Tuesday, 16 October 2012

3 Challenges but Head off on a Whirl!

Well thought I would make some challenges and see how it would effect my balance/vision, so all was going well until I had finished and then I felt like I was drunk it is a real weird feeling due to the Vertigo. GP last week decided she would refer me to Neurology at the hospital to rule anything else out and as an urgent case....first urgent appointment is 7th January 2013! I hope it is just Vertigo as could be really ill by then! So here are the cards I have made the first one is for Lili of the Valley Challenge and their theme this week is Classic Christmas. So I have used this cute image of two angels and kept the colours traditional-added some flowers, ribbon and a sentiment.
My next card is for Penny Black October Challenge and it was the sketch, so this is my take on it. I have used a cute little hedgehog image, kept the colours simple and added some ribbon and a sentiment.
Finally this card is for House Mouse Challenge 130 and it was to use an ATC on your card. So I have used this image of the little rabbits dressed as bumble bees and used greys, yellows and black to make this card. Added some flowers, ribbon and a sentiment to finish it off.
Well that's it folks thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments, love and hugs Arlinexx

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Little Home Made Gift for Homesick Daughter!

Have recently been speaking to daughter who is at Lincoln University in her final year and she is a bit down and a bit homesick, not helped by the fact that her student loan was over a week late so had virtually been living on fresh air. We had filled her cupboard, fridge and freezer up when we dropped her off beginning of September but think she was sick of the site of pasta by last weekend. Then her laptop broke down and there was problem with her phone so think things got bit on top of her and also she was home for about 16/18 weeks this time. So I had made her this little book for her stocking for Christmas of her favourite pin up at the moment and that is the diver Tom Daley. She is Tom Daley mad and has collected all the mags, papers etc of him over the summer. So I have put some photos here below of what I made-think this will cheer her up- what do you think?
Well there it is just a few pages of my little creation that I made for her and I am sure she will be thrilled with it and hopefully will cheer her up. Thanks for dropping by. Love and Hugs Arlinex

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Gosh Where does Time Go!

Hi everyone again I have let my blog posts go downhill what with work etc just don't seem to have had much time to do anything and still have hundred and one things to do before the Festive season is upon us. Since I last updated my Blog my brother and his wife came to visit from Sussex and my youngest daughter has returned to University for her final year at Lincoln Law School. I have been off sick again from work these past couple of weeks with Vertigo- brought on by homonal levels due to the Menopause, so doc says. Well ladies all I can say is I wish it was at the end and not just the start I feel dreadful with the sweats, no sleep, etc I can tell you and now to have the Vertigo due to the sweats is terrible, so I haven't been able to do much or any crafting due to inbalance. When it comes on as I know some of you who have been through it will know its like a whoosh and you feel all over the place! What else is new- my youngest son who has just finished his Masters at Sunderland University is off to RADA at the weekend to do a workshop. He has always wanted to do acting and I hope he enjoys his day there, it has cost him enough to do one day. He eventually wants to move to the London area to do acting but he is brilliant at writing stories, scripts etc and feel that is the road he should take but he knows what he wants to do. So you have to encoursge them to reach their goals in life even if they don't work out, they have to at least have the freedom to try. I have made one card these last few weeks and it is for the monthly challenge over at Christmas Challenge blog, so why not take a look and enter your creation, you may win a lovely prize and as we are now fast approaching the Christmas festivities maybe you would like to enter. This month we have been sponsored by Bugaboo and we have been given a digi stamp of our choice to make our creations with. So below is mine and I have cut the image out and used tradional colours to make my card hope you like it.
Well thats it for now folks thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments. Love and hugs Arlinex