Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Strawberry basket

I would like to say hello to my new follower and hope you enjoy looking at my blog.  Some news to tell, I have just joined Friday Sketch Challenge as a member of their design team.  I am very excited as this is all new to me.   If you are interested in taking part in the challenge which has about 10 days to run then pop over and join us.  I was  unfortunately too late for this challenge to obtain a digi from the sponsor so there is no card from me yet.  The good news is that there are three digi stamps up for grabs from  SimplyBstamps.net    they have some very lovely digi's and you can see an example of them from the DT members on the challenge or go straight to their website.

Last night I made this card with an old Stampin Up set.

Inside of card

For this card I used the following:

Image from Stampin Up
Sentiment from Woodware stamps
X cut square die
Red card and gingham paper from stash
Ribbon (actually got this from M&S last week, it was wrapped around my new pyjamas) and just couldn't waste it.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Baby and Hearts

Hi again everyone, this is my second card for the day.  This one using a Meljen freebie that I have had for some time.

For this card I used the following:

Image by Meljen
Papers, flowers from stash
Baby die from Provo Craft

Birthday Boy

Hi everyone, hope you all have a good weekend.  I have finally managed to make a card, Yippee.
I am entering this card in the Friday Sketch Challenge - they have a sponsor this challenge and the prize is a lovely stamp from All that Scraps, so pop over and join in the challenge.

For this card I used the following:

Image by Molly Bloom
Brown card, patterned paper, ribbon, buttons all from stash

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge - #17 by Samantha
Southern Girls Challenge - Challenge #44 --About the Boys!
Desmet Designs  - May Challenge

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


After having all that trouble in February with BT they have managed again to mess up my line.  Had no internet or telephone on thursday last week.  My husband telephoned them and was told that it would be fixed next tuesday before 5pm, when he queried about their policy of dealing with problems within three days he was told that they couldn't fix things over the weekend.  He then calculated that if you have a problem on monday or a tuesday that would enable you to get it repaired within three days, if you have any other day then you will have to wait five or six.    This has been the final straw with BT and their lack of interest in their customers and  providing absolutely rubbish service. 

On a brighter note I heard the telephone making a noise about 11pm and found that it was back on although the line sounds like someone is scratching something.  I assume that someone somewhere pulled out a plug or something and that have realised what they have done, or as we suspect the local box has not been replaced, we were told that it was full of water after the last episode, so we are assuming it has not been fixed and that was part or all of our problem.  So until we change from BT we are hoping it doesn't keep raining.

As the internet was down I decided to finally catch up on things around the house, this was disasterous as I ended up clearing out the small bedroom which we use as an office, there were boxes of all sorts of things, including my collectables which had been boxed up as we had no room for them and things being dumped in there which were on route to the loft as well as craft stuff all over the place.  It has taken me days to go through everything and putting the collectables on ebay in the hopes that some will sell and I will have more money for crafting.   I have also been trying to catch up on my housework after being ill the week before.  I have honestly  seen enough washing and ironing to last me the rest of the year.  On closer inspection I realised that every room in the house could do with a good spring clean and I am putting myself on a schedule of cleaning out cupboards and washing down walls etc ready to do some painting when the weather is better, in this weather the paint never seems to dry.

We could have filled about 40 water butts in the last few weeks - if I had the land I would be building my own reservoir.   So I hope all those water companies out there are catching all this rain. 
I am hoping to finally get some cards made over the next couple of days. 

Well I hope everyone is well and will be catching up on blogs today. 

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Hearts and Rabbits

Been a little under the weather this week so terribly behind in everything including crafting.

The weather is still miserable but on the bright side my water butts are full.  The garden is like a blog but not to worry according to the water authorities it is the wrong type of rain.  Well I hope they are transferring the water in the rivers which are steadily rising and putting into the reservoirs.  I do feel sorry for all those who have been flooded out, what a nightmare.  It will take months of work to repair all the damage to their properties.

For this card I have used:

Image from bodil's scrappeverden  (free digi) 
Spellbinder circle die with hearts
Xcut die - square
Ribbon, flowers, button and heart from stash
Pink dot paper from Papermania
Green card, pink and blue card from stash (believe this was from the Range)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge