I have made some more ATC's for the exchange group. The theme I used for this collection was Special Kitty. As usual there are three cards in the collection and each is being entered into its own challenges. All of the cards used Papermania Digital Designer with Daisy and Dandelion and a general Papermania collection. The top two are single layer cards and other than the digital elements only had a stamped greeting added, whereas number three is layered and based around a sketch.
This card is being entered for - Ink on my fingers 321 Moon Shadows (Greeting is inked); OLS Shades of Summer (I chose number 5, with green, pink and shades of orange/yellow); aud sentiments #113 Favourite Season (summer) as well as Simon Says Monday Anything Goes.
Instead I am entering - avenue613 Challenge 85 Anything Goes; fussy and fancy #120 BINGO (I chose flowers, lavender and message); craft-room Cats challenge; Simply Create Too #68 Monochromatic Magic and Crafty Little Fairies Cute and Cuddly.
The last ATC was based around the below sketch. Green raffia was added to a pink base card, along with two 3D flower stickers. A circular patterned design was chosen on the digital designer and a floral border added over the top for the first square panel. Then two pink patterned papers were layered over each other for the top rectangle and the kitty added onto this panel, before printing and die-cutting into a circle. This was attached to the card using foam pads to allow it to sit over the raffia. Three 3D flower stickers were added to the bottom of the circle design and a wooden sun to the top, after painting it with yellow and orange inks.
This is being entered into - V's sweet ideas #26 Anything Goes and Suzy Bee Anything Goes; Alphabet Challenge N is for Natural and Sketchy Colours Sketch #221.
Finally I wish to add the whole collection to: Creative Moments #49 Animals and Polkadoodle Fun in the sun.
Here also is my finished birth sampler - just to drop it off for the proud parents now :)
I entered some of my veg and fruit, as well as a few flowers, for the local produce show, and my OH did a load of baking. I came overall first for my vegetables (although I did enter a few categories) and OH came joint first for his baking. I also came second for my fruit and second overall!! Very please indeed. Unfortunately none of my jam or chutney was rated :(
Audio Book - Day of Reckoning by Terence Strong. This is a good general action story, although it is a shorter audio book at only 6 cds. The ex-wife of a man in the presidents personal guard is murdered due to uncovering mafia connections. Unfortunately this man has strong connections n the UK with the PM's personal security, which includes an ex-IRA front man. Together they work to bring down those involved in the murder. It starts towards the end of the story at a high level of tension, which is a little wierd and had me making sure that I had the correct disc, however it does work well. The suspense is kept high throughout the story and the pace is fast and furious. The main characters play well off each other and the reader was very good at the accents, if a little too 'shouty' with the english major. Overall a fun commute listen.