Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Remember, Remember the 5th November!!

Today was a damp gray start here in England, a typical November day. But it's a special day here, it's Guy Fawkes Day commemorating the day in 1605 that a group of plotters tried to blow up our king as he opened parliament. Ok, so we have long memories, but it is still a good excuse for a celebration on a cold dark evening.

On the 5 November every year we have bonfires and fireworks. We call it Guy Fawkes Night, after one of the conspirators, or simple Bonfire Night. The bonfires always have a "Guy", normally an old pair of trouser and shirt stuffed with straw with a hat and mask. This strange looking figure is burnt on the fire and the fireworks symbolise the explosion that would have been had the plotters succeeded!! But apart from that it's a great time for kids and hot potatoes and soup...yummy!!

guy fawkes

We even have a rhyme that children learn:

"Remember, remember the 5th November

Gun Powder, Treason and Plot,

We see no reason why Gun Powder treason

Should ever be forgot."

This year I'm sitting it out as my older granddaughters are busy and Lilly is way too young for the loads of bangs and cold.....but next year perhaps. Many a Bonfire night I have waved sparklers and nibbled on sausages.....burnt a few too, lol!!

OK, today is the second part of the papers for Wee Willie Winkie. Today there are a couple of extra textured papers not shown in the preview thrown in for good measure, so I hope you enjoy them. Here's a reminder of the Paper Pack. (If you missed yesterday download check the previous post.)


You can download Part 2 of the Wee Willie Winkie freebie Paper Pack here

(Link working now...sorry!! Thanks Robbi!!)

Have a look at tomorrow's's a selection of frames to add to the kit, plus you get the background paper too!! The frames I have kept uncluttered as the papers are quite heavy but the preview doesn't do the textures on these frames justice..they are scrummy...even though I do say it myself!! Lol!


So check back tomorrow for the frames download link!!

Now...I have to show you these cards...they are fandabbidozy!!!!! Chris was trying out some new figures that I will be using in some kits to see if they printed out OK. She made two cards, one with the little boy, Jo and one with the little girl Ellie and they printed out GREAT in two Christmas cards Chris made!! Have a look, and don't forget to check out Chris's blog for more great craft ideas.



And what about these two cards...Chris was playing with some of the silhouettes for me and again great results!! I will have some of the silhouettes as a freebie PDF download next week for crafters and png files for scrappers so don't miss them!! But for now look at the fantastic cards she made.




See you all tomorrow for the first part of the elements for this nursery rhyme and I hope that anyone celebrating Guy Fawkes Night has a great time!! Be good!!!


Robbi1 said...

Link for part 2 is not working :( Will check back later on - Thank you for another adorable Nursery Rhyme kit:)

Glynis said...

Oh you brought back memories of frosty, firework nights!
I love the Nursery Rhyme works you are turning out June, thanks.

tajicat said...

Those are cute cards. Thanks so much for the great papers! :)

Robbi1 said...

Thank You June - its working great now - Looking forward to the beautiful frames tomorrow too :) Hugs!

Kim's Scrappin' said...

Chris' cards are gorgeous!! I love the silhouettes. And the frames for Wee Willie Winkie are cute. :) Thanks for sharing and for explaining about Guy Fawkes Night, it sounds like lots of fun.

Bettina Groh said...

I remember going out collecting pennies for the "Guy"... I think we bought potatoes to roast in the bonfire. Does that sound right?
I love the cards and the new papers!

Esther said...

Thanks for the papers they look great. The cards are stunning !

We spent a while outside tonight trying to watch other peoples fireworks as our garden is too small but my eldest went to a display at the weekend and promptly hid when they started as they were too loud !

I've also got an award for you on my blog.

Michele said...

I love this kit!

And those cards are incredible! I have not ventured into cards, I can't even keep up with my scrapbooking! lol

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 05 Nov [LA 08:00pm, NY 11:00pm] - 06 Nov [UK 04:00am, OZ 03:00pm] ).

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Good Morning June!!!!!!!
TY so very much for these FANTASTIC BGs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sdwrdt said...

thank you for this!

Maryse said...

You LOVE to torture people that's it?Come,no wait!!I have something for you,but where it is?Not under my bed!I take a look in the fridge and call you back tomorrow :))
I don't want to wait!!!I want it now!!!And I will tell it to my mother!!!
Oh my God,I'm in 2 CT now and I have so much work that it's hard for me to take time to made kit!!!
See you tomorrow :))
Nice kit!!!Love your new freebie!
Thank you so much :))

karen(karooch from scraps of mind) said...

Hi June

We're putting together a Christmas Around the World website to share Christmas Freebies with everyone.
We'd love it if you would like to join us. It's a great way to share your designs and bring new readers to your blog.
You can find out more about it in this post on Scraps of Mind here:
and at the Christmas Around the World Site here:
I do hope you'll join us and help us share the Christmas Scrapbooking love.