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Friday, 23 July 2010

Back to summer

Before I launch into today's card I'd like to thank all of you for your comments in both the Christmas and Blogaversary competitions. Your stories in both have left me laughing and all warm and fuzzy inside :-D
I thought I would give Christmas a break today and maybe that would help improve the weather :-D We've had a alot of rain lately...but that's usually typical of a) school holidays and b) Fair Fortnight! Today's supposed to be ok but from tomorrow...rain :-S
I promised you more Jack's and here is one of them....Jack and the Worm (me thinks a competition is in order to give my stamps a bit more exciting names lol)
And if you'll notice I moved away from the same layout that seemed to be planted in my brain for the last few cards.

Look what you find when you open drawers that haven't seen the light of day in years....cork!! I thought it would be perfect with Jack and the Worm (inward groan heehee) I noticed on the price sticker I bought it in Nash's .... Nash's is responsibe for all of this as it's where I took my very first beginner's stamping class (I won't bore you AGAIN with the details). My class was 10 years ago this December and it's been closed for about 8 years so that's how long people!!

Poor Mr Worm...looks like he got a right big shock when Jack pulled him from his nice warm home!

I couldn't get the sand (you could also colour it in as dirt :-D) to look textured enough so I thought my yellowy glitter would do the trick...yes or no? I used a small silver nailhead for the bucket handle screw and a big of GA on the shovel and rubber of his running shoes for a bit of effect.
I'm meeting up with Moira and her daughter Chloe this afternoon for a Ruby/Magnum/Lily catch up and possibly bounce some ideas around :-D
Hope you all have a great weekend. Don't forget to leave your comments for a chance to win the gorgeous new stamps.
Thanks for stopping by
Catch ya later x


del-16.p said...

Another wonderful card Kerry.Using cork as a background for Jack is a brilliant idea.
Have a great weekend.

funky farm scrapbook said...

Well that's the nicest looking dirt or sand I've ever seen! Very sparkley and I like sparkles!!!

Loving the new stamp and I love the Anna Sophia papers, shame they're retired now :(

Oh.... I missed my update... how's the net progress???

Elaine said...

Love this one and I recognise the pose! My 2 found a worm in the garden and named it Mr Wormy. They played and played with it and stretched it until it was, well, dead. They insisted Mr Wormy was just fine - I didn't have the heart to tell them they'd killed him lol. x

Rita said...

What a Cute card, I am just loving them all. Hugs Rita xxx

craftyrufus said...

Jack is so adorable, I can't wait to get a hold of him for Euan and his chums!!!

Roni said...

Love your card Kerry, reminds me when we used to make mud and worm pies when we were wee, my mother was so proud! LOL!
I love the sand glittering in the sun! Lovely!
Roni :O) xox

Jeanie said...

Ooooh, I love Jack and the worm!! The sparkle in the sand is a cool effect too! Hmmm, now that I think of it, I believe I have some of that cork too!! Now where did I put it??

Lyndi said...

I think this is my favourite Jack. He looks so pleased with himself. My two boys tend to find frogs and newts in our garden, sometimes wish it was just worms they found! You could call this stamp 'Buried Treasure' coz Jack looks so pleased with himself at finding the wee worm...

... and I remember Nash's well. Still miss that shop. I remember they used to have a Christmas sale on the 1st June every year.