Monday, 20 January 2014

Out of Action :o(

Hello everyone hope all is well.  Unfortunately I'm gonna be out of crafty (& almost every other sort) action for a while as I've broken my left wrist.  I fell off my bike last Wednesday & had operation on Friday to have a metal plate put in.  Luckily I'm right handed so it could have been worse, I can manage to type & I'm trying to do as much as I can (slowly) but there's lots I can't do.  It is very frustrating as there's lots I want to do but I will have to save my ideas until my wrist is better & look online (eg.  at all your fab blogs) for lots of inspiration :o) xxx

Sunday, 12 January 2014

New Sentimental Sundays Challenge...

This week the Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Its a BUGGY Bugs Life" (with a sentiment).  We are sponsored by The Doodle Garden so you have the chance to win some gorgeous images.  For my card though I went with a Jellypark coloured image from the "Butterfly Net" decoupage sheet.  I used to feel guilty using pre-coloured images & felt like I was cheating lol but I've come to realise that sometimes there just isn't enough time & you can still be creative even if you haven't coloured the image yourself :o)  I love this image & I inked the edges with Brilliance ink, used lace & punched a flower border.  The paper is from TPS & I finished off with some wooden embellishments & a computer generated sentiment.  I hope you will join us & don't forget there is the chance to win some fabulous images too.

The challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Fancy Border/Edges
Emerald Faeries - Things With Wings
Digi Galore - Girly
Feeling Crafty - Butterflies
Natalie & Amy - One for the Girlies
Delightful - Use Patterned Paper
Dragonfly Dreams - Thoughts of Summer

 I hope you're having a fabulous weekend & manage to fit some crafting in :o)

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Make It New!

Today's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Make it New" ie. alter something (+ a sentiment) - I must admit I forgot the sentiment this time but I think I just got away with it with the "Lavender" words on the ribbon (fingers crossed lol).  Our fab sponsor is A Day For Daisies & I used their "Flowers in Bottle" digi which I coloured with chalk (I'm liking using chalk at the mo for a change).  I used an old baked beans tin & covered it with a bit of paper from stash, added the ribbon (which is also recycled as it was tied round some toiletries).  We have a huge DT now so there is lots & lots of inspiration :o)

The challenges:
Craft My Life - Anything Goes
A Day For Daisies - Anything Goes
Suzy Bees - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Little Claire's - Make a Gift
Crafty Hands - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale - Recycling

Thanks for looking & enjoy rest of weekend & the week ahead :o)

Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone :o) I hope you've all had a wonderful start to the year.  I've started doing my exercises again although I've not managed every day yet (I'm breaking myself in gently lol), it has been hard cos work has been so busy & I've had lots going on at home too - it's a start though.  I'm not liking all the choccies & biscuits that are left from Christmas & that  keep trying to get me to eat them, I think I'm gonna have to hide them somewhere.

Anyway as it is New Year our first challenge of the year at Jellypark Friends is "New Beginnings".  I chose this wonderful Wedding Car Couple digital stamp & coloured it with chalk & Prismacolor pencils.  The paper is from Papermania (I think) & I finished the card with pearls, ribbon, punched heart & a flower.   So whether you make a new job, new house, new baby... etc creation we would love to see it :o)

The challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Pink & Ribbon
Creative Romance - Something New
Totally Papercrafts - New Beginnings
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - New Beginnings
Sweet Stamps - Something New
Simon Says - Something New
Little Red Wagon - New Beginnings
Crafty Little Fairies - Starting Over

Have a fantastic weekend whatever you're up to.  We're going kitchen shopping today & I must get the decorations put away at some point.