Tuesday 13 December 2011

What I found in the hoover and other stories!

Hello there blogworld,

So I've had a busy few days, took Emily to a birthday party on Sunday - which she thoroughly enjoyed, don't think I've ever seen her so bouncy and that's saying something with my bouncy girl!

Then yesterday I had to thoroughly clean my house and the holiday let as we had some visitors come to stay overnight.  Not paying guests, but a friend of hubby's and his wife and little boy.  They were meant to be here in time for dinner so I had to completely clear the dining room table of my craft stuff.  Don't think we've seen the far end of the table for about 3 years!  I found it amazing that all of my stuff on the table fitted into an empty microwave oven box.  In the end they were delayed and arrived after dinner so we ate in two shifts, so all my efforts in vain.  I'm off in a mo to put all my things back, I am getting palpitations not being able to see my craft mat and regular bits and pieces!

I almost had a temper tantrum at one point as the hoover packed up with the house not finished and I couldn't find what was wrong with it - I'm sure it eating one of the Christmas lights had nothing to do with it - so I gave up on hoovering for a bit and did something else until the man of the house came home to have a tinker!  He took the thing apart, found bits that I didn't even know came apart!, and found - now you're not going to believe this - my quickie glue pen!!!!  It appears to have been stuck in a pipe in the hoover for some time as it's rather scratched, but it works.

With being busy it meant there was no computer time yesterday and a late night but the friends have gone now, hubby has gone to get the little one from school and I've got time to blog!

So here is card, and this again is inspired by a card I saw on coops blog (I do love your cards Nic).

I used:

Simply Sassy - Season's Greetings; coloured with my Promarkers.
Die-cut out with, and mounted onto, nesties.
Swiss dots and a snowflake embossing folders.
The corner I got from the Lincoln paper show earlier this year (can't remember which stall!).
Ribbon from my stuff.
Craftwork Cards - card blank and sentiment.
Edged everywhere with stickles and highlighted her hair with Liquid Pearls (which got a bit smuged, hope it doesn't detract!).

So again I'm apologising for not getting round many blogs at all, I aim to fix that tonight and so I will leave you all by saying - see ya's later!!!


A challenge, or two:

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 73; Cathy's Sketch (option something unusual - the colouring on her hair) 2nd entry

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Cupcake 172; Don't look at the light! (all the edges are Stickles glittered and her eyes are too - hope that qualifies!)

Make it Monday - Linky party


Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Sarah,love the

Berry said...

This is gorgeous Sarah that image is soooo fabulous and I love her hair so beautifully coloured hugs Rebekah xx

Fiona said...

go Sarah!! gorgeous the white on white, it makes the image really pop!!

Thanks for joining us at The sugar Bowl.


Little K Smith said...

A beautiful card Sarah, I love the image :)

Faye said...

Wow, Sarah, I really like this card. It's very stylish. Glad you got your glue pen back too. xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, love the image...Sound like you have had a busy few days.
Wendy xx

Brodders said...

Such a lovely card :)

Thanks for joining this week at Cupcake and good luck x

Kathleen said...

This is sooo gorgeous Sarah, I just love her blue hair! Looks fab. Having the white on white really makes the image 'pop'!
I have to admit there wouldnt be a chance in hell of all my crafty goodies fitting into one box, I have a very scary mountain of papers alone that would fit into one box, maybe something to do with the fact I have an uncontrolable urge to have a 'spare' pad!!
I am off to paper stroke!!! Lol
Hugs Kat xx

coops said...

love this sarah.the white on white is so beautiful and shes a gorgeous sassy.her blue hair is fantastic.really love this ;D

xx coops xx

Lisa Minckler said...

She's stunning with her blue hair on the beautifully embellished white card. Gorgeous. :)

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Christine L said...

LOL at the whereabouts of your glue pen!!
Beautiful card hon.. I agree, Nic is an inspiration!
Christine x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Sarah! Wonderful choice of colours and I love your image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and her blue hair, your colouring is brill. Lol at the quickie glue pen in the hover.
Lindsay xx

Juls said...

love this image!! I am so gutted I missed out on this one, love the soft colours, beautiful magical card, and I love your big fancy corners! Hugs Juls

Arabella said...

Lol! Poor hoover!

Beautiful card Sarah! I love that blue hair.. it really suits her!