Monday 21 May 2018

Things with Wings at CCM

Evening Everyone,
It's the start of a new challenge over at CCM, and I'm actually blogging my card on the right day.
Glenda is hosting today's challenge, Things With Wings. We would like it NOT to be a small butterfly or similar in the corner, but the Winged thing should be the focal point of your creation.
As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Things With Wings theme.

I chose some fabulous Hobby Art stamps for my card,
and some of the amazing cards in their gallery for inspiration HERE.
There is a bit of masking, multiple stamping using distress inks,
and some fussy cut butterflies.
I hope that you will join in with our challenge, and pop over to the blog for some inspiration from our wonderful DT.
Happy crafting and hugs

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Anyone for a game of golf

Evening Everyone,
What a difference in the weather today after the glorious day we had yesterday.
I took a couple of days off to get over the Moonwalk, so today was my first day back, and I made it through. My hips were a bit achy after a few hours standing at the till, but all in all not too bad.
Given that I had never done a walk of this kind before I thought it sensible to give myself a couple of days to recover in case I couldn't even stand up, let alone walk to work.
As it happens I actually felt fine after the walk, albeit tired, but time off did mean that I managed to find my Crafty Mojo, which seems to have been missing of late.
I have managed to finish all my samples for Jane's next TV appearance at the end of the month, and even managed to sort out a few birthday cards to send.
I'm sorry for missing all those special occasions over the last couple of months. I am well know for the lateness of my cards arrival, but I have made the decision that even by my standards, some of them would have been just too late, so I haven't sent them after all.
This card was actually made a while ago for my lovely 'Gym Buddy' and should have been blogged last month for the CCM Birthday challenge, but I forgot!!!!
As well as accompanying me to the gym, my friend also plays a mean round of golf.
We have also been known to hit the punch bag on occasion. In fact I managed a Kick Boxing class as well as Fitball tonight so I am feeling suitably knackered lol.
Of course no card would be complete without a few well placed flowers.
Off to bed now, before I fall asleep sitting up.

Tuesday 15 May 2018

We made it

Evening, or should that be very early morning lol
Well we made it. We finished the Moonwalk.
40,000 steps and just under 5 and a half hours, not bad for a first attempt at the 15 mile Half Moon Walk, if I do say so myself.
It was a strangely enjoyable experience, one which I would happily repeat.
I must confess to spending most of Sunday either sleeping, or at least lying down, so I hope you will forgive me for not blogging sooner.
Thank you to everyone who sponsored us, and a huge thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time to stand throughout the night to guide and encourage us.
Thanks again for all your support.
Hugs Kimx

Saturday 12 May 2018

Walk the Walk at the Moonwalk in London

Hello Everyone, long time no see.
I'm sorry that I have been missing of late, but what with computer issues, work and training for the Moonwalk crafting has very definitely taken a back seat.
So to the MOONWALK. The day, or should I say night is finally here.
As with most walkers we have a very personal reason for doing this. For us it is my Cousin Kathy who is currently in remission.
She is also the reason for our team name 'Bristow Babes', Bristow being her maiden name.
Most of our training (I am doing the Moonwalk with my daughter Becki) has been done whilst accompanied by Becki's two small children.
It will seem very strange not to have a buggy to push tonight, let's hope that we can manage without it to hold us up lol.
Emma wanted to get in on the act, so she posed in the hat and t-shirt that we will be wearing tonight.

And of course we couldn't leave out our other training buddy.
I'm afraid that we have both dipped out on the bra. There are certain things that should remain a mystery and safely covered up, so I have taken advice from previous Moonwalkers and gone for warmth over showmanship.
We have been holding a bucket collection at work for customers loose change, and have been able to arrange for this to happen in all the BP petrol stations in our local area.
If you do fancy sponsoring either of us I have added the links below, any amount however small will be greatly appreciated.

Kimx -
Becki -

Our rucksack with spare clothes for afterwards, and bumbag for the walk are all safely packed up and waiting for the off. So in the mean time I am trying to get some rest, and hoping that it rains itself out before the start.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope that normal service will be resumed very soon.
Happy Crafting and Hugs