Sunday 19 February 2012

We all love figgy pudding

This is for Christmas challenges with sketches 20 (to see the sketch please click on the link).

The digital image is a pre-coloured one from Charmed cards & crafts 'Christmas pudding Dottie' from the Bumper Christmas collection. All papers used are from my Christmas scraps box, so this is my first card of the week for Pixie's crafty snippets 8.

I chose the image for last weeks Sunday's with Santa facebook week 7 challenge: food.

This is also for:

Crafty Ann 59: bold and bright
Christmas inspirations 41: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 9: make me laugh
Winter wonderland: a Christmas card
Blog a doodle: food/drinks
One stitch at a time 101: digi or don't
Digital Tuesday 147: use your stash - using up papers from my Christmas offcuts
Digi doodle shops best 95: anything goes
Do you stack up 59: layers
Stamp, scrap & doodle: more than two layers
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes

Card for a 14 year old lad

One of my great nephews has a birthday this coming week and I admit that I'd put off making a card because I was short on ideas. He plays golf, so I'd already done a golfing card for mum to send. In the end I've used some paper that has lots of 'masculine' images and made a focal point of the stamped sentiment, stamped on to toning paper and layered up.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Pile it on 8: sending happiness
Dream valley 26: just for men
Sentimental Sundays 90: let's get sentimental
Aud sentiments 48: include word happy
Kaboodle 106: where the boys are
Creative card crew 4: masculine
Use it Tuesday 25: it's a birthday party
Do you stack up 59: layers
Just for fun: sporty for a man
Cardmakin mamas 39: happy birthday
Hotshot craft 4: one for the boys
Wags n whiskers 73: masculine birthday
Stamps R us: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes

Suzie's 365 day 50: fashion

Mmmm I had to think about this one. When I think of some of the fashions I wore in the past - the days of the mini skirt, hot pants, maxi coats ... those were the days!

Then I remembered that I have a special suit at the back of the wardrobe - it was my 'going away suit' on our wedding day in 1991. I'm not really sure why I bothered with a 'going away suit' (other than that's what people tended to do back then) because I only wore it to go home, where we spent the night and then travelled on our honeymoon the next morning, with me wearing jeans (no special suit in sight).

The padded shoulders of the 80s lingered over into the 90s. It amazes me now to think that I had trouble getting anything suitable for the occasion because everything I tried was too big!! This suit was a small size 8 - did I ever have a waist that small - well, yes, I did!

So here is my 'fashion' for Suzie's day 50:

I've no idea really why I keep it - it's not as if I'll ever wear it again! I kept my wedding dress for a few years and then gave it to a charity shop.