Thursday, December 2, 2010

Heating it up for The Southern Girls

Most years this would be an appropriate challenge for December, but this year is unseasonable cool and wet!! This is the forth morning in a row I have waken up to rain, I cannot in my lifetime remember such an occurrence happening, esp as it has continued to rain throughout the day.

Anyway onto our latest challenge, heating it up for Southern Girls. When I first saw this challenge I immediately thought of a heat gun, I am not very proficient with mine yet, but then other possibilities also came to light esp when i saw which way all the other Dt girls went.

They have used burnt paper edges, candle heat to make flowers (love this idea, will have to give it a go!), hot glue guns and of course the heat guns with embossing powders.

I used my heat gun on the green stamp -

as well as some melted wax on the cardstock (not particularly archival safe but smells very yummy, it was a christmassy scented candle..)

The story behind the Lo is from a couple of weeks ago on a Friday night. I had put Henry to bed saying he could read until dad came to say goodnight. I went upstairs and put a movie on to watch. Geoff followed a little while later. I assumed he had seen Henry but he had been distracted with work matters and had forgotten. After a few hours, midnight to be exact, I went to check on Henry. I walked in (through his suspiciously closed door) and his book fell off his bedside table. Henry jumped up to replace it, I thought he was startled out of sleep by me checking him, until I saw the huge triumphant grin on his face. Yep, he'd finished a whole Deltora Quest book that night.

He still made it to cricket the next morning...

Ok enough talking, go check out the Southern Girls Challenge site, great prizes again. For International entrants there's a chance to win some of Karen's Doodles - I have used one of her images on my Lo, that very cute little reading critter in the circle,

and NZ/Aus girls there's a generous voucher from Scrappin Patch.

Have great day xx

PS I did get into trouble when Meaghan saw I had used the banned photo for a Lo, sigh. I just won't show her next time ;)


Viv said...

Karen, love the story behind this! LOL! Cheeky sod!
Love your LO, and great idea with the candle wax. Viv xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hehehehe...about her seeing the photo!! I thought it was a gorgeous one!! :):):):):) And this lo is STUNNING! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos, the title and loving the frame! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Basslady said...

fabulous layout! really fun to look at!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo