Friday, 4 September 2009

Sugar Bowl challenge

I know that it's been ages since I last posted, but life has been so hectic. We've been on holiday to Center Parcs at Longleat, Wiltshire. Two days later, Terry and I went to see my Mum to celebrate her 70th birthday. I'd hardly had time to turn around, before we came home again. Now we are getting ready to go to Sorrento on Sunday, just the two of us, leaving the children at home. The extension is still being built, and Megan goes to Uni on 19th Sept, two days after her birthday. So life won't be slowing down for some time to come!

I needed to make a birthday card for my neice Rosie, who will be 11 on 10th Sept. I decided to enter the Sugar Bowl Challenge while I was at it, and so this is the card that I made. The sketch had to include buttons. Rosie is a bright bubbly little girl with a bit of the minx in her, so this Gorjuss Girl is perfect, as is the colour combo.

My little chicks are coming along nicely now. We still have eleven of them, ranging from a pale yellow, to chocolate brown, and finally black. They have wing feathers, little tufts for their tails, and fluffy heads still. Two adult Mums are looking after them until one gets fed up and goes back to hanging out with the grown ups, leaving the more solid carer to it. Zoe, the black hen is a brilliant Mum, and she has brought up about four or five lots now, including every single other chicken that we have. She was a surrogate Mum to some outside eggs a while back, as chickens will sit on anything really, even new potatoes if they think they are eggs!

These pictures aren't brilliant, but the chicks run around like little rockets, so trying to get a picture that is not blurry is almost impossible. It's too early to tell how many hens or cockerels we've got in the making, we'll have to wait a few more weeks, and then see. Aren't they cute? Well, I probably won't post now until I've been to Italy, I'm really looking forward to this trip, hopefully I'll feel a bit better, as I've been quite poorly for a few weeks. The warm weather will hopefully help anyway. Be back soon, Judith x


Kat said...

Hi Judith, nice to see you posting again. Hope you are feeling a bit better.
This is a gorgeous card, lovely image and papers. I love the colours.
Have a lovely holiday and come back making your lovely cards. Good luck to Megan for Uni, it's a big step but I'm sure she'll love it. Take care.

Kat xx

craftypagan said...

hi Judith! You've been missed! Sounds like lots been going on but lots of nice stuff! This card is just beautiful! I think miss bumblebee is my fave of the new set-such a cutie! Enjoy your hols hun-don't stay away from us for too long eh:)

Lots of Love


Sally H said...

Those chicks are so cute! The card is too!

craftypagan said...

Hi Judith!

I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling down-know how miserable that can be-hopefully the sun in sorento will lift your spirits:) How lovely that you make yule cards each year for your friend! For greetings I usually use 'Yule Blessings', 'merry and bright' would work too:) Imagery, christmas trees are traditionally pagan rather than christian so those are fine, as long as there's nothing with christian crosses on you're good! LOL! Other Yule images include mistletoe, holly, yule logs and of course the tree. The Green Man is a perfect image, think you would struggle finding a stamp or digi or him though, if you do let me know though as I haven't succeeded yet!

I think making them on kraft card would be perfect-makes more natural looking me thinks:) Anyways hope that helps! Y'know if you ever fancy a chat you know where I am hun:)

Lots of Love


Lilian said...

Hi Judth, hope all's well with you. Try not to stress too much :)

Your card is just beautiful! The image is really sweet and you've colored her beautifully!
Beautiful take on Kathy's sketch too!
Thanks for joining the SB challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

lisa said...

Hi Judith, missed you but it sounds like life's been hectic. I'm so jealous of your trip to Sorrento, I love Italy and this is definitely a place that's on the to do list. Take lots of photos for us. Hope you enjoyed Center Parcs too. We are going later in the year, it's always a lot of fun.
Your chicks are growing but aren't they still so cute.
Hope you holiday makes you feel tons better.

Take care


Anne said...

Have a lovely time on hols, hope you come back feeling totally fit and well and ready to craft :).
Love the Gorjuss card, vibrant, happy colours

Kathy said...

What a pretty card!! I so love your color combination!! So very pretty!! Love this image as well! Your chicks are so cute too! Hope you have a lovely time on your Holiday!!
Thanks so much for playing along in the Sugar Bowl!

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