Sunday, 27 June 2010

So Proud of You Mum

Some of you may already know that my mum and I volunteer for our local Pilgrims Hospice in Ashford, Kent. Well, last night mum took part in their Moonlight Walk in Ashford. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take part for obvious reasons, but mum did me proud...............................
Mum is the one on the left, complete with pink cowgirl hat!! The walk was a total of 10km and she completed the walk in 2 hours. She has been suffering with an injury but she didn't let that deter her. As you can see from the sign on her back, mum did her walk in aid of my gran Vera who died of cancer.
The walk started at 10.30pm last night, so it was a late one for all involved. The streets of Ashford were lined with a sea of flashing bunning ears as far as the eye could see. They got some amazing support along the way and I can't begin to think of the amount of money each one of these ladies have raised.
As you can see there were lots of flashing bunny ears and general flashing lights!! Myself, my dad and hubby drove around the route, making sure that mum got the support she needed to complete the walk (cruel I know).
I just want to say..................I know your aching now mum but I'm so proud of you for completing the walk and for raising all that money. Love you Nettie.xx

Friday, 25 June 2010

Polkadoodles Boy's Card

Hi everybody, it's Friday you know what that mean's, another Polka Doodles challenge. The lovely Brenda is taking a turn again and she has set us the challenge of doing a Boy's card. This is perfect timing for me as my nephew's birthday is coming up thick and fast. Take a look at this cutie...............
Now we have all been a little bit pre-occupied this week, as Nikky's new CD will launch this weekend on Create and Craft. Nikky will be appearing on your screen's on Sunday 27th June at 2pm, with the new CD called Paper Boutique Creative Christmas. So yes we have all been getting into the Christmas spirit and making samples. There are as usual some fab images on this CD, so you won't be disappointed. Now onto my card..........
I have used the Funky Monkey image for my card this week. As you can guess this fit's with Kieran's personality very well!! I have kept it very simple, but I think that the image is detailed enough. I have also used some leaf print acetate from Papermania, which allowed me to add the back image as well.
I'm not quite sure where the funky foam letters are from, but I found them in my stash. This monkey can be printed off in various different size's to suit you needs, but this one is the A6 size.
A quick view of the inside, so that you can the back image of the monkey. Again please don't forget, if you like Nikky's CD's then please pop the telly on Sunday to catch a glimpse of the new CD at 2pm. Take care and look forward to visiting your blogs. Nettie.xx

Friday, 18 June 2010

Polkadoodle Male/Father's Day Card

It's the ever so creative Dee taking front stage this week over at Polkadoodle's. Dee has set us the challenge to make a Father's Day or Male themed card. My Dad's birthday and Father's Day are very close together, so it was a toss up as to which way I went.
I have used the cool birdie from the Not for Girls CD and the star's papers from the same CD. The black border at the bottom of the front has been made using my trusty Martha Stewart punch. As you can hopefully see this is an easel card.
I'm still playing with my new camera and I still think I need a full blown training course, because I couldn't take a fab picture!! I hope to see you all taking part in our challenge this week, as Father's Day is coming up thick and fast. Take care Nettie.xx

Friday, 11 June 2010

Polkadoodles Nursery Rhyme Card

It's my turn to take the challenge this week over at Polkadoodles. With the birth of my baby drawing ever nearer I thought I would remember the Nursery Rhymes. So if you fancy joining in then get your thinking cap's on and let us know which Nursery Rhyme you have chosen.
So in case you haven't already guessed my Nursery Rhyme is 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'. I have altered Maisie from the Back to Nature CD and turned her into a black polkadoodle sheep, lol. I still love this CD, there is so much you can do with these animals.
So as you can see I have made another Step card, but this one is a bit more technical. It's a side step card, I have used a full A4 sheet of card for this one. The fence, flowers and lettering are also from the Back to Nature CD.
Then I have just added the clouds and sun I made myself to set the scene. Pregnancy update - 32 weeks now and I had my scan on Tuesday, but sadly no pic's. The lady we had doing the scan was in training and wasn't able to get a picture for us. Nevermind baby looked cosy enough and is now head down. This weather although nice has been a little bit much for my chubby ankles. I can't wait to see your Nursery Rhyme cards, take care Nettie.xx

Friday, 4 June 2010

Polkadoodles Modern/Retro Anniversary Card

Hello Doodlers, it's that Friday feeling again..............and time for another challenge. Lou is back in charge this week and challenge, should you choose to accept it create an Anniversary Card with a Modern/Retro feel.

I have used the Love and Cherish CD and those Funky hearts. I have made a stair step card to give a bit of dimension and kept it fairly simple.
Sorry I'm keeping this post fairly short as I'm finding the heat a bit too much at the moment. Normally I would it enjoy with the rest, but being 31 weeks pregnant, everything seems to expand!! I really hope to see most of you join in with the challenge and the following week is my turn to take the reins. Take care Nettie.xx