Saturday, 23 April 2011

Cheers Cheers and more Cheers

A quick post from me today to do three things:

  • Firstly to wish you all a Happy St George's Day.  Despite St George being the patron saint of England, any celebrations are pretty low key, mores the pity.  Apparently St George's Day used to be a major feast day and national holiday between the 13th and 18th centuries ... not any more.  In fact some say that it has actually been postponed until May 2nd because of Easter?!?!


  • And also to show you my latest page using my April Counterfeit Kit for the CKCB's 3rd challenge about favourite food (or drink).  Now beer isn't actually my favourite tipple, but a cold, cold bottle of it can't be beat on a hot, hot day!  This particular bottle was helping me cool down in Egypt at the end of last year.  The stamp edge border was made by punching out regular half circles with the largest punch of my Silent Setter.


  • And finally to share the news that I managed to get through the first round of the UKS Scrap Factor competition.  Phew!!  My Round Two page, based on this week's Advert Challenge is already with the judges but there is still plenty of time for anyone else to have a go and upload their own advert inspired pages to the special galleries here.  I'm still not quite sure when the deadline is for playing along for prizes ... I think that the deadline for Round One's Colour Challenge is tomorrow evening!  Round Three's theme will be announced on Monday if you fancy joining in with that too.

14 comments:

Cheri said...

good luck on the challenge!

Sian said...

Oh, well done Jemma! Best of luck with the next round and Happy Easter!

Gem's Crafts said...

Congratulations for making it through the first round. Good luck with the next rounds :)

furrypig said...

congrats on getting through, I must take a look at all the work over on UKS and I might even join in one of these days!

Scribble Monster said...

Hi Jemma, firstly congrats on becoming a scrap factor finalist, it's well deserved and i look forward to seeing your work. You have a cheerleader here! Secondly, I love this layout, the alphas are great, but I really love the stamp outline on the matting and the 3/4 doodled border and the layers in the left corner. Really fab all round! xx Jen

ms.schwiet said...

The stamp outlining and patten on the paper is so perfect with the subject.

S said...

Great dimension on your title. And good luck on the next round.

A Creative Operation said...

Great job!

Tricia said...

Congratulations and good luck! This is an awesome layout - thanks for sharing your border technique trick.

Lisa said...

cute layout - like the stamp effect. good luck on the competition and happy st georges day!

alexa said...

Well done so far! and love that meticulous punching-out!

Winnie said...

Congratulations on making it through. Good luck with the next stage! Well done on having enough patience to punch out all those half circles for the stamp border!

Margie said...

I love this page! Great layout!! Congrats on making it through the first round!

Missus Wookie said...

Congratulations on getting through the round! Cool use of the setter to make the stamp border edge.

We celebrated St George's Day yesterday with a cream tea. Love making and eating scones, although I do coffee not tea :)