Sunday, 29 June 2008
We've had Matthew's mum and dad here for lunch, the weather was forecast as being nice so decided on a bbq and just as we were getting ready to set the table it started to spot with rain, so had to eat it inside, not quite the same I don't think! They've now gone so I've been having a catch up with blogs and forums that I regularly visit, I seem to have missed so much!
We had a lovely evening with Kay and Max on Friday when we went to the chinese, they thoroughly enjoyed the food. This time I came away feeling as if I had had enough without stuffing myself silly and feeling uncomfortable like we sometimes do!!
Lorraine has some lovely blog candy on offer here http://scrapmetalsretreat.blogspot.com/ to celebrate her upcoming birthday, so why not drop by and pay her a visit.
Michelle also has some fab candy on offer here http://donkeysmiles.blogspot.com/ celebrating getting 10,000 hits on her blog, how fabulous!
I will leave you with a couple more pictures from Woburn Safari Park.
A 2 headed giraffe!!! Well nearly could have passed as one if the front leg of the back giraffe hadn't been visible! Still quite an amuzing piccie me thinks!and this stunning zebra, I just love their stripes and even how the stripes go right to the tips of it maine, so pretty!
Friday, 27 June 2008
Nascar card using last weeks Stamp Something sketch (which is to late to submit!)
matching gift bag, which started out as an A4 plain brown envelope!!!
one bottle, see how I incorperated the footy fan into the label.! This is another template from Sara, you can find it along with loads more here http://www.timeforcrafting.co.uk/index.htmland lastly the footy card using my Sugar Nellie stamp watercoloured in the team colours and I googled a picture of their flag/emblem thing cut it out and glued it to the inside panel. The front panel of the card has been folded back on itself so the image overhangs but the picture doesn't actually show this.
Well Matthew's new toy (Wii) that he had for his birthday made it's first outing last night. We had 2 games of 10pin bowling I won the first he won the 2nd. Then we both had a go at 1player boxing we both won, but my match went 3 rounds, Matthew knocked his oponent clean off his feet and won in the first round!! We only had a quick play as it was getting late, but I can see we are going to have great fun with it!
We are off out for a chinese with the above mentioned Kay and her hubby tonight, to celebrate Matthew and Max's birthdays. We were supposed to be going tomorrow night, but got a message whilst away asking if we could change it, that woman is a pain (she knows it to!). She phoned a while ago, asking which chinese we were going to when I told her she said with fright in her voice 'they serve cat and dog!' and have had enviromental health in, panic panic!! This was a long time ago, well over a year and was a load of bull, yes e.health went in after a call and gave them the all clear, it was obviously someone with a grudge or the competition trying to put them out of business as they do so well. Matthew and I have been several times since and have had a thoroughly enjoyable meal every time, besides I told her, she wouldn't know if she was eating dog anyway!!! Told her she could cancel if she wanted but she said no they would still come, but it could be a great night!! Let you know!
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Oh and I also used the sketch from Friday Sketchers for both!
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
We arrived at the travelodge only to be greeted with the fact that there may not be any water as the elecricity was off the other side of the motorway which effected things, we could however be moved to the nearest travelodge should we want to, we said we would stay when they told us they had been informed the water would be back on some time later in the evening. Claim to fame : seeing Jodie Marsh being turned away from the loos (due to the electric/water problem) Matthew said he saw her grab her bits as a child would when they were desperate!!! We went to a nice little pub nearby and had a lovely meal and let the girls have a play on the climbing frame before turning in for the night.
Yesterday was the 'old boys' 40th birthday so when the girls eventually woke up (after a terrible night of coughing due to colds) they gave him his cards and couple of little pressies we had sneaked into the case!
What a day I've had. The girls are both ill, Lillie has a temperature and has coughed constantly since Monday, and Hollie has cried for ages this afternoon saying that her ears hurt. So an excited sit and wait at the doctors for us in the morning!
This is my design team piece for this challenge, I have actually had this picture on standby since making it back in May for 'Thomas's birthday'!!!
It originally started life as a 'cd', you know one of those freebie ones, I made one of these for Thomas's sister back in April a girlie one of course! so thought it only right to make him one to!
Saturday, 21 June 2008
I had been sent this lovely image from a swap with a forum friend which I thought was perfect, it's called a 'cup full of love' I thinkand here is what I did with it, it isn't actually what the lady had in mind, but I had to work with what I had got you know! Give me enough notice and I can get things!!so here are the 2 baby boy cards
I made this one in the style which I knew Kim really liked, and yep true to form it's the one she chose!! and just to finish the baby themed cards off, here is one I made a few days ago for one of Matthew's work mates.
As you may know by now that I leave most things until the last minute, and packing for a holiday/break is no exception!! I have only just sat down after running around most of the afternoon, delivering cards, deciding that Hollie hadn't got any cropped trousers to take on holiday and 'needed' some, so a trip to Peacocks! Then whilst delivering the cards saw a pair of skorts (ralph lauren) for £3.50 got those to!! Then had to iron almost everything we are taking, why? because it just gets creased in the case/bag? because at least I know it's been done! I feel miserable because almost all of my clothes don't fit as I have let myself get so blinking fat, I hate hate hate it, but I love my food, and cooking! I need to sew my mouth up!
All of this on top of one of our guinnea pigs passing away aaaaahhhhh....... I always look in the cages as I go past and have a little chat with them, and saw Candy lying motionless, called her but nothing, I panic when I see them lying down as they look odd and I usually think the worst but they are just having a nap. But sadly not this time, as I took a closer look I could see she wasn't breathing, luckily Matthew was here so I called him and he checked and confirmed she had died, bless her she was still warm so she hadn't been gone long. She was the piggie we took in after one of my sisters friends children didn't want her anymore, we honesly didn't think she would get through her last pregnancy because she got huge but bless her she had 5!
Here is a piccie of her posing in a little hat I bought just for a quick photo session bless her
Poor Lillie my eldest (5) was soooo... upset, she didn't want her to die, she was hers because she would just sit and cuddle, she says the others don't. She cried and cried on the phone to my mum! We explained that everyone and everything has to die at some time or other. Then she said if daddy died they wouldn't have a daddy anymore, so I told her we would have to find a new one a 'sexy' one!!! That'd be the day, me and sexy don't mix (well once in my younger, slimmer days!!! Lol)
Off now to check we have everything sorted as we are off to Woburn Safari Park in the morning, really looking forward to it. Ta ta for now....
Thursday, 19 June 2008
However I do have a card to share, this is another for hubby which I made several days ago, the cat is a stamped image I received from a swap. Just realized I can enter this for this weeks challenge to simply 'Make a Birthday card' over at Cute Card Thurdays!
Well that's it for today, nothing else to show (got another card but will save that for tomorrows post!) and nothing else to say.
Except Stamping Caz has some stamped images up for grabs to celebrate 100,000 hits on her blog, here > http://stampingcaz.blogspot.com/2008/06/candy-images.html
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Saturday, 14 June 2008
Anyway here is one of the cards I have made for his birthday, he does an awful lot of gardening so thought this image was ideal, and what a surprise I've used last weeks Friday Sketchers sketch again....LOL...!!
Friday, 13 June 2008
So 1 gardening glove which was so much easier to do by printing the pattern straight onto the card!
I very simply decorated a small envelope to match to put the gift voucher in that we got for him.
and very quickly put this card together for him from the girls, no time to watercolour this one so simple coloured with the pencils.The last card for today is an order for Kim's (shop) sister who requested a card for a child whose christening it is at the weekend and is also his 1st birthday, could we some how combine the 2? Of course, one of my 2 fold cards with 3 panels, therefore the first panel is representing the birthday (childs father flys a jet) the wording is in the centre and the 3rd panel represents the christening. I had ordered die-cut aeroplanes and bibles especially for this card but unfortunately they haven't arrived in time, although they were posted 1st class on Wednesday, heh that's Royal Mail for you!
I've also made another baby girl tag card for yet another order from the shop, but it's the same style as the others I've shown so didn't think I would bore you with another!
There is a new challenge blog for fans Penny Black images the first challenge is tomorrow, I don't have any of these stamps myself although I love them, but do have several images from various swaps to hope to take part when I can. Here's the link http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
Off now to watch the first eviction on Big Brother, after the first couple of BB's we said we wouldn't watch if there was no one interesting, and every year we end up working everything around being able to watch it, how sad!! We'll even be watching it in the travelodge next weekend when we go away !!!
Thursday, 12 June 2008
and finally I coloured my trusty Sugar Nellie, I think it's Luca but could be Hamish!!
Kay picked these cards up earlier and was really thrilled with them, which is always good.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Here is my Design Team card for this challenge.
Hope you can join us, it really is amazing seeing everyone's entries they truly are fab!