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Sunday, 31 July 2011

A Honey Bee Bonanza...

Hi there all...
What a lovely day! I have been quite busy doing a few things. First I was outside in the garden staining a replaced fence panel Sage Green, then I came in to make a card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The theme this week is to use a Penny Black stamp as a background.
Well I already had some images of the hedgie in a bag stamp ready, as it's the same as yesterday and I had a few of my favourite Honey Bees on hand as well...so I just needed to stamp the background paper with some more bees.
Coloured in with Promarkers
The sentiment is from a See D's set called 'Bee my friend' and I can't believe that this is it's first inking!
It was so nice and sunny that I photographed the finished card in the garden...I did hope a real bee might pop down so I could get it in the picture but they had all buzzed off...

Hubby mowed the lawn and then we all sat down and had a great Sunday Roast.
Just need to relax now and find something good to read or watch a bit of TV...with some chocolate.
A perfect Sunday! Hope yours has been just a nice!
Thanks for coming to see my cards.
TTFN...xxx

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Just to say....


Hi there...
Well first week of the hols was very relaxing...we all needed some lie-ins in this house. I'm very happy to have a few weeks off so I can get back to some crafting and cardmaking...
and here is one I made earlier. Cute Penny Black hedgie stamp.

Coloured as always with Promarkers...

Punched butterflies...made from one of the first punches I ever bought a gazillion years ago and a Just to say greeting banner which just about covers any occasion.

Challenges out there...
Die Cut Dreams...Animal Antics
Creative card Crew...Animal Antics
Passion for Promarkers...Animal Crackers
I love promarkers....Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz...4 legged friends
Anything Challenge...Pick of the bunch..use flowers
Crafts and me...Ribbon
Hope you're enjoying your Saturday...
I'm off to spend a little while checking on my craft stash...been neglecting it recently....Thanks for stopping by...xxx

Monday, 25 July 2011

Baby Shower and Bees...

Hello there....
I'm back at last to share a card. The last week of school was so hectic. Not only did we have to move classrooms but the evenings we taken up with our staff do and my finishing off presents and cards.
I have enjoyed the first day of the summer holiday relaxing in the garden, swinging on a hammock reading my kindle. I have lots to catch up with but it was so nice and sunny that I couldn't stay inside. Tomorrow I must get on with sorting out the house and making some cards...
Here is the last one I made for another Teaching assistant who has gone on maternity leave...
I used my cute little bee stamp and a few garden stamps and mixed and matched with some Sizzix bitty body clothes die cuts.

It has taken me a while to post this...internet explorer and laptop very slow at the moment...
Hope to be posting up a few more cards very soon and sharing some summer holiday outings.
Thanks for visiting....xxx

Sunday, 17 July 2011

A BBQ and some bookmarks...

Hi from a very wet West Sussex...
It's been pouring with rain all weekend although we did manage a vist to friends and in between showers got some food cooked on the Barby...
I have made bookmarks for my class this week..just a little pressie to give them on the last day of term on Friday!
The girls have butterflies and flowers and the boys have football and rockets...
Our friends have been busy in their garden over the last few months and have added a fishpond and some chickens...Gorgeous don't ya think?
Fab BBQ Grub!
I have made a card today...first one in a week. Pop back to see that later..
Hope you are all looking forward to the last week of school and then the summer holidays can begin...let's all pray for some sun!
Thanks for looking...xxx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Sew Special...


Hello there...
A button and sewing card for you today.
These lovely digital sewing images are by SJ from Little Musings.

I coloured them in with promarkers and added some little embellishments...

A safety pin and some buttons...


Some challenges...
A Spoon full of Sugar...Sewing
Papertake Weekly...Anything Goes..optional extra to use buttons...Done
Allsorts Challenge...Free and Easy
I have had a busy day...catching up on some reading, mounting photos..also took a trip to the hairdressers. Nothing drastic just a straighten and then a trim.
Lots of things this week...my daughters year 7 presentation assembly on Monday morning..(I think she has an award coming)
Parent Consultations on Thursday afternoon and we have a mini Oscars ceremony at my school on Thurday night and I have been asked to present an award. Must get out my bestest party frock...
Hope you are all well!
Thanks for dropping in to catch up on my news.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

My Honey bee stamp....


Hi there...
So the Penny Black Saturday Challenge team want to know, if you could take one of your Penny Black stamps with you to a desert island, which one would you take?
My little 'Honey Bee' is one of the first stamps I ever bought and still one I love to use again and again....

I stamp out whole sheets at a time and colour them in so they are ready to add on top of a flower on my summer cards.
My time to craft challenge this week is 'Here comes Summer' so my little bees hovering are perfect for this.

The little fabric flowers were the ones I bought on a bunch for 99c in Florida. I pulled them all off and now have a whole bag of them. A pink jewel in the centre just finishes them off...

Hope you are having a great weekend enjoying the sunshine and the tennis!
Thanks for stopping by my blog...xxxx

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Headteachers Tea party...


Hi all....
Every Friday at two o'clock, Star of the week pupils from each class are invited to a tea party with the headmaster where they have squash and cake and biscuits and get a certificate celebrating their success.
So here is the display board I created all ready for their photos...

Obviously based on The Mad Hatters Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland...I had lots of fun choosing bright colours. I was inspired by the Party Rings Biscuits packaging.



I've spent today reading in the garden and watching Wimbledon.
I will do some cardmaking later hopefully...
see ya soon..xxx