Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge & Sketch & Stash Challenge 40

The challenge at Cupcake Craft this week is "Cats & Dogs". This gave me the opportunity to use my Mo Manning digital image called Bismark, and to make my first christmas card. I also used the sketch at this weeks Sketch and Stash Challenge 40. The papers I used were Hot off the Press christmas papers that I've had for ages. I also had a go at using my Bow Easy. The bow hasn't come out too bad, but I think I need some more practice. I used glamour dust to decorate his hat, and stickles on his scarf, and decoupaged the ribbon on his bone not that you can see it. Wish the picture had come out a bit better but with all this rain we're having, and it was actually thundering & lightening while I was trying to take this photo.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar Sending Donkey Smiles & Friday Sketchers #110

The challenge at a Spoonful of Sugar is to send Michelle Oatman get well wishes. Michelle had an accident on her farm while tending her beautiful donkeys. Unfortunately this accident has left her with the loss of her right eye. Whimsy stamps have created a donkey freebie for us to use to send our wishes. The sketch at Friday Sketchers helped me to create the card. The papers used were Craftwork Cards Blossom Paper and the sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set.

Monday, 12 July 2010

The Good Life

Who remembers "The Good Life", the BBC Sitcom about Tom and Barbara who decided to leave the rat race and become self sufficient. Well we definitely aren't Tom and Barbara, and unfortunately we have got no chance of leaving the rat race (I wish our numbers would come up on the Lottery lol), but we have decided to use up an area of our new garden, and create our own little Good Life. We are so pleased with the results. We are growing mixed salad leaves, summer cabbage, potatoes, onions, strawberries, sweetcorn (but that's not growing very well), savoy cabbages and last but not least we were given a cucumber plant and its amazing watching the cucumbers growing and getting larger and larger. The Good Life eat your heart out.