Sunday, 31 August 2008

It's Hot! Hot! Hot!

Well, it is warm, but I am actually talking about a LO I have done for a challenge!!! It is called Chillis!This is for a challenge over on the Creativity! Life website. This is the magazine I have been chosen as a scrapbook apprentice for, so I decided I had better warm up by giving their challenges a go! You had to use a sketch, so my interpretation is above! I used various bits and pieces from my Studio Calico Newstand kit as I felt all these colours reflected the hot chillis! They are on sale everywhere in Sorrento! Even marketed as natures Viagra!!! I ask you!!! These hot blooded Italian males????!!!!! The die cut is Pink Paislee Office Lingo and the floral paper is Scenic route. The gathered frill was an edge from a Sassafrass paper. I also used a piece of Hambly ATC acetate, Prima chipboard lettering, Cosmo cricket blackboard which I glossed with Glossy Accents and some gromlets using my new Big Bite! I liked the idea of journaling around the outside edge on the sketch, I would not have thought to do that! Of course I had to add a button or two and a flower! The wood flourish is by Kaiser and was from an earlier Studio Calico kit.

Been a hectic day today! Up and off to the supermarket this morning for the weekly shop, then back and put it away before cracking on with school work!!! Out to town at lunchtime to buy a few resources for my teaching for the new term, this always annoys OH, that we buy our own resources!!!! Then more school work this afternoon before cooking roast lamb and yorkshire puddings in my new IKEA muffin pan! Worked a treat! No sticking at all! I know you are only supposed to have Yorkshire puddings with roast beef, but this is Yorkshire and my two boys would go mad if they did not appear with every roast dinner! Even roast turkey on Christmas day!

Talking of Christmas, I have bought a baking tray today to have a go at making a magnetic advent calendar which I will post on here for you to all have a go at! Maybe not going to get to it in the near future, but the plans are drawn up!!!

Further to my Anna Griffin poem, I have bagged a couple of her Christmas stamps on e Bay today, so feeling a bit better about not buying the set now!! Also bid on a few other crafting goodies, but have sold some of DS2's clothes on there today, so there will be a net gain!!! ( Don't worry I did leave him some to wear!!!)

I have been sneaking some crafting mags too (got one in the supermarket when OH was not looking!) He caught me reading a christmas one from last year in bed last night! Christmas?? In August??? Yep! Need to have a few Rudolph days soon or cards will not be made in time!

Tomorrow is back to school for me, training day! The boys are off to see grandma & grandad with Barney in the car! It seems very weird that DS1 can now drive, but the official proof came yesterday when his proper licence dropped through the letter box!

I have to say, Barney smells delightful today! His 'curliness' has worn off a bit and he is so soft!!! He has vaguely cast a glance my way today, but I think I'm off his christmas card list!! Just off to get an early night, to prepare myself for the day ahead! Meeting after meeting after meeting, after mee......... whoops! nearly dozed off there! Got a new role this year, so have been working hard all weekend to get my head around it all! No time to craft today :( TFLx

P.S. Did write another poem yesterday for a friend, for a mini maze book she is making! Hope she will let me share it with you when it is complete! I'm on a roll!!!!

P.P.S. Thanks for all your comments, they are much appreciated!

1 comment:

sue-bubbles said...

A stunning page Caroline, beautiful colours!
Sue x