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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Allsorts # 140, Cute Card Thursday # 202, Craft Us Crazy # 20 and Papertake Weekly

Started this card on Sunday but am only getting it finished this morning. 

Hollie went on a residential trip with the school on Monday morning and won't be back until Thursday afternoon.  Although the place where they are going is only about 10-12 miles away (Woodhall, Kilrea), it is the first time Hollie has been away from home. She said part of her wanted to go and part of her didn't but she got packed on Sunday and went smiling to school on Monday.  They are not allowed to have any contact with home while they are away, this was annoying Hollie, so I packed her an old mobile that we had and told her if she used it not to get caught.  She rang on Tuesday morning and so far so good.  Up until midnight chatting and enjoyed the activities on Monday - forest walk and a maze.  She said they were going orienteering on Tuesday and then canoeing on Wednesday. House is so quiet without her.  Thought I would try and craft while she was away, as I wouldn't have to do homeworks etc. and would have a bit more free time but I am used to her crafting with me, and it makes me miss her even more.  Roll on Thursday to have her home again. She doesn't have to go to school on Friday and then she is off for a week for half term and it is also her 10th birthday on Valentine's Day and she wants to go ice skating and out for dinner.  

I am entering my card into four challenges:-

Allsorts # 140 - Free and Easy February - Part 1
Cute Card Thursday # 202 - Buttons and Bows
Craft Us Crazy # 20 - Anything Goes - (2nd entry)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

I made this card for my brothers daughter who is one today.

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock and Ribbon - Local craft shop 
Patterned Paper - Echo Park
Pearls - Mei Flower
Buttons from stash
Image - Sugar Nellie
Coloured with Distress Inks

Thought I would mention that Hollie got a special mention on Saturday on A Gem of A Challenge for the card she entered into challenge 38.  She was so pleased and smiled about it all day.

Thanks for popping by, hopefully get round to visit later before I go the Girls Brigade.


Time-To-Share said...

Hi Donna, lovely card - very sweet. I remember first time Callum went on a residential visit, you really miss them. He really didn't enjoy it and said when he came home he was never going away again! Needless to say he has and had a great time. Went to Denmark with the music department two summers ago and is heading to Paris with them again in June. Luv Trish x

Deb said...

wow, this is so adorable, very pretty card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna, it's awful when one of them is away isn't it?! Wait until they leave home - it's terrible!

I absolutely love your card today! Such pretty colours and an absolutely adorable image!

debby4000 said...

Oh Donna this is so beautiful, such a sweet image.

Lou said...

Hi! Donna,hope Hollie is home safe and sounds like she would have had a great time and know just how you felt : )
Your card is really lovely,such pretty fresh colours and what a sweet SN image,not seen this one before.
**birthday wishes to Hollie** for 14th,have a lovely time.
hugs Lou.xxx

Mina said...

aaawwww I remember my Daughters first school trip away she was exactly the same, but after that there was no stopping her she even went sking twice with them...I know exactly what you mean about missing her too...your card is lush, so bright and gorgeous...fabulous image colouring to Donna
Mina xxx

Mandy said...

Lovely card Donna,great colours and papers....Hope Hollie had a great time on her trip,I did the same as you when Katy did her first residential,phone in the bottom of her bag,told her not to get caught,what did she do use it in the loo,with the teacher in the next cubicle....lol...Luckily the teachers knew that all the kids Mum's had done the same and they turned a blind eye..Think they had happier kids as they had spoken to family....Congrats to Hollie on her mention we all loved her card....
Mandy x

xxxtglxxx said...

Aww, that no contact rule must be very hard, so glad she smuggled her phone! :D lol.

Your card is bright and cheery and thats such a cute image! :)

Have a smashing weekend Donna :)



Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful work!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papetake Weekly and hope you join us again soon.
hugs, Sharon

Hollie said...

Hi mummy
I love the card it is so pretty I hope Lydia liked it ,looking forward to see what you do next

Hugs Hollie

p.s Thank you I am having a great birthday

Janet said...

Aw this is soo sweet Donna! x

Mandy said...

Hi Donna,
Just dropping by to say hi and have a great weekend...
Mandy x

Melly said...

Stunning card petal!
I always love the papers you use and that wee image is so cute!
Hope Hollie had a fab time and your loving having her back home??
Have a fab half term with all of them lol!
Hugs Melly xxx

Ann-Marie said...

Hi Donna, fab card love the colours you've used and the layout inside the card too. I worried the whole time Luke went on his residential never thought to put a phone in but I will when he has his next one next year. Hope Hollie had a great 10th birthday. They grow up so fast don't they!!! Take care, Ann-Marie xxx