Saturday, 26 September 2009

Stick a fork in me.... I'm done

Card number 7. The final one. I have stickled, grunged, shabby'd, gone semi-hybrid, inked and stamped and I have loved it. Give me a sketch and I'll give you a card.
Here is number 7, so easy for me to find what I wanted to use and do in no time at all. Helped enormously that it was a non-work day too ;)
It's been fun, even moreso that I've done it with my sister Soo, my crafting hero xx

Friday, 25 September 2009


Nearly at the end..... I'm utterly exhausted after another difficult day so I'll keep this brief.
Lots of pale blue and shabby. Much enjoyed and I can't wait to see tomorrow's sketch xx

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Mmmmm Velvet

I've done another one. I am down to minimum housework til this task is complete, that's how my priorities are and that's why my house looks the way it does.

I have decided that I either have too much stash or inadequate storage and workspace. Either way I need to make more cards and in a larger space with all new storage. That's ok tho isn't it? Ikea here we come ;)

Awful day at work today, I have been very supportive of the changes in the organisation I work for, understanding that they are (usually) required but today all I could think was 'enough'. My voice is too small in a workforce of over 30,000 so I shall of course just continue to do what needs to be done and support my lovely colleagues. I am very lucky to enjoy the job I do and I'm grateful for that.

Anyway, back to cards. Mmmm velvet and brads and also velvet brads. I used some digi-printed flowers on this (love hybrid but I don't do it enough). Back to grunge too but it's fun and sometimes messy and I'm gabbling for England so I'll bog off to bed xXx

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Sketchfest Sketch 4

Caardvarks time again and I loved the simplicity of the sketch so I went for a card that has simplicity too. Just 3 elements and no stamping. I'll repeat that for those who just don't understand: I didn't do any stamping on this card. Spread a bit of ink about tho and played with the Cuttlebug so it was still a bit messy ;)
Anyway, time to post, have a nose at Soo's blog and then go to bed for a 7 hour snooze. Nighty Night xXx

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Number 3 with a flower....

Why on earth would a full time working parent dedicate 7 nights to card-making. Well, it's a good way of not doing housework and I'm a crazy lady who makes cards and talks to cats despite not having any. Oh and I also like a challenge that pushes me just a tad ;) Don't know what my lovely sister Soo's reasoning is, but she's related to me so she could well be a crazy lady too....
Here's number 3. Decided to get away from Grungie or autumn colours and do something a bit brighter. Got some friends leaving work in the next few months so it was a good opportunity to make some cards too. See you tomorrow x

Monday, 21 September 2009

And for sketch number 2...

I decided to make a Christmas card. Love these Purple Onion Design stamps which I bought from the lovely 3dJean. This sketch was great and the card practically made itself. Oh if only that were true so I could have been off doing fun things like making packed lunches for tomorrow. Anyway......
I'll be back tomorrow night ;)

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Caardvarks Sketchfest Sunday

I think I must be ever so slightly crazy to do this but I'm going to try to get a card made each night this week for the Sketchfest on Caardvarks this week - Arghhhh!!!
Gotta be worth the challenge tho eh?
Here's number 1...

Friday, 18 September 2009

Short week that lasted forever

I had the first 2 days of this week off (still easing me into Rosie's new school regime) and started back to work on Weds. My goodness it was longer than an ordinary week!!! And this is from someone who loves her job. I also had to come home from work early today due to a hoooge headache which got knocked on the head (sic) by a co-dydramol and 40 mins sleep (altho I feel a bit hung over from it all). Needless to say that I am so pleased it's the weekend now.
Here's this week's card done for Di's sketch blog (linkie on the right). Hope you all have a great weekend xXx

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Two for the price of one

I made one card for 2 challenges. Is that cheating? I hope not. I often go to sketch sites for inspiration and mojo-kicking and this week I looked to CPS but I was also moved by the Hero Arts challenge this week which was all about autumn colours schemes. So I went for vivid colours and a lovely Hero Arts stamp set.
Hope you all have a good weekend :)

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Some cards

I have been neglecting Blogging somewhat of late and so I've not posted any of the cards I've made for Di Hickman, so here's the last few weeks worth. Loads of fun to work with her fabulous sketches, thanks loads Di :)

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

New Era

Our baby girl started school.
FFS!!! Where did the time go? Someone please tell me.... It feels like she's been with us from the start (and to be honest, it wasn't too long after we met that she was)...
Anyway, There's a collection of her best bits from the first day. Needless to say she loves it and it's wiping her out each day, she's going to bed somewhat earlier than usual :)
All I can say really is well done RosieToes, you little Superstar xXx
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