Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sending Sympathy - JAI & JUG Challenge

Wow, good morning, happy Thursday ~

Don't fall off your chairs.  I honestly cannot believe it's been so long between posts - in fact I'm really stretching myself just remembering how to create a post (okay not really but it has been a looong time).  Not even sure if any of you are still with me...

A lot has been happening in my crazy life over recent months, one most significant is moving house.  I'm not a hoarder by any means, but when you have a child in your life you sure do accumulate 'stuff'.  The move was at times stressful, but it's all done and dusted now, everything is sorted and settled and we love our new space.

I've been making some minor changes, putting up shelves, toiling in the garden, sorting and know how it goes.  Gorgeous Kid started high school this year, and here we are in term 4!  I was a little, actually a lot, apprehensive about the big change from primary school.  Needn't have been.  He loves it.  His grades are good, the teachers love him and he has a really nice bunch of friends.  I'm one happy mum!

Last night I finally found time to give my new craft room a whirl.  I've been desperately wanting to get in and 'make' something.  Having not crafted for some time I was at a bit of a loss as to where to start.  Thank goodness for fabulous challenge sites.  First port of call was of course my favourite ladies over at Just Add Ink - I've wanted to play along with their challenges since I finished up on the design team earlier this year.  I cannot believe this is the first time I've achieved it!  They have a lovely sketch challenge this week JAI 187.  Next was over to Just Us Girls for their colour challenge #211.

Colour combo is Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla - yummo.  I broke out my Colour Spritzer for the first time too - why has it been sitting in my drawer for so long?  The flower has a little sparkle to it as well, although the pic doesn't really show it - I never want my Champagne Shimmer Mist to run out!  This card is going to a lovely lady who lost her dear dad last week.

That's it from me.  I hope it won't be so long between posts, but I've decided it's silly to make promises...thanks for stopping by today, hope you like my first card in so long, I'm a little rusty but plan on searching out some more challenges later...

ETA - rusty alright, I didn't even get my card over to JAI in time.  The sketch challenge has already closed - one would think I should have known that!  To top it off I managed to stuff up my link to JUGS as well and didn't choose an image.  Perhaps I should go back to bed now lol.


  1. Well, I popped over just to see your creation and AWESOME use of the colors. Love the bg page~ Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

    ps- welcome back to stamping :)

  2. Such a lovely card! I'm sure your friend will love it. Great use of the challenge colors, and I love that beautiful flower. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls. I hope you will come back and play again.

  3. Well hello!!!! It is SO good to see you back. Thanks for your post as its been great hearing about what is going on. I love your card, too!! Take care, lovely xxxx

  4. Yay - you're "back"! What a beautiful card, P; you certainly haven't lost your touch. So glad things are going well for you, love. You're a bit of a duffer, with the challenge links ... join in again next week! xx

  5. Heya P how awesome you got into the craft room and got to play along! Missed you! It may have been a while but you haven't lost your touch - this is such a lovely card and just perfect for a sympathy card. xxx

  6. So nice to see you back in action and with such a STUNNING card!
    Let's hope you get to play a bit more in your new space as it seems to be agreeing with you.
    Can't wait to see the new place this weekend :)

  7. Hi Patrice, your card is so beautifully elegant. Great to see you had time to use your new craft room too. Hope you are well. Hugs, Sue x

  8. Lovely card….so glad you linked it up with the girls and I over at JUGS~ That background page is perfect!!!!

  9. I can't believe l missed this stunner P, absolutely beautiful! So, so glad to have you back at JAI & if this is any indication, you are not rusty at all my friend..:0) Missed Ya! xxx


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