Monday 17 December 2012

A message to my blogger friends.

Good evening friends.
Hope you are all well and are ready for the Festive Season. 

I am nowhere near ready for Christmas this year because unfortunately my dad is still very poorly. The pancreatitus  has taken its toll on him and has resulted in him having a cyst on his pancreas. He is not able to eat and has lost 3 stone in weight. He is needing an operation and has been told by his doctor to have a high protein diet to try and build him up for the op, but it is very difficult when he can't face food. I have got him today some very high protein drinks which are usually used by athletes. He has managed to finish one today so hopefully he will be able to manage 2 tomorrow.  I just hope and pray that it is not long until his operation and he can then start his recovery. 

It seems I have been absent from the blog world for a while and don't know when I will next post a card. I still love to visit your blogs and even if I don't do much commenting you are not forgotten. I just can't concentrate on anything at the moment other my Mum and Dad. 

Love and big Hugs to you all for a Wonderful Christmas and Here's to a Very Happy New Year. 
Sharon. xxx

Monday 10 December 2012

James Bear - Pile of Presents

Morning to you. Hope you are all well.

Today is the start of  new challenge at Songbird and the theme is "Merry Christmas Everybody" which has been sponsored by Country View Crafts. They are very kindly giving the winner of this challenge a £25 voucher. The challenge will be running for a month so you have plenty of time to enter. 

I have used a LOTV image called James Bear - Pile of Presents.

I have coloured the image with Pro Markers and Flexi Markers.
The papers are from Crafty Ribbons

The image has been stamped onto  Marvellous Squares dies - love these.

The die along the bottom is Frostyville border die by Memory Box which is available from many on-line shops. 

The Ribbon is from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop.  I have added Diamond Sparkles to the hat.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - celebration
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
I love Pro Markers - Anything goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge. With love at Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Snowflakes
No Matter Which Challenge - Christmas
Robyn's Fettish - Christmas cards
Sweet Stampin Challenge - dies and punches
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Merry Christmas
top tip Tuesday - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Mainly white
Christmas card challenge - Die cuts
Joyful Stamper - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Sunday 9 December 2012

Walking Snowmen

Good Morning friends.
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend. I had a lovely day yesterday.
I belong to Scunthorpe's Choral Society and we took part in the Rotary clubs Festival of Trees. Over 80 specially decorated trees and wreaths formed a community celebration of Lindsay Lodge Hospice. The Choral society sang our little hearts out for an hour which really got me in the Christmas spirit. For anyone who lives near Scunthorpe, we have a concert on the 16th December at Scunthorpes Baths Hall. We are also singing with the very talented Co-Operative Junior Choir and  the wonderful East Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band. An extremely enjoyable evening. 

Today sees a new and final challenge for 2012 over at Dream Valley. The challenge has been sponsored by not one but four wonderful stores.  The challenge is open for a month to give us time to recharge our batteries ready for 2013 challenges.

I have used a digi image from Crafty Ribbons called "Walking Snowmen". I have added colour to the image with Pro Markers. 

The backing papers are from Pink Petticoat and I have the wonderful Jules over at Always with a heart to thank for the idea of over printing the paper with two designs. You must visit Jules blog - her cards are wonderful. 

The gorgeous die is Frostyville border by Memory box and is available from many on line stores. 

The sentiment is die cut from some backing paper also from the Crafty Ribbon store. I have added Diamond           
sparkles fore the snow effect. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Cute card Thursday - Red/Green
Delightful Challenges - All about Christmas
Inky Impressions - Snow or winter
Paperplay challenges - Christmas is coming.
Fussy and Fancy Fridays - I love Christmas
Eureka Stamps  - Sparkle and shine
Creatalicious challenge - winter
Little Claires Designs -  Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowmen
For fun Challenges - snowmen
marks finest papers - Red/Green
The crafty pad - Ribbon, snowflakes, sentiment

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and I will see you again tomorrow.
Big Hugs.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Snow Queen

Good morning friends.
Hope you are all well. Not many more sleeps now until the jolly little chap appears and hope you are in a better place than myself. The only Christmas cards I have made are the ones for my DT blogs!! Me thinks that time is running out for me. Guess they will have to be CAS!!!

At 9am today there is a new challenge over at Diva's by Design.  The theme is "Let it Snow". The snow can be on your stamp, embellishments or snow effect. The challenge has been sponsored by Joanna Sheen. It would be lovely to see you there and I am sure the DT members would love a visit. 

I have used the lovely Snow Queen from LOTV.  I am not entirely happy with the quality of the picture as I took it in the evening, so not enough light.

I have coloured her in with Copic Markers and added glamour dust to the snow. The papers are from Nitwit collections called Merry and Bright Too.

The Ribbon is from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

The die is Frostyville border from Memory Box which is available from many on-line stores.
The flowers are from WOC.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.

Aud Sentiments. Holiday Sentiment
Simon Says - snowflakes
Lori Designs - Winter
2 Sisters  - Christmas Sparkle
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas
Craft your Passions. -Snow

Thank you for visiting and for your much appreciated comments. 

Love and Hugs Sharon. x

Sunday 2 December 2012

Patchwork Bunch of Balloons

Morning friends.
It's only a week, but it seems an age since I posted a card. Hope you had a lovely week and are enjoying the weekend. 

I had a wonderful day on Tuesday when 3 friends and myself went for a spa day to Centreparcs.  Unbeknown to me, Carol upgraded us, so on arrival, we had a glass of champagne followed by a light breakfast and coffee. We then spent an extremely relaxing time in the many spa rooms before lunch and more champagne. The afternoon was just as relaxing. I apologise to all who were enjoying a relaxing spa day because we did not seem to see all the signs outside the spa rooms which said Shhhh!!!  Lots of talking and laughing was just what the Dr ordered.  To just relax totally is something that doesn't  happen often enough so I will endeavour to go again in the near future. 

My card today I made for a friend who's partner is 60 today. Happy Birthday Dave.
I have used a LOTV image called Patchwork Bunch of Balloons.

The card blank is from Craftwork Cards and the papers are from Nitwit Collections. I have backe the image onto a  new favourite which is Kraft card.

I have coloured the image with Pro Markers and Flexi Markers.

The clouds are from a Memory Box die. The ribbon is from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Stamped blessings - Die cuts
Challenges for everybody - anything goes
Here come the boys - birthday
Crafts and Me challenges - ribbon or lace
Fab 'n' funky challenges  -  Use 3 of something
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of layers
fun with shapes and more - anything but christmas
Joanna Sheen Challenge blog - anything but christmas
Simon Says - Anything goes

I have had such a busy week and have not had much chance to visit your wonderful blogs so, when i finish work tonight, I will be visiting you all. Take care.

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