Friday, 19 June 2009

Weekly roundup....

Its been a busy one this week!

The chickens have been on fine form producing between 3 and 4 eggs per day - ive even had to write the date on them so we use them in order theyre coming in that fast! (the 3 at the back on the bottom are wood - dont worry it didnt hurt the chickens as they originally came with the box but are now relegated to the cupboard!) DH used them (the real ones!) for scrambled eggs last night and since i was out teaching a class i didnt even get to try them! lol The girls are settling in really well, their feathers are coming back in and they now cluck like mad when you approach them! :)

I took part in a couple of the sketch challenges this week, first up being the Papertrake Weekly sketch... I love how it looks like a little envelope on a card, such a cute idea. Thanks girls xxx

Next up was Passion for Papertrey - the task this time was to use a minimum of 2 flowers. Instead of paper flowers i stamped the background with the flower from the Anniversary set in Raspberry Fizz, combining it with the smaller flower from the same set in Aqua Mist.(sorry about the blury pic - it was early hours of this morning when i took the pic!)

The next one was the Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog and the Cuttlebug challenge combined .....This one has special meaning as most of you know we lost my dad to cancer so i stamped the little ties around the elephants trunks to show i will never forget. Thank you to the girls on both blogs for the inspiration xxx

I also picked up some bargains this week! How cute are these, a soap dispenser and soap dish originally from Heathcote & Ivory. I found them in a local Scope charity shop for £1 each! They will fit in perfectly when we manage to get the bathroom sorted - imagine white wood panneling and lots of shabby chic touches! yum!!

Like most scrappers too i struggle for storage and these buttons from Papertrey have been in jars, bowls, boxes......nothing was easy to use and the all needed emptying out to find the perfect ones. Not any more!! Look at these fab little clear boxes - set of 4 for £1 from the Poundstore! I bought 3 sets so plenty of storage and the little (very colourful) basket was 50p from Scope :)


  1. Ho Debbie. Your post brought a little tear to my eye chick re the elephant and your dad. That is so nice, and it's a fabulous card. I love your card for our challenge - it's so pretty. The sentiment is awesome and I really like the way you used the corrugated card. A fab and trendy touch :) Thanks for joining us at PTW - hugs, Dawny xxxx

  2. i adore your ele card and the meaning behind it :) hugs :) xx and where did you get those ele's too xxx

  3. Thanks girls xxx

    Deanne the elephants are from the Hero Arts range of stamps. They are a clear set so easy to position :)

  4. What stunning cards Debbie, I love the elephant card, gorgeous image and papers!! Great storage too!!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

  5. A very busy week indeed!! Thanks for playing along Debbie - such gorgeous card, great design!

    Your bathroom is going to be fabulous, I adore the shabby chic look but not brave enough to attempt it (you should see my house, a blur of brown & beige - boring! lol)

    Great button storage too, when I empty them from jars - they go everywhere & I hate to loose even 1 of my precious PTI buttons!!

    Stephanie xxx

  6. This is just so gorgeous! You are very talented!
    Hugs Mony

  7. Great cards, Debbie! I love this elli card, so adorable!!


  8. Very sweet cards!! I love your embossed elephant card for Father's Day! Thanks for playing along this week at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!


  9. Thank you,

  10. I love elephants and your paper piecing is wonderful!!! Good luck with all your challenge entries :)

  11. Fabulous cards, Debbie! Thanks for showing us your button storage!! Mine are in jars - very handy when it comes to stashing them away...

  12. That elephant card is so beautiful!
    Thank you for joining this challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog


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