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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Pink Gem, Totally Gorjuss, Paper take Weekly and Flutterby Wednesday

Finally got round to making a card.  Have had a busy few days and not much time for crafting.  My other half took a few days off at the end of last week and we took the girls to The Ulster Folk Museum in Bangor and Ice Skating at Dundonald on Friday.  Saturday we went to go to Belfast Zoo, only it was very wet when we arrived, so instead went out the coast road to Portaferry, across on the ferry boat to Strangford and then home in time for the X-Factor. Sunday was not to bad a day, so decided to get a little more fence painting, etc done in the back garden, so that it is ready for the winter. Then on Monday I started to get uniforms, etc labelled for going back to school as my youngest daughter Hollie started back today (Thursday) and is in P5.  Seems like only yesterday she started P1 and cried for the whole year as she didn't want to stay.  Tuesday was a big day for my eldest daughter as she got her GCSE results.  She got 4A's, 2B's and 4C's.  Although one of the C's is being checked as she had got a 'B' in her maths in January and the mark is shown as her re-sit in June, which was lower.  Anyway, I was over the moon at these results, but she was not happy as she thought she wouldn't get back to do AS/A levels, as you need B's in the subjects you want to do and she got a C in Home Economics.  Had an interview in the afternoon and she got back into Lower Sixth and she was really happy and said that meant more to her than getting the results.  She is for doing Spanish, French, English Literature and hopefully Home Economics.  Will know later today about that subject.  Tomorrow will also be my eldest daughter Shannon's birthday and she will be seventeen, so I suppose it will be driving lessons for her.  So onto my card eventually.  Sorry for all the waffle, but it keeps like a little diary for me, you know with old age and all that forgetfulness you get.
As I have missed a few challenges and am doing a little bit off catch-up, I am entering this card into four challenges.
Pink Gem - Follow Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - A Star - (hope the star on the little fairy/sentiment is ok for this challenge)
Papertake Weekly - 3,2,1 Recipe - 3 Layers, 2 Designer Papers and 1 piece of Ribbon
Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge - Just use a fairy, butterfly or angel - used a fairy
Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock - Paper Mill and Doodlebug
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug
Martha Stewart Punch
Sentiment - Elzybells
Image - Pink Gem
Ribbon and Gems - Doodlebug
Coloured with Distress Inks
Thanks for popping by, it is very much appreciated, as are all your comments.  Hopefully will get a bit more crafting done again after the girls are all back at school on Tuesday.


Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card! fab colour combo & great layout ...good luck! xx Lizzy xx :)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous adorable card.

Lisa aka Myran said...

The girl is super cute!! Love the extra glitter.
Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week :)

Nina S. B. Macaulay said...

Such a sweet card! love the chritmas colours :O)
Thanks for joining in with the Totally Gorjuss challenge this week!
Wishing you a good weekend.

Hugs Nina x

Clabby said...

Congrats to Shannon on the results - hopes she loves 6th year. You put the rest of us to shame with all you get done and posted. The girls must love giving these cards out to their friends - you should be really proud of them!

Jodi said...

Adorable image and great colors too!! Thank you for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!
Jodi =)

Mina said...

wow Donna, Im exhausted just reading this...sounds like you had a fab time and well done on your Daughters brill results..I love your bright wonderful christmas card too
Mina xxx

Jennifer said...

Lovely to see your creation with my sketch...I love it! Thanks for entering 'A Gem Of A challenge! xx Jenny xx

Mandy said...

Adorable card...Great take on the sketch...Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Donna, you did a great job with the sketch :)

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge & Good Luck!

Tracey x
Special Guest Designer

dolcreations said...

I just love the glittery effect you gave your card! Love the fun Christmas paper too! Great card!