Saturday, 6 October 2012

Tag Tuesday (four days late) and Random Projects

OK...so we're back from Devon and Cornwall, apart from my mojo which seems to need a longer break....sigh

I managed to make my tag on Thursday evening...DH wasn't feeling too good so we didn't go the quiz.

I covered a tag with sparkly leaf paper by Best Creations Inc and added random embellies (chipboard, paper, vellum) from my stash:


I did manage two holiday LOs last weekend:


This is the hotel we stayed in in Devon. I used Bo Bunny "Weekend Market" papers and added flowers by Bazzill, Prima and Manor House.

It was once a working farm and the room we stayed in was the Hayloft - fantastic views over Dartmoor.


This is the statue at the Eden Project.
It's made from approx 3 tonnes of electrical and electronic waste. That is, apparently, the amount of such waste one person produces in a lifetime.

Last night I made two cards for the "50 Shades of White" challenge on Flying Unicorn...and, yes, lots of us have read the book.....:D

Both are Christmas cards as a) you get extra points for that and b) it's two more cards made...:)






Only the image and sentiment were allowed to have colour - all the papers and embellies had to be white.

The first image is by My Paper Stash and the second is from Crafty Individuals.
I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the mats and then added white spotty ribbon,flowers by Manor House, leaves and stick pins from QVC.

We enjoyed our break even though the weather wasn't perfect...and Max had a wonderful time at his Auntie Judy's.

I found a wonderful art shop in Truro so did some Christmas shopping..:)
 and then in Tavistock there was a wonderful covered market which had a craft stall......I think DH was a bit bored!

Sad moment of the week:

A friend lent me a walking stick for the holiday as my trapped nerve was showing no signs of improving. At the Eden Project the lady on the till saw the stick and immediately classified me as disabled and in need of support (she'll never know how near the truth she was)..I had to pay to get in but DH was allowed in free as my "carer"....:(

On the way home we stopped off in Bristol to see the boy....he seemed a bit down as no work in prospect and he and his girlfriend split up three weeks ago. All we can do is be there for him....

Right...enough doom and gloom...I'm off to catch up on your blogs.

p.s. I won an apron (one of only two in existence) in a blog draw. The picture on it is an image transfer of a book cover. 
Here's the link if you'd like to see the picture.....:)

8 comments:

craftattack said...

Sounds like you have done a lot in spite of missing mojo! The LOs are lovely, and the hat hotel looks fantastic. The white cards are beautiful. But the disabled story is priceless! Hugs, Valerie

Carmen said...

You could have warned us! I am sat here eating an apple as I innocently click through to see the apron picture! Should've known! :D Coughing/laughing fit over. Normal service resumed! Will you be wearing that while you craft? :D

Craig would've thought that was a good day getting in for free as a carer! I have lost count of the amount of times he wants me to go get my back looked at so we can get a new car! he is shameless! I just hit him about the head a few times! Bad no funny about your trapped nerve :(

Love your crafty projects all gorgeous and created despite stubborn mojo! Fab to have you back x x

Gina said...

Hahaha...there was me mentally wording a sympathetic comment and BAM!!! I bet that pinny put a smile on everyone's face :D XXX

Joanna said...

hahahahaha, your apron prize made me laugh out loud!! Congrats Sue, it's perfect for you ;D

Shame to hear your boy is going through a tough time at the moment, you just want to wave a magic wand and make it better, don't you?

Does DH realise the full extent of his duties as your 'carer'?! Did you enjoy the Eden Project? It's on my bucket list.

Christmas cards, hurrumph! They really are rather lovely though, especially the second one. I forgive you for saying the C-word.

xxxx

SueB said...

Wonderful crafting Sue! So sorry to hear your not well, and that your son is feeling a little down. Everything crossed things pick up soon for you both. Sending you hugs! Suzie xxx :)

Beebeebabs said...

Busy busy busy - great job on each thanks for sharing!!!

BadPenny said...

My mum was allowed a carer on her invitation to the closing of the school where she taught... so I went ( I was going anyway ! )just as well she gets a bit disorientated now.
Lovely Autumn makes and the winter whites are joy x

Jackie Plank said...

Stunning cards and layouts. Looks like that mojo is just playing hide and seek with you :)