Friday, 10 February 2012

So Excited Tonight!

Evening everyone, so excited tonight as my youngest son Daniel is on TV on Friday on the game show The Weakest Link, probably made an ass of  himself but its the taking part that matters, all I know is I had to wait to see the programme as he  never told me anything. Well I have had the all clear to return to work next week thank goodness, only on a phased return gradually building my hours back up but am so looking forward to it, have missed the team of nurses I work with on the community. However saying that could not craft yesterday as my balance was a bit off and making me a little dizzy so have been busy tonight, making some cards for challenges. Some were quite hard this week as I do not have anyone to send Valentine cards to or make them for, so have adapted them to what I hope will count in the challenges.

My first card this week is for Sketch Saturday, Promarker Challenge which was Love is in the air and also for Cupcake Challenge which was to use pink and red. So I have used this cute image of the little girl blowing heart shaped bubbles. added some flowers, sentiment and this is my take on the sketch too. Promarkers used were: pink carnation, antique pink, carmine, rose pink, meadow green, lime green, berry red, poppy,caramel, tan and blush.

My next card today is for Joanna Sheen Monthly Challenge which was also named Love is in the air and also for House Mouse Challenge which was a  love theme and to include more than one heart. So I have used a cute house mouse image of the mammy mouse repairing the teddy bear for the baby mouse, mending it with great love I am sure. I have added some red hearts, used some heart backing paper and also a heart charm and finished off with some flowers.

My last card of the night is for another couple of challenges and that is Allsorts which was free and easy and also Papertake Challenge which was anything goes. So this card is a birthday card for my best friend whose birthday is next week. I have used a Humphrey stamp which is Best Friends and used greens and lilacs to colour it in and kept the theme through the papers and flowers. I have also made up the inside of my card something I don't usually do but thought I would give it  a bash, what do you think? I think it looks okay and I hope my friend will love it.

Well everyone that is all for this blog post thank you all for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments, and I hope wherever you are this weekend you don't have too much of that white stuff called snow they have promised us today in the newspapers. If you do remember to keep warm and keep safe if you are out and about in it. Hugs and kisses Arlinexx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

So Excited gift delivered today.

Hi everyone well today I have received my parcel from Joanna Sheen crafts, which is present from my daughter for my birthday. So I have had the new CD which is a cd of digi images can't wait to print some off and use them, they are so cute. I also had a pack of cards and some EZ foam so thank you Arline, I love the CD so glad you told me about it. My brother txt me this afternoon today to say he was on board the cruise ship on his private sun deck, sipping champagne and eating strawberries dipped in chocolate, they had been upgraded last week by the cruise ship to a Presidential Suite free of charge- lucky for them, so everyone near and dear to me is away or going away this weekend, alright for some I am stuck at home and can't afford to go away.

This card is for this months Christmas Crafting as I am a member of the DT. This  month we are sponsored by Paper Pretties, so why not enter and have a go you might just win the prize of some digi images from them. I know its January but you can never have enough Christmas Cards and just think you would have at least twelve made ready for this Christmas, after all there's only eleven months to go haha! That's all for today. Hugs and kisses Arlinex

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Keeping Warm Indoors Today!

Good afternoon everyone  from the North East of England- its freezing here today, so haven't ventured out-well only as far as the back gate that is to open it for the window cleaner. So my mum has gone off to my brother  for three weeks so I am just chilling. After being off work for quite a number of weeks after having an operation I was all ready to get back next week but now have UTI and Conjunctivitis so have now been given the 13th possibly to return to work.So as its Wednesday its craft day for me although I will probably craft tomorrow and the next day too. I have been to my local craft shop this week to stock up and bought some of the Portebello Road Papers from Papermania for a project I am going to attempt but will have to keep that under wraps for now!

Well my first card this week is for Lili of the Valley and it was to make a masculine card. I had just recently purchased this stamp of the little boy playing cricket, so came in very handy for this weeks challenge. Being for a male didn't add too much and especially didn't add flowers, which I usually love to do but I did add a little cotton wool ball for his ball and added a cute little ladybird onto the grass.

My next card today is for Sketch Saturday which is of course their sketch, Lollipop which was anything goes and finally for Secret Crafter which was to add ribbons. So I have used Lili of the Valley image and used yellows and oranges -nice spring colours. I have added some checkered orange ribbon and some plain yellow ribbon.

My final card for today is for Penny Black Challenge which was floral frenzy and  Allsorts Challenge which was one or more hearts. So I have used this cute image of the little hedgehogs in the flower pots. I have added some pink flowers and some hearts purchased at my local craft shop and added a PB sentiment too. On the corners I have added some pink pearls. Its quite a girly card being pink but i love pinks on cards.

Well that is it for now. Son has just gone out to work at local cinema so have the night to myself . Pjs on I think and then may sit and cut some decoupage out whilst watching TV. Will be back again soon . Thanks for dropping by have a lovely evening. Hugs and Kisses Arlinex