Thursday 10 July 2014

Thursday Ten on the Tenth

Fun in the sun is the inspiration at Time Out Challenges.  So I went  for something very out of character for me and produced this card.

Not my usual sort of thing at all!  But I'm hoping you'll think it's fun!

I started out using the sunray stencil in shades of yellow and orange - pretty much the sort of thing I usually do - and blinged it up with Wink of Stella.

Then I remembered a set of stamps that were a freebie gift from a magazine - so long ago can't remember which one - and they seemed to fit the 'fun' element of the challenge.  Loving the sentiment and who hasn't asked this question at some point?

And the image is such a hoot too!  So I couldn't resist and got colouring and cutting and had fun putting this card together.

Stamps: Acid Drops & Whatnots, magazine freebie
Inks: SU, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie
Colours: SU, Stampin'write, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, tangerine tango, real res; Flexmarker, blush
Stencil: Memory box, texture shine
Die: Clearly Besotted, Tag-along
Embellishments: doodlebug mini pearls, Spring assortment; Wink of Stella, clear

And now for my ten on the tenth.  My theme for July is 'where I live' and I've collected together some photos to showcase the best parts of my village.

1. The car park next to the village green with the village pub in the background.  Rumoured that Dick Turpin, the notorious C18 highwayman, stayed here.

2. The Almshouses, situated across the green from the previous photo.

3. A traditional UK telephone box, also near the green.

4. The church, built in 1300's in the decorated style of the period.  It's adorned inside and out with many statues, gargoyles, beasts, royal faces, angels and animals leaping from the world and imagination of the 14th century stone carvers.

5. A distant view of the church taken from one of the public footpaths that wander across and around  farmers' fields.

6. A game of cricket taking place on the playing field - very British & traditional!

7.  Our famous eight sailed windmill - the only surviving eight sailed windmill in the country - and it's in working order.  I have to own up to this & the next couple of photos dating from last Summer - the sails are currently being replaced and the windmill is looking a bit naked at the moment.

8. A view of the windmill from another footpath across another farmer's field.

9. The railway station showing the signal box and level crossing gates, one of the few remaining manned crossings still in operation - but who knows for how much longer!

10. And a bit of a naughty photo taken looking along the train tracks towards the windmill and station.  The lines are perfectly safe, not electric, and not at all busy, probably one train every two hours. But I still felt I was doing something I shouldn't, had my husband with me as look out and felt better once I was off the tracks. Guess I'm just not much of a risk taker!

Well that's me finished for today.  Thanks so much for looking and for all the lovely comments you've been leaving recently.



  1. What a fun card and so perfect for our challenge. I adore the sentment and the sun ray stencil with the wink of stella is the perfect background. What great photos! You live ina lovely village but I can't see where you have said it is? I am guessing not near London! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT x

  2. Your card is so funny, I really like it! The sun rays look beautiful and the sentiment makes me giggle. Thanks for taking TIME OT and joining our challenge!

  3. What a great way to use the stencil! And a beautifuland funny and great collored image! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and join us!


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