Saturday, 31 July 2010

Challenge# 91 - Patterns - Kathryn

Good morning everyone hope the weather is being kind to everyone what a lot of rain over the last couple of days we've had, think someone up there was helping me water the grass seeds my husband planted before he went away & I have been unable to water as I put my back out on Monday oops (now it's on the mend)

This week is the lovely Kathryns challenge she chose patterns all the DT chose to different patterns I chose stripes & circles although some may say they are polka dots. this weeks Sponsor is "Wink Wink Ink" please come along & join us and don't forget to pop into the shop for really good bargains, I would like to thank everyone who joined my challenge & for their support.

Here I have used a couple of papers I bought From Craftwork Cards yonks ago & found them when I was looking for something (you know how that works) and I copied the patterns that was included in the firsy kit I bought, I enjoyed using them so much I bought extra papers to make more.

Here are some places I'm going to challenge:
Fussy & Fancy - Pink & Black
No Time To Stamp - Colour Challenge
Simom Say's - Going Dotty
Cute card Thursday - Texting Crazy
Double Dare card challenge - Anything goes
Challenge up yor life - Celebrations+ GD Call+ Blog Hop
Fab"n"Funky - Spots & Stripes

Monday, 26 July 2010

Ewan & Grace

Thought seeing as I was having a break from the DT this week I would upload some pics of Ewan & Grace from 2 Sundays ago, the weather was hot & they just needed to go to the Park, so we took them to Weelsby Woods in grimsby so they could play on their scooters with loads of space then we took them to the park in Cleethorpes that has just had a grant spent on it & how good it is too. Grace found a climbing frame with a telescope & fireman's pole and decided it would be good fun if Grandad pretended to be poorly so her & Ewan could rescue him, so he had to lay in the middle of the playing field so grace could see him, then it was back to ours for lunch & a nap.

just thought I might share a few pics we took at Weelsby Woods before taking them on to Sussex Reck think thats how it's spelt.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Life's to short

That might seem like a bit heavy to some people but it isn't meant to sound that way it just means there is something else outside of crafting, I've done me a lot of thinking this last few weeks & realised friends are being a bit neglected so I'm not doing a challenge this week due to it not being my week & I just need a little me time, there now that seems a little selfish but I've had a bit of a rough month with 2 funeral's in 3 weeks & a few friends being a bit poorly. I just thought I'd take stock of things & what they mean to me ( there I go again ) it isn't all about me it's about my friends, family & colleague's some I don't get on with but it doesn't mean I don't care about them. My biggest concern is about my friend who keeps saying I'm alright don't worry about me I'm OK but she isn't but I don't think she realises this, not until she has an operation in a few weeks & it all hits home SHE is the one I'm worried about but I'll be there for her supporting her, crying with her saying "there there" not really knowing her dispere, but isn't that what friends are there for to support each other unconditionally.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Challenge # 88 - ME

Well I'm posting again so it must be the week-end so it's time for another challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge this time it's my turn, I did find this very challenging but I got by with a little help from my friends. I saw this paper at my friend Tracey's Grimsby shop Running With Scissors & just fell in love with it, I also got the flowers from there too. This started it's life as a tent fold card but I didn't like it so I adapted it into an Easle card ( still doesn't look right) then I distressed it a little.

Papers: Wild Asparagus, white flowers from RWS
Pin from WOC (hope you don't mind I tried to glitter it)
Border peel off, Pink self adhesive velum & brads from my stash
Digi download, Wink Wink Ink

I've had such a good day today first I went to the Summer Crafting Show at Doncaster Race Course, it was so busy & now I'm just spent up haha.

Now comes the even better bit ..........................

I won artist's pick awards from Crissy at sundays with crissy how good is that I'm so over the moon ( I would have said exstatic but I can't spell it, haha)

Totally gorguss

the stampman

Pollycraft Monday

House Mouse & Friends

Fussy and fancy

Stanp Something

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Kathryn's New Challenge Blog Candy!

New Challenge Blog Candy!

To celebrate the new 'growth' of the Photo-Synthesis Challenge, Kathryn is offering a candy here and also on her private blog, The Kitchen Table Crafter. To enter for this candy, please publicize the new challenge on your blog and follow here so you'll be ready for the new challenge starting August 2. That way you'll also know when the prize and new DT is announced!

If you like, you can use this banner and link it back to the main challenge page:

Here's the candy:

2 Packs of clear-backed fancy Alpha Stickers (over 240 in each pack):

Cuttlebug "Houndstooth" embossing folder and 2 Heart dies / Heidi Grace Icons / Art Warehouse Clear Stamp set:

Homemade blossoms with Velvet Brad centers/ 3 pastel ribbon lengths / Making Memories neutral scrapbook floss:

And all of it once more:

(This is not my candy it's Kathryn's)

Challenge# 88 - Itzuvit

This week is Itzuvit turn for the challenge she has chosen Monochromatic, love black & white together so they was what I chose to do some of the other Ladies have chosen different colours so it's a very colourful display. The cards are beautiful & Itzuvit has done an excellent blog, hope mine can be somewhere near as it will be my first blog & I really have no idea what to do anyway this is my card hope you like it:
Kanban card from RWS
Ribbon slider from Wild Orchid
Everything else from my stash.

sunday swith crissy

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Challenge #87 - Gina

Hi this is my challenge card for this week for One Stop Craft Challenge, it's also Gina's first challenge as will mine be in a couple of weeks & I'm bricking it so Good Luck Gina. This card is also going into the Totally Tilda challenge, everything is from my stash so I'm not listing them.

Totally Tilda Challenge