Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Friday Sketchers 99/ Tuesday Taggers

Well I think I have finally recovered enough from my weekend to find some energy for a card. This weekend just flew by. On Saturday we were celebrating my brother-in-laws upcoming 60th birthday. Boy don't the years go fast I think he was about 18 when I first met him. Anyway we had a great day at the Bredgar and Wormshill Railway where he learnt to drive a steam train, then we all took our life in our hands and got aboard for a ride.Sunday I spent with friends making cards of course and having a good old girly laugh and chat.
This card is for two challenges Friday Sketchers challenge 99 I've rotated the sketch to accommodate my cute little birdies from Whiff of Joy.Once again I've coloured with copics which I am very very slowly getting the hang of.The second challenge is at Tuesday Taggers and the theme is "Memories" what better memories than of a wedding.
Sorry for the poor quality photo but I took it tonight as I won't have time tomorrow as it's my friends funeral.
Enjoy the rest of your week.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Papertake Weekly 39

Hope you've all been having a good week apart from the havoc caused by the Icelandic volcano and no flights. Hasn't the weather been glorious if a little chilly. I hope the good weather keeps up for the weekend. My brother-in-law is celebrating his 60th Birthday by learning to drive a steam train and we are off to join in the fun for a ride on the train which hopefully he will drive.
This weekend is looking a lot better than last weekend when my good friend Gill sadly passed away. I will miss her terribly.
This card is for Papertake Weekly challenge 39. Stamp is from Rachelle Ann Miller and is coloured with my copics, which I am still trying to get to grips with. I've added some drops of glossy accents to the umbrella and the puddle for the water.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Four into one

Hi folks hope you are having a good week.I had a great time with my friend Val on Sunday at Ally Pally but boy was I tired by the time I got home.
Hubby once again has the paintbrushes out and the house is in chaos once again. Hopefully for the last time as we are now onto the dining room which will only leave the hallway so the house should soon return to normal and more time for crafting. Today's card happens to fit four challenges
Crafty Creations - 1 design paper, 1 image & 1 embellishment
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie isn't Henry just so cute. He is one of my buys from Ally Pally this weekend.
Creative Card Crew challenge 48 is Happy Birthday
Tuesday Taggers challenge this week is cakes & balloons

Stamp is from Whiff of Joy and coloured with copics. I also coloured a button to match the paper.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Colour Create/Crafty Creations

Just time for a quick card today. This is for two challenges. The first over at Colour Create where the colour combo this week is Lilac, Grey & White. The second challenge at Crafty Creations is paper piecing so this card fits neatly into both challenges as I paper pieced the dress. It also uses one of my favoruite stamps by Clarity. Sentiment is from Stampin'Up Vintage labels. The swirls around the edge of sentiment are from part of one of the stamps in the vintage labels set.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Friday Sketchers 97

I've had a lovely week and it's not over yet. I had lunch on Tuesday with the girls. Wednesday was another lovely day with more friends making cards. Carol you are slipping you didn't have us in stitches nearly as much as normal.
To top the week off I've got Copics all 144 of them thanks to a wonderful husband, what more could a girl ask for. I love my Copics already but will need to practise more with them.
This card is for Friday Sketchers challenge 97.
Manga Girl stamp is from Sugar Nellie and of course is coloured with my lovely new Copics.
The weather has been glorious the last few days and I've spent some time outside in the garden watching all the birds singing their little hearts out.I'm saving my energy now for Sunday. Yes I'm off to Ally Pally with another friend to the Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show. I hope the weather stays as nice as today.What a week of fun and laughter.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

One for the boys

Hope you all had a good Easter. Hubby decided he was going to start decorating again on Good Friday so we cleared the lounge and moved the parrot into the dining room. He immediately decided he did not like the change and would go on hunger strike. Goodness only knows why when the lounge and dining room are the same colour and I was sitting right next to him, but that's parrots for you.So all plans for Easter were cancelled and three days of hectic sanding and painting followed. Yesterday all was returned to normal and the first thing the parrot did when we put him back in his little corner was notice we had moved the wall unit out about half and inch from the wall and he could peer down the back if he climbed on the side of his cage.Thankfully it didn't seem to bother him and he then went and stuffed himself silly.
Ah!! so now life is normal again until the next time hubby gets the urge to get the paint brush out, which will probably be sometime next week.
Challenge 98 over at A Spoonfull of Sugar this week is "One For The Boys" Image is Mikey from Charmed Crafts hadn't seem him around much these last few months so thought it time to dig him out again.