Saturday, 27 August 2011

So much to do, so little time

Well, I may not have been blogging this week, but I have certainly kept myself busy.  I've had a week off work and so have been trying (weather permitting) to do things with family - not that the family want to do things with me, but that's just tough!

On Sunday we took the frisbee onto the moors, and had the obligatory ice cream whilst we were there, on Monday we visited Morwelham Quay - this was where they filmed the Edwardian Farm, and I actually got to go in the house that Ruth lived in for the year (well, she probably didn't but that's where all the filming was done), it's a brilliant place and really well worth the visit if you're down our way.  On Tuesday we went to the Cinema to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes - this was an amazing film! the special effects were stunning!  On Wednesday, we rested as DH had done far too much and was suffering quite badly from the previous days outings.

Thursday DD collected her GCSE module results - these are not the final grades but just the grades she has got for the parts she has sat so far (all very confusing nowadays - why can't they stick with one or two exams for each subject in the final year?)  She did really well and I'm very proud of her (B in Chemistry and C's for her other science subjects).

Also on Thursday, I spent the afternoon making my fancy dress outfit for a hen do I'm going to on Sunday - if you're in town on Sunday evening, I'll be the rather large lady dressed in green and purple satin (I'm going as the mad hatter).  Handy being able to sew when you're my size as the off the peg fancy dress outfits would not have fitted particularly well and if I'd tried to wear one I may well have been arrested for indecent exposure (they are all rather on the short side).

This week has also not been without some card making, and indeed today, on my crafty afternoon with Sharon, I managed to make 3 - YES 3! Christmas cards, but I shall blog those another day.  For today I'll just show you the ones I've made during the week.  The first is an unusual card shape that I copied from a magazine - theirs used a Lilli of the Valley stamp, but as I didn't have this, I used a freebie digi stamp that I've had for a while from Dustin Pike - the image has been coloured with my now trusty Spectrum Noirs and I highlighted the armour with Papermania Hot Foils in silver.  The sentiment is from an old set I got from Elzybells ages ago.

The next card was made using last weeks Sketch Saturday sketch (too late to enter it but never mind).  The image was from a freebie set that came with one of my magazines, not my best colouring, or even my favourite card but then they can't all be.  The only thing I was really happy with is the chevrons down the left side, this was made with one of my background stamps from Walzingmouse, and I think it looks really good (shame about the rest of the card!).

The stamping straight onto backing paper idea came in handy with my last card, which is really simple, but I love the colours.  The image is from a Kanban set, which I stamped onto the backing paper using Adirondack lettuce, I wanted the colours to be muted a bit, I then layered the image onto some peach card and then straight onto a Kraft card blank - simples!

Anyway, I'll be back soon with the Christmas cards I made today - in the meantime, Happy crafting!


Tracy said...

loving the cards and WOW a jam packed week, enjoy the hen night!
Tracy xx

Cards by Alison said...

Rachel what a busy week you have had and time for card making too, Love all the cards. Alison xxx