Saturday, 28 August 2010

What a day!!!!!!!!!!

OMG......you would not believe the day I have had trying to sort out a gas leak at my poor Mum's house. Talk about banging your head against a brick wall. If I had asked the cat so sort it out he would have been more responsive that her insurance company......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Its been off since yesterday morning and they haven't found an engineer who can come out before......................TUESDAY!!!!! And that's just to "look at the problem and submit a quote"
SIX days with no hot water and no gas cooker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am soooooooooooo angry/upset/frustrated!!!
And to make matters worse I have now missed the challenge dead line for this weeks
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge by half an hour :0( (yes I know my Mum's gas leak is more important) but it just seems like nothing has gone right for me today..............sulk!
OK moan over........here's my card that I would have entered.....
Oooooh I have just remembered ....... I did combine it with another challenge, and I am not too late for this one :0)
The ABC Challenge! The DT guys are looking for BLUE in fact they want 80% blue! Now maths has never been my strong point but there is lots of blue on my card.
Hope you like it.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Kaz xx

Friday, 27 August 2010

TGF Drummer

Hiya!
Looked out the window and guess what.........yep, more rain!!!!!!!!! Even the cat is sulking.
I have a paper round to help with too :0( oh why did I say yes! Can't back out now, I did promise.......ho hum. Best get it over with asap then I can cheer myself up with some crafting. Kids have their own plans for this afternoon so that will be my chance to sneak off and play :0)

Some weeks ago I came across this fab digi image from The Greeting Farm I just HAD to have it as it is PERFECT for my drumming mad son. This is his birthday card I made using the image, he was really chuffed with it "so awesome!" he said.

Here's a close up to show the shimmer of the drums which I painted with H2o's

CHALLENGES:~ Well just the one, I have used the fab sketch from this fortnights
Sketch & Stash challenge It's clean & simple......perfect for a male card! And my newest stash is The Greeting Farm digi image.

:0( Time to get wet in the rain............Best get it over with.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kaz xx

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Lovely in lilac.....

Good morning!!
Yet another sunny summer's day........not! What is it with this weather? We have had no where near enough beach days this summer :0( and it's back to school real soon.
Still, if rain stops out door play there's always crafting and online shopping to do..... :0)
Talking of online shopping, the postie delivered my e-bay bargin yesterday. Two brand new unopened sets of Nesties labels for £15.75!!! Woo hoo... how chuffed was I when I won.
Here's what I made....

Challenges:~
LOTV challenge blog has a fab sketch for this fortnights challenge. Will be using this one again I am sure.
Wild Orchid Challenge team are looking for lots of Sparkles this fortnight, so my punched flowers & leaves have a generous coating of Stickles 'Diamond'

Off to grab some more play time!
Hugs
Kaz xx

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Sketch Saturday meets Critter sketch challenge.....

Needed a card for my FIL asap so set to work last night. Now I am really not keen on doing male cards, and I don't have that many suitable images to choose from either. So I needed a challenge, or two, to get me going. This weeks Critter sketch challenge was 'made to measure'
" This weeks challenge is to create a boy card or scrapbook page. (I figure my FIL's an old boy, so hopefully this will count) The twist is it MUST contain glitter somewhere on your creation." Oooooh.......glitter on a boy card....eeek! OK, so there's my theme.....now for a sketch layout to follow courtesy of the Sketch Saturday challenge team and here's my card

Now you may be wondering where the glitter is, well it is there its just hard to see (honest!) here's a close up, I've used some very fine glitter to add some highlights to the water ripples.

Thanks for visiting
Kaz xx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

HM Roasting marshmallow

Used my new HM stamp for the first time last night, have been put off using it as Oh boy is it a whopper of a stamp! I was surprised when it arrived, but then looking at things online can be deceptive...lol. So when I saw the sketch for this weeks Papertake challenge I thought I would give it go. I do love HM stamps as they print so beautifully and the details are fab!


Challenges:~
Papertake challenge ~ a sketch
Cute card Thursday challenge ~ Trees or leaves.
OK I know there's not a lot, but there is just a wee bit of Christmas tree in the image.

Image: HM Roasting Marshmallow
Text: Hero Arts
Paper: Dovecraft Christmas Blues
Colouring medium: Promarkers
Pearls: The Hobby House

I'm hoping this posts OK.....I'm not sure if its because of something I've done, but normally when I upload a pic I can actually see it, but this time all I can see is a ton of garbled text??? Would appreciate it if anyone can tell me how to get back to how it was. OK fingers crossed here goes & thanks for peeking........

P.S Just had a look at it and the link bits don't work either........Help! What have I done wrong???

P.P.S Thanks for the top tips......problem sorted and much neater links now Helen, THANKS!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Bold 'n' Bright.....


Whilst catching up on a spot of blog hopping this week I came across this site
http://www.kennykdownloads.com/
and oh boy am I hooked!!! I bought 2 images immediately and am eagerly awaiting the release of their new ROCK SQUAD series due out on August 29th. They do challenges too!
I have used 'Download Diva' to make a birthday card for my daughter's 14th birthday 'cos its just soooooooooo right for her, and I would like to enter my card into their challenge for this week which is 'Bold & Bright' http://kennykkraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com/
I've used the fab sketch from http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.com/ and it also is 'one for the girls' which is this fortnights http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/ challenge.

Off to play with some more images!
Thanks for visiting
Kaz xx

Saturday, 14 August 2010

ABC Christmas challenge

Well I needed a kick on the butt to get me going again and this weeks ABC Christmas Challenge http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ is just the kick I needed. It's a sketch challenge with an optional twist to make more than one card using the sketch............perfect! And what a great sketch it is too, I love it, I've have made 3 cards with it (so far.....)




This first one is my least favourite, the ribbon didn't go on as neatly as I had hoped :0( but I do love this cute PB kitty image.





I've had this FF Bear sitting on my shelf for ages and not used him
(shame on me) He's really great to colour with Promarkers and I've also had my first play with Flower soft on this one.
Ohhh now I adore this Mo Manning image, super cute!
Again coloured with Promarkers and has flower soft added to the 'fury bits'
I've been trying to join in with Christmas card challenges this year and they are brilliant, I don't think I have ever had so many Christmas cards completed by August before!
Hope you like my efforts & thanks for stopping by.
Have a great weekend!
Kaz xx

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

I'm such a bad blogger!!!

It's been so long since I've posted on my blog I got a bit of a shock when I logged on and saw the date of my last post.............where has the time gone?!
The last few weeks of school were manic, and the first 2 weeks of the hols have continued in the same way, but finally life is slowing down to a more sedate & enjoyable pace. I am really looking forward to getting some crafting time under my belt now. I have managed a couple of cards during my absence so I'll post these to get me started again.
The first is a card I made for a group of friends to send another very special friend to wish her all the very best on her wedding day! I also made the Bride & Groom a personal card from me, but forgot to take a pic before I posted it........Doh!

My next card I made for a friend's Birthday and I would like to enter it into a couple of challenges:~
http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ ~ Their challenge this weeks is "Whateva!" .....a nice easy one to get me back into some challenges!
http://dutchdare-car/dchallenges.blogspot.com/ ~ :0) their challenge is also "Anything goes"
I used the lovely sketch from this weeks LOTV challenge, but am too slow to enter that one :0(
So here's my challenge card....
And my last card....

Hopefully your still awake! Thanks for visiting. I'm off to catch up on some of your wonderful blogs for some much needed inspiration.
Hugs
Kaz xx