Sunday 31 January 2010

Friendly Sunday !

Don't die of shock ! Yes, I'm blogging again !!! I've had quite a crafty weekend seeing that the "Cat's" been away and I have managed to finish two DT pieces and made a card for a challenge so I feel really chuffed with myself.

My good friend Lorriane from Simon Says Challenge has joined up with 5 more of her friends and started a challenge blog called "Totally Papercrafts". Their first challenge consists of a blog hop and the challenge is "Friends". Their first sponsor is Simon Says Stamp and the prize is a gorgeous Hero Arts cling stamp - ooooh yummy !!!

The DP's are 3Bugsinarug "Happy Bird-day".

The image is of course Anya and she has been coloured with ProMarkers. I have stamped some Whiff of Joy flourishes around the edge in antique linen distress ink.

The friends stamp is by Hero Arts and this has been stamped in Elzybells Strawberry Fool ink. The ribbon was destined for the bin but then I found this use for it ! Just goes to show you shouldn't throw anything away ! The button (which I sewed onto the homemade tag) is from Elzybells "Strawberry Fool" buttons. Elzybells have a terrific new range of co-ordinates which if you are like me, you will just fall in love with !

The pearls are from my stash.

I hope you too can join them as its a very easy challenge to take part in.

Right, must go and tend to my roast port - yummy.

The girls have been playing "pirates" all afternoon and have made a pirate ship from a margarine container, a cannon from a roll of paper and have been "blowing" canon balls at me while I've been making my card ! It's not just boys who get into bother !!! At the moment they are sword fighting with coat hangers and I just know I'm going to have tears any moment ! Poor Fizzy is being made to be "Hook" while "Peter" is trying to kill her - lovely !!! Wish you could hear the conversation going on that I can hear !!! - ummm, perhaps not !!!!

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you leave. As always, they always mean so much to me.

Don't forget to enter my BasicGrey Blog Candy if you haven't already. You can find it HERE !

Have a great Sunday evening !


  1. I must say Jo, even though the girls are probably at each others throats by now, they've certainly been very inventive with their play, lol!
    I love your card.... the colouring is just fab and the colours are beautiful too!!
    Enjoy that roast pork, YUM!!!!
    Big hugs, Tara xx

  2. aw ,, bet the girls had great fun playing pirates :-) ha ha

    Lovely card Jo , the image is lovely and those papers and button are fab too :-)

    thanks for joining our first Totally Papercrafts friendly challenge :-) good luck in the draw too :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. what an absoloutly beautiful card I love it and it is colored wonderfully

  4. BEAUTIFUL Jo!!!!!!! Love the colours and the design sweetie..
    hugs, Janiel

  5. That is sooo beautiful, Jo!
    I love her hair. I try so hard to get hair looking this good with my promarkers but it never seems to happen. I REALLY need to practice more.

    Your girls sound so funny. I have a little boy and he is just starting to walk and understand more now so i'm sure this is going to be a funny year for him!

  6. Gorgeous card Jo, fabby colouring, fabby colour combo, luv the layout & papers, thank you for joining us in our first challenge, hope to see you next week,good luck,sue.x

  7. Fantastic card hun, love the colours you have used! awww kids eh! bless

  8. Wonderful! Love the tag with messsage, hoping to join in too!

  9. Gorgeous card Jo, love the colours and fabby Anya :)

    Sounds like you've got some very creative pirates in your house.. lol

    Hugs, Marlene x

  10. Your pirates sound like they are having great fun, Jo and I can almost smell your roast pork, yummy!!
    Your card is gorgeous, what a lovely image and the colours are my favourites. I love the way you've used the tag too.


  11. Great card and beautifully coloured - love the text tag too - a lovely touch! Juliex

  12. I bet the girls have had lots of fun playing pirates
    Love your card Jo lovely colours and image

    Hugs Jackie x

  13. Jo this is so pretty any friend would love to receive it

  14. Real pretty card Jo, thanks for playing along with our first challenge.
    I hope Lols didn't twist your arm to enter lol
    Anne x

  15. Beautiful card Jo and the colours and design are gorgeous, lovely detail and papers.
    Sounds like your having lots of fun over there and the pork sounds yummy.
    Hugs Linda

  16. This is beautiul Jo--love your layout!!!

  17. Beautiful card Jo, just love that image and colouring gorgeous. Great papers.

  18. Beautiful card Jo, love the pretty pinks and the 'Friends' tag.

    Thanks for joining us for the Totally Papercrafts launch challenge.


    Joanne xx

  19. Aw gorgeous card the colours and friends tag.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  20. Such a stunning card Jo, I absolutely love your colouring and the image is lovely! I also love the fabulous tag you've made and beautiful papers! :)
    Love, Georgia xx


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