Thursday, 29 August 2013

Ribbons, ribbons & more ribbons!

Earlier this month the little community that I live in had it's annual "fair" where all the locals enter their wares with the hopes of winning a ribbon. I am one of those locals (I'm also the president of the garden club who sponsors the fair) so of course I had a "few" entries. We have sections for cut flowers, flower arrangements, planters, veggies, baking, crafts & photography. I managed to have entries in all but the photography section this year (my printer was out of commission so I couldn't print my pics) & collected lots of lovely ribbons!


This is my favorite project I did this summer! A fairy was so much fun to put together & I am hoping to convince the committee to have a whole "fairy garden" section next year. The fairy house is a little wooden birdhouse that I covered with small stones & moss for the roof. I made the arbor from twigs & planted some sedum that grew over it. I used a sea shell as a little pond & the "gazing ball" beside the pond is a golf tee with a marble glued to the top. The plants on either side are lobelia & Irish moss. The moss was covered in tiny white flowers right up until a few days before the show (of course) This won a coveted red ribbon!
Here are some more of my entries....there are lots....hope you don't get bored! (this is about half of them!) The first ones were in the flower arranging section:
    This one we were to use marigolds & succulents....this also got a red ribbon.     
 This was to be an all green arrangement & include a "blarney stone" (my stone was actually from Ireland!)
 This one was an arrangement of grasses & grains. This is the first time I have entered anything in the arranging sections so I was thrilled to win ribbons!
                                                    Outdoor planter for the shade.
                               This was the craft special: a 2 page layout featuring "winter fun"
                                                                 2 page layout
                                                               1 page layout
                                                      Hallowe'en ribbon
                                                                       Easter craft
                              Christmas card & any occasion card (my first "never ending" card)
                                                    Christmas craft.....snowmen in a jar
                               mini album....our trip to the redwood forest this ribbon

handmade jewellery
I am already starting to think of stuff for next year!!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Copy Cat!

I was nosing around blogland yesterday & stopped at one of my favorite sites only to discover this adorable image & that it was a freebie to use in a challenge. (thanks to Jennifer Scull for the heads up!) The challenge is at Digi Darla & as well as using this sweet image you are challenged to "copy" one of the design teams cards...I "sort of" copied Julie's card & I really like the way it turned out! I am going to keep this really short because I am just going to slip in to the challenge under the wire. (it closes in a couple of hours!!) So, the DP papers are from Paper Studio; image is Digi Darla; colored with prismacolor pencils & copics (a first for me); the sentiment is from Penny Black & the buttons are from my stash. 
I am entering in the following challenges:
Digi Darla....copy cat
Crafts & Me.....ATG
Inky Impressions.....button it
The Paper Shelter.....ATG
Ladybug Crafts.....floral (flower on digi & the buttons)
One Crazy Stamper.....birthday
The Crafters Café.....ATG