Saturday, 18 September 2010

Twisted cards #25

Hello blogland, it's time for Twisted card #25, this weeks 'twist' is Big. I've opted for a set of circles (using nestabilities) that I stamped with Papertrey ink background stamps, in Stampin' up's Taken with teal ink. I mounted these on SU! Taken with teal cardstock and added PTI black buttons and finished off with a 'Big' chipboard butterfly which I heat embossed with AC Zing powder.

This is my creation, I'm loving Teal and black at the moment and PTI stamps rock! Hope you are inspired to pop over to the twisted blog and check out the sketch.

I'm off now to spend the morning with these little monkeys, I'll need a stiff drink when I get home!
Have fun this fine saturday, C x

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Granny stripes

Am loving the granny stripes, it's taking a while, but it's so nice to sit and do a couple of rows at a time. I'm reckoning on another 10 to 15 rows and I'll be snuggling up for autumn. Happy Tuesday C x

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Lets Twist again....

It's sketch #25 on saturday, this is the last but one card for my term. Don't forget to check back. C x

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Twisted sketch #23

Happy saturday! What a gorgeous sunny day, we walked the dog in our local woodland this morning and saw the same deer 3 times, the 3rd time it was running straight at us! Thankfully Stella didn't see it that time, or she would chased it for miles! I love early morning walks, they are good for clearing your head and getting your heart pumping. Am taxi-ing 3 teenagers to our local mall now, so will spoil my exercise with a chocolate brownie no doubt!!
 Anywhoo, here's my take on the Twisted sketch for this week.

I used cardstock and punch from SU!, ink by PTI, A fab die cut from Tim Holtz
and the rub ons are by Bo bunny.
This weeks Twist is 'Clear', I punched my Bird from
a piece of clear acetate stamped with Polka dots, by PTI.
Have a great weekend, C x

Friday, 3 September 2010

Twisted cards# 23

Hey you guys, don't forget to check out the Twisted card sketch tomorrow, #23 already! Only 2 more to go after this one! Am really pleased with this one, so don't forget to drop by, C x

Thursday, 2 September 2010

A momentus day.

Am sat at the computer with a strange feeling inside, Dan has just text me from post 16 saying everything is going well and he has a friend in his tutor. Why the strange feeling? It's an unusual situation we find ourselves in, Dan started at this particular school in year 7 and everything started well, a few months in and the bullying started, and became too much. We removed him at the end of year 8 and I home schooled him for a year. He then went on to another school for the last 2 years, and achieved good grades at GCSE. When looking at post 16 courses he announced that he wanted to go back to his old school!!! Well that's where the strange feeling comes in, I have such a mixture of emotions going on, not that I think it will start again, but it's just bought back how hard it all was. He has changed, become stronger and knows that the problem was not with him, but the bully's (there was more than one) lack of self esteem. I just want so much for this to be his fresh start, somewhere where he will blossom and a time when he'll forge new and lasting friendships. Take life by the horns my son, work hard, achieve and stick 2 fingers up to those who thought they could break you . Mum x