Friday 20 June 2014

Best Friends

Good morning friends and fellow bloggers.  This post has been scheduled - hopefully!   Today we are having a day out with our friends to Longleat.  Sue is really keen on the safari part but John and  I are more interested in  visiting the house and gardens, which is something we both enjoy.  When I retired we joined the National Trust and try to make a point of going out every couple of weeks.  We have been to all the ones within a reasonable distance so now it means setting out early and making a full day of it.  Which isn't a problem - that's what being retired is all about.  Sorry Ang - but you'll love it in 20 + years time ... lol!   I'll remember to make you a card!  I'm sure we'll enjoy the safari too - but Maurice will be driving so here's hoping the monkeys behave themselves and don't break stuff off the car!

My Card
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A nice easy and simple card made using an LOTV topper.  This is some very old stash, going back to when LOTV produced an A4 sheet with one large topper and about three other sizes of the same image.  This is the biggest one and as this is a 6" x 6"  card base you can see that it is a decent size topper.   I die cut it with Go Kreate XXL  Frilly dies #10.   I use the next size to mat it with Papermania Capsule Collection paper, which is again some fairly old stash.  I die cut a bow with the same paper using Sue Wilson's Classic Bow die which was still on my desk from my last card.  I have promised myself that I really will spend some time over the weekend tidying my desk which is a bit of a mess at the moment.  The flowers were from a couple of punches.  I decided to try and use some old stuff instead of heading straight for the lovely dies etc.

Well I must be off now and get myself organised.  Hope this finds you all well.


Patricia said...

Good morning Christine,
A stunning card using a beautiful image and great design.
I have to say in preferred the big sheets of images from LOTV.
Maybe just me but I seemed to use them more.
I bet you have had a fantastic day. Hope it was not too hot in the car with the windows closed and the sun beating down......if it was sunny!!!
Have a fantastic weekend

Patricia xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Patricia, such a delightful image, I love the papers and pretty bow too.
I hope you have a fabulous time.
hugs Sue xx

Wendy L said...

Love it Christine, love LOTV toppers, so cute, xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Christine,love the fab

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very pretty card, and the papers go so well. Love it.
Hope you have a great day.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Christine. The image is adorable and I love teh pretty bow die.
Lorraine x

Crafty Lark said...

Great card Christine, love the colour and what a fab image and design. My bow die is still in it's packet. Flora xx

Carole Z said...

HI Christine, this is a beautiful card...I love the colour and such a sweet image, the bow die is on my wish list! Hugs Carole Z X

cuilliesocks said...

Such a pretty card Christine, I love the image and your colour theme, have a lovely weekend, hugs Kate x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Beautiful card and love the die shape. Have looked at these dies before and may have to look closer.
I shall hold you to the retirement card but don't worry, I'll remind you nearer the time lol!
Hope the card returned with all its wing mirrors, wiper blades and aerial (I speak from bitter experience!)
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

MRS DUCK said...

That should have been "car" Perhaps I should retire now hahaha!

Mrs A. said...

Hope you enjoyed your day out. I'm afraid that as soon as the back door opens for breakfast and then elevenses we generally don't manage to get any further except to the end of the garden for afterernoon tea and then to watch the sun go down. Busy days!! I did manage to pull loads of weeds up along the way though.
Your card is lovely and like Ang must have a closer look at this range of dies. Hugs Mrs A.

JJ said...
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JJ said...

Hi Christine, wow! I love this, the image is so beautiful and you have designed your card so well round the image and shows it off perfectly. Love the colours too.
Enjoy your day out at Longleat, always wanted to go there but never got there yet lol! Hope your friends card is still in one piece, if he has a sun roof make sure its shut lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

JJ said...

Gosh I meant to say Car not card lol!!!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Unknown said...

Christine your card is brilliant as you know I love LOTV images, I had to laugh that Ang and Jacquie had you in a card at Longleat. I hope you enjoyed your day out . Hazel x

aussie aNNie said...

Very classy creation, love the design and colour combo used.xx
aNNie ♥The Journey is the Start
Have you joined my blog candy and candy...xx

scrappymo! said...

This is so sweet and so pretty. This is a lovely image and looks wonderful with that great die!
The flower clusters in the corners are pretty too!