Saturday, 29 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Here is my card for the Just Cute Bears Challenge.
I love this little teddy bear - and the colour combo.
Teddy, of course, is from Lili of the Valley (I have used him before) who have such cute stamps - I think I must have most of them.
Speaking of Teddies - I bought myself a little Irish Teddy whilst we were over there on holiday, he is cute as well. Well I suppose I had better get back to the invites. Thank you for lookingluv
I would love to win it, it is so gorgeous.
Just hop over to their blog for a chance to win - or better still don't bother then it gives me a better chance of winning!!!
see you later
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Then Blogger came up different - not with the usual page and I couldn't find the settings or anything so I messed about and now my Norton seems to have disappeared.
It could be a long night!!
Well back to cards and here is one for Friday Sketchers - I have used their sketch - but I also used some dotty paper so I thought I would use a Penny Black Stamp and then it would do for Saturday's Penny Black Challenge as well.
Talking of cute - my grand-daughter came up yesterday with my daughter and my niece brought her two children as well. They are all so cute.
That's all for now, I will have to do a bit more messing about.
thank you for looking.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
Hasn't it been a fantastic weekend?? According to the weathergirl last night the weather is supposed to break tomorrow so we will wait and see.
I got my hanging baskets done yesterday so I can't wait to get them out because my greenhouse is rather crammed.
We had a barbecue both Saturday and Sunday, which was nice because my husband insists that it is a man's job to cook on the barbecue so that gave me a bit of a break. (I have just broken off from this post to go and check the pork chops I am grilling and I have burnt my finger!!!)
Anyway here is my card for the Lili of the Valley Challenge and I have to say that my husband actually liked it - which is quite unusual.
hope you like it too.
Friday, 21 May 2010
Stamp with Fun Challenge - which was stripes - so I have used a bit of stripey paper.
I then thought I would combine it with Saturday's Penny Black Challenge which was flowers.
The DP has flowers on it and the image has a flower and I have put some roses on - so it has plenty of flowers.
The image is, of course, Penny Black. Penny Black were my very first favourite stamps - they are so cute, and I love cute!!
have to dash.
thank you for looking
Only a quick post as I am busy, busy, busy.
Here is my card which will do for both the Papertake Challenge and for the Sketch & Stash Challenge.
I think there are enough flowers to qualify for the Papertake Challenge and I have used my new papers for the Sketch and Stash Challenge and followed the sketch.
The papers are Basic Grey "Green at heart"
The stamp of course is Tilda and the Sentiment is from Stampin Up.
I really love the orangey colours.
thank you for looking - I hope to be back tomorrow with another card.
enjoy the weather while it lasts!!
Thursday, 20 May 2010
I have spent most of it doing jobs but did get out in the garden for a couple of hours and was absolutely roasted. I hasten to add that I was gardening and not sunning myself!!
I nipped over to Julies yesterday to collect some paper/card and she said "I will be looking on your blog to see what you have done with it" or words to that effect.
Well here is one for you Julie - it is for the Create4Fun Challenge.
I think the stamp is a Gillian Roberts one from Hobby House and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I have coloured the image using both copics and promarkers.
Thank you for looking - please feel free to leave me a comment (at least then I know someone has had a peek)
Just going to nip back out in the garden to put some string up for my peas - it absolutely kills my hip but it has to be done.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
The Anyone for Anya Challenge was "Don't be Square" so I thought I would do a round card. Then I thought I would have a go at making it an easel card - so here is the finished card
I have got some new Stampin Up goodies so will try and do a card using those.
thank you for looking
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
We did not have to get up at 4am the next morning but we were left waiting until the afternoon to find out that we would not be going to Madeira.
After discussing where to go instead, my husband decided on getting the ferry over to Ireland - which I was not at all happy about doing because I thought I would be sea sick.
We had to leave home at 5.30am the next day to catch the 10am ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire. We arrived at our hotel in Dublin at 2.30pm. We both took travel sickness tablets and survived the ferry (both ways).
We spent a night at Dublin and then drove to Galway and had two nights there - driving down the coast to see the river Shannon during the day.
On Saturday we went through Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford to reach Wexford where we stayed overnight before travelling back for the ferry the next day.
It has been a very tiring holiday because all we seem to have done is travel around.
I really love Irish Music and my husband loves his Guiness but we were both very disappointed. I never found these pubs that everyone tells me about that have Irish Music and David never found the fabulous pint of Guiness that everyone tells him he must try. The ones he had were just the same as what he drinks over here.
I think we have finished with holidays now until the end of the year so I must knuckle down to doing some cardmaking.
Thanks for looking
Monday, 10 May 2010
We arrived at Manchester Airport at 6am today for our 8 o'clock flight only to be told to wait in arrivals for an update at 8am. At 8am they told us to wait until 9.45am and then they told us to go upstairs to the Thomas Cook desk. When we got there we were told to go home because the flight had been indefinitely postponed. We would not be going today and they will telephone us when we have to go back to the airport.
By now we should have been in sunny Madeira but instead we are in cold, rainy Yorkshire.
I just hope I don't have to get up at 4.00 in the morning again!!
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Here is my card for the Friday Sketchers Challenge.
Sorry if the picture is not too good but I had to take it in my room tonight and the light is not too brilliant.
Another cute little bear from Lili of the Valley.
Hopefully this will be me this week with my glass of sangria and my crossword book, soaking up the sun but hopefully not getting burnt this time!
The papers and the card are from Stampin Up, the designer paper is Bella Bleu.
It wasn't until after I had finished it and looked at it properly that I thought I should have used Cream Cardstock and stamped onto cream card. But it is too late now!
Hope you like the card and I will be back in a weeks time.
PS - My husband is just shouting to me - he is watching the news and it says that lots of planes to Spain and Portugal have been grounded. Oh Dear!!
Friday, 7 May 2010
Oh well, never mind, I will make sure I am not too late for this one.
Sketch & Stash Challenge and I have used my new Nestabilities - they only arrived the other day.
I haven't used this Magnolia stamp before either.
That is all I have to show you at the moment - I don't know whether I will get to make another card before Monday, but I will try.
Thank you to my new Follower - Jules - for following me and for your comments, and thank you to everyone who has left me a comment.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Another quick post I am afraid.
My husband has had me scanning and printing some invoices and it has taken absolutely ages. Why is it that men always think that their jobs are far more important than ours?
I am so very pleased with this card that I have made for the Just Magnolia Challenge.
I love this stamp and I was quite pleased with how the oval border has turned out (although I did have to put the flowers where the pattern didn't quite match up!!)
I am working on another card now (in between trying to do everything else as well!) so I may be back again tomorrow if I manage to get it finished in time.
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
That is actually the theme for the Lili of the Valley Challenge so I have done a barbecue. No, not literally, just a picture of a barbecue - and here is my card.
The papers are from Craft Creations and the little silver oval is from Stampin Up.
Sorry this is only a quick post but I have lots to do.
Back again tomorrow with another card for you - it is one of my favourites!