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
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.