Saturday, August 29, 2009

How's it Hangin'?


Another Tina Wenke design, 'Opossum Pals' from her 'cute critters' collection.

Had a lot of fun doing this one, I could'nt stop grinning.... they're just so cute and I also could'nt resist adding the sentiment, it seemed so apt :) The leaves are stamped using hero art's clear design scattered leaves set

Don't forget to check out the new challenge/news blog that can be found here.

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cheery and Bright




Are'nt the nights drawing in quickly now? The weather has been miserable today too so I decided to cheer myself up and make a card in a bright colour.


This little mouse fella is also over here why not hop over there and take a peek, there is a giveaway and a challenge to have a go at if you fancy :)
Oooh lookie here my card fits this fab stampavie challenge found here!
Hope tomorrow brings us a bit of sunshine.X

The Mighty Vulcan!
















Another set of holiday snaps. Excuse the quality again I had a hard job capturing this mighty plane in it's proper glory, these are probably the only few I got that are worth showing. If you zoom in on the one with the masts in it, you can see the poor fellow caught right in front of the vulcans flight path! Captions at the ready....lol!
I'm a big fan of the RAF, when I was a little sproglet we used to sit on a gate and watch the red arrows practising over low ground and often saw (and heard!) jet fighters flying over, the farm we used to live on was very near to a RAF base so we were in a priveleged position really.
These pics were again taken at Whitehaven.... apparently the Vulcan is based back at Brize Norton now after putting on many displays up and down the country.
Be back later with a crafty make or two and news of a giveaway!




Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Holiday Blues

















Well, we're back from our jollies and I want to go back! I fell in love with the Lake District....... we had good weather, bad and some somewhere in between, but somehow, whatever the weather, the scenery and landscape of the Lakes has left it's imprint inside my heart..... seven days was not long enough.
These first piccies......oh yes, be warned, there's more to come...lol! These were taken on our first proper day which we spent at Whitehaven watching the 'tall ships' come in and we were treated to the vulcan bomber flying over the harbour! We watched an arial display from the blades, had a ride on the lifeboat and watched famous jet skiers performing tricks! I also managed to get sunburnt and ended up with the much dreaded 'red hooter!'
Please excuse the piccies, they are heavily cropped and I'm no professional, just an over zealous 'snapper' I did try to be arty and put a red enhancement filter on one piccie, but it did'nt quite have the effect I was after.... ah well... these are the first installments.....lol!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tealy Good! CCT Challenge


Thought I'd sneek this one in quickly before I go away on my jolly hollies :)

This is for Cute Card Thurday's challenge - 'Tealy good!'

The background card and flowers were quite bright so I tried to tone things down by distressing edges on the layers of paper & card. I used a Sarah Kay 'Country Girl' stamp from Stampavie.... I love these images, they remind me of my childhood days at the farm we used to live on. There is some DCWV paper from the retro stack and DCWV red cardstock which is stamped using Stazon Cotton White and a cube stamp from Judikins (oriental I think!) , prima flowers, medium brads from Dovecraft and the image is coloured with Inktense pencils from Derwent. This card is on my way to my sister as a thankyou as she spoils my kids rotten!

Have a fab weekend and hope the sun shines!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The stamps pictured below will be winging their way to Terrie. Congratulations Terrie, sweetie! Sorry I'm a tad late posting.
I have had every intention of blogging more frequently, but there is always something sent to try us....... we sadly lost our darling, sweetheart Tiger Ella (Tiggi) last Saturday. It has hit us all extremely hard as she was in her prime and such a loving, fun filled cat, very vocal and with so many funny and quirky mannerisms, it was impossible not to fall in love with her.
She was lost to us in a tragic accident, one of the only comforts we can take is that she died very quickly and hopefully did not feel hardly any pain as she passed away.
We are all writing our thoughts and memories in a memory book, I don't ever want to forget her and still imagine that she is still with us spiritually in our home and she will be forever in our hearts.
On a lighter note we have a weeks holiday in the Lake District starting this Saturday so we will be able to get away from it all and relax for a while.
If I don't post before the weekend, hopefully I will be showing my holiday snaps when we get back..... I'll try not to bore everyone....lol!
Wishing you all a great weekend. Mmwagh! X

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