Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Dumbing down? I think not!

1: Happy St David's Day! Its the day for being (extra) proud to be Welsh!
Here I am a short while ago in traditional costume. If we lived in wales my kids would be getting at least a half day off school. But they are not. we will have leeks for tea though

2: The dumbing down bit. we watched Solomon Kane last night (5 out of 10 but it is unusual to get theological reflection in a film that also involves blood spatter and decapitation). There were some characters dressed up like this. "What are they supposed to be" Phil and I asked. "Plague doctors" said our two almost simultaneously (but not close enough for "jinx"). "Whuh?" said the parents (including the one with History O Level) "those masks are full of herbs" said one child airily, the other nodding corroboration. Readers, I have never heard of such a thing and yet, here they are (ok so its not always correct but even so). Please tell me I am not the only one? So, obviously not everything is easier than in my day - or Phil's which is even older.

In crafting news I managed to do a Sketchy Thursdays sketch on time this week. whee!
I turned it around though. It is all about us climbing up Roseberry Topping and looking exhausted at the top (I really was!)
Details: Papers: Crate Paper Restoration; Cardstock: Bazzill; Embossing folder: Sizzix; Glimmer Mist: Olive and Caramel; Stickers: Crate Paper and Paperchase; Die cuts: Crate Paper; Chipboard: Basic Grey; Leaf: Grungepaper; Letters: Jillibean, Making Memories, Grungepaper; Buttons: Nikki Sivils; Distress inks: Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Pine Needles, Brushed Corduroy

Having had a few days at home as well as away last week meant that I have had time to do more than one layout for fun
This one features Carys sitting on the landing just before the turning to her room. Her teeny room is down a narrow wonky corridor and the lighting isn't great in there. so she sits here quite a lot to read. It never looks that comfy. she had just had a shower and her hair is wet, not super greasy! it is based on an old Pencil Lines sketch
Details: Cardstock: Bazzill; Paper and Chipboard: MME Fine and Dandy; Letters: Adornit and American Crafts Thickers; Tools: Sharpie and Wilkinsons fine black pem; Ranger enamel

I think the title is probably a mistake on this one
It is supposed to be "Going Grey" but Phil says that it reads "Grey Going" Sigh. I added the arrow but it hasn't really helped!
This one uses all sorts of old stash - tick! and Shimelle's sketch of the week for 16th Feb.
Details: Papers: American Crafts, Chatterbox, Papermania, Fancy Pants; Letters: American Crafts; Numbers: Sassafrass; Felt:Queen and Co; Letters: Thickers; Flower - Aachen euroshop; Arrow: Grungepaper; Glimmer Mist - black; Distress ink: Black Soot; Journalling Spot: Crafty Templates Quirky Kit cut down with Sizzix Die; Punch: Fiskars
Back to reading about being teams in management Studies. I may have read too much of this (for my dissertation) but it is so, so interesting! (No mention of Plague Doctors in there either...)


Sue said...

Love the' corner LO - love that Carys has her own corner lol

Plague doctors have passed me by too

Unknown said...

I love all the little details in your layouts. So happy you could play along with us at Sketchy Thursdays this week!

lisa said...

Love your pages as always Lythan. Sweet reading spot,
kids are funny : )
Hope you are well xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pages! loving your photo as a kid and I love your post!
Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GREAT photos and loveeeeeeeeeeeee your lo's! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Keshet said...

These are all beautiful designs! Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Thursdays this week:)