Memory Box Die "Pine Border Outline"
Backing Paper - Make and Create "Marble Dreams" (I was quite lucky that there were two papers that had the same pattern but were different colours .. .. .. I thought they both look like falling snow).
I hope your weekend is turning out to be a nice enjoyable one.
We have had some lovely sunshine today .. .. but I don't think it will be the same tomorrow. I think rain is on the way! But never mind. We have to just make the most of what life throws at us don't we.
I haven't had chance to play along with some of the challenges I enjoy recently .. .. .. but when I had a peep at what the current As You See It Challenge was, I couldn't resist playing because I really enjoy this theme.
It is their "speed challenge" .. .. .. with the theme of "humour". It is just a fun challenge where you see what you can produce in under 10 minutes. They aren't expecting any great works of art .. .. which is a good thing! It sounds stupid but as I look at the stopwatch on my phone if I have already gone over five minutes my heart rate increases LOL!!!
This is what I came up with, and it took me 9 minutes and 13 seconds .. .. .. with the most time being spent on typing and printing the sentiment.
Image: Woodware Clear Stamp Set "JGS699" Hare in the Middle
Sentiment: Computer generated using font "Aracne Condensed Regular
Memento Ink Pad: London Fog
My Trusty Sewing Machine
of course you would have to choose carefully who you send such a card to .. .. but it made me smile and Mr Heart too.
A special card and post today in honour of a lovely lady who sadly passed away recently .. .. Kath .. .. who was part of quite a few design teams and had a lovely blog called "Plain & Simple". Although Kath and her lovely creations were far from that!
Kath was a great blog friend who I never physically met. We only spoke to one another through our blogs and the emails we shared .. .. .. and yet we knew each other so well. I have lots of lovely memories of Kath and I hope she knew just how much I appreciated the years of friendship we shared.
As a very popular member of the Allsorts Challenge Blog design team, this week in Kath's memory, there is a special challenge. The theme is "Favourite Stamps" and was chosen by Kath months ago .. .. .. .. and there is also the option of "paper pieced flowers" which I know only too well was a technique that Kath really loved.
So here is my card .. .. .. especially for you Kath. Hope you approve of me going overboard with my paper-piecing. I fitted in as much as I could for you.
Image and Sentiment: Julie Hickey Designs "SKU JH1001" Friendship Blooms
Design Paper: Kaisercraft "Cherry Blossom" and First Edition Paper "Rose Garden"
Pearls and a Button
My Trusty Sewing Machine
and that is it Kath. Especially for you.
Thank you for our friendship, I miss you!
Quite pleased with how this card turned out, so I made a nice little pile of them.
I also made a teeny tiny card that I was supposed to have posted last night but time just ran away with me as always .. .. .. so I have scheduled that for next week. I should do more of that really.
I hope you have had your day filled with the lovely sunshine that we enjoyed today!
I think we are going to have just one more day of it .. .. .. then rain .. .. .. so I am hoping to fill the washing line and then sit colouring under the sun umbrella in the garden. Perhaps for the last time this year .. .. .. .. boo hoo! I am not ready for Autumn yet!
Tonight I am sharing a Teeny, Tiny Christmas Card, which for anyone new to my blog measures a whole 3.5 inches square.
I hope that you had a good weekend .. .. .. our weather seems to have taken a turn for the better over the last couple of days, so I have my fingers crossed that it is going to last for a few days more.
Today has been a lovely and special day and one to cherish .. .. .. it has been my Mum's 91st birthday!
As a family we still don't feel comfortable about taking her out to crowded eating places. We are still protecting her (probably too much if that is possible) but she is special, and we want to keep her as well as we can.
I have spent the afternoon and evening with Mum and during this time lots of her family were either telephoning, facetiming or calling by to see her. It has been such a lovely day to share with her. But bless her by the time I was leaving tonight she was well and truly wacked .. .. .. it has been a big day for her.
Food had been cooked and some of us shared a meal with her .. .. and she still has lots of birthday cake left to share with tomorrow's callers.
This is the card I made for her. Sadly only one picture. I just took a quick picture using my tablet as I couldn't find the memory card for my camera. Typically as I was leaving the house I found it .. .. but never mind. One picture is better than none.
I hope you have had a good Wednesday.
Still a bit nippy here weather-wise but at least it has been dry.
A quick Christmas card from me today:
I hope your Tuesday has gone well.
Definitely a big drop in temperature here today. Yesterday I was wearing a sleeveless top and today I am wearing a T-shirt with a jumper on top! I am not impressed!
Teeny, tiny Tuesday and I created a little Christmas card to share today. For anyone new to my blog, these measure a whole 3.5 inches square.
I hope you have enjoyed your day!
Before I headed off to Mum today I had a quick nip into my craft pod .. .. .. where all the supplies were still sitting on my desk from my snippet play yesterday.
There was one box still on there that holds lots of narrow strips of paper (yes, I sadly save everything) and I used some of those strips to create this:
I hope it is a good weekend for everyone .. .. .. .. .. in fact a good bank holiday weekend (sorry if anyone dropping by isn't getting the extra day tagged on).
Now hubby is retired the bank holidays don't seem quite the magical occasion they used to be when we were younger. Probably because each day feels like a holiday now!
I can highly recommend retirement life .. .. not that I have retired. I still have lots of ambitions and dreams I am striving to achieve .. .. but it is good to have someone around who is happy to clear the kitchen up and even cook when things get super busy for me. He's a good egg!!! LOL!!!
Today I had a quick play with my ever growing pile of snippets.
I need to hang my head in shame though because I haven't been playing along recently with Pixie's Snippets Playground .. .. .. .. and it isn't as if I don't have any snippets left. I have no excuse. Snippet mountain still grows bigger every day!
But this is my offering for the current challenge:
I hope you have all had a good weekend and you perhaps saw some sunshine.
It is nearly time for me to start getting serious on the Christmas card front and this is one I have made for taking over to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where we are asked to take inspiration for our creations from a photograph.
This is the inspiration photograph:
I chose the sentiment and the cute houses and trees on the mantlepiece .. .. .. .. and my final creation ended up looking like this: