Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fall Magnolia's!!!

I arrived home tonight from our Addicted to Paper Class to find a package from Magnolia Stamps waiting patiently for me. Yay, it's my stamps from the Magnolia Stamp Club Fall Collection, I am going to have some fun with these...after I finish my bits and peices I have to do for Ms G's wedding invitations...and after I get some more EzyMount....and after I prepare the minutes for a meeting at work...and after I take the kids to the pool for the swim I promised them a month ago...and after I clip Paylee and Brandy so that they can see out of their eyes...and after I watch my two episodes of Tru Blood so that I am finally caught up...and after...and after...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pretty in Purple!!!

I have managed to fit three challenges into this card. The sketch is from the WOJ Challenge. Pile It On Challenge was to use threes, so I have three layers on my flower, three buttons and three strands of string. Daring Cardmakers Challenge was to create a annversary card, so I used the saying "love grows happiness". DP is BG Wisteria, flower, cardstock are all random, flower, buttons and image are coloured with my copics.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Almost a Oopsy!!!

I love my fire, best thing for keeping warm in winter. I bought in an armload of wood today, to throw into the faithful old woodbox and lucky, lucky, lucky it was an armload I could see over as curled up in the bottom of the woodbox about to become a wood sandwich was that little Cheeky Monkey!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I Can Breathe Again!!!

Phew, xrays have declared Zak's ankle to be in one piece. It's a bad sprain that should have him 100% in three weeks, and he should be ok to drive next week. I am so happy I feel some retail therapy to celebrate is in order LOL.

Friday, August 21, 2009

DeJa Vue!!!

It's been a trying week for little old me, work is restructuring the workplace which is quite stressful - I am wondering what will change in my job, Grandma is still with us but is slowly getting better.....but wait there's more!

Zak had badminton in PE today...he's just returned from A & E after a three hour visit with a cast up to his knee (yup, deja vue as this was me only 6 months ago after my run in with the side of a hill)!!! He rolled his ankle in PE and they are concerned he has cracked it, x rays tomorrow will confirm.

This creates a whole load of new problems for me the main one being how to get the kids to school (including Zak and his crutches, remember I start work at 7.30 am), I am just wondering if it is possible for a head to physically explode because I don't think my little ole head can take anything else this week!

So I may be AWOL for a bit as I juggle these downs in my life of ups and downs, but I shall return and keep you guys updated as I find the time.

BTW thanks for the laugh today Trace (haven't laughed that much in awhile)...I went to visit Trace this afternoon and she showed me her poor Manga boy with the missing hunk in his arm, yup she hacked a chunk out of the rubber which has left him with an invisible man appearance happening on his arm - its a tad freaky looking really.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Five Good Things!!!

Five great things that happened to me today...actually five and a half

1. The new flowers I ordered arrived, and they are sooo cute.

2. My Greeting Farm order arrived and now I have more Anyas and a dog to play with, of all they are all mounted and ready to ink.

3. My charms from the UK arrived and I love them...even Grandma approves so they must be good

4. I ordered two cute butterflies and the nice lady sent me two extra as a gift.

5. I finally managed to colour an image that I am happy with for the Vintage Challenge at Stampin for the I just need to create a card to go with it.

5 1/2. I had a Union Meeting in New Plymouth so only had to work for three hours today.

Sweet Cupcake!!!

Bit of "Multi Tasking" happening here, managed to combine two Challenges - Friday Sketchers (a sketch, of course) and Whiff of Joy (use the colours pink and brown), I love this little "Henry Mouse", he's coloured with my copics. DP is SU "Sweet Always", cardstock is also SU, flowers, buttons and beading is all random.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Candy Time!!!

Here tis, my card for the Spoonful
of Sugar Challenge.
I used My Minds Eye "Feeling Groovy" DP, SU cardstock,
Prima "Dandies" and some brads to complete. Image is "Candy Time" coloured with Copics, I love Rachelle Anne Millars images, they are soooo sweet. Sorry, no close up as it blurred and it's too much effort to take another.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Only Orange!!!

This is my take on Friday Sketchers (it was also for Spponful of Sugar - Something Floral, but I missed the deadline...surprise, surprise), this Little Birdie GG is coloured with my copics (can't remember when I used something else), mounted on BG Gypsy DP, all cardstock is SU. Flowers and charm keep it simple and finish it off. I stickled around the GG because I didn't know what else to do, but I do like the shimmer effect. Thanks for checking in on me.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Horsin Around!!!

I am loving this card, as you know me and colouring animals usually do not mix, but today, voila, it's a true card making miracle (ohh brings a tear to my eye), this is for the Just Magnolia Challenge (have I mentioned how much I love Magnolias), and I thought Brutus needed an outing, coloured with my copics - not too shabbily methinks. I used BG Marrakech and distressed everything with Antique Linen (thats all DP and around Brutus), used buttons and some SU hardware to complete. Grandma did comment on this card - "is that meant to be a balloon coming out of the horses head?", "no, Grandma its called a tag"!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Marvelous Dahling!!!

I loved this Challenge. This card is for Stampin for the Weekend. I used one of my favourite Sugar Nellie's (coloured with copics), I teamed her up with My Minds Eye "Garden Party"
DP. used liquid pearls on her necklace and flowers and a charm to complete. The inside of the card reads "and on my birthday YOU must say I look marvelous" LOL, I love that.

Hail to the Queen!!!

This is my card for the WOJ Challenge, I turned the sketch
to fit everything in. I have used Queen Charlotte (and a stump) and coloured both with my copics. DP is BG Lemonade (have I told you how much I love this paper), flowers and ribbon I coloured with copics to match everything else and I was given some skeleton leaves from bride to be Glenys to finish everything off. Stayed home with Grandma today as she is still staying with us and not feeling the best, our whole house is on a no visitors who may be carrying bugs, germs or colds, coughs or flus order until she improves (thats doctors orders not mine).

Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy, Happy!!!

This is my take on the Sugar Bowl Challenge (it was the perfect day to be card making as the rain came down all afternoon). Doodling was the challenge and challenge it was for me, but see all those white dots - they are carefully "doodled" on.

I used one of Viv's Gorgeous Girls and coloured her with my Copics (more coming next week, yay), added some ribbon and flowers coloured with copics to match. DP is BG Colour Me Silly - I love this paper and finally got my hands on it at SENZ, cardstock is SU and text is SU. Ribbon is random.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Can't Stop the Rain!!!

I think I have a new addition to my addiction to scrapbooking, paper, card making and my copics, I think I am definitely addicted to Magnolias - I don't seem to be able to get enough of this little cutie. This is for the Just Magnolia Challenge and I have to say I had a great time putting this card together. Tilda is coloured with my copics (my new order arrived yesterday, yay), I used BG Lime Rickey (love this paper), coloured my charm with copics, added some buttons and flowers (my two favourite things to add), I distressed the edges of everything as that was the challenge

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Your Day!!!

I love the colours on this card, and have to say I am loving the flower - coloured with my copics to match everything else. This is my take on the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. Miss Anya coloured with copics, DP is Cosmo Cricket "Chemistry", cardstock is SU, buttons are random, text is from WOJ. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Make a Wish!!!

This is my card for the "A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge". I loved doing this challenge, everything came together so well, Sugar Nellie is coloured with my copics, and distressed around the edges, I made my own "flowers" which are actually quite cool, I think. DP is BG Sugared, cardstock and text is SU.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Grandma Vs Cheeky!!!

Grandma has been staying with us for the past 10 days as she hasn't been too well, Cheeky (remember the new kitten age 9 weeks) thinks she is the newest toy in the house and seems to delight in tormenting Grandma. During the week Grandma has been hanging the clothes in front of the fire, and as fast as she hangs them Cheeky is below her swinging on anything and everything that takes her fancy pulling it to the ground.

Today, we made a lovely stew for tea and had leftovers (Grandad keeps coming to visit Grandma and we never have enough tea) so we filled four bowls (two for Grandad, one for DH and a small one for Grandma for lunch tomorrow) and left them to cool on the bench. Sat down to watch "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and next thing Neeky is telling Cheeky off (BTW she wasn't watcing FSM with us!!!), why, you may ask - Cheeky had hopped up onto the bench walked past two bowls of cooling stew, tore a hole in the gladwrap on the third and eaten her way through half it before being rudely interrupted by Neeky!

Guess who's bowl of stew it was - thats right - Grandma's, between fits of laughter I tried to explain that our kitten was actually extremely clever and not really a "little shit" as Grandma declared - four bowls of stew in a row and Cheeky managed to find Grandma's, if thats not clever I don't know what is!!!
Pic is of the "Guilty" cleaning up after the "Alleged Crime"

Neeky's Natter - Top Dog

Neeky (age 7) wanted to make a boy card as she always makes girls cards. She created this for the Doodle Palace Challenge - using animals and fibres. Neeky chose Edwin and then added a dog and butterly from Sugar Nellie, her fibres are minimal as "this is a boys card, Mum". Neeky coloured Edwin, the dog and butterfly with my copics, she added a bit of chain to his belt (cause boys have that now) and raised him so he looks like he's standing further in front of the seat (Neeky's words, and ideas). I had to help cut Edwin and the dog out. This is Neeky's 2nd ever challenge and she is so excited her card is in a Challenge.