Friday, 28 December 2012

Blackpool Comedy Carpet

The day after Boxing Day, we decided to go to Blackpool to visit the Comedy Carpet.  tThe Comedy Carpet is a celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale. Referring to the work of more than 1,000 comedians and comedy writers, the carpet gives visual form to jokes, songs and catchphrases dating from the early days of variety to the present. Sited in front of Blackpool Tower, the 2,200m2 work of art contains over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete.  It is definitely worth a visit, especially if you fancy a bit of a giggle. The great British weather let us down again, and it rained on us again!!!! Enjoy some of the photos we took

London 2012

Since I don't get to holiday in America any more thanks to Archie (I can't bear the thought of leaving him in kennels), I have been longing for Victorias Secret goodies.  I was so pleased when I read that Victorias Secret had come to London.  I persuaded my friend Sandra to come to London with me for a weekend in November.  We travelled by train on a Friday and returned on the Sunday. We had a brilliant time, but I'm sure somebody kept on moving the hands on the clock faster than normal.  We had a great time shopping in Victorias Secret, and I've now got my supply of body lotions,sprays and lingerie.  The windows had different costumes from Victoria Secret Fashion Shows.
We definitely shopped until we dropped.  On our last day we went on the London Eye. The views were amazing and I was so pleased that it didn't scare me at all as I'm not good with heights.
On our way back to catch the Tube, we saw Big Ben and an amazing memorial for the Battle of Britain. Our weekend was short, but we crammed so much in.  We also fitted in the Victoria & Albert Museums Hollywood Costumes exhibition. That was brilliant.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #184

I've been having trouble getting motivated to make my christmas cards.  Have hardly made any, but I couldn't not make one for my husband.  Arlana at Sweet Sketch Wednesday has yet again helped me with another of her brilliant sketches.  I've used Papermania paper Home for Christmas, the ribbon is also by Papermania. The flowers have been made using a Marianne Creatables poinsettia die. I've used a Lili of the Valley stamp called Christmas Snooze.

Friday, 7 December 2012

A christmas card (at long last)

I just haven't been able to motivate myself to make my christmas cards.  I think most of the cards I'll be posting will be shop bought (yes I'm hanging my head in shame to say that). I've made this card for my auntie and uncle who I'm meeting on Sunday for lunch before they jet off to America for christmas.  I've used Papermania papers Home for Christmas.  The image I've used is called Little Elf Finn which is one of Mo Mannings.  How cute is she.  I've used a Spellbinders die to create the poinsettia.  I'm entering this card in 2 challenges - Charisma Cardz Challenge #48 Christmas and Mos Challenge #164 Anything Goes. Lets hope that now I've made one I'll make a few more.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Happy 21st Birthday

My friends daughter will be celebrating her 21st birthday this week (how time flies). I can still remember when she was born and the great days out we all had together.  As soon as I saw this Tilda stamp with the key I bought it ready for her birthday.  I've used the sketch from Magnolia Down Under Challenge #175. I'm always saying this but it is always easier to make a card if you've got a sketch to use. The background paper is First Edition Desert Blooms, its got a lovely glittery look to it but you can't tell by the photo. I've also used Tim Holtz weathered clock behind the image.