Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunny Saturday Snowdrops and Latest CJ Pages

Last weekend we'd considered going to Benington Lordship to see if the snowdrops were out, fortunately we checked the website first to find out opening times etc and found that they were advising against visiting because of the snow and the boggy ground.

So when we woke to a wonderfully sunny Saturday at the weekend we decided to head off to Benington for the afternoon. Us 2 and about a million (ok, so that might be a slight exageration....) other people it seemed!

At times like this it's almost like a game - "How long do I have to stand here until I get a photo with no-one in it?" Well, we didn't do too badly, and maybe it's good for practising patience and perseverance lol

Just a few photos from our visit.

I had to beg for some extra time to do Maxine's circle journal because of our rather-earlier-than-expected trip to Cuba. Luckily Di was willing to give me an extra week or so to get it done on our return. Maxine's theme was perfect for helping me back into crafting. She just wants her book to be full of beautiful, bright colour, and to have some chipboard and ribbon on the pages - the only tricky bit was the no black or white (except for writing) rulel I wasn't sure how strict she wanted us to be there, so just to be on the safe side I put my favourite black edging ink pad back in the drawer.
When I read the words "colour" and "bright" I knew it was a chance to get those fab Basic Grey "Colour Me Silly" papers out again. You know, it really cheers me up whenever I use these, they are just such fantastic fun - and because they have such great colours in them you can really go mad and add even more bright colours - in fact, you've got to really - you need to add things that are going to stand out amid all that brightness!
Part of the fun of being in a circle journal group is checking out what everyone else has done, and as this one is getting close to it's conclusion there's lots to look at - I think Maxine is going to be happy when she finally gets her book back - it's full of lovely. colourful pages - exactly what she asked for.

This is the card I made for Hubby's birthday last week. I made it using sketch #4 on the Sketch File Blog which you can see HERE

I used Piggy Tales Billy Goats Gruff papers and rub-ons for this one, the "spare" wheel was made in PSP then cut on the Craft Robo. The blue section with the bike and the wheel on is a flap and lifts to reveal a hidden message.


Karen said...

Oh Kathy!!!! All those snowdrops are so beautiful, no wonder you wanted to go and see them! It looks a beautiful place to visit.

Maxine will certainly be thrilled with those pages XXX

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Just look at all those snowdrops! WOW!

I love Maxine's CJ Kathy, I had fun doing that one too. x

Hazel said...

Lovely bright pages for Maxine's CJ - I'll be the last to get her CJ, so I'll be able to see everyone's additions. Love all your photos - super snowdrops one. x

Lythan said...

I love all those flower photos. And great job on the CJ. I love colour me silly too. The card is super cool - you are so clever with the PSP/CR stuff

Angelnorth said...

I don't think I've ever seen so many snowdrops in one place - wow! Fab close up piccies, too - TFS! Maxine's pages look fab, really cheerful. Can we try guessing what the hidden message on hubby's card might have been? ;o)

Di said...

Fab photos Kathy, isn't it lovely when spring arrives. Gorgeous entry in Maxines cj.

Creative Treasures said...

Those snowdrops are gorgeous Kathy, I love Maxine's pages so bright and colourful.


Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, Kathy, the snowdrops looks so beautiful! Thanks for being patient and getting this perfect shot!
Color me silly.....that brings a smile, WOW!
Fun card for hubby!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Blessings, Maria