Saturday, 28 July 2007

Squares and Highland Games

This week the dcm challenge was to make a card using squares :Well Hello !! Friday has come round again soooo fast ! Its my turn (Jane) to dare this week. Okay -are you ready ? For my dare you can choose any theme for the card BUT it must incorporate 'Checks', whether it be gingham paper or ribbon or squares, any thing really as long as it incorporates some kind of shape with 4 equal sides....... so go on- I dare you to think outside the square/step out of the box ..............easy as, eh ?!!
I used lots of scraps of patterned paper to do some serendipity, been collecting bits for ages. Flowers are Bazzill Blossoms, Bazzill itty bitty blossom and just pots funky flowers.
Today was also the Highland Games, we had a fantastic time!
the pipers leading the parade to the games

the Highland dancing - these girls are amazing!

Love the heavies hurling the hammer...

and tossing the caber!
What a day, all this and the most fantastic seafood on offer from a local restaurant. The rain almost held off, just a couple of showers so we did well really!

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Cardvaarks Ribbon Challenge

This is my entry to the Cardvaarks ribbon challenge!
It was made almost entirely using Love Elsie -Toby from the kit. The square is woven ribbon and the plait is made up of 3 sheer ribbons.

wish list....

I have just spotted the new Love Elsie range, I love it and want it all, see it on Elsie's blog I am starting my Christmas list right now! I have beaten the kids to it this year, they always start their Christmas lists when the new Argos book comes out!

This didn't photograph well but the paper is so gorgeous I didn't feel I needed to add too much more to it. the paper was from a Dovecraft pack of floral prints by Kate Knight. The sentiment was a freebie from a magazine from ages ago.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Tuesdays little extra

Todays little extra is to include a number:-
This week we have a numerical Little Extra challenge for you:
"We've Got Your Number"
Numbers and Fun? Those two words don't often appear in the same sentence, do they?Well, we'd like you to have some fun with numbers and put a numeral on your card - it's as easy as that
Backing paper, card, cardstock stickers, rub on are all love Elsie Toby from a kit I got from Modscraps

I have been busy today scrapping our holiday pics which just arrived at lunch time. I saved the love Elsie kit 'specially as it had a travel theme. The colours are perfect and I have so loved using it all.....not that I have used it all, I have loads left for more layouts, of course more cards and I intend to make a mini book of our holiday too. Busy night ahead for me! This is the first time I have bought a kit like this but it is fab as everything goes together beautifully, it makes it all so easy, I have a feeling it won't be the last kit I buy!

Monday, 23 July 2007

Pocket full of posies

This weeks DCM challenge is to use a pocket :-

It's my turn - (Lynne) - to set the dare this week.OoooOOoooOOooooOOOoo!!!!!!!!My first Dare. I’m so nervous, I can’t believe that it’s my turn already.I’ve gone for something nice and easy - had to break myself in gently.POCKETS I’d like to see lots and lots of pockets. Pockets full of posies, Brass in Pocket (love the Pretenders).Pockets on clothes, Pockets from clothes, Library Pocket, Pockets of this and Pockets of that. Get the idea? Pockets and Pockets of Pockets.

DCWV Pocket full of posies paper, red gingham fabric, handstitching, ric-rak, PC printed
greeting using girls are weird font and papermania adhesive stones.

The background paper for this card was free with Crafts Beautiful Magazine,
Sandylion Cars sticker, brad and ric-rak ribbon.

Background paper DCWV text prints paper stack, Little Sizzles paper, Sandylion
Cars stickers, Making Memories flat chip, ric-rak.

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Back from our jollies

and it is so good to be home! the holiday itself was so relaxing but a week was plenty. Before it though we had the car ride from hell, the trip that normally takes 5 1/2 hours took 10 due to being stuck in a 10 mile tail back for 5 1/2 hours because of the T in the Park traffic at Edinburgh! It was extraordinary seeing people walking along the hard shoulder to stretch their legs and even more so, using the basic toilet facilities on the embankment!!!

The villa was comfortable apart from being hot at night and the pool was absolutely blissful, we stayed out till late most days, eating dinner still in our cossies and going back for another dip at 8pm. I did seem to be very attractive to the mosquitos who found me very palatable and left me with great huge itchy lumps after their feasting. Of course forgot to get antihistimine cream!

After the hols we stayed in England for a few days for our eldest to attend her old school leaving party ( 6months after she left the school but never mind, it was lovely to see her catch up with her old friends). I was going to stay to help out but ended up with a small lump of hot charcoal jumping into my eye so I had to have a mini excursion to the hospital! After 3 days it is improving, the swelling has gone down but it continues to weep buckets! I have loads of cardmaking to do this week to catch up on so hope the dodgy eye doesn't result in squiffy crafting! I have some delightful antibiotic cream to squeeze into my eye 4 times a day which I think may be causing some of the blurriness and excessive weeping. I think I will hide out in my craft room for the next 3 weeks til the new school term starts, much safer! Although is it? When I moved my desk into here just before the holiday I dropped the top on my foot and nearly fainted with the pain. Do you think this is not my month?