Monday, 16 August 2010

A couple of challenges

On Saturday we left home at about 9.30am and headed for the Rose Bowl, to watch the finals of the T20 Cricket competition. Hampshire had reached the semi-final stage, but weren't really expected to get much further. They played the first match against Essex...and won and so went into the final. The weather could have been kinder, we had to get under the umbrella several times and the second match couldn't be completed because of rain. They have a complicated method entitled Duckwoth/Lewis for working out the winner in a situation like this, which gave Somerset the lead over Nottingham and so they became our opponents for the final match.
At about 11.15pm under the floodlights, the match ended with a tied score, but as we had lost one fewer wicket...we won! Wonderful! It was a very long day, and since then I've had a sore back and a stiff shoulder. Oh dear, what it is to be getting old! It was fun whilst it lasted.
Anyway here are a couple of cards I made today.
The first one is for Bah Humbug! Angels or Fairies!
Corrosive Challenge - Faux Techniques (stitching)
2 Sisters - Stitching (Faux)
Everybody Art- Check it out
Stamp Something - Fairy Tale Somethings
The image is Anita's and the sentiment, Hero Arts.
As you might image with one look at this card, it's for the sketch from the Clean & Simple Challenge.
The stamp is Unity and the sentiment Hero Arts, stamped with Stampin' Up Mellow Moss ink.


  1. What lovely cards especially the 'wishing you well' card.

  2. I bet you really enjoyed the day, we heard the fireworks in the evening! Lovely always

  3. Chrissie i really like the clean and simple look, so much less work to do as well lol..
    Great cards.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  4. Love the CAS card Chrissie. I must confess I'm getting hooked on their challenges. x

  5. Beautiful cards Chrissie. Love the clean and simple style, it comes so well to you. Told my new colleague to look out for you at the Rosebowl but he said he wouldn't because he was probably going to be at the 'drinking end' and he would embarrass you!!

  6. Awww Chrissie, those cards are adorable. Especially the "wishing you well", WOW!
    TFS, Dee xx

  7. Such a pretty card Chrissie!!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at the 2 Sisters Challenge - show us your stitching!

    Jo x

  8. Hello Chrissie

    What a beautiful and stunning card. Your gingham background is the perfect accompliment for such a cutie angel. Perfect colouring with a touch of sparkly wings. Gorgeous. You do Clean and Simple to perfection.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah!Humbug!


  9. I love the crisp freshness of gingham and you have used it perfectly as a complement to your fairy. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah Humbug

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  10. Both cards are fabulous Chrissie even though they are totally different. I love gingham,the red and the image in the first and the stunning simplicity of the second x

  11. This card is stunning! I love clean & simple. I can't do it. But love it!

    Hugs Gwendolyn

  12. This is wonderful! Thanks for playing at the 2 sisters challenge blog. Watch out for our new challenge on Saturday! Hugs Tina

  13. Just beautiful Chrissie - I love the green card.

  14. I just LOVE the shade of green in the second card Chrissie...

    I wouldn't worry about the back age being associated with age... i'm sure it had more to do with the damp weather - anyone would suffer after a day like that!!!

    Paula x x x


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