Saturday, 25 February 2012

Be It Ever So Humble There's No Place Like Home ... Sketch Saturday Challenge #196

Well, that's another week been and gone,  and you miss it!  Monday evening we (DH, Mum, Paula, DN = Darling Niece and her cousin) went to a Clairvoyant night.  OMG surprise, we only got a message from angel Dad.  Yes, we went being sceptics and basically just looking for a  laughing  ... which we did plenty of.  Firstly, with me falling through the door and laughing that hard and much that I , which consequently caused more laughter.  It did come out with some force though blushing.  There were some inappropriate jokes/comments that I wont repeat, which caused laughing and then finally my faux pas at the petrol station ... i'm such a loser.  Went to pay for petrol before filling up cos it was after 10.30pm and made a complete idiot of myself  raised eyebrows ... it was one of those occasions where you had to be there to appreciate it!  Tuesday = shopping and decorating.  Wednesday was a trip to the hospital with Mum for her results ... her lesion was definitely skin cancer  sad, but fortunately it had all been removed whew!they just want to keep a close eye on her.  Wednesday pm = decorating.  Thursday = crafting.  Friday = more decorating.  

So, in Faye style .... 
Project Paula Summary
Walls Stripped: 5
Rolls of wallpaper hung : 3
Paste used: 8 pints
Walls painted: 1
Ceilings painted: 1
Skirting boards painted: 8
Injuries: 3 (only 1 to self and done whilst crafting not decorating .... damn the craft knife)
Moistened Tena Ladies: 14

On to this weeks challenge, which is sponsored by The Craft Barn

So your in for a fantastic prize if you follow the sketch below ...

... my creation ...

... made using Painter Meg from Mo's Digital Pencil ...

... and again, naked on the inside...

To make this card I used:
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Scrap Pile
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools: Sewing Machine, Blending Stumps, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Nesties, Cuttlebug

Saturday, 18 February 2012

You Don't Have To Be Rich To Sparkle .... It Should Be Illegal To Look This Good ~ Sketch Saturday Challenge #195

Happy 76th Birthday to my Mum!  We're off out for dinner this evening to help make her day special partyBut before all that we're getting ready for the "Wardrobe" mission   ... I finally get to see all of my bedroom ... its not been seen since December ... firstly filled with 's and stuff for Ellie's move, then instantly filled with a huge wardrobe for Paula's move.  Since the completion of  "Bungalow Bedroom" mission  yesterday, said wardrobe can be removed piece by flat pack piece from our bedroom, transported round the corner and erected in Paula's bedroom thumbs up ... easier said than done, one thinks ... got a headache just thinking about it!

We have a fab new sponsor for this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge ...

.... and should you be the lucky person to win the challenge you get a $10 gift certificate to spend in the Stamp Fairy Shop surprise

This weeks fab sketch is another great from our Jo ...

... I've done a double whammy this week.  The first card is made using Molly Fairy ....

... close up ...

... and naked inside ...

The second card I made used "Strongman" from Digital Pencil Too

... a close up of the image ...

... and naked inside ...

Thursday, 16 February 2012

If A Kiss Was A Raindrop I'd Send You Showers ....... DP2 Challenge #122

 I've had a day off from the moving and decorating of our friend Paula's new "ground floor bungalow"  applause.  Only because I needed to make a birthday card for my Mum's 76th birthday on Saturday party.  We're gonna take her out for dinner and try to make the day special, although its not going to be a good day without angelDad with her in person.  However, I'm sure he'll be flying on his angelwings to be close by her.  She's had a tough old week, obviously worried worried about the results of her biopsy for skin cancer, which are due next Wednesday and she's struggling with not being able to do anything, thus giving her too much time to thinking think! .... chance would be a fine thing for me raised eyebrows ....

This is Paula's bedroom which I completed stripping with the help of  "The Outlaws" before Paula arrived on Saturday ...

This is moi yesterday, after putting up the wallpaper and starting the painting .... happy as a oink smiley in sh**

"My Sentiments Exactly"  is this weeks DP2 Challenge big grin.

For my card I used the beautiful "Waiting For Rain" image from Mo's Digital Pencil ...

.... close up ...

... and once again, naked on the inside ...

 To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Everyday Mom Ideas ~ Hello Foxy Kit
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls & Umbrella Charm ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Blending Stumps, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Nesties, Cuttlebug

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Beeeeeee Happy ..... Sketch Saturday Challenge #194

So, the day has finally arrived partywhen our gorgeous friend Paula moves to the area!  I've just had a text message on my on the phone from her saying she is just leaving, so 3 hours from now she'll arrive big grin and the fun WILL begin applause.  I'm just gonna have a coffee smiley and my porridge, throw some clothes on and get round to her new "ground floor bungalow" to wait for her brothers to arrive with the furniture!

This weeks challenge is sponsored by the fab Simon Says Stamp

They are giving the lucky winner a $25.00 gift certificate to spend on goodies in their SSS store.

This weeks sketch ....

... now, when I first saw this I nearly died and did think that Jo really hated us all sad ... and to be honest, I really didn't like her that much either LOL!   But, I think I was thinking nerd about the sketch too much ... yeah hard to believe I know ... basically, what i'm trying to say is don't  .....

.... I used Cuddly Buddly Toby Tumble 

... and again on the inside in its naked state ...

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Scrap Pile
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers & Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Sewing Machine, Diamond Stickles, X-Cut Border Punch, Nesties, Cuttlebug