Saturday, 28 January 2012

May All Your Wishes Come True ..... Sketch Saturday Challenge #192 & DP2 Challenge #119

My baby girl Weezy (Eloise) is 22 today, those years have gone so quickly, but its nice to see her evolving into a "proper" adult since she's left home.  No partycelebrations today cos she's gotta work this evening ... so tomorrow night we are going out for a family dinner .... god help the restaurant straight face, I hope they're ready for us all!

This week I've been up to my eyeballs rolling eyes in blue emulsion paint and the dreaded white gloss ... that's one job I really hate angry... glossing!  DH has been busy with the chemical paint stripper on the new bed frame ready for me to do the paint job on it, starting today ... I'm so excited big grin.  Not much longer and I should be able to share the photo's of the new guest room with you happy.

This weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge is being sponsored by The Craft Barn

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This weeks winner will receive a generous prize from The Craft Barn ... details to follow!

Over at DP2 Dorcas is the hostess for this week and her challenge theme is "All My Favourite Things" ... A fantastic theme open to so many opportunities ....

This weeks Sketch Saturday sketch ...

... and my creation ...

.... and a close up of Mo Manning's "Make A Wish" ...

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

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

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Grandma's Never Run Out Of Hugs & Cakes .... DP2 Challenge #118

Yesterday consisted of another day of feeling sick on and off.  Seem OK whilst I eat, but I can't be doing that all day  .... much as I'd like big grin!
 I thought a breathe of fresh air might help, you know blow the Spider web away ... it didn't sad.  Just left me feeling sleepy.  For now the :fart:'s have ceased, giving DH's eyes and nose time to heal ... he professed the smell was making them bleed ... he's such a sympathetic soul happy.  Being such a caring mother rolling on the floor I thought I'd go and visit DD at her new home and have some  snuggles from Malibu ... I was totally surprise to see the house looking spotless and her sorting out her own laundry to dry.  It amazing what you can do when you have no other silly idiot doing it for you rolling eyes.  She'd even managed to walk the  before 11:00am the other day!!!!

You've probably all noticed how much i love Mo Manning's images, so I thought for a change I'd enter into one of her challenges....

Pat is hosting the challenge this week and she has chosen a fun theme ...

"Stitching (real or faux) with a Mo Image"
(use at least one Mo Manning image on your project)

....and this is a challenge? tongue ....

... I used the new "With Love Boy" and merged the image with "Kai is One" ...

... I used it again on the inside in its raw state ...

I've made this for my grandbabies to give to my Mum on her birthday

To make this card I used:~
DP's ~ from my paper pile
CS ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Sewing Machine, Carla Craft Corner Punch

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Have A Purr-fectly Delightful Day ..... Sketch Saturday Challenge #191

Our first week of peace and quiet went off without a hitch, and was peaceful and quiet ... don't tell anyone listen!  The only noise being radiated is from my bottom :fart: , think I might have the start of one of those 24 hour bugs, cos I feel really sick too ... suppose that could be from the smell rolling on the floor!

Anyway, we had the bed delivered this week for the new guest room big grin, brought the paint half price of course (£7.00) and some filler.   A friend gave us some slats for the bed, now just need a mattress.  Hopefully gonna start stripping the paper off the 2 walls this weekend and then sand the head and foot boards down.  I'm going to try and take  's  of before and after if I remember.  Not sure how long this is all going to take cos we're expecting to be doing another house move sometime soon ....   ... not us, but our gorgeous friend Paula is moving from the big smoke (London) to a lovely little bungalow in the close behind our house!!!! laughing ... so many laughs ahead of us now and something to look forward too happy.   Along with "The Sun" holiday  the 4 of us are planning  ... poor DH having to spend 24/7 with me, Mum and Paula!  He'll return silly

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This weeks Sketch is designed by the fab Jo

... and this is my creation ... 

... using the gorgeous "Patience" from Mo's Digital Pencil Too ...

 .... and the beautiful verse that my Nanna and Great-Auntie Doris used to recite to me ...

To make this card I used:~

DP's ~ A selection of leftovers
CS ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers & Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Woodware Leaf Punch, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Pencil Crayons, Sewing Machine

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Special Kind Of Lady ... Sketch Saturday Challenge #190

I scheduled this post, cos right now this minute, I'm running round the house like a headless rooster smiley making sure Ellie has everything packed in the cars or van ready to take to her new home dancing smiley.  She's signing the paperwork at 9:00am this morning laughing,  if she can drag her sorry ass out of bed for a change!  The only 9:00 she sees daily, is the PM one.  No doubt if we're not running around like headless rooster smiley's, we'll be standing around propping up a wall whistle smiley.  I'm not quite sure what she plans on taking with her, or how long for that matter, she thinks this is going to take, but she's roped in 9 family members to help move a double bed and mattress, bookcase, clothes and 2 cars full of boxes (our car being one of them, which has been packed ready to go since my return from the hairdressers at 5:30pm) big grin.  I'm convinced she think's we're going to miss her ... but it'll be hard to miss someone who is argumentative, always right, knows it all and has to have the last word raised eyebrows .... not to mention the mess and extra laundry she creates ... so, you must excuse me if I don't shed a crying as we wave her goodbye.  We are prayer smiley that this total independence will be the making of her and she will turn into a lovely, caring young lady ... she has the potential to be that person, she's just not there yet!

Anyway, Good Morning and welcome to another challenge at Sketch Saturday sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

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Here is this weeks Sketch .... thanks to our Jo x

... and my card ...

I used Sugar Nellie Flora ...

 ... and again on the inside with a cute little verse.

To make this card I used :~
DP's ~ Dovecraft Eastern Promise
CS ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Diamond Stickles, Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Marianne Design Butterfly Die, Nestie, Cuttlebug, X-Cut Border Punch (i think but actually can't be bothered to get up off the sofa to go have a look)