Sunday 20 May 2018

Pink addition!

Hello friends!...well I got my wish didn't I ! Sunshine...hasn't it been lovely. I do hope it lasts the rest of the summer and doesn't call a halt the next time we get a drop of rain. I have been making the most of it so not much crafting to share with you...but I do have one card....currently winging it's way across the Australia.

Here it is......

sorry abut the photo quality...bad lighting!

Yes...we have a Grandaughter Chloe...born 27th April..7lbs 3oz.  I don't think my son has the time to view my blog so I have decided to share ahead of them receiving this. No cuddles this time sadly...not sure when or if we will see her....but here is a picture..............

and one of Thomas proudly holding her...

he is 2 now...doesn't he look happy!! Where did that time go?

Ok that's it from me. I do have other cards that I cannot share for a while yet , and while the sun continues to shine I shall continue to soak up my Vitamin D. The chores can wait...and the crafting too!

Hope you have enjoyed the sunshine this weekend and wishing you all a good week.
Catch up again soon
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered : -  Snippets Playground #326.......... elephant and sentiments all from snippets

Friday 4 May 2018

Make a wish! wish is for some sunshine! What's yours?

Hi Everyone!.........I am so tired now of this English weather, and I know we Brits are renowned for 'going on' about the weather...but come on surely we are allowed to when it is so rubbish for so long. Grey skies and threatening dark clouds today......doesn't make me feel happy like the sunshine does.

OK..enough on the weather...and it's May for goodness sake...does anyone else in Britain feel like the year just hasn't got going yet?

Today my card is a birthday card for my eldest son who is.......making me feel very old right now!...and there is a story to this first...(sorry about the light when it was taken).

The story..are you sitting comfortably?.....(I'll keep it brief)
Last year hubby and I went out for a meal with Andrew and his partner Becky. This was to celebrate 3 of our birthdays which all fell around the same time (you can work out which 3). As it was the end Nov/beg Dec...the restaurant laid the tables with crackers for the Christmas party season. 3 of us got golf tees in our crackers and as the only golfer is my son , he copped for them all! Varnished wooden looking ones they were......but apparently not suitable for his needs so I collected them all back as we crafters do. They had to have a use.
Yes you can now guess the next bit...the candles on the card are the golf tees...hubby sawed off the wide end and I painted them with 'Starlights' paint (several coats). As Andrew is still yet to open his card I am waiting to see if he works it out! I thought they would also make great little pencils too!

The card itself was all made from Snippets(except the base) I will be heading to the Playground to catch up with my mates there.
green card....adorable scorable
stamp...........Uniko Party Confetti background
                     sentiment from a fairy set in stash.
Inks..............Brilliance rainbow in blues and greens and Brilliance purple dewdrop.
Glitter...........Glamour dust (sorry not visible on photo)
Paints...........Imagination Starlights

I hope you all enjoy your long Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK and have something nice planned,  we don't go far because of becoming stuck in traffic jams and today the Tour -de -Yorkshire is heading all around our way...another reason not to venture far...unless you are into bike riding of course.

OK  I'm off to see if there are any challenges to be joined in with...sourcing them is a challenge itself!

Take care
Carole xx

Challenges entered:-
Snippets Playground............................all snippets!