Monday 27 August 2012

Window on Paris

This is another entry for this week's Inspiration Avenue ' doorways and windows' - this time a card with a view of Paris through the window - how I wish I was there and able to enjoy looking out on to that scene.

I've used components from the Kanban everyday essentials kit.

This is also for:

Pile it on 35: I spy something with P - Paris!
Fairytale 48: song inspiration - I love Paris in the springtime ...
Cutie pie 25: borders and frames
Victorine 41: brown, white and one other colour - pale blue
Crazy amigo: travel ((I would love to be travelling to Paris)
Waste not Wednesdays 28 (still using up the remains of this Kanban kit)
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party

An interesting doorway

When John and I were in Eastbourne recently we caught the bus to East Dean and had a wander around, stopping for coffee in between. I came across an interesting doorway - I loved the stonework of the wall and the solid wood door, as well as the post where a gate had originally been attached. So when I saw the theme for this week's Inspiration Avenue ' doorways and windows' I knew that I wanted to share this photo:

When I took the photo I thought that perhaps I would be able to use it for one of Suzie's 365 photos ... and it so happens that for Day 240 today it's 'free choice', so I'm linking this for that too.

This is also for Order of the opus gluei 138: me and my camera - celebrating a photo.

Catch up for Suzie's 365 photos

Having had a mammoth catch up recently, the next day my camera broke and, although I was managing to take pictures of my cards with my iPad, I didn't fancy trying to keep up with Suzie's 365 photos using that. I am very fortunate to have a new camera that I'm beginning to get used to (although I admit I ought really to look at the instructions).

So here is my little recent catch up:

Day 235: star - these star punches are very handy:

Day 236: irregular - this napkin is in a heap in an irregular shape - and also it's very 'irregular' to just leave it there on the table after the meal:

Day 237: footwear - comfort nowadays:

Day 238: purple:

Day 239: edible - not as 'norty' as it looks - very low fat yoghurt:

I'll deal with todays Day 240 in a separate post because I want to use the photo for something else as well.

Claret and silver church town

For these cards I've used the stamped and embossed images from the Personal Impressions 'church town' stamp using some claret card and embossing with detail silver. These are what I made before decided to make the black and silver cards instead (you can see them here). I didn't want to discard these even though I wasn't really that happy with them, so I've mounted on to green card blanks and added a dreaded peel off 'Season's greetings' (I have a few of these from years ago - they come in handy sometimes - lol!).

These are for:

Rudolph day August
My time to craft 185: Christmas in August
Willow sketchie: Christmas in August
Challenge up your life 76: Christmas in summer
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Playing in paradise 81: celebrate any holiday
Winter wonderland: red and green should be seen
Craft your passion 125: emboss it
Let's craft and create 52: stamp it
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Craft a scene August: anything in the great outdoors
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
QKR 2: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 21: anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party