Sunday, 6 November 2011

Changes afoot at Sir Stampalot Challenge, and we've moved in at last!

As from this month, Sir Stampalot Challenge is looking a little different! The starting date of each challenge will now be the first Sunday of the month, (instead of the first day of the month) which means that most months, our challenge will run until the end of the month................unless the first Sunday falls on the first of the month...............but if this all sounds rather complicated, don't worry, as there is list of exact dates on the challenge blog sidebar so you will be able to check when each challenge begins.

Apart from that everything remains the same, fun themes, great prizes from Sir Stampalot, our monthly Top 3 and of course inspiration from the Design Team.

Anyway, on to the theme for November, which is


The task is to use those two colours on your entry, with a stunning selection of stash for this month's prize!

We have now moved into our new house, and are currently unpacking boxes and trying to decide where to put things! I am in the process of organising my new craft room, with many boxes yet to be opened, so I was rather limited in my choice of materials, not to mention desk space, to make my sample this month! I decided on a simple easel card to celebrate our move to Scotland.

The background was coloured with Chipped Sapphire and Bundled Sage Distress Stains, stamps used were by Heritage Rubber Stamp Co. (the  castle) and Chocolate Baroque (thistle). Unfortunately I can't remember where the sentiment is from (may have been a magazine freebie). I stamped it on a Nestie shape. Some tartan ribbon (for which many thanks, Sally!) completed the Scottish look. 

This is what my craft room looked like until yesterday!

Now, however, I have some lovely new shelves, built by my DH, so I will be able to get a bit more organised. This is Phase One, along the back wall!

Phase Two will be similar, along the adjoining wall! More photos to follow in due course!

I am loving being here. It's so peaceful and green (mostly thanks to all the rain we've been having since we got here!) and I keep getting distracted from the sorting out by the wonderful views and the local wildlife. Many varieties of birds, as well as rabbits, a mouse and a stoat, are regular visitors to our garden. Heron and flocks of geese fly over. There have been a few dry days! This was one of them. The view is from our garden.

I even managed to get a picture of the sunrise!

It feels good to be posting on the blog again, and I hope it won't be too long before I can get back to visiting and commenting again. Hope to see you all soon!


brenda said...

There's an awful lot of stash to sort there Lynne and with the fabulous view I am thinking it might take some time.

But I am sure it will be wonderful when it's all finished and I can see you dissapearing in there for days on end.

I love how you have used your now location to influence your DT peice this month.

Have a good Sunday - more sorting out no doubt.

B x

pinky said...

Looks like you are settling in well Lynne, especially now you've got shelves lol. Love your gorgeous creation, beautiful scene and looks like you will be well inspired by the gorgeous views from your new home:)

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a beautiful and serene card Lynne.
I look forward to seeing pictures of your craft room once you have it sorted out.
What a fabulous place you live!
Hugs, Clare x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Lynne. Hope you get your stash all housed on your lovely new shelves so you can create in comfort.(Well Done to Clive!) I might just use that sunrise as inspiration next time my brayer is out!

lisa said...

I love that the card shows your new roots, Lynne, the tartan ribbon is perfect.
I don't envy you sorting out all that craft stash, although it looks like it's well on the way with those great shelves. What a handy hubby you have
If I had those views, I don't think I'd get much done either, they are stunning.
Lovely to see you back in blogland.
hugs Lisax

craftimamma said...

Lovely to read you are now well and truly installed in your new home even if you still have to unpack. I can see your craftroom is going to be a wonderful place to spend your spare time although I can imagine the temptation to just gaze out the window is hard to resist with such a beautiful view. The sunrise photo is stunning. Love your very apt card too Lynne.

I wish you and Clive many, many happy years in your new home.

Lesley Xx

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Lynne love the card fold and colours a super card.
Lorraine x

Stella said...

It's wonderful to read that you are settling in and enjoying being in Scotland. It;s quite a big step to move to Scotland but it sounds great! The view from your house is amazing and getting unpacked and put it all in place in your craft room will be fun too!

Your card is spot on the challenge andI love the subtle shades of blue and green. That castle stamp is amazing!

Tracy said...

Fabulous blue and green creation Lynne, great image and a great design. Happy crafting
Tracy x

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