Friday, 25 May 2012

Birthdays Are Good For You...


Well, it's been a long day today... We went to the camp where we will be having a fun adventure next month with some of our home ed friends :) We thought it would be good to see exactly where it was, what was on offer and to get an idea of what we could do with the kids... The guy that met us never stopped talking, lol, and it was 2 hours before we finally managed to get away and set off home! The place looks good though - it is used by Scouts etc and there is a choice of facilities but we chose the bunk rooms, lol, for a change... Surrounded by woodland it will be a fab few days, more so as we are allowed a camp fire, yay!!

Anyway, home now, and back to business...  This card is for a friend's birthday...another home educator, who we have yet to actually physically meet. We've been chatting on FB for months and she is coming down next month for a weeks holiday, stopping on a caravan site near Filey... 

The backing is a mixture of glitter card, pearlescent  card and backing papers from some pads I have. The girl, which I stamped, coloured with Promarkers and cut out, has gems on her shoes and hairband so she is sparkly. The butterfly i have had for AGES - Any thought they were nice and bought them but I have never used them till now! I sparkled it up somewhat with some gems... I finished it off with the fun sentiment :)

I am going to enter this in the  Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog 'Dress for Success Challenge' and the Crazy 4 Challenges 'Birthday Card' Challenge  C4C137

Bye for now,
Paula x

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Hello again

Card number 2!! Though I'm sure I won't always be able to post in quick succession, lol. However, we've done our work for today - The Battle of Quiberon Bay and spellings.... - so now it's me time :)

This is a diamond shaped card out of a pack I've had lying around for a while. The papers were downloads off one of the card making mag sites and the teddy is a Forever Friends decoupage that's been begging to be used for some time. 

It is nicely finished off with a few silk flowers, buttons, bows and gems from my stash.

I am entering this card for the Allsorts Challenge which this week is Buttons and Bows!

Bye for now,
Paula x


Well, here is the first card for 2012... A wedding card using a lovely bear stamp that I've had for yonks :)  Lace, buttons, gems finish it off nicely... For me it's about enjoying and relaxing, and entering challenges is just for fun; we don't have the money to buy all the latest stash and just try and make the most of what I already have :)

I am entering the card into the Polka Doodles WK 20 Challenge - "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue". The stamp is the 'old', 'new' is the scalloped frame, I 'borrowed' the sentiment and the 'blue' is all over! 

There are some fab DT cards, great ideas!

Bye for now,
Paula x

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Well, can't believe it's been soooo long since I last checked in here..... Unfortunately, life happened including our friend and neighbour becoming ill and then dying :( 

But now I am trying to keep busy inbetween sessions with Josh and his home hopefully I'll be back very soon with some cards to display :)

Bye for now,
Paula x