Sunday, August 31, 2008

picnic party pics and my new obsession.

I have a new obsession... cardmaking!

Who knew i'd ever become a cardy....??

Not me that's for sure, but there you go. I love it. I know i'm not that great but I don't even mind that... and that's weird. For me...

Anyway - first up is my card for this week's daring cardmakers challenge, in which were asked to make a card using pipe cleaners

(your love gives me warm fuzzies!)

Then I made these just to use up some scraps


and one I made before


So, we had a good time in the park...in the end - though it was fraught getting there if I'm honest. People were not in the right kind of mood to be meeting up with folks to have fun... but eventually it all worked out ok. I was in the right kind of mood, having spent all day looking forward to it and preparing food etc, but it's amazing how quickly others can bring you down if they're not. Anyway, enough said. Everybody had a good time eventually whatever kind of mood they'd started out in.

When we got there it wasn't that busy...


....but by 8pm it was packed. The weather was fantastic and it was good to see people we haven't seen for ages and catch up with them. It was all very relaxed with a festival air and you couldn't help but wish there was more of that sort of thing happening more often round here. Oh well. We live in hope...And at least it didn't rain and ruin it.





The kids enjoyed the picnic and the grown ups enjoyed the pimms, beer and wine.. Oh, and the bands of course! We were there to see the bands.... lol :-)

Me and Donzo

Donz and Jon-boy Brown

So that's it from me today. Til next time :-)

jk xx

19 comments:

Bekka said...

Welcome to your new obsession :-) I love making cards - I get the creative pleasure and then I get to (hopefully) make someone smile when it gets to them. If you want to try stamping you know where I am!

We did make it to the Festival yesterday - part of the crowds arriving at about 8! We had a fab evening, chatting with friends, enjoying the beautiful evening and the music. Thank you for posting about it or I would not have known about it

Have a great week

Anonymous said...

Love the pics mary!! Glad you all enjoyed! Wish i could of been there!! lush yous xxx

my5bratz said...

love the "fuzzy" :)

Anne Magee said...

Those cards are too cute!!!

Kathy said...

"I know i'm not that great but I don't even mind that... "

You must be bonkers if you think your cards aren't great - they are fab! I love the way you use the colours and the papers on these cards - and you've coped with this really evil challenge with great aplomb! wow, what a word to dig out first thing on a Monday morning!

don x said...

love that pic of sollo , can i have pls?! the town council man told jane that next year santana ( the pretend one) are earmarked for the outdoor concert! get in there!!

LOUISE said...

Good idea for using the Pipe Cleaner, your sentiment fits it very well! Louise x

The Country Rose said...

Oh my gosh! I love your cards!! They are awesome!!! Welcome to the world of cardmaking, lol! Love your layouts too- you are so talented!

Barb

Susan (Sue H) said...

I hope that someone has warned you that you're on the top of a long slippery slope now that you've taken up card making!

Great card. Love the bright colours and the way that you've used the pipe cleaner.

Irene said...

Hi Jakey! Loving the new card-making you.

Dawn said...

Who says your cards are not great, they are beautiful.

Staci said...

Fun pics, looks like you had a great time! Love those cards, too, i'm impressed! I can't make cards to save my life, lol!

Jewls said...

Hi there :) Thank you so much for your kind comments.
Your cards are totally awesome!!!!
I love all of them. Look forward to seeing more. Cheers :)

Peet said...

Those cards are so beautiful!!!

Pam said...

That's fuuny that you have an obsession with card making-I am getting obsessed with mixed media/collage, Guess we just need a break from scrapping?

Je@net said...

Hi there, thanks for your nice comment on my blog!
And your cards look great!! Love them all! Yeah girl, think there's a new cardy coming up!!

Ana Baird said...

Your cards are fantastic!

Cindy (Citrus Tree Studio) said...

FANTASTIC cards and pics!

Aquarell said...

Lovely cards, and great pictures.:D

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