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Monday, 14 March 2011

Friday Sketchers # 145, Lily of the Valley # 87, Bunny Zoe's Crafts # 10 and Totally Gorjuss # 71

Got a chance to make a card last night and finished it off this morning. 

I am entering it into four challenges:-
Friday Sketchers # 145 - Sketch by Jacque
Lily of the Valley # 87 - Say it with Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge # 10 - Happy Birthday with lots of pearls
Totally Gorjuss # 71 - Pearls and Lace

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock - Paper Mill
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft
Image - LOTV
Coloured with Distress Inks
Sentiment - LOTV
Happy Birthday Sentiment - Free with magazine
Woodware Punches
Martha Stewart Punch
Paper Cellar - Raffia Lace

I also want to show you photographs of two bracelets that Hollie and I made this weekend, using beads and safety pins.  Hollie was watching me and asked if she could help and she really enjoyed it and wore her bracelet yesterday.

My washing machine broke on Friday night.  Can't help thinking what is going to be next as so many things have broke already this year and it is only March.  Engineer is coming out tomorrow and I am hoping he will tell me that they will replace it with a new machine.  The drum has collapsed, which means the rubber around the door is twisted as well.  The drawer and kick plate at the moment flew off during the spin cycle and they won't go back on again.  The slot for the drawer has totally dismantled and the electrics also seem to be broke too.  It was quite scary, as we were having our tea and the machine started to make strange noises and everything started flying off it and items fell from the utility shelves and our poor dog was so scared.   Mum is doing my washing for me as I still had the uniforms to wash for the girls for school today.  So fingers crossed for a new machine.

Thanks for taking the time to pop by and visit.


Mina said...

omg Donna that washing machine is what I would technically call knackered...it defo need replaced...the bracelets you and your Daughter made are gorgeous...fabulous card and perfect for our new challenge...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Kezzy said...

I absolutely love your card and also the inside, you certainly keeping to your new years resolution. Love the bracelets, my daughter and I made some a couple of years ago as she got a kit for her birthday. They are so therapeutic to make which it seems you need right now. I can't believe the bad luck your having this year, and I bet it was really scary when the machine bits started flying out.

*mieke* said...

What a beautiful card you made Donna! And your bracelets are also terrific.
What annoying that your washing machine is broken, hopefully the problem is resolved quickly! Here in the Netherlands, the children go in 'normal' clothes to school. Funny all the differences between the Netherlands and America.
Love Mieke

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Donna and those bracelets are amazing; I can't figure out how you've made them! Houshold appliances always seem to break down when we can least afford to replace them. Will keep my fingers crossed for you! xx

Melly said...

Oh Donna
I love it! The colours are just fab and another fab wee image to go with those papers!
How did you make those stunning bracelets?? They are fab and I so wanna try hee!
Fingers crossed you got the washing machine sorted and a new one is on its way to you!
Hugs Melly xxx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Love these LOTV images. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

What a scare when your washing machine broke down. I used to hate anything like that when my kids were at school. Love your bracelets. I've got back into jewellery making recently. As if there weren't enough things I liked doing!!

Kat x

Granny P said...

Love the card. You're putting me to shame. I still haven't even inked one of the last LOV stamps and my bracelet kit is still sitting on the shelf. Will definitely have to get around to doing something this week.
Hope this post goes through - my washing machine is OK but the computer is a nightmare. Thus the reason for a lack of comments.

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi donna :) Give the washing machine a good kick - you will feel so much better! lol :)

Washing machine is the ONLY item I have ever taken additional cover on - its just so inconvenient when they dont want to play :( Hope you get a new one.

Love your card - the paper is really striking and bold, and the image is coloured perfectly to go with it. It really pops out from the card against those layers. Great layout too, and lovelypunchies.

Those bracelets are FAB!!! Ilove the idea of making them from safety pins, they look amazing.

Hope the rest of the week is stress-free and problem free,

take care



Janet said...

Gorgeous card Donna......hope you washing machine gets sorted.....my dishwasher is out of the action at the moment....that is easily coped with though.....hate it when the washer goes.....used to cry when the kids were little lol x

Phatelara said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours. :)

Debbie, Crafty Heart