Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge

Well can you believe it?
My flipping computer is on the blink again. It hasn't just been right since I got it back but the last few days I have
had trouble starting it so I have had to take it back to the shop again this afternoon.
I am lost without it but luckily I have my laptop - although I don't like it as much as my computer.
I have uploaded this image using Picasa so I hope everything is ok with it.
I bought these die cuts at Harrogate and thought it would be much easier to use these for making Christmas cards this year.
I love these images but I do find them very hard to match up to papers because whatever blue I try it just doesn't seem to be the right shade.
Anyway at last I have managed to get something that looks half decent and so here is my card for this weeks Lili of the Valley Challenge - which was untraditional Christmas.

On Sunday my son went to Warrington to watch the two rugby finals and the Halifax game was unbelievable - coming back from 22-4 to win the game - we watched it on the tele.
Unfortunately when my son made his way back to the coach he came across a friend of his, who he plays football with, lying in a pool of blood. Apparently he had been beaten up by 12 Featherstone fans and he is now in hospital fighting for his life. I just cannot understand how people can do that to someone - apparently they had been stamping on his head. How sick are they?
I am sure you will all join with me in hoping and praying that he does make a recovery.

Well I hope this posts ok and I certainly hope I don't have to go nearly a week without my computer like last time.
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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge

I know there probably won't be as many sad people as me about - blogging on a Saturday evening - but I have just been uploading the photos from our rugby game this afternoon so I thought I might as well show you the card I have made for the Just Magnolia Challenge.

I made this for a Challenge which was Unconventional Christmas and thought I would combine it with Dawny's sketch but when I checked which Challenge the Unconventional Christmas was I found it was Lili of the Valley so I could not use this card with Tilda on. That is so typical of me - totally unorganised.
Hope you are all having a good weekend - I will get back to washing the rugby kit now!!!!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

House Mouse Challenge

Another quick post to show you a card that I made for my brother-in-law's birthday last Saturday.
I based it on this weeks House Mouse Challenge but, once again, I know I have not used everything in the sketch but thought I would still enter it.
Andrew, my brother in law, is quite into golf so I thought this would be the perfect stamp for him.

Now what do you really think that little animal is?
Of course, we can all see that it is a Mouse isn't it. When I showed my husband the card he said What's that on it? A llama?
Can you believe that because I couldn't. We already go to Specsavers so I can only presume it was a senile moment!!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

David's Birthday Card

Just a quick post this morning to show you the card that I have, at last, finished for my husband's birthday tomorrow.
Here it is.

I thought I would enter it in the Penny Black Challenge even though I haven't fulfilled the full sketch, and also the Papertake Challenge - which is to include an animal of any kind.
Thank you for looking - hope you have a nice day.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Ovarian Cancer challenge

What an awful week I am having this week.

First of all I had something arranged for every day this week - which I don't really like to have.
Our appointment yesterday was cancelled then today my daughter was going to come up but she was not so well so I really missed seeing my granddaughter.
Tomorrow I am going for a pedicure, Thursday I was supposed to get my hair cut but I have had to cancel that because we have to go to yet another funeral - what is happening to everyone! Three out of four of the people who have died have died from that awful "C" word!!!

Anyway it is my husband's birthday on Thursday and it has been a nightmare making his card. I had ideas what I wanted to do but none of them turned out right and I have ended up making an easel card - which I will show you tomorrow.

Today's card is for Ovarian Cancer Fundraising. My sister sent me a link to a blog called "I can't draw but I can do this" and I am entering the card below. Please take a look over there - I know it is a bit late to enter but as I have said before there is always a lot of talk about Breast Cancer but not about Ovarian Cancer.
I was very lucky that mine was detected early and if it had not have been for the Ovarian Cyst pressing on my bladder I probably wouldn't have found out about it!!

Thank you for looking

Friday, 17 September 2010

Saturday Secret Crafter

Back Again with just a quickie post.
Here is my card for the Saturday Secret Crafter challenge.

I can't decide whether I like this one or not and I think perhaps I should have put the flowers somewhere else instead of with the sentiment.
The papers are from Basic Grey.
Hope you like it

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge

Hi there.
I have got so many new Magnolia stamps at the moment that I just haven't had time to try out - where does time go? This is one of my new stamps and I thought I might just give the card to my husband's niece whose birthday is on Sunday. It is also her dad's birthday on Saturday and my husband's birthday next Thursday. We have already had two birthdays last week so September is a very busy month for me.

Anyway here is the card for Fridays Just Magnolia Challenge.

I would like to say a big Thank You to all the people who have left me comments although I must say I find it very strange that the most I get is usually about 4 but my sister has only just started blogging this year and she gets about 9 comments for each card. Well she always was the popular one!!!
back soon

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Stamp with Fun Challenge

Hi everyone.
I have had a good day today at the Craft show at Harrogate. Bought quite a few goodies - mainly paper, stamps and punches. I will just have to find time to try them out now.

Here is my card for the Stamp with Fun Challenge which has a bridal theme.
I just saw the heading "Bridal/Wedding" and thought that would give me the opportunity to try out my Magnolia Wedding stamps. I wish I had looked at the DT cards first because the last one there is quite similar to mine - in some ways. Have you ever noticed that? I once did a card and about a month later I opened a magazine and found one almost identical to mine.
I asked my husband if he liked my card, and after looking at it for about 5 minutes he said "not really - her dress is a bit plain isn't it?" Men!! I didn't actually design the stamp!!!
Anyway here is my card.
I hope you like it and I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.
I am going to chill out now after my very busy day.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge

Good Evening everyone. I am certainly very early with this entry for the Lili of the Valley Challenge - which is one for the boys.
The only reason I am early is because I am going to use the card I made for my son's birthday in August.
The paper is from Pink Petticoat but I changed the shade of it to match more with our rugby kit which is Green & Black - ooh I never realised that before, but that is the name of one of my favourite makes of chocolate. Fancy that!!
This is the card that I was going to show you tonight anyway - so here it is.

We have been to a funeral today - someone who was in the same class as me at Junior School. Very frightening!! My husband thinks I am nuts because I told him after the funeral that if I go first I want them to play "come on eileen" as they carry my coffin down the aisle!!! He said I would have to put that in writing or no-one would ever believe that I said that.
that is all for tonight - I will go and try to find some more challenge blogs now.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge

Well at last I have actually got round to making a card and it fits in with the Lili of the Valley Challenge. I have made it for my husband's Grandson's birthday on Friday. Here is the card

it doesn't seem such a good photo really - I don't know why.
And here is a gift card I made to match it - just a pity I haven't bought him a gift!!! Only joking.
It actually looks much bigger than it is - I used the smallest die cut for it.

I really cannot believe what a numptie I am. I have made a few cards for birthdays in August and for a wedding last Saturday and I have either forgotten to take a photo of them or I have taken a photo and deleted it off my camera before I have put it on the computer. I can't believe how stupid I am!!

I have now got my computer back - it had to have a new hard drive. I am very pleased that they have managed to save all my files and folders but I am so very disappointed that I have not only lost all my email addresses but I have also lost all my "Favourites" from the Internet. That means that I have lost everyone's blogs and all the tutorials that I had stored links to. Oh woe is me!!!
I will be back tomorrow to show you the card I did for my son's birthday. I can take a photo of that because I have saved it!!.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Well I can't believe it is the 1st of September and it is hotter than it was in July!!
I love September - it is my favourite month.
Sorry it has taken me so long to get round to blogging but I have just not been up to the mark. I have been so tired but I am beginning to feel a bit better.

I have missed showing you some of the birthday cards I have made but I still cannot do that because I have not got my computer at the moment. Whilst I have not been blogging it has been my birthday, my son's birthday, my niece's birthday, my granddaughter's birthday and my son-in-law's birthday.

The computer decided to start playing up a bit a few weeks ago by switching itself off and then back on again until last Wednesday. I went on it in the morning but when I tried to start it up in the afternoon it would not start and it came up that System 32 was missing or corrupt.
After spending many hours messing with it I have finally taken it to the repair centre and I am now waiting for it to come back.
Meanwhile I have no email addresses and no challenge blogs addresses so I am just trying to tidy my craft room instead.
Back again soon
PS hope you all had a great Bank Holiday.
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