Friday 3 June 2011

Polkadoodles Stashbox Stamp challenge

Good morning to you all, today finds me up the wall, trying to get all my packing done. Tomorrow, Eric, Meg and I are going away for a week.
It isn't always easy taking Meg away on holiday as we need accommodation that is wheelchair accessible, has a hoist, a walk in shower and wheeled shower chair. There are lots of places that advertise as disabled friendly, which in most cases means there is level access and downstairs bedrooms, but some disabled people need more than this and for them we have found there is not quite as much choice.
There is a little place in Scotland (near Stranraer) that we go to every other year, it's a little complex of bungalows, with everything catered for as far as disabled equipment goes, but this year is the in-between year, and I have managed to find a log cabin in Shropshire, the owners have a disabled son, so they have adapted the chalet to suit him. It is on a site that is built around a lake, which all the cabins overlook. Amazingly they have kept the price quite reasonable too, as adapted properties, tend to be quite expensive, they also get snapped up quite quickly, so you have to book as soon you find one with a vacancy. Although it won't be a relaxing holiday as such, as we still have Meg's care to see to, which includes getting up a couple of times a night for toileting and turning, it is just nice to be able to take a break as a family.

Anyway on to this weeks card for the Polkadoodles challenge which is
Stashbox Stamp plus a secret
this time we would like to see your cards or projects that contain a secret.

 For my card with a secret I used papers from Paper Boutique Vol III, and a Penny Black stamp, coloured with Promarkers. I used a nestie to cut the frame that my stamped image is attached to, and added flowers, gems and ribbon from stash to finish it off. Inside the card is a little pocket, with a tag with some instructions for the recipient to follow to get their birthday message. The tag and inspiration for the card came from here

The secret is how you get the message from the card.

Head over to the Polkadoodles challenge blog and check out my teamies secrets!!! and don't forget you have until Sunday noon (GMT) 12th June to get your secret entries into our challenge.

***We have decided to extend the blog hop for a further week due to the difficulties people are having leaving comments due to a problem with Internet Explorer(I have heard that if you un-tick the keep me signed in box it will work ) and with posting due to problems with Blogger***

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Shelly's Images  - Seeing spots
Stamp Insanity  - Anything goes.
Fab 'n' Funky - #75 Whateva' plus DT call
A Spoonful Of Sugar - #154 Flower Power
ABC Challenge - V is for Variety - three types of embellishments (ribbon, flowers, gems)


littlebee said...

What a great card Colette - brilliant idea with the balloon message. I'm also having problems with joining in the Polkadoodles blog hop - completed the hop but unable to post a card on my blog due to Mr. Blogger having tantrums again!!!
Have a lovely holiday and hope the weather holds good for you. Hugs x

Fliss said...

This is so pretty Colette and I love that PB stamp - he's so sweet!
Have a great weekend.
Fliss xx

XxJULESxX said...

wow gorgeous card!!!!!

Lou Sims said...

WOW what a great card and love your "secret".


Amanda said...

Wow what a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining our Seeing Spots Challenge at Shelly's Images! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Erica said...

Very creative idea! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with the Groovy Gurls at Stamp Insanity! ~Erica

lis-m said...

Do love you card Colette .. The frame is super and you puffy tat is really sweet
Hugs xx

Karen said...

Fantastic - so impressed with the 'secret' inside the card. This is a real make you smile card.

Kazza said...

Wow...A secret message card....What a cool idea!! Love your beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. Karenxx

Helen Dooley said...

not deleting, love this. He is just too adorable. So let people look. LOL.