Saturday, July 31, 2010

Challenges and totally lost without my digital images

Hi everyone well today I tried getting my blog updated and even manage to enter a few candies and visit some of my favorite blogs, to catch up on the gossip in crafting land, don’t like to think I have missed something lol also see what's new in the crafting world and then down to making a card.

It’s funny what you get to like, I left my memento ink pad and some of my stamps in the UK and yes you have guessed those are the ones I wanted to use today aggg
Plus I never brought my laptop back (on my hubbys at the moment) all my digital images are on that one, another aggggggg, onto my card before I explode.

I was lucky with this image as I had a lot of these printed, as it is one of my favorites to use for girlfriends and thank you cards.

The card is for my friend who we stayed with in the UK and who truly deserves a gold medal, and that’s just for going shopping with me lol, well you have to have retail therapy don’t you!! I needed a lot of it heheh.

The inside with matching papers and ribbon.

I did follow a sketch but for the life of me I can not remember the blog site, note to myself MUST write them down, I have found a few challenges to enter it into though.

Simon Says – Dotty ( That’s me right now )

One Stop Craft – Patterns

Prairie Fairy – 3D (do you think layers will cover this?)

Digital Tuesday – Dazzle Me

I am new to this new Mr Linky and I seem to be having trouble it, I fill out the form and wait for my image to show but it never does so I put it in by the direct URL or from my computer then I go to see if it has worked but when I press on the link to take me to my page their is no post there, I need help please my blogging friends as people will get sick of me emailing them or I will have to give upthe challenges and I don't want to do that.

Thanks for popping by my place I do appreciate your comments and visits and I look forward to visiting you too to see your creations.



Thursday, July 29, 2010

Christmas Card and Challenges

Hi Everyone.
More news today and its all good, my hubby will be flying out next week to join me here, he got the ok from the specialist but he has to go back at the end of the month for his cemo and scans, we still have a specialist here too that knows all about Brians condition incase anything happens, you never know with this rare type of cancer what is going to crop up.
So my little stay has turned out to be a lot longer than I thought as I will go back with him, I will have time to craft while he is resting too.

I got a lot of work done yesterdays so I got to craft last night and I felt a Christmas card coming on, my resolution to make a Christmas card a week went down the pan with all that was going on but I hope to rectify that now ermmm she says with tongue in cheek.

This card is for a friend who likes Pink Christmas’s, I’m a traditionalist myself and like reds and greens but it did fit in with the Cupcake Craft Challenge theme of Christmas and to use pastel colors so I think this fits the bill.

I also used Papertake Weekly sketch which I loved using. The Christmas theme over at Die Cut Christmas Club is Sweet Christmas Wishes, I love entering their challenges as it spurs me on to make at least one card a week.

Well I must dash now as I am going out to a Japanese restaurant with friends tonight and I have to find something to wear, I must have been in out of that wardrobe a million times today and still can not find anything agggg.



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Back in Bahrain

Hi Everyone I hope all is going great with you all, things on my home front, I am back in Bahrain for a little while as I have things to take care of here, unfortunately Brian was not well enough to join me and he has his next specialist appointment soon and then his chemotherapy.
He is progressing very well and getting better everyday that passes, it does feel a little strange not being with him and I do worry but I have left him in my friend’s capable hands and they will look after him well, I could not have got this far without them, they have been a blessing.

So I am back in the house and all is very quiet and I have been very lucky at this end too as my friend here has been looking after my house and it is spotless so I had nothing to do when I got here.

I got straight to work and made her this card today to say thank you and got her some champagne, chocs and some flowers to go with it.

The inside of my card I made pockets so I can add a gift voucher and a message.

OOH I missed my craft room and it all came flooding back to me and so I went in search of some challenges, I have not entered a challenge since April but I soon got back into it, plus I had all my lovely goodies I brought back from the UK to play with.

The challenges

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Character Cafe - Pocket Card

Lili of the Vally - Sketch

CraftCaz - Summer Time

Stamp Something - Flowery

I shall leave you now as I am going to visit a few blogs and check out what you have been up to while I have been away.



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