Friday, August 17, 2007

I'm back...........

........and crafting!!

We arrived back from Cornwall last night after having an absolutely fab time (despite leaving DS at home alone for the first time-well he is almost 19!!) The weather was perfect and the apartment was just superb, oh and the company wasn't bad either ;) I went off with all good intentions. I took enough beads and findings to restock Ernest Jones and what did I produce?...... Zilch!! Well that isn't quite true..................I made half a necklace and approximately 1" of a bracelet but they were both made from seed beads. I also knitted 2 baby cardigans, (one on the way down and one on the way back) a pair of bootees and a wooly hat all prem baby size for the local hospital.

I've spent today doing all the usual mundane things which have to be done after a holiday-food shopping, washing, throwing away all my dead hanging baskets and house plants which DS forgot to water! I was supposed to be cleaning the house too but the motivation hasn't been there yet so I thought I would browse the internet, as you do :))

This evening I thought I would have a go at a couple of challenges to break myself in gently and managed to combine the DCM challenge and Di Hickman's template. This is the first time I have tried one of Di's templates. I've been meaning to for ages though. The DCM brief was Hi all *waves* It's my turn (Jo) to dare this week. here is my dare...You must make a card with a frill - it could be some lace, frilly ribbon, a hand cut or decorative scissor edge or a folded paper frill - or what ever you choose to make.... you decide!
This is Di's template
For this card I used paper from the English Paper Company, pink card is from a K & Co mat stacks, flowers are a mix of Prima and other (a wonderful description but I don't know what make they are but I bought them off ebay!) and the fabby Page Frills are by Doodlebug.
The template below is from Beate Johns blog and I have used Beate's templates once before.

Materials used on this card are Bazzil Bling card in yellow, stripey card is from the Twirl collection by Crate Papers, button is Papermania, teddy stamp is from the Stamp Boutique on ebay and the Hello stamp is from a Clear Choice set, ribbon is from stash.

Well I am now going to have a look at the Just Bex forum and see what I've missed and have to catch up on!



Paula said...

Fantastic cards.
Glad to hear you had a fab time on hols.

beate said...

Great cards! Thanks so much for trying out my sketch. Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

mum on the run said...

Great cards Jackie!

Pleased to hear you've had a great holiday :)

manicstamper said...

Great to see you back Mrs.
Fab card. Love your teddy one too.

Heather P. said...

Great job with Beate's sketch!!!

Anna Moore said...

Glad to hear you had a good time on hols.

Your cards are beautiful. I like the idea of combining challenges.

Di Hickman said...

great cards! love your take on the sketch! TFS!

Lynne said...

Welcome home - sounds like you had a fab time.

Beautiful cards.

Kathy said...

Welcome home Jackie
great frilly DCM card

Samm said...

These are great! glad you had a good time!