Saturday, 6 March 2010

Didn't we have a lovely time...............

the day we went to Folkstone!

Afternoon folks!

Well, I have a few things to share with you today.

The first is the finished W.I.P that was on my desk for ‘What’s on your Work Desk Wednesday’ earlier in the week.
It’s a page for my Heritage Album and blog Family Footprints in the Sands of Time and it’s certainly been a long time coming because the last page I did for it was back in October last year. I'm probably averaging one LO a year, which really isn’t good but at least I eventually made myself sit down and have another go.

I came across this fantastic photo of my Nan and Granddad (Dad’s parents) and my Great Aunt Emily (Left as you look at the photo) which was taken by my dad when he meet them off the coach as it arrived back in London after a day trip to Folkstone, in Kent.

The Daisy D’s papers that I had were just crying out to be used on this LO and the whirligigs that are all over it evoke memories of my own childhood trips to the seaside.

12 x 12 Patterned Papers – K & Co Classic Designer Papers Pad
8 x 8 Patterned Paper – Daisy D’s Chasing Butterflies Pad
Inks –Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door)
Dies – Sizzlits Alphabet (Nouveau)
Brads – Basic Grey
Glossy Accents – Ranger (Clear)

Other Stash Bits
Plain Red Card
Red Cord
i-top brad covered with Daisy D’s paper
Fine Black pen for hand journaling
Computer and Printer for word tiles

The next thing I have to show you was also mentioned on Wednesday.

You may have read that I won some Blog Candy from the amazingly talented Nicky; well it arrived this morning along the gorgeous card that she had shown on her blog.

Just look at all this gorgeousness!


I'v said to Nicki that if I can turn out anything that looks half as good as her card I’m going to be over the moon, so watch this space in the near future to see if I manage it. Mind you, it may be a little while because I need to get some more Kling-On or something for the back.

Thanks again Nicky, I still can’t believe that I won.

Lastly I have a little acquisition to show you that I acquired this morning.

I don’t know about you but whenever I’m out I keep an eye open for things that might make good storage in my craft room. Well, this morning while I was out I popped into the new Robert Dyas shop that has opened in our High Road. I love shops like that, lots of kitchen nick knacks and garden bits....a real treasure trove and as I was walking round I came across a stand full of these Antony Worrall Spice Racks.

They were marked down from £29.99 to £14.99 as the managers special offer......too good to miss if you ask me!

I can just see it sitting on the shelf in my room with all the little jars filled with flowers, buttons and lots of little colourful things but first I either have to do loads of cooking to use up the spices or find something to decant them into.......wish me luck!


Lythan said...

What an adorable layout Sue. I love the banner and the windmill - so cute! And I might just have to have a play with those stamps next time we get together :)

Angie said...

That FH LO is totally every inch of it. When I saw the bits for it on your desk I knew it was going to be good as all the things were sympathetic to the photo. You surpassed your self with this.

Kaz said...

Found the post!! Wow that's a bargain, his stuff isn't cheap.

Kathy E. said...

I have just found your blog and what a treat it has been. Please, how did you create the iris flowers on that lovely sympathy card? I think it is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen in quite some time.
Thank you for sharing your talent

SueH said...

Hi Kathy,
There doesn’t appear to be anywhere to reply to you so I’ll do it here in the hope you call back to see.

Thanks for your lovely comments about my blog. Unfortunately there’s not much creativity going on just now, hence no recent blog entries, because I have some sad family things going on at the moment.

I’m pleased that you liked the Sympathy card.
It was actually very easy to make, just two Penny Black stamped images of the Iris that have been coloured with Marvy Le Plume pens, the petals of one decoupaged on top of the other and then just finished off with some diamond glaze over the top….it couldn’t be simpler.

Thanks again for dropping by