Monday 26 November 2012

Brilliant day and a non Christmas card for a change

Good morning crafters, I do hope that you are safe from the awful flooding. I am sending cyber hugs to those of you who have suffered from all this incessant rain  {{{{{HUGS}}}}}


WARNING, long post so get your cuppa and settle down!

I had a wonderful day with my crafting friends yesterday (7 of us altogether) starting with bacon and cheese paninis and a cuppa as we arrived, then we played with Viv's i-pad so I ended up checking out Amazon and what did I buy? A Kindle Fire which was on offer at £30 off. Well I was never one to turn down a bargain so now I am waiting with bated breath for my new toy to arrive!

Then we all went to Byrkley Park for some retail therapy and as always we spent a fortune on crafting goodies ;o)

Back to our wonderful host Pauline's house where we tucked in to lovely home made apple/cinnamon and cherry scones with clotted cream and fresh strawberries, lemon drizzle cake and goodness knows what else (all of it very naughty)+ the inevitable cuppa.

Then it was time to play after another one of us went onto Amazon to buy the said Kindle Fire!
I did make three cards but I haven't taken pics of them yet, I will put them on later. 

For dinner, our lovely hostess had made rumblethump - what was that did I hear? - mashed potato mixed with finely shredded cabbage, onions and cheese and baked in the oven - lots of vegetables and succulent roast gammon, followed by our American friend's home made pumpkin pie. From this morning we have to fast to get the extra lbs off LOL.

Without more ado, here is my card for today, and they don't come much more simple :o)

Whilst looking for something else I found this 12x6 bit of card left over from who know's when. I found the ribbon, which is more aqua than it looks in the picture, so decided to have a play and here is the result. 
I folded the card into 6x6 and then stamped the PB Queen Anne's Lace and Stampendous agapanthus cluster onto the card and the geese (sorry I can't remember whose) and the sentiment, all in Memento Ivy. I hope you like it :o)
Jackie xx


Caroline said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day and your card is gorgeous. Caroline xx

Chrissy C said...

What a fab day you had. Excellent food and even more excellent shopping. Love the card.

nnalorac said...

Your Sunday sounded so much fun Jackie and the food, I can feel the pounds piling on just thinking about it, real comfort food, yummieeeeeeeee~ Love your simple card, lovely image and colour. Carolxx

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card and I also love the sentiment. xx Flora

Viv said...

Like it? I LOVE it! Gorgeous card Jackie. x

Unknown said...

hi jackie sounds like you had a full day and a full tummy and great time scoffing !!!!! and so pleased you enjoyed your time with friends ..and your card well ...stunning hugs sassyxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Jackie, I like the stamps and the colours.
Kevin xx

Christine L said...

I don't just like it, I love how it's turned out!! Sometimes they just come together so well don't they? And other times it's like laying a duck egg!

Awwwww your day sounds fabulous!! What do we have to do to get an invitation?? hehe

Christine x

Sue said...

Hello Jackie.

It sounds like you had the best kind of day yesterday.

Your card is gorgeous, I love the stamps and the colours are beautiful


Alizabethy said...

What a great card that looks wonderful - sounds like a great day too!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is beautiful Jackie.
Sue x said...

Jackie so glad you enjoyed your day with crafty friends and lots of goodies to eat. Your card is beautiful love the colours and the image you have used. Love Alison xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Jackie, the stamps are gorgeous.

My mum's ordered the Kindle Fire for my birthday, so I'll have to wait until January for it - let me know what you think when you've played with yours :o) Hugs, Lisa x

coops said...

oh my gosh jackie, all that food sounds yummy especially the rumblethump and your card is beautiful, i love the stamps you`ve used :D

xx coops xx

Myrna said...

This is a lovely card.
Oh my you made me laugh with your comment on my poor dahlia. I so agree with you on its past due date.
My friends from England called that bubble and squeek. But what is roast gammon?

Lesley said...

super card Jackie - rained all day in Leeds yesterday but it seems to have stopped for the time being - have a great day best wishes Lesley x

Unknown said...

What a super time and a fab card Hugs Elaine

Viv said...

Fabulous card, lovely shades of green too.Oh my the food sounds amazing, am sure you enjoyed that!Enjoy the Kindle fire, I bought a Kindle in the summer but not used it much yet ( the shame), love it though. Might have waited for the Kindle fire though, sounds a real bargain:) Viv xx