Monday, 26 January 2015

Game of Thrones Birthday Card

You can leave your hat on!
I dare you to use any kind of head gear on your card: party hats, helmets, woolly hats, crowns, fascinators etc.
Thanks for the inspiration Daring Cardmakers!

This is a bit of a cheat of a card, a few stick on crystals, honestly, I know you can hardly see them but they are there, and some gold pen around the edge to frame this image from Game of Thrones, the favourite tv series of my eldest son, whose birthday was at the weekend.  So much for my huge efforts to locate a suitable image (including some headgear) he didn't even recognise it and only 'got' it when he opened his gift, which was a t-shirt from the same programme.  

It doesn't half make you feel old and granny-like when you have no idea about what they are watching, the t-shirt was only right because I consulted my younger son on the details!

Monday, 19 January 2015

January Blues

It's Blue Monday today according to many of the media pundits, when we are all supposed to be at our lowest ebb after Christmas.  Over at Daring Cardmakers, they are having the January Blues too, but in a much nicer way - as a prompt or dare for a card design.

January Blues

You are free to use the title however you want; it could be a "just to cheer you up" or "sorry to hear you're feeling blue" card,  a card with shades of blue as the main colour, or something else inspired by the heading.  Lets chase the January Blues away with some quality time spent getting creative!

This simple card is made with a couple of free papers from Simply Homemade magazine (not recent), a butterfly image from a pad of images I've also had so long that the front page has gone, so I know not from where it came, a ribbon from my ribbon box and a Papermaze greeting.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Elemental Inspiration for Daring Cardmakers

It's been a long time since I made a card, but I saw the Elemental Inspiration challenge come up on the Daring Cardmakers Facebook page and I just loved the inspiration piece so decided to see if I can restart my crafting mojo!

I'm not entirely pleased with this card, however it does meet the criteria for the challenge which is to include elements from the original inspiration, pop over the the site to see the original.  Here are the elements I used:

Vintage woman image
Vertical lines

I haven't made any resolutions this year, but I would like to do a little more crafting, so this is a good place to start.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

My World - in a box

The Lucky 7s theme this week is My World.  Well, some of my world went into storage this week, packed up in boxes into a hired van.  We have dry rot in our kitchen walls and the bedroom above and the work starts tomorrow to take our my lovely kitchen (only put in 3 years ago) take down the ceiling and treat the dry rot, then it all has to be rebuilt. 

We've known about it since October but the work starts next week, so it's been rather busy with packing and organising over the last month.  I'll keep you posted as the work progresses.

Monday, 6 January 2014


Feeling rather virtuous as I went to the gym after work!  As I was packing up my stuff to come away I realised that there were lots of colours, so perfect for the prompt.  There was no one around so I snapped this with my phone.

Friday, 3 January 2014

As one challenge ends...

Another begins!  Lucky Snapping in 2013 has finished but KathiJo, one of the contributors to Lucky Snapping is carrying on with photo prompts and I am going to try to do at least one each week.  Now it's Friday already and I haven't managed a single one - not a good omen!

As it's a funny sort of week we are starting on Wednesday.

Your word for this week will be : Resolutions 
with added daily prompts : 

    • Wednesday : Food
    • Thursday : Drink
    • Friday : Clothes
    • Saturday : Travel
    • Sunday : Family 

I don't do resolutions so here are my first three daily prompts:

Hope everyone is staying safe in the storms, it's wild, wet and windy here.

Monday, 2 December 2013

The final view - Lucky Snapping in 2013

And so we come to the end of a year of 'The View' at Lucky Snapping in 2013.  In many ways the view doesn't change very much, we were just commenting on how green the grass is in December. Let's see just how the View has changed.

January 2013

February 2013
March 2013

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013
July 2013
August 2013
September 2013
October 2013
November 2013

December 2013
Thank you for staying with me through the year and watching my view change through the seasons.