Monday 30 April 2012

A wonderful day + a simple card

Good morning everyone, what a difference a day makes. Settle down with a cuppa because this is an epic tale :o) 
Four of us set off from Derby before 8am yesterday in the lashing gales and rain. We were on route to the wonderful Viv's at Macclesfield for a crafting get together and as we were approaching Leek we came to an abrupt halt because there was a huge tree down across the road! Luckily, there was a right turn just before the blockage so  we took a chance and in less than 5 minutes were were back on the main road past the fallen tree and on our way again.  We were the first to arrive and soon we were all there having our obligatory bacon butties and cuppas. We had friends from Spain, Basingstoke, Liverpool and Chapel-en-le-Frith, altogether 10 crafters and two long suffering males who had driven their respective aunts and wife up for the day.  After the bacon butties, the two men went off for a trip around the peak District in the pouring rain and we ladies set off to C&Js at Edgely for some brilliant retail therapy.
When we got back we had delicious broccoli and stilton soup (made by our friend Pam from Chapel) with cheese covered tiger bread, folled by crackers/cheese and chocolate cupcakes made by our friend Issy from Basingstoke. They survived the 4 hour journey intact but soon disappeared.
Are your mouths watering? Have you fallen asleep yet? :o)
After that it was crafting all the way until dinner. Viv makes a wonderful chinese chicken curry with prawn crackers, and this was followed by sticky toffee pudding and sauce which our good friend Dizzy Di had made and brought with her from Liverpool.
We all thought we had died and gone to heaven :o)
Are you still awake? This morning we have wall to wall sunshine! Believe it or not, I am sharing a card with you today so here it is!

I don't think I could have made it much more simple!
Materials and equipment used are;
Marianne boat die
Bazzil and white linen card, gems and cord from stash.

I did put together 6 cards yeaterday for a Christmas card commission, but I had cut out all the bits and pieces at home previously. I am not uploading them because they are the same as my 3 card in an earlier post :o)
Jackie xx


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jackie so glad your day turned out

Unknown said...

simple it may be and a wonderful card...perfect.glad you al had a great day and all that food id have been asleep so not much crafting would i have done lol!! so glad you weathered the storms thats dedication..and yep we have sunshine at the moment too..also you mentioned dizzy di is she our dizzy di from dc...if so has she a blog just curious..hugs sassyx

Handcrafted With Love said...

Yesterday was manic to say the least Jackie but I wouldn't have missed it for all the tea in China! An awesome day with amazing friends. I love you all.

Love Pam xx

Viv said...

Ooo you sound like you had a lovely day Jackie - would have loved to have joined you all! This is a lovely card. x

Janette said...

Hi Jackie, love your tales and adventures, sounds so wonderful, glad your arrived safe though, it was all abit mad yesterday and is
Love your sweet card to, really lovely.xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jackie, I like the boat and the design.
Kevin xx

brenda said...

Sounds like an eventful day Jackie. The weather really was atrocious, we went to one of out sons in London and it just threw it down all day.

If it carries on you might need that boat of your elegant card.

B x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jackie. Sounds like you had a lovely day yesterday despite the weather. Take care Sue x

Donna Mosley said...

Sounds like you had a really lovely day Jackie with lots of yummy food. A really lovely card. The design is fab.

Donna x

coops said...

gorgeous nautical card jackie.fab boat and i love the blue and white combo :D

xx coops xx

Mina said...

now that sounds like a perfect break to me...all that fab crafting, retail therapy and yummy lucky thing you...fabulous card too and I love the cas look of it
Mina xxx

Unknown said...

Jackie its not simple its FAB. thank you for your kind comments on my blog. What a stunning card I love the colours and the main image is fab , love ships, great work well done
Hugs Elaine

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Jackie, well that sounds like a perfect day! Apart from the rain and gales and fallen trees, that is. It was the same here yesterday, and as I type it is pouring down AGAIN. Think we might get washed away soon, lol.

Now your boat card is super, I haven't seen that die before, but I like how you kept a simple colour scheme with it. Just fab.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog today, i do appreciate you dropping in regularly and it's always so nice to see you there. Am off for a looksie at all your other cards that I've missed recently, keep my mind off my hunger pangs after reading about all that gorgeous food you all ate yesterday, lol. Have a good week. CoB

Joanne said...

What an absolutely FAB day! I was drooling with envy by the time I finished reading about all the fantastic food, not to mention the retail therapy and crafting with friends! Wonderful! Love your card! Great color and the sail boat is perfect. Love the touch of string down the side, great detail! Not too plain at all, but very classy. Enjoy your sunshine! Big hugs, J:)

June Nelson said...

Oh Jackie its gorgeous and so crisp and clean, a perfect little boys card me darlin just love it xxxxxxx

Vicky said...

Hi Jackie, I have just had a quick glance around your lovely blog, your cards are gorgeous, so inspirational, got to take the kids to school now, but I will be back to soak up your creativity

hugs Vicky x x x

nnalorac said...

Sounds like you had a super day Jackie. Gorgeous CAS card. Carolxx

Christine L said...

Sounds like you all had a fab time Jackie.... and all that yummy food!

Lovely boat card - I used to live on the Isle of Wight, and made loads of boaty type cards... always popular there!

Christine x

Mau xx said...

What a fab day you all must have had Jackie, I am green with envy.
I would give anything to have shared the sticky pud with you....oops!! sorry I meant the day with you
Glad you had fun xxxx
Love the card, it may be simple to you, but its very effective, I love it!
Hugs Mau xx

issy said...

Its a lovely card Jackie, Im gonna have to get that die..

It certainly was a lovely day. even the journey up there couldnt have been worse weather wise. it was even worse going back. And so cold.... but it was well worth it.

Viv certainly got a shock, seeing use there.. n the Brocoli n stilton soup was delish.. Im gonna have to try n make some.

It was worth keeping the secret Jackie, as it made the day


Sue said...

Oooooooo just stunning Luv Sue x