Sunday, August 9, 2009

What a bad blogger!

Hi everyone. I feel like I haven't been around for such a long time - what a bad blogger I am. I've been visiting your blogs and having a good look around but I haven't had time to make anything myself, we've been so busy visiting old castles and such like. We've even been camping this week - I haven't done that since I was in the girl guides! We've had a very nice week. The sun has been blazing down and we've been out and about every day and not getting in until late in the evening. Debbi (have a look at her blog - her stuff's lovely) gave me a tip to visit Dunnottar castle in Stonehaven. Well, our Jack's eyes nearly popped out of his head when he saw it. It looks like it's on a cliff in the middle of the sea but actually you have to go down 180 steps (believe me, I counted on the way back!) along a path and then up some more steps at the other side to get into it. The only other entrance is from the sea so it was a real fortress. The weather was great and the view from the castle was absolutely incredible - the sea was so clear. Who needs to go abroad when we've got places like this on our own doorstep? Jack asked the guy at the desk whether he had to climb up and down all those steps every day to get to his work! We've done loads of castles and stuff this last fortnight and the staff have been brilliant with the kids, the man at Blackness Castle was absolutely fabulous with Jack and Steven. Back to the grindstone tomorrow but I'm off again in September. We're off to Scarborough for a few days then and that's it until Christmas.

Onto the card. I'm not sure about this one, there seems to be something not quite right about it and I may have to change something before I part with it. I had done the pirate card for our Jack for his birthday but in his usual inimitable fashion, he "just happened to come across it, Gran", so I've had to make another one. I would have liked to have put the image on a mount but the horse is huge so I've cut it out instead and used foam pads to make it stand out. I found Charlie didn't look right when I masked him so I lopped his leg off and stuck him on the horse. Hope it doesn't just look like he's a bit legless! I can enter this for 3 challenges:

Papertake Weekly: Seasons - anything to do with seasons, colours, reminders etc. My favourite autumn colours are in here, reds and golds and browns, so that should be fine.
Allsorts: Vintage - I'm not sure if this qualifies but it's a medieval theme and it is "all sorts" so I'm going to stick it in and see what they say.
Crafty Challenges: Buttons - it definitely qualifies for this because the little castle and dragon are buttons

I wanted to enter the Whiff of Joy challenge because they are both WOJ stamps but I couldn't follow the sketch, the horse is too big. Never mind.

Images: WOJ - Horse and Knight Charlie
DPs: DCWV - Once Upon A Time - I cut an extra bit of edging and put it on foam pads to make it stand out
Coloured with Water Colour Pencils
Stickles: Silver and Frosted Lace
Corner from stash - embossed with gold embossing powder
Buttons: Craft-time - Dragons

That's it. Don't know how it took me so long!

Thanks for dropping by.



Jules said...

Hi Lynne

Well "knights in shining armour" count as vintage to me!!

You have cut your image out beautifully. I wish I could cut this good.

Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week.

Love Jules xx

Juls said...

just stunning! I love the red, and those metal embelishments are amazing!! especially the little castle!! gorgeous! I love it!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful!! Love the button embellishments, just perfect! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Creations challenge!

Gro said...

Fabulous card, and cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

Dawny P said...

This is just gorgeous - I love the image and those colours :) A fabulous card chick. Thank you for joining us over at PTW. Hugs, Dawny xxxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic card loving the Dp you have used

thanks for joining us at allsorts

Emma xxx

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