Sunday 27 October 2013

Forever Friends

Good morning from a very blustery South Coast here. We are due for some storming weather over the next few hours. Have been out for a nice walk this morning, blew away the cobwebs and now going to chill for the day.

Cards today were made a couple of weeks ago. I needed to make a card for my niece who is 21 this year and as she lives in the states it needed to be a flat card. I used the Forever Friends CD and made the card in their designer studio. 

These 2 cards were also made with the CD and are for my friends twin sons. 

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Saturday 26 October 2013

Have made some cards..

3rd posting today and I do have some cards to show you, Christmas ones.

 The first 2 are made form the Kanban Christmas kit from last year. I do love this Santa. The 2 cards are on 4ins x 4ins cards.

I hadn't planned on making the following cards as I wanted to tidy my craft room but, as you do, I came across some decoupaged toppers that I had made last year and had never made it onto cards. I had to make some cards so these were ideal. 6ins x 6ins card blanks, backing paper from a Daisy & Dandelion Christmas paper pack, mirri card cut with a scalloped square nestie and then matted and layered together. The greetings come from the same decoupaged sheets. Quick easy cards.

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Cardiff Oct 11th - 13th

First official place visited by The 'Apple Mangos' . (Group of friends that go away each year to Appleby Magna - see previous posts ). This trip started off as an off the cuff remark that I made to Trace about her stash of beads and here we were - 9 of us- on route to Cardiff for the weekend - home of Trace. I went up with Pam and as we were going to Cardiff we couldn't not go and see the Dr Who Experience could we. So on the Friday afternoon that's where we went. have to say the exhibition was fabulous but they could have done more with the experience but maybe that's cause I have visited Disney World a few times and they know how to do experiences :-). I was glad I went though and thoroughly enjoyed it. 

The Severn Bridge

Guess What?

Life Size Dalek

Wall Art of a Cybor Man

Tardis and Matt Smith's Dr Who

The Face of Boe

The Angels


The 9th & 10th Doctors

On the Saturday, Trace had orgainised a crafty day where lots of jewellery was made nad lots of laughter and chat was had. the evening ended with a lovely meal at Frankie & Benny's followed by a PJ party at the hotel.

Sunday we winded our way home via Sopley in the New Forest as we were dropping Kim off there.

A great weekend was had and hopefully the first of many.

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More Catch Up Time

My oh my, time does seem to be going at a rapid rate just recently.. nearly at the end of October already!!. Well what have I been up to... well following on from my birthday, that following weekend hubby and I went back down to Hampshire to spend another few days break down there. We went down on the Sunday and stopped off at Southsea. We had gone to Portsmouth to book the car ferry for a day trip to the Isle of Wight on the Monday and as the day was so beautiful we decided to have a walk along the prom. We were staying in a new Premier Inn at Gosport.

Here's a 'selfie' of hubby and I on Southsea Prom

On the Monday we went over to the island for the day and what another beautiful day that was. here is a view from Culver Down -(my sanctuary) over looking Sandown bay over towards Shanklin. 

On the Tuesday we decided to have a drive down to the New Forrest. here is a view of the woods near to Brockenhurst. Absolutely beautiful. 

The Wednesday 9th was our 20th Wedding anniversary. Not bad for a marriage people said wouldn't last but we have proved them all wrong. :-) We came home on the Wednesday.

On the Friday I went away again to Cardiff with a group of friends. Pictures will follow in the next post.

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Saturday 19 October 2013

Catch Up part 2 - My Birthday

It was my birthday on the 2nd of October and I reached the grand old age of 47. Goodness that sounds old when I say it out loud but in my mind I'm only 28 so I don't let it bother me. Age is but a number!!

Here are some of the beautiful handmade cards that I received. Wasn't I lucky.

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Catch Up part one

Well what a busy month I am having and we are still  only half way through October. Time for a catch up. 

At the beginning of the month hubby and I went away for a few days down to the New Forest. It was my birthday on the 2nd and this was part of my treat. I love this part of the country and we were very lucky with the weather. We normally stay on a Premier Inn and this time we stayed at Southampton Airport.
We went away on the 28th and came back on 30th September.

Here are a few pictures that I took of the ponies.

 and the donkeys.

This chap came to say hello when we had stopped off in Brockenhurst. We had parked up in the carpark and I went to take a picture of him and he decided to come up and investigate my camera. 

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