Friday, 25 October 2013

Alpha challenge

Hi everyone, wow it's ages since I posted anything! I've also been very lax in my commenting so apologies for that!
We had a wonderful trip to Spain with glorious weather and  we were only back one day and went down to deepest Somerset to stay with my sister. I've been struggling to get rid of a cough which is hanging on and leaving me with no energy, think I'll have to pinch some of Jim's Guinness:) Anyway although I haven't posted anything I have been busy making cards which I'll show you in the next couple of weeks.
I had a very crafty weekend with Karen as we had a Stampin Up extravaganza day on the Saturday and then attended the Taunton craft fair on the Sunday, both early starts!!! (:|

Week 21 for our Alpha Dictionary challenge... 
Challenge with a twist this fortnight. 

and there must be a WINDOW on your page/ ATC

The window can be an "opening one" like on Gio's page... or non opening like on Karen's... or a window stamp (but be creative)
I'm sure you will come up with brilliant ideas ;)

As we had to use a window  I thought that LINTEL was an appropriate word to illustrate, come and see:

I used Memory box dies and a TH ef and I used my new Grand Calibur that Jim very kindly bought me for my birthday, although he didn't know till I got back ;)

A friend at Rock Choir commissioned me to make a birthday card for her sister in Australia and here it is:

And I have to own up to copying Anne's photos from the SU day as I haven't taken any photos myself!

Loved the colour combo as it made a change from trad Xmas colours

Off to Portsmouth on Sunday to look after Charlie for a couple of days so that will keep me on my toes and a busy week catching up with friends on half term break.  May get a chance to get back to other challenges after that.

Thanks for visiting and you know I love to read your comments.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Less is More week 140-Christmas WOW!

Hi there to all the night owls :) Just wanted to post this as we are away on Wednesday for a short break and I didn't want to miss this week's LIM challenge which is as follows:

White Christmas
For our challenge this week, we have chosen to add another parameter to our colour challenge and that is that the submissions must be Christmas related cards.
The colour is 
We would like to remind everyone that submissions must adhere to the Guidelines set out above and be evidently Clean and Simple!

It's also a new month which means a new sponsor and this month we are excited that Stephanie from Clearly Besotted is our sponsor.  Clearly Besotted are Celebrating their first birthday this month too!

A good excuse to make a couple of Christmas cards as it will be upon us before we know it :))
WOW is such a lovely theme but a nightmare to get a decent photograph!
Anyway here are my entries this week:

This is very simple, just an EF with a bow and a gem

This was made with offcuts using an EF and a MB die.

Thanks to everyone for the anniversary wishes, we had a great night at the theatre, The Commitments was brilliant, amazing singing, a definite hit! Very nice meal too in Covent Garden ;) Looking forward to a nice warm break and lots of good food!
Thanks for visiting and hopefully leaving a comment so I can visit you.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Oh I do love to be beside the seaside......

A very quick post before we are off to the theatre and dinner! The letter this time for the Alpha challenge is J , come and see which word I chose:

Did you guess? I love the seaside and decided to depict a journey to the coast. I used stamps that were from a magazine freebie set and the bathing belle is an Acid Drops and Whatnots stamp.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and if you get the chance to join in with this challenge please do, it's great fun:)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Less is More week 139-sketch

Afternoon from a soggy London town and nearly 10 days since I last posted anything! I even missed last week's LIM challenge which hardly ever happens unless I'm on holiday  :-O It was a busy week making several cards for friends birthdays and a new baby, practising my singing for the Shine walk at Battersea and several social occasions! Unfortunately I had a tummy bug on Saturday and couldn't sing at Battersea as I was scared to be far from a loo!!!!
On the up side Charlie came for the weekend and we had lots of fun  :)
Anyway I have three cards to show you so sit back, relax and check out my photos:

The LIM challenge this week is a sketch from Jen

and here is my Christmas take on the sketch:

I used Majestix twig stamp to create the wreath and Stamps by Judith for the berries and lights. 

This card is for my friend Carol, an ex colleague, and I cut a circle from the A5 card and a tiny frame to to add depth. I stamped the front using a new stamp from Ally Pally and embossed the front woth a dotty swirls ef. I stamped the flower three times and cut them slightly smaller adding glitter and gems. The flourish is a Marianne one.

Finally tomorrow is our 43rd wedding anniversary and we are off to London to the theatre to see The Commitments and have a meal and here is my card using the mask that I bought at Ally Pally. The heart is a freebie from Craft Stamper.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and you know I love to read your comments ;;)


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