Saturday, 25 August 2012

Having a break

Eric's funeral was on Wednesday. Thank you all for your very best wishes. I'm taking a break until I feel a little better. Please keep me in your thoughts and I'll be back with you soon.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

#127 Back to School

This week the challenge at One Stitch at a Time is Back to School. I had Barb's image of 'Yo' to work with and it's available at Stitchybear's Digital Stamp Shop.

It's the first time I've made an A5 card for ages but by the time I'd cut the image with a Spellbinders rectangle nestie I felt this size card would suit. The pale blue and the navy blue card are both from Papermill. The spotted paper is from a Papermania pack. I coloured the image with Promarkers and then matted it on to the scalloped nestie. The buttons are from Create and Craft and the baker's twine is from Creative Expressions. I typed some 'sums', cut them, edged them with a blue marker and that was it.

The sponsor is Joanna Sheen - check out the challenge blog for the prize structure.

I'm entering the card in to the following challenges~:
Raise the Bar - Back to School
Simply Create Too - Back to School
Moving Along with the Times - Anything but Square
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Child's Play
Scrap Creations - Kids Theme
Twisted Tuesday - Are you Blue?
Use it Tuesday - All About School -I've had the pale blue card and buttons for years.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Very sad news

I'm very sad to say that my husband, Eric, died yesterday afternoon after a very short illness.He was at home and our two sons and daughters in law were with us. It was a great shock that he went so quickly but he knew we were all there. Thank you all for your best wishes over the past few weeks, they were very much appreciated. Eric enjoyed hearing all about you and enjoyed the 'blog' life through me.

I'm sure when I feel able to join in again that you'll keep me uplifted. Thank you again.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

#126 Anything Goes

The theme at One Stitch at a Time is Anything Goes so come along and join, you'll enjoy it. Josephine had the task of choosing an image for the two of us to use and she chose this wonderful image, Woodland Scene, by Donna (Lil Diva) of Stitchybear Digital Stamps Shop.

I framed the image with silver card and set it an angle on a mat of black and silver card. The black card is from Papermill and the silver card was in a Secret Santa gift so I have no idea of the maker. The silver leaves are all from Spellbinders and Marianne dies. The three pearls are from Kanban. I hope I've done this beautiful image justice.

The sponsor this week is Creative Craft World but please check the OSAAT blog for the prize structure.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion- Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Sparkle and Shine
Love to Create - Punches and Dies
The Crazy Challenge - Black, white and 1 other. Mine - black, white and silver

Sunday, 5 August 2012

#125 White plus 1 other

Here is the beautiful image 'Hope' by Jess at Stitchybear Digital Stamps Shop. The theme at the One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog is 'White plus 1 other' (plus skin and hair if necessary). Obviously because of this image I used pink as my one other.

I used a card blank by Craft UK and pink card by Papermill. The embossing folder used on the white paper is a Spellbinders M-bossability. I coloured the image with my pink Promarker  before cutting with a Spellbinders oval nestie. The pink gem butterfly, pink ribbons and clear gems are all by 'Touched by a Butterfly'.

The sponsor this week is            but please check out the prizes on OSAAT challenge blog.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:

Simon Say Stamp and Show - What do you say?
Squigglefly - Speak to me
My Mum's Craft Shop - Ice cream flavours, my favourite strawberry and vanilla
The Paper Shelter - Glitz and Glimmer
The Perfect Sentiment - Perfect sentiment for our girlfriends
Word Art Wednesday - Encouraging Quote or sentiment