Things for Sale

I have put some stamps for sale on my 'Things for Sale' page. Feel free to go and have a look and if there is anything that takes your fancy drop me an email at: amanda.patterson@ntlworld.comxx


Saturday, 16 June 2012

Where did that week go??

I can't believe I haven't posted since the 5th June! What happened to the days between there and now? I think I must of exercised them away lol.

I have been to a few new classes this week in an attempt to improve my fitness and maybe re-new my enthusiasm for running which has wilted a little lately. So last week I did Running, Zumba (twice), Zumba toning (twice), Body Combat (twice - love it!!) and Pilates just the once (thank goodness as I haven't been able to move since!!) Oh and I delivered 300 SW leaflets around the estate too. This is all without my usual horsey activities so I guess now I know why I am pooped!

Saying that it all obviously gave me an energy boost at the time as I cleaned every cupboard in the kitchen out and did all the ironing (doesn't happen often!).

In amongst that I have also managed to create a few cards, so all in all a very productive week. The only card I didn't manage to get done during the week was my FIL's Fathers Day card which I have made today. However it didn't go very easily and has taken me hours. I wonder why some cards are just like that? I even managed to break the printer trying to print my sentiment and crashed the computer too lol. Poor hubby told me to 'step away' from all things technical and not move!

Anyway I did eventually manage it and here it is:

The image is a stamp by Sheena Douglass which I then coloured with a watercolour brush and distress inks. I am a dreadful artist so I have to say this was not easy! I don't think it looks too bad...from a good distance so hopefully the FIL will stand it well away from everyone lol.

I used Kardstock for the frame of the image and the border at the bottom of the card, hence I am entering it into this week's MAWTT challenge - Let's get Krafty!

Other challenges I am entering it into are:

Love to Create - Something recycled, Ends: 18th June (I used an old envelope for the Kardstock)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Enjoying the Jubilee!

I hope everyone is enjoying the Jubilee. I am a little disappointed not to have got to any parties but I did manage to put a few flags up around the house. Unfortunately I have spent most of the holidays on my own as hubby is away working and the boys are all off doing their own things. Mum was out of action yesterday with a poorly tum so it has been very quiet here at the Patterson household!

I did get to my mum's on Saturday for our usual crafty day and I made a card for my youngest son's birthday in July. He has a Classic Mini so I decided that it would be ideal for the challenge over at MAWTT as their inspiration this week is Red, White and Blue.

The inside

I will also enter it into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp -  Anything goes Ends Wed 6th June

Love to Create - Father's day or Special Guy in your life! Ends Monday 11th June

Creative Inspirations - Card for a Male - Ends Wed 13th June

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - All Manly Men - Ends 12th June (Entries in by 10th June)