Monday, 23 April 2012

catch up

Hi peeps!  Last week was totally manic, I was doing something every day and didn't have time for crafting, blogging or commenting so a big sorry to all.  Hopefully this week will be quieter although, somehow, I doubt it!

I visited my aunt on Monday, Wednesday and Friday as my cousin was away on holiday.  It's never a chore to visit her as she's full of beans and always ready to go out in the car with lunch or a cuppa somewhere along the line!  At 83 she's marvellous as she's always in pain and seems to have every illness under the sun.  Tuesday I met a friend from Spain, Thursday was class then lunch with a friend, Saturday my friend and I went to Edinburgh to the Sincerely-Yours craft fair and finally on Sunday I caught up with Mr C and we went shopping for tiles and flooring ... woopee I hear you say!  We are having a new kitchen installed next month and we needed to get wood for the floor and find tiles we both liked as we're having the whole kitchen tiled this time so there'll be no more faffing about with wallpaper.

I HAVE to get working today as I'm ashamed of the house.  I still haven't tackled the ironing mountain so some of that's on the agenda today as well.

Lastly I've a couple of Christmas challenges to share with you.  They were actually due yesterday but, well you know why I'm late.  I did contemplate not bothering with them this week but that's the slippery slope and I promised myself I'd have a box of Christmas cards ready and waiting for the big day.

Have a good day whatever you're doing and I will catch up with you all again soon.
Anne x

These cards are for the Christmas Card Club challenge.  The theme, chosen by Clare, is Anything But A Card, so I've made a set of cards!  The Christmas Card Club is a group of crafters who want to be organised by the end of the year.  We make a card every fortnight and if you'd like to join in all the names are on my sidebar. 

Elements :
Die cuts - from Susie Sugar at Die Cut Dreams
Images - stash
Sentiment - Tatty Teddy

This card is for the Sunday with Santa challenge on Facebook and this time we were asked to go Mono.

Elements :
Paper - magazine freebie
Ribbon - stash
Image - Lili  of the Valley
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Die - Labels Two by Spellbinders


dutchess said...

great set of cards Anne...I love getting ahead and having them all done and i love the image!....hugs margaret

KraftyKoolKat said...

You have had a busy week. Mine was hectic as well with two lots of visitors - Tony's Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary and a theatre trip. It hasn't stopped you producing fabulous cards though.


mckinkle said...

Hello Anne,

What a super week youve had! The good thing with that is that when you do get a spare moment to do some crafting you usually really enjoy it!

Such a super collection of cards all ready for xmas! Come 8mths time you will have so much spare time for everything else you'll love it!

Keryn x

Irene said...

Brilliant cards Anne, and what a week I am out of breath reading your post.

Clare said...

Superb set of cards Anne, well done. Lovely topper's and looks so effective on craft card too. Big hugs Clare xxx

Pat said...

Great set of Christmas cards Anne, love the teddies and the great shape.

Pat xx

Zoë said...

Wonderful set of cards. The image is so cute. Love the santa one too! Zx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow sounds like you have been well busy, gorgeous set of cards, fab mono card, sue,x

Carol said...

Gorgeous set of cards Anne and love the mono one too. I was at Sincerely Yours on Saturday too! Carol x

pinky said...

I'm exhausted after reading all that Anne, are you super woman or what! Love your gorgeous set of cards and the red one is just too cute! Enjoy the ironing...NOT!

Elaine said...

These are lovely Anne and that freebie paper is fab Hugs Elaine

sue w. said...

Hi Anne, how fab these are and another four towards christmas. Sounds like you're going to be busy for some time, but how fab to be getting a new kitchen I'm so jealous.
Hugs Sue W.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie these are all stunning love the colour choices too gorgeous work huggles Pops x x