Thursday, 25 August 2011

Free Kit!!

Well I just knew there had to be a positive side to being 60.

I can't draw my pension yet and I can't have my bus pass yet - but heyhoe I have today received my free kit.

To those of you who have turned 60 you will know what I am talking about, but the youngsters amongst you won't have any idea what I am babbling on about.

But yes today my kit arrived in the post and it is not a card crafting kit I am on about - no my bowel cancer screening kit. So there you are, what else could a girl wish for when she reaches 60??

Joking aside I am really glad to actually reach that age. I thought life began at 40 but someone told me that 60 is the new 40 - yeh right! I have to say though that these last few weeks have been so hectic that I have hardly had time for crafting.

I have made a couple of family cards though and I will post them when I find a challenge that fits in with them.

Have to go and finish my ironing now.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

I'm in the Top 3....

....but I still have to keep going back just to check that I have got it right!!!

Just a very quick post to say that I have just been flicking through some challenge blogs and when I was looking at Sketch & Stash I thought "mmm! that card looks familiar" and when I looked again it was mine - in the top 3! Well that is a lovely birthday present.

Thank you very much to Sketch & Stash for picking mine.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Basic Grey Challenge

Good evening everyone,

Hasn't the weather been close these last few days? We had quite a downpour earlier today but not for very long.

I have had my daughter and grand-daughter here today so that has been lovely - if not a bit tiring!

Well the day is getting closer - Friday 5th August!!!

That is my birthday and this year is quite a milestone - I will be 60. I really can't believe it because most of the time I just don't feel any different than I did at 21.

I will be having a little get together on Saturday with my family and a few of my husband's family. My niece will arrive on Saturday from Australia. She came over last summer but actually went back on my birthday.

I doubt I shall get much chance this week for making cards so here is a card I made at the end of last week but have only just taken a photo of.

I made it following the sketch from the Basic Grey Challenge.

Here is the sketch

and here is the card.

I think the papers are from the Wisteria pad and of course the image is from LOTV. I love the colours.

I am also entering it in this week's Papertake Challenge - which is anything goes

Allsorts Challenge - free and easy

and Totally Papercrafts which is bling it up

Tomorrow will be my Son and Daughter-in-Law's Wedding Anniversary - I hope it does not turn out to be a sad day for them because there oldest cat is very seriously ill and we just don't know how long she will last. Poor little George.

My daughter-in-Law had George before she met my Son and then they got adopted my a black cat called Mog and unfortunately she died just before Christmas last year.

When they moved house about 6 years ago they got adopted by a kitten who they named Scamp and it looks like she will be the only one left shortly.

Hope I haven't depressed any cat lovers - enjoy the rest of the evening.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

At long last...

.....I have got round to making a card!!!
It seems forever since I had chance to go into my room and do something that I want to do.

We just seem to have been so busy with one thing and another - don't really know what!!

I have been busy though picking bilberries and making lots of bilberry pies which - I know I shouldn't say myself - were absolutely gorgeous!

Anyway I have made a card which I am entering in various challenges.

Here is the card:-

I am entering it in

Lili of the Valley Challenge - Fun & Games

Cute Card Thursday - For his eyes only

Allsorts Challenge - Free & Easy

Totally Papercrafts - One for the Boys

Totally Gorjuss - Punch or a Die
The Papers are from Stampin Up.

Thank you for looking and thank you to the new followers for following me.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Just in Time

What a wet evening it is today.

We were sat having our tea with the kitchen door open and it was absolutely bucketing it down outside. It reminds me of holidays in Scarborough!

Well I have a card for you tonight which will just about meet the deadline for the

Lili of the Valley Challenge - which is Pink & Blue.

I have used the sketch from this week's Sketch & Stash and I have used my new First Edition Up and Away papers.

I am also entering it in the Papertake Weekly Challenge - which is "Getting Cute" and I think this LOTV stamp is very cute indeed.

The theme in this week's Cute Card Thursday is "Circles" and I have two of them so I am entering it in that Challenge as well.
I went to the Craft Fair at Doncaster Racecourse on Sunday and thought it was really good - I wish I had more time to look round but we were going on to my daughter's at Retford afterwards.
We had to play at schools and my grandaughter was the teacher - it was very funny!!!

I have been pretty busy this week with appointments - the Osteopath on Tuesday, the Dentist today and the Hygienist on Friday. I have to say that I was very pleased when I went to the Dentist today because he said my mouth looked better than it has done for a while - that was really good news for me.

A few years ago I had to have a lot of treatment done - one 1/2 hour appointment each week for a year - due to going to, what turned out to be, a very bad dentist for about 10 years or more - but I won't bore you with all that.

Enjoy your evening

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Hot Pink!

Well Hello, here I am at last with a card that I started sometime last week.

I have used the sketch from the Create4Fun Challenge

and I have used the theme from the Colour Create Challenge - which was Fuschia, Green & White

I am also entering it in the Papertake Weekly Challenge because the theme over there is Hot, Hot, Hot - and I think the pink is a pretty hot colour, don't you.
The papers I have used are from Pink Petticoat and the stamp is LOTV.

I have just been so busy this last week or so. Firstly, the Insurance people have wrote the car off so we have been busy looking for another one and actually got it last Friday.

Then we have spent most of the weekend looking round Nursing Homes for David's relative, Rene. The home she is in at the moment has not come up to scratch and the nursing part is being closed down so we have to find somewhere else for her. We have decided between two and left the final decision to her nephew in Canada.

Today my little grand-daughter, Florence, has been up so it has been quite hectic.

Hope you have all had a good weekend - I really will get round to looking at all your blogs!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

My favourite colours - at the moment

What a funny day it has been today - the sun is shining now but we have had quite a few showers.

Still no further with my car and I am not right happy with the insurance people.

Anyway I have managed to build up enough enthusiasm to make a card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge.

Here is the sketch-

and here is my card.

The papers are from Nitwits - I just love these colours.

I am also entering this in the Just Magnolia Challenge - which is "Anything Goes" and also in the Allsorts Challenge - which is "Free and Easy"
Thank you for looking - I will have to go and make the tea now. I have made some wedges from the potatoes that I dug up yesterday so I am looking forward to those. We are also having home grown lettuce, radish and spring onions.

Mind you I think by the time I have done I could probably have bought them cheaper!!

C'est la vie!

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