Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Surprise, posting on a Wednesday as going in for a little op tomorrow and will be out of action for a while.  I thought I would get a bit of crafting done today but I seem to have been in a flittering about mode today, not nervous for tomorrow, just hoping the alarm clock goes off at 5am as I have to be at the hospital for 7am and the last time I can put something in my stomach is before 5.30am.  Anyway, partial success, between the flittering, I have made this...

Isn't she cute, just think of the Wizard of Oz.  I am putting this in for the Ribbon Girl challenge #8.  The challenge is to use pinks and lilacs.  I've used some old sheets of paper lurking around {in my attempt to clear out my drawers of paper I have had for .... years}.  It's a digi stamp from Mo Manning, coloured in with copics and promarkers.  I may have a change from 'felt' tips and get my pencils out, I feel they are being neglected!

The colours for this were also inspired from the Chicken Soup recipe #41, sweetie jars but the colours are kinda lush and I do like that big jar in the middle!  I could fill one with love hearts :)  I'm looking forward to seeing what the girls come up with for the next Mojo kicker, you will see they have had a bit of a tease for the next one!



Currently in progress, I know what she is for and now am off to check that the diamond glaze has 'set'..... {will get a cuppa tea as well I think as she has made me thirsty}.

Til later...

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Sunday 15 May 2011

Just a couple of cards for today's post.  I seem to have spent most of this week perusing digital stamp sites and blogs rather than creating!! 

I have cleaned up my tote, although kind of forced upon me as I was looking for some cut and dry, which I duly found, eventually!  My tote is now reorganised, but for how long is another matter.






Yesterday I finished up a card which is for  Twisted Sketch #101 the twist being curves - I have scalloped the edge of the card to make it curvy!  Just using some odd pieces of paper lying around and ran off the stamp (coloured with the usual promarkers/copics) and the flowery circle embellishment is from a digi kit.  Just some rub ons for the sentiment and a sticker to finish.



Today I have done a Chicken Soup - recipe #40, inspired by some white porcelain!  I've used the little cupcake fairy which is a Mo Manning stamp, I had to glitter the wings, I couldn't help myself!!  She is coloured with promarkers and copics.  Then just some lace and stick things to finish her off.  Obviously she is having a rest before she tackles the second cupcake.
 




And that is it for today, I think I might investigate the contents of a drawer to see what I have accumulated over the years, might even use some of it {gasp}.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Sunday 8 May 2011

I've been pottering around the craft table, today's first piece is using a Mo Manning's stamp, how big is that candy floss!!  Having finished it I am using it for challenge #81 - the challenge is monochromatic, I've use promarkers and copics to colour in.   I have some work in progress happening at the moment, just need to find 'something' not sure what it is, but I will know when I find it!!!!

We're in mojito weather at the moment,  I have a jug in the fridge of sugar syrup marinating with some mint and bacardi!  I don't think it will be long before it comes out to be acquainted with the soda and lime :)  Despite the lovely weather, a bit of rain will not go amiss, the garden needs a drink as well, a nice little thunderstorm will be fine, I like a bit of thunder n lightening.  Well, back to my craft table, I can hear the Herma calling... till later....

Well, it's later!  I've done this card in between sorting out kidlets and  their tummies.  I'm using this one for The Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge #17 - little girls with curls.  A Mo Manning digital stamp coloured using promarkers and copics.  I'm going to go back to the card and add some diamond glaze on the flowers and butterfly (just decided that while posting this).    

Monday, 2 May 2011

Monday 2 May 2011

Woah, what a great few days have been had.  My Canadian family (well three of them, Rob, Myrna & Cody) came for a visit, the last leg of their 6 week vacation from Canada, they have spent a few weeks in South Africa and now it was our turn.  First stop with mum and dad and a trip to Ireland to visit my brother and his family, this was their first meeting and about time too!  Then it was my turn (yay!).  As always though, the time went way too fast.

We went into Norwich on Wednesday where I took them to the cathedral and then for a mooch around the town, mum and dad as well and we had a rather scrummy lunch in M&S.

This is the best way to get the whole of bell tower in a photo!






Then Thursday into Cromer, had to walk along the pier and then they got a good look at the lifeboat.  It was a bit windy, but we survived and it didn't rain.  We had a fish and chip lunch at  Mary Jane's and then we headed off to Blickling Hall.





We spent a good few hours at Blickling Hall - my first time there as well.  House is amazing, I think that they were blown away by the history.  The gardens were fab, Myrna and me went and had to go find out what the 'sitooterie' was - a place where you go and sit ooot.  Afterwards, we headed back to the fort for a roast lamb dinner.
Then it was a drive down to Heathrow where we stayed over at the Travelodge.  On the way down though, well.... you don't see this every day.  A pig in the road.  Brian took on the role of pig herder and got the sow back in the field.!!  The morning came too quickly and we had breakfast, watching the big tv's as they were departing on the 'wedding day'. Being a woose, we said our goodbyes, I can't do these at the airport anymore as I just want to go too!!  They are back safe and sound in Canada, roll on the next visit.  Cody misses Ben and the feeling is mutual!

After that excitement.  Took some of the Guides snow tubing on Sunday to the Norfolk Snowsports Centre.  No broken bones and they had a fab time.  I was content to watch!

Genny, with her 'tube' on the 'escalator' before going up the slope for another slide down!


Today, a few of the Guides had their belated royal wedding party today at the Sheringham Guide HQ joining in with the Sheringham and Cromer guide units. They decorated cupcakes, wrote in a card that is going to be sent to Clarence House and some other stuff, including a buffet!  I also got my leadership badge so I am a fully fledged leader now, or have been committed!!



Finally, I have in between all this excitement, managed to get a Chicken Soup in the bag.  Although it has been in my head for a couple of days it finally squeezed its way out.  Check out the inspiration and this is what I have got out of my head!!



I'm now back to work tomorrow, just 8 work days left before I head off to the NNUH.  I hope the girls at work are still talking to me!!

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