Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Toe dipping

Hello blogworld,

Now then, don't laugh - this is the first card I've made for over 6 weeks, I fear I've lost the knack!!  It certainly took me long enough.  On and off I've been colouring for over a week and it took me ages to decide on the layout.  In the end I went fairly simple.

The extension is plodding on - I think Sundays will be my weekly picture update, at least that way there is something on the blog!

We've had a slight problem or two, one is that the concrete lintel our previous builder ordered for us (above the kitchen window) appears to not be up to the job!  The Building Regs man he say no!

A slight change in how the roof is being built.  No longer a steel beam but now ordinary trusses - nope don't ask me either!  Hubby says it will still work tho.

So here is the card, can I hear laughing???  Hmmmm, probably - but if I don't re-start somewhere I'll never get going.  I won't list what I don't like about it, I'll just say that it's not my best.

Front shot:

The arty farty: 

Her close up - please excuse that fact that she has a sunburned face, I'm trying out new skin combos.

The digi is from Some Odd Girl and called Heartsy Mae - coloured with me Promarkers.
Papers are Bo Bunny.
Flower, buttons - from my stuff
Sentiment - Fiskars.

Well there we go, I've dipped my toe back in.  Hopefully I'll be ready for a full swim soon.  You never know I may even go round and try to catch up on everyone else soon!

Talking of new skin combos - does anyone have an opinion on Graph It pens?  I was watching them on Create and Craft, can't make up me mind.  I've got a few birthday pennies to spend and was wondering.

See you Sunday,


Wow - even a challenge!

Graph'It Markers: Week 5 - Blonde Hair (and I found you following watching the programme on Create and Craft)

Sunday, 28 July 2013

coooo-eeee - anyone home?

Hi blogworld,

Well extremely long time no see - I wonder if there is anyone left here at all, oh and excuse me while I dust the dust on the cobwebs!!

What can I say, I've not made a card on over a month - the closest I've got is a half coloured stamp on my desk - so Mr Mojo is still well and truly on his hols.  I wonder if he'll ever come back?  Such a shame as well as there a couple of DT calls going on that I'd love to have tried out for - but no point right now as I'm just not creating.

SHMbO's birthday went off well, we ended up going to a local play centre.  There were twelve 4 - 6 yr olds playing in the soft play and then having a game of bowling - they thoroughly enjoyed it.

School broke up last Tuesday - so far we've had some wonderful weather and some not so.  Fabulous thunder storm one evening last week.  Was up far too late watching it!

Finally, to leave you on a good note, the builder turned up!  Yay!!  We now have no roof on part of our house - here are a few pictures:


1st day:

3rd day:

This is where our computers used to be:

5th day:

So I will continue to update you all with the building works, but don't hold your breaths for a card - that could be months!!!

Ah and I also know that I have some emails to reply to - I'm sorry I've been completely off radar and not replied to anyone - I will do better soon. Promise!!!


Oh, and 29 lbs of strawberry jam made - anyone want some???  And the holiday cottage is let for the whole summer - apart from one 5 day period - 1st time ever!!  We are busy bees!