Monday, 30 June 2014

Photo Scavenger Hunt Summer 2014

Well I have started on this Summer's Photo Scavenger Hunt over on the Gallo Organico blog - here's my photo haul so far !

 Photo 4 - A Group of Tourists - gathered on the 1st landing of the Eiffel Tower ...

Photo 5 - A Rack of Postcards - in Montmartre

 Photo 9 - A Bakery - at the Market near Paris

 Photo 11 - A Horn - in an amazing Aladdin's carve of an Antiques Shop in Lechlade

 Photo 16 - A Sign In A Language Other Than English - The Artist's Square in Montmartre

 Photo 17 - A Lamp Post - on one of the stunning Parisian bridges - taken from the boat on the Seine
 Photo 18 - A Waterfall - in Wisley RHS Gardens

 Photo 19 - A Public Garden - RHS Wisley - the Greenhouse seen from the Hill

 Photo 20 - A Bus with a Painted Side - Well taken in Paris of course !

Photo 21 - A Photo Symbolic of the Season - taken at Wisley the Poppies always say mid-Summer to me - tomorrow will be July 1st - the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme - so the Poppies are in my mind this week for that reason too.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

WOYWW - Sun Soaked Boxathon

Well we had a gorgeously sunny weekend - and as Much Beloved wasn't feeling top notch we were able to spend a very relaxed and chilled out weekend !

Apart from watering & a little dead-heading the flowers, I decided to turn blind eye to the weeds and ignore working in the garden !!

Here you can see my purple & pink theme in mid-summer !!

Instead I sat out in the sunshine and crafted a box-a-thon !
Well four of the card in a box style cards !

The first is for my Dad - his birthday is today - and he loves his garden and spends all his spare time out tending it - so I chose this Amanda Loverseed Shed Stamp & created this card for him.

My Mum & Sister both have birthday's next month - so I took the chance to get their cards made too as we have a busy few weekends ahead of us which will give little time for crafty endeavours !

Mum loves her garden birds & feeds them everyday !
This looks a bit cluttered on the photo but it looks better in real life !

My sister's is girl-stuff - dresses & cupcakes !
The final card is still under wraps - so I will have to show you later !

I also made a couple of items for the Summer of Colour.

Week One colour-combo was Turquoise & Yellow with an accent of fuchsia pink - this little Journal Page was in honour of all that sunshine and was a catch up page for Journal 52 !
Week Three is Lavender, Grey with a dark purple accent.
This is a Lavinia Stamps scene-scape paper & their free stamps which I bought in a magazine a couple of months ago !

Still have Week Two to create - Teal & Coral with a white accent !

Look away now Lynda - no peaking until I pass yours over tomorrow !!

As finally I created this months entry in Lynda & my Alphabet ATC Challenge - this month I had N !
Well have a great crafty week !

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

WOYWW - Paris In Summer !

Well sadly no crafting going on this past weekend - but happily it was because we were in Paris for the weekend !

We went to visit old friends who live 40 minutes west of the city & as Much Beloved had never been to Paris we headed to see the Sacre Coeur Basilica and wander around Montmartre a little.

Then down to the Eiffel Tower area to take a boat on the Seine - it proved a great way to see the city - and not too much battling over the cobbled streets with the wheelchair !

 A drink at a cafe in Montmartre ..
 Drifting under the bridges on the Seine ...
And saw some of the lovely Parisian architecture ..

And the market close by our friends house on Saturday morning was brilliant - who would shop at a supermarket with this yards away !

I love this time of year with the long warm evenings - our friends had a lovely terrace to their apartment and we spent both evenings out in the evening sun sipping wine !
And meeting our friends new Westie Puppy - Snowy !

And lunch in Versailles before we headed home - we couldn't visit the Palace as the cobbles were truly not wheelchair friendly for Much Beloved - but the magnificence of the gates alone gave a hint of the grandeur inside !

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

WOYWW - Messy Girl !

Well, I was missing in action last week for the very happy reason that my parents came over to Wales to stay !

The weather was mainly good & they seemed to have a great week and we got to spend a lovely weekend together.

On Saturday we went up to the Brecon Beacons & onto the Steam Railway - good fun !

Then Sunday we headed down to the Mumbles for breakfast on the pier - the pier is newly reopened and the new Lifeboat Station is up & running after a massive restoration project.

And we got to spend a happy afternoon pottering in the garden - it was great to have some help with a couple of bigger jobs !
Here's my amazingly coloured lupin

And my Veg Trug tidied up for the rest of the season !

So not much crafting has got done the past couple of weeks and my desk is truly a mess !

I am trying to make one of the Card in a Box cards that I have been seeing on-line - this will be a garden themed card for my Dad's birthday & I am just colouring in my new Amanda Loverseed Stampasaurous Shed Stamp !

And to complete the messy theme I have ordered some new messy mats for when I do actually get back to some crafty action !

Have a great crafty week !