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!!
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 freebie...it'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!!!