Thursday, August 28, 2008

Quick Catch Up

'Tis a funny thing that as soon as our visitors pack up their car and head off back up north the sun comes out and the skies are blue. Now why is that? I think it's all just a bit mean. Why couldn't the sun come out when we headed over to Southwold yesterday? All those beach huts look so much nicer in the sunshine and I wanted to show off my favourite Suffolk places when they were looking their best, especially as our visitors hadn't been over thre before.
Never mind, we had a great day out and even though it wasn't a blue sky day it was dry and warm enough to be out and about. After lunch and a walk along the prom and pier in Southwold we at visited Leiston Abbey on the way to Aldeburgh where it was the perfect time to buy icecream and sit on the wall by the beach (well, the pebbles!) there to eat them.
On the way home via the scenic route we called in to Bury St Edmonds for a pizza before heading back home. It was a bit late by the time we got in but it had been a good day and doing something different is always a tonic.

Here are the other two cards I made for a customer order.
The first is for her little grandson and I've made a zigzag fold card with a wavy edge for this one. I've covered the card with various blue papers and added flock and glitter to the edges for a bit of a wave effect. The ship is from one of the Cuttlekids collections and the numeral and name were cut with Mr Robo. I've added wavy borders to the message section to keep the theme going
Okay, so I cheated a bit with this next one - it's the card I made for Mel's "Sprinkles" DCM challenge a few weeks back but I thought it would work quite well for a 4 year old girl's birthday - I added some name, age and message tags to personalise it.
Having not managed any crafting since last week I need to get back to working my way down the "to do" list. At the end of last week I did the last pages in one CJ - which means my own will be heading home soon, then there's another one due to be sent on during the next few days - but I've not had the chance to even start that yet. After our visitors had gone this morning I managed to get my DCM card done for tororrow, so that's one thing crossed off anyway!

Back with that one tomorrow, but that's all for now
Thanks for looking

10 comments:

Suzie said...

My goodness Kathy, those are stunning cards! Real works of art!

Janice said...

I love that one with the ships, it is so cool - too nice for a one year old to appreciate, but I think his parents will like it! The other one is lovely too, very girly.

Angelnorth said...

Love the kids' cards Kathy - I'm rubbish at those! Your life on the ocean wave looks fab and I just scooted down to Sam's rocket too (not sure how I missed that one earlier!) - great stuff!

Chris A said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - as usual. I absolutely love the boats one.

Cuchy said...

Firstly, thanks for your warm comments on my blog Kathy. You're welcome at any time.
And now, Wow! The idea of the ships card is brilliant, and the girl-ish colours of the other one are perfect. Lovely cards. M.Carmen

carolann said...

Wow these cards are awesome hun love the little boy one well done hun xxxx

Sarah said...

Fab cards as always Kathy, I love the boat card!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow, wow, wow! I'm just in awe!

LisaBabe said...

That boat card is amazing Kathy - really wish I could think of thins like that.

my5bratz said...

the boat card is gorgous and i love the beads on the other one, tfs