Thursday, October 23, 2008

An Unfortunate Event

Well it's been quite awhile since I posted last. Have had a fair bit to deal with lately.
One day last week, while I had popped down to the shops for about an hour, some selfish, uncaring parasite broke into my home & helped themselves to my laptop & jewellery.
I can't explain the feelings I've had since that moment. To have your safe place in the world, violated by a stranger & your personal belongings thrown around without regard, is really quite upsetting.
Now I understand that some people have it hard or are experiencing difficult times, but I myself have had to live through some very hard times too, & I never took something that wasn't mine or made someone else pay for my situation. It's just no excuse!!!!!
I truly hope that one day this person realises this, feels remorse & decides to make a more positive contribution to society through their own hard work & integrity.

I haven't created much at all lately, just haven't felt like it really.
I did get my Christmas cards done for a swap at Scrap Pile.
I also made this card last weekend from CPS sketch #86.
It uses some Kaiser papers, a flower die cut from the new Basic Grey range, Granola & some very cool trim from the shop my DD works at.

I'm also very happy to say that my daughter, Chloe, is still in the SYTYCS competition.
This week she takes on Round #8.
She has a little giveaway on her blog at the moment, so please drop by & wish her luck.
That's about it for me, take care :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Round & Round

This month we have started a new format at Scrap Pile. We are no longer holding a cyber crop each month. Instead, each week, one of the design team members hosts a Friday chat night along with a game & the announcement of their weekly challenge.
Tonight was my first turn & it was heaps of fun.
My challenge is to make a circle shaped card. I had never made one myself before this & I was surprised by how much I really enjoyed it. There was something very refreshing about the new design space.
Here is my card.

I've used pretty well all Making Memories products.
The papers are Garden Party & all the embellishments are from the Animal Crackers range.
Hope you enjoy trying a circle card of your own if you get the chance :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lazy Days

We are enjoying the school holidays so much. I really love having a little sleep in & being able to just take the day as it comes. We haven't been anywhere exciting yet but have had lots of fun at home. We've been baking, playing games, games & more games & really appreciating the sunshine that we've had this week. Winter is on it's way out, touch wood, & it should continue to get warmer from now on.
I can finally show my card from my Blind Card Challenge from the WCMD cyber crop on Saturday. It was great to see how different they all turned out.

I've also been busy with my DT kit for this month. I got a little sidetracked last week with WCMD but have got back into it this week.
I really mixed it up this month & chose lots of different things. I got a pack of Inque Boutique Cabana Felt Shapes, which had heaps in it, so you'll see little felt bits on a few of these cards.

This first one is for my little girl to celebrate her big venture into swimming lessons. She's loving her lesson each week, Tuesdays just can't come fast enough now, lol.
I've used Creative Imaginations PP on this one.

For this one I've used Cherry Arte PP. The flowers were part of the pattern & I've cut them out & used them to embellish the flap on the card.

I love this new Prima Angelique Heavenlies paper.
The black is one side of it & the aqua is the reverse side. The frame is from the felt pack & a bit of one of my favourite ribbons.

These next 2 are fresh of my table today.
This one is just a fun little card for a boy. It uses a few different Cosmo Cricket papers, a bit more of that felt & the little monkey sticker is Creative Imaginations.

Lastly, this card is also lots more Cosmo Cricket PP & chipboard.

Gee, that was a bit of an epic post. I thought I'd better do it all in one hit because I'm likely to forget while in this laid back mood, lol.
Hope you are also enjoying the holidays, if you're lucky enough to be having them at the moment.
We've only got 5 days left so I'd better make the most of it.
Thanks for popping by :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

World Card Making Day Fun

What a blast WCMD was this year.
My daughter & grand daughter came over for a day full of card making & fun.
Chloe was on a streak & managed 7 gorgeous cards which was a lot better than my grand total of 4.
Over at Scrap Pile we ran a 12 hour cyber crop in honour of this important day. Each DT member offered up their own challenge & we even had one for the kids so they could get in on the fun too. They had to make a card using the primary colours, red, blue & yellow.
Here's the card my little girl made. She's 6 years old & often hangs out in my craft room with me working on her own cards. She's got all her own bits & pieces to work with & seems to really love making pretty things too.

My challenge was a blind card challenge but I can't show you the card yet as the girls still have until midnight to upload their creations & I have to keep mine hidden until then.
We also had lots of fun games as usual & I hope eveyone enjoyed the day as much as I did....can't wait til next year already, LOL.
The very special Melissa Phillips & WendyJohnson were also running a fun challenge on their blogs, to make a card using felt. I just had to play along with this one as I love using felt on cards.
Here's what I came up with, very late last night. Thanks for the great challenge Melissa & Wendy :)

Hope you had the chance to enjoy WCMD in your own way & got to create lots of gorgeous cards while having heaps of fun.