Sunday, 25 September 2011

My Shaker Card

Hello there,
A busy first week with Emma being at school full time, routines and timetables to adhere to ... I'm whacked already .... A little crafty time whilst she played with her brothers enabled me to make this card ... I really enjoyed making this, my first shaker card in about 2 years or so. I've gone brown monochromatic, adding pointsettia flowers and swirls for the autumn feel.

TOMIC - sketch - but too late to enter :<
Simon Says - Dies and Punches.

Thanks for stopping by, Hugs

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Pretty Girl


I don't know whether I can get used to these new hours at work - finishing at 2.30! anyway it gave me time to make this card for The Sugar Bowl challenge following a sketch - it also fits OSCC challenge - Girlie.

Emma is really loving school, so many new friends, I thought it would have tired her out, but unfortunately it has given her more beans and boy am I tired!


Friday, 16 September 2011

Just walking down the street.

Hi there,

Sorry I've not been around for a while - I've had to cover at work whilst my colleague was on holiday and also been getting my daughter ready for her first day at school. Emma has been buzzing for the last two years waiting to attend and the day finally arrived.

My cardmaking had taken quite a back seat for a few weeks, so now hopefully I can start to have my own regular playtime! lol

My card today, I have been trying distressing papers. Still have to get a little more heavier handed with my craft knife or invest in a distresser as on the card, it doesn't look like I have done much!

I think the weather has influenced my image and colour scheme ! - where was the summer?

Still not sure on colouring of black hair. I found the following challenges that it fits into:-

TOMIC - Browns and Creams.
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes.
Simon Says - use a song or film title as inspiration (can not think of the title but it goes ... here she comes just a walking down the street) ..!
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes.

WOW - my first trip to Harrogate - what have I been missing .... me and two buddies took the 2 hour drive and were astonished. Elaine had told me ages ago how good it was and other bloggers had been saying that they were going. I thought that I may see on or two of you there .... nah, blind as a bat me..... too busy buying goodies and having my buddies say .... have you seen this ...... just look at that ...... wow must have one of these .... and half my time kneeling to get to see things! I did managed to see one or two demos. With being tall, I was at the back and still managed to see! Think that this will definitely be an annual outing now. How did your shopping do if you went there, what was your best buy?

Anyway that is it for me for now,


Saturday, 3 September 2011

Sugar and spice....

Good morning,
Wow, where are the days going to? The weeks seem to be passing by so fast at the moment - I hear that is a sign of getting old! lol
I've been running round getting last minute things for the children for school, all new uniforms as they have grown so much - labels all sewn in and I've made a few cards for challenges but never get to put them on my blog in time - never mind.
Here is one that has fitted in with few challenges:-
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes.
Sketch Saturday - sketch.
Simon Says - Anything goes.
I love Promarkers - Anything goes.
Cute Card Thursday - Use at least one punch.

I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp but masked off her hand and made a cupcake for it which has been 3d'd, 2 MS punches, Promarkers WOC flowers, Frond papers.
That's it for now.