Saturday, 15 August 2009


I knew exactly what I wanted to create for this weeks DT challenge at Polkadoodles but unfortunately had some really sad news early in the week. The daughter of a friend of mine
passed away, she was only 22 - a year older than my eldest son Jordan ( hes 21 this Sunday actually). She had beaten cancer four times in her young life, overcame being drugged
and raped in Thailand and married five weeks ago. An awful lot to fill into such a short life butshe did it with courage and dignity and not a trace of self pity. My thoughts and prayers are with her parents, sister and brother
So............this week Ive been keeping a low profile of sorts, then Nikky came up with the ideal distraction - her new Jingle Jangle Christmas cd. Now to be honest I thought she couldnt improve on her Candy Doodles cd but OH MY WORD was I wrong! I have totally been blown away by this, so much so that I started to make some samples for the big debut on Create and Craft this Monday at 9am (just watch, you will see what I mean) and got so absorbed that I almost missed the post office! Check out the samples, see what you think.
Before I go please pop on by the Polkadoodles blog and see the fab cards the DT have made for the new challenge which is a card with at least two folds, theyre brilliant. You have until noon on Sunday 23rd August to submit yours, so plenty of time!
I will leave you with a sneaky peak from the Jingle Jangles CD
(one day soon I will work out how to get the pictures WHERE I want them!)
Take care
Sue x

Sunday, 9 August 2009

New challenge

This is the sketch Nikky gave us for this weeks challenge over at Polka Doodle, why not pop over and take a look at what the design team, including our three new team members, produced this week. It never ceases to amaze me how all the members manage to come up with something totally different from each other all the time. Hop on over to the Polka Doodle website and check out the requirements for this weeks challenge, Im looking forward to seeing everyones take on it.

I was a bit disappointed with the colours on my card, the cartridges on my printer were running out, the printer is a bit unreliable despite being brand new and you cant always believe what its telling you!

Im still finding my feet with this blogging lark, next thing I have to work out is how to get the pictures in the order to match up with the writing!! The pictures at the top are my take on the challenge. One day it will all fall into place hopefully, I look at other peoples blogs and cringe when I come back to mine.

I havent really done much this week in the way of crafting, Ive been keeping my friend Tracey company online while she suffers with swine flu and toothache ( as if one isnt bad enough on its own), poor thing shes really been suffering but thankfully is on the mend now.

One little project I did manage was some grunge flowers, I loved doing these and will probably be making more next week.
So to clarify.......the grunge flowers are the first lot of pictures and the Polka Doodles challenge pictures are the next lot - oh my days ! Any help with this picture placement problem I have would be MOST welcome lol.