Tuesday, 27 May 2008

All go!!

The Tilda & Co challenge this week to 'torn' you have to do a bit of ripping/tearing somewhere on your card. I'm not sure about this, but ended up tearing all elements of the card including the image!! This is for the Sweet Sugar challenge, yeah it's back! The challenge is to make something other than a card using your Sugar Nellie's. So I tried something I've wanted to have a go at for ages, I stamped and coloured the image on shrink wrap plastic, then set about it with my heat gun (which hasn't been out for months!), then made this bag charm to attach it to. It is now hanging on my handbag!!! The image is a little dark in places as I didn't give the ink time to dry before colouring it, that or I stamped it on the wrong side!!The following card is one of my 'basics' that I make for the girls to give their friends if they get invited to any birthday parties. I have the wording saved onto the computer so all I do is change the name accordingly, sometimes add an age and run it through the printer, then make up the bitty people and stick them on the front, job done!!Would you believe that I took Lillie to the party 24 hours early!?! That is typical me! I am almost always late, but the last 3 or 4 times we have had to be somewhere we've been on time or early!! But this was ridiculous, I even had it written on the calendar right, but most of the parties they get invited to are on Saturdays, so merrily got to the hall and there wasn't a sole in sight, we even tried another hall incase we had gotten it wrong, Lillie was insisting it was the right day. Then I thought check the date, the invite said the 25th the parking ticket that we had from shopping earlier said the 24th uh..oh.. wrong day! What I divvy!! The scaffolders were taking the scaffolding down thought it was quite amuzing!! Still she did eventually get to the party and had a lovely time, she won the 'pass the parcel' and then forgot to bring it home so maybe she'll get it back when she goes back to school.

Our house has been a hive of activity this weekend, people coming and going but it has been productive. As mentioned the scaffolders came and took part of the scaffolding away, they couldn't do it all as there wasn't room on the lorry! The plumber worked all day Sat. and Sun. and has done all that he can until we tile the en-suite, he didn't eat all the time he was here, even turning bacon rolls and chinese (how could he??) but on Sun. we did tempt him with a piece of my jam and cream sponge which he loved and even had a 2nd piece later in the day, bless him!! The electrician came yesterday and fitted the sockets, switches etc but we need a new board so that needs ordering. Matthews mum and dad popped round twice, my mum and dad came round and took the girls for the day yesterday so that Matthew and I could tile the en-suite! It's looking good but we still have a wall to do, then the grouting. Matthew did all of the cutting and I did a lot of the tiling where I could reach to, and I made him suffer the 'Sound of Music' in the background, so lots of singing LOL..!!!!
Doesn't look too bad does it!?!

8 comments:

Debbie said...

Hi joanne
Fab card and bag charm you have made, Might get my shrink plastic out now and have a play.

Angelswings_2 said...

Lovely card & charm! That is something I want have a go at too!
I have just put a new card on for Torn it too!

ger76 said...

Great charm hun, I done a shrinkle last week and never thought of this, cheers for the insperation :)

My Paper World said...

Great projects Joanne! xx

Kim said...

Fab cards and the charm is delightful

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Cute torn card Joanne and I love the your bag charm. Hugs, Nikki x

Sue said...

Great bag charm, i love it, i used shrink plastic too,great isn't it?

Sue
xx

crafting diva said...

Hi Joanne I love your bag charm you have made for the sugar Nellie challenge!!!