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Monday, 30 May 2011

Brilliant day, a moan and a few recycled cards

Good morning Bloggers, grab yourselves a cuppa and relax for a little while, becuz this is a long post :o)
What is Blogger playing at, will it ever be right? I even have to sign in again to be able to upload pics from my own PC now Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I wonder it it will let me leave comments on your cards today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had a brilliant day out with my daughter yesterday. We set off at 8.30am for the delightful little county of Rutland - about an hour or so from home - and went to Barnsdale gardens. Some of you will remember the days when the BBCs Gardener's World used to come from there with Geoff Hamilton presenting.
 What a lovely place it is, with no less than 38 small gardens to wander around and filch ideas from. We had luch there before going on to Rutland Water, which is virtually just across the road. The wind was blowing so strong but it didn't stop us having a stroll and then a bit of a spend in the gift shop/information centre. We finally arrived home around 5pm very tired and weary but what a great day it was :o)
Anyway, onto my cards!










They are all made using images from last year's non handcrafted cards and they are for the Ilkeston Hospital League of Friends. They have a card and second hand bookshop in the foyer of the hospital so I hope these will make then at least a few pennies!
Did I hear someone snoring?  :o)
Jackie xx
 

11 comments:

Doreen said...

Fabulous cards Jackie, I remember Geoff alright and I have been to Barnsdale on a number of occasions and yes it is beautiful.xxx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jackie,
Sounds like you had a lovely day with your daughter.
Fab selection of cards too :) xx

Janette said...

Morning Jackie, I for one am not snoring..lol...although I have been thinking it's Sunday all morning.....senior moment..!!! anyway, these cards are all fabulous, really gorgeous and I am certain they will make some much needed money for a good cause...

Your day out sounded really good,you do see some interesting sights, shame about the weather, and don't even get me started ob blogger issues again..lol..xxxxx

Shaz said...

Hi Jackie, love you recycled cards, what a great idea, think i might pinch that idea for next year, especially with all the cutie cards i recieve , i could make some up for the boys for school friends. My blog seems ok now although i am constantly signed in. lol x

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Jackie, I loved seeing all your Christmas cards today, great to see all the traditional Christmas scenes, and also brilliant to recycle old cards for charity.

I'm glad you had such a nice day in Rutland, I love it there, and Rutland Water is good to visit, although I haven't been able to walk around there for quite some time now. CoB

nnalorac said...

Lovely set of cards Jackie, always going to use last years cards, never seem to get round to it, the pile just keeps growing. Great idea to give them to a good cause. Sounds like you had a lovely day with your daughter. Carolxx

coops said...

fantastic cards jackie.i would never know you had used recycled cards, brilliant ;D

xx coops xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jackie, great work on the cards, and glad you had a nice day out. When you sign into Mr blogger next don't tick the box which says 'keep me signed in', and then for some reason you should stay signed in! I hope it works, it did for me.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sue said...

How brilliant to use last years cards to make new then donate them for charity Jackie and it sounds like you had a realy good day at Rutland water a fab place we did a long weekend there last year didnt do the gardens though something to look forward too on a future visit and know what you mean re blogger its being such a pain not letting you comment on some blogs lets hope they sort it soon Luv Sue x

Debgem said...

I remember watching Geoff on Gardener's World - he was such fun!

You've been really busy with your Christmas cards - they really great!

As for Blogger - I'm sure they'll get it sorted evenutally. We are all so reliant on technology and the internet now :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous cards Jackie, I like them All, sounds like you had a great day.
Kevin xx