Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Thank you cards

Still on the pumpkin theme I wanted to thank my family for making the Pumpkin Party special so made and sent these cards this morning.
 The bat stamp is paper smoochie one and the pumpkin is an imaginesence one (I think) both were coloured with Copic Sketch markers.

I've also wanted to photograph my pumpkin and show you close up the lovely texture on the skin it has.

Don't worry I promise my blog won't be overrun with pumpkins for too long. haha.

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Monday, 28 October 2013

Pumpkin news!

Well at last half term is here yippee!!!!!

And alot has happened since I last blogged.  I have been extremely busy with work and at home getting things ready for the Great Pumpkin Party that took place on Saturday.

Much jollification was had by all members of the family which ages from 17 - 85  :) and everyone came in fancy dress.  Even my parents of 81 and 85 dressed up tee hee.

This is what we were all aiming to win - a trophy supplied by my parents (as their seeds didn't germinate and they wanted to play along).

Before the party started I cut my pumpkin and left him in the garden (you can see him on the table outside) and got into my costume.  Of course, I came as a pumpkin hahaha, what else?  

When everyone had arrived all "us" pumpkins posed for photos.  Even Prunella who had just come from the Beauticians.

Then it was down to the serious bit. . . . . the all important weighing.  Head of the family (My Dad) took control and with trusty bathroom scales began the task of judging the fruits of our labours.

Here is my pumpkin on the scales and you can just see that the scales read 5kg.  Wow what a whopper.  My witchy sister is taking down the scores, very official don't you know.  

Of course even Prunella had to jump on the scales but had to take her wig off as that would have been cheating. :) The Head Judge was very gentle with her.  

After much tea and decision making (well shouting banter actually) the winner was announced. . . . . . . . .  

As there were two pumpkins with the same weight mine and my neice's I decided to let her have the trophy but secretly (inside where it counts)  -  I know I won!!!!

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Monday, 14 October 2013

Put out the flags . . .

I have managed to do another Daring Cardmakers Challenge, phew! two in a row.

This time the challenge was to use Birthday bunting or banners.  I went for the bunting.  I do find it so cheerful.

The card is for my neice's birthday in a few days time so I had better get it in the post.

I also wanted to show you my finished Christmas jumper.

I'm really pleased with how it came out and I'm now looking to knit another one.  Just have to find a pattern I like.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

DCM Birthday


The Daring Cardmakers are celebrating their 7th birthday this month and are giving away prizes with their challenges.

This week's challenge is to use this photo for colour inspiration.

I do love a birthday and wanted to join in with the Daring Cardmakers celebrations so I made this card. 

Hopefully you too will think it fits the bill.  

Thanks for stopping by and go and visit the Daring Cardmakers you won't be sorry you did their work is very inspiring.