Saturday, 27 August 2011

I'm Back.....

...from my holidays hence the reason why I've not entered the last couple of weeks of my favourite Less Is More challenge. Whilst it was great to be basking in 35C every day (it's raining and freezing here now) it's still nice to get home to your favourite things. So the things I'll miss are sunshine and wearing all my lovely summery clothes and the things I'll not miss are:

- people who leave their debris lying around the pool for others to pick up after them (put it in the bin which is only two feet away from you!)

- people who float around the pool on lilos it's a swimming pool not a lilo pool (there's a huge ocean not 30 feet away from you!)

- teenagers who race around on quads in the dead of night without lights - gawd help us it was like Whacky Races

I know I sound a bit Victor Meldrewish but why do some people leave their manners and common sense at home when they go on holiday?

However, one of the funniest and most disgusting sights I saw was a young girl sitting on the beach cross legged swathed in beach towels to protect her from the sun throwing up into a poly bag.

Anyway back to the challenge which this week is to combine three of your favourite past challenges.

I've chosen:

Week 3 - Spring
Week 5 - Pastel Colours
Week 29 - Things That Move

I've printed a Paper Smooches image onto card, paper pieced with pale yellow Lola Rose paper from Pink Petticoat and added some googly eyes.

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking.

Monday, 8 August 2011

The Best Laid Plans....

....I've got a to do list as long as my arm and barely dented it. So far today I've entered the By The Cute and Girly challenge and now I'm entering The Shabby Team Room challenge which is 'Tea For Two' based on this photograph.

My entry is a Pink Petticoat image which I've matted and layered and added a little gem and paper lace table cloth which I've punched with a Fiskars punch.

That's definitely all for today folks - I need to attack my list!

Sorry for the wonky photograph but I don't have time to faff around with it - thanks for looking!

She Sells Sea Shells

Another week and over on By The Cute And Girly blog the challenge is By The Sea 'whether you're thinking of hot sandy beaches or stormy waves crashing, let the sea be your inspiration'. I'm certainly dreaming of the sea (not too long now till my hols) the weather here was miserable over the weekend - cold and very wet.

My entry is a charm bracelet I made with lovely blue beads and sea inspired charms - shell, seahorse, starfish and pearls.

Have a great week and thanks for looking!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

I'm Pleased To Report....

....the tan has evened out and the cold sore has all but disappeared therefore I can take the sack off of my head and venture outside.

This weeks challenge over on Less Is More is to use the colour of your nation's flag. So for me it was either blue and white for the St Andrew's flag or red, white and blue for the Union Jack. I've chosen the latter and used Pink Petticoat Big Dots in navy blue with red trim and a red butterfly which has white thank yous all over it.

I've recently stopped working and yesterday picked up a gift that had been left for me. It's a fabulous box of Jo Malone goodies including nutmeg and ginger bath oil, lime, basil and mandarin bath oil, pomegranate noir cologne and blue agava and cacao body creme - how lucky am I? - I can feel a whole load of fragrance combining coming on. So this card will be winging its way to the very generous person who bought me the gift.

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

I Really Shouldn't Be Doing This....

....I should be making dinner hey ho! This is the first time I've entered the ColourQ challenge which is:

For my card Ive used a Sew Many Stamps image coloured with a combination of Copics, Sakura Gel Pen and Whispers Watercolour Pens. It's mounted on Pink Petticoat DP in silver.

Not quite sure what's happened with the flower as in real life's solid turquoise (gel pen)but it will have to do as my evening meal preparations beckon.

Thanks for looking!