Friday, October 02, 2015

Elemental Inspiration for October

Hello from Much Hammering Hall!

We knew when we moved here that the roof would need replacing in the not too distant future, but so many things needed doing and a new roof was probaby the least interesting so we did the indoor renovations and alterations and added new bathrooms, new kitchen, new windows and doors ....and some other things along the way. Then earlier this year we got the whole house painted so it looked nice and shiny and white. 
Although a few roof tiles had slipped over the last few years, the roof wasn't on this year's plan at all - until those storms we has earlier in the year dislodged a few more, and sent them crashing down - scary when you're looking through the kitchen window and one flashes past just outside! 
So, a call to our builder and "new roof" is on the agenda before the winter sets in. This week the roofers started work and are up there hammering away as I type, it's not a peaceful place to be atm.  But at least its sunny, warm  and dry and fingers crossed it stays that way for the next couple of weeks and they can get the job done with no delays.  
It's very noisy, but I tell you something, it's not in the same league as when they were cutting through the render to remove the old windows and fit the new ones - that was in a class of noise all of its own!

(please please please let them not be Saturday morning workers though.....)

Anyhooo.... back to the crafting, and as it's Friday it's Daring Cardmakers day, and as it's the first Friday of the month, it's Elemental Inspiration time, with Miri choosing our picture this time

Here's my card
You need to pick at least three "elements" from the picture to use when you make your card.  I chose: the colours, a sponged/mottled background, strong, variably-sized text, the caravan/camper theme, a heart, and the window-blind from Miti's picture:

Miri added a list to the blog of possible elements to get everyone started:
vehicles, anything travel-related, hearts, the colours of the picture, the saying (or any other saying or quote you like), a marbled background, a (mobile) home, wheels, a window, a door, lettering in general as a large part of your card …
bacground created using various Distress Inks, and other ink pads to make a mottled effect
All other card Bazzill or Coredinations
 Campervan is an old template from Crafty Templates, converted to cut with the Silhouette Cameo
Lettering also cut using the Cameo
Road and markings, Steering Wheel,Window-blind all hand-cut 

That's it for this time. I hope you'll leave a message and then pop over to The Daring Cardmakers Blog to see the amazing;y creative cards the DT have made using Miri's picture for inspiration


Angelnorth said...

Love the graphic look of this - fab card, Kathy!

Avril Watson said...

Super card Kathy, hope your new roof is on before you get any bad weather hun, hugs xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Super cute Kathy

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a fantastic card I love the camper van. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

This is fabulous and fun Kathy. Hope the rain stays away for you and the work is soon completed.

Andree said...

I love your card Kathy and it's retro look.
I hope the work on your new roof goes smoothly - and more quietly xx

Tracy Welham said...

This is so cool! I love campers. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Linda Simpson said...

Brilliant I love it! This is one of my hubby's favourite sayings.
Linda xxx

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous design. Great cardvx

Wheelie Crafty said...

Awesome card, Fab Camper you have created...


rachel taylor said...

lovely card