Sunday, 26 June 2011

Anniversay Pair

We've had a pretty awful week in the Blanshard household - on Monday in the early hours we were burgled whilst we were asleep. After they had cruised downstairs and picked up handbags, laptops and camera equipment they drove off in my lovely new VW Tiguan.

It's taking us a while to get straight and replacing lost bank cards, filling out insurance forms is taking time and energy none of us have - I keep remembering things that were in my handbag - like driving licence and super sunglasses, favoutite lippy and nail varnish - but we are all safe which is the most important thing!

It's mine and Paul's 24th wedding anniversary tomorrow so we thought we would have a bit of a treat to cheer ourselves up.  I was given a gift last year before Christmas for a tour of Kennsington Palace and champange afternoon tea at The Orangery so off we drove into town - the gardens were packed with families sunning themselves and it was a lovely walk through the park. 

Here is Paul standing in line - I don't think I've ever queued for a cup of tea before!

We were lucky to get a table outside - it was a beautiful day and the champagne slipped down a treat.  We had finger sandwiches, orange scented scones with clotted cream and pretty pastries!

When we got home there was time for me to get out some new stamps and have a play at making an anniversary card - I've kept it simple as Paul doesn't do fussy and I haven't felt much like crafting this week.  Fruit Fusion - Pears, stamped in white snow ink onto craft cardstock and then the die cut pears were stamped in summer sunrise and new leaf ink.

Some better news to finish the post - my car was found down in Kent with new number plates on and the police say it is in immaculate condition - phew!  I love that baby - it was my pride and joy and I am so looking forward to getting it back when the forensic people have had a dusting on it!  When I can get the name of the Officer who spotted that the plates didn't match the tax disc I am going to make him the best thank you card I can!

A Few Quickies

Here are a few cards that I made last week - I just got some new stamps and my Papertrey anniversary sets were in there too - result!  Many thanks again to the lovely Betty for bringing them over for me.

The first two flowers are from the Year Of Flowersset and coloured with Copic markers - I am loving the blues I got recently!  Both sentiments are from Botanical Silhouettes - great script!
This last one is after a recent Mojo Monday sketch and the flowers from Botanical Silhouettes stamped onto Sweet Blush cardstock - it's a pretty effect.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

A Recipe Card

The challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey this week is a recipe -

  • A dollop of colour (3 colours - plus neutrals if required, e.g black/white)

  • A sprinkling of buttons (2 buttons)

  • A pinch of ribbon (1 Ribbon)

  • and here is my take on the recipe - summer sunrise, harvest gold and spring moss with a couple of sunrise buttons and  the same in ribbon!  Just what I need on this wet and chilly weekend.

    I die cut the doily from bitty dots paper - I wasn't too sure at first but it's grown on me.  Thanks  for stopping by this weekend!

    Sunday, 5 June 2011

    Round and Round

    Here are two variations on the same theme - little round cards made from large scallop nesties.  I was on a cuttlebugging fest with these two!  Impression plate, turning a new leaf die and  blossoms dies - all from Papertrey as is the felt  and stamps.