Well our Kath should be back from Australia today - I am not sure what time. It doesn't seem like 3 weeks since she went! I am sure she will be eager to get back into her crafting room and start making some cards - that is is she has the energy after all the travelling about she has been doing over there.
Well I just don't know where this week has gone to at all!!
On Sunday I went to The Dome and had a really good time. I met my daughter and, whilst we had a look round the craft show, her husband Steve took Florence swimming and my husband took his daughter swimming. Me and Claire went back to the car for our sandwiches and watched Florence in the pool. She was just coming down one of the slides and she loved it - she is only 2, bless.
Yesterday I met Claire again but Florence was at nursery. We met at Meadowhall to do a bit of Chrissie shopping. We were there from 10am till 4.30pm and then I got stuck in traffic on the way home and it took me twice as long to get home as it had taken to get there. It was such a tiring day that I didn't get up until 9am this morning.
Anyway on the the cards. Here is my entry for the Sketch and Stash Challenge. The photo is not so good as I had to use my reserve camera.
The stamp is Whiff of Joy and the papers are some that I got last year from a shop in Newark, but can't remember the name off hand.
You are probably sick of seeing this same stamp but I really like it. I used the Basic Grey paper - I think it is Wassail and coloured the image with Copics. The sentiment should have been to the left but I thought it looked better in the middle. Please feel free to leave a comment as it is so encouraging. thank you luv eileen x
The papers are from the Forever Friends pad and the stamp is the Whiff of Joy one that I have used numerous times. I think these colours look really nice and cool. I did make a mistake with the circle, I forgot to put it on before the ribbon so just had to poke it underneath the ribbon - you can probably tell!!.
Thank you for looking and have a great weekend.
I will be going to the Dome on Sunday, so I am looking forward to that.
I have been for a walk this morning and I was frozen when I set off and wished I had put my gloves on. Yesterday it seemed more like autumn but today more like winter. I will have to change into my winter skirts if it stays like this.
Moving on to cards, here is my entry for the Stampavie and more challenge, the theme of which is "Christmas". I was very lucky because I had actually made this card for the sketch the week before but, always being late, I missed it, but the card actually ties in with this weeks challenge, so all is not lost. You might have noticed that nearly all my cards lately have been Christmas ones, that is because I am trying to get some ideas for my own cards.
Will have to dash now, I am going for my haircutting.
Good Evening everyone and Hi to our Kath if she is tuning in from Australia, I hope you are having a brilliant time.
We have been over to Skipton today to Embsay Crafts where they had people demonstrating different things in the Village Hall. It was very busy but I can't say that I bought anything much. This is just a quick post because we have been out since about 10.30 this morning. We called at Keighley Tarn and stopped to eat our sandwiches there. There were loads and loads of ducks, seagull type birds and different species of water fowl and a few geese and a couple of swans. David gave them some of the bread from his sandwich and we gave them a packet of cheese and onion crisps, which they actually ate. We bought some bread in Skipton and called back there on our way home and it was like the feeding of the five thousand - the bread didn't seem to go anywhere. We called at various places on the way home and had our tea out and we have just got back. After all that I have made it quite a long post now!! So here is my card for the Stamp with Fun Challenge. thanks for looking. luv eileen x
On Tuesday I went down to my daughter's to see my little grandaughter, Florence. She was so absolutely gorgeous. She had started with a cough and a cold and she kept saying "head sore" and "nose sore". Bless.
Today I had a trip over to see Julie to pick up some Stampin Up things I had ordered from her and she showed me some lovely cards she had done, you might like to take a look at her blog.
Here is a card I made using some new papers from Imaginesce.
I love these papers and I love this Whiff of Joy stamp. Hope you like it too - it is for Monday's Sketch and Stash Challenge. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I am looking forward to my eldest son coming up tomorrow for the day. luv eileen x
Good Afternoon everyone - a bit of a miserable day here at the moment. At least it kept fine for me whilst I walked to my camera class and back. Just a quick post to show my card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge. As you will see I have used a House Mouse stamp - it is one that I have had for a while and I found it whilst I was searching through my Christmas Stamps. The paper is some that I bought from The Dome last year - I am looking forward to going there again a week on Sunday. Thank you for looking. luv eileen x
I am just enjoying Peace & Quiet!! My husband and son have gone to Lincoln overnight - perhaps I should apologize in advance to anyone who lives there, having to put up with our rugby team invading their city. Hope they don't cause too much chaos!!!
I am really enjoying just being able to do what I want, when I want, and tonight I will watch what I want on the tele. I will have my tea when I want - and I have treated myself to some fillet steak, so I am looking forward to that.
"Our Kath" and my brother-in-law, Chris, flew to Australia on Thursday to visit their daughter Jude - Hi to you all if you get chance to read this. I have seen the itinery (don't know if that is spelt right) and I think they will need a long rest when they get back, they are going to be so busy. It seems so strange really Kath being at the other side of the world for 3 weeks, I will want to keep ringing her to tell her little bits of silly things. Anyway I am sure they will have a fantastic time.
I think I must be going a bit senile or something because I thought the Whiff of Joy Challenge had finished, but it doesn't end until 11th October so here is another attempt at a card - this time using the correct stamp. The papers are by My Mind's Eye. Thank you for looking and for all the comments. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. luv eileen x
I have two cards to show you this evening. The first one I did was for the Stamp with Fun challenge but I didn't finish it in time. I used the same stamp for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge and I am just about in time for that one The paper I have used on them both is by Basic Grey. luv eileen x
Hi everyone - I hope you have had a lovely weekend.
We had a very much "rugby" weekend. We had our amateur game on the Saturday - my husband did not play but my son did.
On Sunday we travelled to Warrington to watch the Grand Final. We watched two games. The first one was Keighley Cougars against Oldham. I used to be a very staunch supporter of Keighley but have fallen by the wayside although my son, Richard, still goes. They were playing in a final for promotion and won by 2 points. At the end some of the fans ran on the pitch and Richard ran on but fell over the barrier (how embarassing!!!) and then it showed him on the tele congratulating some of the players. The second match was our local team, Halifax, playing for the Championship against Barrow, and they lost. We had actually gone on one of the Halifax coaches so there was a lot of disappointed people. Years and years ago when my husband was in his twenties he had trials with Halifax but his eyesight let him down on the 3rd game and they did not sign him. Barrow offered him a game and he played one game for them but it was too far to travel so stuck to amateur rugby after that.
Back to card making. I made this card for the Whiff of Joy challenge and then realised that I had used a Magnolia Stamp - it must be my age!! I have decided now that I can enter it in the Simon Says Challenge, which is to use Red and Green, and also in the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge for which the theme is Christmas. thank you for looking luv eileen x
Just time for this post before I watch Coronation Street. I don't know what has happened to this card but I had a go at brushing some distress ink onto the white background. I tried it first on two scrap images using "Worn Lipstick" (that is the name of the ink I used, not some old lipstick!!). I did it last night and today when I came to put the card together the ink has gone a strange colour whilst the ink on the scrap pieces has remained pink!! Isn't that rather strange?
So here is the card anyway. I have used an old House Mouse stamp that I have had for some time but could never colour it properly until I got my Copic Markers.
Hi Everyone, My name is Eileen and I am married to a fantastic husband called David. I have three grown up children - Paul, Claire & Richard - and two gorgeous grandaughters - Florence, who is 3 and Meriel who was born in July 2010.
I am a "lady of leisure" apparently but there aren't enough hours in the day for all the things I want to do. I enjoy crafting, especially making cards, and using the computer.
Thank you for taking time to look at my blog and I always appreciate any comments you might like to leave.