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)


DesignerDiva said...

OMG Amanda I'm worn out just reading about all your exercise!
Love your card the sentiment is fab Mrs
Hugs Laurie x

Donna Mosley said...

Amanda, you have been busy. Love the gorgeous card, the image and details are wonderful.

Donna x

Lisa Jane said...

Goodness what a busy bee!! Love the scene on your card and the sentiment is perfect
Lisa x

Wendy L said...

What a beautiful sentiment and image. Thanks for joining us at Love to create Challenge. Wendy DT

Carolk said...

could you please pass me some of your energy, think I need it. your card is fab, love the image, x

Crafty and Green said...

What a Beautiful Card! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Use Something Recycled!

Many Blessings,

Pami said...

Blimey Amanda, I am worn out reading your post! Great card and perfect sentiment!

Thanks for joining in my with my Kraft challenge at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Sue said...

Wow! you have had a busy week Amanda!! can I have some of your energy please!! LOL it sounds like you did a good job with the kitchen though - makes you feel better when you have a good clearout! something that I really need to do with my room…
Your card is gorgeous!! and Wow! your painting with DI's is really beautiful !! I love the scene and the wonderful sentiment - bet your FIL loved it!!
Thanks for joining us with MAWTT and Good Luck in The Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Debs said...

Wonderful card - beautiful image and fabulous colouring.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Awwww! Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous colouring Amanda, Love the image and your Sentiment is wonderful.
Thanks for your continued support at MAWTT
Hugs M xx

Shelby said...

How awesome to workout! Good on ya. Beautiful card and I'm sure your FIL adored it.