Tuesday 25 August 2015

Believing the Bells

Hi there,

What a miserable few days we have had! Lots of rain, but I am sure the plants are appreciating it. I am just worried about blight as this is perfect weather for it, warm and wet!

I am finally able to relax a little after the Produce show on Sunday, where I came the overall winner :). I did put a lot of work into my entries though and am so pleased. I got first in the vegetable category, first in the preserves category and joint first for the fruit category. Here is some of my prize winning fruit:

I have also made another Christmas card (I think I may end up with excess cards this year lol):

The base card is an embossed papermania card, with embossed dots or circles. I then used a CD-Rom that came free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine to print the patterned papers, sentiment and digital image. The paper was roughly torn on the diagonal, and the Jingle Bells sentiment added over it using 3D foam pads. The image was coloured with Sharpie markers (as I have only just bought them and wanted to play - but there really are not enough colours to shade properly). I then die-cut the frame from a designer paper in my stash, with glitter musical notes.
I would like to enter this card for the following five challenges:
Winter Wonderland Christmas Carols/Songs
Vs Sweet Ideas #37 Anything Goes
abc christmas Q for Quantum Leap (This is colourful, with die-cuts and Frosty, lyrics and polka dots)

Audio Book Review

Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George

This is an Inspector Lynley crime novel. Lynley is called up to Cumbria to investigate the apparent accidental drowning of a young man. However his time on the investigation puts strain on many relationships. Firstly there is tension between himself and his direct boss, who has to be kept in the dark about his investigation. Then there is tension between his boss and his partner, as he needs his partners help to investigate some details. Tension is caused between his two friends whom he takes up to Cumbria to help him, when Deborah finds out one of the people involved has a similar personal issue as she herself does. This in turn causes the lady in question to panic, raising further suspicions. Finally there is tension between the members of the family.
Amongst all this there are two children who are trying to come to terms with their Fathers deception, betrayal and then death. This causes more information to come to light, but also provides an interesting, if unrelated, side-story in itself.

This is a very good book with a lot of side-stories, none of which are interconnected. It is almost like having several books in one, and it is difficult to imagine that one family could have such a stream of bad luck. The ending has both a depressing aspect and a happy side, with each individual story being realistic in and of itself, if not when all put together. Also as this is a 22 disc book it is suitable for long journeys as it will keep you interested and does not run out quickly. I would certainly recommend this story.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.
Hugz Tinz


  1. Thanks for entering our sketch challenge this week however the large circular panel with your coloured image doesn't form part of our sketch. Sadly your circle dominates the otherwise CAS division of the sketch on the diagonal. Do hope you'll play along again sometime and thanks for sharing.
    Less is More DT

  2. It's great to see you at Less is More, although the rather fun image in the circular part of your card masks the diagonal section, which should be the main design focus of this sketch!
    DO join us again!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. sweet and wonderful card
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  4. Such a colourful fun card for Christmas. But, as my teamies have mentioned, the circle does obscure the diagonal somewhat.
    Thanks for sharing with us and please do play along again.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  5. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

  6. Gorgeous Christmas card!Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge.Welcome again and Good Luck!Gr.Kaija DT-member

  7. Such a wonderful and fun Christmas card. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us at V's Sweet Ideas. it's a big blessing to have you play along with us, and I really hope you will join us again soon.
    V's Sweet Ideas

    P.S. I would just LOVE to have you stop by and share your sweet cards with us at Word Art Wednesday. Our challenges are always Anything Goes and I'd really love having you play along. We offer great prizes too. I hope to see you there!
    Karen, Owner
    Word Art Wednesday


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