Monday, 7 June 2010

Will I ever learn

So why do I watch TV programmes that I know will make me cry!  If Steve was at home he'd definitely ask me why do I do it.  Sometimes I think it's because I should watch certain things, even if they make me sad and reflective for a bit.  It also makes me realise what a privileged life I lead.
Queen and Country on the BBC Documentary following the Grenadier Guards as they prepare to lead the 2010 Trooping the Colour.  But these men have had precious little time to prepare; as fighting soldiers, they have just spent six months on the front line in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. This is the story of how one and a half thousand men and women join together to create one of the greatest military ceremonies on earth.

So after wiping the tears away (it was a bit more that a misty moment), a little bit of craft therapy was in order.  This first card was inspired by challenges at;
Clean & Simple - sketch challenge
Cupcake Craft Challenge - dazzle us
The papers are Cosmo Cricket and don't you just love the bling from Prima. For me it's very decadent to use all of it on one card!

This second card was inspired by the challenge at:
Twisted Sketches - a sketch challenge with the twist of using yellow
Now I know some people have trouble using yellow but I think it's pretty.
The stamp is from Cute Companions, Play Days set and has been coloured with Copics.  The papers are Cosmo Cricket

And especially for Pat - no food photographs today but I did have butternut squash and sweet potato soup for lunch and yummy vegetable lasagne for my dinner.  Both homemade and low on Syns - see I'm a good girl sometimes :)


Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cucpake Craft with such a dazzling creation ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ginger, what a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "dazzling" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

PatR said...

Love your cards Claire, very pretty.
The food sounds yummy much better than my jacket potato and chicken.

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