We had a fabulous weekend, it started with the new Challenge blog going live - Thank you Lisa for setting it all up and to the DT ladies for kicking it off in style! If you haven't seen it yet, pop over here:
Things just got better from there! The clan were all set to go to the Maritime festival in Belfast and right as we were getting into the car we all decided to ditch the crowds and bustle and head for the country! I am so glad we did! We ended up at Springhill House, a lovely old house near Cookstown. We'd never been there before but already we're making plans to go back with a pic-nic.
It is a glorious place I've heard it's haunted and i'm itching to see inside but there was a country fair on in the grounds and we were so entertained that we never made it inside!! Kept it for another day, I have a few pics of the place here for you at the end of the post. Right now, I have a card!! shock!!
I had this idea for a sort of inverted frame, I used two dies (Spellbinders labels 12) close in size. I laid them on top of a scene I built up (on a piece of square card aleady cut to size) with stamps from the Asian Gardens set and then simply ran it all through the cuttlebug. One thing I did do was invert my cuttle bug cutting sandwich so's I could see the dies on the card as I ran it through and I held the dies in place with a few pieces of ripped (not cut - leaves hard edges) post-it note.
Then I simply mount the 3 pieces on the cad at different heights using dimensionals! I mounted the centre panel highest (two layers of foam dimensional) the immediate frame was stuck directly to the card base and the outer frame was put on one layer of foam dimensionals. I like how this turned out!! virtually no effort at all! LOL
A little wrought iron gate leads to a magnificent Copper Beech tree.
The back of the house viewed through the rhododendrons.
Inside the little bookshop on the grounds, where I scored many, many Maeve Binchy novels at exactly the right price!! DD got a bargain Harry Potter hardback! Wee tiny ones got piles of picture books and DH was rewarded with a single boiled sweet for his patience! LOL
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