Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I'm going to keep this short and try to avoid wffling on for once - the blog has that title for a reason, you know!
I'm trying to catch up a bit with two challenge projects today.
First is the page I made last week for my mini album using the October "2Circles 2Go! sketch over on my Sketch File Blog and forgot to blog on here.  There's a fab Christmas card idea from Keryn on the update today so please go and check it out - it might inspire you to get going with your own Christmas cards.
Anyway, here's my page - I've managed to get rather behind with the journalling pages that go with my last two photo pages so I must try and get those done soon.
This page is about the Rievaulx Terraces and Temples which feature pretty Grecian style "temples" and a lovely walk along the ridge where cunningly designed gaps in the trees, hedges and shrubbery  give wonderful views of the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey below.
"The site was created in 1758 by Thomas Duncombe III who had inherited it and the adjoining Helmsley estate some 10 years previously. His desire was to complement, and perhaps even surpass, the more formal terrace and temples laid out in about 1730 by his grandfather at Duncombe Park a mile away. It is thought that he may have planned to join the two terraces by a scenic drive along the River Rye." (Wikipedia)
I was quite pleased with the idea of using the large photo as the background and adding the crossing lines and circles for the details.  The round temple was perfect for the larger circle and I had planned to use another of the temples for the second circle - but couldn't get it to fit the shape nicely.  Hey ho, I just had to use a flower instead then hehe!   I loved the way the flower worked, it's made from some gorgeous white Silky Crush ribbon which was in my last pack of DT goodies from Creative Treasures.  I've made a aqua one too but haven't actually made a project to put it on yet,
MME papers Lime Twist 6x6 pads
Bazzill card, Silky Crush Ribbon, leaf ribbon trim, tiny gems
, large blue pearl flat back (Bo Bunny)
Craft Robo for cutting the photo turns and tiny flower embellishments, large circle punch, Zutter Round-it-All to shape the ends of the straight border pieces.

Today it's my turn to share a project for Amanda's "Autumn" themed challenge over on Get Funky!, the challenge blog for Funky Hand.  As usual there's a free download on offer for one lucky winner, and also the most gorgeous Autumnal freebie download paper - which I haven't used on my project, but will definitely be making use of sometime soon!
You can see a sneakie peak of the freebie paper on the left.

Here's my project - it's another of those note-blocks which I can't seem to stop making!  I think there'll be a few on my to-do list to make for little extra Cword presents too.
This one uses the perfect Autumnal "Orange October" collection from the Craft the Year Away CD
You can read all about this month's challenge and how to join in - and how to grab that freebie download over on Get Funky!
Cereal packet to make the base and cover, cheapo note block from Wilko's
Papers: Funky Hand Craft the Year Away CD
Bazzill card, Ribbon, buttons, Stickles and Glamour Dust Glitter, Glossy Accents, Prima Flowers, Wired Roses, Imaginisce I-rock gems
Tools: Craft Robo to cut title

So much for keeping it short, eh?
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Traceyr said...

A notepad from Wilko's never looked so gorgeous Kathy. Fabulous!


Kaz said...

The journal page is fab using your sketch, it fits perfectly.
Love your note block holder too. I have one of yours and it still looks so pretty xxx

Kath said...

Oooh, I like both of those. That note book is gorgeous.

Karen said...

ooooooo I love that notebook Kathy and whooo on a journal page!!!!! xxx

Angelnorth said...

Great stuff, the Wilko's noteblock looks fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, love your LO but love the notebook even more!!! I know you've told us what materials we need to make one, but any chance of a tutorial?? Yes, I'm a bit dim, lol!!

tracy said...

lovely work as always kathy:) liking the notebook holder :)