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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

I'm Quirky well late for the reminder!

I'm late for the reminder, but I will tell you why in a minute.
I decided to use Grafitti by Paper Pretties for my reminder card because the stencils I used went with her perfectly. I enjoyed playing with my new spritzer to achieve something approaching an air brushed look, or trying to, so I played with it again. It is funny that I ordered this from Create and Craft - first thing I have ordered for a couple of years - and they rang me afterwards and tried to interest me in joining their club at £80 per year on free 3 months trial, it was difficult persuading them I really didn't want to do this!
Anyway back to the card, I printed out Grafitti on white card twice, cut one out for a mask and applied spray repositionable glue, when it was dry I dabbed it on my arm a few times so it wasn't so sticky then stuck it over the image. Then I used a Creative Expressions "That special touch of..." mask of a scene with clouds, a sun and roof tops - perfect to go with a new rainbow. I taped it down and used my spritzer and three colours of blue Promarkers to spray the sky, then two colours of yellow for the sun, and a darker blue for the house windows.
Without removing the first stencil I put a Prima raindrops stencil over the top and spritzed grey through it - you need some rain and sun to make a rainbow after all.
Then I removed the stencils and masks to reveal the image (thankfully intact) and coloured it with Promarkers. I didn't colour it first in case the stencilling went wrong, I would rather throw it away without having done all that colouring (or rescue it maybe but that wasn't necessary). I cut it out and matted it onto dark blue leather effect card, added one of the sentiments that comes with the image and a piece of ribbon, sprinkled with glitter to mop up any stray DST!

Paper Pretties is one of our three sponsors at Quirky Crafts this time (the other two are Limited Runs and Robyn's Fetish), and all you need to do is use a stencil or mask or feature a mask or masked character on your project, or cheat like Lyn!

I have entered the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes

Creative Fingers - Anything goes #41 (Fri 4th July)
AllSorts - Summer Girls (paint a rainbow) (Sat 5th July)
Pile it on - outdoor fun (Sun 6th)
That Craft Place - anything goes (Sun 6th) with blog hop
Paper Pretties - follow your rainbow (Wed)
Coffee, Chocolate and Cards - Summer Days (Fri 11th July)
Ditzie Digi Designs - anything goes (Sun 13th July)
Fussy and Fancy - Summertime (closes 10th July winners 18th)
Graphits Markers - anything goes with an alcohol marker (Winners 18th July)
Crafting at the weekend - anything goes (Month of July)
Cards Galore - use a digi (Month of July)

So why was I late? We attended a fete for Canon's House in Devizes yesterday, I spent all week making Aunt Sally then getting stuff ready for my stall, and all day there yesterday. Canon's House is a short stay respite home for disabled children and is a wonderful place for them, and it really needs some funds to do parts of the garden up and buy equipment.
I think it was the 40th anniversary, I could be wrong, anyway the theme was the 70's and the scarecrow trail.
 These are a few quick cards I finished off, I had already done all the ribbons in the apertures and just needed to stamp them with the Doodlebug stamps I was using.
Shaun, Mum and Dad looking for jobs when we arrived.

Dad sweeping the front path, Mum supervising!

In the front room some of the scarecrows waiting to go to their places, I know this guy! 

 Princess Leia with Olive, the scarecrows were in pairs and people bought a form and went round trying to identify the characters to try and win a prize.
Batman with Fred and Wilma.

I have no idea who these two are, many people felt the same but one girl told me she was certain they were Torville and Dean, I was thinking Dolly Parton!

Darth Vader not wearing his helmet - just chillin'!

 The chainsaw carver who was at the fete, was here last year too and made this for the home from their own tree trunk, it is fantastic! (He will be there next year as well).
This is the back of it, it says Tree Pirate.

This was my stall set up, Mum supervising again!

I bought myself a wire card stand which arrived just in time, last year I borrowed some cardboard stands but I think they have gone from the shop now. I actually have my entire card stock here due to the committee not approving of any of it for the shop, although it has been selling in the shop until recently! I decided to have a special offer - buy 5 for the price of 4. As it happens I sold the grand total of 4 cards which was a big improvement on the 1 card I sold her last year! If I had had a 60th birthday card and silver wedding anniversary card I would have sold 6! But never mind - it was an enjoyable day and lots of people came to look and talk and loads of them liked my cards.

This was the surplus craft supplies side of the stall, I had a buy 3 for the price of two offer here but only sold a couple of things, and you can see Mum shopping - yes she bought £5 worth and got her freebies. I didn't really expect to sell anything much - I didn't last year and it isn't really the right place but it got me to sort it all out.

Aunt Sally joined Worzel Gummidge on the swings!

 These guys were behind us, Charlie Brown and Snoopy I presume.
 70's costumes were on display, this bric a brac stall had some real bargains - I bought a book, and a pineapple peeler, then a bag full of choo choo trains for Kenny, and a couple of books for Kenny too!
 Sonny and Cher snuggling on the tree seat in the front garden.Erny and ???? maybe, Sesame Street I think!

 Scooby Doo and Shaggy, bit spineless but then they were! They are sitting on the wheelchair swing.
 There was candy floss and sweets as well as a stall selling that awful slush stuff, and hot dogs and burgers, no hog roast this year. In the background you can see the fairground organ. Later on the Major Wrecks performed and there was a marshal arts group performing and marketing their classes.
 Winnie the Pooh and Piglet in front of the cream tea stand.
 Here is the Chainsaw Carver with some of his gorgeous creations, hard to believe that something so intricate can be created with a chainsaw!
 I'm Popeye the Sailor Man..... (with Olive Oyl).
 One of the chainsaw carvings, I love this!
 Do you think they are Torville and Dean???
Batman and Robin, Robin seems to be a bit bigger than Batman!
 Another 70's diva! This was the silent auction, there were some great things on offer including the hairy rug and child's desk set. We bid and won on two theatre tickets and something else. We bid and lost on a lot of other things!
 More disco divas, this time doing the raffle draw, amazing prizes here such as a trampoline, a Kindle Fire, and Chris won a Charles Wothington Big Hair thing, sort of hairdryer - well it could be a Christmas pressie for someone who needs one!
 Disco Diva Tina collects her rug from the auction.
I missed some of the scarecrows in the sensory garden, Miss Piggy was still here but Kermie had left at this point.
Look at the view behind!
 Are these those two cleaning ladies, Aggie and someone?? I think one of them looks just like Alan Carr!
 Miss Piggy making her way back to the house.

This was a very friendly dog who was with the steam organ people.


  1. Great card. Fabulous photos !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  2. Fabulous card! Lovely photos.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts "summer girls" Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  3. Great card , love the image and use of the mask. Your photos are brill too and makes a great read. Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog.....good luck....Jo. X

  4. It really is a lovely summer card! Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week, hope to see you again!

  5. Lovely card - perfect for the challenge.
    thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Summer Girls' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  6. What a fun card! LOTS of detail! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  7. Love all the photos! Thanks so much for joining us at pile it on!! Kimberly DT

  8. Fab card and design, love all the piccies, well done on your stall, ive never been brave enough hehe x Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x

  9. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafts Galore Encore this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT x


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