Friday, 26 February 2010

Spring ...where? and missed deadlines

I am so fed up with life messing up my craft time and missing deadlines when I do manage to make a card for a challenge. It's mostly down to sending emails and making telephone calls for school work and organising how Andrew will be sitting his exams next week, him not able to go into school and all that. There seems to be no communication between ny of the teachers even in the same department. Don't get me wrong they are all helpful when I speak to them individually but I am getting so fed up of repeating myself , sending emails of explanation and then having to explain again. I thought teachers were suppose to have some common sense but which part of 'I don't know when Andrew will be back at school as I don't know when he can weight bear as that is up to his consultant and if enough bone has grown to support all the plates and screws he now has in his ankle. When I find out I will let you know'. I have decided I must be speaking a foreign language.
Please understand I'm not getting at teachers in general( sorry if you are one) and I understand it is probably out of concern for Andrew keeping up his studies but it is just getting a little frustrating now.

Enough ranting and apologies too as I am suppose to be posting a card aren't I.

Well this card I made is for my mum in law and had to be posted as she lives in Tenerife and the last card took 2 weeks to get there. Whilst making it I decided to incorporate a few challenges  some of which I know I have missed the deadline for but will mention anyway.

The first was last weeks Charisma challenge which I did the layout from their sketch, definitely one to use again,must find time to scibble it into my inspiration book.

The next was MAWTT, which had a theme of mum, the deadline I have also missed.

Crafty Ho a new challenge blog has a theme of spring, their deadline is today but not sure of the cut off time so I might just scrape in, we'll have to see.

Magical crafts fortnightly challenge also have a theme of for mum, so I might manage one mum challenge after all.

The cute little mouse is a Penny Black of course and their challenge was to use pink,yellow and green and I might be lucky enough to make their deadline as I think but am not 100% sure it's tomorrow.

Quirky cards have a challenge that I can enter this card for( doing better than I thought), it is simply cute so I think this card can count for that challenge.

Digital ink co, have an unusual challenge theme. They would like a card that has a PEACE theme, either your hope for world peace,what gives you peace or what peace means to you. Well I can think of nothing more peaceful than a warm lazy summers afternoon blowing dandilion clocks, preferably not in my garden as I really hate weeding and dandilions are so hard to get out! Hope this counts as I at the mo with all these challenges am begining to feel more positive about life, just got to stop waking up at 4am every morning for no reason.

Lexi's creations have a challenge I can enter too, anything goes, so I can certainly enter that. Lexi also has a treasure hunt on for a free digi, I would like to say thank you to Lexi for my free image and sorry for my dimness you must have felt like it was teeth pulling, but thank you for the image and I really will try and get a card made with it eventually.Why not pop over and play to reasure Lexi that not everyone is as thick as me.

Finally buty by no means least, I have just found another mother's day challenge over at Paperplay, so I will enter that one too.Hope you all have a good day and thankyou for allowing me to share.


Mrs Bs Blog said...

Julye, What a wonderful card. I love the image and the daffs are so cute!. Sorry you`re having communication problems with school, pretty bad considering Andrew will be sitting important exams. Take care and hope Andrew is feeling better and mending well! Hugs Val xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is too too cute! I love that image and the colors you chose to use are so delightful. A perfect spring card! Thank you for participating in the Crafty Ho's Challenge this week. I hope you'll join us again soon.

Saskia said...

Thanks for taking part at Lexi's Creations Challenge with your beautiful work!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Spyder said...

You haven't missed our dead line Julye!! Hope Andrew's soon on the mend!! and Teacher's can be know!! Lovely card!I always say you can't go wrong with a Penny Black!! Sooo cute!! Thank you for joining The Quirky Craft Cute Challenge this time round, and I hope you can join us again next time too!!

lalkygirl said...

fab card ,love the daffs and how you have coloured the pb imege,thanks for joining us at lexis and i hope you get sorted with the exam arrangements
lalkygirl x

the crafty duck said...

Lovely card, that mouse is so cute, the daffs just finish it perfectly! Thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

Chocolate Fudge Cake said...

Great card - love the spring-like colours. Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts this week.

Carol Ann said...

Lovely Mothers day card card lovely fresh spring colours and the daffodils are gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
Carol Ann xx

jackiescrafts said...

What a lovely card, I love that little mouse
Thanks for joining in at MCFC

Jackie x

Lexi said...

Too cute! And such pretty colours..thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Anne said...

Fabulous card, thanks for playing along with Lexi's Creations
Anne x

Kath Stewart said...

super cute card julye.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx

Donna said...

Lovely spring colours on your card Julye, that image is so cute! Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts this time.
Hugs, Donna x

Georgie said...

gorgeous card
Thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations

Jackie said...

This is just so darn cute! I love this card, great job! Thank you for playing with the Crafty Hos!

Scrappy said...

Great Card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ho's Challenge!

Hope you will join us again next week!

Deanne said...

veryyy cute mouse :) tfs and joining in with us at quirky crafts x

Deirdre said...

Great card. Love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Julye, so sweet.
I know what you mean when you say about the teachers and explaining over & over, been there done that with my Jodie so I know how frustrating and time consuming it is.
Hope Andrew is keeping his chin up and isn't too bored.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Very cute - love those yellow flowers! Thanks so much for joining the Crafty Hos challenge this week.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Julye and so very sweet.

Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.


Joanne xx

Liz said...

Stunning creation Thanks so much for joining MCFC and Paperplay too this week

Liz xx

Julie M said...

Very cute card, Julye - I love that sweet image. Hope it gets there in time.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)