Friday, 3 May 2013

Sew Special

Good morning. Well yesterday I felt very pleased with myself. John and I cycled 18 miles, and it was quite a challenging ride, since we live in a pretty hilly area. It wasn't as warm as yesterday but I certainly worked up a sweat going up those hills! It was the first time I had been on my bike this year because the weather has not exactly been suitable, but since we are doing the Cotswold Bike Ride on May 19th I thought I should get cracking. The ride is only 40 miles, but again I would describe it as challenging - come on we are talking about the Cotswolds here!! It is a charity ride for the British Heart Foundation which I have done for the last six years. I consider it a practice ride for the London to Brighton Bike Ride in June, another BHF ride , and this time will be my 26th! My dad had his first heart attack aged 48 and so this is my way of "paying back".

My Card

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My backing papers and stamps were "free" with Cardmaking and Papercraft earlier this year.  The ribbon is some that I won in a blog hop with http://craftyribbonsinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/. There were also some very pretty pink buttons but unfortunately they were all a bit too big for this project so these white flower-shaped buttons are from my stash.

Well that's all for today.

Love and hugs from Christine xx



26 comments:

  1. Mooie kaart Christine mooie kleuren en stempels
    Gerriexx

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  2. Gorgeous card Christine and good luck with all your bike rides, well done you! Hugs x

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  3. Gorgeous card Christine...well done for doing your bike ride and congrats on doing the Brighton ride as well.

    Anne

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  4. Gorgeous Christine love your layout and colours
    rather you than me with the biking thing
    jacqui x

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  5. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the design and colours.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Love the design of your card,gorgeous image.xxx

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  7. what a beautiful card the layout is fantastic ,well done on the bike ride I can remember when I was last on a bike when my daughter was little , Melaniex

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  8. Prachtig kaartje Christine, vrolijke kleurtjes.

    Groetjes Karla

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  9. 18 miles???!!! Seriously?! WOW! I am impressed. Back to the card...love this design. I have the stamps but never got 'round to using it! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great weekend.
    xxx Asha

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  10. Never know what to do with my 'sewing' dies and stamps now after seeing this gorgeous card, I have been inspired...xxx

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  11. Good for you Christine doing all those miles, I definately take my hat off to anyone that can do this. Your card is so pretty and colourful too. Enjoy your Week-End. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. Hi christine - make sure you have the Petroleum Jelly for all your sore bits won't you!!!!! Sorry am I lowering the tone slightly - lol. Ooops. This is a lovely card - such gorgeous papers and lurvely pink!!! Another of my favourite hobbies depicted as well.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Lady Anne's Challenge this month, I do hope you join in again soon.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    DT Member for Lady Anne's Challenges.

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  13. Ouch - I would be walking like a cowboy! Not that I could manage 2 miles let alone 'only 40'. I must hunt through my stamps - as I think I have them somewhere - love the ribbon! Karen x

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  14. Gorgeous card Christine and well done with the bike ride...living on the edge of the Cotswolds myself, I know exactly what it's like! We are also big supporters of the BHF as Tom was born with a heart valve defect, though we only discovered it 10 years ago. The BHF were very helpful at the time, all the best to you, Carole Z

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  15. Congratulations on that fantastic bike ride.........I have my bike but I would rather "walk" the distance. I am really not a lover of being on my bike, I only do it to be with the boys when they go out. Great cause, I wish you the best and hope you raise lots.

    Absolutely brilliant card, I love everything you have done on this one.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia. xx

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  16. Fantastic card Christine I love it. Good Luck with your bike ride 40 miles is quite something.

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  17. Great card Christine, love the ribbon! Best of luck with your bike ride.xx

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  18. Happy weekend my dear friend^_^
    Another wonderful card^_^
    Gorgeous details and colors^_^
    Big hugs,
    Sonia

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  19. Gorgeous card Christine, Fabulous design Love that ribbon.. Great stamps too... Good luck with the bike ride.. Hugs May x x x

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  20. You are one "Superwoman" how you do all you do beats me but what a great charity, I lost my Dad to a heart attack when I was sixteen so this charity is one I support. Well done you!!
    Love your card, the colours and layout are great.
    Take care my dear friend, love & hugs Christine H xx

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  21. Wow, 18 miles!! That's fantastic! Great card too!

    Thank you for joining in with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.

    Lisa Grace xx

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  22. You really are one active lady, wish I could be again but hey, thank you for doing the cycle ride in aide of BHF I for one appreciate it as my Dad had several heart attacks, so I shall be thinking of you on the day. Now for your card, I love it, you have used such amazing stamps for this and the design and colour tones are great. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  23. So glad you have joined in our challenge at Lady Annes this month. Your card is gorgeous, xxxx

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  24. Gorgeous card Christine lovely image, Thank you so much for joining us at Lady Anne's challenges hope you will join us again.
    Hugs Julie xx

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  25. Stunning card, lovely image and great colours. thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's with our sketch challenge hugs Tania xx (DT

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  26. Fabulous card Christine. Love the way you used those fabulous ribbons too hunni. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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