Saturday, 31 December 2011

30 day shred-day 1

2 posts in 1day! I'm hoping that blogging about doing this will be motivation to keep me going as I have been reading the amazon comments about the 30 day shred and it was quite scary! But I like the sound of the results you get, so I'm determined to complete it. I have a bet on with my brother in law, I want to lose 1/2 stone and he wants to lose 1. I have also promised myself I can buy some nice pants after 10 days on level 1 is completed!
Yesterday we (the husband is attempting it as well!) watched the 1st level, day 0, and it seemed manageable, so today is THE day I start it! I know everyone else is the new year with resolutions but today is a good day to start and there is no time like the present ( must get out of bed and into exercise clothes 1st) I'll be back later to let you know how it went!

and here i am!!! i survived!!! i can definitely feel i have done some exercise and i think tomorrow will be harder with muscle ache on top of the pain from the exercise ( as well as some NYE hangover!). i followed the easier moves of the 2 on offer but hopefully after day 5 of the shred i will step it up as much as possible to the more advanced moves. i may struggle as i do have knee problems but i don't let them hold me back-unless they collapse!

thanks for reading x

Finally posting a card!

Hello if you are still there! After an interesting start to this year I kinda got out of the habit of blogging my cards :( but I have decided that this year 2012 I will get back on the blog. Not sure how well I'll do but I want to try! For photo posts I'm going to use my phone because It's a lot of effort otherwise and I'll fall at the 1st hurdle. I might even expand the blog into other things other then crafts, but we'll see how it goes!
But as you can see I made a card! This was flew my westlife partner in crime and sister in law, I have learnt a few things since making this card ( like the wires fan be cut off the flowers) but overall I was very happy with the card and so were the happy couple.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

2nd niece card of 2011

this is a card i struggled to make, through lack of mojo, but i think it turned out ok!
i'd like to enter it into the following challenges
mse- flowers
cute card thursday- 1 ribbon, 2 squares, 3 flowers
Prairie fairy- happy birthday
fairytale- flowers
fuzzywuzzy- anything goes
stampchallenges- cute

thanks for looking x

poor neglected blog

here is a card i have made for my niece, the pinks looked much better together in real life then they do on this photo! i have have these butterflies for a very long time and have finally used them. i don't think you can see but i have sprayed the card with iridescent glitter.

i would like to enter it into the following challenges
simon says stamp- gem, glitter, ribbon
delightful sketches-celebration
digishop- anything goes
do you stack up- pink
stamping royalty- wings
sisterhood of crafters- birthday

thank you for looking x

Monday, 3 January 2011

1st engagement card of the year

This card is for 2 friends that have recently got engaged over christmas. i have embossed the bottom of the card with swiss dots. i then embossed 2 lines above the dots. the image was a stamp i bought in america, stamped in gold ink on cream card. i then layered it onto gold card that has been topped with angel hair. unfortunately i forgot to top the cold card with angel hair on the sentiment, but i think it's ok.
i'd like to enter it into the following challenges
OSAAT- anything goes
aly's sunday sketch- anything goes
whoopidaisy- anything goes
catch the bug- anything goes
CES- anything goes

thanks for looking x

1st wedding card of the year.

Here is the card i have made for my sister in law and her future husband. the gold card was from my stash. i have covered that with angel hair. the gold swirly paper is from craftwork cards. the sentiment stamp was bought from the NEC from a stall based in Chester. i inked it with gold ink.
the swirly paper will coordinate with the waistcoats of the grooms party.
i'd like to enter it into the following challenges

anything goes- the letter C (congratulations)
let's craft- new beginnings
dutch dare- new beginnings
fairy fun fridays-new beginnings
lotstodo- new beginnings
osc- new beginnings

thanks for looking x