Saturday, 4 February 2012

Never to Old for Hugs & Kisses

Well its another Saturday, my daughter is off to Switzerland skiing next Friday for a a whole week! Gosh, but I'll miss her!! It will be half term and I have the week off too. I'm planning on going somewhere, not quite as exciting as skiing, its my dream and hubby's IKEA! Hopefully come back with lots of storage goodies and defiantly an empty purse. 

We had an exciting week this week at work.  I work in a small village school, Tuesday finished work only to be directed to a diversion as the police had shut the main road in.  Me being me thought "it must be a gas leak or something.  Only to turn on our local news to find out that there had been a disagreement between an elderly man and someone, they phoned the police, the elderly man shoot at the police car.  This then brought tons of police etc.  People couldn't get into or out of their homes! and all this in a sleep little village where the top news is normally "Doris has lost her cat" please check your sheds and garages.. lol. They only open the road again late on Wednesday night.  

Right that's my news for the time being lets get on with my card for this weeks challenge over on 
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge the theme this week has been chosen by the fabulous Helen and she has chosen "Hugs & Kisses" 
Our sponsor this week is Crafters Companion who are offering a £10 voucher. 

I have chosen to use one of the fairly new stamps from Lilly of the Valley this one comes with a free sentiment "Never to old for a Hug" Coloured in copics as always.  
These wonderful papers are from First Edition - Isabella which I have inked with walnut satin DI.  I'm just so in love with these colours at the moment.  Going through a green and brown faze.. The lace I brought from our local cheap shop, it came already gathered I just added the dusky pink velvet ribbon to the top using double sided tape.  

The sewing machine came out again (I've had this sewing machine for it must be getting on for 20 years) I can remember saving all the change in the house for months) and its seen more use in the last 5 years (since I've been crafting) and it looks still brand new.  I actually brought it to make cushions as I use to do a lot of candlewick embroidery when I was younger.  The lovely bunting is a Magnolia Doohickeys die you also get a cloud tag with it too.  The lettering is a new buy Sizzix- Chip block from Tim Holtz.  Both have been distressed in walnut satin.  The pretty butterfly is also one from Magnolia its an older die but new to me.  The flowers are of course WOC glittered and stickled.  
Craft Supplies 
Stamp and Sentiment LOTV
Magnolia Doohickeys - Build a Butterfly, Branch & Bunting and Cloud Dies - All from Sir Stampalot
EK Success - Small scalloped corner punch - Sir Stampalot  
Tim Holtz - Clock face and Chip Block letters - Sir Stampalot
Bakers Twine, Velvet Ribbon and lace from stash 
Design Papers - First Edition - Isabella
Embossing folder - flowers 
Wild Orchid Flowers and Pearls
Glitter dust, Stickles and Distress Inks - The Craft Den

Challenges I would like to enter
Saturday Challenges 
Craft your days away - Stitching 
Allsorts - Free and Easy 
Friday Challenges 
Frosted Designs - Ribbon 
Inspire me Friday's - Anything Goes 
The Stamp Man - Embellish it 
Wednesday Challenges 
Divas by design - Anything goes 
Flutter By Wednesday - Open (your favourite)
Tuesday Challenges 
Creative Craft Challenges - Bingo - Ribbons, Brown, Flowers
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes 
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