Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bake Sale and Bad Weather

Good morning to you ... I hope you are well ...

This weeks challenge at City Crafter is 
"Bake Sale"
brought to us by sweet Kirsty ... with this gorgeous inspiration photo

Use something on your projects relating to baking ... images, recipes, cupcake ... or even a decorated home baked gift will suffice

A while ago I saw this lovely little case in the sales for £2.75


I thought it would make a nice gift for someone who like to make jam 

So this challenge gave me the opportunity to make a card to go with my gift


I tried to keep within the colours of the case as best I could and the style


I used plain white CS and printed the polka dot pattern straight onto it ... The background paper is My Minds Eye ... tape is Cosmo Cricket ... and the red is Core'dinations ...
The image I cut from a piece of Webster Pages (Cherry Pie) 


I've also used stickers from Melissa Frances, October Afternoon and some little chipboard pieces from Jennifer Ellory


This week our Guest Designer is Rebecca Deeprose ... a very talented lady who has been both a winner and spotlight Artist here at City Crafter ... her blog is very inspiring ... go take a look
 Our generous sponsor this week is Pixie Dust Paperie ... who are awarding the challenge winner a total of 10 yards of beautiful crinkle ribbon in 3 different colours! 


So come along and join us for your chance to win

On another note ... 

It's been another wet and wild August bank holiday here ...
There are two major events every August bank holiday in this part of the UK ... 

The Matthew Street Festival ... A musical extravaganza where Liverpool welcomes the world to celebrate in our musical history ... upcoming bands, groups and stars of the musical world put on free concerts ... the city is alive with sounds
Then there is the famous Cream Fields event ... literally held in the fields of Warrington not far from Liverpool ... Another 3 day event of live music ... again people flock from all over to be part of this event
Unfortunately on the first evening the rain came too ... Heavily ...  The Cream fields quickly became awash ... people in tents had a disasterous time as the rain continued until even the major roads flooded ... By Sunday morning it was all over for the annual event ... 

(Cream Fields photo credit)

Monday morning heralded another wet and windy day ... the forecast was not good and it was decided to then close the Matthew Street festival too ...

Typical Bank Holiday in the UK!

Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~
















18 comments:

cnelson said...

Ohhh my goodness ...I LOOOVE that jam making set and your card is absolutely PERFECT for it!! So sorry tor your wet and wild weather.

jacirascrap said...

Ros amada...li que não passou bem dias atrás...espero que já esteja totalmente recuperada! E...que sensacional sua maleta com os potes de geléia!!!! Ah...como voce tem uma sensibilidade tão tão appurada! Um maravilhoso presente...com um cartão que completa sua beleza!!! Sinto muito pelas chuvas (NOSSA...que enchente!) e pelos shows...

Sue said...

A fabulous vintage creation....such a shame about the rain!
xx

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness! That photo of the flooding is awful. Bet that was a scary place to be for a lot of people. I'm afraid we're going to be facing this kind of flooding with the storm. Things are pretty calm so far but it's a slow mover which is NOT good.
I really like that Jam box you found. The colors are fabulous and I think you did an amazing job of matching your card to it. Fantastic inspiration Ros!

Sasha said...

This is really lovely, Ros. It reminds me of an old Bero recipe book that belonged to my mum. Gorgeous little tape measure, spoons and such pretty tied bows x

Michelle said...

Oh Ros! I love the vintage style card you made! Perfect addition to the gift box! Love how you added two differect ribbons!
I feel so sorry for the guy swimming in the pool of mud! You can't help the floods when the rain comes down so quick and heavy! Cream Fields sounds like a fun event!

Sylvia said...

Such a wonderful find, Ros, and your card matches beautifully!Love all the bits and pieces you added! So sorry about all the rain, except for a little here and there, there is drought and traffic on the Mississippi river is halted because the river is too low. Have a wonderful evening and hope your September is not so wet!

Ira Huberts said...

What a brilliant set this is Ros! I can see why you couldn't resist this lovely case (especially at this bargain price!) and what a stunningly good looking matching card you made, spot on! Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

What a cute little gift - and the card you made to go with it is just wonderful! The picture from Cream Fields is horrifying, though. When you said it rained heavily I first thought about how nasty it is to be out camping in mud... but this is a whole different league...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is amazing Ros, they look like the perfect pair, you sure you didn't make that cute case as well! : )

Thanks for helping with the blog, I just got home an hour ago, to my empty nest : (

Time to catch up with all those wonderful blogs!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Ros, I'm still trying to close my mouth.....that scene with tent tops and swimmer leave me gobsmacked!! Your card is fabulous!!! I love the colors and the vintage feel of it~ super!!

Heather Jensen said...

This is just a darling match to that cute jam making set. You were able to match it very well. :)

Hugs~

Linda R said...

What a fabulous set. It couldn't be any cuter. That card is fabulous. So sorry to hear about all the bad weather.. I just wish we could figure out a way to send some of that rain here..

Hugs~

Jak said...

OMGosh, that is stunning and I love the Jam set. Saw one similar, in a sale, a while back and wished Id bought it, but hubby in his wisdom said I would just look at it lovingly and not use it....Like he knows anything haha x

Lynnda said...

This is so pretty!!! I love this bits... My new fave of yours... hugs...xoxo

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! It looks like y'all need to share some of the rain. What a bummer!

Your project is way fun! What a great gift, and the color palette is right up my alley! Plus, I adore the vintage appeal!

Lucille K said...

This jam making set is wonderful and your card is a perfect match, just love it :)

lauren bergold said...

what an awesome set and i looooooove how amazingly you've matched your lovely card to it! i'm still hoping to get in on the "baking" theme (at the LAST MINUTE o'course) at CCCB... i don't bake IRl but i love to make CUPCAKE CARDS!!!!!! ♥♥♥

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