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Sunday, 28 November 2010

What a fortnight!

*** Ok I've edited this post since I first posted it - adding a better photo! ***

Evening all, hope you're all well and you haven't caught any nasty bugs in this chilly weather in the UK! Well, as you may have noticed I haven't been around much in the last couple of weeks...to be honest it's been a crazy fornight!

I've had two major meetings at work to organise - one with 75 delegates! I've also celebrated my lovely boyfriend's birthday and attended a funeral....plus I've been ill (complete with a lovely coldsore up my nose!!). Its been hectic to say the least! Yes, it sounds like a title for a movie! Yesterday my poor body finally gave up on me and I ended up spending the whole day on the sofa feeling really rough! Today I'm starting to feel a little better and therefore normal service has resumed!

Now I started writing this post about 40 minutes ago...and I can tell you that it's been an interesting 40 minutes! The Brownie I was cooking not only exploded over the oven, but also managed to get burnt, while remaining uncooked....why am I still not used to Joe's oven?? The wonderful chocolate brownie aroma has been replaced by burnt chocolate!! I also think I've discovered another coldsore on my lip and I found that my camera battery is dead and so needed to find another way to upload my card!!

Anyway, enough of my moans! I have a card to share with you....this is for three challenges...

The layout for this card comes from Sweet Sketch Wednesday...another lovely layout to play with. You'll notice that my bow is paper rather than ribbon....I'm at Joe's today and only have limited craft supplies so needed to get creative with my bow!

The colour scheme is inspired by two challenges - Bah! Humbug! are feeling blue this week because its their last challenge before Christmas and Allsorts have asked for monochrome cards...although it didn't have to be black and white...it could be any colour and white. Believe it or not these are blue and white papers, I've added a little stamped snowman and surrounded him with glitter glue snow.

Pop over to all the blogs to see some wonderful cards.

Right, I'm off...I need to try and clear the burnt chocolate smell and clean the oven!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Wedgie xxx

16 comments:

Sharon Basel said...

Cute card Wedgie! I love the clean simplicity of it - it really draws your eye to the image which is adorable! Great job with the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday-we hope you return again next week too!
All the best,
Sharon
SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

Oh Wedgie, It sounds like you have had quit the the time the past few weeks. I hope you are feeling better soon. Not fun to have those coldsores...let alone in your nose. I hate that. I have been to a funeral and have been sick as well..I have had the experience of exploding brownies though...I think I will stay away from that one. Your card is really cute this week. What a cleaver idea to make your bow the way you did. I love that darling little snowman. Have a good week and get feeling better!
Nancy SSW

mulberry station said...

I meant to say that I "haven't" had the experience of exploding brownies.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh Wedgie, you have had quite a time. Sounds like stamping has been some wonderful therapy though. Love your card!! Feel better and thanks for joining us at SSW.

Linda

sweetbloominscraps said...

Wedgie, it sounds like you have had a very difficult time lately! Hang in there! Things have to get better. Your snowman is really cute! I love the silver paper....it always gives that cold feeling. Thanks for joining us at SSW!

Kathie said...

Well Wedgie, it's one of those weeks for you. Hope your feeling better soon nothing worse than a cold in the winter or summer for that matter. Here I am in this hot sunshine 28 degrees C here on Saturday and still spring. I was out in the middle of it, umpiring a cricket game. I got a little sunburnt on my legs and nose.
Love your card this week that snowman is so cute and your papers are really pretty with it especially the silver paper. Take care and hope your feeling better soon.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-Design Team

Jacki Randolph said...

Hi hon, oh I hope you start to feel better soon. You have had a rough week or two! I love your cute little snowman, I am such a sucker for these little guys. Love the blue and white combo so perfect for this little cutie! Feel better soon and Thanks so much for joining us at SSW, You are a trooper my dear.

Hugs~
Jackie

Max said...

Lovely card for our final challenge of 2010. Hope you start to feel better soon. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Irene said...

Helloo Wedgie

What a horrible few weeks you have experienced, and hope things improve.

What a stunning and gorgeous card. I love your dotty design paper, and set against the darker colour looks fab. Your hint of silver is just perfect. Just love your little snowman.

Thank you so much for joining in our last challange of 2010.
irene
Bah!Humbug!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

fab the blue and white combo is very wintery and such a cute snowman.

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Ann said...

a great card Wedgie. Thanks for joining us at Bah! Humbug! again.
Ann xxx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Awhh - you poor thing! Sounds like you have had a rough couple of weeks. It can only get better right?? I LOVE the creativity of your card that you had to use a paper bow -- just brilliant! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Jeannie said...

What a little cutie of a snowman! Feel better soon! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

melody said...

great take on the sketch! lovin that polka dot pp..and snowman! awesome card chickie!

Arlana said...

Wedgie, thanks so much for stopping by this week . Your card is ao sweet this week. Very creative with your hand cut bow. So sorry you have not been feeling well. hope you feel better very soon. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!

scotspanda said...

great card, the image is fab and the papers are lovely. hope you got the oven cleaned ok

thanks for joining in the monochrome fun at allsorts this week and good luck in the prize draw

hugs

Amanda xx