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Monday, 23 May 2011

A Gem of a Challenge # 21, A Spoonfull of Sugar # 152, Craft Us Crazy # 8, Dream Valley # 7, Moving Along With The Times # 99, Papertake Weekly

Got a chance to make a card this morning as I didn't see much point starting housework, etc when Shannon was only in school for 2 hours or so for her AS English Literature exam. She had her Spanish and French orals last week and her Spanish AS written exam is this Wednesday.

I am entering my card into six challenges:-

A Gem of a Challenge # 21 - Aqua, Lemon and Pink
A Spoonfull of Sugar # 152 - Anything Goes (too late)
Craft Us Crazy # 8 - Something New or Favourite Embellishments - Papers are one of my most recent set and the woodware punches are my favourite flowers
Dream Valley # 7 - Dig out the old to use with the new - Papers - New - Image Old
Moving Along With The Times # 99 - Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Bloom & Grow - Use flowers or Molly Bloom image - Flowers
Hope my card is suitable for these challenges

Have put in these two photos as wasn't sure which one was better

Inside of card

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
Papers - Dovecraft
Image - Pink Gem
Coloured with Distress Inks
Sentiment - Pink Gem
Pearls - Mei Flower
Woodware Punches

Tried to distress the edges again with my blender sponge but smudged the flowers by accident.  Not really happy with this card but at least its a start at making them again.

Have been really busy this last week or so as it had been our local road races - North West 200 - and we are either out at the practice racing sessions or at the pitts during the week.  Race day was on Saturday and was a disaster. Weather played a large part in it as it was really wet and isn't safe for the riders.  We were on one of the grandstands at the paddocks and got soaked.  First race went very well and Hollie was cheering her favourite rider on - Cameron Donald - he finished second and she was really chuffed.  Wasn't able to see him this year as everytime she went round to his paddock stand he wasn't there, so she was disappointed.  What happened next you couldn't have predicted - an announcement to say due to circumstances beyond their control, could everyone please leave the paddocks - security alert.  This was at 12.15pm and they said racing would commence again at 1pm.  You couldn't really check and make a large area safe in 45 mins.  Racing was held up indefinitely and it just got wetter and wetter.  Time for home.  Watched the rest on the red button on the tv.  No more racing, when they had a practice lap, a bike was leaking oil and it wasn't safe.  They tried to clean it up but it was just made worse as it was only resurfaced recently.  Should have been called off long before 5.30pm.  Felt sorry for the riders as they sat on the grid all afternoon wanting to race.  Spectators waited but ended up going home after  seeing no more racing.  Really disappointed in the whole event this year. Even before race day it lacked atmosphere, etc. Here are a couple of photographs which I got on Friday night.

William Dunlop and Hollie

Michael Dunlop and Hollie.  Both brothers but race for different teams

Gary Johnston and Hollie

Adrian Archibald and his son with Hollie

Apart from the racing, this is one of our favourite things to do, spot the riders and get photographs and autographs.

Anyway, sorry for the long post and if you are not interested in road racing.  Thanks for popping by and I hope you have escaped the weather we are having.  Today showery with very strong gales.


Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Donna, the colours are so pretty. Fab photos too,
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Jill said...

Hi Donna, Such a shame that Saturday was such a wash-out at the races - especially when you all enjoy them so much. Lovely photos of Hollie though!
Lovely summery card with such pretty colours. The inside was finished off beautifully.
Hope the exams go well for your daughter.

Hugs, Jill

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Donna, lovely card - such a wee cutie. Great photos too! Luv Trish x

*mieke* said...

What a loveley pictures from your doughter...beautiful girl!!!
And your card is also stunning...I love your immage!
Hugs Mieke

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Donna, Ah so sorry about Saturday, Bad Weather is not good. Looks like you had fun when you could though. Love the card its super, thanks for playing along with my sketch on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

OH wow!! Your photos are just fab hun...We used to go to the Moto Gp at Donnington every year until we had the girls who are now 13 & 14 so this year I think we will be going...they don't mind watching it on tv but they like the touring cars better & we have been to a few WSBK meets over the years!! I love it!!
My favourite is & always will be Wayne Gardner I have got photos of me with him from when I was about 10....I have got loads of t-shirts & alsortsa stuff he gave to me, as well as hundreds of signed photos!!! I still keep intouc with hi through Facebook & Twitter!!!
Anyhoos you r car dis gorgeous hun, love the papers the colours are great!!

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Val said...

This is asuper cute. Thanks so much for joining us at MAWTT this week.

Carole of Brum said...

Your card is lovely, and the simple layout really suits the sweet style and the papers you chose. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

Rebekah said...

Chloe is super cute in the garden thanks for sharing ata gem of a challenge hugs rebekah xx

Kendra said...

Really like the inside you have made for this! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

xxxtglxxx said...

Aww Donna, what a shame about the weather. I cant believe I lost a week to it and managed to get NOTHING done! :) lol.

Love your card - sweet and pretty, and such a cute image. Thats quite a clever layout I think, it still looks crafted, yet also a bit CAS. Lovely clean and crisp edges - me like! :)

Thanks for sharing your pics too - I love to visit blogs which often share stories and pics - real life is just as important, and your daughter looks well chuffed in the pics. Kids are such a good excuse for a photo opportunity and to get someones autograph eh? ;) lol. I used to get to meet lots of footballers and cricketers in Nottingham when I was a kid, just because my mum or dad really wanted to meet em! :D lol.