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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Hi all,
I know I am a day late with this post, but as always, we are running around like headless chickens.  The carpet is being put down today upstairs and in one room downstairs and this weekend, hubby and I spent the time moving ALL our furniture into the new room and kitchen.  We have been staying with my inlaws for a few days as every thing is a mess.  Hopefully by Friday we will be back here and ready to get the furniture back.
So this is why I am late.  Over at Incy Wincy, we are sponsored by our own Nikki from Limited Runs.  We have a recipe for you - 4 papers, 3 brads, 2 ribbons and 1 image.  I have used a lovely fireplace image by Limited Runs.  You can't really see, but it has been decoupaged for depth.  The papers are a mix from my scrap box.
See you later.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Oh Christmas tree

Hi all,
It's been another eventful few days in the bee household!  Hubby left on Tuesday to go to France for work.  He was leaving to get his plane after work and we weren't going to see him until late tonight.  Well, I got a phone call in the afternoon saying that he had forgotten his passport (honestly, the only thing he needed to remember!), so I picked Daisy up from the bus after school, rushed down to get Martha from nursery and managed to get into Newcastle 20 minutes before his train to the airport arrived.  I then made this card and realised that hubby had taken our camera with him.  I had a good idea to take the photo on my phone and email it to myself, but it wasn't playing nicely.  Hubby was not in my good books!  I did eventually get it uploaded, but it isn't the best quality - sorry.
Over at CRAFT today, we have a recipe for you:
I have used an image by Digi Darlas, one of our sponsors.  The papers are by Making Memories and the tag was from my stash.  I have used the fab sketch by Feeling Sketchy, just changing the oval to a circle (I don't have any oval dies), and the stars to flowers and pearls.
See you later.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bicycle race

Hi all,
I hope you had a good weekend.  We woke up to fog today and it hasn't gone yet.  I am off to school soon see Daisy's teacher for parent's evening (I know it is only the afternoon!), so as long as she has settled well into her new class and works hard, I will be happy.
Over at Incy Wincy this week, we are sponsored by Di's digi downloads, and our theme is things with wheels.  I have used free digi papers (if I can find them again, I will put the link on here) and resist stamped an image by Kaisercraft.  I think I need to get some more embellishments which would be suitable for these kinds of cards, so I must look out for them at the NEC when I go in November.
See you later.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Flutter by, butterfly

Hi all,
I hope you are all well.  Daisy has an awful cold, but went to school happily, so I hope she is ok and remembers to take her inhaler if she needs it.  We moved into our new extension last night and I can't believe how big it is, even with our sofas and the girls' toys in it.  We now have to decorate the rest of the house.
Over at CRAFT, our theme is to use metal on your project.  I have used the image Tutu sweet, by Meljen's Designs, one of our sponsors.  The papers are from my scrap box.  For the metal part, I have used a butterfly charm and some brads.
I'm off for a wander before Martha wakes up from her nap.
See you later.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Three is a magic number

Hi all,
It's pouring down here.  I hope it stops soon though as our poor little bunnies are getting wet.  They are in the hutch, but the rain is almost horizontal, so it soaks them anyway.  Martha went to nursery today as she still has a cough, but was far more bouncy and Martha-like this morning.  I just hope she manages the day.
Over at Creative Craft, it is our 3rd anniversary and so we have an amazing 4 sponsors.  Our theme is three - so use the number three, or three of something.  I have used an image from Robyn's Fetish, one of our sponsors.  I have paper pieced the bear.  There are 3 papers, 3 blocks, 3 bears and 3 pearls.
See you later.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Yes, I know, it's only October!)

Hi all,
I hope you had a good weekend.  Daisy had another birthday party to go to yesterday.  They went to the cinema and seemed to have a lovely time.  Martha is home from nursery today as she has an awful cough and wasn't herself this morning.  She has perked up a bit, so we will see if she can go tomorrow.  Otherwise, she can potter around with me at home.
Over at Incy Wincy this week, we are sponsored by Pink Gems Designs and we have a wonderful sketch for you, designed by our own Sheryl.  I really enjoyed using this as I love circular cards and don't make enough of them.  The sketch could always be put onto a square card, though, if you don't want a round one. I have used my nesties to make an easel card.  The sentiment is by Digital Delights and the blue bauble was cut out of patterned card.  I am off to have a coffee before Martha wakes up from her nap.
I would like to enter this into:
Ooh la la creations - use a Christmas sentiment
Catered crop - use circles
See you later

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The floral dance

Hi all,
It's nearly Friday.  Yippee!  The building work should be done by this weekend, as there are just the odd bits to do now.  We have been trying to decorate it in the evenings so that we can move in next week.  The girls love having the extra space.
Over at CRAFT, our theme is monochrome.  As it is breast cancer awareness month, I thought I would use pink as my colour.  The image is Through the vines, by one of our sponsors, Floppy Latte.  The large flower paper is textured and has been in my stash for ages as I didn't want to cut it up.  I have used the sketch by Feeling Sketchy this week.
I would also like to enter this into Link up for Pink - linky party.
See you later

Monday, October 8, 2012

Just a quick one

Hi all,
We spent all weekend at my inlaws as our house was a mess and also my Mother in law was away so she asked us to go over and keep my Father in law company and make sure he had cooked meals, etc.  Because of the chaos everywhere, I haven't been able to make a project for this week's challenge at Incy Wincy (so sorry to my teamies) as I can't get to my crafty things with all the furniture in front of them.  We will be moving things out soon so I hope to keep up with my other commitments.  This week, we are sponsored by the fabulous Paper Shelter and our theme is anything goes.  I had a project in mind to do, so I may try and make it at some point.
See you later.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Beep beep, beep beep, yeah!

Hi all,
Our extension is nearly done.  The flooring is being fitted today and tomorrow, so we have our downstairs furniture all in the living room.  We have decided to spend a few days at my inlaws' house as the girls can't really play at ours at the moment, but at least it is nearly all done.
Over at CRAFT, our theme is sports.  I have used a wonderful image by Wags n Whiskers, one of our sponsors. Daisy is going to a birthday party on Sunday of one of her classmates.  I thought the birthday boy might like the image and I kept it fairly plain.  I have used the sketch by Feeling Sketchy, and kept mostly to the sketch as is.
Have a good day and I hope to be able to pop on over the weekend.

Monday, October 1, 2012

More fantastic candy

Hi all,
I know, another post from me today, and this one is also about candy!  Well, Donna at Bearly Mine Crafts has a fantastic giveaway.  You could win everything in the picture above and if you live in the UK, you could also have a chance of winning this printer below.

In a fix!

Hi all,
Just a quick one from me.  I have been having a nosy around the blogs I follow, and the fantastic Jules from Always with a heart has a great giveaway.  The people at Josy Rose have given her a hot fix wand and some gems to give away.  I don't often link up for candy, but I have quite fancied one for a while, so thought I would have a go and tell you all about it too!
See you later.

If you go down to the woods today...

Hi all,
I hope you had a good weekend.  We spent Saturday morning looking at flooring for the new room and getting paint and things to decorate.  Hopefully the builders will be done in a couple of weeks, and then we need to paint everywhere.  Daisy and I had another Oliver rehearsal yesterday, which went quite well.
Over at Incy Wincy this week, we are sponsored by Stamp Fairy.  Our challenge is bears, bears, bears, so I have used this sweet image by Stamp Fairy.  I have used papers by Bo Bunny and the snowflake charm was in a cracker last Christmas.
See you later.