Saturday, 27 June 2009
This weeks challenge is another fabulous sketch from Bev.
And lastly Declan came last night to show us his very first tattoo! Bless him ... i told ya he adored our Rylee!
Beth Update: I kidnapped her Wednesday night and spent 2 hours shouting at her in my car ... things have slightly improved since and we're taking baby steps at the minute. Its just the lies none of us can cope with. Sister's BF don't help either, keeps saying Beth should have a check for Bipolar Disorder ... he seems obsessed with her children having some sort of mental health problem. Told my sis to tell him if he can't be supportive then to keep it shut. Yesterday he'd very nearly convinced my sis that perhaps Beth was Bipolar .... think he watches too much Eastenders personally ... looked the symptoms up online and phoned sis and told her that i suffered with half a dozen of the symptoms so i must be too!!! Yeah, i know i'm mental pmsl!
Looks like he's done the same and interpreted them to suit. When she text and told him she was just a spoilt child his reply was "21st century teenager i wouldn't have got away with it when i was her age" ... perhaps not, but he's making up for it now .... !
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Beth update ..... we wrongly thought we had a break through with her yesterday ... mainly cos she's ditched the boyfriend and cos she seemed to be a little remorseful for her actions of late!(emphasis on the little). My sister wouldn't allow her out in her car yesterday and kept the padlock on the gates (only one key for them which was on my sisters person at all times), but low and behold Houdini escaped as soon as my sis had gone to her fella's house for tea last night. We still dont know how she managed to remove her car or how she undid the padlock ... (she's not that intelligent ... and heaven forbid she do it herself ... her being a princess like!). She was home when my sis got back just after 10.30pm, but proceeded to abscond again when her back was turned and didn't get in till after 1.30am. Obviously wanting to be quiet and respecting others that were in bed asleep, she decided to have a rather loud mobile phone conversation and just couldn't grasp why my sis was only ever so slightly p***ed off with her! When's it gonna end? I'm thinking Phil Redmond might be interested in basing a soap around their lives lol ... i have however suggested my sister applies for the new series of "The Family" .... god it'd make good viewing i tell ya!
Edited: Been thinking about this card and the more i look at it the more i realise its just to good to give her .... so a decision has been made lol .... she's NOT having it, i'm gonna make her another!
Saturday, 20 June 2009
I've used Blackberry, Kiwi and Strawberry with a hint of Tangerine in the paper.
Friday, 19 June 2009
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ K & Co Tommy's Toys
Stitching ~ Sewing Machine without the cotton in!
Button & Raffia ~ Stash
Image ~ RAK from someone ... lol what am i like? Thanks anyway x! coloured with watercolour pencils
Sentiment ~ Scrapworks Color Rubz RAK from Linda. I've not used these things since i was a kid, 18 months ago lol! ... omg it took me back!
Again the inside has been decorated with left over papers and also with a cute little teddy stamp from Habico ... RAK from Jill and coloured with watercolour pencils. I keep forgetting i have some of these stamps ... its not till i open the drawer and have a good brevit that i find them. I've been trying to use some of my gorgeous stamped images that i've received from you lovely ladies instead of stamping. Its working quite well ... i still have loads though, but i wont be defeated lol! Its also good cos i don't have a lot of stamps really ... well not in comparison to some of you lot anyway pmsl! So, these images are helping with my very strict craft diet, that i seem to have been on forever! I do really appreciate all the images you send me, if it wasn't for all the special envies i receive i'd have had to pack up cardmaking earlier on in the year ... thank you soooo much for helping to feed my addiction, i love you all and you know who you are xxx
CS ~ Stash
DP ~ Freebie Download called Spring & Summer
Stitching ~ Sewing Machine
Sentiment ~ PC Generated
Image ~ Magnolia Edwin from the Spring Stamp Club Collection, coloured with Whisper Strokes and Watercolour Pencils
Kite ~ handmade lol!
String ~ Morrisons ... i made a small cut in Edwins hand (ouch!) and threaded the string through the back so that he appears to be holding it.
I decorated the inside with left over paper and made another kite with scrap card, watercolour pencils and string.
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Friday, 12 June 2009
I decided to use this sketch to make my last Rylee pants birthday card ... yayyyy!
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ K&Co Tommy's Toy's
Image ~ Hanglar Stanglar coloured with Whisper Strokes
Stars ~ Panduro stamps blinged with glamour dust and glossy accents
Buttons & Ribbon ~ Stash
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Absolutely loved this sketch and will be definitely one that i shall use again ... although i say that and most of the time never end up doing so, cos i find yet another sketch that i like and end up making a card with that one instead!
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Free download called Daydream
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
After a good wash and titivating with some ribbon and Magnolia stamp, this is what i ended up with.
For anyone who stalks me on Facebook ... Ellie was found at her sisters playing with the new kitten! She was convinced she'd text and told me but when she looked at her mobile she actually hadn't sent the message lol! I thought for a minute her and Beth where in competition!
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Anyway, this card has been made for my sister who is having a little bit of a hard time with her cherubs at the moment. It transpires today that Beth slept in her car last night, refusing to come home. The latest is ... she is home at the minute, has eaten, but still has the cocky i'll do just as i please attitude ... that only we can see is gonna get her into far more trouble. She was also sent home from work today, but chose to spend the time round her boyfriends rather than sorting things out with her Mum. My sister is at the end of her tether and none of us are sure in which direction to point her and what is the best advice for her, let alone what the best course of action is! It's hard trying to remove yourself from the situation to give that all important good and right advice. Especially when all we want to do is wring her bl**dy neck lol!
Whilst at Morrisons today a bought a few of my sis's fav things ... relaxing bubble bath, smelly candle, pink and whites and some one sachet drinks ... when i have a few minutes over the next few day i shall be making a little gift basket for her, keeping her Weight Watchers diet in mind lol! I just want to get a few more things first. But as soon as we're done i'll post a pic.
CS ~ Stash, DP's ~ Pink Petticoat, Sentiment ~ Elegant word art by Bethany (that figures dont it lol ... how ironic is that?), Flowers ~ made by moi, Pearls and ribbon ~ stash, Stitching ~ Sewing Machine, Image ~ Magnolia Spring Collection, coloured with Whisper Strokes, watercolour pencils and blinged with Glamour Dust.
Monday, 8 June 2009
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Saturday, 6 June 2009
This is another card for our little Rylee pants ... as we call him lol!
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Shabby Princess free download
Stitching ~ Sewing Machine
Image ~ Magnolia, Edwin from the Spring Stamp Club Collection .... he's just has to be my favourite Magnolia stamp at the minute ... I have a couple of the Spring collection i haven't even used yet ... how bad is that? Anyway, he's been coloured with Whisper Strokes.
Butterflies ~ Magnolia stamps again from the Spring collection, stamped on to a scrap piece of laminated pouch that i found lying around and coloured with Sakura Glaze pens.
Ribbon ~ Stash
The inside has been decorated with left over paper and a couple of butterfly stickers that i had in a RAK that the lovely Linda sent me .... thanks honey x.
We had a letter from our insurance company today saying that Arriva bus company have no records of an incident! What a surprise ... but very odd since they called to arrange inspection of our car by one of their assessors on Wednesday!
Also, I think things are looking up in some respects for my sister and at least one of her children ... the angel! Beth was persuaded to come home early last night and have a chat with her Mum about her recent behaviour. I think they managed to sort quite a bit out, but only time will tell ... i think she's walking a very fine line. And low and behold the little treasure that is Declan, actually asked him Mum to lend him some money this morning ..... roflmao ... needless to say she said NO! ... the cheek of kids eh? But 10 out of 10 trying ... bless him!