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Friday, 25 October 2013

Alpha challenge

Hi everyone, wow it's ages since I posted anything! I've also been very lax in my commenting so apologies for that!
We had a wonderful trip to Spain with glorious weather and  we were only back one day and went down to deepest Somerset to stay with my sister. I've been struggling to get rid of a cough which is hanging on and leaving me with no energy, think I'll have to pinch some of Jim's Guinness:) Anyway although I haven't posted anything I have been busy making cards which I'll show you in the next couple of weeks.
I had a very crafty weekend with Karen as we had a Stampin Up extravaganza day on the Saturday and then attended the Taunton craft fair on the Sunday, both early starts!!! (:|

Week 21 for our Alpha Dictionary challenge... 
Challenge with a twist this fortnight. 

LETTER L
and there must be a WINDOW on your page/ ATC

The window can be an "opening one" like on Gio's page... or non opening like on Karen's... or a window stamp (but be creative)
I'm sure you will come up with brilliant ideas ;)

As we had to use a window  I thought that LINTEL was an appropriate word to illustrate, come and see:

I used Memory box dies and a TH ef and I used my new Grand Calibur that Jim very kindly bought me for my birthday, although he didn't know till I got back ;)



A friend at Rock Choir commissioned me to make a birthday card for her sister in Australia and here it is:

And I have to own up to copying Anne's photos from the SU day as I haven't taken any photos myself!


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Loved the colour combo as it made a change from trad Xmas colours

Off to Portsmouth on Sunday to look after Charlie for a couple of days so that will keep me on my toes and a busy week catching up with friends on half term break.  May get a chance to get back to other challenges after that.

Thanks for visiting and you know I love to read your comments.





19 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards Val...particularly love your window card...yes it was a great day crafting with Jenny..did you notice I've missed one of the cards we made from my photos?

Anne

Sue - said...

Lovely cards particularly like the Australian birthday card! Very pretty. Hope your cough gets better soon - they seem to be hanging around a bit, my son's had his for weeks now!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Val. So glad you had a nice vacation ... and then some fun crafting times with Karen (and club!). That window is amazing!!! I love the cityscape too ... might have to look into getting something similar for myself! :)

Your commissioned card is amazing. I'm sure your friend's sister loved it. The irridescent butterflies are so pretty! Also loved the pictures of the craft club projects.

Have fun with Charlie! Loll xx

Maggie said...

Great word choice for L and a lovely page.

MaggieH

Meggymay said...

Beautiful cards and projects . Hope you feel better soon.
Yvonne

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great choice of L word and perfectly depicted. MMx

Scrapmate said...

A beautiful view through the window , I love the craggy brickwork.

carolfromkiwiland said...

Brilliant idea to use the word lintel and you have depicted it so well. Lovely cards and all this after coming back from holiday - well done you.

Frea Konings said...

Hi Val, love your Craft Barn page, well done! Your other projects look stunning as well. You have been working hard! Hugs Frea

Shirley said...

Good to know someone else has been lax too!! I just posted and thank you for your visit!! I love your cards and how creative you have been with dies and color!! Both are very elegant!!! Can't wait to see more and hope your cough goes away!!

Sally H said...

Wow, Val! you have been busy! Gorgeous makes, but the window has to be my favourite - just gorgeous! I too have been lax, both on the commenting and the crafting front. Hope your cough goes soon x

Karen B said...

Great offering for the challenge......and so appropriate to choose the word lintel. Really pretty comissioned card. So sorry to have made you get up early two days running.........it's what we have to go through for our art!!" lol

Karen x

Bev said...

Great dictionary page Val, and I love your scene through the window. Your butterfly card, Christmas cards and gift boxes in blue are very pretty too! Bev :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wowzer Val - what fabulous makes! Your "L for Lintel" card is a brilliant take on the letter, and the butterfly card is awesome! Love them both!
The SU projects are fab. too - what a great time you and Karen have been having! (I'm not jealous - honest! well maybe a little bit)!
Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good to see you back, Val! Your window word is PERFECT!! Very well done! It sounds like you had a wonderful time with Karen! I'm sure you are having a blast with Charlie as we speak! I hope your cough goes AWAY! Hugs, Darnell

Aquarius said...

How did I miss this post - love your window and I agree that was a good day in deepest Somerset - seems ages ago now!! Hope you are feeling better.

Vicky Hayes said...

Well you've certainly been living life with your foot on the pedal Val! Love your window card with all its lovely texture and it sounds as if you had a lovely time crafting in Somerset as well as galavanting about in Spain! Enjoy Portsmouth and I hope your cough disappears soon. Vicky x

baileyrosy.com said...

So what did Jim think of the birthday present he bought you ? That's the way to do it ! Sounds like you gave been very busy and am extremely envious . Live the window card and the commission is spectacular. Hope you feel better soon but I do believe a good dose of little Charlie will be a great pick me up ! Glad to see you back

Marie

The Craft Barn said...

Beautiful interpretation !
Thanks for playing
Izzy

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