I have created this blog as a record of all the scrapbook layouts, cards, etc., that I make.

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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.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Papertake Weekly, Flutterby Wednesday # 188, Craft Us Crazy # 20 and Pollycraft Monday # 125

Can't believe I got a chance to make another card.  Thought I would try using Pippi Longstockings from Sugar Nellie again. 

I am entering my card into four challenges :-

Papertake Weekly - Follow Sketch
Flutter by Wednesday # 188 - Open with fairy, angel or butterfly
Craft Us Crazy # 20 - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Monday # 125 - Favourite Things - Love these My Minds Eye Papers and think this image has now become a favourite too.

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock- Paper Mill
Patterned Papers - My Minds Eye
Image - Sugar Nellie
Coloured with Distress Inks
Ice Stickles
Card Candy (white and then coloured with distress inks to match image)
Ribbon from stash - think it is really appropriate as it took me a long time to make my mind up about this image, now I love her.
Flower - Sissix - forgot I had this die, found it when I was tidying my craft shelves

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