All the Aussies out there in blogland will know exactly what I am talking about when I say "The Race That Stops A Nation", for that's exactly what happens on the first Tuesday in November every year, when the Melbourne Cup is run. In offices, pubs, clubs and schools, the entire nation stops what they are doing to watch the 3200m horse race, and the lucky people in the city of Melbourne even get the day off!
Many people take it all very seriously, with substantial amounts of money being bet on the famous race. Others (myself included) love it as an excuse to drink champagne, have a little flutter with a mystery trifecta or an office 'sweep', and to dress up. Dressing up is such a part of the races that prizes are given out to the best dressed men and women for "Fashion on the Field", and that's why this fortnight's challenge theme is:
HATS OR FLOWERS
Now the DT and I are very excited to share some news with you. Here at The Squirrel and The Fox we have our very first sponsor joining us - Make It Crafty. Not only are Make It Crafty giving our lucky winner a AU$15 prize to spend in their store, they have designed a brand new digi for the occasion - Chantelle at the Races, and this is her official unveiling!
To celebrate the launch of Chantelle at the Races, we have a special guest DT member joining us from the Make It Crafty team. Welcome Debbie - it's fabulous to have you here.
Here is Debbie's card using Chantelle at the Races:
Lisa (using Summer Dreams)
Helen (using Chantelle at the Races)
Jacqui (using Chantelle at the Races)
Linda (using Chantelle at the Races)