Friday, 19 September 2014

Scrapology - September Card Challenge

Linda has set the monthly card challenge on the Scraology blog this month and 'Anything Goes'. Create whatever card you want using whatever supplies you want.

I decided to make a card using one of the images from a Lili of the Valley 'Jack, Patch and Puss' coloured Art Pad. I chose an image of Patch and Puss!

To make my card I used a 5x7 card blank, Karft cardstock, Free paper from Crafts Beautiful Magazine, Foam Giltter Stars from Poundland and some 'Candi' and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I love mixing bought quality craft supplies with freebie and supplies bought from discount stores!

Hope over to Scrapology to see all the team's cards and for full details of the challenge.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt 2014

Over the last few months I've been taking part in the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt. I have to admit I wondered if I would manage to take all 21 photos but yesterday I managed to snap the last one. 

Here's my photos

1. A kite, hot air balloon or blimp (Alternative A)
Husband and son taken on Ferryside Beach, Wales

2. A Garden Gnome
Welsh Rugby Union Gnome 

3. Birds on a Wire
Pigeons close to home

4. A Group of Tourists
Tourists  at the Millennium Coast Park at Llanelli, Wales

5. A Rack of Postcards
Postcards at Tenby, Wales

6. An Urban Street Scene
Hitchin, Hertfordshire

7. A Rural Landscape
Taken on one of our regular dog walks

8. A Tattoo on a Person
One of my husband's two tattoos.

9. A Bakery
Laugharne Bread Shop/Bakery at Tenby, Wales

10. A Photo Bomb
Holiday makers photo bombing a carefully set up photo of my daughter on the beach.

11. A Horn
Fog Horn from the Brixham Trawler 'Zeal' on display at Tenby Museum, Wales.

12. A Bird House (Alternative B)
A trio of bird houses at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.

13. A Sunrise
Sunrise snapped by husband on way to work early one morning

14. A Parade
Arena Parade, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

15. A Juggler
My daughter juggling

16. A Sign in a Language other than English
Sign at the National Wetlands Centre in Llanelli, Wales - English and Welsh

17. A Lamp Post
Lamp Post at Tenby

18. A Water fall
Waterfall at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales

19. A public garden
National Botanic Gardens of Wales

20. A bus with a picture painted on the side
Tour bus near Laugharne Castle, Wales

21. A photograph of me with something representing the season
Me with my very battered and scratched sun glasses - they've had a lot of use this summer. I think i need some new ones!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Scrapology - September Layout Challenge

This month on Scrapology the team have taken inspiration from a lovely layout by Robyn Schaub and we challenge blog readers to also create a layout based on Robyn's layout incorporating three photos. 

For my layout I used three photos taken over five years ago at a local steam fayre when Lara was enjoying the Bungee Trampoline.

I used kraft cardstock for the base and then on top of this I layered a sheet patterned 'sky' paper from October Afternoon's Woodland Park collection. Other patterned paper from Dream Street, Basic Grey and Prima were also used to make the photo mats. The page was embelished with luggage labels, Studio Calico wood veneer butterflies, washi tape, Thickers alphabet stickers and adhesive pearls.

Here is Robyn's beautiful layout  .......

...... and Lynn's sketch.

Do hop over to the Scrapology blog to see all the team's layouts and find all the details of the challenge and the prize on offer.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Summer Holiday Craft - Day 12 (01/09/14)

Summer Craft has been a bit sporadic this last week or so with days spent with friends and family leaving no time for craft.

But today we found time for Lara to do some more sewing using another free magazine sewing kit.

Using the MDF templates she made a hanging dog ornament.

Summer Holiday Craft - Day 11 (27/08/14)

Today Lara did some sewing.

I gave her a 'Quick Stitch Dolly' kit which came free with a copy of Crafts Beautiful magazine a few month ago.

The pieces all came printed on one piece of fabric which just needed cutting out and stitching together.

Lara was quite chuffed that I let her use the sewing machine although she needed to do the finishing off by hand. 

The dress proved too tricky for her though - the pieces wouldn't match up properly so I had to sew it together for her.