Sunday, 21 June 2009

Sunday again!

Now, I don't know if this is a common occurence worldwide - it's certainly not around these parts, but one night this week I woke up several times during the night and it just didn't go dark!!! At around 12.30am I got up to get a glass of water and I couldn't believe how light it still was outside. And then on Friday I realised I hadn't imagined it as I read in the paper that it is a rare phenomenom called Noctilucent, or Night Shining. It's got something to do with droplets of water in the atmosphere being so high up and the sun's rays catching them..... don't ask me, I don't do science, but it was fabulous to witness!!
And now, onto something that I DO do - Christmas!! Yay!! Over at Winter Wonderland this week, we're feeling Blue - but in the happiest sense of the word! And here are a couple of blue projects that I made using my new Sugar Nellie stamps - and if you fancy owning one of these stamps (plus some stamped images of the others!) get over there and play along and you will be in with a chance of winning one in next Saturday's draw!

So if you made it here, I'd like to thank you for popping by and wish you a great week ahead!! :o) xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Aaaah Summer...

Don't you just love it!! But heck, what's with all the greenfly??? And where have all the ladybirds gone??? I put a citronella candle outside a couple of days ago - it is absolutely black with deceased greenfly now!! YUK!!! But summer has more up-sides than down-sides - tall glasses of Pimms being one of them, and earlier this evening I had my first Pimms of the summer! Sighhhhh.... LOL!!! Before that though I had a chat with my friend on the phone - she was feeling proper sorry for herself because her DH was going to be home later than normal and she was sitting outside with a cup of tea, so I quickly whizzed a Pimms kit together for her, drove it up the road, rang her doorbell and drove off!! LOL!! She texted me a very happy response!!! LOL!!
So here's a few offerings from me this week. I've been playing with my Monotone markers and although I'm far from perfect yet, I love playing with them and I LOVE the effect they give. This first one is my offering for Saturday Sketchers.

It was actually my second attempt - this was my first tryout,

and this was my third go
Winter Wonderland is proving to be a lot more popular than any of us anticipated this early in the year, and we are having such a fantastic time with it, and the enthusiasm from all the talented players is very encouraging, making it such a pleasure to be a part of. This week our theme is Let It Snow! The title speaks for itself really!!! This was my sample card which took me an age to make but I truly cannot remember enjoying making a Christmas card as much as this one. It is sooooo lovely being able to make my cards at this nice slow and steady pace and hopefully I will have a collection at the end of it that I will be proud to distribute. So pop over there and play along - we have some really fabulous projects and lots of wonderful giveaways line up too, and we have some very exciting news we're going to share soon about a fantastic regular sponsor!!!!
Hope you're having a great week and enjoying the sunshine - if you have any, of course!! Thank you so much for popping by! :o) xx

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Winter Wonderland, Week 2

OMGosh, it's Wednesday already and I haven't blogged!!! It's week 2 over at Winter Wonderland - week 1 proved to be a brilliant success and it was very reassuring to know that there are plenty of other people out there who want to get ahead for Christmas too. I had a big twinge of excitement yesterday thinking about all that spare time I'm going to have to plan for Christmas knowing that making cards isn't going to be a headache for me this year!

So, A Christmas Carol is this week's theme - basically, just sing a Carol or two and be inspired by them. Here is my "We Three Kings" card which used a stamp that I'd bought about 4 or 5 years ago and haven't ever used yet!! I think it might feature again on my Christmas cardmaking this year!!
Whatever you're doing, I hope the weather is being kind to you (it's horrid here!!!) and I wish you a great week! Thanks for stopping by! :o) xx