Monday, 28 July 2014

Tour de Chook! ...

Hello There

Has anyone been watching all the sports of the Commonwealth or Tour de France recently?  Now as most of you may be able to tell, I am not a real sporty kinda gal, but I have been especially enjoying all the good nature and thrills of the Commonwealth Games.  Aren't the Home Nations doing so well?  And as for Erraid...isn't she just a doll?  Well done.  She is a star in the making!

I thought I would share some cycling cards with you.  You may recall that I made a pink cycling card for a friend to send to her friend recently.  Well the recipient's birthday was last week and she was thrilled by the card I made, so much so that she told the sender not to buy any more cards, but that she was just going to get this one out every year!  Awww bless!

I made some alternative versions to have in hand too...

Don't you just love the washi tape I have used?  It is a NBUS having seen it in a local branch of Wilkinson and fell in love with it.  

The papers and brads are VOs and some bits are Snippets so I off to whizz this over to the Snippets Playground.  The stamp is Penny Black of course, the stamped banners and the "ribbon" as well as the embossing folder are all SU.  All coloured in with Copics.

Thanks for calling by.  I shall give someone a push on the swings if you fancy!

Hettie  

Friday, 25 July 2014

Rudolph Day in July...Already!!!!!!

Hello there Peeps

It is 25th of July and so time for Rudolph Day with my mate Sandra.  This month seems to have come round sooo quick...or is it me?

Without further ado here are my cards...

I used a piece of stripey DCWV paper for the backround which I found loitering in the Christmas Snippets basket, some red bazzill, a little snippet of silver card and then topped with a stamping of my NBUS Penny Black stamp that a Special Friend bought me for my birthday last month!  I coloured it in with Copics..

And some more...

I stamped the image twice, once onto white card and again on the VOS background paper.  The stampings on white card I coloured in with Copics again, cut them out and then using the stamping on the background paper, I adhered them using foam pads.  The turquoise glitter card which I used to cut the MB music and Sizzix corners is the last of the K&Co paper I had.  Such a shame as it cut beautifully.  The bronze glitter is another make, but again Snippets.  The little rosettes are also K& Co which are all gone now.  A little doodling round the edge and hey presto four more cards in the tin.

So.  You know what you need to do now don't you?  Leave a comment in the box below then go and make two Christmas cards and join in with the Rudolph Day Challenge and if you use Snippets you get to join in with the Snippets Playground.  We have a virtual playground and a little smallholding with chickens.  Oh yes and a pond!

I am also going to join in with Craftyhazelnut's Anything Goes! 

One more thing...to the Special person who bought me this stamp...Thank You once again!  You know me so well that I would like a Christmas stamp for my birthday in June!

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for popping over.

Hettie


Friday Funny

An elderly man on a Moped, looking about 100 years old, pulls up next to a doctor at the stop light. The old man looks over at the sleek shiny car and asks, 'What kind of car ya got there, sonny?

The doctor replies, 'A Ferrari GTO. It cost half a million pounds!

''That's a lot of money,' says the old man. 'Why does it cost so much?''

"Because this car can do up to 320 miles an hour!' states the doctor proudly.

The Moped driver asks, 'Mind if I take a look inside?'

'No problem,' replies the doctor.

So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around.

Then, sitting back on his Moped, the old man says, 'That's a pretty nice car, all right... But I'll stick with my Moped!'

Just then the light changes, so the doctor decides to show the old man just what his car can do.  He floors it, and within 30 seconds the speedometer reads 160 mph.

Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror.

It seems to be getting closer!

He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly WHOOOOSSSHHH !

Something whips by him going much faster!

'What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari ?' the doctor asks himself.

He presses harder on the accelerator And takes the Ferrari up to 250 mph. Then, up ahead of him, He sees that it's the old man on the Moped!

Amazed that the Moped could pass his Ferrari, he gives it more gas and passes the Moped at 275 mph and he's feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him AGAIN!

Astounded by the speed of this old guy.He floors the gas pedal and takes the Ferrari all the way up to 320 mph. Not ten seconds later, he sees the Moped bearing down on him again! 
The Ferrari is flat out, and there's nothing he can do!

Suddenly, the Moped plows into the back of his Ferrari, demolishing the rear end.

The doctor stops and jumps out and unbelievably the old man is still alive.

He runs up to the banged-up old guy and says, 'I'm a doctor.... Is there anything I can do for you?'

The old man whispers, 
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'Unhook my suspenders from your side view mirror!'


As usual I am linking this up with Annie for her Friday Smiles!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Scrapbook Tuesday...Tea on Tuesday...T is for CwTch!

Hello there!

We have another bootiful day here in South Wales with temperatures very warm and sticky.  I spent a few hours this morning at the hospital where it was too hot in that waiting room.  Never mind ey!

Today is Tuesday and today I have a scrapbook layout to share with you along with my cuppa.  It is Elizabeth and Bleubeard's Tea on Tuesday today too.  I now have good 'ole Glengettie!  Our local Waitrose hasn't had any for a week or so and I had to revert to some alternative tea but yesterday Hubby managed to snaffle some Glengettie.  Phew!  The last stuff was not good!


It has been a little while since I have shared a scrapbook page mainly as I have been doing some sewing as well as making a journal for our upcoming trip later this year.  I will share that with you just as soon as I finish it.  I decided after spending most of Saturday at my friend's playing with the journal that I could have a change and do a layout...


I just love this photo.  It is my nephew and his wife and their lovely little boy...my first Great-Nephew who was born earlier this year.  The photo was taken by my nephew's other God Mother who is a photographer and when he shared it on Facebook I just couldn't resist downloading it.  

Here is my cup and some close ups of the elements on my page.  The papers are a mix of Kaisercraft (one of my favourites), Cordinations, K&Co and some Snippets.  Snippets being the tag above the photo, the rosette, the tag to the right of the photo and the tag behind the photo.  The creamy piece at the bottom of the photo with the sentiment on is the last of a well used and well loved K&Co pad.  Doubt I will be able to replace that one!
That rosette has been sat in my Tin of Shame for a little while.  I wanted to pick some of the yellow in the paper so I masked the photo with some, a yellow button and the rosette.    The written sentiment was typed and printed on my puter.
I used a mix of Tim Holtz and Hero Arts stamps and Brushed Corduroy DI.  You may just see two small pins in the tag and the buttons are from a mix of pots.  I just rummaged through until I found what I wanted.  The brad is ancient too and I no longer remember where it came from.
That Love is ancient but yet NBUS. 

So there you have it.  I text this layout over to my nephew and got a thumbs up, so I know he approves. Now I am going to link up with Tea on Tuesday and the Snippets Playground.  Feel free to join us with your cuppa or snippets.  Thank you for calling by.

Hettie




Sunday, 20 July 2014

London Calling...Chickens on Guard!

Hello there
Hasn't it been a very mixed weekend weatherwise but I hope you had a good 'un. I went to my Buddy's house yesterday for a day of fun and scrapping.  I took my journal and managed to finish all the pages. Now I need to make the covers and put it all together.  Watch this space...

A Special Friend of mine had a birthday recently and now I know her card has arrived safely I can now share it with you...

My friend lives in the US but she does like all things British so when I was rummaging through my drawers looking for an idea to make her card an idea was born and this is what I came up with.

First I used an X Cut die to cut out the frame.  I then stamped my Penny Black stamp and coloured it with Copics and water colour pencils.  Underneath the sentry box I stamped the AO Look Right.  Then I stamped the AO clock and swiped over with some gold wax.  Then onto the telephone box, stamped on a separate snippet of card and then coloured with Copics. The flags were once part of some paper chain that I bought for the Diamond Jubilee

I am taking this down to the Snippets Playground as there are a few Snippety bits on here, as well as sharing it with Penny Black as they are looking for punches and die cuts.  Why not dig out some snippets and come down to the Playground?

I hope you have a great week.  Whatever you do, don't forget the sun cream!

Hettie


Friday, 18 July 2014

Friday Funny

Seniors Travel be aware!
 
A Travel Agent looked up from his desk to see an old lady and an old gentleman peering in the shop window at the posters showing the glamorous destinations around the world. 
 
The agent had a good week and the dejected couple looking in the window gave him a rare feeling of generosity.  He called them into his shop, 'I know that on your pension you could never hope to have a holiday, so I am sending you off to a fabulous resort at my expense, and I won't take no for an answer.'

He took them inside and asked his secretary to write two flight tickets and book a room in a five star hotel.

Then, as can be expected, they gladly accepted, and were off!
 
About a month later the little old lady came in to his shop.

'And how did you like your holiday?' he asked eagerly.
 
'The flight was exciting and the room was lovely,' she said.

'I've come to thank you, but one thing puzzled me.

"Who was that old bugger I had to share the room with?"




ACTUALLY, SOME OF US ASK THE SAME QUESTION EVERY MORNING..... !


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Tea on Tuesday...Shhhh! Don't tell Bleubeard I am laTe!!

Hello there!

I hope you are all having a lovely day today.  I am late joining in on Tea on Tuesday with Elizabeth tonight but never mine ey!  I have a special new cup tonight too...

Don't you just love that cup?  I know I do.  It has a "lock" facility on it so that if you knock it over it doesn't spill and also as it has a lid on it I don't get any more of those little squares floating in the top of my tea.  You know exactly what I mean don't you?!!


For any of you who have visited my blog round about now in previous years, you will know that I usually make some sort of sewing/quilting gift for our Quilting Group's Annual Summer Lunch.  This year I decided I would upcycle a Christmas gift box which I bought some time ago but have never got round to using (on account that I usually forget where they are at the crucial time!). 

A little close up to show you what I have done.  The mannekin, button and spools are TH die cuts which I used some chipboard from the back of a book, inked with Walnut Stain DI and then smooshed over with Treasure Gold Wax. I die cut some honeycomb and adhered that on to the mannekin.  Whilst that was drying I cut a piece of cream cardstock and stamped it with TH, Papermania, and two unknown stamps (some of them NBUS!).  I then took some Snippets of cream cardstock and inked the tiny scissors and spool stamp that you can see.     I then gathered up some embellies including the Rosette (from the Snippets tin), peg, buttons, tatted lace (my Mum) a bit of lace, an old tape measure, the last snippet of the netting and some buttons.  I just basically fiddled with them until I was happy.
And here is the inside of the lid.  Again I stamped a piece of cream card to make a background and then added a stamping of a House Mouse and some embellies.  The "Hand Stitched" label was from a label on a journal I received at Christmas.  I just tucked it in to hide the word "journal"!  All the paper lace was retrieved from my Snippets tin and all ribbon used other than the tape ribbon round the outside was all from the Snippets basket.  

And here is round the outside.  I hate to think how long I have had some of the bits I have used for this box.  Some are VVOS!   I have stamped around the top of the box.  I was a bit worried because the ink wasn't drying particularly quickly and it had smudged and I was thinking of covering it, but actually I like it like that.

Right that is enough waffle from me tonight.  Off to see Elizabeth and the other Tea on Tuesday group to see what is occuring.  I am also taking this down to the Snippets Playground. Not sure I could have made this box without using Snippets!

Edit:  Elizabeth asked us last week to go back to our favourite post. I have chosen THIS one as it was one whereby I shared a glass of vino!  Somehow Elizabeth seemed to know I would be the first to share wine!   It also shares the poem that was written at a journal class I had attended...

So Cheers everyone!

Before I go I just want to say Hi and Thanks to my new followers.  It is lovely to see you.

See ya round and thanks for visiting.

Hettie