Sunday, 29 July 2012

Pretty in Purple.

Hi there,
It's the Summer holidays for the kids and i've been busier than ever - I've had to cover at work which was busy in itself but on top of that, I got that horrible cold that is making its' rounds.  There is only two of us in the office so I had to put on a brave face and just get on with it.  My eldest son has started a summer job which is a brilliant start to "the real world" and the reality of working -  My youngest son is just hanging out with friends and my daughter is shipped out to Nan's - for part time play days.  Just need to clone myself several times and bingo problem solved.

I've had this card made a few days now and have only just got around to showing it. 

I have really taken with Saturated canary designs.  I've teamed this up with a sizzix sizzlet word - I think a phase of purple is appearing with some of the cards I've made recently.
I've tried getting the blue hue around the image using polychromos and sandsor - but not getting the hang of it too well - urrmmmmhhh! - I use my chalks usually - note to self will have to play more.

Papertake Weekly - make your own (flower)
Crafts and Me - Anything goes.
Simon Says - Anything goes.
Whimsey Stamp Challenge - Summer fun.
Cute Card Thursday - So distressing.

Hope you are enjoying the hols and the Olympics - (to be honest, I was waiting for something to go wrong at the Opening Ceremony, but it was fab - loved the concept of it).

Thanks for stopping by -

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Hi there,
We finally got the hall way finished.  The paint has just and so dried! honestly I have never known paint like it.  The carpet is laid and the pictures and ornaments are in place - it is officially my favourite room in the house at the moment.  So now I can relax.

I have had a play with a friend's craft robo and made the card below.  I have welded the letters on the edge of the card and backed it with an insert to show the word off.  I've kept it quite simple.
I've used one of the freebie Saturated Canary images "booby love".  Coloured in with my promarkers
Challenge - only one I can find is Creative Inspirations Bingo - Pink Flowers and Polkadots.

Just as I type this, some bloody arsonist has set fire to something outside our local child and toddler building - achrid smoke bellowing around our house - the other week, they set fire to our Secondary School's fitness suite - do you think that there is any connection as they are both within 1000 meters of each other?  why? what kind of kick do they get from it?

Got to go as getting a headache from the smell of smoke - see you soon.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

A cutie patootie.

Hey there,
Woohoo I've finally got some crafting time, rather than painting and cleaning time!
Decorating the hall has been quite a nightmare!.... having to tell the kids to "watch the walls" - "don't touch this", "mind the floor" boy am I stressed out -  The easy fit laminet oak floor wasn't at all easy - hubby has laid loads of floors and ours had to be the worst he has ever done!still got the carpet to lay and the finishing touches, but after 7 days, the "Dulex" gloss is still not totally dry! why pay extra for good quality eh? it is still as fustraiting as the c@*p stuff!.
Anyway I digreess.  My card was one of those stamps that caught my eye in my local craft shop.  I had been so good and not been in for ages and when I had to pass on a message, I had to have a mosy around didn't I,  I spotted this stamp from Wild Rose - simply gorgeous.  I have been quite taken with elephants quite recently! wonder why?  After colouring it in, it all just fell together.
Coloured using my promarkers, chalks for the blue hue.


Hope you have all had a really relaxing weekend with plendy of crafting time.