Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Well I Never!!!!!

Hi lovely peeps and hope you are all OK today.

It’s that time of the week when we head across the water and catch up with our friends over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. And speaking of water, well there is quite a lot of it about in our village at the mo– more later!!!

So this week our challenge is ….

Anything Goes

so time to get creative and maybe try something different or maybe just to indulge and use your fave stuff :) 

The design team have created some awesome projects for your inspiration, and this week we are all featuring October Afternoon  products. Of course, you don't have to use them to join in but we would love to see them used if you have them :-)

As always, our lovely Heidi is giving away a fabulous …

… for one lucky winner to spend …

…right here.

So …..

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.. this is what I did.

The papers are from the October Afternoon 8 x 8 HOLIDAY STYLE Paper Pad ….

*October Afternoon 8 x 8 HOLIDAY STYLE Paper Pad PP752

.. this one here.

They are gorgeous and have a real olde worlde feel to them.

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The image is of course sweet Tilda and is one of the latest Magnolia release. I coloured her with these Copics -

Skin – E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R02

Hair – E31, E3, E34, E34, E39, E50

The rest – E31, E34, E35, G99, E50, R05, R17, R17, R59, Y00, Y11, Y21,  Y28, Y38, YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG23,

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My fave holly die in the whole world :)

It’s the Tim Holtz Sizzix HOLLY BRANCH Die – I LOVE this die and use it lots at this time of year (thank you Lord Timmy xx). The berries are punched dots covered in Glossy Accents  and sprinkled with glitter.

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Ohh yes, another fave!!

The good old swirl from the  Magnolia leaf and swirl die set. And the border is made from the Memory Box SANIBEL BORDER Craft DIE. I like this border because you can use the positive and negative cuts and they are both equally as fab.

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So that’s the old card done.

And now for the watery bit as per the beginning of the post!!

Our village is flooded.

It is prone to a bit of flooding because we are on a high water table. But it has rained almost solidly since Sunday afternoon here and as a result, we have ……………

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… a little mini river where the lane usually is!!! 

What these pics don’t show (cos I didn't have me wellies on and I wasn't risking a soaking by going any further) is that it continues around the bend to the right of the pic for about 150 years.

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I’m not sure how deep it is but I reckon it’s at least a foot – maybe more at the edges.

I drove home though this last night and there was a cyclist on the pavement just around the corner.  There was nothing I could do and he got soaked from my car. I felt awful and just held my hands up to him and mouthed apologies but I didn't dare stop in case I got stuck. I bet he was cursing me all the way home. 

My poor Nicola came here last night and rang me from the other end of this lot because she was terrified to drive though it as she didn’t know how deep it was or if it would damage her car. She drove though it eventually after watching other cars and just tried to stay calm, bless her. But she went home a different way as she wasn't going through that lot again in the dark!!.

Late last night, the tractors etc were out pumping the water away but these pics were taken this morning so after they did that - it’s horrendous.

Thankfully we can get out because there is another way out of the village near to our house. And there is an old railway bridge between this lot and our house so unless it gets REALLY bad ie 20 feet or so which is  highly unlikely, the water won’t get too near to us.

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You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a lake, but it’s actually one of the fields near here – totally under water.

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This field is usually full of cows but they have been moved, natch - not enough wellies to go around!!!.

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So that’s it for today.

I am going to brave the elements later on (what a hero!!) and go and get some stuff to make home made soup. I may even light the fire as well – assuming me nutty slack isn’t waterlogged!!! Not that it’s particularly cold, but it just makes us feel a bit better!!!

Then I’ll draw the curtains and I aint budging for the rest of the night!!

Hope you are all nice and warm and dry and I’ll see you soon as soon.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Tanya said...

Fab card Dawny, I always love your layouts :) And those photos are incredible! One year when it rained really badly (worse than normal for Ireland lol) one of our fields resembled the ones in your photos - and we had a pair of swans take up residency there, was really nice :)

Tags xx

Jingle said...

Oh, dear! That's a lot of water! Your card is so pretty! I love it! She looks adorable!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Dawny :-) Tilda is adorable and I loev thew holly die and papers ,, absolutely gorgeous :-)

Hope it stops raining !! my goodness ,, it looks terrible ,, stay inside where its warm and safe ,, xx

Lols x x x

PaperDaisies said...

Love the card. It is just beautiful. Gosh what a lot of water. They would look awesome on a scrapbook page. Hugs Nina

Pink Dandelion said...

Smashing card Dawn, love the layout and papers. Hopefully the worst of the weather is over now, fingers crossed. Debs xx

Lin said...

WOW, that's alot of rain! Love these papers, Dawny, and her little jingle bells are darling!

Shanna Shands said...

Is this maggie available anywhere yet or is it from the stamp club????

I would love to see whats coming in the kit if you got the kit...


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, I love the new stamp club :)
It looks like that round here too, our puppy didn't even want to go out for a walk which is most unlike him
hugs Mandy xx

email: said...

Wow!! Stay dry, Dawny!! I adore your blog post title... haha! :)

Now, on to your card..GORGEOUS! Love the papers & layout and it totally gets me in the holiday mood! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Lisa Carroll said...

Gorgeous card, Dawny! That is one fabby holly die, for sure. :) Hope you stay dry!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

GORGEOUS card! I'm going to have to check out that patterned paper!

Ribbon Girl said...

Great card Dawny and wow, all that water is s scary, hope it all subsides soon and people in your village have managed to keep it out of their homes. My soup pan is going on today as well! hugs Mary G x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a sweetheart of a card, absolutely gorgeous.
Fingers crossed you get no more rain for a while.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh my goodness - terrible flooding. I have been thinking of you all up North !

Love your card, gorgeous Tilda and more OA papers I need now !


Jo x

Rica said...

Hope you've had your Wellies out!!!

Your card is gorgeous, I love the design and those fantastic papers which look fabulous with the sweet Tilda.

Heather xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Dawny, what a lovely card! I really do feel for you all with the floods. It has just not stopped raining! Judy x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Saughall was so badly flooded, my in-laws live in Lodge Lane, the pensioners bungalows had water coming in and they had to leave, the fire brigade had to pump out the drains and they were all given sand bags.
Still nothing as bad as York and the poor couple drowned in Wales, so sad.
Your card is lovely. See you at Port Sunlight on Saturday, weather suppose to be good, bet it's too hot in Hulme Hall.

cheiron said...

Gorgeous card. Love the bow and holly. Hope the water has gone down!

Cathy said...

Super cute card and fab details!
Cathy xx

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous card Dawny. Love, the layout and yes, those papers are rather lush!!!
OMG what a shame about the flooding though. It looks horrendous.
Anne x

Adriana said...

Love your card! Nice layout. Ow and so many water. Hope your house will be safe.

Stamping in Pink said...

Hi Dawny, well your card is very very beautiful. Wonderful colours and so pretty too! I really hope that the weather does not get any worse for you all, some poor peeps are really suffering right now hugs Karen

Ellen said...

Fantastic coloring and layout! pinned it I like it so much! Hope the water recedes for you! We are expecting are first snowfall tonight~ Doesn't that just bring on the Christmas spirit!

MarikaGabez said...

Your card is gorgeous and -Beautiful.

Marika, Slovenia

Kruemel said...

Very happy 5th birthday to PTW!

Love your card, its cute image and the great layout!

Big hugs
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Karen said...

Sweetie I don't think I'm going to complain about our torrential rain we're having at the moment... EVER AGAIN!!!

Lordy but that's bad... (fab photos by the way.)

I do hope we all get some drier weather soon sweetie..

Fab card - love the layout and you've coloured her wonderfully.


Ger said...

Gorgeous, the colours are so fresh and lively! Hope you don't get your feet wet. Ger x.