Sunday 9 November 2008

Not quite what we planned!

Poor Tim, this weekend hasn't turned out the way we hoped with all of us being ill...on Friday night I only got two hours sleep as I had the worst earache I have had since being a was awful, and then Tim started with the fluey shivers as well. Alex has simply been very tired and grumpy...kicking up a stink whenever he didn't get exactly what he wanted, which is a sure sign of him not being very well either. He actually slept for nearly three hours this lunchtime compared to his normal 90 minutes.
Alex and I went to Robin's third birthday party yesterday which was held in the newly refurbished Endcliffe park in Sheffield. As the day was dry, the park was heaving with people trying out the new play ground. Alex seemed to like it, which was nice...we may have to go back again some day when it is quieter. Today we abandoned our trip to the park after only 10 was raining and windy and we both got a bit fed up with it, so came back home instead. I hope we all start to feel better soon as I would really welcome having a day without a headache!
I have continued with Gran's scrapbook, this time with a page of her, her brother Les and her Grandma Holes. The papers are from Hot off the Press and K&Co and the stamps are from Purple Onion. The journalling reads 'Jane Holes (1867-1932) lived next door to her son Alec and his family. She wanted to be called Grandmere, but was known as Grandma Holes, and she often played Halma with her grandchildren. Alec grew potatoes, and when Joyce was little she didn't like new potatoes so she used to take her dinner plate round next door and have one of the peeled potatoes out of Grandma Holes' pot!.
Continuing with the theme of challenges, I discovered the Friday Sketchers challenge blog and decided to make a card using their sketch for this week. Their rules are quite strict about following the basic elements of the sketch so I hope that this qualifies as I have included the image, diagonal strip across the middle, the flower and the sentiment. As I still have a few Christmas cards to do, this used Christmas papers from K&CO, an angel kiss flower and Stamp and image from Crafty Individuals. As always I would love to know what you think.
Finally, I also followed the Cute Card Thursday challenge for this week which was to include either angels or fairies in your card. I made this card using the flower fairies decoupage for Katrina, who turns 5 this year. She has a little sister of whom she is very fond so this seemed very appropriate, especially as she is a very girly girl who loves pink and fairies. Let me know what you think of this entry, and all my craft work. I hope you all have a great week ahead.


Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, the image is so pretty, thanks for joining in the CCT challenge. I hope you will all be feeling better soon

Anonymous said...

Your cards and scrapbook page are beautiful! Nicely done. :-)

Anonymous said...

So sorry you've been stricken by the lurgy - you must be run down and the germs and leaping on you all.

I love the challenge cards. The CI images are so useful for making cards. I like the design, it's nice to have a sketch to follow but sometimes I do struggle to fit the elements in.

The wee fairy card is gorgeous and perfect for a girly girl.

Lovely page for your book too - you've done very well considering how poorly you've all been.

Get well soon.

Shell said...

Beutiful image I love the card.