Wednesday, 31 August 2011

End of an Era and Tears!

Well today my youngest daughter took me to the cinema, as her treat to see the last Harry Potter installment and what a film. There was only about 10 people in there and I am so glad as it wasn't long before the tears came. I have gone to see every one of these films since they were released and have queued at midnight in various places on the release dates for the books with my youngest daughter Lindsay so an end of an era for her. If you have seen the films you will all know Alan Rickman has played the baddie Snape and I have loved his character all the time, so couldn't believe he could be all bad and today it was uncovered that he was not the baddie everyone thought he was and so when he died and finally we discovered why he had done all the bad things I shed a few tears for Snape. And then at the end of the film when you see various favourite characters have been killed that too brought tears but for Lindsay it was the end of the film that made her cry as she said she has grown up with Harry, Ron and Hermione and they are now no more, a sad day for her and I am sure millions like her. So we came home had lunch and decided we needed cheering up so decided to do some cards although I have to say not very pleased with couple of mine but hey ho that's how it goes. I am sure J.K.Rowling had days when she didn't like what she had written about Harry and co. Will be blogging next couple of days as Lindsay is off to see her new home she is renting in Lincoln, when she returns to University later this month
This is my first card today and its for Winter Wonderland challenge and their theme this week was Trim a Tree either a tree trimmed or being trimmed. So my image is a Kars stamp and used Pro-markers to colour it it and added jewels where the lights are stringed around the tree. I have pinched some lovely bright crimbo papers from my youngest daughters stash, with her permission of course. I have added some glittered ribbon and some bright flowers and a sentiment.
My second card is for the Penny Black Challenge and this week is was a sketch and also Pro Marker Challenge which is Anything Goes and this is my take on it. So here I have used silver mirri board as my base then used some contrasting papers to do the sketch. I have used Pro-markers to colour my image in and they were Poppy, Ice Grey 1 and 2, Green, Forest Green, Mango and Blue Pearl  and added my image to a die cut. I have added some Merry Christmas ribbon, some blue and red flowers and to the centre of them added some gem stars. Added a sentiment, a ribbon bow and on the corners snowmen gems.
My third card today is for two challenges Sketch Saturday and Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which was in the sea, so here is Magnolia as a mermaid.I have used some pretty sea themed paper as my base bought this ages ago and have never used it and I remembered all about it today. Then I have added some flowers candi dots and sentiment to complete the sketch.
Here is my last card for today and it is Papertake weekly challenge and it was the sketch I have used to make the card. I have used a Molly Bloom image for this card and used blues and browns as my theme. And continued it through with the colour theme in my flowers and ribbon. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments Arlinex

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Typical Bank Holiday Weekend-Cold Wet and Windy

Welcome everyone to my blog today, well thought I might have a run out in the car either up the coast or up around Durham and Tees dale but as usual for Bank Holiday weekend the heavens have opened and its pouring down. So I have done housework, prepared meal to go in the oven ready for younger daughter getting out of bed later this afternoon and decided to make a start on some challenges. I am also really excited to have been chosen to be a DT member for a new blog called Christmas Crafting, I know my daughter is running it but I am still chuffed to have been chosen as there was quite a few peeps applied. Go over and have a look and join in the fun, especially if you like Christmas, she is also organising a ATC Christmas swap more info on the blog click on the link above in my post to link up. 

This is my first card today for a challenge I have never entered before and that is Christmas Challenges with Sketches, so using their sketch this is the card I have created. I have used a Chester the Monkey image from Pollycraft eating his Christmas pud. The papers I have used on this card were free on one of this months craft mags and they are lovely, the sentiment also is from the same paper pack. For a change I have used my Copic markers to colour him in and added some small brown buttons to the top to complete the sketch.
This is my card today for Cute Card Thursday which is the sketch, Pollycraft challenge which was to use Autumn colours reds browns,oranges and then finally for Lollipop challenge which was to make a masculine card. So I have used a  Pollycraft image and used my Copic Markers to colour it in using brown coloured papers, added a sentiment and some nice bright orange buttons to the top.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Another Batch of Challenges

This is my first card for this post and its another new challenge for me this week, its a monthly challenge and its called Crazy Christmas Challenge and their theme was anything goes. So I have made this huge 8x8 card and used a House Mouse Christmas decoupage for this one and they are making Christmad cookies! So I found some cookie paper when I was out last week, with this image in mind and used this as my base. Then picking up the green colour from the image and the paper matted my image onto green card. Before I have stuck this down I have added two organza ribbons and put a bow on the top at the side, then added a Christmas sentiment. Then what card would be without some lovely flowers on to complete it. I had some one very special in mind when I made this card and hop they will like it.
Now for a real challenge this is my card for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and that was to create a scene so sticking with Christmas this is what I have came up with. First I have layered silver baord on the base of my card and then cut some starry night paper down and added that for my sky, then added Flower Soft to the bottom as snow. Then I have used some of The Snowman images and coloured them with Pro-markers and added them to the base and the sky. Next I had some die cut lamp posts in my stash and I cut some yellow paper out to add to the back of the lamp to look like the glow of the light and added some more Flower Soft to the top of the lamp post. Then added a sentiment to finish it off. It took a while but hope you like my effort.

This is my card for a two challenges this week Totally Papercraft which was Christmas in August and Christmas Stamping All Year and their theme was no traditional colours,  so I haven't used any  and gone for pinks and purples. I forgot about this stamp and sentiment stashed away in my stamp box. I think its a High Hopes stamp, I have had it for quite a while now so can't be sure. So its two little angels having a pillow fight and I just love the sentiment, "Snowflakes fall when angels are having pillow fights", love it. I have to thank my youngest daughter for the pink crimbo paper she gave me for the base of my card. I have twisted some tinsel like ribbon in both the colours and added it to the side, then I have taken the two main colours once again and punched snowflakes out of Bazzil card and added some jewel gems to them. I am really pleased at how this card has turned out, hope you like it too.
Here is my card this week for Just Magnolia Challenge which was to use a fun sentiment. So I have used a Hanglar Stanglar image of a cute little boy with his toy truck and added my fun sentiment, which applies to most little cute boys! Using blues as my main colour combo, kept it quite simple and just added some candi dots to finish it off.

Ooops Sorry Apology First

Okay peeps so I totally screwed up in my original entry to the Lili Of the Valley Challenge which was to create a thank you card using one of their images and silly me did not use an image, so here is my second attempt at the challenge, good job it was open until end of August due to holidays. So I have used this cute image of one of their little teddy bears, holding his flower and his card, used Pro-markers to colour him in. Added some nice bright flowers, candi dots for the centres and thank you sentiment and to finish it off added some false stitching.

Last One Past the Post!

Gosh how late am I with this post haven't felt much like crafting the last couple of days and now have got a rush on! So this is my card for I Love Pro-Markers and it was to do an easel card, so here it is just in time for 8pm deadline. I have used a Humphrey stamped image and coloured her using Pro-markers Apple, Meadow Green, Baby Pink, Rose Pink, Yellow and Warm Grey no1. I have also used two die cut shapes on my card so would also like to enter my card for Sassy Studio Challenge which was to use two die cuts, Papertake Challenge which was to use dies too. Used a birthday sentiment on the card, some pink flowers, candi dots in the centre of those and to finish it off threaded some pink organza ribbon through the die shape. Well after all that hope you like it, will be back later with more creations. Love Arlinex

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Paramedics, Sky Man and now Top 3 Winner this Sunday Morning!

What an eventful Sunday morning and all before 11am. I had arranged for Sky to call today and change my box to plus box so was told he would be here between 8am and 1pm so alarm duly set for 7.30am. Only my mobile phone went off at 6.45 to step-dad saying he needed me to get to their flat asap  as my mum was having a nose bleed and they couldn't get it too stop. So quick wash dressed and out before 7.05 rang 999 soon as I got there as mum still bleeding. Paramedic arrived did basic checks BP and vital signs all good, then ambulance arrives. Mum then asked if it was alright if she could go to bathroom, so off she goes and after ten minutes of waiting for her to return, she comes back washed and nightwear changed? I said what have you been doing they are waiting to see to you and the classic remark back was well" I couldn't go down to hospital in blood stained nightie and blood all over me could I, what would they think"??????????  I don't know why the elderly think they have to look their best to go to hospital. After all that the paramedic decided as bleeding had now stopped they wouldn't be now taking her to hospital! So they left and I followed now 8.05am, gets home to Sky man just leaving been gone and installed new box. And finally have just found out have won top three card in this weeks Winter Wonderland Challenge wow. Well think after all that need a lie down and then maybe a bit of crafting this afternoon, don't think I can take any more stress this morning! Hugs Arlinex

Thursday, 18 August 2011

All on my ownsome and Bread Mouldy!!!!!!!!

This is my first card this afternoon and its for Sketch Saturday. Again another lovely sketch to use for the card. I have used a LOTV image of the two girls having tea using Pro-markers to colour them in. My base is some gingham paper and then using stripes to co-ordinate. Added some candi dots, a sentiment, some flowers and some blue lace along the top.

Now for a change of tack Allsorts Challenge this week was anything but a card so I have gone mad and made three ATC's used to make lots of these and haven't made them for a while now. So I used some old papers and cut the images out of the paper and decoupaged them and added some lettering from the same papers. I have really enjoyed making these for a change.
This is my next card this week and its for Just Magnolia which was the Holidays so I have done another Christmas card and also for Cupcake Craft challenge which was the sketch I have used and I think it was a nice sketch to use. So here I have used some candy striped paper as my base and then again out of my old paper stash used this Rudolph paper as the complimentary paper. Then I have added my image using Pro-markers to colour her in. Added some candi dots and a sparkly branch(which I purchased at a local craft fair at the weekend they are lush but found the glitter got everywhere) and a couple of flowers to finish it off.
Well here is my final card for today and its a decoupage card from La Pache and I made it into an easel card for a couple of challenges this week. I have used some old stash papers in my box as the base colour, taking it from the colour of the card on the image. I have added a green silk bow onto the front of the easel and some candi dots. The sparkly lights on the trees and the houses I have painstakingly sat and put gem stones on to make it more outstanding, but I can tell you it took me about an hour to do this, but it looks nice when finished. So this card is for Winter Wonderland Challenge which was a Christmas card with lights in it and I would also like to enter it for Bunny Zoe Crafts Monthly Challenge which was to make an easel card. Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments. Arlinex

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Kitchen Sorted and some challenges too!

Hi everyone haven't posted been blogging for a few days as haven't felt very well in myself, doctor said I am having panic attacks. All I know is they are awful feel like I can't breathe its really scary! So anyway thought today would get up and clean all kitchen cupboards and have a good sort out, managed to pass some stuff I was going to throw out to younger daughter who is going back to University soon and she is  moving in to her own rented house so she has had some baking tins, blender etc, better than throwing them into the bin. So have actually finished a few cards off today and have posted them below. Tried to keep them pretty simple this week and what I have done I have enjoyed doing.
This is my first card for today and its for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which was Xmas is Coming. So I have used this cute Penny Black image of little girl on her swing hanging from the branch of Xmas Tree and I have kept my colour theme to blues mainly. Used blue and silver card to mat and layer and some designer paper with Jingle Bells on, kept it quite simple and just added a sentiment saying Merry Christmas but can't see it very well I am afraid due to the flash on the camera.
This is my card for Cute Card Thursday which was clean and simple, so I have used a stamped image of a village green and used my Pro-markers to colour my image in. I have used some designer paper and mirri board to mat and layer my image. Just added a simple sentiment and little bow to finish it off . Not too fussy and just a nice little note card to send to a friend.
Well this is my card for the Lili of the Valley challenge this week and I have used some old Lili of the Valley papers and decoupage I found in my stash, I know they are old but they make such pretty thank you cards and easy to make too and knew they would come in useful sometime! So I picked the red and  green set for my card  and layered it onto red card hope you like it . Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to look at my creations . Hugs Arlinex

Thursday, 11 August 2011

A Wet and Miserable Day Here Today

Good morning everyone and hope everyone is okay where ever you are this morning. Well after some awful scenes over the last couple of nights here in Britain it looks like things have settled down and  we don't see any more disgraceful behaviour on our streets. Yesterday it was a dreadful day here weather wise so I had a day crafting while younger daughter, who is home from University for the summer, spent most of the day in bed, well until 2.30pm at least! I do not know how she sleeps that long and then the amazing thing is about 8pm she says she is tired again, figure that one out?  I wonder how on earth she copes when she is away from home and gets to lectures etc. Although I have to add at this point, if she is meeting her friends in town she can be up and ready amazing that. Well that is my little rant for the day, hope everyone has a good day whatever they may be doing and that the weather is better where you are than here as its another wet and miserable day here today.
This is my first card for today and it is for two challenges Winter Wonderland challenge which was white on white and also Crafters Companion which this month is glitter and glitz, and this is my first ever card for the latter challenge. So a plain white card and I have added some sticky backed white glitter paper as my base. Then I have used a doily die cut and used a stamped image of the Snowman which my elder daughter had just purchased so she stamped me some images while she was here. Coloured him in and added a wintry sentiment, around the circle have added some very tiny plain gems and then added four bigger ones around the edge.
This is my second card today and its for two challenges  and they are Sketch Saturday which is the sketch and for Spoonful of Sugar which is birthdays. So I have used a Humphrey image which I had from my elder daughter, and earlier in the year we bought the CD and the stamps between us and I had the CD and she had the stamps, so have been dying to use the stamps  while she was here on holiday, as she brought them with her to play with. He is such a cute little elephant. So I have used blues and pinks as my main theme, which I got free on some craft magazine a while ago and they are rather pretty. In the middle of my card I have used some blue lace, which I have to thank my elder daughter for. She had gone to Stoke on Monday and picked me up a three bundles of lace and a huge bag of off cuts all for just over a pound bargain in her local haberdashery shop and  sent them to me via post and I received them yesterday, just before I started crafting. I have added a sentiment and some candi dots to finish it off.
This card I have made as a Get Well card and this is my card for challenge I Love Pro-markers, which this week was the sketch layout I have used.My image is from Penny Black and I have used colours baby pink, rose pink, pear green, moss, tan and caramel. So I have used some lovely delicate pink spotted papers my main base colour and another pink paper with tiny flowers on it as the other paper. Then I have added some very pale pink lace out of my bag from my daughter, some pink flowers and sentiment. I am sure this card would cheer any one up who was sick, what do you think?
My next card is for two challenges again, Pollycraft Challenge this week was recycle and Cupcake Challenge and that was stitching either real or faux. My recycling is netting from my fruit box and have used it as a backdrop for my card who is the little boy sitting fishing. I have coloured Edwin in this time using my Copic pens. Then I have taken some craft wire and cut out some little fishes in card and added them to the wire and attached to the netting and finished it off with a sentiment. My stitching part is faux around the image.
Well this is my final card today and its for Lollipop Challenge and its theme this week is Monochromatic, so this is my take on this theme using my fave colour purple and another Christmas card. So my image is a digi stamp image from Whoops a Daisy and she has some cute images for sale. So I have used various purple papers which I have been given by my younger daughter out of her stash and coloured her in with Pro-markers, added some purple flowers, candi dots and of course a sentiment in purple, which hasn't picked up very well on the photograph. So this is my lot for today and thanks for taking the time to drop by, thank you. Arlinex

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Being Rather Creative Today For Me

Yesterday was horrid here as it never stopped raining down all day and they have forecast more here today in Sunderland along with thunderstorms and my son and I are taking my eldest daughter half way home today to be picked by her husband, so hope it don't start until we get back home. It has been her last day of her holidays here today and we shall be sad to see her go home as we have enjoyed having her here. Also today we are celebrating youngest daughters 19th birthday so its cards, pressies, cake and candles before everyone departs today, that's if of course she gets up this morning as she was at work until 5.30am!
Here is my first card for today and it is for Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I have been quite creative for this one and its a rocking type of card. So I covered my entire card with some lovely yellow paper with a pale green leaf design. Then I have taken my image of these two cute hedgehogs on their flowerpots, cut it out and have glued it onto a die cut shape with a pale green base. Then I have taken some thin green and white gingham ribbon and threaded it through the die cut shape and fastened it into a bow at the top. To finish it off I have added some small gold roses and some cherry blossom flowers and leaves. I am really pleased at how this card has turned out today must have had a brainstorm at some point this afternoon.
My second card  is for two challenges and they are Allsorts Challenge which Main Card Colour Red and Totally Papercraft Challenge which was Holidays. So my card base is red card and then have made it up using various sources of red. I have added red and white lace to the top and bottom, added some red gingham paper then a cute Molly Bloom image of Santa and mat and layered him on some more red paper and added some faux stitching around edge of the image. I have used Pro-markers once again. I have added a die cut under the stamped image, added some red flowers from Prima and the centres are candi dots. To finish it off have added a sentiment and a red snowflake brad. Of course the theme is Christmas Holiday, so another Christmas card made for my stash.
Well here is my final card for  today and its for four challenges this week! First it is for Just Magnolia which this week is Anythings Goes with glitter option, Sassy Studios Design which was sentiment on the front of your card, Cute Card Thursday which was No Designer Paper and finally Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which was Black and White. So have taken this cute image of Magnolia and sat her on some steps, coloured her using Pro-markers and added some Stickle Glitter to her wings. I have used no papers just black and white card and a white doily as my base added some white ribbon to the side, some candi stuff to the top corner again white and then finished it off with a cute sentiment. I hope you  like my take on this card, as my elder daughter who was crafting with me this afternoon said my image of Magnolia  looked like a prisoner!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Finally got to the Beach!

Evening everyone well today it has been far too hot for me phew! My eldest daughter and I went shopping just to get a few bits for my younger daughters birthday on Sunday like pressies cake etc. Then had lunch and just relaxed watched bit of telly and then this evening we have been for a walk along the beach, with of course our bag of chips finally, but at seven o'clock this evening it was still too hot. After our chips it was into the amusement arcade to spend a couple of pounds and then home, for younger daughter to get herself ready to go to work at midnight, in a night club, hate her working there but needs must for students, if they want to earn some money, so will be dropping her off and coming back here to go to bed. Hope you have all had a smashing day whatever you have been up too as I think everywhere has been forecast rain tomorrow. Hugs Arlinex

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Lazy Day Today.

Well today my two daughters and I have had a mini crafting session this afternoon as I had to wait until lunch-time to do anything as the gas man was coming about new heating system, so he went and we had a quick snack for lunch then down to it. We will not be having many more, maybe just the one as my eldest daughter is going back home to Stoke on Sunday, to her hubby Steven who is so sweet, and who has probably had a proper man week, playing on his Xbox, PS3 and watching as much Top Gear on TV that he could find and eating things with garlic in! We will probably go out for the last time tomorrow as younger daughter Lindsay is celebrating her 19th birthday on Sunday, so will have to go and buy her a pressie I suppose. Think we may end the day by going down to the beach tomorrow night and walk along the prom with a bag of chips, yummy. Having now said that it will probably pour down. Anyway down to my cards for today.
Here is my first creation from today's craft session and it is a doubler entry for Lili of the Valley Challenge which was roses, so have used this cute little bear image holding out a rose on his balcony sweet and then I am also putting this card in for Chaisma Cardz Challenge which was bingo, where you had to use three items in vertical or horizontal fashion. So I have used as my three items squares, ribbon and flowers in a vertical fashion, the square is a die cut but hope it is allowed. So I have used pinks and greens here picking the colours out of my base paper, added lovely green satin ribbon and a couple of lovely pink and green flowers and added a thank you sentiment .
Here is my card for two challenges which is Lollipop Challenge which was Celebration, so it's a birthday card and also for I Love Pro-markers challenge which was wings. So I have used a Magnolia image because she has wings in this image, I am not to keen on this card, feel it lacks something but don't know what? Started it off well using lovely bright colours then seemed to loss my mojo a bit, could have been due to eldest daughter moaning and groaning in the background with bad stomach! So added some candi dots, ribbon and sentiment and the Pro-markers used were, violet, tulip yellow, cerise, ice grey 1 and 2 spice, caramel, vanilla and royal blue.

And Now My Crown Has Broken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning people, well after a lovely day yesterday going out with my daughter and my mum up around Weardale in Durham, views were spectacular but was rather hot. Last night just before going off to bed my front tooth broke off completely- which was crowned, so now it's going to cost me two hundred pounds agh to have either extracting or re crowning. So now will have to try and find the money for that. Today we have to wait for the gas contractor coming to survey my home, as now we are having new combi-boilers and new fires putting in,  more expense as lounge will need decorating after that work is done, could do with winning lottery! Think we had better do some crafting today as that surely can't cost us any money sitting at home. Well that's all for me at the mo- hope it's not too hot for you all wherever you are and whatever you are doing today. Hugs Arlinex

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

All on My Ownsome so Quiet!!!

Well I have dropped my daughters off for their girly night at my sons girlfriends, so all on my own some. So I thought I would  make this card for three challenges while I was sitting crafting- Pollycraft Challenge which was the sketch, Christmas Crafting which this month is cute and Chester the monkey is rather cute and for Papertake Weekly Challenge which is anything goes and you can also add  metal if you want to but that is optional. So my image is from Pollycraft digi images and I have used Pro-markers to colour him in . Across the middle bar I have used a snowflake brad and threaded some christmas ribbon through, to finish it off. Yep I have used that sparkly stuff again glitter(its everywhere again on the dining room table oops) I have punched snowflakes out of card and glittered them to add a bit of bling and after all that added a sentiment to the top of the card. Well I am off now to watch the gorgeous Colin Firth in a film while I am on my own and drool to my hearts content, with my bar of chocolate yum yum. Thanks for dropping by and reading my blog. Hugs Arlinex

Numb Face and Fuzzy Head!

Good morning all, I have woken up this morning feeling a bit under the weather,  due to fuzzy head and right hand side of face very numb and sore this morning. Both are obviously due to operation I had on face about four weeks ago, balance is effected too due to it being near the ear area, will need to take some painkillers me thinks, although hate taking any sort of tablets but needs must today. Won't be up to much today anyway as daughters are out tonight and are going to buy their goodies to take with them tonight. Tomorrow we will have busy day as we are taking my mum out  with her two grand-daughters, and then in the evening we are having a family night out to go and see the final Harry Potter film, can't wait! Tissues will be needed I think at cinema, end of an era for my younger two who have grown up with the Harry Potter books, and I can remember waiting at midnight with them at local stores when the  next book was being released!!!!!!!! Well that's enough talk  about what I am up to below is yet another card I have made for another challenge.
This is another card I have made over last couple of days and its for Dutch Dare Challenge which is birthday fun, so my little decoupaged image is of cute little girl having fun at the beach on her birthday. I have tried to make the card like a beach scene using yellow card for the beach, blue for the sky and cut some curly white shapes for clouds and added a sentiment. Not sure about this card but I am sure it will grow on me. Thanks for dropping by hugs Arlinex

Can't Sleep Too Muggy!!!

Well as I can't get to sleep tonight due to being to hot and the weather here being too muggy, I have decided to update my blog, at some stupid o'clock. I can't open big windows in the bedroom as we live near a Sainsburys store which they are busy extending  and most of the work seems to be getting done during the night, hence the noise.
This is my fave card of this little craft session, which I have had by myself tonight and its a digi image of a cool granny doing her exercise regime! and she is  from Pollycraft and as its in monochrome its my card for this weeks Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. The image is so fun and it can be sent to so many ladies for a tongue in the cheek card. So I have used mainly black, grey and white. I coloured her in, cut her out and then stuck her onto a die cut. Matt and layered using some black and white papers, added a large spotty organza bow and some white flowers and black buttons. I have just noticed her shorts look dark purple but it was a dark grey I used. Hope you like her as much as I do.
My next card is for Just Magnolia Challenge, which was to use buttons, blooms and bows. So I have used a Hanglar Stanglar image which is her getting ready to plant her blooms! So for this card I have used nice bright summery colours, keeping mainly to yellows and purples, adding buttons for the centre of the flowers and a nice spotty ribbon to finish it off.
Here is my card for this weeks Winter Wonderland Challenge which was fairies and angels. So the image is a Lili of the Valley image and I have tried to keep mainly to Christmas colours using my Pro-marker pens.Mainly using reds and greens as my colour combo I have used some Christmas paper as the base and used this lovely die cut  for my image, getting the lacy circle, which was separate from the circle to stick down was a bit tricky, as I did not want to be able to see the sticky, so had to use some Flowersoft glue, which seemed to work. I don't use glitter much as I get it everywhere but used it on her wings and the centres of her flowers to give it a bit of bling. I have added some green jewel gems to the lacy part, added a sentiment and finished it off with some candi dots.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog and that you didn't have too much of a sleepness night as I did last night due to the heat. Thanks for dropping by hugs Arlinex

Monday, 1 August 2011

Out and About Today

Well today we have been out and about, not doing much really but spending money, how did that happen? Had to nip into city to go to bank, TJ Hughes department store is closing down so picked up a small suitcase for when I happen to go away for weekends, as my youngest daughter seems to have snaffled the one I had for uni! and a few other bits and bobs for xmas once again. Then went to model shop with my elder daughter and her hubby is in to Marvel Characters so they had some of those models in the sale so got him a couple of those, also for christmas. After that we had to go to Argos and pick up order and then onto shoe warehouse where younger daughter bought pair of lovely shoes I would need step-ladders to get into and she can walk in them okay, mine however were more sedate sandal type with elastic haha. Then as we were passing, we popped into local craft warehouse, where else would we end up! Bought a lovely stamp from Cherry Cupcake so cute and a cuople more new colours for my Promarker stash , as you can never have enough, can you girls and besides you always want the colour you never have right? By this time we were starving so off to the pub for our lunch and a delicious carvery was had by all. So tomorrow its craft day and then my two daughters are going off to my sons new girlfriends house for a girly night and some drinks, I haven't been asked abviously too old now. Hope you all had a great day and will blog again tomorrow when I am on my ownsome. Love and Hugs Arlinex