Thursday, 28 January 2010

Quixotic Challenges #11 : Flutter By

This weeks challenge at Quixotic is to incorporate butterflies into a project. After buying my latest issue of DoCrafts Creativity magazine, there was a freebie disc containing papers for you to print out. As soon as I saw the paper with butterflies on I had to use it, and one of the girls from our office was leaving, so it was an ideal opportunity to use the paper to make her card. The ribbon I used was Stampin' Up.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #50

This weeks challenge at Pink Elephant was a Sketch challenge. I love these challenges as I find it makes it so much easier to produce the layout of the card. The sketch this week was the following

I used Hot off the Press papers that I have re-discovered, the sentiment was also Hot off the Press, and I used a Stampin Up punch for the middle part of the card. Thanks Pink Elephant for another great challenge. My card is below.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Quixotic Challenges #8 : Hot Chocolate

With the weather still chilly and plenty of snow still on the ground, what better way to snuggle in front of the fire than with a mug of hot chocolate. There are 3 challenges I am entering the card I have made. I started off with the idea for Hot Chocolate with Quixotic Challenges, I then found out that Simon Says Challenge was also for Hot Chocolate, and Charisma Cardz Challenges gave me the colour combo to use which was 'Pink, Brown, Cream, Toffee'. I used a Whiff of Joy stamp and Hot off the Press Papers that I have rediscovered.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Archies snow time

I can't believe that the snow is still here. Yesterday there were no buses running at all, the roads were very quiet. I feel that it has been a very tiring week. First week back after the christmas hols and having to contend with this weather. The snow is nice if no one has walked in it. Archie decided to have a good old sniff in the snow in mums back garden today and this is how he looked afterwards.

He doesn't seem to mind the snow, infact I think he is quite enjoying it. He was busy chewing a piece of ice while lying in the snow just before this photo was taken. I'm wondering if he got a cold nose and thats why he was licking it in this photo lol

Mo's Digital Pencil - Challenge #13

The challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil has been set by Lisa. It is to create a card or project for a birthday. I had created this card using the sketch from Sketch and Stash, but because I used a Mo's image I'm hoping that I qualify to enter the challenge as I haven't entered before. Mo's images are just brilliant and I love this image "Soaking up the joy". I am a bit disappointed with the way the colouring of her face has turned out but never mind.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Sketch and Stash Challenge 26

Love the sketch for this fortnights challenge at Sketch and Stash. I used my new Mo Manning image "Soaking up the joy", and used my neglected Hot off the Press paper pad I bought from QVC in 2008. I got the idea of the colours to use on my card from the Play Date Cafe Challenge (which unfortunately I was too late to enter).

Friday, 1 January 2010

2010 here already!!!

I can't believe that its 2010 already. Where did last year go. There were plenty of ups and downs for us through the year, what with 3 close deaths in the family and then the sale of our house (after 8 months on the market). Just when you thought that nothing good could happen, someone comes round to view your house, just as we were thinking of not having any more viewings until the New Year, and they say "love the house I'm really interested". So after a few stressful weeks and having to pack up all our belongings (that was the most stressful), we moved out of our house on 11 December and moved in with my mum (everything else went in to storage apart from the bare essentials) (mum might not think that tho' lol). So now it is the New Year so fingers crossed that in the next few weeks we will be given a date when we can move in to the house that we want. Watch this space.