Sunday, 8 May 2016

Wooden Heart and Photographs

Hi All and thank you for calling in today.

At Creative Carte Blanche the theme is Wood, A Word and Something Wild. Just my sort of thing. 



I added some wax to make the wood grain look brighter. Then made a stencil for the Word and coloured it with Sharpies. The cones I found near to the golf course not far from where we live. The centre one is plastic so nothing very wild about that. The flowers are all home made.

I would like to join in with the heart at Anything but Cute where they are celebrating their One Year Anniversary--congratulations ABC. The theme is Celebrate your Style and this is very much the sort of thing I love to do. Show me anything plain and I will want to change it :)

Yesterday and today there is an International Kite Festival on the North Cliff here in Bridlington. We went along as it was such a lovely sunny day. The only thing wrong was that it is was also freezing cold on the cliff top as there was a wind from the Arctic blowing our way and bringing a cold mist with it. Good for the kites as they soared up in the sky above our heads. Some so high up they could scarcely be seen. It is difficult to capture the magic on camera that you feel when you look upward from under the kites 






 This one was just getting off the ground as we were leaving and I think the commentator said it was 70 feet long.


Have a great day. I will be watching Andy Murray struggle to win in Madrid--Come on Andy

Love Chrissie xx

21 comments:

  1. Your heart is beautiful, glad you had fun making it. Love the kite photos, what a variety of beautiful kites they had on show, but sorry it was so cold. Enjoy your TV, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Stunning creation, this is so gorgeous and your colours are beautiful. The kite show looks spectacular...Hope you had a lovely mother's day Chrissie...xx  {aNNie}

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  3. The heart make over is fantastic, a lovely "natural" piece of home décor! The kites flying spectacle looks a lot of fun, fascinating the shapes they fly nowadays...

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  4. I just love your heart piece, great idea to use the wax to brighten it up. WOW, a kite festival, never seen anything like that, what a treat that must have been! Great photos Chrissie! hugs :)

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    1. Dang it! I was so distracted by the amazing kite festival that I forgot to say Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Celebrate Your Style' challenge and thank you for the anniversary wishes! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  5. Beautiful Heart Chrissie and wow those kites must have been awesome to see, the photos are fantastic. Happy Sunday xx

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  6. Yes, the wax definitely brought out the grain in the wood, the finished heart is lovely! The photos of the kites are amazing!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Celebrate Your Style challenge at Anything But Cute! Anne xx

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  7. Your heart is beautiful Chrissie ! Love it ! Thank you for sharing your pics with us ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  8. A wonderful heart and the kite photos are just AMAZING! Thank you for sharing Chrissie!
    oxo Susi

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  9. Love the wooden heart Chrissie, and the photos of the kite show are fabulous. It must have been an amazing sight.
    Avril xx

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  10. A gorgeous wooden heart Chrissie, the waxed finish shows the wood at its best. Loved the photos of the kites., they look great,
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Oh wow Chrissie that wooden heart looks amazing, stunning the way you put that together. And as to the photos, another wow, such spectacular kites!

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  12. Love your heart, it looks lovely with the flowers and cones added! Fab photos too! xxx

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  13. What a fun little heart. How pretty it will look hanging up. Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche.

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  14. Your heart is really fab Chrissie, I love your flowers and pine cones. The kite festival looks like fun too xx

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  15. What a gorgeous project!! The wood heart looks beautiful!! You embellished it beautifully!! Wow!! The kite pictures are amazing!! What fun!! Thanks so much for playing along at Anything But Cute!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. I love your heart but I must say I do love kite festivals too! A reminder of Bridlington too -from my childhood - must go back some day! Chrisx

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  17. What a sweet heart, sweetheart! You did very well with your wild pinecones, even the ones not so wild, because wildness is in the perception, isn't it? Thank you so much for sharing the kite festival, it felt like I was there!

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  18. Wow - those kites are amazing - and how do they fly them like that without getting all tangled up?!

    Love your wooden heart (Elvis Presley, anyone?) - a lovely creative response to both challenge themes.
    Alison x

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  19. Thank you for joining in the Three W's challenge at Creative Carte Blanche! I love your heart...it's fun and cute and I love the unexpected pine cones that you added in!

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  20. Hi Chrissie! Your piece for Creative Carte Blanche's 3Ws challenge is awesome! I "LOVE" the love theme. :) That wooden heart is so pretty. I love wood grain! You really did a great job of staying on the theme with your wooden heart, the pine cones and the "love" theme. I also truly enjoyed seeing your pictures of the kite flying contest. Oh my goodness...what an utterly gorgeous setting! I have never seen that many unusual and beautiful kites! I can only imagine how lovely that must have been to see them all flying in person. Thanks so much for sharing your art and photos with us!

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.