Sunday, 26 June 2011

IDIC card making challenge 'Mid year Christmas'

Sadly this is my final challenge as part of I Did It Creations Design Team, I have had a blast using all the amazing images to create cards.

It is very fitting that my final challenge is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and this week's theme at IDIC is Christmas. So the perfect opportunity to start making your Christmas cards if you haven't done so already!

I chose Paul Penguin Sleighing (available here) as he is super cute and fun to colour in!

I have used a Craftwork card as the base then added a few papers and the image, topped off with some sparkly snowflakes and I have left a space for a Christmas sentiment.

Thanks for following my card making exploits and I hope you continue to visit IDIC and the new design team and do pop back here to see what I am up to, Thanks to IDIC for all the months creating with the DT xxx

Sunday, 19 June 2011

IDIC card making challenge 'Retro 1970's'

Hey fab and groovy people reading my blog, are you gonna join in at the hip and happening Retro challenge over at IDIC this week??

We are sponsored by Digi's with Attitude and I have gone all hippy with lots of flower power on my penultimate card as part of the DT.

Sending you love and peace and hoping you will chill out with us at IDIC this week xxx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

IDIC card making challenge 'Birds'

Another great challenge at IDIC and this week it is birds, we have been sponsored by Hope Jacare Doodles. I chose to use Dove of Peace (available here), which is actually a Christmas image, but I think it works perfectly for a non holiday card.

I hope you will join the team at IDIC this week, I only have 2 more cards to make this month, then I will no longer be part of IDIC's DT so Sundays will never be the same again!

On another note 30 days of phoyography day 11 is 'something blue' and my card fit the bill perfectly!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

June Family x 12 blog hop

Greetings to everyone visiting my little bit of the world wide web, as part of this months blog hop organised by the wonderful Margie. This first hop was in May and there are more participants this month so it is getting more exciting!!

Each month we are sharing a photo of what we call 'family'. I really enjoyed visiting all the other blogs and getting to know the 'families' and cannot wait to catch up with everyone this month.

My photo was taken on the last day in May that we were all together. It was after DS's birthday party at Lazerquest, thus the hot and sweaty look. He left the next morning for cub camp, so we took this opportunity...

I grabbed a friend and asked her to snap a few pictures of us in the back garden and this was the best of the bunch and the only family photo we managed for the month of May! Hopefully I will have more to choose from for June, although I haven't taken any yet!!

This is the blog hop in case you get lost! You should have come here from Carol Anne's blog....

Carol Anne

enjoy hopping around, but for now please head to Jo's blog to see her family photo from May.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

10 things

Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers classmates have received some additional lessons and instructions from Shimelle this week which has been a huge bonus! It is always great to see an email from Shimelle waiting to be read in my inbox, they are packed full of information in PDF or video format (or both) and a fab source of inspiration.

Today Shimelle is hosting a new venture, hopefully the first of many, a monthly blog event on the 10th of each month aptly named '10 Things'. I love joining in with fun bloggy based adventures especially when they are international and I will get to see what all my classmates have posted from across the globe (there are some amazing people from this class and I have loved finding and following their blogs, so I can't wait to get home from work and start hopping around the world visitng them all!)

I knew immediately what I would share with you all, I just hope you don't find it tooooo boring! Recently I came across this blog announcing a 30 day photography challenge for the month of June. I decided it would be fun to join in and so far, I have managed to take a photograph from the list each day as instructed. So here are my 10 photos for the first 10 days of June......

Day 1 self portrait

slightly blurry but at least I am smiling (I really do not like pics of me!)

Day 2 what you wore today

took a snap of my work wear (nursing without a uniform)

and my evening wear (drinks with the girls)

Day 3 clouds simple

Day 4 something green
plant bought as a house warming present for a friend

Day 5 from a high angle

view down to back garden in the rain

Day 6 view from low angle

almost forgot to take this one, so took it late at night on the floor on a hopscotch rug, number 6 for the 6th photo!

Day 7 fruitfamily favourite bananas

Day 8 a bad habit
there are so many but I went for wine!

Day 9 someone you love

the girl (hiding as usual!)

and the boy

Day 10 a childhood memory

currently reading this book and it is set when I was at school and talks a lot about David Cassidy who I really had a huge crush on (I'm just a day dreamer, walking in the rain..... tra la la la la) I also liked the Osmonds, Bay City Rollers etc etc ( remember I was very young!!!)

I hope you have managed to stick with this long post, thank you if you have survived to the end!! Please join me in visiting Shimelle's amazing inspirational blog to see everyone elses '10 things'.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Story telling Sunday ... the Magpie ... part 2

Welcome to my second expedition into the jungles of Sian's story telling Sunday! As you may recall from May's post here there was a second part of this tale of mine waiting to be told....


I believe it was only a short time later when our human Magpie struck again and this time her stolen goods had a little more value (remember last time all the little Brunette stole from her Blonde sister was a mirror).

During this episode, the Brunette had her 4 cousins staying with her and the Blonde sister during the school holidays. The oldest cousins were twins, a boy and a girl, a few years older than the Brunette one, they were also the first grandchildren in the family. The Grandfather, I believe, had bought each of his Daughters, Daughters-in-law and the eldest Grandaughter (the Girl Twin) a special present. A present the Brunette was not given.

The present was bright and shiny, it glinted in the light was a beautiful gold ring set with diamonds and opals. (Similar to the photograph sourced here) Each of the family females mentioned above, were given one each.

Exact memories of the events that happened in the Brunette's home are unclear.... was she jealous of the presents others had been given? Was it her Magpie instincts kicking in? Did she want to be mean to her Cousin? Or was it an innocent joke that went badly wrong??

The facts of the case are, that the Girl Twin's ring was taken and either hidden or accidentaly dropped into a new secret place. Not the shed this time but the small hole in the downstairs bathroom sink that acted as an overflow outlet! A real Magpie could not be blamed this time but the Brunette and/or the Girl Twin cousin told the parents where the ring was and after many hours of trying to find it, the ring was declared lost!!

Many, many, many years later this same old sink needed to be replaced in a 'downstairs bathroom refurbishment'! As the sink was pulled out the Brunette's father asked if it could be broken to search inside for the long lost ring. There it was, almost perfect except for one missing stone, having sat in the hidey hole for over 20 years! The stone was replaced and the ring was returned to it's original and very grateful Girl Twin cousin owner! The Brunette did not realise that the ring was there and initially did not know it had been found as she no longer lived at home! So a happy ending ...... eventually!

On the first Sunday of each month several established and eloquent story tellers join the story telling queen Sian over on her blog 'High in the Sky' (see it even sounds like a fairy story!) I am just gate crashing (anything to get to the Ball/party that's me!!) but please do check out what everyone else has written and shared today at Sian's.

PS I have had huge difficulties trying to post on many blogs in the last fortnight, either I cannot get the comments box to appear or I cannot sign in so have to be Anonnymous (which I can't even spell!) then sign myself as Furrypig! Anyone got any ideas why? Any solutions? Any help much appreciated as I am so dim with anything vaguely technological but that is a whole other story!!!

IDIC card making challenge 'Hats'

Today is a super fun theme.... Hats... perfect for so many occasions. This week we are sponsored by Floppy Latte and I have used a really simple silhouette 'top hat for a lady' available here.

I am looking forward to seeing what ideas you have for hats (I am inspired by all the hats at Epsom race course I saw today!) but it could be beach hats or wedding hats or even Father Christmas's hat!! So see you over at IDIC xxx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

2 sisters silhouettes

crafty emma's store clean & simple

moving along with the times no designer papers

sassy design studios no patterned paper