Thursday, August 23, 2012

Missing Posts

Typical, seems there have been problems with my scheduled  posts earlier this week, they didn't happen and they have disappeared from the listings, shouldn't grumble really as they are always scheduled and it doesn't happen often,  but why did it have to happen when I am unwell and not up to checking it out ! Makes me want to scream.  Hopefully all will be back to normal this weekend, I just need to feel well enough to make something.

Feeling marginally better today, although not moving much as the ear infection has left me more unbalanced than usual (no rude comments please).  Many thanks for the thoughtful comments about the loss of our Sweep last week, they were very much appreciated.

So onto the missing posts, I am going to make it one big posting, as I'm really not up to sitting like this for long.

On Sunday it was time for a new challenge over at CD Sunday with the theme of 'Cute Christmas', the DT were fortunate enough to be given Elegant Inspirations - Christmas Comfort CD to play with, there are two cd's in this pack one is the normal kind of thing you would expect in the shape of images and backing papers etc., the other cd is full of different cutting files which you can use either with a cutting machine or to print off and cut out by hand.  CD Sunday also have a spare CD to give to the lucky winner of the top 3 this week, so make sure you pop over and have a look.  apart from papers.images from the CD I also used my new holly corner die and added some red Waco Pearl drops for the berries, and a little gold mirri for layering.

On Monday there was also a new challenge over at Ooh-la-La, and their theme for the fortnight is 'All at Sea' my image/papers for this are from 'Boys to Men' CD. with added die cuts from Marianne Creatables using cored'inations card which I lightly sanded after cutting/embossing.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Memories of Sweep

A very sad day for us yesterday we had to have Sweep put to sleep, a month ago she was diagnosed with cancer in her lower jaw, we knew we wouldn't have her with us for much longer, so made the most of her last few weeks with us, (hence my lack of visits to blogs lately) she was spoilt rotten for those weeks, to anyone that knows us, they'll find that hard to believe!! as she was already fairly spoilt anyway, so lots of extra cuddles and had all sorts of treats, she was 'our baby', more like a human than a cat, accompanying us on our various travels around Europe with the caravan, Cats are not so usual to see on caravan sites, so she would frequently attract small children wanting to see or stroke her on her walks around a campsite on her lead, thank goodness she was a good traveller, she had her own seat and safety harness in the car so she could see out and would complain loudly if she couldn't see enough, she selected her special corner in the caravan.  She was 18 years old and has given us many a laugh with her daft antics. As you can know if you've ever had a pet in your life for a few years there have been lots of tears shed lately, we will miss her terribly.

This card is one I made a while ago for my very good friend Clare and also Sweeps' original owner slave. Sweep spent a fair bit of time with us before we adopted her, as Clares' life suddenly changed and was often away travelling on business for weeks at a time, so in the end it made more sense if Sweep stayed with us permanently.

Christmas in August - MTTC DT

My first xmas card this year, I'm so far behind, I generally try to start making them around March, now I'l  have to get a shift on.  I bought a Kanban kit a couple of years ago and never got around to using it at all, I wanted something quick and easy so this seemed ideal and is my DT card for My Time  to Craft this week where the challenge is Christmas in August.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Exotic Birds and Blooms - CD Sunday DT

Good Morning, I must aplogise to my followers who have left me lovely comments recently, with one thing and another I've not managed to visit and comment on your postings lately, life just seems to get in the way at every turn these days, it's as much as I can do to get my DT cards made, let alone much else, I do promise to try and improve over the next few weeks as things settle down and my health is less of a problem.

This week over at CD Sunday the theme is Exotic Birds and Blooms, So Joanna Sheens' Eastern Treasures CD to be the obvious lace to look for something suitable, and unusually I decided to go purple, the colours  jumped out me, I know it's my fav colour, but I do try to avoid making purple creation as otherwise they would all end up being purple.  Don't forget to pop over to my teamies blogs and see their creations.

charisma cardz - flowers and fauna

Monday, August 6, 2012

Oriental - OLLCB DT

Another two weeks gone so time for a new challenge over at Ooh-La-La Challenge Blog, this time the theme is Oriental, I love the colours of the image and papers which are from Floral Extravaganza by Ooh-La-La Creations, it's a quick and easy this time for me.

craft your passion
dream valley
make it monday

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bingo - CD Sunday DT

Morning, I enjoyed looking at all your masculine cards last week, making it a hard decision to pick my top 3, so it's time for another challenge over at CD Sunday and this week our theme is Bingo, I selected the row with flowers, senti, gems, you can see the other choices if you pop over to the CD Sunday Blog.

My creation this week is using an image from Joanna Sheens' Precious Petals CD, isn't she so cute.  Hope to see your Bingo entries during the week.

2 sisters - anything goes
catch the bug - anything goes
challenge up your life - anything goes
simply create too - anything goes
corrosive challenge - Birthday
comea nd get it - Adult Birthday