Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Stamp Something Challenge

I think this will probably be my last post now before I go on holiday to Tenerife.
I want to say thank you so much to everyone who has left me really nice comments about my cards and I am so very pleased that I now have 6 followers - a big thank you to my followers.
Here is the card that I have made for the Stamp Something Challenge and I have actually sent the card to a friend of mine called Margaret who I used to work with.

The green striped paper is some that I had in my stash and the flower is from Stampin Up - I coloured it with my Pro Markers. The stamp is from Funky Kits.
Thank you for looking and I will be back posting after my hols - and maybe I might have some photos to share with you.
Love & hugs

Sketch Saturday Challenge

Just a quick card for you today.
It is for the Sketch Saturday Challenge and the sketch can be seen on their website.
The papers are from Stampin Up, the flowers are Prima and I used my Pro Markers for the colouring. I think Pro Markers are a bit like ribbon - no matter how many or how much you have, you never have just the right colour!!
I will post another card later on today when I have got my cleaning done. Hate cleaning, would much rather play about doing cards.
Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Well I said I would be back with a card and here I am.

I was quite happy with it until I stuck the sentiments on the side and it didn't just sit right on the panel underneath it.
Anyway this is my attempt at the Friday Sketchers Challenge, so I hope you like it.

I have been feeling a bit under the weather these last few days - a bit of sinus/cold. Anyway I am sure a week in the sun will make me feel much better.
Thank you for looking
I have been very busy this last couple of days.

First of all I got up early yesterday morning and was off to the builders' merchants about 8.15am to get some flags, sand and gravel.
Then I took up the old path that was in my vegetable patch. I had put it down about 8 years ago, just temporarily, thinking my husband would do the job properly later on. Of course you know what men are like and he never did. Last year I took it up so that I could use my cultivator and my husband put the path back down. Unfortunately he did not make a very good job of it and the flags wobbled and the rain collected underneath them etc. so I decided, seeing as it was a lovely Spring day yesterday, that I would tackle the job myself.

Once I started I wished I had just left them. I ran out of flags and had to fetch some more. When I came to unload them they were not the same ones so I had to bomb back down there and swap them.

It took me all day to lay about 8 flags and I was shattered.

My husband has a rather annoying habit of not telling me things and then I will say "Oh you never told me so and so" and he will say "Well you never asked me" So, I have not told him yet about the flags and I am waiting how long it is before he notices.
Today I have been into town getting last minute things for my jolies. I am really looking forward to going on Friday.
I then took the plunge and went to the hairdressers to get my hair cut and coloured. It is the first time I have had it cut since it grew back - and the first time I have been to the hairdressers since July 2007!! Boy have I saved my husband some money! I don't know what I think of it yet and I will have to wait and see whether it is still curly when I come to wash it myself.
I will be back soon with another card for you

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Magnolia Vs Stampavie Challenge

Hi everyone.
I have had rather a nice couple of days - my eldest son has been up from Newark and we went for a lovely walk together on Friday. It was really nice to see him and spend time with him.
I usually look forward to Saturday nights because my husband and younger son are usually out and it is the one time I get to do what I want - go on the poker, the computer or make my cards in peace and quiet. Today it would seem they are both stopping in - and I have a headache already!!

I have made a card for the Magnolia Vs Stampavie Challenge and I really rather liked it.
Here it is

and today is my Mother-in-Laws birthday - she is 81. Here is her card.
I hope you like them and thank you for looking

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Yippee - I have got another follower - that makes a grand total of 3. My new follower is Deb from Bonnie Scotland. Thank you Deb.

I am doing really well today - 2 posts in one day.

I have been to the dentist this afternoon for a filling. I don't know why, but the anaesthetic seems to have knocked me out and given me a headache.

It has been a really nice day here today and the Cupcake Craft Challenge is to make a card that has something to do with Spring, so here is mine.

I thought the green colour reminded me of the greenery that starts to come out in Spring and the Lamb of course reminds me of Spring.
I thought this card would be good for my mother in law for Mother's Day and of course Mother's Day is in Spring.
Please let me know what you think and thank you to everyone who has left comments for me.

Papertake Challenge

I am feeling a bit achy today after walking into Brighouse and back yesterday - about 4 miles or more. It was OK going there because it is all downhill but walking back up with 2 bags of shopping was rather hard work and now my hip is aching!

I am hoping to get chance to do a few cards today and here is one that I did for the Papertake challenge this week.
The stamp is from Funky Kits and the designer paper is from a download from Nitwits. You probably can't tell but I have put the lilac card through the cuttlebug. I don't know if anyone else has the same problem but I do sometimes find that when I have embossed a piece of card and then stuck another card on the top of it, it doesn't always stick very well.

Have a nice day!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Just been to the dentist this morning and have to have a filling later this week, Ugh!! I need to get it done before we go on holiday a week on Friday because I don't want anything going wrong whilst we are in Tenerife.
We only managed to have one weeks holiday last year (and that wasn't so brilliant either) so I am really looking forward to chilling out by the pool, doing lots of walking (if my legs and feet will let me) and jumping about in the big waves on Del Duque Beach - that is a great laugh. Not so good for the rest of the people on the beach though because a couple of times I have been knocked over by the waves and when I have managed to get to my feet my boobs have been hung out of my bikini top!!! Not a pleasant site - and even worse now since I put some weight on.

I have made a card for the Friday Sketchers and here it is below

I hope you like it and thank you for looking.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Hi, it's me again.
I have been to the rugby this afternoon and I was absolutely frozen when I got home - I had to have a bath to warm myself up.

My husband has only been playing for Queensbury for 2 months at the most and they were in a semi final today. He hasn't played for a couple of weeks with having had his hernia operation so I haven't been watching them. Honestly you just wouldn't believe it was a team of grown men playing - I actually asked the coach if he had brought some dummies with him and suggested he brings a box of them next week. You should have heard them all moaning and wittering about each other!!
Anyway back to the cards.
Here is my entrant for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge - the theme being food and drink.
Hope you like it.

The sketch was actually from a Papertake Challenge at the beginning of February but I didn't get round to doing it in time so decided I would have a go at it this week and here is the result. At least it came in for this challenge.

Mojo Monday Challenge

Well I have now recovered from my walk to my sister's and back! I was very surprised that it only took me half an hour each way.

It was quite nostalgic really because I had been talking to Paul (my eldest son) just before I set off and we were saying how we used to walk down and back every week when the children were little. At 2 years old he used to walk the whole way - occasionally I had to sit him on the big pram because my daughter Claire was only a baby at that time.

Anyway when I got back I did manage to finish my card for the Mojo Monday Challenge - and here it is.

I love these stamps - I have got a cat one as well. They are from Wild Rose Studio.
The papers are from Sweet Love collection from HM Scrap Shop
Thank you for looking.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Hello everyone and what a beautiful day it is today. Although it has been frosty a few mornings this week, we have had some lovely sunny days.
I am going to have a lovely walk down to my sisters, spend an hour there and then walk back and collapse on the settee!

I have 3 cards to show you, all using my Sarah Kay stamp which I bought from Sir Stampalot - see the link on the right hand side.
The first one is using Daisy Bucket papers.

The second one is using some papers from K & Co
and the third one is using some paper from a download - but can't remember where from (old age setting in)
Hope you like them all - if you do please leave me a comment, I don't get so many of them!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

I picked my local newspaper up this tea time and there staring at me was an article on Ovarian Cancer entitled "Bringing the "Silent killer" into the open." I thought "do I want to read this or not" I decided not - but I did just have a little glance at it!!

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, which I am quite pleased about because there is very little talk about Ovarian Cancer. Everyone talks about breast cancer and everyone knows that a pink ribbon is to do with breast cancer but I bet few people know what colour the ovarian cancer ribbon is. Well I do actually have one and it is a turquoise colour.

Jade Goody has made everyone aware of Cervical cancer and all us women know to examine our breasts for lumps (even though all the men think they can do it better) but I don't know if many people know what to look for with Ovarian Cancer - I certainly didn't. It came as a big shock to me when I discovered that having trouble with my waterworks was caused by the fact that I had a massive cyst pressing on my bladder and the cyst contained the "C" word.

I had been told a year or so before that I had irritable bowel but I now know that Ovarian Cancer can mimic the signs of irritable bowel. I don't know if that was the case with me or not because I have had various opinions given on that. I had also noticed that my stomach was getting bigger (nothing new!) but my husband insisted it hadn't - sweetie! If you want to know the signs and symptoms please check out the website.
thank you

eileen x
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