Monday, 21 September 2009

It's Goodbye from me

........for two weeks.

I will be up very, very early tomorrow morning to head up to Birmingham airport for hopefully an uneventful flight to Crete.

Got lots of things to do today.....the most important being the packing and stopping hubby putting extra stuff in the case.

We ate with DD and family last night and SIL made a delicious curry. You might question the wisdom of eating a curry so soon before going on holiday but I figured that any serious effects would have passed in 24hours...LOL

We have to see Son and family this evening then hopefully get our heads down early for a few hours sleep. I sure don't relish the idea of getting up at 4am :-(

Tis a shame that I will miss out on claiming all the wonderful candy I am going to win in the next 14 days ROFL

I look forward to catching up with you all when I get back. Take care everyone...I will miss you!!!


Sunday, 20 September 2009

Belated birthday wishes

The third card

I just couldn't motivate myself last week and felt really bad that I didn't send my other SIL a card.

This is just a bit of fun albeit a week late.
Personally I think birthdays should last more than one day anyway lol

I've used Carol's Sketch Fun challenge 14

I am pleased with myself that this time I have used the right sketch and not missed out this week.

The image is printed on photo paper (the expensive stuff from the 99p shop) and has
been shaped and fixed with silicone to give some dimension. Can you tell from this pic?

'Tis nice of you to stop by and many thanks if you have time to leave a comment...


For my Sister in Law

The second card today

It is my Sister in Law's birthday while I'm away on holiday so I have made this and am leaving it with my other SIL to give to her on the day.

I've used the lovely sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge.

The C.R.A.F.T 17 challenge is ...Pink and Brown

The Saturday Challenge 50 ... is For the Girls

Pile it Punches (the flowers are made with punched shapes)

I trust this qualifies for all of these lovely challenges.

Thanks for looking in and if you leave a comment, 'Thank you so very much'


Anyone for Take That?

I've really had to get my rear in gear today and do four cards.

This must be a record 'cos it usually takes me an evening to do one

The reason for the rush is that I am off on holiday very, very early on Tuesday morning and I'll need tomorrow to do the packing.

This is the first card.
It is my daughter-in-law's birthday on Thursday and this is for young grandson to give to his Mum.
She is a big fan of Take That so I'm sure she will like this.
I didn't ask g/son what he would like Mum's card to be like this year because I would bet that he would have said Star Wars or Sponge Bob and I'm sure Mum will prefer these four fellers to ogle at :-)

Thanks for looking :-)


Friday, 18 September 2009

60th birthday


Well!!! This card has been doomed from the start.
I just couldn't make up my mind re BP's... printed off three different lots.
Just as I was finishing hubby asked to look at it and what did I see???
I'd stuck the back on upside down!!!!
I used Carol's Sketch 13 and now find the current sketch is 14. Another challenge missed, darn it.
I would have preferred to do the current sketch which makes me even crosser than I am right at this minute.
Remind me to check properly next time.
Sorry!! You can come out from behind the sofa, I promise not to shout any more.

I'm not even happy with it but I hope the lady I've made it for likes it enough to pay me for it,LOL

On a happier note, it DOES fit Charisma Cardz Challenge 37 which is Flower Power.

Also over at La-La Land Crafts Blog we are invited to Embellish it!! . Nice one :-) as my favourite thing is to embellish. Here is flowers, Glamour Dusted shapes, gems and a bow made with some 'netty' stuff.

Thanks for calling by and any comments you might leave will make my day :-)


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Baby Girl

Ooooo, it seems like I've been away for months.

It has taken me ages to get back into cardmaking mode since getting back home from doing my 'bit' at my DD's.
As far as I know she still has all her customers so I guess I didn't do too badly.
The week went quite quickly and although I had orders to send out every day, I didn't feel too harrassed :-)
I did make a cock-up of one invoice but managed to put it right with a little bit of hair-tearing, LOL.

As for the card....I started this two days ago!!!

I have ...sort of ... followed the Mojo Monday sketch.

Creatalicious Challenge 2 is ... Pink or plum,with burgundy and green.Also add some sort of lace,ribbon or fibre

Thank you for stopping by today and any comments you might feel like leaving will be really appreciated


Tuesday, 1 September 2009

I'm leaving home.........

........but only for a week.

My daughter and family are off to Spain tomorrow for a weeks holiday so I will be looking after her business and the pup while they are away.

I hope to be able to do a bit of blog hopping while I am there but won't be able to do any cardmaking. I am not organised enough to take my stuff to hers and anyway too much of what I need is on my PC.

I hope to get back to joining in with some challenges when I get back home.

Be good and I'll see you again soon :-)