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Monday, 27 October 2008

Gothic arch challenge-wee witches

Well I had a wonderful weekend away but more on that later... for now here is my entry for this weeks Gothic arch challenge which is 'wee witches'. Most kiddies love Halloween but my little witch (image from Lisa's altered art) don't look too happy ...lol Maybe she didn't get many treats... or maybe she's thinking she will have to share with her companions Mr bird and her faithful black cat so her candy won't stretch very far :D It could be however that she just doesn't feel too happy about wasting time having her photo taken when she could be out having fun trick 'a' treating... what do you think?

On my arch I used Cosmo Cricket Halloween goodies... just love the squirly rub-ons and the black chipboard letters...


and as all wee witches need their own little black cat companion... mine's a die cut with eyes that glow (didn't have bling small enough so opted for shiny silver pen).


More Halloween goodies to come this week leading up to the witching hour cos I had heaps of fun making some more to share with you last week... but you only get to see them one at a time or you will be here all day :D


Now then... my weekend away was totally fab... what do you get when you put together 4 kids on their best behaviour who decide to play together nicely (and that's a miracle on it's own) and 3 women who have shared a lifetime of memories and are the worlds best at being skitty with each other (in a nice way of course as only sisters can) ?


I'll tell you what you get... a totally wonderful couple of days filled with cupfuls of laughter, reminiscing and fun AND not a bit of alcohol in sight I may add... but then we really didn't need it I assure you :D We laughed 'till we thought we could laugh no more... only to start again to the point of hysterics... it ended up being painful but at the same time just what the doctor ordered. Even the kids were joining in...though most of the time they hadn't a clue what we were laughing at!!


The highlight of the weekend for me was a moment when I was laughing so hard I was forgetting to breathe... when my 10 yr old niece turned to me and said in an ever so serious voice "Auntie Christine you need to stop laughing so loud because you'll disturb the lady who lives in the flat below" "Oh is she an old Lady" says I... thinking that the noise would maybe be a bit much for her and feeling a tad guilty... to which the reply came "No but she's just passed her driving test" !!!!!!!! The result was to send me into another bout of spasmodic...gut wrenching laughter from which I thought I would never recover... Kids' don't you just love 'em. The only regret I have is that I forgot my camera because I was rushing around at the last minute to go away and missed so many fab opportunities for brill' photos... but I guess you can't have everything eh :D


Thanks for popping by... see you soon


hugs


Chris xx

38 comments:

Denise said...

Sounds as though you had a wonderful time with your family! Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall ;) A good laugh works wonders!
Hugs
Denise
oxoxoxox

Terrie B x said...

Well your Arch is `beautiful` and well it sounds like you had the most fun Chris...Glad you had a great Weekend there:)~X~

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your arch is so much fun, Love the view to show the depth of it as well. Poor little trick or treater, maybe her hat is too tight? :)

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Chris this is amazing.
What an incredible arch. So lovely.

Kristen Hermanny said...

I love how you matted the candy corn and hat. The picture is great too showing how you popped her off the arch.
x
happy crafting.

herminesplace said...

Absolutetly gorgeous.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is wonderful!!

Gillian said...

Love all the detail to your arch, your right she doesn't look happy, aww bless:)

Chriss Rollins said...

this arch is even more amazing in life and I am thrilled to say I am the proud owner of this little witch ...Chris was at mine on one of our crafting sessions and
I watched the arch being created... I am sure she looks sad BCOS we didn't share our chocolate with her Chris.

glad you had a great time with family at the weekend.
chriss x

Jaqi said...

Glad you had a good weekend, I love the way you have mounted everything on your arch with black card, it doesnt half make it stand out well. It looks great , bless her I wonder whata she was thinking when this was taken.....She looks scared to death, Jaqi x

Viv's Visuals said...

Love this arch!

Mary-Beth said...

Love your wee witch and how you've designed the arch.

vintage wil said...

beautiful arch !!!

Heather Robinson said...

What a marvelous time you had together. These are the times of memories and they warm you and stay with you. Love your not so happy witch. It has lots of wonderful detail and beautiful colour.

Kaz Scrapz said...

Love your arch Chris - and I adore that pumpkin (which reminds me of Zippy from Rainbow -know who I mean?) Course if the pumpkin was acting like Zippy and being naughty and talking a lot maybe that is why the little girl looks so sad - she couldn't get a word in edgeways!
xxxx Karen

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work!!! so perfect for this week....have a wonderful day...

Anesha said...

What a great project! I could not put all those elements together like that ,great job. Sounds like you had a great weekend.
Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous, I love the pumpkin, he has the funniest eyes, great work

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful arch

Judy said...

Great fun arch, Chris, love how you have created it in detail!
JudyNZ

~KRISTY~ said...

AWWWW I JUST LOVE THIS ARCH CHRIS YOU HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB!

sesga loves 1950s said...

SOUDS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME !!!
I have been to Chester many a time Its where I go clothes shopping its a stunning town.
I am planning a girls night out there soon .
Where ever you go you have a laugh .
I love your Arch its sooooooo CUTE !
Lovely to have you back in blog land
Thank you for your kind comments they always make me happy .
Love from sesga xx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

ohhhh this is so clever and adorable! I love the images and compostion...super cute! thanks so much for playing! :)

Pearl said...

Glad to hear your weekend was more than fun!

So is this Arch for the challenge ! tee hee !!!

Ginger said...

What a wonderful arch has been fun looking at each arch.Your was delightful and enjoyed your story.Loved your arch!!!& your blog.
hugs ginger

Virginia said...

What a wonderful fun arch..Love the image and the elements are perfect...

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your arch is beautiful Chris.Great to hear about your fun time with family. Glad you had a lovely time

Sue Nicholson said...

How precious your memories must be :-) And how wonderful that you all still get on so well and, in this fast turning world, find time to stop and remember :-)

I was laughing along with you . . . and a shame about the camera, but it sounds like you shots would have been blurry anyway due to shaking with the giggles :-D

Super arch. Loved the way you introduced it, made me really look at the girl and caused me to wonder :-)

So very glad that we are still "in touch" :-)

Sue

Linda said...

This is so cute...and I love the way you'e made it 3D. Just perfect!
Love Linda xx
PS I think she's practising her scary look.

Susan said...

What wonderful stories of your family time! So glad you enjoyed yourself and had a time when you could laugh so long and so well :D

XX

Viola said...

Stunning arch, Chris! Wonderful work again!

Kimmie said...

Beautiful Arch! Love all the details and textures!

Audrey said...

Great arch!

Kersten said...

Very cool arch - I adored the candy corn witch hat!

Kersten said...

Very cool arch - I adored the candy corn witch hat!

scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

sharon said...

wOW..this is bootyful...glad you hade a nice time away hun.xxxxx

Shelly Hickox said...

This is great Chris! Love the dimensional look.