Sunday, 11 July 2010

Oh Bullocks!

A first I thought it was Groundhog Day as today started the same as yesterday with a bacon buttie and coffee in bed - not that I'm complaining.  Then I decided it was time to do my homework before anything else.  Not that my homework is a bad thing as it's another magazine article and all I can tell you is that I'm covered in gold leaf!
Today's adventure (other than gold leaf) was a 4 mile walk up at Broadbottom.  I'm loving discovering my local area on foot there's so much to see.  Today I found the dye vats, that were once used to bleach and dye cloth.  How cool is it to find some thing from 1800 on a local walk.

Me on my merry way.

Not so cool was finding some cows blocking the footpath!  As you can see from the photos I did manage to get past them after we had a little chat!

Blocking the path

The cow and I having a chat about them being in the way.

Where the little cow on the left is, is the stile I'd just come over!  Thank you cows.

So back home and a little crafting to relax after my adventure.  I made a few bits including this frame full of flowers.  This was inspired by the Tuesday Trigger at  Moxie Fab World.  I have to admit when I first saw this trigger it intimidated me slightly but intrigued me too and I felt the need to be challenged by it and I was and love what I eventually came out with.

Here's the trigger

Here's my frame full of flowers.  The whole thing is made with plain card and just 2 flower rubberstamps from a set by Paperartsy, plus one box frame and a white rub-on.  Don't you just love it when a plan comes together.
Apologies for the quality of the photo but as the flowers are behind glass it was a tough one to get a picture of.

Next up is a card made with bits left over from my gold leafing projects and my lovely little Slice machine and was inspired by challenges at:
Allsorts Challenge - July Love - not a huge heart but 5 little hearts all wrapped up in love
Twisted Sketches - Sketch 15 with a twist of frames - I turned the sketch 90 degrees and framed my images in gold.
Colour Create - baby pink, peach and black - I know added a bit of gold but the other colours were my base.

Another fabulous weekend.  I love my life.


Shirley said...

love your work xxx

GlitteryKatie said...

Beautiful Work Ginge!
Cool about those Dye vats!

Mummylade said...

though five small ones they are still the focal point =). It's a lovely card. Thank you for joining the Allsorts summer love challenge, good luck.

Boo said...

Oooh love that trigger Ginge - it fair took my eye - your rendition is terrific and love the white writing on the black frame. Interesting about the bleach/dye vats. You're still going on your adventures of discovery? Your journals must be bulging!! Boo xxx

tea_bag said...

Wow amazing Clare I just love that frame now we need to do one of those Its just so yummy and would make a fab gift and look so good in my home as well I love that discovered something so amzing on your walk Loving all your photos hugs alma xx

Sharon said...

I just love this card, the layout is great and the colours you've used are so soft and pretty. Nice touch of gold too!

Thanks for joining Colour Create Challenge this fortnight.

Sharon x

Sue said...

Be careful with my maiden name there missis! ;)

Cari said...

Love the gold frames...thanks for playing with us at Twisted Sketches!

Sylvia said...

I really like your take on the Trigger!

Dawn: The Inked Stamper said...

Love your card! And you have to be one of the happiest bloggers ever! Thanks for playing Twisted Sketches!

Di said...

Beautiful Love all the hearts!
Thanks for joining Colour Create
Hugs Di xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card love the sugary colour ...

Thanks for playing the summer love challenge at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Cath said...

Hey Ginger! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

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