Sunday, 20 January 2013

U Rock!

Afternoon all - bit of a cold one in the UK isn't it? We don't have any snow here but the boys are doing a snow dance and keeping their fingers crossed for a whiteout tomorrow (and subsequent school closure of course!!)

There was high drama in the White house on Friday lunchtime - got  a phone call from school to say Hamish had had an accident - he had been headbutted(!!) in the playground - not only did he have a shiner but he feel backward and smacked his head hard on the ground and was feeling dizzy. So grandpa was duly despatched to collect him and take him to the doctors. He's fine now! And if that wasn't enough drama, last night I broke my Grand Calibur sob sob. Have ordered a new one from Create and Craft though!

Anyway I'm always on the lookout for a new challenge blog and came across this fantastic sketch blog themed towards birthdays - perfect! Seize the Birthday has 2 sketches a month but is a weekly challenge - one week you use the sketch for a female card then the following week use the same sketch for a masculine card. 

Hubby's birthday is at the end of the month and he is of an age where he remembers (as do I!!) albums and tapes - did you ever try to tape the Top 40 Charts off the radio every Sunday (or even making mixed tapes, ha)??? The papers are Bazzill Basics Paper "MAC" and the image is WRMK "You Rock" clear stamp. Paired it up with some twine, a charm, gems and a sentiment. A nice quick card to make!

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx 

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Good afternoon. All is quite quiet in the White house - shopping done, homework has been completed and the boys are actually getting on with each other ....... you will notice that there is no mention of housework being done!!

Found a couple of challenge blogs that I don't think I have had a bash at. Over at Here Come the Boys there is a fab sketch to use and the Sweet Stampin' Challenge are looking for "Gingham". How could I resist a male card with gingham!

This hunk of a fisherman is Maurice from Pollycraft and he has been coloured with promarkers. His glasses have been given shine with glossy accents. The paper is from a rather old MM "Sam" paper pad but I do love the colours. The sentiment and card candi are from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Jar of Hearts

Happy Saturday - boy am I happy to see the weekend after my first week of full-time! After an hour at work it feels that you were never on holiday! But it does keep me in crafty pennies so shan't complain!

I do love using sketches so when I came across the Addicted to Stamps Challenge I just had to join in! Used a gorgeous Tilda (coloured with promarkers of course) and some lovely papers from Fancypants - Country Boutique. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and Tilda's wings have had the Antique Linen Distress Stickles treatment. The hearts in the jar have been cut out of one of backing papers. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sheena xx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Magnolia Love

Good afternoon! Are all your Christmas decorations down - for you superstitious types the limit is today! I had mine down before New Year's Day I have to admit.

Have managed, for the first time in totally ages, to do a card for a challenge. A lovely sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday #187 to work with and have to admit I have left it quite unfussy as I do like this Marianne frame! Tilda's wings have been stickled for a little sparkle and the little word is TH sticker thingy! The papers are from the Grace Taylor Flowers collection and I just loved how the colours came together:

I do hope you like and thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year and some News!!

Well it's finally here - 2013 - hope it's got off to a good start for you all so far! No hangovers in this house and just enjoying the last few days of the school holidays before we go back on 7 January. I also return full-time to work as well, eek, it seemed a good idea at the time!

Now it has been far too long since I posted here which I am very sorry about. Sometimes there's just not enough hours in the day! I have been crafting though - crimbo card orders and wedding stationery orders have taken up a lot of my (not so much) free time. 

One thing I did do last year was enter the Papercraft Essentials craft magazine's Papercrafter of the Year 2012 competition and do you know what??? I was one of the 9 runners-up! Woohoo I was sooo stunned when I got the email. You had to enter 2 cards and a non-card papercraft item and here they are in print!

Here is a better look at me entries:

(sorry for the poor light quality on this one!)

So if I said I would be a better blogger this year would you believe me???? Thanks for popping by.

Sheena xx