Our village church in the mist

Our village church in the mist

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Gale force winds



After a lot of rain last night we awoke to a bright, mild sunny day, with a nice drying wind, so I thought I'd put some washing out, which I've not been able to do for a while.  Well, not long after the wind really picked up, I checked once to make sure everything was still on the line, which it was, but soon afterwards my husband called upstairs to tell me the line post had broken and all the washing was on the very soggy lawn !! He put a new post in, and the washing wasn't too badly damaged, but isn't that just typical !

Anyway, above is a card I made recently for a challenge, using a DigiStamp Dreams image coloured in with Promarkers.  Hope you like it :o)

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Two more challenge entry cards

Here are a couple more cards I entered into challenges on the Trimcraft forum.. I've found these challenges very helpful in giving me an incentive to use my crafty stash and keep my mojo going, and am making an effort to take part in more challenges.  These cards are using papers from Making Cards Vintage Special (peach and orange easel card) and Hunkydory First Bloom papers (floral card).

My winning cards from theTrimcraft Forum challenges



Snowy January days 2013


Happy New Year !

Well, I thought we might get away with no snow this year but no such luck, it started to fall mid January and as one lot was clearing we got another lot, overall about 10 inches I reckon.  Lovely to look at, but very messy and icy after a while.  We bought a big bag of salt just incase and it came in handy !  I was in and out feeding the birds who were struggling to find food, and the cats kept running out and having a play in it !  It's all gone now after a lot of rain the other night, lots of water everywhere now in the fields, the ground is so wet there's nowhere for it to go.  It's raining again now, very fine drizzle and mist.  Still at least the nights are drawing out and we are on the right side of things, roll on spring !

The view from our field

The view from our field

Decoupage Delights

Decoupage Delights

Moonflower

Moonflower

Faery Ink

Faery Ink

Lunagirl

Lunagirl

Digital Scrapworld

Digital Scrapworld

Nikki Burnette

Nikki Burnette

Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread

Julia Spiri Designs

Julia Spiri Designs

Paper Nest Dolls

Paper Nest Dolls

Polkadoodles

Polkadoodles

Sweet pea Designs

Sweet pea Designs

The East Wind

The East Wind

Lacy Sunshine

Lacy Sunshine

Art by Miran

Art by Miran

The Paper Shelter

The Paper Shelter

Toni Arthur logo

Toni Arthur logo

Monogram

Monogram

Tribe quote

Tribe quote

Vince

Vince

Great Challenges to be found here !

Great Challenges to be found here !

Shades

Shades

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Lazy

Lazy

Ditzie Designs logo

Ditzie Designs  logo

KKK Christmas decoration badge

KKK Christmas decoration badge

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

Trimmies Rule !

My card featured on Little Claires Blog

My card featured on Little Claires Blog
Mr Darcys Christmas Post !

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog
Embossed and distressed !

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one
One for the cattery

More cute kitties

More cute kitties

Non-pyramage pyramage !

Non-pyramage pyramage !
What a cutie this little chap is !

Patchwork Kingdom rocker card

Patchwork Kingdom  rocker card
Made for Mollie on her first day at secondary school

My first shaker card

My first shaker card

A little book I made at a workshop !

A little book I made at a workshop !

Adjustable photo frames

Adjustable photo frames
Made using one sheet of 12 x 12 paper, some brads and a piece of ribbon