Saturday, 28 January 2012

What We Did In The 70's...

...remember lava lamps? If you didn't have a telly you could while away the hours watching the blobs of lava hypnotically rise and fall in their rocket shaped housing. You were so relaxed that you were now ready to perform the trickiest of surgeries in a game of Operation with the steadiest of hands and without fear of killing the patient.

For my LIM entry this week which is a sketch I've used a lava lamp image from Beyond The Fringe Crafts which I've digitally coloured and mounted on sticky pads.

The image also reminds me of a little pre-PC saying. If someone called you a 'lava lamp' you never knew whether to be flattered or hurt. It meant you were nice to look at but not very bright! Never happened to me, of course, as I obviously didn't qualify on the second part.

I'm also entering my card into:

Crafts4Eternity - Clean and Simple

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Take Two

As I already had a card made for my first LIM entry today I thought I would have a 'hole' (sorry) lot more fun today and I made another one. This card is intended for my friend who is recovering from an aneurysm. I hope it will make her smile after her 6 week hospital stay - get well soon Karen.

I've used the same technique as my earlier card using a Pink Petticoat With Flowers image which has been paper pieced using Summer Driggs Memories kit. Again, I've finished it off with Glossy Accents for the spout.

Thanks for looking!

Just Call Me...

...Clairvoyant Kimberley. This weeks challenge over on LIM is 'Cut It Out' which is to see some kind of hole or aperture in your card. Earler this week I made this little card which fits perfectly.

I've cut a circle out in the card using a Spellbinder die and my Cuttlebug. I then layered my little zebra image from Cre8tive Hands both in front and behind the aperture. I finished it off by adding a little Glossy Accents to the heart.

Before I go this week I need to share with you the following warning which was sent to me earlier this week.

You've no doubt heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys removed by black-market organ thieves.

My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick. The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine? I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans. And then the thieves struck again.

My bum was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear-end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. But my new bum was attached at least three inches lower than my original! I realised I'd have to give up my jeans in favour of long skirts.

Two years ago I realised my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper arm swing to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time. What could they do to me next?

When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a turkey neck, I decided to tell my story. Women of the world wake up and smell the coffee! Those 'plastic' surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts - stolen from you and me! The next time someone you know has something 'lifted', look again - was it lifted from you?

This is happening to women everywhere every night. WARN YOUR FRIENDS!

P. S. Last year I thought someone had stolen my boobs. I was lying in bed and they were gone! But when I jumped out of bed, I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them hidden in my waistband.

I thought this was too 'important' not to pass on. Have a wonderful day - with a joy filled heart. Always remember to laugh!! Helps the heart AND the wrinkles!!

P.P.S. Those same thieves just came into my closet and shrank my clothes! How do they do that????

Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Tweet Tweet

A little earlier than last week (I was suffering from post-traumatic stress after Donny Osmond married someone other than my good self) here is my entry for this weeks LIM challenge of a one layer card with the subject of birds.

My little birdie is from Bugaboo stamps which I've digitally paper pieced using Summer Driggs Beautimous kit. I've glittered with Glitz It in Rose and Glamour Dust with some Glossy Accents to finish.

I've had a bit of a bad week this week achieving very little other than a little more weight loss (I've lost 12¼ lbs. so far) despite having some of the Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondies I made yesterday proving a little bit of what you fancy does you good.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:

Bloggers - Wings and Things
Card Crafters Circle – Happy Birthday
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards – Glitter
Totally Papercrafts – Spots and Stripes

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Monday, 9 January 2012

And They Called It Puppy Love...

...back in 1972 this would have been so easy. Back then I was a Donny Osmond fan and therefore naturally my favourite colour was purple. Little did I know that he was probably secretly dating his 'sweetheart' at the time who was later to become his wife - I've disliked the colour purple ever since.

So my late entry for this weeks LIM challenge of predominantly purple was created using old DP from 'I can't remember where' I've had it so long and some new Hero Arts stamps which I bought with my Simon Says Stamp prize.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations Paint - Something Old
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Anything Goes with Your New Stash
The Squirrel & the Fox - Something New

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Monday, 2 January 2012

First Card...

...and challenge entry of 2012! Isn't it great not to be doing Christmas Cards?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year celebration and are slowly getting(or maybe you are steaming) back into the crafty swing of things.

Here is my entry for the LIM challenge of 'just one word'. It's a thank you card featuring a Paper Smooches image paper pieced with Summer Driggs Memories DP. I love this little bee image - it never fails to make me laugh.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:

Christmas Card Challenges - Thank You
One Stitch At A Time - Use a digi
Pile It On - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.