Monday, 30 April 2012

Snazzy DT April Challenge.

Hello Everyone,

This morning when I opened my eyes I saw something I'd almost forgotten the look of ............... brilliant sunshine, lol!  After two weeks of seriously heavy rainfall (yesterday it never stopped all day :-( ) it now looks especially beautiful this morning and I think it's the best anti-depressent there is.  I'm now in the process of attacking the mountain that is my overflowing dirty linen basket following a four day visit by my lovely Daughter and her two littlies.  Later this week she has to return to one of the two part time jobs she has, following the birth of our gorgeous Charlie, so she won't be able to come down for visits like she has been doing for the past five months :o(.  Unfortunately this visit wasn't quite the fun time we like it to be partly because of the blooming awful weather which made going out anywhere uncomfortable to say the least, but also poor little Charlie hasn't been his usual smiley self for most of the time and we think it's because his teeth are starting their slow progress to the surface and are really making him feel out of sorts poor little chap.

Anyway, my post this morning is to let you know that over on the Snazzy DT Blog this week we are hosting our second challenge of the year.  The theme this month is 'Spring Colours' and here is a taster of my little bit of inspiration which you can see in full over on the DT Blog.  As there are no explanations on the methods we have used on the full blog post, if you have any questions just leave a comment on the blog and we'll do our best to answer.

The challenge closes next Sunday, 6th May, and the winner will be announced the following day Monday, 7th May, so why not hop on over to the DT Blog to see what we've all been up to and to find out what goodies are destined to be added to one lucky entrant's stash.

Have a good week everyone and thanks for your visit today.  I'm off to peg out some more washing on the line ;o).

Lesley  Xx


Suzi B said...

Morning Lesley... this looks fabulous off to Snazzys to take a look.
Don't get too bogged down with domestics on this "sunny" day... mind you the washing will dry lol
suzi b xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Delightful colouring of that butterfly & the layering with the lifted wings is beautifully effective. I still have that stamp to ink! Hope little Charlie perks up once those chewing utensils have emerged.
Paula (PEP)

Minxy said...

Beautiful card sweet, Sorry the weather ruined your fun family time, but at least you got to see them. Now get back to the washing and ironing lol

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your card Lesley, so bright and cheerful.

Good to hear that at least some parts of the UK have some sunshine today, here it's still raining!!!
Ah well, it's a shame it spoiled your daughter's visit a bit, but I bet it was great to have her even so. She's going to be one busy lady by the sounds of it!

Hope you'll have a good week, despite that dratted mountain of laundry....

Aquarius said...

Thanks for the sneaky peek - off to see more. Sun is shining here but we have had a few heavy showers today as well but nothing like the relentless rain yesterday - most depressing.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Glad you have good weather, Buddy, sorry that you have a laundry mountain to deal with! Poor little Charlie, I hope his gums settle down again soon, bless him.

Love your project. I have some bits and bobs out, so I might have a go at something for the challenge. It may involve some flowers and butterflies, you know me!

Hugs, Judith xx

Miranda said...

Hi Lesley, sorry for not popping in so much but blogging is consuming very much time these days....hope you are fine and I can see that you still create beautiful cards! Love those butterflies and looked at the Snazzy blog, warm greetz Miranda

lisa said...

I'm sorry we couldn't arrange better weather for your trip Up North, it's been shocking hasn't it and then today Spring has returned with beautiful, warm sunshine and, as you say, you can feel your mood lifting can't you!!! Bet it'll be back to Winter tomorrow.
What a shame Charlie wasn't at his best either. Those teeth are such a pain for them aren't they. I hope he is feeling better very soon.
I'm off to admire your creation
Take care
Hugs Lisax

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful card, have just seen it over at Snazzys. Also am so loving that sunshine....more please....x

Gillian .... said...

This card is such a beauty Lesley, the colours are divine along with the design, love love love the 3d butterfly. xx

(The weather is still horrible up here bahhh humbug). x

Gillian .... said...

This card is such a beauty Lesley, the colours are divine along with the design, love love love the 3d butterfly. xx

(The weather is still horrible up here bahhh humbug). x

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, love the colours you have used. Hope Charlies feeling better soon. Teeth can be so painful and troublesome. Hugs x ChrisB

Beryl said...

Oooh. Just had a peek and it's gorgeous. great design and those flowers are fab.
Better day here today but not so good tomorrow I gather.
Bery xx

InkyArtitude said...

Lucky you hogging the sun.... we've still got grey skies, no blue in sight but hoping it breaks through this morning. Sorry to hear that Charlie is suffering, I do hope he breaks in those teeth quickly and recovers his normal good natured self... poor little man.
Great art work Lesley, it's good to know you're still finding time to create and enjoy some 'me' time.
Lynn x

Suzanne C said...

I had a look on your project and it is fabulous! Glad you had your daughter visiting.. Sorry that she has to go back to work. :(

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Having a quick catch up before the day takes hold and disappears!!!

Gosh hasn't time flown. To think your daughter is now returning to work :-(

Loving the taster of your Snazzy project. Gorgeous butterfly and background. Lots of hearts there!!!! LOL!!

Hope you are having a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Love Jules xx

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