Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Animal Antics


Well I had a great time at Ally Pally on Sunday with my friend Val. Our poor feet by the end of the day, but it was definitely worth the aching feet and backs along with the hassle of the trains. I came home with loads of goodies and a very empty purse as no doubt did many of you.
This card is for my friend Patricia who is feeling a little stressed and poorly at the moment. I just had to use one of my new stamps which I brought on Sunday, Ellie from Stamposaurus, of course I then had to try out my new fun flock yet another purchase.
This card is for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge whose theme this week is Animal Antics. Well have you ever seen an elephant laying in a hammock? Sentiment is from Stampin'up.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Friday Sketchers 71 / Daring Cardmakers



Just time for another quick card before it's off to bed so I can be up early tomorrow for Ally Pally.
This time I'm combining two challenges. The sketch from Friday Sketchers Challenge 71 and the theme of 'Tartan it up' from Daring Cardmakers.
Stamp is from Lili of the Valley.
I've added some sparkle to his antlers and his white breast and of course his little red nose.

Papertake weekly Challenge 24


I had a fantastic time at the O2 last night seeing Cliff Richard and the Shadows and got up very late this morning.Now if it was all the flashing lights last night or something else I don't know but I had a terrible migraine this morning.So I am having a very lazy day to recover from yesterday and the migraine because I don't want to miss going to the big Craft Show at Alexandra Palace tomorrow now do I. The journey looks like it is going to be a bit of a nightmare as it doesn't look like there are any trains running into London from where I live tomorrow so once again it's rail replacement buses and they take so long to get anywhere. I will get there though as I need to my crafting list is getting so long.
This card is for Papertake Weekly Challenge 24 which this week is a lovely sketch. It's a layout I've used many times before.I had this image already coloured up and found her sitting in amongst the papers on my desk. I've coloured her with my Inktense Pencils.I've also used by Script embossing folder as it seemed appropriate as she is reading a book.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Let's Go Dotty


Wow can you believe it's been 11 days since I posted anything.I've had a serious problem of lack of mojo despite spending a great day last week at my friend Gill's. I think it's because I've been so tired and in too much pain through trying to do too much.
I'm having a very lazy week and trying not to do a lot because on Friday hubby and I are off to the O2 to see Cliff Richard and the Shadows, which I am really looking forward to. Hopefully the trains will be working and it should be an easy journey of less than an hour from where we live.We've already booked the restaurant before the show so can relax over a nice Brazilian meal.Sunday I'm off to Ally Pally with my friend Val yeah!! lots of crafting goodies to look at and and buy, hopefully that will restore my mojo.
This card is for two challenges firstly A Spoon Full of Sugar sketch no 70 and the other is Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 50 which is One for the Girls, so anything Girly.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Sketch Saturday 68



Just a very quick post before I'm off to bed. I had a great time today pottering around while hubby was out all day.I Didn't get as much crafting done as I thought as my friend Val came round this afternoon and we opened a bottle of wine and had a good old chat which was really nice. Only managed to make one card today. This is for Sketch Saturday challenge 68. Image is from Whiff of Joy and is Herb with bird.

Papertake Weekly Sketch 23


Where has the week gone I've been so busy, well for me anyway. I've pottered around outside clearing up in the garden ready for the winter. I went out to lunch with the girls on Tuesday. Another friend also took me and hubby to a new Italian Restaurant in Hornchurch for dinner on Wednesday. It was excellent and I can see myself becoming a regular, especially as my friend Val has just moved into a flat upstairs. I also visited her in her nice new flat this afternoon and we had a great time having a girly chat with the odd glass of wine thrown in of course just to celebrate.Hubby is off the Beaulieu Autojumble on Saturday with a friend so I shall have a whole day to myself.Hopefully that means I will have time to make more Christmas cards.
This card is for Papertake Weekly Challenge 23. I'm starting to get into the swing of Christmas cards now and have a few of this little fellow from Forever Friends all coloured up and ready to be used.Papers are from Funky Handy Yule be Funky.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Rock Star


I managed to find time to make another card today as there hasn't been a lot on television tonight.Please excuse the bad photo but I was taking it indoors which is never as good as proper daylight. This is for two challenges Friday Sketchers no 68 for which I've followed the layout. The second challenge is for A Spoon full of Sugar whose theme this week is distressing of any sort. So I tore out the sentiment then aged around the sentiment and the image using Tim Holtz Distressing ink - Tea Dye.I've glittered part of the guitar to add a bit if bling. Papers are from Marie Stones digital scrapbooking. Sorry I don't know where the image is from as I stamped it up when I was at my friends Gill's.

Creative Card Crew 26


I can't believe it's the weekend again considering I haven't done much this week.I briefly saw my friend on Wednesday as it was her Birthday. I did go and see Brian Wilson(from Beach Boys) at the Roundhouse in Camden Lock with hubby on Thursday which was great. We also had a very nice meal before the show.
I've finally finished making all my cards that I need for September so I can now think about what I need to make for October which I think is only one then I can get on with more Christmas cards I'm really behind this year.
This card is for Creative Card Crew Challenge 26 which this week is Pink, black & White.
Paper and images are from Funky Fairy Inspirations