Monday, 31 August 2009

ABC Challenge


Hope you are all having a good bank holiday. Me, I'm busy crafting so many birthdays and anniversary's cards to make this month.
This is the first time I've done the ABC Challenge for a long while, the challenge this week is C for circles.I made this card when I was in my recycle mode and looking at last years Christmas cards.I thought these little bears just so cute and can you see the little mouse peeking out the pocket.Sentiment is from Stampin'up.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend 13/Cute Card Thursday 75


Well what a busy old week I've had catching up with various friends for coffee.Hubby and I, well I do have to take him out sometimes went out one evening for a meal with some friends at a South Indian and Sri-Lankan Restaurant in Hornchurch and very nice it was too.I've also been busy watering a friends garden every day while he has been on holiday.What a mammoth task that is too most of his garden is concrete and covered in hundreds of pots and two greenhouses as well. My poor old car doesn't know what's hit it. It's gone from doing 5-6 miles a week to doing that every day
This card is for two challenges. The theme over at Stampin' for the Weekend is anything baby.Cute Card Thursday theme is new beginnings so what better new beginning than a new baby.So I did this very quick and simple card.I didn't want anything too fancy otherwise it would have detracted from the wire word "baby".I just love this little elephant Ellie she is do darn cute don't you think? Gingham paper is from Funky Fairys. Ellie is from Stamposaurus and wire word from Papermania.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 46


Well another fine sunny day lets hope it keeps up as I'm off to a party tonight so we don't want any of that wet stuff we had yesterday. I've only a few hundred yards to go so plenty of time to fit in a quick card. The theme over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week is Turquoise and Brown a great colour combination and for a change a male card, I seem to have needed quite a few just lately. I've used this layout so many times, it's so useful for using up small scraps of paper, and as they are scraps I can't tell you where they came from I've had them so long.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Christmas in August


Yes it's that time of year when all good crafters should be well into making their Christmas cards by now. Obviously I'm not that good as this is only the second one I've managed to make so far but at least it's a start. The Challenge over at Creative Card Crew and at Dutch Dare Card Challenges this week is Christmas in August, in case you hadn't already guessed.
So I've dug out last years Christmas cards to see what I can recycle. In this case it was the image. The snowflake is one of those sprinkles that you put on the table at Christmas. Backing paper is from Yule be Funky.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 65


It's great to be back although I'm still taking things slowly that swine flu sure knocked me for six. Life is at least beginning to get back to some sort of normality after the last month. It seems likes weeks since I last had a good old nosey at all your blogs but I'll get there.
Time get back into all the challenges. This card is for A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge 65 whose theme this week is Travel.Stamp is from Dimension Fourth.Sorry I can't remember off hand where the backing paper is from.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

I'll be back soon.

Hi everyone just a short note to say I haven't left planet earth.As I have said in previous postings my mother in law had been in hospital for the last 4 weeks sadly she died in the early hours of Saturday morning. So as you can imagine there is a hundred and one things to do and to top it all I've now got swine flu, not the ideal time.
I'll be back soon never fear.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Avril over at Crafting in the shed at the bottom of my garden and a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer has given me this lovely award . Thanks Avril. Please go and check out her blog she always inspires me every time I visit her blog.


Am I lucky or what but Cheryl at Cheryl's Creative Atc's & Cards has also given me this lovely award.Again please do take time to visit her blog too she does some amazing work.

For this one I also need to name 5 things I like to do.
So here goes.

1.Spending time with my husband
2.Spending time with friends
3.Crafting of any sort.
4.Genealogy
5.I love spending time with my parrot.

I need to pass these awards on to people so I as I still don't have the time I would like as mother in law is still in hospital and I know some of you already have these awards, this time I would like to pass them on to any of my followers that don't have them already. You all deserve them for providing me with such great inspiration every time I visit your blogs.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 43


This is the first time I have found time to do the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge in a while so it is good to be back. Mother in law is still in hospital can you believe it's been three weeks now, and still no sign of when or if she will come out. I've got a busy week next week so don't know how much time I will get for crafting. I'm meeting up with my calligraphy class on Wednesday as it's been a while since the end of term.Then Thursday I'm of to see the queen, well not really just for a nosey around Buckingham Palace.
This cute little owl stamp is one my friend Val gave me. He came off a crafting magazine but I can't remember the name of the magazine right now. I've used chocolate chip and certain celery card stock and sentiment from Stampin'up and the birdie paper is paperermania spring life.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.