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Thursday, 2 February 2012


472...that's the number of calories I burned this morning working out to Zumba 2 (medium effort Poolside) in just under an hour!! AND my technique is now at 2% lol. At the rate I'm going I'll be able to qualify as an instructor before long :-D I've also LOST 4 pounds yaaaayyyy!!

Ryan needed a card on Saturday for a 21st. To be fair he did ask on the Friday but I was kinda hoping he'd forget but funny how kids turn into elephants and never forget things THEY ask YOU for but when YOU ask THEM it's another story. So an hour before he was due to leave he asked for the card eek!!!

But mom's can do anything....they're SUPER women and this mom was no exception Saturday night....look what I came up with in UNDER an hour...

This was the first time I used Aida for the flowers. Thanks to everyone that put a name to the 'embroidery stuff' I used on my TLT card lol. I'd been itching to use this pp for ages and it all came together once I stamped Winestool Nikki.

I thought I was saving time by paper piecing her dress but I'm not sure if that was the case but I love how it turned out

This could be my new favourite the aida fabric

So there it is...yes it CAN be done ... a card in UNDER an hour lol.

I'd love to enter the following challenges please:

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - It's all about girls (Make it girly)
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
My DLS sent me the picture below the other day. It's all my family at her house for Christmas dinner in January. I must say it did make me sad and my lower lip quivered seeing them all together and I wasn't there :-(

Back row: Paul (Colette's hubby) Colette (my cousin), Dad, Mom, Celine, Shari (Jeff's wife) Richard (Shelly's hubby) Jeff (my cousin, Colette's brother)
Front row: Aunty Sue (Jeff & Colette's mom), Jacob and Christina (Paul & Colette's kids) Jayden (Jeff & Shari's son) Tracey (my BIG sis) Shelly (DLS)

That's me for today...I hope you have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by :-D

Catch ya later x


Catherine said...

This is gorgeous and in under an hour - you really are super woman!!!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i love leopard print dress lol.. very Bet Lynch! But gorgeous ..
And the Aida looks brilliant too.. don;t say i need to get some of that now too!
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

WOWSERS - you should give yourself an hour time limit to all your makes if this is what you come up with! Now that Mrs, is right up my street!!
Love Nikki and Aida!
Hugs Laurie xx

Now I definitely need to get my zumba out the box - thats a lot of calories!!

Marianne said...

A real SUPER mum indeed. I bet he'll be asking for a lot more cards like this one, lol. I'm sure I wouldn't be able to whip this up within 1 hour, but it looks stunning. So does the dress! Well done on burning those calories. I've been to yoga class this afternoon. Not many calories burnt, but at least I did a lot of stretching, lol. Marianne x

Rusty said...

Well done on the weight loss!! Fab loss!! and even more well done on the super mum to the rescue, fab card knocked up dead quick! loving the paper you used and the paper piecing just works!! glamourous!
What a lovely picture at the bottom! x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Love the leopard print and the card is beautiful.

Thanks for Joining us this week at Diva's by Design


Jane said...

That is a terrific 21st card Kerry and in under an hour....fab work.I hope your son appreciates his super Mum! Well done with the diet and will feel great for it.
Jane x

Amanda R said...

I think that paper pieced dress is the best paper piecing I have ever seen! And to think you did that in under an hour, I can't even get situated and ready to stamp that soon! Awesome Kerry!

Anonymous said...

Hey man - What the H? I just cleaned my whole house - (okay...) I just paid someone to clean my whole house for you coming over tomorrow, and I don't even get a name check? No 'can't wait to hang out and colour at Lynn's'? I know I'm no Mojos, but... I LOVE the leopard dress!!!!! can't wait til tomorrow... (clearly it means more to me than you...) xxxxx

laney said...

WOW Kerry Super card so sassy!! thanks for joining us this time at Diva's would love to see you next week too

Whimsey said...

Sah-weet - it's fabulicious; utterly!!!

Love the paper piecing, really pulls it together and makes her outfit so chic!!

Love the scalloped border cut from the aida cloth; looks fab!

Mary J said...

Yowsa honey, what a sexy card - I loe it!!!! ?That flower and border are fabilicious (or however you spell it!).

:( Must be so hard to be away from your family sometimes. I nkow I would miss mine if we do emigrate to New Zealand.

Hey, you asked about the colours I used for her hair in my post yesterday - E50, E51, E53

Keep warm!!

M x

Suzy Q said...

What an amazing card!!! & SOOOO quick!! Love the image (of course!!) & the papers just look fabulous xxx

Suzy Q said...

Congratulations to Dianne, Sally & Catherine on your new posting!! ..... Can't wait for the new release date!!! Wooohoooo!!! ;) xxx

Diane's Card Designs said...

This is one of my favourite images. The dress looks fantastic. I love how it matches the bp and that flower is gorgeous.

Diane xx

p.s What a lovely family photo.

Pam said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us at the crazy challenge. Hugs Pam

Cheryl said...

What a cute card and LOVE that flower!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Kaboodle Doodles.

Teresa said...

Brilliant card and love your flower too. Thank you for visiting my blog today, Teresa