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Friday, 29 April 2011

Apologies

Unfortunately, despite all my best efforts to juggle the calender over the last few weeks, I was forced to admit defeat ... and reluctantly had to send our apologies to Will and Kate explaining that we're unable to attend their wedding today.
Obviously, they're absolutely gutted but understand that Naomi's ten pin bowling tournament in Inverness this weekend had to take priority.   With the best will in the world, we simply couldn't be in two places, at opposite ends of the country, at the same time.   I just HATE disappointing people - don't you?  LOL!
Talking of disappointing! 
Well ... that just about sums up my efforts (or lack of!) for this week's Bah! Humbug! Challenge as I haven't finished my DT example.  Shocking I know!
Obviously my head's been somewhere it probably shouldn't have been ... and the week just ran away, leaving me behind!  So sincere apologies to Ann, Kelly and Veronica who have thankfully been far more concientious and produced some lovely projects for our Pleats and Ruffles Challenge.   Why don't you pop over to take a peek? ... and while you're there check out the surprise we have on offer to celebrate the Royal Wedding!   
*Really wish we could've been there but ... SIGH.*   Hopefully the hat will come in handy for another occasion ... maybe Lizzies' Summer Garden Party at Bucks Pally lol!
OK - Back to reality lol!
We're still enjoying some gorgeous sunshiney weather and it's lovely to see the garden coming alive again although there's some serious tidying up needing done out there.  Unfortunately the heavy snow we had over the winter caused devastation to the yucca that I had been bragging about last Summer when it was in full flower and looking very impressive SEE HERE.   As there doesn't appear to be any sign of life, (despite all my pleading with it), I fear hubby is going to have to set about it with a chainsaw to remove it.   That'll be a sad day as it's been there a long time and will leave a huge gap in the garden.   We'll check it for any vital signs when we return from Inverness ... but at the moment it's not looking promising at all.
Righty-O ... I'm late for an appointment with my pillow so will toddle off for now and see you on Sunday sometime.
Take care and enjoy the weekend, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.    
MWAH xxx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Bah! Humbug! #16

Most of the UK has been enjoying some lovely weather over recent weeks, which has made it difficult at times to concentrate on making Christmas cards.  However, we Humbuggers and our Guest Designers are very dedicated and have been beavering away over at Humbug Hall, determined to continue providing you all with ideas to keep you focussed on building up your stockpile in readiness for Christmas.  
The challenge this week is a nice easy one, as we realise that many of you will be busy with other commitments over Easter weekend, especially those of you with children on holiday from school.  So all you have to do this week is create something which features  
Santa Claus   
Didn't I tell you it was easy!?
When I was tidying some bits'n'bobs the other day, I came across some dinky little Santa embellishments which I thought would be just the thing for a nice'n'easy card as I'm still not quite ready for anything too complicated.
All I needed to do was choose a wee bit of pretty patterned paper, add some mirri card and BISH ... BASH ... BOSH! ... I ended up with a nice cheery card to add to my collection.
Now I've no doubt that you can do much better and if you'd like to prove it then nip across to Humbug Hall and join in with our challenge.   You can check out what the other girls have been making while you're there. 

Friday, 15 April 2011

Bah! Humbug! #15

It's been a looooooooong time since I posted anything here and it seems Mr Blogger decided to punish my neglect by 'eating' the message I'd carefully prepared and scheduled for today!    Hey HO!  It was just a lot of blether anyway so he's done us all a favour lol!  Anyway ... in case you hadn't guessed ..
I'm back!   ... and boy have I missed you all.  Thank you for not abandoning me while I was away.
Those who visit Bah! Humbug! will have read occasional updates on the physio etc. but to be honest there wasn't much to tell as progress was really slow.  
However, I'm now able to drive, (although I have to remember not to put the handbrake on so hard that I need 2 hands to release it), and it's about time for me to get back to cardmaking.  So what better way to return than with a Christmas card for the latest challenge at Humbug Hall ... although I confess to misinterpreting the theme first time round ... *blush* ... but rather than embarrass myself by explaining, you will find the whole sorry story over at Bah! Humbug!
So here's my card.
As you see it's a very simple offering in pink and black with a dash of silver mirri card and pretty wee ribbon bow detail.  Didn't want to try anything too complicated in case I got in a guddle lol!  The stockings and message are peel offs which came free with a magazine and punches were used for the circles which were then pierced with a pokey-tool.
Isn't the texture on this card beautiful?  It's from a kit bought from Inspire Me Papers who do the most gorgeous luxury card. 
So there you have it.  If you'd like to play along with the Humbuggers and meet our fantastic April Guest Designers Kelly and Veronica, then pop over to Humbug Hall and see what they've all been up to this week.   I'm off for a coffee and a wee lie down after all this excitement.