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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Bah Humbug! Challenge 37


Don't know why I always seem to be chasing my tail these days, but here at last, is my DT offering for our Bah! Humbug! Challenge 37 - Flourishes and Swirls.
Although it's another simple design using panels of Kanban mirrored foiled card adhered to a black tri-fold card blank, with an embossed panel matted onto black overlapping the fold, the finished result looks kind've good ... in fact I would even go so far as to say they're verging on elegant.

Last year I remember using this same design idea for my Mother-in-Law's personalised Xmas cards, making a batch of gold designs and a batch of silver and they proved to be quite popular, so I may be making some for myself to send this year.
Gold Collection 2010
Silver Collection 2010
Our Guest Designer Barb has Flourishes and Swirls galore on her project this week, so I suggest you take a peek before heading off to make your own fantastic flourishy creation for our challenge HERE
Go on now - run along and see for yourself if you don't believe me and enjoy the remainder of your weekend ... wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Sweet Dreams David xxx

Please spare a kind thought today for the parents, family and friends of
David Christie
whose funeral we are attending this morning. 
He was far too young to be taken at only 21 but unfortunately he lost his battle with cancer last Saturday.
Our sincere condolences go out to all who knew him and loved him.
R.I.P.
  David
xxxx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

9/11 - We Will Never Forget

Thinking of all those who have suffered 
and remembering the heroes of that terrible event.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Bah! Humbug Challenge 36

Whoops ... forgot to take this post out of draft - silly me!
Our challenge at Humbug Hall this week is to use Paper Weaving in our projects, so armed with 2 complimentary sheets of paper from Dovecraft Fancy Pants pack, I cut narrow strips and wove them together.  

Taking a DL card blank and one of the Shapeabilities Nested Pine Trees, I ran them through the Cuttlebug to create an aperture and then placed some of my paper weaving behind it. 


The parcel above the peel off greeting was another section of the woven paper, placed onto the card front with double sided tape with a pretty matching ribbon bow glued on top.  
That left a touch too much white space for my liking, so using up the last remnants of woven paper, I cut the ends at an angle and filled the gap.    JOB DONE and another card for the Christmas box.
Hop over to Humbug Hall to take a gander at the lovely card our Guest Designer Barb created for this challenge where she mastered a new technique beautifully.
Enjoy your weekend ... wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 35

This time last week my daughter was in Dublin competing as part of the U.19's Scotland Squad in her first Junior Ten Pin Bowling Triple Crown.  I'm delighted to say that the team did themselves proud, returning home to Scotland with 35 medals in all!  WHOO HOO!
CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE.  
Naomi is now the proud owner of a silver and a bronze medal - not bad "at all ... at all!" ... and is looking forward to Triple Crown 2012 when Wales will be the host nation and she will hopefully be there with her teammates if selected to join the squad again of course.  Thank you for all the kind messages of support and positive thoughts which helped tremendously I'm sure.
In the meantime ... back to reality and Bah! Humbug! Challenges.  This week we have a brand new Guest Designer in the spotlight at Humbug Hall who has created a beautiful card to tickle your arty-farty tastebuds for our Christmas Sentiment/ Text Challenge.  My offering is somewhat less detailed ... actually it's embarrassingly so ... but hopefully will provide a teeny touch of inspiration for those who're short of time and 'crafting on the run' as I always seem to be these days.
It needs no explanation as there's nothing complicated about sticking stickers onto a blank card which is basically all I did.

It doesn't even qualify as a 'Bish ... Bash ... Bosh!' effort ... but if I get a chance over the weekend then I may make something a little more interesting ... maybe using stamps, ink and paper.   Oooooo'errrrr missus!  That'll be exciting ... well for me anyway LOL!
If you skip over to Humbug Hall then you can check out the other DT ideas and also get a wee peek at this week's crafty prize.  
WHOA!
... steady ... there's no need to push lol!
   See you there xxx