Thursday, 30 July 2009


La-la Lands Crafts have a DT call out folks. They are looking for 6 Design team members. So if you fancy trying hop over to La-la Lands and see what you need to do.They've also got some super candy to celebrate opening day on 12th August.The sneaky peaks look so tempting, only a few more days to go so.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge 20

This is the first time I have had a chance to use this stamp which I brought way back in March from Ally Pally.The challenge sketch over at Papertake Weekly this week seemed perfect to give it it's first airing. Today I am having a quite day as I am feeling really tired and having finished the ironing thought I would sit down and make a card before going off to the hospital once again to visit mother in law. Leopard print is from Pink Petticoat. I've also used Chocolate chip card from Stampin'up. Stamp I think is from Rubbernecker.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Sketch Saturday No 61

I don't know what's come over me I have found time once again this weekend to make another card that's two this weekend.This is for Sketch Saturday challenge 61. I haven't done this challenge for a while what with everything that's been going on but the sketch just grabbed me and I knew instantly what I wanted to do for a change. Image is from Stampin'up from a set called Summer by the sea one of my favourites.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Friday Sketchers No 62/Creative Card Crew No 20

Yeah! I found time to make a card as well as twelve jars of chutney,I actually feel I've achieved something today. I can't believe this is the first card I've made in a week, I am slipping but I have had other things on my mind. This card is for two challenges firstly the sketch at Fridays sketchers No 62, secondly Creative Card Crew Challenge 20 which this week is Polkadots.It's even my first Christmas card for this year. Yes it's that time of year when we all start to think of Christmas. Why is is as soon as school holidays start people start to think of Christmas? It took three attempts to get this photograph today I hope I've finally got one that doesn't have a flying ant on it, the place is swarming with them today.

An Award

At last I have just found time to sit down and catch up on the blogging world. It's been a busy old week still hospital visiting. We were called to the hospital on Thursday because mother in law had taken a turn for the worse but she seems to have rallied again for now.
It was a very nice surprise to discover that Avril had given me this lovely award. Please do pop over and take a look at her gorgeous work.

I would like to pass this award on to
Gill at Crafty Times for all her help she never fails to inspire me.
Lyn at Blackdragons' Crafts
Cheryl at Cheryl's Creative Atc's & Cards
Tanja at Tanja's Bastelwelt
and finally but not least Jem at Jem's Crafting Blog

Friday, 17 July 2009

Does my bum look big in this?

Well it's the start of the weekend again just where has the week gone.It looks like we will still be visiting hospital everyday as their is no sign of mother-in-law coming out any time soon.
At least the sun is shining after last nights horrible storms and all that rain.
The challenge this week over at Creative Card Crew is to create a scene so what better opportunity for me to give this stamp it's first airing. I raided hubby's garage for some sandpaper to create part of the beach. Doesn't sand just get in all the wrong places. Anyway I've decoupage their hats and costumes to give a bit of depth, but it doesn't really show in the photo.I'm not sure that you can see it clearly in the photo but the little aeroplane is trailing a banner which says 'Hope your day is full of sunshine'
Have a good weekend everyone.Both stamps are from Rubbernecker.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Friday Sketchers No 60/Colour Create No 23

Why oh why did I open my big mouth and say life had returned to normal. No sooner had I said it than we had a telephone call to say my mother in law had been taken back into hospital. It's been a busy week looking at nursing homes, hospital visits and clearing her room in her current care home.
I didn't think I would get time this week to do anything but to my surprise I did and just in time to enter this weeks challenge at Friday Sketchers Also the challenge over at Colour Create is blue & white with the optional extra of vintage.Well The dress is a kind of vintage style but it certainly fits with the theme blue and white anyway.
The Stamp if from Clarity I really love this stamp so much so I may just have to buy it instead of keeping borrowing it from my friend.Sorry I can't remember where the papers are from they were in my blue scrap box.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Colour Create Challenge 22

Just a quick posting today as it's hubby's birthday so I have things to do. But I would like to wish him Happy Birthday once again as I know he reads my blog. I had a fabulous day at my friends yesterday. I look forward to see her again soon.
It's all change over at Colour Create which has now shifted from a weekly challenge to a fortnightly challenge.The challenge this time is Grassy Green,Apple Green, Sunflower Yellow, Lemon & White. Some of my favourite colours.The optional extra was to decorate the inside of the card. I'm afraid I didn't have time for this as I needed to get in the post.Image is Sugar Nellie.Gingham paper is from Funky Fairy Papercrafts, Green paper is Certain Celery from Stampin'up,Sentiment from Imagine That.
HAve a good weekend everyone.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Creative Card Crew Challenge 17

This was a card which I was commissioned to make a few weeks ago. I was asked to make a card in keeping with the wedding invitation and wedding theme which was pink & brown.The backing paper that the hearts are on was done on my pc and is just the name of the bride and groom repeated over and over. I even managed to find the same font that was used for the invitations.
The theme this week at Creative Card Crew is weddings so as the wedding has now passed I can safely place the card on my blog without spoiling anyone's big day.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Friday Sketchers meets Daring Card Makers

Well I'm finding all sort of images and cards half done since we decorated so here is another which I've just finished.
I've followed this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers. The Daring Card Makers challenge is Blue & Green which fits perfectly with this pre coloured image from Dotties World at Charmed Crafts.It doesn't show too clearly in the photo but the strip of paper at the bottom does have sheet music on.

Life returns to normal

Life has been very hectic the last few weeks but has finally returned to normal, well as normal as my life seems to be at the moment. The parrot is eating hooray!!!. Mother-in-law is out of hospital and we have finished decorating the room where my pc and crafting goodies are kept. All the furniture has been restored to it's rightful place, so I can once again find my crafting goodies. All I need now is to get my car fixed which broke down last week.
So to kick off my crafting here is my take on this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge 58. On this occasion I didn't go with the optional extra of red, white & blue to celebrate Independence Day as I already had this image coloured up from before we started decorating.
Image is from Rachelle Anne Miller. Backing papers are from Funky Hand and Funky Fairy Papercrafts.Sentiment is from Imagine That.

An Award

A very belated thank you to Mary at Gypsyrose for this award.I am now supposed to pass this on to 7 people. I am going to take a short cut here as it's has been while since I received this award,so if any of my followers don't have this award then please help yourself you all deserve it you all have great blogs.