Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Septembers Kit

Just a few of the layouts I did with Septembers kit from Gotta Craft featuring Sweet Branch from Crate papers, wow they are gorgeous and so easy to work with. I decided not to feature my boys this time as they get everywhere and I needed a break from them!

Also a little card I made for my friend Fi who was 40 yesterday using Bazzill In Stitch'z.

Until next time xxx

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Happy Birthday Mom

Yes she's the grand old age of 62 today and she doesn't look a day over lol, have a lovely day and heres the card I made. I used Stampin' Up cardstock, AL single flower stamp, butterfly and bee stamp that I have no idea who they are by and a Hero Arts 'Happy Birthday' stamp and coloured them with Sakura glitter gel pens.

Next is a CJ entry that had me stumped since I found out the theme...The Most Memorable Place in the World for Me. I thought I would my honeymoon to Tunisia but then when the CJ arrived it couldn't be a Country it had to be a place in a Country that was memorable, with that in mind I did the Medina in Hammamet. Now if you've ever been there you will know how terrifying and intimidating the place can be, beautiful and very intriguing but definitely not for the faint hearted. I was 21 when I decided it would be a good idea to explore what was behind the enormous walls and something I'm really proud I did despite being scared. However, I was pressurised into buying a Chinese rug that I probably could have done without but I still have it today as a constant reminder of my mini adventure.

Until next time xxx

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Crash Bang Whallop!!

I've been looking at some photos of our old Escort that was wrote off last year by some idiot who decided to drive with his head stuck up his arse and as a result drove straight into the back of us and caused £1,200 damage and we are still trying to win the case even with two witnesses...its been a serious battle of wills between them, me and the Solicitors!!

I was absolutely gutted the Insurance Company decided to write it off, it wasn't young, had rust spots over the wheel arches but it was a limited edition and never let us down, no matter how cold it got it used to purr every time the ignition was turned, so it was a sad day when it was towed away but not before I had removed the 'Escort 16' off the back while my husband just looked on and rolled his eyes lol. So to mark this day I did a layout for the weekly challenge over on UKS.

The challenge was to use the sketch provided which was easy as I love following a sketch, use black & white, 9 embellishments and some sort of stamping. I decided to stamp the white Prima flowers as they looked a little dull and turned out really well, my 9 embellishments came in the form of the letters which look OK now they've had a wash and really make the layout have a personal feel, my patterned paper is actually scanned pages from the Haynes manual for the car just inked and punched, I really like the finished page and yes we do have another Escort :)

Until next time xxx

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to my good friend Sandra aka Gotta Craft over on UKS, if I believe what she tells me, which honestly I don't, then she's 23 again today lol.

Here's the card I made for her as she just loves pottering in the garden just like myself so I thought Veggie Bella would be perfect (and was purchased especially), I used a combination of Derwent Watercolouring and Inktense pencils to colour in Bella and the greetings stamp I have no idea just ended up in my basket one day while I was browsing a shop!! American Crafts ribbon just to pretty it up and finish off... hope you like hun :)

Now my eldest son started High School this week and I wanted to share this photo of how totally grown up he looks and how handsome he is... yes I'm his Mom and I'm allowed to be proud and biased and I really am, although I might add he did not come home looking quite so pristine!!

Until next time xxx