Sunday, 17 January 2016

Things with Wings - Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Hello everyone :o)

This should have been posted yesterday, so I apologise for running so late, but yesterday was my 40th birthday and I just didn't get chance to pick up the laptop all day!

I don't feel bad about turning 40, although Dex did sweetly point out that I'm now 4 decades old lol.  My dad was very ill when I was growing up, and his aim was to get to his 40th birthday (he had marfan syndrome)... he missed it by 6 months, so I'm grateful that I got there, and still a little sad that he didn't.

Sooo... onto this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', where we'd like to see your 'things with wings'.  We're sponsored by Craft's and Me this week.

This one was fun to make... I picked out one of the butterflies from a Clearly Besotted set (which doesn't seem to be available now, although this set is similar), made a mask using a post it note, and then stamped a butterfly border.  Coloured it with copics, and then added a sentiment from the same set.

I had a fab birthday... we wrapped up warm and went to Filey, had a freezing cold walk on the beach with the kids and dog, and went for fish and chips of course!  On the way back to Sheffield it started to snow, but we'd planned on spending the evening at my mum's so we went anyway... the journey back was a bit scary as the snow was starting to settle and the roads were very slippy.  Snow looks so pretty, but it's better when you don't have to drive anywhere!

I got lots of lovely pressies and cards, had flowers delivered, money to kit out my new craft room when (if?!) the building work's completed, and a Samsung tablet that I'm hoping will make it easier to visit everyone's blogs.  And while we were out the extension was being fitted with its new windows and doors, so it looks almost finished from the outside now... exciting!

Right, I think I've waffled on long enough!  Off to play with my tablet and visit some of your blogs... thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Something New - Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Well helloooo!  Long time no post eh?

The extension was originally scheduled to be finished at the end of November... which was then revised to 'before Christmas', so I had planned a fresh start for this year, with cardmaking and blogging all hopefully getting back to normal.... BUT the extension is still not finished :o(  I'm trying not to be too grumpy about it, as it's going to be fab when it's done... but I really am ready to get everything back to normal NOW!!!  And I'm sick of making tea....

Anyway, so Abi kindly said I could return to Sweet Stampin', and I thought January would be perfect... it should have been lol!  Our challenge is Something New (stash or event)... a wedding is a new beginning, right?  There's a fab goody bag prize for one lucky winner. 

I've used a gorgeous Stamping Bella stamp, coloured with copics... I'm SO rusty with these now, and keep daydreaming about the desk I'm going to set up just for colouring in my lovely new room lol.  The papers are from LOTV, corner dies are Whimsy (I think) and I added some sparkly silver Doodlebug enamel dots.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and Happy New Year too!  Fingers crossed I'll be around a bit more often very soon.

Thanks for popping in :o)