Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DIY Card

Not going to be so late at the Craft Barn challenge this week!!  This card I have made for a friend's husband who is always fixing stuff so thought it suitable...don't know if you would call it a hobby though!!! LOL

The challenge closes at the weekend so still time to get crafty!!!!!!

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Afternoon Tea Card

The challenge at the Craft Barn this week is 'Quintessentially English'....I think we are the only country to do 'Afternoon Tea' so here is my card!!

The challenge closes today....oopps got in by the skin of my teeth!!!!! LOL  
But there is a challenge every week, so check them out!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Boat Trip

Just before the children went back to school in September we went for a day out at Wallasea/Creeksea.  My parents had a caravan here in the early 60's and we used to come from London and spend the weekends in the country!  I was in my early teens and I used to go all over...walking, bus rides and boat rides!  I remember going to Burnham and coming back with a yellow polka dot bikini...the song was in the pop charts at the time!!!!!!!!  Children are not allowed now to dash about like we did then and it is a shame!  Anyway...this is a photo that was taken on the boat on the way to Burnham.....very different now!!  You ring for the boat to come and get you!!!  When I used to get the ferry it used to run to a timetable!!!

I am joining in the challenge at Scrap Our Stash whose word this month is STAMP!
I used.....S = Stickers, T = Tickets, A =  Alphas, M = Metal anchor, P = Paint and Photo corners
The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to scrap!

The challenge at Picture This require 1 photo, corners and splatter.  I used chipboard photo corners and covered them in paper and then inked to tone down the colour!  I painted the corrugated card and then splattered....never splattered before...what a mess I made!!!!!!!!
The challenge closes at the end of the month so lots of time to get messy like me!!

I have found a new challenge blog that requires you to upcycle!!!
This months challenge #46 - Typeface is to use different fonts and to upcycle something!!  I used corrugated card from a pizza box that I had stripped back and there are three different fonts on the layout.
The challenge closes 3rd May so loads of time to join in and save something from landfill!!

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Another card!!

I needed a few birthday cards so made this one using a sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap and the mood board from Sassy Scrappers!

This is the sketch....

...and this is the mood board.....


Both challenges close at the end of the month so lots of time to get crafting!!!

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Love this photo of Sharon taken down at the seafront...where is always seems to be windy!!

I used the sketch - 38 from Scrap Africa....


...the challenge closes 14th April so not long to get scrapping!!!

I am also entering the challenge at Clique Kits which this month is Anything Goes.
This challenge closes 30th April so lots of time to scrap!!!

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New Home card

The challenge at the Craft Barn this week is one word...HOME!!

Here is my New Home card....decoupage fairy castle!!! They do say that an Englishman's home is his castle!!

The challenge closes 12th April...so must get your skates on to enter!!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Faces From The Past

I found this very old photo - circa 1955!!! The journaling reads -'Where are they now?  Who are they? We were friends 60 years ago!'
I don't know who took the photo but it is obviously us kids playing out in the street!!!!!  No-one plays out in the street any more!!!!!

I used the sketch from Sketchabilities - 135....
The challenges closes 29th March so have to get your skates on to enter!!

I am also entering the challenge at Tando - Anything Goes. I recently bought some of their mini arrows....used two on this layout....love them!!!  
The challenges at Tando....a different one each week.....close at the end of the month so still time to scrap!!

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