Sunday, 31 August 2014

By the Sea card

Good evening friends/bloggers, I hope you all had
a good day today.I am late with my 'LIM' card as
we were on babysitting duties today.
A tiring day but also a very enjoyable one also :)
Lana is crawling now so I was kept very busy lol.
Anyway here it is, I just had time to finish it and 
get it photographed this evening. I am using my
new watercolour card too.
The theme this time is..... 
"We have another song theme which this time is... 
I do like to be beside the seaside!
Anything with a reference to the sea or the
 beach or things nautical will be fine as long as 
your creation is Clean and Simple!"
 Just a few layers of Distress ink to resemble the sea
 ( I hope) and a bit of added twine and stamping.
Loving the blues, makes a change from pink for me 
anyway lol :)
 The  seahorse and sequins just added a bit of 
interest too  I think. Hope it qualifies as CAS
 enough for LIM.
Hmm don't look at the card edge .In my haste I 
forgot to flatten the watercolour card before
 I attached it to the base card ooops !
ps.I am hugely pleased to see my lovely friend Dee
 (Darnell) is guest designer this week over at LIM.
 If you  haven't visited her before you are in for a real
 treat......Go visit and get  tea/coffee and biscuits ready
 as you will be there for ages lol.
Just to add I have been truly blown away lately
 with  all the talent of my fabulous crafting friends I see
 on blogs I visit. You are all awesome and I am so 
proud to call you my friends :) hugs V xx
Sea, LIM, blue
White linen card
Watercolour card ( no name)
TH Distress inks
Sentiment Mama Elephant
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Sequins, sea horse from stash
Hemptique hemp cord

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Turquoise flowers card

Good afternoon , I am just popping by to post a quick
card today. 
I am babysitting my beautiful granddaughter
but she is having a nap just now so here is my card.
It's another one for the 'LIM' challenge which is a
sketch this week, see pic below card.
ps. Btw. we went to court and our burglar is pleading 
not guilty, so the case proper starts in Nov for 2 days.
Great judge though, he told his barrister he should think
 about pleading guilty !
Kraft, LIM, turquoise, flowers, CAS
Craft card
Memory Box die ( flowers)
Old Cuttlebug die (sentiment)
TH distress ink
Sequins from stash
Sketch for LIM

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Pink flowers card

Hi everyone, can't believe it's Saturday yet again !
I have another 'Less is More' card to share with 
 It's a sketch this time, I will add it below
 my card. Otherwise as we all know (well most of
 us anyway) the sketch and not my card 
will show up in your feed.
After two failed attempts grrrr, this is what I
 came up with. Ahem...and yes back to my fav
pink colour yet again I fear!
I heat embossed the images in white at first but
 they looked too pale. So I used the TH ink below for
 a deeper colour.
ps. If you want a peek at me and the 'Forest Fest' 
photo's see previous post!
We are in court next week to see our burglar, hope he is
found guilty.......not holding my breath though!

LIM, sketch, pink flowers
White linen card
Hampton Art 'Cling Dandelions' stamp
TH Distress ink 'Picked Raspberry'
Clearly Besotted Sentiment
Glamour dust


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Forest Fest Photo's

Hi everyone, at are the promised photo's 
from the  recent 'Forest Fest' we attended.
It was an after wedding celebration for our
daughter's husbands brother and wife, they were 
married two days earlier.
It was  held at the groom's parents house. The house
 is  in the middle of a forest.... literally, so perfect for
 this celebration.
Btw. it was also the venue for our daughter's wedding
reception 4 years rained so heavily though,
such a shame. The weather was fabulous this time
Still cannot believe all the work Steve and Sarah
put into it all....anyway you will see yourself. They
 wanted  a magical forest celebration.... I think they
 achieved it.
The words I kept hearing from everyone were
"Wow this is just amazing"
Steve built the stage,treehouse,the sweet booths and most 
things you see here and carved lots of  things too,
 even a totem pole!
So here goes.......
The Venue
The Happy Couple ....vintage theme!
The amazing cake!
The cake flavours......tasted so yummy !

The sweetie booths.

These proved very popular, top quality ice creams and cones.
A chocolate fountain, a candy floss machine and a booth
with most sweets you can imagine. Built by Steve and 
put together/decorated/painted by our daughter.
Every single sweet was eaten according to our daughter.
I think all the kids were on a sugar high all day/evening lol !
Lots of children attended and they all had such a great time.
In the evening they all had dayglow sticks and dayglow 
jewellery, quite a sight to behold dashing about.
The Mart Inn...their name is Martin, all the drinks were in here.
I helped to set everything up, about 200 expected....yikes! some camped overnight too.

So much to do and see.
There was croquet....
4x4 bumpy rides in the forest....they had a special track as both Steve and our SIL love it.
A large tree swing.....

Also see the face on the tree above..a few of these around to spot.
Another tree swing....we used loads of ribbon to decorate them
A children's craft area and even a face painting expert...
So much craft stuff, this is only a fraction of it....

Most of us got a rub on tattoo...mine was a small spider :)
Then along the forest trail.....
A tree house....built just for the day.... hammocks were added underneath later too I noticed.
Lots of old keys hanging from branches near the tree house...
A carved totem pole....

A tree den...
Some steam punk stuff  here and there....
A woodland suite... hay bales for a mattress...
A frame for photo's....
A stage built for the live group....
Faces to spot.....
Fairies dotted everywhere.....
More fairies.....esp lots in old trees...
and frogs......

Lots of bird song and frogs sounds set off
 when you entered magical...a child's dream.
Wooden sculputres....
Lots of seating..and another face to spot...
and more seating....
Yummy food...just setting up here... 9 quiches made by the family and so tasty!

Soooo many boxes of these.... and strawberries and fresh fruit for dessert.
Pretty flowers...
Pretty colours too.....and night lights in little 'tents' later on.
The craft area was a big hit, esp. the face painting..
Me and my beautiful daughter...
We had just helped to finish doing the tables and swings,
also putting all the food out etc. Glad of a sit down too.
How my chest looks so near the floor here I do not isn't. My beads have risen up to neck also
for some unknown reason  ...make allowances lol.
The several glasses of  homemade Elderflower champagne
 we were plied with while doing jobs not helping either
..........but lovely !
and one with daddy too :)......
Good fun was had by all.....

The group were just fabulous......all friends of the groom...
They played all night too......
and yet more food at night....
A big bonfire for the evening....kept us all toasty...I sat next to a fireman :)
Then a big screen was put up later and they showed the Star Wars film...
I have been to a few 'do's here now and they always put on a  fabulous
 party. So many multi talented singers/ musicians in the family too,there
 is often a stage and they all do their 'pieces'.
Sometimes its funny  poetry too,we have been amazed by the 
confidence of the children. One  decided to just give an amazing
 speech at our daughter's wedding.It was soo clever and funny...think
 he was about nine!
Sometimes in the evening Steve does fire-eating and swings buckets
 of fire ...oh my! he and his brother ( and our SIL) stand by the
large pond just in case he told us lol.
 So we always feel very excited to attend. So many lovely
 people here...we had such a lot of laughs.
This sums it all up I think .....:)
Everyone just loved it all, and we suggested they do it every year
.......but that didn't go down too well lol ! The bride and groom
and our SIL all work for an events company...I think it shows lol.
So there it is......hope you have enjoyed seeing it all.
.....One last pic, I caught our DD peeking from behind a tree :)

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