Thursday, November 12, 2009

An afternoon of Crafting!

Its been a bit of a busy day today. I was determined to do some housework before I settled down to play. I still only managed to clean the downstairs, upstairs will get done tomorrow - promise!! After lunch we had to nip to the solicitor to sign and wills and I was feeling a bit depressed before I got started. I think my mood was right to embark on the UKS SLYMI entitled Remember. This LO was inspired by an Ashcombe Year 10 Field Trip to the Somme. My Great Uncle William fell during the Battle of Cambrai in the Great War, unfortunately we were unable to go to the war graves in Cambrai so I held a personal memorial for him, just me, Freddie and a poppy. My father never knew him because he died before Dad was born, just 22 years old, the only son of three children.

The card is for the C4E weekly recipe challenge. I set myself the task of moving away from the traditional christmas colours. I printed the background papers on linen card using a Pink Petticoat cd I found lurking in my scrap tech drawer. I was very impressed with the print quality and the paper. Will definitely be using it again. The stamp was a Little Claire one I picked up at the Ally Pally and the snow was created using a whizzy little pen that was included in my C4E November kit. Not sure I like the end result but unless I get this one posted it will be time to start next week's challenge!!


  1. Hi Tink!
    Love the image you chose for the C4E challenge this week. The colour scheme looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining us. Your Remember layout is obviously very personal for you. It is so important we never forget. It is a lovely tribute.
    Andie xx

  2. beautiful card & lo tink thanks for joining us at c4e hugs mx