on the left?

I've been loving the sun this week. Good old British sunshine! What with the World Cup and music festivals this week everyone seems to be in a summer mood.
We'll be celebrating or commiserating on Sunday afternoon after the England - Germany game. We're having a BBQ here at home. Fingers crossed the good weather holds up.

I'm also in the mood for some baking this weekend. I've been looking for yummy cupcake recipes. Something simple but will still look and taste great. Any suggestions?

I'm off to go watch some more Glastonbury music before going to bed : )

Lisa x

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Sunday, 20 June 2010

Learning to Crochet

It's been a while since I really enjoyed putting a LO together but I loved playing around with a little colour this week for ECP: Challenges.

If you remember my post a while back, crochet is something I've been wanting to have a go at for months but I'd not had the chance to sit down. But this week I took a couple of hours out to learn a new skill and I actually managed to crochet the pretty little flower in the LO. Like I said in the journalling - I'm really proud to finish it. It's been ages since I took the time to learn something new.

If you have been wanting to try something new, learn a new skill, then this week make the time. I promise you will be very happy you did!

Lisa x

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Today I am listening to...

He's back. And on top form. It is the one and only Eminem!


Lisa x

Thursday, 17 June 2010

A quick sneak...

Tomorrow is challenge day at ECP: Challenges. The brand new design team will be showcasing their first projects and I promise you - it's going to be great!

Here's a little sneaky peek of my layout...

Lisa x

Special Delivery

Isn't this lady just brilliant?

The postman woke me up this morning. He was loudly pushing a parcel through the letterbox. He was bringing a parcel Debbie was suprising me with.

I love the designs over at Papertrey Ink but the shipping costs are huge. I'm so so happy that I finally own my own set of Papertry Ink stamps!

Lisa x

Monday, 14 June 2010

The summer ahead...

This weekend has been one for making plans. Plans for the summer - yay!

We're making good use of the British summer (hopefully) and are going camping in August. We're not totally decided where yet.

We've also been looking and booking venues for Altered Chic to stand. Nothing confirmed yet but we should be able to release some dates shortly.

We've also been busy working on the new Altered Chic website. It's looking good! I can't wait to share it with you. I need a huge photo session to photograph all the products going online!

Lisa x

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Sunday, 6 June 2010

A weekend off!

Saturday was John's birthday so we made the decision to have a few days off. No work, no uni, just us and our family.

Have you seen the nice weather we've been having in the UK? It's the kind of lovely sunny weather that you know wont last so you have to make the most if it. Which means... BBQ! We had both my parents and John's parents round for a BBQ at our house on Friday. 11 people! We've never had 11 people eating at the same time in our house before. Our house isn't so big so it will only happen at BBQs.
Saturday was spent relaxing and visiting Clumber Park. I did take my camera so I'll share some photos soon. Unknown to us it was 1940s weekend! Lots of people in costume, vintage cars and a Spitfire flyover. What a lovely suprise.

(Not my photo but wow what a spread! Image courtesy of

Lisa x