Friday, 31 October 2008
Son has finally took pics of my 2 cards that I have done for challenges and says he will put them on computer in the morning. I hope so..at this rate I won't get them entered. I tried photographing them myself, but as usual they turned out really bad. Even tried scanning them..a bit better but not much.
I have updated my ATC's....there is a link on the right hand side ......over there>>>>>>>>
That's all October done so now it's time to start the November ones.
Today has been very cold but not as wet as yesterday. It looks as though this cold spell will be with us for a few days yet. I have three jumpers on and the central heating....very low...I'm dreading my next lot of bills. It's lovely when Theo sits on my lap..he's always lovely and warm.
Right....I'm off to get my hot water bottle filled and the extra fleece blanket on my bed. It's the warmest place to be. Hopefully I will have a couple of cards for you tomorrow.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Vicky has candy as she is nearing 5,000 hits and her birthday on the 18th November.....
Happy Birthday Vicky.
Suzy has a beautiful WOJ stamp up for grabs.
Elin has a lot of candy..you've got a choice here..pick one..or pick 'em all!
Bev and DT members have candy to give away....choose just one.
Elaine has candy..again to celebrate her upcoming birthday...Happy 40th !
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
It's shopping day tomorrow and the weather forecast is for cold and rain. I hate the cold....but I hate the cold rain even more. There's no swimming this Friday, it being half term, I wouldn't really fancy going with a load of squealing, splashing kids being there anyway. Let them have their fun by all means.....but leave me out of it! Might even get some more cards done instead.
The slide show of my cards isn't working. I think this is because it's an AOL one and they are shutting down their picture hosting at the end of the year. I have a Picasa account so I think I may transfer all my piccies on to there. I've quite a bit of tidying up to do on the computer. Some things need sorting and sending to my external hard drive..and I really need to update some of my links on here. I've been a bit lazy with that I think.....too busy reading the wonderfully inspiring blogs.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Guess what?...youngest actually uploaded the piccies of my cards....Yay!
So here are my 2 cards for the blog challenges. I don't really know if I have done this right..but here goes.
The first one is for This Thursday It's throwing a curve..and though a very simple and quick card, I think there are definitely curves on this one.
The pyramage image from La Pashe.
The next one.....(I know...2 in one week!!) is for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. A sketch by Donna. I've never followed a sketch before so I hope I've done this right.
Backing paper from Crafts Beautiful magazine.
"Emma the Hugger " image and sentiment from Tracey Miller.
Monday, 27 October 2008
I've managed to get 2 Christmas cards done today with a lot of hindrance from Theo..surprising that he didn't get his ears or paws cut off. The inspiration for them has come from me being determined to try and complete a couple of cards for challenges. I can't put them on yet as I'm waiting for youngest son to take piccies and upload them for me. His camera phone takes much better pictures than my camera.....(could be that I'm useless with a camera though). At least I have 2 less cards to make for Christmas now.
He still hasn't uploaded the pic of my card for the forum challenge yet....it will be too late if he doesn't get a move on!
Vivienne at Crafting Haven is celebrating 10,000 hits with blog candy.
Leonie is also celebrating 10,000 hits!
And don't forget Kadoodle Stamps are continuing their stamp give away with a new stamp this week
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Time I think to stay put indoors and do lots of card making....ready for Christmas. You never know, if my mojo doesn't dessert (sp?) me altogether I might get well ahead this year...I wish!!
Camilla has an"oh so cute" Whiff of Joy stamp....you'll love this one!
Olga is celebrating 1,000 hits.
Kadoodle Stamps have another stamp to give away for their weekly blog candy. (Nearly forgot about this one!)
Friday, 24 October 2008
Not sleeping well meant that I did wake up to the alarm .....but then I fell asleep until 1 o'clock!! Made up my mind to go swimming anyway. Seeing as I wasn't feeling at all energetic I thought that I'd catch the bus.....but I just missed one, so rather than wait 20 mins or so for the next one I set off walking. The walk is all uphill and used to take 10 mins or so in the old days. It now takes me half an hour with 2 stops on the way. It was a beautiful day, though a bit cold. I didn't quite manage the full hour of swimming that I usually do and I was really struggling. When I first went I could only do 2 lengths and then had to stop for a rest. I've now got this up to 6 lengths at a time....and do 30 lengthts in an hour. Today it was 24 lengths with a struggle. One good thing though. I don't know if it's the swimming, or the fact that I've cut a bit of sugar out of my diet...(sweeteners instead of sugar in my tea)...but I've lost 3lbs in weight.
The card for the Imag-e-nation forum challenge is finished...just got to get a decent picture now....and remember to upload it. I've also updated my ATC's.....just waiting for 2 lots to arrive for this month.
Katharina has some lovely candy to give away on the High Hopes blog Hop.
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Not the only thing weak....my mojo isn't playing nice. I thought that I would try and make a card for the Imag-e-nation forum challenge. Have always wanted to try, but always forget and then run out of time. It ended up in the bin....it just wouldn't come together. Perhaps I will try something different tomorrow.
Rach has a WOY stamp..and some papers and some buttons and ...lots!!
Nikki has some PINK candy to celebrate 30,000 hits and to help for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Monday, 20 October 2008
There is a lot of blog candy about and some of it is for the cutest of stamps (I haven't won any)....but I've found something else that is so cute for Christmas. Tracey, of Fred, She Said, has a gorgeous design to buy as a digi download.....Emma the Hugger.....and yes I have succumbed.
Now for the blog candy.
Jen is offering a set of WOJ Guardian Angel stamps.
Jill is offering candy to celebrate 10,000 hits
Joanne has some scrummy candy up for grabs to celebrate belated blogaversary, hits, and her upcoming birthday.
(Would you look at that...all the J's)
I really need to find some time to update my blog roll. There are so many wonderfully inspiring blogs that I read 9mostly crafting) but haven't put them on my blog roll on here yet. Note to self to make time.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Julie has yummy candy to give away for her blogaversary.
Poppet has a new look blog and is giving away a huge amount of candy.
Julie at Inspirational is giving away her very first candy.
Kristin is giving away a beautiful stamp to celebrate 15000 hits.
Phew......anymore? There are some really generous people out there...thank you to you all.
Friday, 17 October 2008
The tree and flourish stamps are from paperartsy......not sure about the sentiment stamp.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Kadoodle....have a stamp to give away every week from now until Christmas.
Donalda....has a Whiff of Joy stamp up for grabs...really want...sorry...need some of those gorgeous stamps!
Deb...has stamps, paper and ribbons!
I'm still in Christmas mode...got some lovely decoupage sheets in post today ...and expecting more from La Pashe....so hopefully I will be able to get some more cards done over the next few days. La Pashe has something new out.....just go to Jak's blog for the lowdown on that...think you're going to love it.
Monday, 13 October 2008
First......Glenda....has loads of Christmas goodies.
Second...Paul....has some gorgeous candy, including some stamped images and lots of die-cuts.
Third.....Martine...paper crafting double CD...and some stamped images
Fourth...Kimmi....has some High Hopes stamps up for grabs.
Last ..but not least....Natalie.....embellishments, as she says, you can never have too many.
Saturday, 11 October 2008
On another note, but still craft related, Peejay is having a sale of decoupage sheets. Lucky dip......£4.99 for 10 sheets......a bargain in any body's book. Just go to her blog and follow the link.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Again the quality of the pictures is not brilliant.
Think I will drop some very heavy hints for a decent camera for my Christmas present.
The weather has been gloriously autumnal this week...don't know how long it will last though.
I'm going swimming again tomorrow, I really need to, I've been lazy this week.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Monday, 6 October 2008
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
The appointment at the DWP was my last (Thank God!!). It was a complete waste of time....just to confirm that I had been on the pain management course and my feed back on it.....not very good.
I was really tired on the way home...it was school rush hour.....and long traffic queues due to ongoing roadworks. A fairly large lady with a tiny baby in a tank, (the "travel system"..which is padding, safety straps, hoods, aprons and full wet weather covers.)..and accompanied by 2 children (twins) about 7 years of age got on the now crowded bus. She managed to block the aisle very successfully and then got off 2 stops later. Why on earth did she get on the bus in the first place! It would have been a damn site quicker and a lot less hassle for her and the bus passengers for her to have walked....and it was all downhill!! Don't people walk anywhere these days.
By the time I got home I was wrecked. Went to bed reasonably early and couldn't get to sleep until the early hours of this morning. Suffice to say I didn't get up until 3 PM and didn't get any cards started which I was hoping for. Tomorrow is shopping day and Friday swimming. Oh well ....there's always the weekend...and I hope the weather improves....it's been so dreary, wet and windy today.