Friday, 27 April 2012

Missing and Moving

Good afternoon all.
I am alive honest! 
We have moved out of our house and living in temporary accommodation with the view to hopefully be moving again around the 14th May to Scopwick in Lincolnshire. 
The internet connection here in Corton, Suffolk is awful as is the phone signal so everything we do has to be worked around a car journey. I feel like an unpaid secretary, David drives and I catch up on all the necessary phone calls and internet business. It really is no joke.
So I hope to be back to normal (if there is such a thing) very soon, if not I may well of gone mad. I am so missing crafting, it is untrue.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Moving Along With The Times Vintage/Shabby Chic

Good morning well no it isn't really not in this house anyway! At least the weather has cheered up somewhat here in the East of England, the question is how long will it last?

We have been waiting weeks to sign our contracts for the sale of our house and we didn't want to pack until they were signed so as not to jinx anything (our last sale fell through just before signing and we had to unpack everything, well yesterday afternoon we got a call from our solicitors to say the other parties want to complete THIS Friday!! That gives us three days to arrange storage as we still don't have anywhere to live and get this 4 storey 7 bedroom house packed, not a chance and that is exactly what we told them lol. We told the solicitor next Wednesday at the earliest and would you believe they still have not come back to us nor have we even signed the papers so who knows what is going on. I feel so sorry for my poor hubby as I cannot help with the packing and he is running round like a headless chicken not knowing if he is coming or going. My mum has been here for a few days and done quite a bit and my daughter insists on helping even though she shouldn't, my son's and son in law to be will arrive at the weekend so hopefully all will fall into place, fingers crossed.

Anyway enough doom and gloom lol and onto the matter in hand, this week at Moving Along With The Times Sue challenged us to Shabby Chic or Vintage and this is so NOT my thing. I was completely stumped for what to make when I remembered my Cricut Heritage cartridge and this is what I created. I cut the penny farthing at 5", the lamp post at 5.5" and the fence at 3.5" but stretched it. I ran the fence section through the paper crimper although it doesn't show up too well in this photo, the bicycle and lamp post have been tripled embossed with velum added to the light panels of lamp before adding glossy accents. Not the best of card's but hey ho we have to learn from our mistakes.

All Papers - DCWV 'Le Creme' Stack
Paper Crimper - Fiskars
Gems - Poundland
Cricut - Heritage Cartridge
Embossing - Ranger Embossing Powder & Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Sentiment - Personal Impressions

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Sweet Stamps - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Vintage
Anything Goes - Anything Goes

That's all from me for today, hopefully by my next post I won't homeless any longer lol.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Crafty Calendar April Challenge

Good morning everyone. It's the first Saturday of the month and so that means it is time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar Challenges. This month our challenge is 'Egg-stra Special' with the option of 'More than one fold'

For my card I used this delightful little Mo Manning 'Chickies' image and combined it with some more of those Shery K Design papers I used on my last project. The is my first card in this design (not that I know what they call them) and I really enjoyed making it but oh boy not photographing it which is why you got two for the price of one lol. This card will go to my godson along with his egg.

6" Card Blank & Extra Card Piece - Craft Superstore
Card Stock - Cord'nations
Designer Papers - Shery K Designs 'Egg Hunt'
Image - Mo Manning 'Chickie'
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Twine - Echo Park
Gems - Stash

Promarker & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Burnt Orange, Terracotta, Ginger & Oatmeal
T-Shirt & Boots - Amber, Honeycomb & Gold
Dungaree's - Surf Blue, Duck Egg & Glacier Blue
Bucket - Cool Grey 5, 3 & 2
Chicks - Yellow & Soft Lime
Grain - Burnt Orange, Honeycomb, Oatmeal, Gold & Soft Lime

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Sketches By Carly - Sketch
Card Makin' Mama's - Easter
Bronte & Bella - Anything Goes + optional sketch
C.R.A.F.T - Easter/Spring
Dutch Dare - Fancy Folds
Sarah Hurley - Easter
Just Inspirational - Easter Pictures
Paper Play - Shaped Card's

Friday, 6 April 2012

A Card For A Few Challenges

Good evening all I hope you are all enjoying the Easter holidays, the weather isn't great here on the east coast of England but at least it isn't raining.

I started this card about a week ago and finally got it finished on Wednesday but haven't had chance to post it until now. It was a commissioned card for a 10 year old's birthday. The lady picked the image after seeing the last card I made with it, I don't use an image for months and then use it 3 times in about a month lol.  I have just realised I took the photo before adding the sentiment! I used these new digi papers from Shery K Designs called 'Egg Hunt' and I have to say they are amazing quality especially at $1.50 around 92p.

6" Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Card Stock - Cord'nations
Designer Papers - Shery K Designs 'Egg Hunt'
Image - Sugar Nellie 'Country Garden'
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Die Cut Trim - Bazzill
Gems - Stash

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Coral, Saffron & Ivory
Hair - Burnt Sienna, Walnut, Caramel, Buttercup & Lemon Chiffon
Jeans - Petrol Blue, Cadet Blue, Denim Blue & Pastel Blue
Top - Watermelon, Cocktail Pink, Baby Pink, Tea Rose, Purple & Orchid
Basket - Henna, Cocoa, Cinnamon & Caramel 
Grass & Leaves - Chartreuse & Leaf Green
Flowers - Gold, Pumpkin & Amber
Challenges I would like to enter it into:-
Elphine House - Easter Colours/Pastels
Belles n Whistles - Butterflies
Digi Doodle Shop - Something New
I Love Promarkers - Spring
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Flowers & Butterflies
Through The Craftroom Door - Spring With A Butterfly

That's all folks, enjoy the rest of your weekend

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Moving Along With The Times Va Va Voom

Well I can't say good morning because this weather is absolutely dreadful and so so cold, what a comparison from last week! I really hope the weather warms up for those of you going away for the Easter Holidays.

I am still on the hunt for a new house without too much luck but thanks to my Moving Along team mate's Lisa Jane's comment last week I now have the Occupational Therapist on the case so thanks Lisa. I hadn't even given them a thought, probably because the O.T assigned to me once out of hospital was so unhelpful!, luckily she has moved on and the new one seem's far nicer much like the original one I had whilst in hospital.

Right onto the matter in hand this week at Moving Along With The Times Shell set us the challenge of Va Va Voom (Sexy Ladies) and who better to sponsor us than Kenny K Designs

I have used the fabulous Bodacious Bev which I coloured with both Promarkers & Flexmarkers. Having made the card I was going to leave it without a sentiment until needed but a friend called by, saw it and asked if she could have it for her husband. She picked this sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs to go with it and it makes me chuckle each time I read it.

6" Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Card Stock - Cord'nations
Designer Papers - Craft Creations
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Ribbon - Craftmania
Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities & Edgeabilities
Gems - Stash

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Eyes - Celestial Blue & Glacier Blue
Lips, Cross, Necklace & Tattoo - Berry Red & Red
Hair - Black, Cool Grey 5, Cool Grey 3 & Cool Grey 2
Dress - Crimson, Berry Red & Red, Black, Cool Grey 5 & Cool Grey 2
Boots - Black, Cool Grey 5, Cool Grey 4, Cool Grey 3, Cool Grey 2, Crimson & Berry Red.

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:-
Joanna Sheen - It's A Man's World
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - To Die For
Ladybug Crafts - Spots & Stripes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Dots & Stripes
Karen's Doodles - For A Male
Stamp With Fun - Not Easter
Kenny K - April Fool

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely Easter and don't forget to join in our challenge to win a great prize from Kenny K.