Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My hands are sore ……..

………….. my feet are sore! I reaped the benefits of my children’s Mother’s Day present last night.

I saw Riverdance!


On Stage!

What a fantastic show!

I know, far too many exclamations marks but oh WOW!

The audience participation was awesome.
There was loads of WAHOOOO from us and loads
more clapping and foot tapping
(I could keep up to a certain degree)
the rest I just watched in absolute awe

Well done to those dancers, band members, choir singers, did I mention, dancers?

I must admit that Michael Flatley and Jean Butler were tops in the telly programmes I saw and the video my kind and considerate sister in law gave me but perhaps they have serious competition!

All in all, it was a fabulous show and more special, was that my daughter and I had a Girl's Night Out.

Take care and big .....

Sunday, October 2, 2011

JFF .... Challenge ...

…. Anything but a Card. Good Grief Ladies , do you know how hard and difficult and fun that can be if you’re a card maker? The fun starts when you are also a scrapbooker, and a messy fun loving lover of art, whatever the medium. I still fall under the umbrella panels of Scrapbooking, Card Making, Atc’s, made a Moo or two and a couple of Inchies and Twinchies, and 4 x 4 (NO not those road hogsters)

So, this is my contribution.

I had photos of myself and my daughter at similar ages and decided to do a ‘Two Peas in a Pod’ layout. My Mom was the only one who knew who was who in the first Pod. All others were confused. Mothers always know.

It was a fun layout to do and a fun challenge!

But should you become too frustrated with the challenge, you can always make a Dammit Doll .........

... and knock the stuffing out of her. She's made with no feelings and so ... does not feel anything ... not even your frustration ...... but your love?!?!?!?! Confusing, Yes! Fun, Yes!

Take care and happy crafting


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

JFF .... More than ...

....... 4 edges is the Challenge this week, err last week!

When I saw this on Susan's blog which can be found here I thought it just fitted the challenge. It's called "Double Display Card' and folds to fit into a regular size envelope. It's not complicated at all. You just need to know your valley and mountain folds. I think it still needs a bit of work. Because I used Bazzill as my base, it's rather thick and needs to be held together when folded, so a bit of ribbon to tie it all together would not be out of place. The images are freebies from Dover, printed out on transparency and the side bits are Hot Off The Press, Diamond Folds.

My fingers are sore from the itty bitty cutting and my ankle is sore too! I was stung by a bee today. In all of my 56 years, I have never been stung, but a stinger got me good today - probably because I put the sprinklers on near their hive because our rains are taking their own good time in arriving! Really, what is the good of seasons when they don't arrive on time?

Take care and enjoy this wonderful world of creating that we have ....... created!