Monday, 31 August 2009

Stampin' For The Weekend ~ Challenge 13

"Anything Goes Baby" I got really excited about the title for this challenge and thought ... woohoo a free challenge ... then i read on lol! ... baby cards! So - New baby, First Birthday, Christening or Naming Day - so long as it is baby themed, anything goes... Pink, Blue, Yellow, Green or multicoloured! My second thought was "Flippin' heck" ... or words to that affect pmsl! ... Then i pulled myself together and came up with this .....

... i hope this is still gonna count cos in actual fact its not for a 1st Christmas, but more for a 3rd one ... let me explain lol .... Rylee (Grandson, for those of you that don't know) is 2 yrs old (turned 2 July), hence this being his 3rd Christmas. I made this card cos my Mum saw this adorable image on another card i'd made and insisted that she have it for Rylee for Christmas ... i personally think he's too old for it ... but she's old (73!) and i felt i should humor her lol! So, if it doesn't fit the challenge just blame her!

  • CS ~ Stash
  • DP's ~ would you believe are a freebie download
  • Image ~ Mo's Digital Pencil Too has been paper pieced
  • Gems & Ribbon ~ Stash
  • Sentiment ~ PC Generated
  • Charm ~ yes there is one there, just hiding behind the bow ... its one of those Christmas wine glass charm things and is a snowflake.
  • Tools ~ Whisper Strokes, Tombo Blender Pen, Ribbon Slot Punchy thingy.

Beth Update ~ She's not been seen or heard from since last Monday, we think we have found evidence that perhaps she has been smoking illegal substances, which would explain an awful lot if she has. She has been thrown off her college course which she would've completed in October ... total madness! She possibly still has a job at the Nursery, although they have failed to contact her and she's not been in touch with them either. It looks like everything in her life is slowly falling apart and there's not a blumin' thing we can do to stop it or about it. She's that far away from us as a family, she can't be reached. She is still in contact with Ellie via Facebook occasionally, but she gives no indication of how she is or where she is. Both of my girls, especially Ellie are finding it very hard ... they were bought up together and are very close ... whilst Chris and hubby (shall from now on be known as Fatboy) were working we had Beth and Dec, both from babies, so we have that bond with them too ... it sometimes feels like we had 4 kids not just the 2! We do the worrying with Chris, as if it was one of ours. At present we are just sitting here and waiting ... don't know what for or for how long, but thats the long and short of it!

Beth Update Edited: Yesterday morning at 3.30am my sis had a text message from Beth asking if they could sort things out and saying that she was sorry! Sis replied saying that it was never too late to sort things out, that she wasn't unreasonable but things couldn't ever go back to how they were. On Paula's advice {waves to P} they met on neutral territory where there could be no shouting and they would BOTH have to listen! Beth did come home yesterday, she had a shower, cleaned herself up a little and actually told her Mum that she was going out, where she was going and when she'd be back. She did stay out all night, but she had informed sis of this .... looks like we may be taking baby steps on the road of back to normal ... or as normal as our family gets LOL!

Talking of families ... don't ever try having a conversation with one of em via email! LOL ... causes all manner of crossed wires. I shall just say that i spat my dummy out good and proper! Updated: I have officially been informed that i shall no longer be attending my Brother-in-laws wedding. Too long a story to tell in this post but i will give you all the gory details ... please ensure you have a tena lady firmly attached when i tell this one cos i can assure you, you'll need it i PMSL, and so has everyone else ... a few words sum it all up nicely ... silly spoilt 29yr old child!

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Double Dutch #25 ~ Back in Time

For this challenge you have to pick your favourite from the previous 24 challenges and make something stunning! I chose DDC#2 ~ Sketch it! I hadn't stumbles across this blog at that time and we all know how i love a good sketch!
CS ~ Stash
  • DP's ~ Freebie Download ~ Boys Will Be Boys
  • Image ~ Hanglar Stanglar
  • Gems and Peel-off ~ Stash
  • Tools ~ Whisper Strokes
  • Saturday, 29 August 2009

    Stamp With Fun ~ Challenge #21 & Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #9

    This week Stamp with Fun theme is "At the sea"
    and the Sunday Sketch & Stamp sketch has been designed by Maggie.I was able to get my Surfin' Edwin out again ... should really use them beings as i kicked up so much fuss to get them ... its just they don't feel as special this time ... i think they're marred!
    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Freebie Download ~ Angels Flight Beach Papers
    Image ~ Magnolia
    Beach Scene ~ Google find
    Starfish ~ Stash
    Raffia ~ Poundland
    Sentiment ~ PC Generated
    Gems ~ Stash
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Nesties, Whisper Strokes

    Friday, 28 August 2009

    A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #66

    This weeks challenge is a fabulous sketch from Sonja. Thanks Sonja, i really enjoyed working with this sketch!

    CS ~ Papermill ... thanks P xxx
    DP's ~ Basic Grey ~ Boxer
    Image ~ RAK from Jill, thanks honey x
    Sentiment ~ PC Generated
    Buttons & Raffia ~ Stash
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Nesties

    I'm really cooking on gas at the minute ... this is the first of my November cards ... yes November already!!!! I probably still have a few left to make for October, but my VBF Vicki is on holiday until the end of the week and wont give me her list until she get home. I've asked the girls for their lists on numerous occasions, but have been given nothing so i presume they dont want anything making and Paula only sends my cards for special occasions and she doesn't have any ... although a birthday is a special occasion isn't it?! LOL!

    Looking forward to my hairdressing trip today, for 2 reasons ... firstly cos its been 5 weeks since i last went and i normally go every 4 ... and gosh, can't i tell! Secondly, i shall be picking up my brand new mini hair straighteners ... especially designed for short hair ... OMG they're soooo cute .... and Diane ... they're PINK! If i'm not too excited i'll take a photo and show them ya!

    Thursday, 27 August 2009

    Sketch Saturday #65

    This weeks sketch is sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Loo ... a magical place filled with Wendy's little digi creations from all walks of life.

    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Freebie download ~ Fresh Choco Delice
    Image ~ Digital Pencil Too ~ Jack and Ginger
    Flowers ~ Hippie Chic Alpha Die
    Brads ~ Stash
    Sentiment ~ Freebie Wordart
    Martha Stewart Doily Punch ~ courtesy of Dawny P
    Tools ~ Woodware Leaf Punch, Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Whisper Strokes

    Wednesday, 26 August 2009

    Friday Sketchers #66

    Sketch 66 is hosted by Carole from England. The sponsor for sketch 66 is Heidi from Simon Says Stamp. Heidi is going to sponsor the sketch with a Gift Certificate to shop over at her store. Unfortunately its one of those cards ... you know the ones we all hate making ... besides male cards lol! ..... The sympathy card! Especially, when its for someone that you know!
    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Freebie download ~ Fresh Choco Delice
    Image ~ Whiff of Joy ~ Melinda blowing kisses
    Flowers ~ Hippie Chic Alpha Die using leather scraps and paper scraps
    Gems ~ Stash
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Glamour Dust, Woodware Leaf Punch, Whisper Strokes.

    Tuesday, 25 August 2009

    Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Dawny's Sketch #22

    Still part of the GDT at Papertake Weekly ... woohooo! And this weeks challenge is to make a card using another of Dawny's super duper sketches!

    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Basic Grey ~ Mortifica
    Image ~ RAK from someone, had that long i've forgotten, but thanks anyway x
    Gems, Button & Raffia ~ Stash
    Sentiment ~ PC Generated
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Whisper Strokes

    Whiff Of Joy Challenge #44

    Another fab sketch from Rach, but this time for the Whiff Of Joy Challenge blog.
    CS ~ Papermill box from Paula .... mwah's P
    DP's ~ Stash
    Lace ~ Local Market Stall
    Cream Flower ~ Stash
    Leather Flowers (suede side up) ~ cut using scrap leather and Hippie Chic Alpha Die
    Pearls & Gems ~ Stash
    Sentiment ~ PC Generated
    Tools ~ Woodware Leaf Punch, Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Whisper Strokes

    Monday, 24 August 2009

    Just Magnolia Week 19 & Stampin' for the Weekend ~ Challenge 12

    Just Magnolia's Challenge this week is an amazing sketch from Rach ... loved it Rach, thanks honey x ... it can be rotated and resized, as long as you follow the original sketch so your entry qualifies for the prize draw. Stampin' for the Weekend has a colour combo for there Challenge .... Pink and Grey

    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Pink Petticoat ~ Lottie, Dottie & Jack Collection ~ Modern Princess
    Image ~ RAK from Tab , thanks honey x
    Flowers, pearls ~ Stash
    Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat ~ Sentiment & Tags
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Whisper Strokes, Woodware Leaf Punch

    It's a sad day in our house today .... our lovely orange cat .... Peaches, had to be put to sleep this afternoon. We will miss her dearly, but we can't be too unhappy cos she was 19 years old! She had been getting very frail for a while, which was to be expected and had been sleeping a lot. This morning she seemed her usual old self before we went out. Rylee had lay on the floor talking to her like he does every morning, but when we returned she was lay on the floor in the most uncomfortable position with her eyes and mouth open. DH picked her up and straightened her out a bit and lay her on her blanket, whilst he did this there was no response from her at all. We both spoke to her and touched her ... nothing. So we decided it was time to call the vet. We took her up wrapped in her blanket in the laundry basket. He said that she was an old lady and that we couldn't really expect much else. She was hypothermic and which he claimed was the best way, she wasn't feeling anything and wouldn't be aware of anything. So we left her with him and came home to remove all her stuff before Rylee wakes up from his afternoon nap in the hope that he doesn't notice .... but we wont be holding our breathe!

    Sunday, 23 August 2009

    The Sugar Bowl ~ Challenge 17

    Challenge 17 is a fab sketch by Judy 'Please include’ – Handmade Flowers.
    They would like to see us cast aside our beloved ‘Primas’ and use punches, dies or your own imagination and handicraft to create your own flowers!

    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Freebie Download ~ All U Need
    Image ~ RAK from Jill, thanks honey x
    Pearls ~ Stash
    Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Woodware Leaf Punch, Whisper Strokes, Sewing Machine, Carla Craft Rounded Corner Punch

    Saturday, 22 August 2009

    Basic Grey Challenge ~ Week 1

    Well here is the first challenge, technically its the 37th challenge, but as they have re – launched the blog it was decided to start the challenges with a clean slate :) ... A sketch by Tara G.

    This is my first go at a Basic Grey Challenge.

    • CS ~ Stash
    • DP's ~ Basic Grey ~ Sultry
    • Image ~ RAK from Jill, thanks honey x
    • Lace ~ local market stall
    • Paper Flowers ~ Stash
    • Crochet Flower ~ Handmade by ME!
    • Charm ~ The Works
    • Brad & Ribbon ~ Stash
    • Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat Sentiment & Tags
    • Tools ~ Whisper Strokes, Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch

    Friday, 21 August 2009

    A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #65

    The challenge this week is Travel ~ you could use a holiday theme or a form of transport ( Bike ,car, horse,) anything goes.

    Well, Ellie's friend Tilda went back off to Tenerife a fortnight ago ... supposedly to work and live ... not sure how long that will last ... perhaps another 2 weeks or so until her money runs out lol! So i made Ellie this card to give her ....

    Yes, i know it shouldn't say "Bonjour" but then French never was a strong subject of mine lol! Realised my mistake too late to do anything about it lol!

    • CS ~ Stash
    • DP's ~ Angelflight Scraps freebie download ~ Beach Papers
    • Image ~ RAK from the gorgeous Diane
    • Eyelets ~ Stash
    • Raffia ~ Poundland
    • Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat Sentiment and Tags
    • Tools ~ eyelet setter, Whisper Strokes.

    Thursday, 20 August 2009

    Just Magnolia Monthy Challenge, Sketch Saturday Challenge #64 & Colour Create

    This month's Just Magnolia monthly challenge is based on the fab 3D tutorial that featured stamper Debby Yates of A Scrap Journey did. The challenge will run for two weeks and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning the prize is make a card using at least one Magnolia stamp that you have applied some 3D work to. The challenge will close on Saturday 29th August at 10 pm GMT. The winner will be announced the following day.
    Following the fab sketch from Sketch Saturday which is sponsored by Nikki Fairbairn who owns Bunny Zoe's Crafts...

    ... and using the colour scheme from Colour Create Challenge #25 ~ Blue, Sand, Silver and Black.

    This is the first of my October cards .... oh yes, i'm cooking on gas at the minute ... September is complete, which hopefully means at some point i might be able to make some more Christmas cards!

    • CS ~ Stash
    • DP's ~ Summer Driggs ~ Fathers and Fedora's
    • Images ~ VW Camper ~ Google find and Edwin from the Magnolia Summer Kit, coloured with Whisper Strokes.
    • Starfish & Shells ~ Stash
    • Silver Peel Offs ~ Stash
    • Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch ~ available HERE, Nesties and XCut oval cutting thingy.

    Wednesday, 19 August 2009

    Friday Sketchers #65 and Just Magnolia #18

    Beatrix is the host and the designer of this sketch at Friday Sketchers .

    Just Magnolia challenge this week is a theme - friendship. So anything that you would give to a friend that has a Magnolia stamp on will qualify for this fab prize of a Basic Grey Sultry collection pack from The Hobby House

    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Freebie Download, but dont have a clue what they are called.
    Image ~ Magnolia Summer Kit coloured with Whisper Strokes
    Buttons & Flowers ~ Stash
    Sentiment ~ another Freebie download
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch
    Bling ~ Glamour Dust on the Lolly.
    Sorry about the poor quality of the photo, but am gonna be placing the blame for that firmly on the DH ... the place where i generally take my photos ... the breakfast bar ... appears to have another desktop and monitor on it that he's currently fiddling with, so i had to take the photo by the window and its not turned out too well.

    Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    Papertake Weekly 100th Challenge!

    WooHoo ...... Papertake Weekly is celebrating its 100th challenge and i'm priviledged to be part of the Guest Design Team ... so its an extra-special challenge for me! So, i suppose you wanna know what the challenge is hey lol .... it's to choose your favourite challenge out of all of the 99 previous challenges that have been set. I started right back at 2007, i decided i wanted to do one of the very first ones ... again lol!

    Have you guessed which one it is lol ...... Monday 17th December 2007 ~ "Food For Thought" ... "This weeks challenge is 'Food for Thought'. Please use something yummy on your cards! Any food will do! Chocs, sweets, cakes, dinners(?!?)lol!!"
    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Basic Grey ~ Boxer
    Image ~ RAK from the lovely
    Jill ... thanks honey, just loving these little beauties!
    Eyelets ~ Stash
    Raffia ~ Stash
    Sentiment ~ PC Generated
    Tools ~ Eyelet Setter, Whisper Strokes
    All this talk of food is making me hungry ... along with the smell of my dinner cooking in the oven ... Tuna steak, new potatoes, brocolli and carrots ...Mmmm!

    Monday, 17 August 2009

    Stampin' For The Weekend ~ Challenge 11 & Double Dutch Challenge #24

    This weeks theme is "Days Gone By". So a vintage feel card is what is required. The Double Dutch Challenge is True Colours .... and those are Pink, Brown and Cream.

    This is a sort of get well/thinking of you card.

    • CS ~ Stash
    • DP's ~ A Whisper Of Romance ~ downloaded papers
    • Image ~ RAK from Tab , thanks honey mwahs x, coloured with Whisper Strokes
    • Flowers ~ Stash
    • Bling ~ Stash and Woodware Pearly Stuff
    • Ribbon, Beadcap and Pearl Brad ~ Stash
    • Charm ~ my first attempt with Shrink Plastic ... but can't get the colour to stay on it, what am i doing wrong?
    • Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch, Eyelet Setter.

    Sunday, 16 August 2009

    Stamp With Fun ~ Challenge #19

    This week is the theme "birthday".... Show your brithday projects and be in with a chance to win a wonderful Gorjuss stamp, sponsored by Mona.

    This is the card that i've eventually made for my DH birthday the end of this month.

    • CS ~ Stash
    • DP's ~ Shabby Princess
    • Images ~ Hanglar Stanglar, coloured with Whisper Strokes
    • Little Starfish charm ~ Local Market Stall
    • Starfish ~ Local Craft Store
    • Raffia ~ Poundland
    • Sentiment ~ PC Generated using Bleeding Cowboy font
    • Martha Stewart Punched bits ~ Dawny P ... thanks honey x

    Saturday, 15 August 2009

    Cute Card Thursday ~ Challenge 73 "At The Beach"

    This weeks challenge is to create a "Beach" themed card.

    I took my inspiration from a card that Tab had made ... i'm forever stalking the poor woman either via her normal blogspot, her Magnolia blogspot, her webshop, email or text message pmsl! Anyhow, the above card is what i came up with.

    • CS ~ Stash
    • DP's ~ Angelflight Scraps ~ Beach Papers which were a freebie download.
    • Images ~ My new Magnolia Summer Kit, coloured with Whisper Strokes and a hand drawn sun!
    • Sentiment ~ DoCrafts stamp
    • Raffia ~ Poundland
    • Tools ~ Glamour Dust
    • Starfish ~ Local Craft Store

    Friday, 14 August 2009

    Happy Anniversary ...

    Here is another card thats just lurking in my "card folder" and wont fit a challenge, but i've come to the conclusion that that's because a lot of the challenges are being done fortnightly because of the good weather .... ahem! CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Summer Driggs ~ Beautimous
    Image ~ gorgeous RAK from the gorgeous Jill, thanks honey ... just love these Country Cousins.
    Flowers, Gems & Brad ~ Stash
    Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch.

    Thursday, 13 August 2009

    A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #64

    The Challenge this week is the fab sketch by Camilla to follow.

    I've rotated the sketch so that my image would fit nicely.

    I've also left the sentiment off cos as yet i haven't decided who its for and when lol!
    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ DS George CD (not used that one for ages)
    Image ~ The Engineer by Mo, coloured with Whisper Strokes and my Tombo blender pen.
    Gems ~ Stash
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine

    Wednesday, 12 August 2009

    Sketch Saturday #63

    Another amazing sketch this week at Sketch Saturday.

    CS ~ Another piece from the Papermill Paula box ... mwah's P!
    DP's ~ Freebie Download ~ Express Yourself
    Image ~ yep you guess it another one of Mo's fantabulous images, which has been paper pieced and coloured with Whisper Strokes.
    Sentiment ~ Express Yourself kit
    Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls and Gems ~ all from stash ... taking inspiration from Mina's fab creation.

    Tuesday, 11 August 2009

    Birthday Card ...

    Rylee's social calender is busier than mine at the minute. There seems to be a party every weekend, and all of them appear to be older girls ... he's just 2! Anyhow, he asked his Mimi (that's me) to make him another card, for another party.

    I love the bright colours of the paper.

    • CS ~ Stash
    • DP's ~ Freebie download ~ Think Spring
    • Image ~ RAK from the gorgeous Tab, coloured with Whisper Strokes
    • Tools ~ Nesties, Sewing Machine, Hippy Chic Alpha Die

    Friday Sketchers #64

    This is Tanja from Germany's first time to host the weekly challenge and she has come up with the most gorgeous sketch .... thanks Tanja!

    I think we can quite safely say i'm an addict ... i just adore Mo's images and as yet i haven't even inked ONE of my new Magnolia Summer Kit up ... yes that would be the ones that i only just got and kicked up a kerfuffle to get .... nearly cried and most definately sulked over!
    • CS ~ Paula's Papermill Box ..... xxx P.
    • DP's ~ Cuddly Buddly A5 freebie download
    • Image ~ Mo's coloured with Whisper Strokes and blended with my Tombo blender pen.
    • Gems and Flowers ~ Stash
    • Sentiment ~ PC Generated using Juice ITC font
    • Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch, Nesties

    Monday, 10 August 2009

    Sumpin's Wrong

    There's absolutely no point keeping photo's of cards on my lappy waiting for a flippin' challenge that they fit, cos its just not going to happen! All that is happening is i'm getting a huge folder of unshown cards.

    I'm still addicted to Mo's fab images ... almost as addicted as i am to my leaf punch and my Martha Stewart Flourish Punch ... i have to physically stop myself from using it else all my cards are gonna look the same!

    CS ~ Papermill Paula box ... mwah's
    DP's ~ Left overs from previous projects
    Image ~ Sumpin's Wrong by Mo, coloured with Whisper Strokes and paper pieced
    Flowers and pearl ~ Stash
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch
    At a bit of a loose end at the minute ... have managed to finish all of my cards for September! Don't really want to start my October list yet, but its either that or the dreaded Christmas cards!!!!!

    Cute Card Thursday Challenge #72

    This week's challenge is a colour combo .... "Tealy Good" .... Teal & Red. Well thats no real hardship for me cos its one of my favourite colour schemes. CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Raspberry Road Designs ~ Sally Anne Papers
    Image ~ RAK from Tab, coloured with Whisper Strokes ... thanks honey x
    Flowers ~ Stash
    Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat Sentiment and Tags
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch
    Update: Beth arrived home yesterday afternoon saying she "wanted to turn over a new leaf", she had a shower, clean clothes, ate something, popped out, came back and everything seemed fine. Bedtime came and sis went to bed, Dec and Beth stayed downstairs watching TV. Dec retired to bed at 11.55pm. Sis got up at 12.05am for a drink looked out of window and Beth's car was no longer there. She went downstairs and checked Beth's bedroom (her bedroom is obviously downstairs lol) ... empty! Her window was open though, so sis shut it. She came home at 1.15am demanding that sis let her in ... she refused and Beth went on her way. Sis was so annoyed but about the fact that Beth must've rolled her car down the road before starting it as sis would've heard her go and she didn't.
    This morning i had a text from sis saying she had had to cancel yet another debit card as she had either misplaced hers or Dec had had it again. A visit from Beth whilst sis was at work alerted her to something very different though .... Beth took the card to sis saying that she'd found it on the side in the kitchen (although sis had searched house for it this morning) and she didn't want to leave it there incase Dec got hold of it. Sis did a spot of phone banking and spoke to someone who confirmed the times the card was used as well as the amount ... it was used during the time Beth was out and Dec was in bed to the tune of £40! What new leaf has she turned over? God knows how much more of this we can take and what an earth she's going to do next!!!

    Sunday, 9 August 2009

    Just Magnolia Week 17

    This weeks challenge is a fab sketch that Martine has done, you can rotate the sketch and resize the elements, as long as you follow the original sketch so your entry qualifies for the prize draw. The winner will be chosen by Random Generator next week so to be in the running all you need to do is ensure you have at least one Magnolia image on your card and link your card.
    I've finally had a play with my long awaited Summer Kit and i have to be honest and say I did thoroughly enjoy doing so lol! I didn't think i would, what with all the hassle i had to get them, but in the end i made 2 lol!
    • CS ~ Stash
    • DP's ~ freebie download Bohemian Summer
    • Image ~ Magnolia Summer Kit, coloured with Whisper Strokes
    • Sentiment ~ Magnolia Summer Kit
    • Gems, flowers and brads ~ Stash
    • Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Woodware Leaf Punch

    Beth Update: We think we may have lost her for awhile ... she's not been back home for over a week now and has had limited contact with my sister. We did think that perhaps a little headway had been made Friday night when she briefly went home to change clothes, shoes and to collect a bin bag full of clothes, with the promise of returning home Saturday morning, but she never showed! Yesterday afternoon my sister text her saying "game over, you win, i dont know you anymore. My daughter left the end of May, if you see her tell her i miss her!" Nothing .... no reply, phone call, visit. It's just completely heartbreaking! And i have no idea what to say to her or what to advise she does next!

    A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #63

    The Challenge this week is Floral Fantasy. So something floral on our cards!
    • CS ~ from my Paula Papermill box ... Mwahs to Paulax
    • DP's ~ Freebie Download ~ Swanky Papers
    • Image ~ RAK from Tab ... thanks x coloured with Whisper Strokes and Sakura Stardust Pens
    • Flowers ~ Stash
    • Sentiment ~ one of those foam ones from out of a pack in Argos
    • Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Glamour Dust, Woodware Leaf Punch

    Don't you just hate making these cards? I know I do ... but I suppose needs must! This image does work well though, couldn't image what else it would be used for to be honest!

    Saturday, 8 August 2009

    Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge #10

    This weeks challenge is a fantabulous sketch created by my gorgeous and talented blog buddy Vicki. You know how i love my sketches and this one is just great ... i love it!

    I'm totally in love with this card!
    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Summer Driggs ~ Fathers and Fedora's
    Image ~ the most gorgeous digi creation from Mo, coloured with Whisper Strokes
    Buttons, Raffia & Gems ~ Stash
    Sentiment ~ PC Generated using a mixture of fonts
    Tools ~ Nestie, Sewing Machine, Glossy Accents
    Magnolia Update: I got my summer kit finally yesterday morning! It had been posted out to me on 3rd August, amazing that i still haven't had the first kit they allegedly sent out to me!

    Friday, 7 August 2009

    Truly Scrumptious Challenge #13

    For this weeks challenge there is a lovely sketch by the very talented Mina with the added challenge of using some bling on your card. As usual i didn't read this bit until i was ready to upload the card lol!

    I'm loving how this card has turned out, wasn't too sure about it when it was all in pieces on the table.
    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Summer Driggs ~ Happy Mother's Day
    Image ~ RAK from my gorgeous buddy Tab ... thanks honey x ... coloured with Whisper Strokes and Watercolour pencils.
    Martha Stewart Doily Punched bits ~ RAK from Dawny P ages ago, but decided at the time i would use them sparingly lol!
    Sentiment ~ combination of Pink Petticoat Sentiments & Tags and PC Generated using Juice ITC font.
    Flowers ~ Stash
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch, Dovecraft 1.5" Daisy Punch.

    Thursday, 6 August 2009

    Mojo Monday #98 and Papertake Weekly Challenge

    How much did i enjoy making this card?! .... To start off with its my first Christmas card of the year ... yep, i'm slack lol! I suppose it helped cos i was using the most fantastic digi image ever ... thanks Mo!
    I followed the sketch at Mojo Monday

    and then found it fitted in quite nicely with the challenge at PTW which is "Four Seasons". We all have colours or and things that we associate with the different seasons. So all you have to do this week is create your card using a colour scheme or things that reminds YOU of one of the seasons.

    Well, the colour blue definately reminds me of Winter as do snowflakes ... not that we ever really get to see that much of snow these days.
    CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ Freebie download ~ Winter Wonderland
    Image ~ John by the fantabulously talented Mo, coloured with Whisper Strokes and watercolour pencils, blended with my new Tombo blender pen .... woohoo!
    Gems ~ Stash
    Pom-pom ribbon ~ from the fantastic store that is TabbyCrafts
    Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug Snowflake Die, EK Success Snowflake Punch.
    Sentiment ~ PC Generated using Dotum Font

    Wednesday, 5 August 2009

    It's Not Gonna Fit A Challenge!

    I've been keeping this card back in the hope that at some point there's gonna be a challenge it'll fit ... clearly its not happening! So here it is ....CS ~ Stash
    DP's ~ left over from previous project, but a freebie download called Happy Summer.
    Image ~ RAK from Jill, coloured with Whisper Strokes.
    Gems and Flowers ~ Stash
    Sentiment ~ PC Generated using Rage Italic Font
    Tools ~ Woodware Leaf Punch, Sewing Machine.