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 ….
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 …
.. this is what I did.
The papers are from the October Afternoon 8 x 8 HOLIDAY STYLE Paper Pad ….
.. this one here.
They are gorgeous and have a real olde worlde feel to them.
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,
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.
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.
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 ……………
… 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.
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.
You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a lake, but it’s actually one of the fields near here – totally under water.
This field is usually full of cows but they have been moved, natch - not enough wellies to go around!!!.
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