Thursday, 7 June 2012

Suzie's 365 photos day 159: roadside

Oh, Suzie, this was a tricky one today - day 159: roadside. It's been raining most of the day and only let up a little while ago, which enabled me to go over to a shop across the road ... but I forgot to take my camera with me.

Then I remembered that I'd taken quite a few photos on Saturday in Eastbourne - taken from the balcony of our hotel room and looking up the road to where the Carnival procession would eventually come into view. You can see the cars and the people along the roadside:


Suzie's 365 photos day 158: reaching up

Yesterday Suzie asked us to show photos for 'reaching up'. I was going to get John to each up to a high shelf, but then I remembered that during a recent 'meet up' with a friend in London we walked through Trafalgar Square and I took a few photos of the bronze statue of a boy on a rocking horse (I really like this), so here he is for day 158:


Suzie's 365 photos day 157: sparkle

I'm a couple of days behind with Suzie's 365 photos, so here is my sparkle for day 157:


A right royal birthday

This card is for the sketch on Stampin' for the weekend 10:

 Once again I've used Papermania Portobello papers - I used up some of the pieces from the previous card, so I'm having fun in the playground at Pixie's crafty snippets 23 (my first visit for quite some time) and also for Waste not Wednesdays (wishcraft) 22.

The light blue piece of paper is Me to you especially for you stamped with some random crowns with an Anna Griffin stamp. The happy birthday stamp on the middle piece of paper is from the PM Portobello Road urban stamp set.

This is another one for Tracy's challenge TTC12 - 06 on CBC forum: fit for a queen.


This is also for:

Daring cardmakers June's colour combo: red, white and blue
Sunday stamper 208: Her majesty
Creative craft: a patriotic colour challenge - red, white, blue
Scrapbook sisters 87: red, white and blue
Craft your days away 46: red, white & blue
One stop craft 185: Queen's diamond jubilee
Crafts4eternity R74: royals
The artistic stamper creative team June: red, white and blue
Sentimental Sundays 105: show me your spots
Craft room: birthday
Pixie dust 130: patterned papers
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Scrap-card challenge 29: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 188: anything goes
Catch the bug June: anything goes
Bunny Zoe 24: anything goes
Make it Monday 92
Inspire me Fridays 61

Queen for a day

Having not done any crafting for a couple of weeks, I'm attempting to get back into the groove today ... but I think my mojo might still be on holiday.

Anyway, here is a simple card following the sketch given for Sketches by Carly 57:


It's not surprising that with all the festivities of the Queen's Jubilee at the weekend that there are a number of challenges featuring red, white and blue, crowns etc. I've used Papermania Portobellow Road papers that were free with Docrafts Creativity magazine and a Cool Britannia 'Queen for a day' stamp that came with the latest Quick Cards magazine (I treated myself on holiday ... and also bought some crafting goodies that I might show later) with the lettering coloured in, a few gems added here and there and a birthday banner.

This is also for Tracy's challenge TTC12 - 06 on CBC forum: fit for a queen.


This is also for:

Daring cardmakers June's colour combo: red, white and blue
Sunday stamper 208: Her majesty
Creative craft: a patriotic colour challenge - red, white, blue
Scrapbook sisters 87: red, white and blue
Sarah Hurley 68: red, white and blue
Polka doodles 22: regal colours diamond jubilee
Craft your days away 46: red, white & blue
One stop craft 185: Queen's diamond jubilee