Saturday, 17 December 2011

Meet little Lola

Its been a bad few weeks in my household lately so it has been a refreshing change to welcome our new little kitten into our home.  Her name is Lola and she was a stray kitten rescued by the RSPCA.

My beautiful old cat, Muffin, passed away last month at the grand old age of 19 years and we missed him so much.  Lola has helped to fill the huge gap that Muffin left behind.

After several weeks being very poorly in hospital, my grandad passed away last week and we had his funeral yesterday.  The sun shone down on us and, all things considering, it was a nice day.  He would have been proud. 

With everything that has been happening lately I am so disorganised for Christmas this year and my blogging has been seriously neglected over the past few weeks.  I will be running around on Christmas Eve like a manic.  Goodness knows what the kids will find in their Christmas stockings this year!

The kids put the Christmas tree up last night, while I listened to my new Michael Buble Christmas CD and stopped Lola from eating the tinsel, chewing the tree lights and diving in the box of decorations.  There's nothing like a new little kitten to make you forget your worries - they will keep you running around after them all day!

Have a great day!


Saturday, 10 December 2011

Craft Your Days Away DT card #35 Snowmen

This is my second post of the day - my Blogger posts are like a bus .... you wait ages for nothing and then 2 turn up together!

I'm back to show you my DT card for today's challenge at Craft Your Days Away albeit a bit late. It was my turn to choose the challenge this time and I decided on SNOWMEN so let's see your last minute Christmas cards or decorations featuring snowmen.


We are being sponsored by our regular monthly sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, who are offering one lucky winner a voucher for $10 to spend in their store.

I chose a digi from Pink Gem designs for my cute snowman picture, called Snowman Soup, and coloured it with promarkers.  The papers are from the Christmas Stack from DCWV, as are the candy cane and button stickers.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - I used their sketch
Card Makin' Momas - Christmas
Glitter Geeks - Let it snow
Crafty calendar - cold and frosty
Hotshot Crafts - pro markers
Moving along with the times - last minute Christmas
Paperplay - Snowman

Thanks for visiting today,


Cardmadfairy DT #23 Tags

Oops, I'm a day late posting this - better late than never though!

The new challenge over at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge is TAGS.  You've got loads of time to enter this challenge because we are taking a little break over Christmas and will be back on 6th January 2012 with our next challenge.
We are sponsored this time by A Day for Daisies, who have some lovely digis on there site.  They are offering one lucky winner a voucher for 3 digis from their shop.  Pop over to our challenge blog to have a look at what the rest of the DT have made.

I've cut my tag shape out with a Sizzix Originals die and the image, from A Day for Daisies, is coloured with pro markers.  I must get some more of the butterflies when I see them - I think they were from a pound store - £1 for four butterflies.

I am going to enter this tag into the following challenges:

A Day for Daisies - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Hotshot Craft - Promarkers
Samuel Taylor - Anything goes (Check out their prize - Kasiercraft Mini Albums and a wonderful Jillibean Soup 6x6 Paper Pad!!!)

Thanks for visiting today,


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Ruby's Rainbow DT card #18

It seems like it has been ages since I made any cards - somehow I finally managed to get this one finished off in the nick of time.  Ruby's Rainbow have set their new challenge today and it is MONOCHROME so let's see your cards just in the one colour.  I did have to add a bit of brown for the hair - somehow I don't think purple hair would have suited!

This will be our last challenge before our little Christmas break - we will be back on the 4th January 2012 with our first challenge of the new year.

Pop over to the challenge blog to join in with us.

I've used the Dancing Willow rubber stamp and I've coloured the image with pro markers.  The papers are some old Papermania ones and I've used a MS border punch.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Craft Challenge - real or faux stitching
Drunken stampers - monochromatic
Sweet Stop - I used their sketch
Papertake weekly - Anything goes

Thanks for looking,


Saturday, 3 December 2011

A winning night

I think that last night must have been my son's lucky night because look at all of the goodies he won at his school's Christmas fayre!  Okay, mom and dad had to keep supplying him with money for the various tombolas and stalls but I'm sure we will enjoy drinking the various bottles of wine and the whiskey that he won!

In the hamper was this cute hand knitted Father Christmas that someone must have spent absolutely hours knitting and he's been really well made.  He will be taking his place, sitting under our Christmas tree this year.

Can't believe I'm so disorganised this year for the big day - must get a move on,