Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Penny's ATC Challenge (bogof)

As promised in my last post I've caught up with the challenge...made the ATC's for both July and August.

For July I used a background from Crafty Individuals and various TH bits and pieces:

I chose the colours to represent our poor Buddleia that is no more.....the flowers and leaves have all gone and the branches have all been chopped/sawn in half.
At least Max had fun...grabbing sticks and running round the garden with them.

For August there was only one theme I could use:

I used scraps of the free papers from Simply Homemade plus Union Jack ribbon, a large brad (meant to be gold but think it's probably "bronze"), a floating flag cut from a photo and "London" cut on the Cricut.

I've started a series of LOs for the Olympics...but will save them for another day.

DH is on holiday this I decided to give myself a week off too!
He's currently repairing my half of the wardrobe.....great clatter the other evening.....the top shelf had given way and brought down my hanging clothes are in the boy's room in a great heap and therefore difficult to get at.
All my fault apparently as the vac bags of winter stuff that I piled up on the shelf were much too heavy....sigh.
 At least no-one has said (yet) that I have too many clothes!

I'm hoping to catch up on my Blog hopping today. Fingers crossed the laptop behaves.
Carmen, thank Craig for his suggestion please...:)
I don't think it's the battery as I have it plugged into the wall most of the time. It does seem to be overheating though so I'm using it in short, sharp bursts and then putting it into hibernation. That has, so far, done the trick!

I spent yesterday afternoon with QVC on TV whilst reading and crafting. I was very good and only ordered the TSV (a card kit for...the word that Jo won't let me mention!) and some gold and silver leaves to use as embellishments...oh and 100 sheets of Bazzill in 25 colours.....that's to share with Pat worked out at 25p per sheet compared to the normal 45/50p we pay....and I do use a lot of it!

Think it's time to cool the laptop down......


craftattack said...

Hi Sue, nice work, glad your laptop is behaving if only in short bursts! Valerie

BadPenny said...

What delightful ATC's for both months. As usual I am still to make mine so think I will have to do three together !
Jess's laptop overheated the other day.
I must have more clothes now as I used to be able to keep them all in the wardrobe & drawers all year... now I have to do winter / summer & stash in a suitcase under the bed !

Joanna said...

Great ATC's - I especially like the August one which brings back very happy memories of the London Olympics.

Hahaha, well done for not saying the C-word - it offends me ;D


Carmen said...

Speed blogging eh? Love these ATC's and the Olympic one is very fitting! Like Jo - it makes me smile!

Shuddering at the C-word!

Daniella said...

You have been a busy bee haven't you!! Both ATC's are awesome, and loading too many space bags should be rewarded!! You were keeping it tidy. AND spending the day with QVC is really fun!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice - love them tfs - its very hard trying to leave a message on the blogs that have word vertification!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the Olympic theme ATC! As you say, what else for August!
In answer to your question on my blog, the Cameo is the die cutting machine that replaced the craft Robo. You design on the pc and it prints and cuts your shapes. CCx