Monday, 27 February 2012

Early hours of Monday morning

A gem of a challenge has this sketch challenge

*****This is the only one I havent been able to fit in - no reflection on the challenge I just never had time but I will be back tomorrow and it will be first on my list!!!!*****

Done it!!!...

Passion for ProMarkers has a fab challenge that I am going to have to give some serious thought to - its black and white and nothing but black and white - aaaaghh - mmm thinking head is on!!!!

Now this really was a challenge - just black and white - yikes I thought but do you know what I really enjoyed it
here "It" is......

Across at cards for men they have the following sketch

as long as you make a card for the man in your life - whether he is fully grown or your little man - anything goes!

Awww have just been to Bunny Zoe's Blog where the brief is .... fab theme of Celebrations so any celebration you want like Birthday, Anniversary, New Baby well just any you can think of - wahey I think I can do something for this tonight!

Craft your Passion Challenge oh I do love this blog - This week's challenge is PAPER PIECING

Well its quarter past midnight and I really should be in bed or I will be tired and grumpy tomorrow so I am saving this sketch and will play along tomorrow night - night or morning all whichever you like but this cookie is off to zzzzzzzz ttfn x

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sunday Night Challenge

Card Patterns Sketch Blog

Here is what I came up with from the above sketch
a free digi image coloured in with my promarkers - I chose the papers - think they were from Dream Street a couple of years ago and are in my bag of scraps to use, then coloured the image, 2 large pieces of paper, then a thin strip with some yummy ricrac on top and the Congratulations greeting!
I enjoyed doing this one!

Random Acts of Creativity have this fabulous challenge sketch

and here is my take on it

Friday, 24 February 2012

Hubby home tonight

Craft challenge here -  has this fabby sketch -

off to toddle and go play - back soon with my take on it

My sketch card done and here it is...

FInally I want this weekend to pop back to this blog for a good old read - seems to have realllllly excellent ideas - ok bye for nowwwww xxxx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

This way to fab blog candy

I have just been to Sheenaghs Blog and she has lovely fabarooni blog candi
- pop in and say hello

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Terrific Tuesday - What have we got to play with this evening??

Off in search of some challenges....back in a bit

I called in at Feline Playful and from there found my way to Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - their 2 week challenge is a colour combo brown and pink - so yummy - it was done around the time of Valentines Day so lots of love and love hearts are at the forefront of my mind - off to see what I can do - back soon

ok that is done - just waiting for the glitter to dry before I scan it

glitter dry - here it is....

....hoppity hop hop hop where shall we go next

a haaaaaaa onto here Heart 2 Heart Challenges and oh my word as soon as I saw the blog header I felt sooo much at home - very shabby chic - look.....

Isn't it beautiful!

What is the challenge on such a beautiful blog you may be asking - well tis a sketch -
 hmmm of to play

 That's another one dryingdry now....

 mmmm have I got time for another - lets have a look around - big leap now - here we go - made it - sucessful landing ....
Critter Sketch Challenge Blog

What a lovely blog and they have the following sketch - mmmm...what can I do with that .....

Hmm have spent a bit too long on facebook on the Raf Telecoms Forum - memories come flooding back - 12 years and had a blast! Rightyo off to play - cards still wet so will have to upload tomorrow - will I have time to do this one - eyes are getting heavy now - if not I will complete it tomorrow evening - NNight all xxx

*****Eyes are seroiusly heavy now - tis 20 to 1 in the morning and am definitely going to bed once I have uploaded this - - nnight all

Monday, 20 February 2012

It's Monday and I am a ready for a challenge or three!

I am on the lookout for challenges today - and I have popped along to Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog. Their theme is Red, White and Blue and Anything Goes - Sounds good!

First one done

What else.......

Well I hopped on over to  Bunny Zoe Crafts Blog and their theme is CELEBRATION!!!!! I think I will enjoy this one!

Second one done...

Then over to Cupcake Challenge for something PINK  and something fluffy and has to include a cupcake ...mmmmmmmm - to ponder that one


Hoppity hoppity hop and I landed on the Always Crafting Blog and apparently "Anything Goes" - I do like the sound of that - hmmm the ladies are coming over tonight for Mondays Craft CLub - truth is there are 4 of us up until 2 months ago there were 5 of us that gather every Monday evening in my home and we sit around the kitchen table and we craft - it can be painting, drawing, goldwork, embroidery, knitting, sewing, card making or scrapping. I am 45 and am the youngest - there is a lady who is crazy on her German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs - they are her babies - she has just qualified to judge at Dog Shows - she is in her 50's, then we have a lovely lady and friend who lives across the way from me - she is very much a gentle lady and is in her 70's and then there is a lady who is in her 80's  - she is so talented and has taught classes in the past - they are all lovely ladies and so different in character - the experience amongst them is fantabulous. We have recently lost a member - my other neighbour also in her 80's - she has recently moved to a warden controlled place further away - we do miss her and will pop over to see her soon. 

and finally.....

Well anyway I shall be joing the ladies when they arrive at 8 this evening and instead of thinking what shall I do this evening, I will have these challenges to play with...back later to show you what I concoct (hopefully)....Bye for now

Phew - made it - but only just!!!  NNight all in blog land   xxxx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge

Last one for today - then its back to work/school/merry go round tomorrow

I went onto the Saturated Canary website last week and totally fell in love with her work - so to have a go at her challenge gave me great pleasure - here is what I came up with - it had to be anything other than square or rectangle...

Incy WIncy Card Challenge - 3...2...1

Incy Wincy Designs are holding a card challenge - here's the low down...

We have a recipe for you this week. We would like to see 3 embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image...
hmmmm off to have a thunk!!! Back soon.........

Meljendesign Challenge

Having got the extension works behind me and finding my mjo hidden somewhere deep in the depths of my craft room - I have a new lease of life - especially with my new promarkers in hand and so blog hopping today I have found a few challenges - quite like the look of the one here

I have made two cards for this one entitled "Anything Goes!" - why dont you hop along and fnd out for yourself!

Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Across on the Passion for Promarkers blog - they have a fabulous challenge - a card made with distressing in mind - here is my little entry!
I have used a free bratz digi stamp - and some paper from long ago - I have coloured the flowers with cardinal red promarkers - have used some very old buttons and some donated card candi = then everything has been inked and distressed!

Promarker Letraset Challenge

I've finished colouring my bootiful little owl in and have fixed it to a card, added a greeting and popped a little ribbon on (didnt have the right colour so I coloured it in with my promarker - the colour took straightaway and didnt come off in my hand or on the card - really pleased with how it came out)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Fleximarker giveaway

Oh my word - I have just been doing a bit of blog hopping - feel like a frog - lol!!!
I have come across a fabulous blog and my eyes nearly popped out of my head - this wonderful lady is giving away a whole set of fleximarkers - jaw droppingly wow wow wow - well why dont you enter - here is her linky Going Buggy

I have a friend coming over today Marcie and she is bringing her 2 girls with her - I am busy printing images and then having a tidy up - we are all going to sit around the table and colour said images and make cards.  My two already have the bug from me - I think its really important to explore your creative side - I still remember when I was a little girl - I always loved Christmas time when we could get the glue out and pots of glitter and get messy - but the joy and thrill of producing something that I could say - there I did that - I made this for you Mummy and Daddy. See I dont think I have ever really grown up I still like to play!

Be back later to show you some of the things that we make - TTFN - Have a good day!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Promarker - Letraset Owl Challenge

I have recently discovered Digi Stamps and Pro Markers! and wow I am totally loving settling down of an evening and having a spot of good old colouring in - takes me back to my childhood. I have tried rubber stamping but didnt get on that well with it (although I do love popping a flourish stamp onto paper flowers - it really zings them up) - So I decided to treat myself just after Christmas and it was a shopping basket checkout at Cowling and Wilcox and a week later - plop on the hall mat - here were my new treasures - anyway sitting at the pooter one evening and I found a lovely link on the Letraset Web Site... giving away this gorgeous owl stamp from SJ Dowsett - I recognised the name from the Scrapitude website where I used to hang out a couple of years ago - she is a very talented lady.  Her blog Little Musings is fab - pop and have a look.

Twit Twoooo!!!!!!
Anyway - not only I colour it in once - I enjoyed it so much I did 4 boooootiful little owls - Hope you like them - I am going to pop them in as an entry in the Letraset Challenge 

Wise Old Owl!!!

Owl be seeing you!
Funky Mr Owl!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Normality returns

Aaaaahhhh!!!! It is 5th of Feb - not sure where the last few months have gone but gone they have and its now time to chill(chill - huh - look at the bottom of todays entry) and enjoy the results of our labour. We have a finished kitchen (apart from the blinds and the chairs that I am going to upholster - I am waiting for the fabric to go half price - its the red gingham from Laura Ashley - It often does and I just need to be patient!!!)

Still here are a few piccies of the end result

Anyway - my passion for craft is starting to sneak back in and it came in the form of PROMARKERS - decided to treat myself and yum scrum I am loving it - its basically colouring for grown ups (Ssssssh!!! I won't tell if you don't I'm not really a grown up - I am sure I will get found out one day) .......anyway this has made me fall in love with my stamps again - they have sat unloved in a tall bank of storage drawers for what feels like half an eternity. I have also been to Staples and bought some yummy paper.

A decision has been made (Where is the drum roll???) I am going to give digi stamping a go. I have sat for the last few hours blog hopping and generally surfing tinternet for digi downloads. Have printed a few and tonight I am going to sit down with said print outs and beloved Promarkers and
C O L O U R !!!!! 

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I think I deserve it - the snow came down in force overnight - today there was a white winter wonderland - a carpet of snow as far as the eye can see. Although totally beautiful - hubby works 90 miles away and he will come hell or high water make every endeavour to go to work tomorrow no matter what - we are told the main roads are not so bad but in the sleepy little village where we live - thick thick snow We cleared our driveway, our neighbours drive way and then drove into the next village where Mum lives and we cleared hers..I am making it sounds as if it was work work work - to tell the truth it was interwoven with snowball fights, making snowmen with the children and enjoying watching them pull each other on their sleigh and making snow angels.

So back at home in the warmth - having just consumed - chicken and stuffing sandwiches alongside a lovely plate of salad and rounded off with a bowl full of bananas and ice-cream - yum scrum!!!