Thursday, 24 June 2010

Weird sort of week!

Yep, loads happening . . . some good, some not so good ! To end the week, I've been asked to go on the schools residential trip to support a boy with behavioural problems and the trips NEXT WEEK! Just wondering when I can fit everything in . . .

* Tomorrow off to Bristol for the University's open day
* Saturday am acting as a chaperone all day
* Sunday same as Saturday
* Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur & Fri away at residential
* Saturday acting as a chaperone again
* Sunday same a s Saturday !!!
* Monday . . back to work

Boy, oh boy am I looking forward to the summer holidays as I will need them to catch up with myself! Now onto this weeks theme at Fab'n'Funky Challenges which is "Sew and Sew" . You can use faux or real stitching or alternatively, sew something onto your project.


I went for faux stitching and then I have sewn the buttons onto my flowers. All the papers and elements are from the "All around and everywhere" CD from Polka Doodles. I made the card shape by drawing around a dinner plate and then punching out a whole load of circles to make my scallops.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says - theme is "friends"
C.R.A.F.T - colour combo this week of black, lime green & lilac

I hope to have a quick catch up on Saturday and will visit as many peeps as possible but please forgive me if I don't leave you a comment . . . not sure I could fit it all in!

Lou
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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Friday, 18 June 2010

Polka Doodles

Thought I'd spend some time on here catching up with blogging buddies and realised that my post only shows my card . . . whoops !

This is the card I made for my Daddy for this Sunday and I have used loads of bits from the FAB Polka Doodles "Not for Girls" CD. It is jammed chocker with great men/boys bits.



I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge: theme is "one for the boys"
Creative Craft Challenges: theme is "for the man in your life" . . . one of the men in my life is still my Daddy!

Back off to catch up with you all now . . . take care . . . ,

Lou
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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

ICS #70

Sorry for my leave of absence but have been "nurse mum" for the last week or so. Aaron (youngest son) managed to hurt his neck after a friend gave him a massage ! ! He went into school & told his friends that his neck hurt because he must of slept funny, so 1 friend kindly offered to massage it for him. Apparently they carefully put they're arms around his neck, squeezed & pulled, he heard a click and felt a hot sensation running up his neck ! ! So after a while (!) in A&E, we were issued loads of painkillers & a selection on heat pads. Aaron has literally been doped up to his eyeballs which has given him a false sense of security & mobility . . . but thankfully he is now on the mend . . . but not quick enough for him to represent the school at high jump on Thursday.

Now this week sketch over at Inspirational Card Sketches (ICS) is another great one from Dawn and I have used it to make another Father's Day card . . .


All the papers and elements are from Polka Doodles "Paper Boutique" CD. The CD has a great selection of templates, papers, embellies and loads more. Just a bit of matting / layering and my card came together rather quickly. Just hope it's manly enough now . . . lol !

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T Challenges - Father's Day
Creative Craft Challenges - "for the man in your life"


Well before I go, I thought I'd share my ICS card from last week and I used Dawn's sketch to make a Christmas Card ! ! ! My 1st Christmas card for 2010 . . . might be organised this year . . you never know !


No DP on this card, all stamped backgrounds, which have been inked and chalked. The flowers (poinsettia) have also been stamped, layered & finished with a glitter centres. For this card, I have used the "Christmas Doodles" stamp set from Polka Doodles.

Take care everyone and hoping to catch up . . . I know, I say that and never do but promise this week . . . promise . . ,

Lou
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Friday, 4 June 2010

Yep it was me again . . .

. . . who set the challenge over at Polka Doodles. The challenge I decided to set everyone this week is to create a "Modern/Retro" themed anniversary card as hubby and I are celebrating 20 years of wedded bliss on 9th June ! ! ! We like to think that we still fit into that category (modern, retro & hip) although I think the kids might strongly disagree !!!


All the papers and digi toppers (or stampies as Nix likes to call them) are from the new "All around and Everywhere" CD and I have followed this week
2S4U sketch to start me off (as it were!) I have also used my Stampin Up and Martha Stewart punches to create the decorative edges.


Now the sentiment is a mixture of Letraset rub-ons, alphabet stamps & some lime green rub-ons (sorry, don't know the company as they weren't in their original packaging). The card is also quite big; 8" x 8" so hopefully hubby will be able to spot it!


I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

2S4U - followed this weeks sketch
Digital Tuesday Challenge - they want us to "get trendy" and I have chosen "Kitch Retro" as my trend.
A Spoon Full of Sugar - to make a celebration card

Have a great Friday everyone and I am off for a LONG blog hop. I have missed out on all the gossip and fab projects everyone has made so need to sort this out ASAP ! lol x

Lou
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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Whoops . . the one that got away!

Unfortunately life conspired against me last week with family matters plus training courses and I forgot to "blog" my Polka Doodles card but what makes this worse is that I set the challenge ! ! ! So many apologies to the lovely Polka Doodlers over at PD Towers. Now the challenge was called . .
"Sew and Sew"

which is pretty self-explanatory really. I made a HUGE 8" x 8" card for a friends birthday and new straight away what I wanted to do as I had inspiration from ICS with sketch #26 (which I have rotated 90' clockwise) . . .


I have used papers from the new CD "All around & Everywhere" to create my patchwork background and also my multi-layered flower, (which was finished with a pearl effect button I found in a drawer at my Dad's house!)


I have used several different edging punches from SU and Martha Stewart. The heart was hand cut, distressed a little & chalked the edges. Finally card finished with some chiffon ribbon. The word has been made using Letraset rub ons and you will definitely be seeing more of these as I found a box full crammed chocker with oodles & oodles of sheets that I had forgotten I had . . how could I forgotten these !?!?!
Sorry, you've got 3 photo's of the same card as I am still playing with my new camera and because I liked elements of all the photo's (but didn't prefer one photo over the other), I am sharing all with you . . . lol x

So as a quick summary, here are the challenges I am entering my card into:

Polka Doodles - "Sew and Sew"
Inspirational card Sketches - to pick any old sketch we loved and re-use it. I have chosen sketch #26
Creative Craft Challenges - theme is "Ribbon and Bows"
Charisma Cardz Challenges - to use flowers on our cards.

Happy Thursday everyone and I'm off to cut the grass before it gets too warm . . yep, I said it . . too warm !

Lou
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