Sunday, 30 September 2012

September? Over Already?

Surely September cannot be over???!!!  Well the calendar tells me it is, so I guess its true!

I have to say its been an incredibly busy month for me, so here is a quick round up of what has been happening...

We've been on holiday to Hurgada in Egypt  - it was heaven, we did nothing except relax by the pool, read, take the odd dip to cool down, and enjoy a very varied lunch and dinner menu!

 The hotel pool
One of the restaurants and the pool at night
I've been to a seminar on "Social Media for Fun and Career Success" - so looking at Twitter, Facebook and blogs.  One of the biggest tips for blogs was to make sure that you blog frequently - well I failed miserably at that one in September, but I'll try not to give myself too much of a hard time as its the first month that I haven't blogged every week since starting the blog at the beggining of the year. 
We went to Newham Waterfront Festival last night, which is only a few minutes walk away from home, where we saw...
The Bootleg Beatles
And a brilliant firework display
All rounded off by an incredibly busy time at work, which has left me with very little time for much else, especially craft :-(  I now have some Design Team work to catch up on, and I guess its probably time to start thinking about Christmas more seriously, so I'll have plenty to share with you over the next few weeks!
Hope you've had a good weekend, until next time!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Kraftyhands September Challenge - Ribbons and Lace

Its the first Saturday of the month, so its time for a new challenge over at Kraftyhands! This month the theme is
I used the Holly and Snowflake CD for my main image and background paper, some red ribbon from stash, and a lacey spellbinders border die for my "lace" effect (this is the die cut where I used the baking parchment to help release the die and used the "waste" on my Rodney the Reindeer card last week).

So come and join in over at, create a project using Kraftyhands or Crafters Companion products available from Kraftyhands and be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend at and get a winners blinkie for your blog.

I am linking this card to Make It Monday Linky Party #105

Materials Used:
Kraftyhands - Holly and Snowflake 2
Spellbinders - decorative lace border die
Craftwork Cards - white card blank
Red ribbon and gold mirri card from stash