Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hubby and son away this weekend at Cub Camp which left my daughter and I home having a girly weekend. I had said she could go to her friends to have a sleepover. I had an evening with friends. I was driving so it was elderflower water for me...good for my diet if nothing else...Lol! I then came home to an empty house..I cannot remember that last time this happened...think it was before we had children. It was strange....reminded me of how much I love being a Mum and Wife. She came back this morning with her friend. My friend and her daughters joined us this afternoon. We all sat around the table and crafted. Here are some of what my daughter made..

Monday, 28 May 2012

Kitchen Stuff

Card making has taken a bit of a well earned rest at the mo. We finished having the extension built the week before Christmas..

we were maxed out then with the festivities and getting life back to normal. We decided to get the en suite done in the Summer.

Time rushed by at it's alarming rate, before I knew it we were halfway through late one night I stood up, hauled the ladders through and climed up high with my purple paint brush and finished the cutting in of the Cadburys purple against the rest of the rooms ivory cream.

The wax came out and I finished staining the pelmet above the door and the window sill. Ended up going to bed as the sparrows were stretching.

Over the next couple of days I started the chairs ..they went from this....
...To this

I had primed them with the fab ESP, then given them a coat of Laura Ashley Scarlet Red paint, left them outside to dry and walked..yes walked to school to collect the Children?.amazing I know but am really trying to watch the figure.

On the way home the heavens opened

and it poured it down. I said to the children it's ok our skin is waterproof which of course is true but my poor old chairs... the red had definitely run

I had to wait til the next day and sand them back and start over!

They reminded me of Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream!!!

and then from Raspberry ripple with the help of hours of sanding, prepping and lovingly painting again - they now look like this....tada!!!!.....

Monday, 14 May 2012

A little while ago I entered a challenge over at the fabulous madeMade especially 4you challenge -and yay I won

I was delighted when they asked me to be a Guest Designer
  and I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous little pig to work with from Bugaboo Stamps - their stamps are totally awesome - go have a look and enjoy all their bootie!!!

Here is what I made - why not hop over to the blog - it is a fabulous place full of inspiration!

Yay I finally have finished one of my chair - two more need another coat and the last one needs a miracle!!!!

Below is a piccie of the blinds and dressing that I have made - quite chuffed!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Monday, 30 April 2012

Sorry I have been mia this past week or so - I have been very much distracted - by this
my wonderul hubby bought it for me!

It can do sooooooo many things - near enough make a cuppa tea it can - I am so totally in love with my new toy!!!!

Anyway another fabulous piece of news - I have won a challenge recently over  here on this yummy site

I get to choose some digi prizes from The cutting cafe
ooohhhey I just cant decide as they are all so lovely



and I get to be a guest designer - am soooo excited

I got home today to find a lovely badge for my blog too - see up at the top of the page

Such a good day!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Pals Paper Arts

palspaperarts have a fabby colour combo challenge and it is.....

Pretty in Pink
Certainly Celery
Chocolate Chip - sounds good enough to eat

anyway - here is my take

(Back to upload in the morning when the light is better)

Yellow, White and Blue

Colour Create

have Yellow White and Blue as their Challenge

Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Passion for Promarkers Challenge

The challenge today is WHite on WHite - hmm that had me scratching my head - well here we go this is what I came up with

Try Stamping on a Tuesday

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Heart 2 Heart Sketch

Heart 2 Heart Challenge  H2H Sketch 14

Two Sisters Challenge Part B

and here is mine - think I have some serious competitiion - wonder where she gets the love of crafting from???

have a sketch - my daughter enetered for the first time - we uploaded hers earlier and she wanted me to upload mine too which is above - but as you can see hers is far nicer - well done Emmie xxx

Eat, Sleep, Stamp Challenge

Monday, 9 April 2012

Always Playing With Paper

Made Especially For You Challenge

I haven't done one like this before soI was very happy when I found this sketch 

Card Patterns Sketch Blog

Ths fab sketch was over at cardpatterns.blogspot

2 Sisters Challenge

2 Sisters Challenge Blog has the above sketch -  I have done it...will photo in daylight and load
My 8 yr old daughter wanted to join in with the challenge - here is her entry

will have to do a different post so that I can upload both to the site - BRB

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sunday Sketch n Stamp Challenge

This sketch is over at sundaysketchandstamp - I have done this - will be back tomorrow to share!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Critters Sketch Challenge

Critters Sketch Challenge - the theme this week is STARS!!!!

Their fabulous sponsor is inkyimpressions

Hmmm off for a ponder

Sketch n Stash

I love sketches and I sure do love to use up my stash so relished the challenge over at Sketch n Stash Challenge Blog- have had this yummy stuff for a couple of years and have just shown it the light of day - I actually rather enjoyed it so thanks for the challenge

Here is the sketch
My take using old stash

Always Playing With Paper Challenge

Christmas has come early at alwaysplayingwithpaper - here is their sketch!