Thursday, 29 March 2012

Deep Purple, Bright Green and Cream Colour Combo

Wow I have discovered a colour combo site Colour Create Challenge

Well seeing Purple as part of the colour combo and I felt completely at home straightaway as it is my favourite colour - I totally love purple - so much so when we had our new extension kitchen built - I painted three walls and the vaulted ceiling Ivory but one lovely great big wall I painted Cadburys  Purple

oops sorry - got a little carried away there - btw did I mention

 I love P U R P L E !!!!

- yummy scrummy and I love it so using purple today well what can I say - be back soon!!!!

Eat Sleep Stamp Challenge

This fab blog has the following sketch challenge as part of their Sketchy Thursday celebrations

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Critter Sketch Challenge

I have joined in with a couple of challenges now over at Critters Sketch Blog - and have loved them - yesterday being no exception - their sketch was this one..............

Monday, 26 March 2012

Spring has sprung!

The clocks have changed - thank goodness - now when I go and collect the munchkins from Cubs and Brownies I wont be doing it in the dark - the village hall isnt very well lit which I hate - so yay for Spring.  Beautiful daffodils bobbing around all over the village - think they always look so sweet with their yellow hoods on bit like the old fashioned caps a baby would wear for a Christening with lace all round the front! Here are the ones my bamibos picked for me today - normally we say dont pick the flowers let everyone enjoy them but when they came in this evening with these for me and we do seem to have an abundance of them in our village - I took them and placed them in water - they are like drops of golden joy to me - because they were given with love and with pride!

After tea this evening I decided seeing as the weather was so beautiful I would take advantage - no no no not in feet up, book out and a glass of something chilled - huh I wish!!!  No I got the window cleaning spray and my fandabby cloths out - and have done all the front of our home until it gleams - yay.  Now lets hope we get another day this week so I can do the back - but the conservatory well that may take a bit longer - lots and lots of windows in there!

On the crafting side of things I have joined a lovely little group of crafters on facebook and we have each month to do two x atc 2 x postcard and 2 x tags - each with different themes

ok should anyone from the group be reading this - dont think so but just in case dont look at the piccies below or you will spoil the surprise - lol!!!

Anyway for the atc's - the theme was Spring
The theme for postcards was friendship

and for Tags - the theme was Paint!!!!

I really enjoyed getting my hands all covered in paint and generally playing with textures - applied the layers of paint and then sponged some bits off and took some off with a textured paper towel - I of course did all the paint on top of pages torn from an old book, once the paint was dry - I inked the sides and tore paper flowers inked them up - generally I had a good play and got totally filthy but hey hoe...oh and plenty of sari ribbon!


I entered one challenge this weekend and its here - it is a sketch one

here is what I did - I really quite enjoyed it - thanks Card Sketchers - top challenge

I am quickly this evening making a Good Luck in your new Home card - will pop back with a piccie of that tomorrow when its finished - TTFN xxx

edited to add = finished....

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Daughters School Play Robin Hood

The lights went up and the music began - in came the characters as large as life - well as alright as you can be when you are 8 years old. Then I saw her - she was Much the Millers Son - she wore her hat at a jaunty angle so that we couldnt see her closely - but I knew where she was, who she was and I could see that she was nervous, she kept licking her lips ..I wanted to make eye contact with her so that she knew I was there - willing her to feel confident and to enjoy it - but with all the stage lights and the lights behind us facing the stage - I knew she couldnt see me - I clapped as hard as I could and sent love to her with every inch of my being. She said her words so beautifully and I was so proud of her...she didnt have a singing solo like some (must say there were wonderful - they all were) but she didnt need to - she shone out and my heart filled with so much love - sometimes being a Mum as well as a Wife and a Daughter and working long hours and juggling it all - I feel like I could stop a while sometimes to catch my breath but there is no way on this earth I would swap being a Mum to my two wonderful children - I love them with every inch of my heart and I so want them to have a wonderful childhood and to know how much they are loved!!!!

Now they are both tucked up safely in bed - I can blog the card I made night before last for this fabby challenge - I do like a skertch challenge - and here it is

and here is what I came up with


sorry have wanted to do that for ages - a sneak preview kind of thing - have seen many people do it - but I cant wait - I want to share it with you - it took me all evening - took my time with it and just played - see what you think

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Wednesday 14th March 2012

I went around blogland leaving some love on some yummy blogs and whilst I was there I took note of a few challenges


The theme is FLOWERS!!!!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Ready for a challenge...what's out there?????

I got a bit way laid latter part of last week - too much work to do - but I have a day off today and am ready to craft craft craft - so springboard into operation to look for some fabby challenges...where will the board take me today....................

Here is my first port of call Sketchy Colourswith this fab sketch
The fab prizes for the lucky winner of this one = 4 fab downloads from Kenny K - totally awesome digi designer - am totally in love with the style - would be over the M O O N !!! If I was lucky enough to win - he is fantastic!

Then next is an Easel Card - I have received a beautiful one for my birthday from my longtime friend Carol - it was beautiful - have not attempted one yet so why not today as there is a Easel Card challenge craftyourpassionchallenges

Edited to add - rightyo that is the easel card done and drying - took me a lot longer than I anticipated - think I may do another one to try it out again as Yes I am kinda pleased with it but not 100%
Ok that's two for a starter - am going into my new kitchen now to throw poen the doors and let the air flow through, pop the cd player on and spend a couple of hours playing/creating - back soon - ttfn xx

Over here on Passion for Promarkers is Yellow and Pearls

here is mine

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Darcys Diaries

whoaaaaaa whatever you are doing STOP!!!!!

Oh My Word!!!  You have to go and visit the most amazing digi stamp place I have seen (apart from Saturated Canary and Kenny - this is my favourite digi designer ever!!!

What are you waiting for?????.........and NO I am NOT on commission!

Here - be prepared to stay a while!!!!   AAAGH it is not letting me copy the link - so quick head over to google and type in D'arcy's  Diaires YOU WONT BE SORRY!!!

Adventure training and Colour Combos

Well hubby is currently working away and the other man in my life - my 10 year old son has gone on his 3 day adventure training trip with his School. It will be the longest we have ever been away from each other - I am missing him but as long as he is happy which I am sure he will be then I can put up with the three days.

I had intended on crafting with my little girl after school today but when I collected her she was sneezing and coughing - her little eyers were so red - she didnt even argue about not going to Brownies ..instead we settled for her favourite tea - cheesy pesto pasta and then a duvet snuggle on the sofa watching Mamma Mia.  Some girly time together (just wish my little Princess felt a lot better)

Needless to say I haven't got any crafting done today  (heart just isnt in it so blog hopping around for inspiration - for tomorrow evening maybe. (Roll on Friday when the two men in our lives come home.)

So without further ado - here is what I discovered on my journey just now as I do love colour combo challenges - have just found the following sites that I plan to return to for inspiration

Monday, 5 March 2012

Its Monday! What's happening today

Hubby has gone - he left at 0315 this morning - ouch!  It is now a little after 0830 - Kids are almost ready then its drop them off at school then work - the Auditors are in today!!!  Busy day ahead and tonight is Craft Club. What shall I do this evening at Craft Club???

Off to find some inspiration

Found a challenge over here on

 Sketchy Colours


Pink, Blue and Beige

and it is celebration time as the following blog is celebrating its
100th Challenge        - wow that is some going!

Craft Your Passion Blog

Their challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!!!

SO here is my entry

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sunday snuggle settle time

Well we have all had dinner and got washed up - now time to settle down and watch a film. I am on the lookout for some card challenges that I can play with - I can never just sit down and watch telly I have to have something in my hands to do - are you like that???

Anyway - hoppity hoppity hop - where shall I go first

One Stop Craft Challenge

with the following - something with BUTTONS!!!  mm that will be good I have hundreds of buttons

here is my take....

Card Patterns Blog

has the following sketch

here is mine....


Just Us Girls

Rightyo that should keep me going for a bit - back soon - ttfn x

and is mine

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Friday, 2 March 2012