Wednesday, 10 December 2008

PaperPlay Week 4

Have got this one done just in time as we had a couple of weeks to do it! The criteria is 'Words' so here's a masculine version of the pink & white card, showing just how versatile the design is!


(The embossed words are much clearer IRL!)

PaperPlay Week 3

Ok, so I know I'm weeks behind on this one, but I've finally managed it!

The instructions for this week were to just use pink and white!

Pink & White

I love this card, it's so easy to do (in whatever colour you like!) and looks so effective!

Friday, 5 December 2008


Something given willingly to someone without payment. Show us a gift from your space today.

Bought a few of these yesterday...


Thursday, 4 December 2008

HSMSHS: Lights

A source of illumination. Show us some lights in your space today.


This is part of Dublin's controversial Christmas tree which is new this year and, supposedly, will last for the next 10 years!

Christmas Tree

(Just in case you're wondering, the lights change colour...)


Have had a busy week so haven't got too many photos taken!

Tuesday's prompt was Angel: A messenger of god represented traditionally seen with wings. Find a little angel in your space today!

Here's mine...


Saturday, 29 November 2008


Show a portrait Saturday...

I took the camera with me when I went in to town to do some shopping today. Unfortunately the light was slightly against me, but here's one of Dublin's buskers before it got too dark and foggy!


Friday, 28 November 2008

HSMSHS: English

Stiff upper lips and bad weather - show us something typically English in your space today.

You would think that, being English, this one wouldn't be a problem but, living in Ireland, there aren't too many things in my space which scream English! However, I think this chap does!


Thursday, 27 November 2008


Today's prompt is Rain and, unsurprisingly, I didn't have my camera with me when it rained today! Anyway, here's one from some time ago...


Monday, 24 November 2008

HSMSHS: Scottish

With origins from Scotland, find something Scottish in your space

An appropriate prompt for the day we arrived home from Scotland!


Monday, 17 November 2008

HSMSHS: Button

A disc or knob of plastic or metal, usually used to hold two surfaces together. Find 'Button' in your space.

These aren't exactly holding two surfaces together, but they're buttons nonetheless...


Sunday, 16 November 2008

PaperPlay Week 2

This week's challenge was to use two patterned papers, ribbon and a stamped image...

PaperPlay W2

I've used Basic Grey Sugared papers and Penny Black hedgehog stamp.


Show Off Sunday!

Thought I'd show you this fella who was hanging around in the garden yesterday...


Saturday, 15 November 2008


It's show us a portrait Saturday, so what better time to show a picture of my mother-in-law. This lovely lady passed away suddenly on Thursday and will be badly missed. The photo was taken last Christmas which they spent with us.


Friday, 14 November 2008


An art form and the sounds produced by singing, instruments or players. Find 'Music' in your space.

One of Calum's guitars...


Wednesday, 12 November 2008


An amusement or passtime, or contest with rules. Find 'Game' in your space.

(This is our actual game - I won!)


Monday, 10 November 2008


To be without dirt or other impurities; unspoilt. Find 'clean' in your space.


Sunday, 9 November 2008


This has to be one of my favourite photos from our honeymoon, just over two years ago, so what better time to show it off!


Saturday, 8 November 2008


Today's my first attempt at a portrait since Anita's masterclass last weekend, so here's Calum, my (un)willing subject!


Friday, 7 November 2008


A device made of bristles with which to clean, paint or polish, or a brief encounter or contact. Find 'brush' in your space.

I noticed this one loitering as I walked through the warehouse at work today...


Thursday, 6 November 2008

PaperPlay: Blue & Brown Colour Combo

This is the first challenge on the new PaperPlay Challenges blog. As well as a blue & brown colour combo, I had to use a scallop too, so here's mine:

Blue & Brown Combo


To hold on tight to a person or a thing. Show us 'cling' in your space today.

This is what's clinging in my space (well, sometimes it clings and sometimes it doesn't!).


Wednesday, 5 November 2008



Remember, Remember the 5th of November...

If I'd been in England tonight, I'd probably have gone to mum & dad's and we'd have had soup and hot dogs round a bonfire!

However, I'm not, so we didn't do any of that! Instead I cooked a hearty stew and the toffee apple slices above. Yum! :o)

(Just in case you're wondering, slice up an apple per person. In a pan, melt a good knob of butter, a generous amount of light brown sugar, and a large dollop of golden syrup. Add the apple slices until softened, but not mushy. Serve hot with ice cream!)

Welcome to my new blog!

Well, today I was pointed in the direction of a couple of challenge blogs, so I thought it might make sense to have somewhere to post my responses to those challenges, without cluttering up my day to day (or month to month) musings! Of course, if you'd rather read those, you can just hop over to my Leapblog!

My intention is to link the challenge blogs on the right hand side of this blog and prefix my post titles with the relevant blog, but we'll see how that works out!