Saturday 15 October 2011

Remember those photos?...

The sun has got his hat on! Hip hip hip hooray! yay we've got sunshine! And according to the weatherman most of the UK has too. Lovely huh? I mean its nice but another 10 degrees would be even better - aren't I greedy? But any sun is better than no sun in my book.

So another challenge is on at Totally Gorjuss This week its bingo! I spent hours and hours drawing up a chart, calculating all the mathematical permutations and all the eventualities.... er OK I drew up a chart and picked all my favourite crafting bits and bobs and filled them in! All you have to do is a line either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. I sort of chose diagonal..... lace, buttons and bling... only bling didn't look right on the paper so pearls are bling aren't they? ;))

This is one of my all time favourite Magnolias - I ♥ her! Yes I know she's an old Christmas release but she fits in for so many other things too.

Of course she's been coloured with Copics ;))

Dress YG 91, 93, 95, 97 and E 40, 41, 42 43

Hair E50 25 and 29

Skin E000, 00, 02, 11 and R20

Touches of Prisma pencil and shaded around the outline with French Grey 70% and 30%, rubbed out with Sansodor.

When I picked my bingo line I wasn't quite sure just how I was going to incorporate my buttons. I tried placing them on the card and they didn't look right. So I tried them in the other corner and still didn't like them. So I got my lace and glued it around the edge and crossed my fingers! Well gluing onto plastic.... but Crafters Pick from Wild Orchid Crafts did the trick! So I made these 'flowers' with my buttons and lace.

The papers are from Nitwits, cherry blossoms.

This week TG is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, the winner will receive $10 to spend online.

So now a few more holiday pics!

Sweet little peacock baby with his Momma.

The chateau at Branfere. This is a 'zoo' of sorts. It was founded many years ago as an animal collection. Its a great place to visit. If you want lions and tigers don't go! They don't have them.
Plenty of other animals to see and the grounds are really pretty.

Isn't this swan odd looking? A bit like he's stuck his neck in black paint!

These are Siamangs, a type of gibbon. This is this years baby playing with last years baby. They were so athletic! Mum and dad just sat on the ground chilling ;))

Some of the golf course we played had lakes. Lakes mean water birds! There were lots of them!
The tiny specks on the grass are coots. There were hundreds of them! They do a fine job of keeping the grass nicely cropped.

More of them, they'd all come out together.

Isn't this house pretty? I ♥ this house! I can remember seeing it years ago and thinking how lovely it was then.

This house is right on the promenade in La Baule. Most of the properties along here are blocks of apartments but here and there are still some beautiful old houses. These two are lovely.

Now another card! I know what a treat! Well maybe treat isn't the right word.... I'm entering this spooky little witch into two challenges! I know two! The first is at Tando Creative who have a spooky theme going on. The second is a DT call at Creative Card Crew which is also spooky!

This cute little witch is a Hambo stamp. She's been coloured with Copics and the papers are from MME.

So I hope you're till awake after my epic!


Angelnorth said...

More fab holiday pics and your green witch is very cute - thanks for playing along with us at Tando Creative this month!

tracy said...

lovely cards net,and great photos. never seen that many coots in one go!!

Kaz said...

Those houses are gorgeous! Loving both cards too xx

Traceyr said...

Wonderful to see your holiday photos Net. That part of France looks lovely - very beautiful.

Great cards too. Love the green on the first card. :)

Zoechaos said...

Very cute spooky card, thank you for sharing with us at Tando Creative XOXO Zoe

Daniele said...

HI just popped by to say hi and welcome to the team at Polkadoodles, looking forward to working with you and the new teamies

Daniele said...

HI just popped by to say hi and welcome to the team at Polkadoodles, looking forward to working with you and the new teamies

Enfys said...

Hi Net, a great big smoochy welcome from me.
big hugs
En xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Just popping in to say "hello"! Wooo hooo!!! ;))
Big hugs
Joanna x

Lana Clarke said...

Really looking forward to working with you Net xx

Claire Phillips said...

Just popping by to say hi and welcome! Looking forward to working with you!Cheers Claire x

Fliss said...

Fabulous photos Net and gorgeous creation too.
Just popped over to say hello and look forward to working with you.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Karen said...

Love all the holiday pics....what an unusual swan (I thought it was a goose when I first looked). Lovely cards sweetie and thank you for taking part in the Tando challenge and good luck xxx

Di said...

Love your cards Net, they are both gorgeous.

Fab holiday pics too, that house is stunning.

Thanks for joining in with the Tando Creative challenge this month x