Monday, July 09, 2012

July Sketch File projects

The July sketch was published last week but I didn't get round to blogging my first makes using it on my own blog till now.
First I used it to make a page for my ongoing mini album.  You may remember I'm trying to do pages for all of the places we visited during a year's membership of the National Trust - now, as this was taken out as an Anniversary gift to ourselves on 31st July 2010 you'll see that I'm not quick!  I sat down and made a list last week and found I still have at least 7 places still to do!  I started off doing a facing page of info about each place too, but that has sort of fallen by the wayside big time.  I think eventually I'll re-do those I've already done in simpler fashion so that it will be easier to catch myself up!
Anyway, I've now got as far as September 2010 and a visit to Seaton Delavell Hall in Northumberland.  I just loved this photo hubby took of the fabulous staircase, so made it the main focus of the page.  The picture of one of the wings of the house was the perfect shape to cut down and use for the "ticket" shaped section of the sketch and the pic of the house from the garden side was just right to fit into a circle
I used:
Sketch - July's "Tickety Boo" sketch from The Sketch File    
Papers:  "These Days" 6x6 pad (Kaisercraft)
Border Punch: EK Success
Rosette die: Memory Box
Large Circle Punch
Ticket shape - rectangles and small circle punch on the corners

Next up I made a small and simple hanging plaque
Papers: Simple Stories "Documented" 6x6
Card Candy, Coiled flower is hand-cut, Seam binding to make the hanging loop
Stickles Glitter Glue
Ticket sentiment as before
Die-namics flower die

I'd really love to see anything you make using our sketch this month - anything goes, so scrapbooks, ATCs, Inchies or anything else you care to make is fine by us!

We had a good weekend - for starters there were no trips to B&Q for a change!  On Saturday morning we were at Cambridge airport for Hubby's introductory helicopter flying lesson (birthday present).  Although it doesn't look like it on the photos, it was a bright, sunny and warm morning.  I sat outside watching the various flying club Tiger Moths and other planes while he had his lesson. Just a shame I didn't think to take a bigger camera lens with me as I was a bit too far away (and behind a high wire fence) for getting any decent photos.   I think he's now trying to justify the cost of taking more "proper" lessons.... ;).  I think it would be fun!

Yesterday the Olympic torch passed the end of our road so we went pout and stood for an hour or so in varying degrees of rain waiting to see it!  We'll never get this chance again, so I wanted to be part of it in this small way.  Despite the horrible weather there were loads and loads of people standing out along the various roadsides so I guess I wasn't alone in thinking it was worth getting wet to be part of the event.

That's it for today - Thanks for propping by, please leave a message....


Kath said...

Fabulous photo of the staircase! All the photos are good and I like what you have done with them.It will be a lovely momento.

Loopylou. said...

oh they are both absolutely fabulous kathy, I love the stairs piccy.
and get your hubby helicopter flying!! awesome!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Kaz said...

Loving your page and card Kathy, that's a good sketch to use!
I'm glad hubby enjoyed his birthday pressie and that the weather held out for you xxx

Karen said...

What an INCREDIBLE staircase!!!! There are so many lovely NT properties up north aren't there. One day I will get to see them! I have exhausted all the NT properties down this way. I wonder if anyone has done them all????? xxx

Angelnorth said...

Love the staircase photo, looks fab on the LO! Nice typo in the Olympic torch mention given what you said about DH and the rain on the forum ;o)

Traceyr said...

Wow what a great present that was. Love your makes too.


tracy said...

i love that staircase,and the LO. that helicopter is almost as big as DH LOL