Remembering

Another Monday, another week and another new challenge begins at Crafty Boots. It’s been a little while since I posted here so let me first show you a couple of pictures from the rest of my week. We were lucky enough to visit the fabulous gardens at Chatsworth House, close to where I live. In addition to their spectacular fireworks display, this year they also had a “fire garden;” lots of sculptures filled with flame! Not easy to photograph but take a look at a couple of the better pictures:

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I’ve also been busy, as usual, out and about cooking as part of my job. Here I am channelling my inner Nigella with a couple of other faces you may recognise:

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And I also zipped over to Liverpool to cook at one of our conferences at Goodison Park, home of Everton FC:

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Now on today’s project for the Crafty Boots remembrance/giving thanks challenge. I’ve chosen to make a sympathy card for a friend of mine whose father died recently:

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The poppy tree is a digi stamp from A Day for Daisies. I coloured the tree with Polychromos and then inked the background and grass with distress inks, spritzing with a little water. Once dry, I added just a whisper of red glitter to the poppy flowers. I used red raffia across the card and secured the sentiment, which is from a Darkroom Door word strip, with a tiny, heart-topped white peg.

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Make sure you buzz over to Crafty Boots to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and we’d love it if you linked up your projects. Anything that commemorates an event or person would be just perfect. Thanks for buzzing by.


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Remembering — 4 Comments

  1. I loved the photo journal of your past week, no one could ever say your life is dull.

    This card is outstanding, such a haunting image, the lone poppy tree on the top of a hill, with a crown of flowers. It seems so full of symbolism and so beautifully done.

    Dionne xx

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