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!
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