Sunday, 28 February 2010

Another week another challenge

Well I am really getting into these blog challenges and thought that I would have a go at another Polka Doodles challenge.  This weeks theme is a shaped card.  My inspiration is due to a poorly friend who has recently been in hospital with Pneumonia and what better to cheer her up than Priscilla!

Yes that is snow you can see outside!!

A lovely view of Priscilla's butt...

The text box says 'that's Neigh good hope you are feeling better soon'.  For those of you not of scottish descent translation for neigh being not!

The sentiment on the front says 'feeling a little horse'!

All images and backing papers were taken from the Polka Doodles Back to Nature CD.  I must admit all the hard work has been taken out of this card due to Nikki's great CD.

As you can see it is a spinner card which now needs a specialist envelope.... so I will need to go and make one before sending it.  Hope you like the card as much as I liked making it.  Vx

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Feeling inspired

After doing the Sugar Nellie Blog Hop I felt inspired to enter a card into the Sugar Bowl blog competition.  The card had to include 3 flowers, 2 brads and 1 button.  Managed to stick to the card layout but fitting in the flowers and the button (well embossed button) was a bit of a challenge.  But hey here it is...

The paper with the dog bowls was a free download from a craft magazine and of course the centre piece being Angus and his bone.  Hope you  like it - I had a great time putting it together.

Wow two blog competitions in one weekend - I am exhausted...

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Blog hopping

Well I have just completed the Sugar Nellie Blog hop and very inspirational it has been.  Still a bit frightened of the whole colouring in thing.  So my Sugar Nellie creation is very plain.  But the stamp is so lovely i think it looks quite good in its simplicity... i think!

Since this picture was taken I have added some spotty paper as an insert which shows off the scalloped edge of the card.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Feeling very proud of myself

Not only have I just spent and hour at the gym - yes working out and not just blethering,.... I have also made my first card for a blog competition with 2 children off school ill (well play acting as I like to call it) and luckily my youngest quite happily entertaining himself whilst keeping an eye on mum! 

Unfortunately it is not a very good picture.  My digital camera is eating up batteries quicker than you can switch it on, so I have had to rely on my scanner which does not really show the card of at its best...

The challenge is from Polka Doodles and has to include a bird somewhere on the design.  Not only is this my first attempt at a blog competition it is also my first attempt at using angel fibres (this is what is causing the glare from the scanner!!)  I have used images from the Back to Nature CD from Polka Doodles.

Its not very clear from the picture but the 3 circles are mounted on 2mm foam pads.  Will try to take another picture with my hubby's mobile phone in the morning when there is hopefully better light.  Keep your fingers crossed.  Off to have my well earned drinkie.  Vxx

Not sure that this shows it off any better but at least the glare from the Angel fibres has gone!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Now I know why I kept putting it off..

Well having three kids is very time consuming especially when they are all under 6!  Always mean to blog but someone is usually nipping at my heals requiring something.  Although my daughter has been a great source of entertainment over the last couple of weeks.  She has just turned 5 and is still having tantrums.... i thought they should have passed by now but friends tell me they just get worse with age.  I suppose they master them the more experienced they get. 

I will share one episode as it really did make me giggle.  It all started when she was writing the alphabet and she got a b and d mixed up.  I commented on what a lovely 'd' she had written - no she replied 'its not a d its a b' paddy ensued when I would not concur.  Ended up in my daughter being possessed by someone not of this world and her having to be carried upstairs to her room.  Not willing to remain there I had to hold the door closed until she calmed down.  But before she calmed down she uttered the following (please read this in a very screamy woman possesed voice to get full effect) "if you do not let me out of this room now you're......... FIRED".  I still have not been reinstated so I should probably change this to read mother of 2!

Anyhooo - on to things crafty. Despite being fired I managed to make a Birthday Card for my ermm daughter.... it was very sparkly and does have scallops along the bottom which appear to have been cut off when scanning!  Really need to get a new camera..

Used a Stampin Up stamp on this Birthday card from and idea pinched at a Stampin Up party a couple of weeks ago.

Need to go as my youngest has woken up from his nap.  Will try and get back soon.  Ta ta