Monday 29 September 2008

An Award for Bumblealsie

My mate at work has been very poorly recently with a very severe case of manflu. To cheer him up I am giving him this award. A link to his blog is just over there. If you have a few spare moments pop over and leave a kind comment. I know he will appreciate it.

Cupcake Craft Challenge #7 Christmas

This weeks challenge -

Hi everyone,
Its time for another challenge. This weeks challenge is Christmas, you could make a card, a tree decoration, a cake, ATC, tag, anything. As long as the theme is Christmas.
Entries need to be in by Monday 6/10 9am (Adelaide Time Please)

Way hay, another one done towards the meyhem that is Christmas crafting!

Goodies I used - PB stamp Snowy, Christmas papers, die cut snowflakes and snowflake button.

Penny Black Saturday #16 Seasons

This weeks challenge -
You can choose any 'Season' - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
as always it is entirely up to you what you make...a card, atc, altered art etc....just as long as it features at least one Penny Black image
Come join in the fun we can't wait to see what you create.

It had to be winter so that I could add to my growing bundle of Christmas cards (determined to be organised this year).

Goodies I used - PB stamp Snowy, CB snowflake folder, ribbon and snowflake button.

Arty Girlz #53 Autumn

Here is this weeks challenge on Arty Girlz -
This weeks challenge is Autumn so it may be the perfect opportunity to scrap those autumn photos or maybe you could use autumn colours such as browns, oranges, reds and golds on your usual use your own interpretation of the theme and use any format that you like, cards, atc's, layouts, altered art, jewellery...we like to see all types of crafters joining in with our challenges.

I had 2 images ready of Scarie the Scarecrow that matched this weeks theme of Autumn colours. So to make 2 of a similar design seemed the right thing to do.

Goodies I used - Scarie stamp by Stamposauros, background papers by Provocraft from a bitty scrap pad, prima flowers and gems.

Sunday 28 September 2008

Jim and Ellens Anniversary

I made this black and white card for my sister-in-laws wedding anniversary. Have a good one you guys!

Goodies I used - Black and white card, CB hearts embossing folder, ribbon and metal embellishment.

Lagniappe Sketch Challenge Week 6

Hurrying at the last minute as usual but here is my card for this great new challenge blog.
Goodies I Used - Stamp by Cuddly Buddly, paper by Dena, large flower and a button.

Sunday 21 September 2008

Arty Girlz #52 'It's Our Birthday'

Here is this weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz -

This week's challenge is
Birthdays ~ why you may ask well............

Goodies I used - Penny Black stamp 'rainin daisies', paper by Denas Closet, swiss dots embossed card, ribbon, prima flowers and little pearls.

Lagniappe From Me to You Challenge week 5

I have just recently discovered this fledgling challenge blog and decided to give it a go. Here is this weeks challenge -

'You must not have any clean edges on the project. Whether it be a LO, card, or altered item I want to see you be messy! I know this is a BIG challenge for some because you need to have straight lines, perfect circles, and smooth ribbon. But this week step out of the box and DO IT!'

Well I'm not really one for being messy and I have not yet ventured into the realms of tearing yet so that means to have no straight lines I have a multitude of scallops. Not really sure if they all work together but it's done now and here it is.

Goodies I used - Cupcake Mouse stamp by Whipper Snapper, Paper from Small Wonders Boy pad by K&Co, card, flower, brad, ribbon and buttons.

Sunday 14 September 2008

Cottage Holiday 2008

Two whole weeks off work were spent in North Yorkshire and the Pennines.

The Old Telephone Exchange was our lovely base for the first week in a little village called Bishop Monkton about 10 minutes from Ripon.

The neighbours on three sides were sheep, we named our favourite ones Dolly and Molly.

And what about this? We walked passed twice before noticing it!

Bishop Monkton - two pubs, one shop and a very large privet hen.

On the first Saturday we spent a fun afternoon at Ripon races but didn't back a winner.

On Tuesday we drove to Harrogate (about 30 minutes). Had lunch in the bandstand at the beautiful park. The flower displays in Harrogate are truly stunning.

Apart from being famous for the wells it is also the place where Agatha Christie was found after her self imposed disappearance. She was staying at the White Swan Hotel and there is a plaque in the foyer. If you ever visit go in and have a peek - very intriguing.

And then I found myself in button heaven!

You get some very strange looks you know when you take pictures of buttons!

And, of course, you cannot go to Yorkshire without visiting York and the Minster.

And then it was time for cottage number 2 (our very favourite) Greenends, near Alston in the Pennines.

This time the neighbours are a little more exotic!

This is certainly, for us anyway, more of a chill week. Although there are little towns nearby and about 30 minutes takes you to Carlisle and about an hour to Newcastle we don't venture too far. The stamps and watercolours come out and a book or two. Bliss.

Ah well, back to work tomorrow. Off now for a bath and an early night