Monday, 30 July 2012

Dive - 365+1

Stormy Seas - DCC
The obvious dive, is of course Tom Daley, but my first thought was of the dive-bombing swallows, who swoop around our yard catching flies and seeing off any 'intruders'.  When we had our cats, they used to sit in the middle of the yard and the swallows went nuts!

I've scrapped this photo with the very first digital kit I used, it came free from Digital Craft Cottage, a forum which is no longer in existence.  It was there that I really learned how to scrap with a lot of help from the kind members of the forum.  I've recoloured the kit slightly to match the bluish tones of the photo.

This was a layout I made using the kit and an old black and white photo of me on holiday at the beach holding up a piece of seaweed!

 and another one featuring Cambria, California.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Heavy (rain) - 365+1

Tangie Baxter - Sing Sing
A little break from the Olympics as the prompt seemed to me to be so appropriate to the weather. We've had some torrential rain showers over the last two days.  I've had this digi-kit by Tangie Baxter for ages, but never had the chance to use it, I think it fits perfectly!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Rings - 365+1

Dazzling Evening Kit  - New Life Dreams, Union Flag scanned from Simply Homemade Magazine Freebie
It had to be the Olympic Rings!  I thought the opening ceremony was outstanding and stayed up right to the end to see the flame being lit.  I would have loved to be there, but instead had a grandstand seat in my living room and took some photos of the ceremony on tv.  This is the part where the Olympic Flag was carried to the flag pole, you can see the rings on the flag and also at the back of the stadium.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Fire - 365+1

Enjoy the Olympics, the fire is from a real photo, the rest is done by digital magic!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Infinity - 365+1

Stirling Castle is located right in the middle of Scotland sitting high on volcanic rock, you can survey the highlands from one side and the lowlands from the other.  Looking out from the castle you can believe that you are looking into infinity.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

one, two, three - 365+1

Marta Designs - Easter in the Kitchen
This photo is from the kitchens at Stirling Castle, they had some great tableau scenes, very atmospheric.

Monday, 23 July 2012

NIne - 365+1

DSD by Athena - Basics
I'm not very pleased with the people at 3 mobile just now, we moved our network to them a couple of months ago and all was going really well, much better than previous provider.  But since Friday, we have had hardly any signal at all.  They say that they are working on the transmitter, let's hope it is fixed soon!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Matched Pair - 365+1

Sherwood Studio - Thrift
Here is my Matched Pair,  they are a pair of vases that sit either side of our Edwardian tiled fireplace.  Unfortunately, one of them has a piece broken off the top at the back.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Cheese - 365+1

Chouk77 - My funny city
We always have a lot of cheese because my husband works for a dairy company that makes butter and cheese!  Here are some cheese scones ready for the oven.

Airborne - 365+1

Sugarplumpaperie - Cherish the Thought
I can't pretend that I took this photo yesterday, it was actually last year.  However, it is the most airborne photo that I have and I just couldn't see anything today that would do instead. 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Busy - 365+1

Playing catch up again.  Here is my layout for Busy, it features a reproduction tapestries being woven at Stirling Castle.  There were some of the finished tapestries on the wall and they were stunning.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Hero - 365+1

Sherwood Studio - Thrift
I visited Stirling Castle at the weekend and took this picture of the Wallace Monument.  William Wallace was and is a Scottish Hero.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

three day 365 catch-up

Flower 13.07.12

I've been away for the weekend, so am late with my layouts for 356.  As there were three to do, I have kept them very simple.

Motion Blur 14.07.12

Literature 15.07.12
Thank you for visiting, hoping to be back on track for the rest of the week.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Motorised - 365+1

Coppercurls Designs - Funky Brights, Designs by Mozz - Forever
Two or three times a week I travel by train for my work.  When I saw the prompt for motorised I thought about the train.  They make us stand on the platform until they have finished putting up the seat reservations and had their break, so I had a few minutes to take a photo of the TransPennine train tonight. It's a diesel so it is motorised.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Cold and Shiny - 365+1

DSD by Athena - Late Harvest, Connie Prince - Spring is my thing
The sun came out briefly this afternoon and I popped out at lunchtime to have a walk around the grounds where I work.  There is a little rockery garden with a pond.  Despite the brief respite from the rain and a little glimpse of sunshine the water was still COLD and when the light hit it, definitely SHINY.  So two days in one here.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Delicate - 365+1

Romantic Spring - Choubinette & Dydge
The rain is back on again today after giving us a little bit of a break over the weekend, but I have to say that it has been fantastic for the garden with everything growing like mad and bursting into bloom.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Broken - 365+1 and a bonus!

Joyful Heart Designs - Altered Art

I looked around to see what I could find that was broken, there were quite a few things I could have chosen, but the doors on some of the old byres round the farm are in a bad state, so I chose one of those.  We don't use these sheds so they are not a priority for repair, however one day we will have to do something before they fall off altogether!

 This is a little bonus layout. After going round looking for broken things, I took some pictures of the flowers in my garden.  July is the time when most plants in my garden are at their best.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Past Its' Prime - 365+1

Sherwood Studio - Thrift
I had plenty of choice for 'Past its Prime'.  But I chose our old caravan, it belonged to my parents and they gave it to us when they upgrade to one with heating and a shower!  We used it for a few years for holidays, but it was getting elderly and as we started to venture further afield with the boys, it found a resting place in the yard and became a sort of loft!  Every now and then I go through the things that are in there and send some to the charity shop and some to the landfill.  It's still watertight and somehow we never really get it emptied.

I am forever grateful to the caravan for storing the best of my boys toys and books.  I am gradually introducing my grandson to the large collection of Duplo, there is a Brio Railway and when he is older, boxes of lego and Playmobil and his Dad's Thomas the Tank Engine railway.  Without the caravan I wouldn't have had space to store these.

So it may be rather grubby, run down and past its prime, but it is still very useful to me.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Modern - 365+1

Coppercurls Designs - Funky Brights
I made this little card, the style is minimalist and modern with little squares that I spray inked some time ago.  A bit of doodling is also a modern card making style. So there is my modern.

Empty- 365+1

DSD by Athena - Late Harvest, Alter Me
An empty bottle is always a sad sight.  Or maybe not, if you are involved in emptying it! I'm on catch up as I didn't have time to post last night.  Hoping to be back soon with today's layout. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Dangerous - 365+1

Connie Prince - Spring is my Thing
No, I haven't been driving a racing car today!  I snapped this picture off the telly - hee hee.  I had just checked the prompt for today when a trailer for the Grand Prix came on TV.  I know F1 is incredibly popular but I just don't get it!  Mind you I am not a fan of sport generally, so not a good judge between one and another.  Not so many drivers are killed now as they were in the 1960's and 70's when I was growing up, but it is still a very dangerous sport.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

DCM - Patterned Paper

This week it's Leo here and I've got a killer of a dare for you,
 'Patterned Paper Mania'
This week your mission if you choose to accept it is to create a card using a minimum of SIX different patterned papers. 
You can use more if you want to but you must use at least six different ones.

It's some time since I did a DCM dare, but I had a card to  make and a pad of Pink Paislee papers, so the six patterned papers really appealed to me. Pop over to the Daring Card Makers blog to join in.

Dirt - 365+1

Studio Sherrie - Kitschy Kitchen

Dirt = Plants.  Here is my courgette plant, which has been loving all the rain and has already provided me with a couple of courgettes with more on the way.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Shadows - 365+1

So Inspired - Inspiration Lane
It's pouring with rain outside, the living room is not very tidy.  So when I looked to see today's prompt and it was shadow, I looked around and couldn't see anything interesting to photograph.  Then I remembered 'Shadows and Light' the fabulous live album from Joni Mitchell.  I bought this on vinyl when it came out in 1980 and replaced it on CD when records were no longer popular.  My husband bought a new record deck a couple of years ago and every now and then we have an evening reliving our vinyl days! 

It's not my favourite Joni Mitchell, that honour goes to 'Miles of Ailes' another live album.  I've seen Joni Mitchell live only once.  Her music is complex, jazzy and interesting, her lyrics are poetry.  Can you tell I'm a fan? 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Not Grumpy - 365+1

Golden Sun - Enchanted Land
Today's prompt was 'Grumpy' but I wasn't feeling grumpy so decided to have a free choice day.  I was making minestrone soup and made a bouquet garni of fresh rosemary, marjoram and thyme tied up with a couple of chive stems.  The thyme has started to flower and looked so pretty that I thought I'd feature this little bouquet. 

A Tussie Mussie is A nosegay, tussie-mussie, or posy/posey/posie is a small flower bouquet, typically given as a gift. They have existed in some form since at least medieval times, when they were carried or worn around the head or bodice.[1]  Wikipedia