Sunday, 30 September 2012

Feeling Sketchy 26

I've just made this in time for the Feeling Sketchy challenge

I've done a quick scrapbook page for this sketch - my first using Craft Artist 2 and my first of Buddy. I've used elements of various kits and I'm loving the new tools on this software although I can't find the effects tool at the moment. This is what I've come up with

Friday, 28 September 2012

Forever Friends Colour Challenge 45 and Anything Goes 76

Where did my mojo go! I went away for a lovely few days in Prague and must have left all my inspiration there as I've been finding it really difficult to make anything since I've been back. I know the first two weeks back I spent a lot of time with Buddy as he likes a cuddle but every time I've been in the craft room I've just moved things about and cut a few bits of card but nothing of any consequence. So today I've looked at various challenges and decided to have a go at the Forever Friends colour challenge based on the picture below

And this is the card I came up with using the pinks from the picture

I've used Pink Parfait sticker, papers and sentiment. The doily is by Dovecraft and I've coloured it Pan Pastels. A bit of lace on a strip of card and some flowers to finish. The small gems in corners have been replaced by larger ones but I posted the card before I could take a picture of it. 

The layout comes from the current Anything Goes challenge which is the sketch below

Sunday, 23 September 2012


When we got back from Prague at the beginning of September, we officially adopted Buddy. Sadly his owner has had to go and live with her daughter and couldn't take him with her. We've know him for years and when I was working, he always came for breakfast at 5am. He was still a regular visitor on our visits back to Southampton and we knew he visited several other houses. We bought him down to Sopley and he seems to have settled in very well. We were surprised at how he coped with being kept in for nearly two weeks but last Wednesday he went out for the first time. He had a good wander round the back garden. He enjoyed investigating the wood shed in particular. This is his favourite spot at the moment

So far he's caught two mice (that we know about) and just watches the birds but we've moved the bird table just in case. He does like laying in the sun

He spends most evenings stretched out on my lap. He prefers mine to OH's because it's bigger

The only thing I'm not too keen on is the wake up call in the morning

So this is partly why I've not been creative recently athough I think I left my mojo in Prague.