Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Pollycraft Challenge #6

Morning Lovely Bloggers!
Hope you're all good?  I'm coming at you from the Pollycraft Challenge today and this fortnight our theme is...
For The Kids
I've used one of Paula's brand new images, Lil Dumplings Roland - he's so adorable have you seen him yet?  Here he is with the rest of the new releases.....

Aren't they fab!!  And here he is on my card.....
A close up.  I Glossy Accent's his glasses and they look a bit misty don't they, must be all that roller skating making him hot and bothered lol..... 

A side view.....

Told you he was adorable in his little roller boots!  Ooooo I used to love roller skating when I was younger.  Me and my pals used to go to the roller disco every Saturday, it was so much fun!!  But, I digress lol!  If you play along with us this week you could win a £10 Pollycraft voucher to spend in-store  :o)  And just look at the new releases you neeeeed lol!!

Have a Happy Wednesday peeps!
Much love,
Challenges I'm entering:
Retro Sketches #78 - Fab Sketch!
Card Ingredients:
Stamps / Images - Pollycraft Lil Dumplings Roland
Card / DP's - Papermill Direct White Linen Cardstock, Pink Petticoat Gingham printed in Duck Egg Blue
Embellishments - Washi Tape by Doodlebug in Grey, Limeade, Bubble Blue and Ladybug Swiss Dot, Ric Rac Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, Buttons are Papermania Capsule Collections, Glossy Accents
Colour Mediums -
      Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20, 00
      Hair - E27, 25, 23, 21
      Blues - B39, 29, 24
      Greens - YG05, 03, 01
      Reds - R37, 35
      Greys - C7, 5, 3, 1
   Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor:
      Medium Flesh, Black, Indigo Blue and Green

Saturday, 24 August 2013

What a Week!

I hope I find you all well?  Me, I'm not too bad thanks, bit of a sore throat but that's probably because the weather has gone from summer to winter overnight!  Not in temperature mind you but the amount of rain we've had today is crazy compared to yesterday which was sunny and hot!  You've got to love the Great British Weather, especially on a bank holiday weekend, it's always the same.....rain, rain and more rain lol!!
Apologies for not being about much this past week again, to say it's been manic is an understatement!  My poor Father-In-Law was rushed into hospital on Tuesday with a massive blood clot on his lung.  Thankfully he was diagnosed and given blood thinners before, well, I don't really want to think about that!  We think the clot may have formed whilst we were on holiday, we're blaming the kids, see what they do to you lol!  He's doing much better now thank goodness and was discharged yesterday, he's now at home to rest and recover :o))  So this week we've been juggling the kids and hospital visits (thank you Ma & Pa for helping out!).....we're all absolutely knackered and sooooo looking forward to a PJ day tomorrow!!
Onto my card ('finally!' I hear you shout lol!) and this one I made very early yesterday morning as I couldn't sleep.  I really enjoyed making it, I must've been craving a bit of 'think about something else' time!  Here's my card...

A side view...
Very girly and lots of fun!
Ok, time to take some lemsip so I'll love you and leave you.  Hope I didn't bore you with all the waffle and well done for sticking with me to the end of the post lol!  See you soon peeps,
Much love,
Challenges I'm entering:
Card Ingredients:
Stamps / Images - LOTV Statement 'Fabulous' stamped in Victoria Velvet DI
Card / DP's - Papermill Direct White Linen cardstock, Echo Park Dots & Stripes Bubblegum Small Dots, Hero Arts Kraft Card
Dies / Punches - Nesties Labels 1, Die-Namics Fishtails Flags Stax, X-Cut Butterfly punch
Embellishments - Lace from The Ribbon Girl, Pearls from The Glitter Pot, Glamour Dust

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Back so soon?!!

Morning all,
Yes I know can you believe it, 2 posts in 2 days, I'm getting good at this aren't I lol!! 
We didn't have MacDonald's in the end yesterday but we did buy school shoes.....they didn't
cost £80 either, result! (although they weren't much short of it to be honest, Clarks certainly know how to charge don't they!!)  But the kids are going to look sooooo smart!  Ooooo I used to love going back to school after summer holidays - new shoes, new uniform, new bag, new pencils and pencil case, it was so exciting.....and new!!
Onto my card and this one I thoroughly enjoyed making!  It was a little fiddly doing the water bit but I was so pleased with how it ended up :o)  I made this for our Niece...
A close up of Saturated Canary's 'On the Edge'...
A side view...
My Niece, Nephew's, Bro-In-Law and Sis-In-Law have just had their family holiday in France where they spend most days swimming at the lake (or should that be lac!)  Anyway, as soon as I saw this image I thought she would be perfick for Maisy's card!
Today we're off to a kids soft play place.....hmmmmm, I really do think they need to serve wine at those places lol!  Wish me luck!!  Hope you all have a fun day :o)
Much love,
Challenges I'm entering:
Allsorts Challenge #220 - Use Your New Stash (The image was a brand spanker!)
Sketch Saturday #272 - FAB sketch!
Card Ingredients:
Stamps / Images - Saturated Canary 'On The Edge', LOTV Tag Sentiments
Card / DP's - Papermill Direct White Linen cardstock, Pink Petticoat 'Little Fluffy Clouds', Hero Arts Kraft Card
Dies / Punches - Nesties Circles, X-Cut Butterfly
Embellishments - Twine from The Ribbon Girl, Pearls from The Glitter Pot, Doodlebug Simply Sweet Rub-Ons, Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums -
      Skin - R20, 00, E11, 00, 000, 0000
      Hair - Y26, 21, 11
      Reds - R83, 81, 35, RV10
      Blues - BG01, 000, 0000, B01
      Greens - YG05, 03, 01, 00
      Browns - E29, 27, 23
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor:
      Medium Flesh, Deep Fuchsia, Blue, Black

Monday, 19 August 2013

Happy Birthday!

Good Morning!
Well as per usual, so much for me posting soon after my last post...I've decided I'm rubbish at this blogging lark lol!  However, I have made a couple of cards in my absence so at least I'm doing something, right?!  In my defence, it is half term!  Today we're off to town to buy new school shoes, that'll probably set me back about £80, yikes!!  And then maybe a sneaky MacDonald's.....well as I said earlier, it is half term!!  ;o)
Onto my card and this is a sentiment only one, I'm getting quite into these!!...
A side view...
Nice and simples, just the way I like it :o)
Hope you're all good?
See you soon lovelies...
Challenges I'm entering:
Card Ingredients:
Stamps / Images - LOTV
Card / DP's - Papermill Direct White Linen, Pink Petticoat Tiny Twinkles printed in Peppermint Cream, Cool Aqua and Perfect Papaya
Dies / Punches - Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Embellishments - Pearl is Opaline from Basic Grey

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Good Morning you lovely lot!
Hope you're all good?  I know I've been MIA again but I do have a very good reason for it, honest!  You see I've just got back from a fabaroony week away to Gran Canaria, ooooo it was lush!  Weather was hot, hot, hot.....sometimes even a bit too hot!  Food and booze on tap and swimming pools galore, fabulous!  We went with my Father-In-Law and we all had a wonderful time.  The kids were constantly in the pool loving it and by the end of the week they were both so much more confident in the water and even managed a swim, all beit with life vests on but so fab to see!  Back to reality now but I do love coming home, is that sad?  As Dorothy once said, 'There's no place like home' lol!  And your own bed, you just can't beat your own bed can you?.....ha, I'm so old!!  ;o) 

The view from the aeroplane window!!...
Me and Grandad Fred on the 'Boys Room' balcony with our vodka's!  Happy Holidays lol  :o)
Hubby with his coke lol!!
Me and the Hubbster!
Sorry I can't share any piccies of my little ones but believe me, there's tonnes of 'em!!
So there you go, that's where I've been but I'm Home Sweet Home now and back to it, first up is my Pollycraft Challenge DT Card and this fortnight the theme is.....
Buttons and Bows
.....nice and simples right?!  Here's my card using the adorable Rory, or as I call him, Roarsome!!.....
A close up.....
A side view.....
Isn't he adorable, just sooooo cuuuuute!!
Our prize this fortnight is a £10 gift voucher to spend in store so what are you waiting for?!
See you soon peeps  :o)
Much love,
Deets to follow...

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Busy Little Bee!

Good evening lovely bloggers!
A super quick post from me tonight, so sorry I've not been around much recently, talk about busy lol!!  I had all that boring paper work stuff to do, poor Dad didn't get out of hospital until today so I've been up there visiting every day and of course it's summer holidays!!  Thankfully Dad is doing well and on the mend, wahoo!  :o)
I've made a few cards recently that I haven't got around to posting yet, here's a quickie I made yesterday...
A side view...
Love these Pink Petticoat images and matching DP's, they come together so quickly  :o))
See you soon (hopefully!),
Much love,
Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Sketch Saturday #270 - Fab Sketch Sparkle!