Tuesday, 30 April 2013

DT Entry for Fat-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 1 Sketch Birthday............

Interested in joining a NEW Challenge Blog then why not, Check out fattastictuesday.blogspot.
We only want to see your creations which measure 4 inches x 4 inches,
You can enter with either a Fat Page, a 4 x 4 inch square card or a 4 inch square book. 
We will provide a sketch and maybe now and again a little twist for added interest. 
The challenge will start on  Tuesdays  for two weeks  ending on Mondays.
Each week there will be samples made by the Design Team, to inspire you. 
We have terrific digi stamp sponsors for each and every challenge which lies ahead. 
Below is our First Sketch.

Hi all you lovely Crafters out there, 
This is the first entry of mine as a DT member over on fattastictuesday.blogspot. , so I am very excited, we have some  awsemone challenges ahead,  and I had great fun creating this project!  We received some lovely images to work with so please check out the lovely creations from the other DT members! on fattastictuesday. Tuesday April Challenge.
The sponsor for this Digi Stamp is,
robynsfetish Waking Up Birdie.

Recipe for the this Card is, 

 4 by 4 White Base Card,
Lemon Card Stock 260 gsm used for layering,
Base has been covered in two design sheets by Raspberry Road
Spellbinder Flower Die Used for the Sentiment, which is computer generated,
I Used a selection of Crafters Companion's Petals for the Flower,
Image is Waking Up Birdie by Robyn's Fetish.
Image Shaded in using Water Colour Pencils.
Too add a bit of bling in the top right hand corner I added a Blue Dragon Fly Gem.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Dropping of the Blog Radar .............

Morning Readers,
Just a quickie, off to work this morning, so I will be off the blog radar for a couple of days, just wanted to say a big HELLO, to Lorraine, thank you for taking the time to join my blog, please pop back from time to time, well that's all folk's will  speak again soon, and whatever you are up to have FUN !!!!!,

Life is for Sharing.......

Christmas Card Challenge Sketch # 22 ....................SCCC22

Good Afternoon Readers,
Yes this is a second blog for me today.........
just went over to the christmascardchallenges.blogspot  blog, and they had this great sketch challenge that I just had too...... enter, but this is the last one for today....... as it is nearly dinner time...... and I am a bit peckish. I wanted  to create a Contemporary style so I only used White and Silver, the outcome is below......

Recipe for this Card is,
5 by 7 Scalloped White Base Card 320 gsm,
White Card Stock 260 gsm
Siver Mirri Board,
Square Blocks measure 2ins by 2ins
Papermania welcome home for Christmas Bauble Stamp
Silver Ink It Up Pigment Ink
Anita's Silver Peel Offs
Christmas Flower cut using the E Craft Machine,
Silver Leaf Brad
Papermania die cut Sentiment in White and Silver.

Hobby Cutz Challenge -5- Mothers Day .............

Good Afternoon Readers,
Hope you are all well,  weather a bit on the gloomy side today........ think the sun has gone on vacation..... as we have not seen much of it lately, well so far the day has gone well, my truck is back...... and I had a nice relaxing ride with Mary this morning up at the yard, one of those rides were you just ride along, chatting away, nice and relaxed......... and when I returned home, I found hubby cleaning the kitchen....... asked if he wanted me to do anything and he said no he was fine, so had a shower, and disappeared in to my Craft Room...... I must admit, I did feel a bit guilty...... but the feeling didn't last long, switched on the computer, and was reading the , Purple Princess Diaries to find that you do not have to use a Hobby Cut die cut, to be able to join the challenge over at hobbycutzchallenges.blogspot.  you just have to follow the theme...... Yay how cool is that, so decided to enter the challenge, I joined the blog a while back, but thought you had to use a Hobby Cut Die......... the theme they are doing at the moment is Mothers Day, as in America it is not the same time as ours, so seeing as our Mother's Day has been and gone, thought I would make my Amazing Mum a wall hanging for her bedroom, and below is the outcome.

Recipe for My Wall Hanging,

Chocolate Brown Satin Card Stock 320 gsm,
Cream linen Effect Card Stock 320 gsm,
Pink Card Stock 260 gsm,
Chocolate Brown, Cream and Pink Ribbon,
Cerise Pink Flower Brad with a Diamante in the centre,
Two Dusky Pink Brads to hold the ribbon at the top,
Sentiment was Computer Generated,
E Craft Frame 5ins size
E Craft Frame 4 1/2 ins size
E Craft Fancy Flower 5ins size
E Carft Heart 4 ins size
E Craft Heart 3  ins size
Spellbinder Label Die for Sentiment.
Cuttlebug Tri Boss Embossing Folder.
Flower in the centre of the heart also cut using the E Craft Machine,

Saturday, 27 April 2013

52 { Christmas } Card Throwdown Challenge # 16 Punch Art..........

Well, this one really had me stumped, I just do not have any Christmas Punches, apart from a Snowflake and a Candle, well not to be beaten, I improvised, and the outcome is below......

Recipe for Card,
4 by 6 Cream Linen Effect Base Card,
Cut a circle in Red Card Stock, as a base for my wreath,
Star Punch used for leaves,
Hole punch, used to make berries,
Tiny Candle Punch,
Holly Stamp by Papermania Range Welcome Home for Christmas,
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint,
Die Cut Sentiment by Papermania.

Less is More Sketch Challenge Week # 117......................

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well. it's a bit on the chilly side here today in Cornwall, or it could be that I have just got up........... No, not a lie in, did a night shift last night, so went to bed at 09.00 hrs this morning........ well as my readers will know, my truck is in repair, getting him back tonight, well I had a lift in to work last night..... and, you may be asking, well it was on the back of a motorbike, yes a motorbike....... did not want to do it.... but hubby said I need to do something exciting in my life, what is he getting at I ask, I ride Ace most day's that is enough excitement for me........ so Mark, pulled up outside my house last night, equipped with spare helmet for me...... well I do hope my neighbours were not watching....... as it must of been a sight, firstly I had to get on....... you would never think I rode a 15.2 hand horse....... foot got stuck on back of bike........ well finally got on ... Mark said right follow what I do......... when we go around a corner lean, lean what is he on about......... soon found out what he meant...... well the visor on my helmet steamed up were I was hyperventilating...... all you could hear above me saying Oh God, not to fast , was Mark screaming don't pinch... were I was holding on for dear life....... surprised he had any man nipples left........ well we finally arrived at work...... where I breathed a sigh of relief......... and guess what I got to do all again this morning......... so I am back in the safety of my craft room and below is the entry for the challenge over on simplylessismoore.blogspot.

Recipe for Card,

4 by 7 Chocolate Brown Satin Base Card 320.gsm
Cream Linen Effect Card 260 gsm used for layering and Starburst Die Cut.
Starburst Die cut with my Cricut Machine,
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Dreamy Sentiment Stamp by Creative Expressions.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 266 Cant Stop the Rain............

Recipe for this card is...

5 by 7 Scalloped Edged White Base Card 320 gsm
Design Sheet From a  Papermania Stack, in Lemon used for the layering , Umbrella and Flowers,
E Craft Cutting Machine used to cut the Umbrella and Flowers,
Spellbinder Scalloped Edged Dies
Image was a freebie from Pinterest.
Water Colour Pencils used to shade in the image
Sentiment Computer generated,

Artistic Inspirations Challenge # 38 A Card for A Lady...... .............

Good Morning Readers,
Hope you are well, and busy crafting........ well the weather here today is a mixture of  sun and cloud, hopefully it will not rain........ well Noah, has gone to the garage, to be repaired, so I am house bound again today...... so have spent quite a bit of the morning perusing the Webb.......... not always a good idea, spent some time on Pinterest downloading some of the freebie digi stamps........ one of which I hope to use in a challenge over on cutecardthursday.blogspot also entered a challenge this morning over on, cardsinenvy.blogspot.  first time, which was lovely as the rules are not to use thick embellishments, and the card size has to be no larger than a 5 by 5, so found that great fun, all card's entered have to be able to slide in to an envelope for posting, without having any bulgy bits...... well as my regular readers now I am on the DT for, Fat Tastic Tuesdays, and I am getting very excited as it is not long before we go live....... really looking forward to the challenges ahead, anyhoo I started a card for the artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot. challenge yesterday, and had to leave it, as I was getting a bit of crafters block....... so came back to it this morning and the outcome is below.......

Recipe For This Card Is,

Size 5 by 5 White Card Blank 320gsm
Base Card has been covered with a Vintage Design Sheet by K & Co,
Steampunk Stamp is by Kaiser Craft,
Image has been shaded using Spectrum Noir Ink Pens,
Spellbinder Flower Die,
White Paper Roses
Two Crystal Tipped Hat Pins,
Dragon Fly X Cut Punch
Pink Organza Bow

I stamped the image in to the centre of the base card, then die cut the flower in to the design sheet, placing the cut out piece over the image, to give the effect of an appature, the roses were an off white, so I went around the edges with a Spectrum Noir pen in pink. The sentiment is computer generated, and then cut using a Spellbinder Oval Die.

Cards in Envy Challenge Anything with Wings..........

Morning Guys,
Have just entered this Card in the Challenge over on, cardsinenvy.blogspot.  It's a great Blog, as the rules are nothing with thick embellishments on, that are easily sent in the post, so below is the entry , the card I designed using my Serif  Craft Artist, it really is the first time I have used it in a challenge, The Base Card is a 5 by 5 320 gsm.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Christmas Card Challenge # 21 Ornaments...........

Good Afternoon Readers,

Well it's another grotty day here in Cornwall, beginning to wonder if we are going to get any sun.......... had a couple of glimpses but that's about it, hope the weather better were you are........ well had another active morning, riding Ace in the school with Mary and Lizzie on there horse's, which was great fun....... and of course we had to have a couple of coffee's after, to regain our strength........ then I returned home, as my readers will know, Noah ( my truck) has a hole in the exhaust, so it sounded like a Sherpa tank, tried to duck down behind the wheel whilst driving, to avoid the stares from pedestrians....... but going to the car doctor this evening to be mended !!!!!!! and will hopefully have a much quieter truck on Saturday, so once home did a few chores, and then retired to my craft room to join in the challenge over at  christmascardchallenges.blogspot and below is the outcome.........
Materials Used,
5 by 7 Scalloped Edged White Base Card 260gsm
Papermania welcome home Christmas Stamp.
Red Card Stock used for layering 320 gsm
X Cut Snowflake Embossing Folder,
Image shaded using Spectrum Noir Ink Pens

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Inkspirational Challenge # 17 Sketch Inkspiration............

Materials Used,
C5 Size White Base Card 320 gsm
Purple Card Stock for layering
Base Card covered with a design sheet from Pink Petticoat
Clear Stamp Kaisercraft Love Blossom
Spellbinder Dies
Sentiment Computer Generated
Spectrum Noir Ink Pens.

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge # 81 Things With Wings.......

Good Afternoon Readers,

Well a grotty day here in Cornwall, fine misty rain....... but very humid, well what ya all been doing..... I have had quite an active morning, walking the rabble, and had my riding lesson on Ace, concentrating on transitions today, walk to canter, rein back to canter, so on and so forth....... both myself and Ace were rather hot when lesson was over, Ace needed an Apple, and I needed a caffeine fix with Mary, to regain stamina, anyhoo , on the way home Noah ( for those of you who have just joined me this is the name of my truck) started to make a noise, coming from the exhaust, so he has to go back to the garage tomorrow to have hole fixed, only had him back two day's, sure he is doing this on purpose....... so will be without him for another two days....... oh well, Ca Serra Serra , joined in with the challenge again over on wickedwednesdayatc.blogspot  and below is the entry....

Materials Used
2.5 by 3.5 Base White Card,
Clear Owl Stamp by Kaisercraft,
Background Stamped using Papermania Hampstead Clear Stamps
Heart Spellbinder Die
Spectrum Noir Ink Pens.
Watercolour Pencils.


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

CASology week # 41 Giggle.........

Materials Used,
5 by 7 Chocolate Brown Base Card 320 gsm
Cream Linen Effect Card Stock 260 gsm
Spellbinder Scalloped Edge Die, cut in half,
Sentiment Computer Generated,
 Ribbon by Papermania 

{ PIN } spirational Challenge # 54............

Good Afternoon Readers,

Well first I would like to say a big hello to Besitos, who has kindly joined my blog, thank you for taking the time to join me,  and please pop back from time to time....... well the weather has been a bit on the grey side today.... the sun has tried to pop his head out, but obviously not trying hard enough......but at least it is dry, anyhoo, I have my beloved truck back..... I went to pick him up after I had finished work last night, and honestly, when I saw him, it was like a scene from Wuthering Height's , the bit with Heathcliffe running across the moors, only Heathcliffe was played by me, running towards my truck arms outstretched  saying Noah you're back, really anybody watching me must have thought I was a raving looney, rather glad it was dark actually, on reflection..... so Noah is back in his rightful place once more, so this afternoon, I entered a new challenge over on ,pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot. and below is the outcome, I even got to use some new stash I acquired today, some great stamps by Papermania, called Hampstead........

Materials Used,
C5 Size Black Leather Effect Card Stock 320gsm
X Cut Fancy Frame in White Card Stock 260 gsm
Papermania Hampstead Flower Stamps
Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
Deep Orange Swirl Effect Card Stock 220 gsm
Butterfly have been Die Cut using an E Craft Cutting Machine,
Flowers have been shaded in using Spectrum Noir Ink Pens,

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Oh Dear Work......

Good Morning Readers,

well it only seemed like yesterday, that I was getting all excited about having two weeks of work....... and yet here we are, getting ready to go back, were does the time go....... anyhoo, will get a bit of exercise this morning, as I have to walk in to work, will take me about 25mins, Hubby has gone up to the stables to sort my boy out, and my truck does not return to his rightful place until  this evening, still it's a lovely morning, and it will clear the cobwebs away, so whatever you are all up to, have a great time, and I will speak again soon.....
think I had better start getting ready don't you.......
this is a free digi stamp that I got from Pinterest, isn't she great......

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge # 80 Black and White One Other Colour......

The Other Colour I choose for this challenge was Pink.
Materials Used,
Black Base Card 2.5 by 3.5 350 gsm,
Pink Card Stock 260.gsm
Small Spellbinder Label,
Medium Spellbinder Label
Free Digi Stamps from Pinterest
Digi Stamps have been cut out and placed on to the base card.
Images Shaded in using a Pink Spectrum Noir Ink Pen.
Sentiment was Computer Generated

52{ Christmas } Card Throwdown Challenge April Theme.........

Materials Used,
Square White Base Card,
Covered in a design sheet by Raspberry Road
Christmas Flower cut in another sheet by Raspberry Road
X Cut Label Die
Stamps by Papermania Welcome home for Christmas,
Label was cut in a plain cream cardstock, which I then stamped the holly image on to, in the right hand corner, I also stamped the same holly image, to carry the design through.
Ink used for stamping was Metallic Bronze by Ink it Up.

Simply Less is More # 116 Case It.........

Materials Used,
I took my inspiration from Chrissie's card,
Base Card White C5 Size 320 gsm
Green Card Stock 260 gsm
Spellbinder Label Die
X Cut Embossing Folder
Sentiment Computer Generated
Rose Stamp Inkadinkado, which I stamped on to card and then cut out to add dimension.
Rose shaded in with Spectrum Noir Ink Pens,
Green Dragon Fly gem to add a bit of sparkle.

It Failed...........

Good Morning Readers,

First things first I would like to welcome to my blog, Cazro, and Abbie Kay Hello and thank you for taking the time to join me, please pop back from time time, Well, my readers will already know that my truck went for it's yearly medical yesterday, and he failed it, yes Noah let me down ( Noah being the name of my truck) he has to have some welding done, which is being done this weekend, ready for me to pick up Sunday Night....... so not to drastic, which means I am house bound again today....... so tackled the upstairs this morning, sheets and duvets flying around the bedroom, hoover clanking up and down the stairs........ opened up all the windows, not to let fresh air in, but to let the smell of Bleach and Dettol out ,  as once again washed all the floors...... opened the front door to find a queue of people standing there with swimsuits and towels, with the chemical smell emulating from my opened windows they though it was a new indoor swimming pool......so politely explained No just me having a Spring Clean.....  went out in to the garden to catch my breath and escape having my eyes burned out of there sockets..... and the weather is glorious lovely and sunny and very warm, will sit out and eat my lunch today..... took out some Denti Sticks for the rabble, although I think they should be renamed as throat sticks, as the boy's do not chew them enough to be of any benefit to their teeth....... once The Environmental Health have given me the all clear to re-enter my house I will join in with a couple of challenges...... Hubby took a picture of me, when I got the news of my truck, so glad I was dressed  in my best PJs.......... Oopsie just noticed I missed the at, from my sentiment...

Materials Used,
5 by 7 White Base Card,
Covered in a Vintage Car Design Sheet,
Old Lady is a Free Digi Downlaod from Brighthub
Sentiment Computer Generated 
Image Shaded using Spectrum Noir Ink Pens.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 143 Focus Verse...........

Materials Used,
Chocolate Brown Base Card 6 by 6 320 gsm,
Caramel Card Stock 260gsm
Design Sheet by Astrid Maclean
Vintage Stamp by Inkadinkado,
Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
Spellbinder Label Die,
Heart and Cage Elements cut from the design sheet,
Heart Locket and Vintage Key cut using the E Craft Machine in white card, then distressed in a Metallic Copper Ink Pad by Ink it Up,
Heart Brad ,
Sentiment Computer Generated.

ATC's With Attitude Challenge # 38 April Showers.........

Hi All,
Well as you are all aware, I am without transport, truck having yearly medical, so have washed all floors that are able to be washed, hovered every were, got so carried away nearly went out the back door and in to the garden...... done the washing, done hubbies lunch for work tomorrow, house smells of bleach and Dettol, so bad making eyes water, dogs and cat's will not enter the house for fear of smell, and it is only 11.30..... so thought I would enter a new challenge over on  attitudewithatcs.blogspot. and below is the outcome..... 

Materials Used,
2.5 by 3.5 Base card covered in a raindrop design,
Digi Stamp is a freebie from Brighthub
Sentiment Computer Generated
Images shaded in using Spectrum Noir Ink Pens.

Confined to Barracks........

Morning All,

Well the weather at the mo is sunny, but then it has only just gone 08.30, so anything can happen....... well I am confined to home today, my truck has gone for his yearly medical, and I await with bated breath, on the outcome...... so, apart from taking the rabble over to the fields at lunchtime, I will be scurrying around in my craft room, may even have a go at my new cutting machine......... hubby went up to the stables this morning to sort my boy out, hope he behaves for his daddy hmmm, wont hold my breath on that one...... anyhow, I have already had a bit of a play this morning, before I tackle the washing, and had another go at Art Journaling, Kathy K, commented on yesterday's attempt, thank you Kathy, and said that you add what you want for Art Journaling, only I was not sure if there were any hard and fast rules on it, like some designs..... so had another attempt, not sure about this one.... made with the same principle as yesterday,s, only the stamp I used for this one is from Rubber Stampede called Nature's Pear......
Of to load the machine, and grab a coffee....

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Is This What Journaling is Supposed To Look Like !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Guys,
Yes, this is my second blog today......... have been looking at Journaling, but not sure what to do...... so I had a go, and this is what I came up with....... is this what it is supposed to look like........or do I need to get special craft items for this style.
How I achieved this look, printed the text design sheet on to card, then added my sentiment, stamped the design onto the base card, then stamped out a rose, shaded it in, then cut it out and added it to the design. 

Not Everything Has to Be Stamped.........

Good Afternoon All,

First things first, I would like to say a big hello to, Linda, who has just joined my blog , thank you for taking the time to visit, please pop in from time to time...... Well the weather here in Cornwall is sunny yes sunny, bit windy but hey the sun is shining....... well what you all been up to...... I was up the stables first thing, had my private lesson with Anne, which went very well, Ace was a good boy, which makes a change, he usually puts up a fight over something he does not want to do....... had coffee with the girls at the yard, took the rabble for there run, and returned home, back to work on Sunday ( Sigh), and will be confined to the house tomorrow, my truck goes in for it's MOT, fingers crossed all will be well, so tomorrow will be spent crafting in one way or another...... the other day I purchased the Papercraft Essentials Magazine, and found some very pretty cards using only die cuts, which I thought was rather refreshing....... so I had a bash at doing one of the designs, using the craft stash that I have, so here goes,
Materials Used,
 5 by 7 Scalloped Edged White Base Card
Patterned paper found in my stash,
Pastel patterned card stock found in stash,
X Cut Corner Punch
X Cut Border Dies,
Crafters Companion Flowers,

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Landscape, Portrait, ARGHH........

Good Evening All,

A late blog today....no excuse, just got carried away with a few things, anyhoo, here now, well hope you are all well, and the weather is good, not to bad today here in Cornwall, cloudy with a bit of sun, at least dry....... well I have been playing with my new cutting machine again today....... will I ever get the hang of it I ask myself...... it seem so complicated compared to my Cricut...... landscape, portrait, A4, 12"by 12", tab settings, front load, tray load, that's even before you have decided what you want to cut ARGHH, so hubby who is much much more patient than me, is going to have a play around with it tonight, while I go and have a coffee and a haircut at my daughters, and when I return home, hubby will have all the answers for me......well today I purchased a craft magazine, Paper Craft Essentials, didn't really take much notice as I was in a hurry, and what with all the playing about this afternoon, forgot I had it, so imagine my delight when I did get it out of my bag, and found that it came with a free CD ROM of Debbie Moore's Glitter and Glitz Art Deco Rome, which came in handy as I needed to make a card for a friend, So I did using all of the elements from one of the design sheets........

CASology Challenge Week # 40 Word........

Materials Used
5 by 7 Scalloped Edged White Base Card 260gsm
Word Thanks cut in Lemon Card Stock using my cutting machine
Anita's Sunflower Stamp
StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad
Image Shaded using Spectrum Noir Ink Pens.

{PIN}spirational Challenge # 53.....................

Materials Used,
C5 Size White Base Card 320 gsm,
Multi Coloured Flowers from Crafters Companion
Sentiment computer generated,
Coffee Mug die cut using my E Craft Machine,
Laundry Day Digi Stamp by Brighthub,
Image shaded in using Water colour pencils & Spectrum Noir Ink Pens,

Monday, 15 April 2013

Tried To Create A Steampunk Effect Tag !!!!!!!!!!!

Good Afternoon All,

Hope you are all well, first things first, I would like to welcome Lady Ann to my blog, Hello Lady Ann, thank you for taking the time to look at my blog, I am sure we will be in touch again, as we are fellow DT members over on Fat-Tastic Tuesday, will not be long now before we go live...... well hope you all had a good weekend....... weather here in Cornwall, not to bad at the mo, keep catching glimpses of the sun.... well yesterday myself and hubby played around with my new
 E Craft cutting machine....... not bad still a lot to learn, but hopefully will get the hang of it, and be able to use it to it's true potential......anyhoo we cut out these lovely whimsical shapes, and I thought what can I use them on, as they were cut in a glossy card with a pattern on, so I tried to create a Steampunk Tag, the mannequin stamp was a free digi stamp, that I coloured in using Papermania's Metallic Brush Markers, to give a metal effect, I mounted the design on to a matt meatl effect gold card , then added my Whimsical cut outs, and stamped randomly some small cogs, Lizzie up the yard gave me a tin of old buttons, so added a couple of  tarnished gold buttons, and an old key that was in the tin, this is my first attempt at creating anything like this, but enjoyed it........

Christmas Card Challenge # 20 Wings........

Materials Used,
White Linen Effect Base Card 320gsm
Christine Howarth Poppet Image Christmas taken from her CD Rom,
Cream and Burgandy Glitter Stripe Card from Payper Box
X Cut Frame Dies
Spellbinder Label Dies
X Cut Border Die
Spellbinder Christmas Die
Sentiment Computer Generated.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Made 14 Years........

Good Afternoon All,

Firstly I would like to welcome two new ladies to my blog, Hello Iza80 and Cut Paste Scrap Merino, thank you both for taking the time to join my blog, please pop back if you have the time, I would be happy to hear from you..... well the weather here in Cornwall this morning was grey and gloomy.......but at the mo we have some sunshine, have just got back from a brisk walk with Hubby and the rabble....... quite exhilarating actually.... had quite an eventful morning, myself and hubby, played around with the new cutting machine he brought me.......which turned out to be quite a challenge, not the machine, just myself and hubby......then I entered a couple of new challenges, this evening me and hubby are going to partake in a spot of alchol, as it is our Wedding Anniversary today 14 years........ not the first for me, but the first for hubby, so all in all a rather good day, so far that is !!!!!!!