Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Papertake Weekly ,,, Penny For the Guy

Oh my goodness we had well over 400 entries to our Sparkly and Bright challenge !! I hope you will all join us this week for our new theme ,,


( long post ,, get coffee :-))

It is Bonfire Night on the 5th of November where all over the UK children will be making effigies of Guy Fawkes, pushing him around the streets in old prams ( and maybe a few nicked supermarket trolleys !!) and asking people for a penny for the guy ! It's Britains answer to trick or treating,,, only with cash instead of sweets :-)

I have copied this from Wikipedia for those of you who don't know the story ,, or if you need to refresh your memory

Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes later converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformators. He travelled to Spain to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England but was unsuccessful. He later met Thomas Wintour, with whom he returned to England.

Wintour introduced Fawkes to Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. The plotters secured the lease to an undercroft beneath the House of Lords, and Fawkes was placed in charge of the gunpowder they stockpiled there. Prompted by the receipt of an anonymous letter, the authorities searched Westminster Palace during the early hours of 5 November, and found Fawkes guarding the explosives. Over the next few days, he was questioned and tortured, and eventually he broke. Immediately before his execution on 31 January, Fawkes jumped from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the drawing and quartering that followed.

Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, which has been commemorated in England since 5 November 1605. His effigy is burned on a bonfire, often accompanied by a firework display.

We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy so a lovely stamp on offer this week :-)

I bought this fab Mo Manning Scarecrow image for the challenge ,,, I know this is more 'Wizard of Oz' but it'll do :-) I coloured him with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink. The papers are My Minds eye and the buttons are Basic Grey. the flowers are Prima. I added a few Robins Nest dew drops and some ribbon and raffia from my drawer ,, I also found a British penny in my UK purse so I stuck that on there too :)

Challenges :

Simon Says Stamp on the Papercraft Planet ,,,,, buttons galore
Cards for Men ,,,,, Anything Goes
Incy Wincy ,,,, Anything Goes
Stamps R Us ,,, Buttons and Bows
Paper Sundaes ,,,,, For a Boy/Man
Paper Players ,,,, Anything Goes
Stamp Scrap and Doodle ,,,,, Buttons
The Stamp Man,,,, Cards for Men

Our GD's and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration , so hop on over to the Papertake Weekly Challenge blog to see them :-) don't forget to check out my candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog too :-)