Saturday, 10 September 2011
The Friday evening was a murder Mystery night with A la carte dinner and 1920's theme.
Then it was a lovely dinner and entertainment (Frankie Valli and the four seasons tribute band).
Sunday was a local market and a trip to Sherwood forest, then dinner and entertainment again. All with a FREE bar for the full weekend! Hard life eh?
Then we came home and I got the flu and have been in bed for a week :-( Never mind I managed to get up today and go to the Harrogate Papercraft show :-))
I shall put a photo of my goodies on as soon as I get one. It was lovely to meet some of the DC ladies there too, although I was sad not to be able to greet them properly with a hug. I just didn't want to share my germs with them all!
So unfortunately with such a busy time I haven't got round to making many cards. I have made one for a friend who got married last week but that has been it. Never mind I have lots of lovely stash to play with now so hopefully normal service will resume soon!
Tom and Staceys wedding card!
Monday, 15 August 2011
Why not pop over and have a look at their super blog and if you can why not send a donation of cards for kids in hospital! http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/
Sunday, 14 August 2011
My mum and dad have gone for a few days away and boy have I missed them. Saturday is the day my mum and I 'waste paper' as my husband calls it (darn cheek!) and instead I had to iron cause I had no one to play with :-( Ususally we spend the first half an hour arguing over who has more of the table than the other and then the tape measure comes out and we eventually settle down to play...I mean...work!
Today I thought I know I'll go and get them a few bits of groceries to come home to and check the house....and take some craft things ;-)
So there I was in their empty house with the whole table to myself!!! ooops I think me may be going to get into bother (tee hee) Well only if you lot tell her of course!
Thursday, 11 August 2011
However I was pleased with the card that I made for her hubby and daughter. I hope it brought them some comfort knowing how much we would all miss Liz.
I think I will have to get hubby to look at the whitebalance on my camera as the colours on these photos don't really do it justice. It was a lovely grey/blue and lilac card.
Anyway off to feed the horse and I promise to be back later. xx
Monday, 25 July 2011
The little LOTV image on this card reminded me of myself looking this way and that in the mirror, thinking 'does my bum look big in this!' lol
I am entering this card into the LOTV challenge 'Fun and Games' as I used to love dressing up in my grannies clothes and shoes when I was little. The challenge finishes on Wed 28th July so hurry and get you entry in too!
Sunday, 17 July 2011
This week was my youngest sons' birthday (19) and also mine (46!) so we had a really busy but fun week. He is into Mini's and has restored and built his own as a first car. It really is lovely. He has totally rebuilt the engine himself , done all the welding and a total respray. I am very proud of him.
So when I recently bought the John Byers Classic car stamps I was over the moon with the Mini one. I decided it had to be a slider card and it was great fun to make.
I am pleased to report that he was dead chuffed with it :-)
I am going to enter it into the following challenges:
Stampin Sisters in Christ #98 - A card with something that moves on it (Ends Sunday 24th)
Send a smile 4 Kids - A card for a teenage boy (Ends 5th August)
Sweet stampin - One for the boys (ends 23rd July)
Simon says Stamp - Anything goes (ends 20th July)
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Sunday, 3 July 2011
After tea his aunty asked me if I still did cards and if so did I have an anniversary card? So of course I grabbed my box of cards and showed her what I had. She bought FIVE and gave me £10! I was so pleased she felt them worth buying, although I did put one on the side which I had made for my MIL's anniversary and she picked it up and bought it. I didn't have the heart to tell her it was one I wanted :-O Shame...now I will have to make more cards to replace them all!
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Never mind the weather has improved so I have been out in the garden potting up my vertical herb garden. I shall try and take some photos later for you all to see. My clever hubby designed it and it is fab. Now I just have to keep them alive...I am reknowned for killing plants :( So I will try my very best!
This is a card I made at the weekend just to add to my collection of everyday cards. The stamp is a Stampavie one. I am afraid I am not sure of the name of it as it says Wedding squirrels on the back of the packet but this little image looks like a sleeping mouse to me lol! Maybe I need my specs on!
I am entering it into the follwoing challenge:
PollyCraft Monday Challenge - Make a Splash! Ends 3rd July
Friday, 17 June 2011
Saturday, 11 June 2011
I perhaps got a little carried away with this card lol. It has cost a fortune in brads and flowers :-) and had my mum in stitches when she saw the back of the card and all the brads showing through!
So here it is...
I used Paper Cellar Easter/Spring collection papers. Flowers are some that I bought at Hobbeycraft but I am afraid I can't remember the name of them and then lots of brads!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Prairie Fairy Fridays 'Summer Fun' challenge finishes on Friday 17th June
A Spoon Full Of Sugar 'Here comes Summer' challenge finishes on Tues 14th June
Totally Papercrafts challenge 'Summer' finishes on Friday 17th June
Thursday, 9 June 2011
I have only been six times and out of those, three times I have had to dash home for an emergency :-(
This time my horse was found 'bleeding profusely' from her foot in the field. The vet was called and I flew home to find she had sliced her heel off down to the bone, leaving a huge and very nasty wound. So she was at the vets for 5 days! She is home now but on 8 weeks box rest which means she is not allowed out of her stable in all that time. I am not sure who will crack first to be honest...her or me! That's horses for you though...never a dull moment!
On Sunday hubby and I drove over the the Lake District and enjoyed a day of kayaking and a day of shopping. It was nice just to chill together although Fever was never far from my thoughts.
This weekend the boys and their dad are all off for a boys adventure weekend so I think I shall be going to play with my mum...so watch this space lol!
I hope everyone else is managing some crafting and that life is being kind to you all xx
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
I really enjoyed making this card....I could let all my girly influences go!
I used: Papermania - Henbury lane papers 'Perfect Summer Days'
Papermania - Birdsong sentiment
Brads/Charms/Spacers and Flowers from my stash
Lace from Boyes Stores
Martha Stewart Punch around the page 'Loops heart'
I am entering it into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Lace
Crafty Emma's - Embellish it!
Sew Many Challenges - Flowers and Lace
I used the following products:
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
So this is my acceptance card:
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Sunday, 24 April 2011
We hired a Harley Davidson on rode from Daytona Beach to Los Angeles, California. It was out of this world and we had some wonderful adventures.
If you would like to read about them then please visit my other blog http://www.transusaroadtrip.blogspot.com/
Yesterday was my first day crafting at my mum's since we got back and it was Docrafts 1st birthday so we spent the day making a hat and a birthday card and doing numerous quizzes. We had a lovely party tea and really enjoyed being back together 'wasting paper'.
Monday, 28 February 2011
Just a quick post this morning folks as I have a busy day. Need to start some cleaning ready for our holidays and my mare in the vets today. Well she went yesterday for an operation but it didn't happen so hopefully it's today! My poor nerves are shot to bits lol
This is the card I made for my hubby's birthday.
The image is two stamps from Hero Arts and is called Artistic Grapes. The papers are Hampstead 'A warm welcome'.
The card s a 6*6" square with the front side shortened. The card was then covered in papers and layered. I coloured the image using Promarkers. Dusted the edge of it with Shabby shutters distress ink and added buttons from my stash which I then threaded ribbons through. I fastened, using a brad, a motorbike charm from my stash as he is all into motorbikes and a sentiment which originally came from Lakeland Plastics many moons ago!
Well I hope that whatever you get to do today the day is good to you and hopefully if it's crafting then you will think of me as I do housework :-( Have fun!
Thursday, 24 February 2011
It also had lots of little Ladybirds and flowers etc around the sides not shown.
Rhianna's box is a bit smaller as she is the middle child.
The teddy was decoupage and the box had lots of teddies and cuddly things around the unshown sides.
Freya had a tiny box as she is the youngest
Princess Tilda just sums her up...she is a princess...with attitude! lol
I was so pleased that they enjoyed them so much but very upset that I forgot to take some nice photos of all the sides of them :-( I must try harder to remember!
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Make a wish:
Daisy and dandelion papers and the beautiful Lili of the Valley 'Dandelion' stamp. Stickles on her wings and gems on her daisy chain head peice.
I have also made a man's card for my hubby's birthday but more of that later!
I hope everyone is managing some crafting and blogging time, there just doesn't seem enough hours in the day at the moment. Speak soon xxx
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
I made this card for an acknowledgment. My sons best friend got married last year in America but has come home to celebrate with family and friends.
The card is 6*6" square, the papers are Papermania Capsule Aqua collection. I used my mum's Cricut to cut the green branch and the aqua 'forever' sentiment. I then punched the flowers and added brads to fix them. A ribbon, pearl gems, charm and hearts from stash completed this very simple card.
I took the inspiration from Apricot Sal's card in last months Docraft Magazine. You can find her blog here, although I think she is on a break from it at the moment. http://cardsforallreasons.blogspot.com/
Well I had better get ready to face the weather. Have a great day everyone and if you are fortunate enough to be crafting then think of me and have fun!
Saturday, 29 January 2011
It is also going into The Sketch n Stash challenge. This finishes tomorrow evening so I hope I am just in time. There was a sketch to follow and you had to use some new or neglected stash (I used both!).
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
This card is for my box, so not for anyone in particular but for 'just incase' .
It is a 6"*6" card covered in paper from my stash (I really MUST leave the covers on them so I know what make they are!) I think it was Daisy and Dandelion paper.
I then added a layer of another pale blue paper, Birthday ribbon (bought from Hobbycraft) and some lace.
I coloured my Tilda Princess with Promarkers:
Sandstone, Cocoa and caramel
Pastel pink, Dusky pink and Blush
Powder blue and Blender
I brushed the edge with Denim blue distress ink
Added some gems and layered on blue card.
The sentiment is from my Debbi Moore Birthday collection which I again brushed with distress ink and layered on card.
These were added to the card and some little flowers from my stash, all bought from The Works.
Saturday, 22 January 2011
I used my mum's Cricut to cut out the letters for sister. I would really love a Cricut but unfortunately it is just a dream :-(
I then used my new LOTV stamp 'Best friends' and coloured it with Promarkers:
I added ribbon, pearls, brads from my stash and the papers are K&Company Amy Butler Designer paper.
I dusted the edge of the stamp with Shabby Shutters Distress ink.
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
This is my first offering:
This is a 6" * 6" card
I then used Basics Pastel papers, ribbons, lace, brad, gems and flowers from my stash.
The sentiment is from the Debbi Moore Birthday set which I mounted on card and then dusted the edge with Victorian Velvet distress ink.
The Stamp is Princess Tilda. I used the following Promarkers to colour her:
Hair: Chestnut, Sandstone and cocoa
Skin: Pastel Pink, Dusky pink and Blush
Dress: Blossom, antique pink and blender
Petticoat: Blender and Dusky pink
Shoes: Powder blue
Distressed around the edges with Victorian Velvet
Monday, 3 January 2011
My hubby is poorly at the moment with flu and has been in bed for three days, which anyone who knows him will tell you is totally unheard of! He has even told work he is not well enough to travel back tomorrow and as a contractor it is never known for him to call in sick. So here is hoping he is soon on the mend and that all those that are under the weather at the moment are soon feeling brighter.
I am looking forward to getting back to a bit of normality after all those festivities so tonight is my first night back at running club. Then I am hoping once everyone is back at work that I will be able to get some crafting done.
I promise to try much harder at keeping up with your blogs and keeping mine a little more interesting too.
Happy 2011 to you all!