The Pink Pumpkin Patch

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Oh ye Gods.... My Sis took these photos this morning at the bottom of the garden (thanks Nat!)
Please spiderlings.....stay there and don't migrate to my bedroom!

Chicken Soup Recipe # 13

Hi again :)

I didn't think I would attempt this one, but then thought what the hey!
I chose this photo of my Gran, my Mum and her 2 sisters. This photo was taken in Scheveningen in 1947/48 I think. Scheveningen is a seaside district in The Hague, Holland. I love this photo and have been meaning to scrap it for years and years. The inspiration I took from recipe 13 was the fabrics and trimmings. I printed the photo on canvas and used various other bits to give it that vintage nostalgia feeling. Thanks for visiting :) xxx

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A couple of old layouts

I wanted to upload a few more layouts from before blogland. Some are digi, some just old-fashioned paper and glue :)


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Chicken Soup Recipe #12

Ok, so I had way too much time on my hands the last few days, but only managed to produce one card. Not good!

I was asked to make a wedding card for a friend and the remit was loose. She told me a bit about the Bride and Groom though and that's why this is such a personal card that will never be reproduced for any other wedding.
The groom is a bit of a hippie by all accounts and loves restoring  old VW vans, the Bride is hugely into animal rights and rescuing woofers, so I went with the converted mystery machine and left Scooby in the front. Photoshop was the order of the day on Saturday, as the silhouette couple took me a loooooong time to complete.
I tried to make it a bit more romantic with a few glitters, pearls and a bit of Bazzil edge strips.

I hope that the elements from recipe #12 have come through :)
Thanks for looking and I hope you like!

Monday, September 13, 2010

You'd think I'd learn.........

After the Strawberry fiasco earlier this year.
Only now the hens are bigger, bolder and will go where no hen has previously gone before.
Let me explain..... While trying to dig the last of the spuddlies for dinner tomorrow night (Justin and Aydee are coming over!) {Yay} the darn hens got in and snatched up what they could and pecked holes in everything that wasn't 3 foot off the ground, including pecking off the plaster on my finger, but that's another story.
I plucked some Curly Kale for dinner tonight, placing it cunningly on top of the nets and out of reach, only for the blimmin wind to blow it onto the ground  behind the nets. Unfortunate for me, fortunate for the hens as they were able to get into the small space between the nets and the very thorny rose bushes and have a lovely feast. The eggs will have a faint cabbagey flavour tomorrow methinks!
Ah well, I suppose I can live with the loss of the cabbage and the plaster, a few spuds were saved for tomorrow and I managed to get in before the next tropical storm hit *Rolls Eyes*

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chicken Soup Recipe #11

Well, here we are again, I really enjoyed this one and had a bit of fun with the theme.
My hens create a big mess wherever they go and I feel it's only fair to warn unsuspecting visitors! ;)
This sign isn't suitable to hang outside all the time, as it's sure to rain sooner or later (heavy dose of sarcasm there) but I love it and will print some more up and experiment with weather proofing.
Thanks for the inspiration girls!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chicken Soup Recipe #10

Soooooooooo, finally got the blog working again, the Summer has well and truly gone for another year and now that I'm back into a routine with school, it's time to get creative again.

I chose to do a montage of Summer photos for this challenge, as this Summer saw the arrival of our four sweet hens, a brand new veggie patch and for a change, a goodly amount of sunshine. All of which means tons of photos to get through.

I'm not over the moon with the way this layout progressed, it's still not right, but I've messed with it too long and it wasn't improving for the length of cooking time.
Let's see what #11 brings :)

In the meantime, here is number 10. I hope you like it better than I do.