Thursday, February 15, 2007

What's new...............

..............not a lot really. The kids are off school this week for half term and I have been helping DD sort her bedroom out. We finished decorating it at the weekend and it is now all lovely and pink. I didn't realise she had so much junk! She has decided that she doesn't want any chest of drawers and wants to go for the minimalist look. She has a built in cupboard in her room and want to store all her clothes, underwear etc in baskets in said cupboard.............not a happy bunny when I said she had to keep the drawers. The clothes end up all over the floor anyway so I didn't see the sense in forking out for more storage that won't get used ;)) Aren't I a rotten mum!

I've done two challenges on Carolyn's forum this week. The fist was to make a vintage card using rubber stamps. I have never done this before but was quite pleased with the result. I even made my own background. I coloured a piece of cream card with walnut ink dabbed and smeared with cotton wool and stamped a few 'travel' words randomly. The torn paper is a magazine cutting from the late 180's. It was in a lovely ephemera pack I bought last year and it's the first time I dared use anything from it. The bicycle and globe are unmounted stamps from a set of Clear Choice stamps bought from Trago Mills in Falmouth the year before last. They were £8.99 but BOGOF so I got a butterfly set too. I had forgotten I had them. I actually think my mum paid for them so they were totally free. :)

My next challenge wasn't really a challenge but a double dare by the lovely Sue W on the CBC . I said that because the challenge entries were so stunning I wouldn't dare enter as I'm not a scrapbooker. I have been scrapbooking our wedding photos for two and a half years now and have done three pages! Anyway, she double dared me to enter so I did and this is the end product. The instructions were to use one word different from the others-Me. Three different hearts and a bit of doodling which is the & sign and in the heart.

I thought I would add a bit of a quirk to it (see I'm getting clever now) DH is a part time DJ and always says that one of his heroes is Disco Stu from the Simpsons so I thought I would turn it round and have him as Disco Stu's hero instead of just being mine all the time. The title is my second effort on the Craft Robo. I can't show my fist as it was for one of the CJs I'm taking part in. In the photo hubby was actually messing with his amp or speakers or something and has a screwdriver in his hand. I was going to entitle the LO 'Can He Fix It.........Yes He Can!' but realised after I had printed the photo that I had cropped his screwdriver out of it. Oh well, I can save that for another time.

Enough for now, I really must get some work done. I have two birthday cards to make for my son in law's birthday on Saturday and I can finally start the invitations for my parents renewal of vows/golden wedding bash.

Back soon :)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Three times a week

Gosh, this is the third time this week that I have written something here.

It is a lovely sunny day today but it's blooming cold. I'm just hoping that we don't get all the snow that's been forecast.

My gorgeous kitty cat has been an absolute pain in the backside today. She has been on the windowsill in the conservatory and knocked off one of my Nao figures. It just happened to be the one my sister bought me for my 40th birthday. The little ratbag has also discovered that she can jump onto the work tops in the kitchen. I hate to see cats on worktops so seem to have spent a lot of time chasing her off. Every time I pick her up she bites me so she has been banished to bed for half an hour!

Another card for a template challenge. The flowers are a mix of the new Papermania flowers and Sarah's Blooms. The hearts are actually gold but they don't scan too well.

Well that's it for now. I have a stationery sample to do so I am going to make a blue dragonfly and then I am hoping to do a DLO in a circle journal I'm taking part in. No idea what to do though as I have so many perfect moments, which is the subject. At least I can get the pages covered and sort out some embellishments.

Oh and before I forget...........I bought a Craft Robo yesterday, yay. I have bought it from a friend and it will be hand delivered on Saturday. A big thank you to Andrea and John. I hope UK Scrappers know what they are in for as I am just about to go and join the forum. LOL Next week hopefully, I will have time to play and get to know the new baby.

Till next time...........

Sunday, February 04, 2007

My fourth Mother's day card and my cards for Carolyn's black and white challenge (which blogger wouldn't let me upload before!)

My Challenge

Well I have had another busy week with samples for wedding invitations. One has even gone to Malta! PN goes international! I have also done my February cards for the birthday club I am involved in. Obviously I can't show them just incase the people concerned happen to stumble across my blog. I did this one from the latest CBC template challenge as it is my sister in law's birthday on Thursday.

I have volunteered to do a challenge on CBC so I have decided to do Mother's Day cards but using shades of one colour only. Papers, writing, everything must all be shades of the same colour. I have done a few sample cards to show what I mean. They are simple so hopefully people will take up my challenge.

Shades of pink

I have some more cards to upload but Blogger is playing silly b****rs at the moment and won't let me. I have another for my challenge and a couple I've done for Carolyn's new Black and White stamping challenge. I'll have to come back later and do them.

And last but not least, the bestest news of darling DH is buying me a Robo for my birthday. :)) (biiiiiiig smiles) He asked me if I fancied going away for the weekend, and I said yes but at the moment I would rather have a Robo. He then confessed that he planned to buy me one anyway. Not long to wait now.

See you later..................

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