Thanks-giving

Hello there

I have a Thanks Giving project here for you today which is the theme over at Love to Create right now.

As I live in the UK we dont really celebrate Thanksgiving here much beyond our harvest festivals which are often in September and early October. I vividly recall singing “we plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land” at school. I loved it! It was always a rousing hymn which all the boys could manage to sing as well because of it’s depth of tone. I also loved it because if we were singing that then I knew we wouldn’t be long before we were singing “In the deep midwinter” which for me signalled Christmas. So the harvest festivals were a symbol of goodness to come, a joyful time of snow, cold winter nights and hot puddings with custard!  It is because of this memory that I chose this digi stamp for this Challenge – the stamp comes from Beccy’s Place (link here) and it is called Quilted Pudding.

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I have coloured it with copics and it is a  flat card -ie no layers or dimensions – I wanted the image to stand for itself and I think it does, although I am going to do this again using different coloured papers and paper piece it!

Please come and join us over at the Love to Create blogspot – http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ we would love to see what you create!

Until next time remember to stamp your place in the world! XXX

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Sentimental moments…..

Hello there again!!!

Yep, back again….This time with my That Craft Place project….This challenge is all about sentiments…..Lisa has created some fabulous new stamps which include some sentiments – this is something I lack in so will be stocking up on all That Craft Place has to offer!!!!    I chose this stamp from That Craft Places’ new ones because it is one I find myself saying quite a lot especially when I hear people say they are bored, or that life has served them up a bowl of lemons lately…Life is what you make it and yes, there are time when you cannot change things that happen but often times…you can. I am a ‘vote with my feet’ kinda gal and if I am not happy with the way things are…I use my feet to change things. That is how we came to move house almost a year ago, we had been having problems with a neighbour over building a house in their garden with main rooms looking into my childrens’ bedrooms – they were putting the sitting rooms on floor one with the bedroom above that even. Everyone in the neighbourhood objected but the council let it pass.  We were so unhappy there after that so I voted with my feet, changed estate agent, made changes in the house, moved half of every room into storage and Voila, my house sold and eight weeks later we arrived at our new home! And yes we are definitely happier…..

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So back to the challenge…I have use Kraft card stock for my base, some cheese cloth, and old Stamping Bella image, some bits of lace, couple of Spellbinders die cuts, lovely soft flowers on a reel and those gorgeous resin flowers are a That Craft Place exclusive!!!  The challenge is Sentiments so why not pick one up from the fabulous selection Lisa has brought out at That Craft Place and join in with us over at That Craft Place Challenge blog?    the link is here.

So…until next time remember to stamp your place in  the world! xxxx

Go On…Inspire me….

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen ……(Drum roll…..)

I am delighted to announce I have been accepted by another design team!!!! Oh Yes I have!!!! The one I have just joined for November is Love to Create and I am thrilled to be here! So on with the creatin’….

The first challenge with Love to Create is a colour challenge….needed to incorporate some lovely autumn colours….so I chose some cool autumn night colours and came up with this using a fabulous digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps (link here )

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The sentiment for this card is one of a set of new ones designed by the lovely Lisa Ditzie Horton for That Craft Place. I used copics pens to colour my image and the ruffle up the side is in fact paper cut through the bigshot using my rosette die from Stampin’ Up and then run through my paper crimper to give it some texture.   I hope that you like this design and feel able to come on over to Love to Create  and take part int he challenge! Look forward to seeing you over there but until next time…remember to stamp your place int he world! xxx

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