Wednesday, 30 June 2010

It's Wednesday again...

**LONG POST ALERT!!!** exactly does that happen??? I'm turning into one post a wait a second, that's fairly normal for me, it was the other week that was out of character - LOL It's crazy how the time flys by. I can't believe my little man is 7 months already and I only have 10 weeks till I go back to work - nooooo! I've not done half of the things, crafting and otherwise, I wanted to since I had the munchkin. C'est la vie. Maybe next time - hahahahahaaa not ruddy likely!

So today has been quite a trying day. I had two funerals to go to today. The mum of a friend of mine passed away after a long battle with Breast Cancer (please sponsor me for race for life in memory of a dear friend that passed away in January (link at top of blog)) Lou is my age (28) and her mum is the same age as mine. I can't imagine loosing my mum ever, so I can only imagine what she's going through. I also lost a friend/collegue quite suddenly 2 weeks ago and her funeral was today. There was a slight scheduling clash so I wasn't able to make it to both. I know that April would understand why I wasn't there and I'm sure she knows I'm thinking about her.

I got home to find the lovely British Gas man at my house servicing the boiler, only to find that we have >354v coming into the house and therefore it was too dangerous for them to work on. So I've had engineers from the electricity distributor backwards and forwards as well as the gas man as he forgot his ladders. Fortunately it was the substation and not my house causing the problem. I was half expecting them to say I need to re-wire the house (I know it needs doing, but I am never going to be able to afford to do it!) *sigh* So tomorrow it all starts again with the gas man servicing my boiler. Fingers crossed my 20 year old heating system will last another couple of years...

Boy I can waffle a lot!!! I really do have a card for you and its for a bloke too - oooooooooooooooohhh!!

Quick and easy card today as I didn't have much time. Stamp is from TGF and I've coloured with my copics. I've chalked the edges and mounted on some DCWV Rockstar papers. (seriously bad photo, but the light has gone!)

Thanks for stopping by and putting up with my massive amount of waffle ;O) Maybe if I blogged more often I wouldn't have as much to say...oh but everything happened today...

Thank you for your very kind comments. They do bring a smile to my face and I can see what you've been up to.

End of waffle

P.S. Week 2 of slimming world. Lost another 4lbs  yay! that's half a stone in 2 weeks and I won slimmer of the week - wahoooooo!!!

I really am going to be quiet now ;O)

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Is it really only Wednesday?!!?

This week feels like its moving a long really slowly and yet at the same time I don't feel like I've actually achieved anything. Story of my life - LOL!

Today I had my first Slimming World weigh in and I've lost 3lbs - hurrah!!! Fingers crossed I can lose a stone before I go back to work in September...

Sooo on Sunday I promised some more cards thinking I would post one on Monday and low and behold its nearly midnight on Wednesday...Next time I should just schedule one in, now that I've figured out how to do that - LOL!

So here's another Father's day card! Well you never can have too much inspiration for men's cards can you???

The fantastic image is LOTV and I've coloured with my copics...I mounted on some DP that's been in my stash for years and I have no idea who its buy. Answers on a postcard :) The tools charms have also been in my stash for a very long time. I think I bought them from craftadelic and to be honest, I'm not sure if they're even trading anymore.

Thank you for stopping by and for leaving you lovely comments. It really does bring a smile to my face. I love poping across to see what you've been getting up to and hopefully the little mister will be happy long enough for me to say hello too.


Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Father's day!!!

I hope that you've all had a lovely day. It was my hubby's first father's day, but unfortunately I'm so full of cold that we were unable to go out and enjoy the sunshine. I'm sure we'll make up for it next year.

On Friday I was able to drop Ben off with his grandma and enjoy craft day with the girlies. It was so wonderful to have a day off. Who would have thought that a small child could be so much work??? Thank you to the fantabulous Linda for hosting craft day. It was sooo fab!

I made, sorry that should read Ben made (LOL) this card for his dad on craft day. I followed the Cute Card Thursday Sketch (from memory, so it may not be totally spot on!) and used one of Karen's Doodles fabulous stamps. This stamp is perfectly entitled crafting widower. I've coloured with my copics and chalked the edges. DP is from K&Co. and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

As well as the card "Ben" also made his dad a picture. I was inspired by a catalogue, they wanted £69 for something similar. I bought the tiles off ebay and the frame was from hobbycraft. Worked out at just £18 - Bargain! I was a little worried what the DH would think, but he absolutely loved it. I think it really hit him that he's actually a dad now. ahhhh!

Well that's about it for today. Hopefully my cold will disappear soon. I've got some more projects to share with you this week - yay!

As its Father's day, it does seem to be the theme over at a few blogs, so I'm also entering this card into the following competitions:

Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ One for the Boys.
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Cards for Men.
Cards for Men ~ Fathers Day.
Creative Inspiration ~ One for the Boys.
Fairy Fun Friday Challenge ~ For Dad.
Raise the Bar Challenge ~ What a special guy.
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ One for the Boys.

Friday, 11 June 2010

TGIF and a Father's day card

My DH had the day off work today, so we packed off the little Benny boy and had a nice afternoon stroll around clumber park. I cannot get over how many squirrels there are. At one point we had 8 following us along the path. I took quite a few pics so here are some for you...I even managed to creep up on a couple of wild rabbits teehee.

I also have a card today. Wow, I'm on some kind of mojo record since Ben was born! It's another one all ready for Father's day next weekend (hmm better get that present finished, oooh and card!). Sooo today's card features another TGF image, this time from the Rock the Farm set. DP is from Basic Grey's Archaic papers and I've coloured with my copics - yay!

My dearest darling friend Amy loved the card I made for her last week. Too the point she's actually taken a photo of it and is currently using it as her profile pic on facebook. And she's going to frame it. I think that's a first for me. I have to say, I'm very chuffed about that.

Yay, happy Friday everyone. I hope you have craftastic weekends!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Craftwork Cards

Well I've been a loyal customer of Craftwork cards for some 5 years now and its amazing how much of their stuff I have stashed away. I through this card together really quickly as I bought this as a shaped card. Just a matter of glamming it up. Everything (except for the glue!) is from Craftwork cards.

I hope you like it :)


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Happy Father's day

Well I've started gearing up for Father's day, as I'm sure so many of you are too. I bought this fabulous digi from TGF and I've coloured up with my copics. I will get round to using my prismacolours one day! I've mounted on some scrapbook walls DP that I've had in my stash for years. I've finished the card off with a button from Junkitz.
That's about it from me today. I hope you're having a good week. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing what you've been up to.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Sunburned piggy!

Today has been a really good day. My dearest darling kitty cat managed to find his way home!!! Sammy was missing for a total of 15 days. Whilst he is very, very thin; the vet has said that he's ok. Sammy is ver releaved to be home (as am I).

I made a card with this fantastic image from Karen's doodles. I've coloured with my copics, just for a change. The pig is looking somewhat sunburnt, but unfortunately I only have 2 pink copics which made colouring slightly harder. I've mounted onto some DP from Doodlebug design and finished with a craftwork cards birthday button. The button looks gold in the photo, but its actually silver. My photographic techniques leave a lot to be desired.

Thank you for stopping by.

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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Rock the farm!

Well not a very rocky image when compared with Ebony. But Rock the farm is the name of this rather lovely set from TGF.

I coloured up the girl (probably need to give her a name - LOL!) with my copics and chalked the edges. I've mounted on some DP from Crate Paper (I think. It's been lurking around for a number of years) and weathered the edges with some ink and chalk. I only have two distress inks and neither were appropriate so I was improvising. I think it works ok though. I've added some flowers from Ladybuy and Friends and finished with some lovely crystals.

Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, 4 June 2010

Kraftin Kimmie - Challenge 31

The theme over at Kraftin Kimmie this week is rough it up! A theme very much out of my comfort zone. I attempted a card not too long ago for the Quixotic Paperie Challenge blog and it was a complete disaster! But who am I to give up on a challenge ;)

I inked up Alicia the Strawberry Pirate for the first time today (shocking I know, but I have so many stamps that have been neglected like this) and coloured with my copics and softened the background with my chalks. I mounted onto some Core'dinations black magic. I created the background of the card by screwing up the treasure map DP from DCWV The Once Upon a Time Stack. I mounted onto an 8x8 card and volia!

I hope you like it. Thanks for stoping by and thank you for the lovely comments. I really do appreciate them and it gives me the chance to come and see you too.


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Happy (Belated) Birthday Amy!

It was my dearest darling friend's birthday yesterday. I thought it was on the 5th June so big ooops from me! Amy is a complete rocker with her hair colour changing from pink to blue to green and purple depending on what mood she's in and if its football season! As soon as I saw Ebony from TGF I had to have it as it's just perfect for Amy. I coloured Ebony with my copics and co-ordinated with DCWV Rockstar papers (cut the wrong way, very annoyed about that!) and some core'dinations black magic. I've added a lovely little mini safety pin from Queen & Co and finished off with a Craftwork Cards Birthday Button. Simple!

Tomorrow I'll have to dash to the shop and buy some crunchies as they're her fav and get my card shipped off to the states. Hopefully it wont take too long to get there.


PS. Still no news on Sammy. I've now created a FB group. I figured by applying 6 degrees of seperation theory, someone will know what's happened to him. Feel free to join in and help spread the word!/group.php?gid=125968777431006


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