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Friday, 29 January 2010

HAPPY FRIDAY a card and some Projects

Its Friday again, and another week has flown by, i must admit however, im glad to see the back of this week. You will understand why if you've seen my previous post. I am staying positive though, as im sure my luck has to change!!! how much bad luck can one person have????

Well my MOJO has been on a vacation, i think its due back any day soon, or at least i hope so. I had to make hubby's friend a 50th birthday card for today. I have known about it for weeks, but needless to say left it to the last minute to make it. Males cards are always so challenging for me, because you can't use pretty ribbons and gems, two of my favourite things! in the end i opted for the number 50 as the main focal point with some sayings i thought were appropriate!

The papers are from my lovely La Creme DCWV , i adore this pad! I wasn't overly happy with it, but with time not on my side it had to do!! being a bloke he probably wont even look at it anyway.



Last week i had a go at making my altered memo board. Its missing something but im not quite sure what?


And finally a candle that my daughter made. Hers was so much better than mine. She coloured it with pencils which seemed much more effective than the pro markers i used!


My first attempt, but as you can see, not very clear with the colouring, hopefully practice does make perfect, and i will need to do plenty more practice!!!



So thats me done again for today. I hope you all have something nice planned for the weekend. The weather is cold and miserable here, this afternoon, we've had rain, hail stones , sleet and then finally a sprinkling of snow! Maybe tomorrow the sun will make an appearance!
Hopefully back over the weekend with something else to show you. Big hugs Linda x



22 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Linda - thanks so much for popping by today and leaving a lovely message. I don't get around to visit everyone as often as I would like - don't know where the time goes! I love the 50th card, and your comment re. the guys probably not looking at cards really made me LOL! So sorry to hear about your son's bad luck with the car - I do hope that everything works out OK.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

mueppi said...

Hi Linda
you`ve made some wonderful creations!
Thanks for your visit on my blog!
Hugs hun Gisela

amanda stokes said...

Wow you've been busy making some fab creations!The card is fab and i love the memo pad!I'd love to have a go at the candles but not sure what i need and what to do?
Have a fab weekend and let's hope next week is a happier one for you :)
Hugs Amanda xx

Cecelia said...

Good morning! First I wanted to thank you for your kind comments on my blog;0) I have really enjoyed looking at your work . I have a hard time also with male cards..hee hee. But I think you did a great job;0) Love the sentiments too!
Keep your head up...things will get better for you and your family;0) Have a wonderful day!! xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Linda I really hope that is the last problem of 2010!
Love your amazing creations!
Wonderful designs and gorgeous detail!
hugs
kim x

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda Male cards are hard to do but you nailed this one, Love it. Fab papers.Congrats to your daughter the candle is lovely , love house mouse.Never tried to paint a candle will have to try sometime. Very cold here too. Take care.

Shary said...

Love the sentiments and papers on the 50th card, looks great. Your daughters candle is beautiful love those House Mouse.
We have bad weather here too, hasn't stopped snowing all day adn there is about 6 inches on the ground. Roll on summer.x

Anne said...

Woo!!!! I would say your Mojo has DEFINITELY returned Linda!! These projects are just absolutely gorgeous and I just LOVE that memo pad - the 50th card is pretty special too, as are the candles!! Thanks so much to you too for visiting me and your lovely feedback - it's much appreciated! Hugs xx

Crystal said...

Oh WOW Fabulous projects!!! I LOVE your 50th card that looks AMAZING!!! Linda WOW you said you were struggling NOWAY!!! YOU ROCK sweetie!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creations Linda, love the memo pad and had a giggle at what yo said about men!!! and your so right, Love the candles and yours and Jasmines are superb.
Hugs Linda

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabulous projects Linda. Have a super weekend.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Linda these are awesome those candles are fabulous love the memo board and that card is great and humorous, I think your mojo snuck back without you knowing lol.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Riet said...

What a beautiful creations Linda,i love your images and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Deb said...

fantastic creations Linda! That is a fun card, love all the sentiments! Your daughter is following in your shoes, very talented! sorry to hear about your bad start to the year, hope things improve from now! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Annie said...

good to see you crafting again Linda and that 50th birthday card is fab - love those papers! I've only made one candle so far, but should try again - I do think darker colours work better as you are aiming to cover with a layer of wax so that will dull things down a bit.
hugs, annie x

cats whiskers said...

Oh HUn some fabby projects here I love the candles and that 50th card. Hope you have a better week sweetie, well it couldn't be much worse!!!!!
Hugs Jacqui x

JOAN said...

Hi Linda, The card is great. I hope he looked at it LOL! I feel the same way every time I need to make a man card. I love how the candles turned ouy. I am going to try that technique one of these days. Thanks for the visit to my blog and leaving your love.

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

wow they are lovely, not been brave enough to try a candle yet I really must do so as they look so effective.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful creations Linda...your mojo is doing good by the looks of it! Sorry to read about your son...I hope things get better for you all.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

Lacey Stephens said...

So sorry to hear you are having some hard luck this year so far! When I first got my license, I got into an accident in the first 2 weeks. Then received numerous speeding tickets (that's what my dad gets by giving me a classic mustang to drive). I went through a bad spell with driving. Went through lots of driving courses to get the points removed. And, finally when I became an "adult", I seemed to gain better judgement! But I can only imagine the frustration from the parent's persective!!

Love the card you made for your friend.
~Lacey

Tammi said...

That card is awesome, thanks for the smile! :) Wonderful projects too! HOpe things go more smoothly here on out! ~Hugs

Crafting Joanne said...

Fantastic projects Linda, love the papers on the 50th card and those candles are beautiful.

Hugs

Joanne xx