Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Seasons Greetings

Okay, so I think I've figured out a way to get more crafty time in... do it first thing in the morning, before I'm too tired to even think about it... (I mean, I don't really need to *think* while doing housework anyway, right ;)) - I figure I can get away with it a few times a week maybe, as long as I don't over do it.

I used Kaiser Craft Papers and a gorgeous digi from Delicious Doodles, coloured with promarkers - warm grey 1, warm grey 2, cool grey 3, cool grey 4, burgundy, crimson, almond, vanilla, sandstone, pear green and marsh green. Stamped the greeting in black ink and added gems and a snowflake embellishment to finish.

I'm submitting this for:
A Gem of A Challenge #101 - 3, 2, 1 (3 Designer papers 2 types of Embellishments 1 image)
The Sweet Stop #232 - Sketch
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge #146 - Make it Square
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas Goes

Saturday, 12 October 2013

New Baby

Wow it has been forever! The last few months have been a series of one health problem after another and a lot of doctors and tests that have resulted in a lot of treating the symptoms with no idea what the underlying cause is. I have full appreciation for the NHS and for everything the doctors have been trying, but oh how I wish they'd just figure out whats causing it all, so I can go back to whatever passes for normal for me.

One of the big problems is that I'm so constantly exhausted, some days I barely have the energy to do the stuff I *have* to do, never mind the stuff I want to do, which means crafting has been pretty much none existent and I haven't been looking at the challenges at all... but do I miss crafting, so I decided to have a gander at some of the challenges this week and this is what I came up with...

I used jillibean soup papers - homemade 6 bean soup - the giraffe stamp is from Flonzcraft and the sentiment stamp was a freebie from a magazine. Layered them all up on red card and mounted on a white card base.

I used the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches and the animals theme from Charisma Cardz this week, as my inspriration.

Even though this is a very simple card, after so long not making anything it was a lot of fun to get something done again, now I just have to find time - or say screw it to the housework and make time, lol - where I'm not so exhausted, to make more than one card every 3 months!