Saturday, 26 September 2009

Operation a success!!

Hi everyone, just thought I would let you all know that the good news is that my operation appears to be successful, so I'm delighted with that.
Went into hospital on Wednesday, through the op on Thursday and got discharged a couple of hours ago.
Needless to say I am sore with the stitches and a bit dozy with the anaesthetic, hopefully it will wear of in a day or two.
Don't think I will get much crafting done in the next couple of days as I'm not suppose to lift anything heavier than a cup of water, but I am due to be off work for a few weeks, and won't be able to drive for at least 6 so I should have no excuses not to join in on some challenges.

Anyway, going back to bed now for some more rest, hope you are all keeping well,

Karen xoxo

Monday, 21 September 2009

Funky Hand Challenge

Hi everyone, well this months challenge over at Get Funky is to design a card with the theme boys in mind, and this is my entry.

I used this cute little Penny Black image and once I had him all coloured in I glazed the water to give it a more shinny effect.This picture just shows the dimension of the card from a different angel, it also shows the layering and the double ribbons used.
Papers Used: Background Funky Fellas
Image: Penny Black (sorry don't know the name)
Brads: American Crafts
Flower: DCWV
Ribbons: from stash
Flock: Stampendouse, snow cone blue
Colours: Copic Sketch pens (see picture for details)

Well I hope you liked my entry and can't wait for next months.

Just a note:

I am suppose to be going into hospital on Wednesday to go through surgery on Thursday, well that's the plan but its already been cancelled twice in as few months so I haven't even packed my suitcase. Now I hope that I will be fit and well to travel over to bonnie Scotland for the SECC at the end of October with my Mum, it would be lovely if we could arrange to meet up somewhere and have a natter and a cup of tea. If you would be interested, please email me and that will give me something to do during my recovery :-) Lots of crafty hugs and kisses to you all xoxoxo

Friday, 11 September 2009

Summer is here!

These are flowers that Joe and I planted back in May and the good weather of late has made them bloom. Aren't they gorgeous, sorry can't remember the name of them but the colours are beautiful, and by the looks of things something else is enjoying them to.

Look who else is enjoying the sunshine, our own fully haired Ben, you may remember the last time I took his picture he was bald and looked more like a designer cat, well doesn't he look as if he is enjoying himself. Him and Kath's Buddy might get on well, umm maybe not come to think about it lol.

just incase you forgot how bad he was LOL!!!!!!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Not the Day I had planned, but .....

I did manage to make this card for this weeks challenge over at the Penny Black's Saturday challenge blog. This week their challenge was to make something using the theme "Your Hearts Desire", as as my 3rd wedding anniversary is this month, I decided to make this card for my beloved other half.
These are the copics that I used to colour in the cute little mice, and after such a long break it took me a couple of attempts to get the colouring right, but HOWEVER what my heart really desired was a big massive cupcake, hence the bottom background paper, do you think Trevor will catch onto this fact? I doubt it somehow.

And this was the little charm that I used just it says "made with love" and believe me I really did love making this card as it was great just to get a few hours peace and quiet to create something. Hope you like my card and hopefully I might get some more crafting done tomorrow, although I really should make a start on the ironing :-(

At Last !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't believe how long it has been since I posted on this blog, my life has been non stop work work work, and not the crafting sort unfortunately. Been working an average of 10 hours per day for weeks now and my body and mind are just totally exhausted.
Now with the kids back at school, my accountancy work load starting to settle down, I might actually get some crafting done today, can you suffer from craft with drawl symptoms? Think I am so from 9:30 am to 13:30 pm today it will be craft time for me and nothing else, well might hand out a few lines of washing.
House is a total nightmare, I just don't care at the mo it can all wait until tomorrow as I'm sure the fairy's won't come and paint, decorate, dust, iron, hoover etc for me. Ah well that is life!

Fingers cross I will be back later on today with some cards that this mornings antics will produce, don't be expecting to much as I'm a little bit rusty as you may expect, then again miracles might happen .................

See ya soon, Karen

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