Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Bank Holiday=Sunshine+Picnic+Crafting=Perfect

Morning and what a beautiful day, this a photo heavy post! I’ve made an easel card using a pretty Magnolia stamp. I couldn't resist going to town and trying out my new dies and stamps that I’ve been itching to use.  The pretty paper was a magazine freebie and I love the colour, its perfect for this cute stamp that I had coloured a few weeks ago… It’s for a friend to say thank youlets hope she likes butterflies! I tried heat embossing the corners but didn't quite work and not sure why but was a strange murky grey colour and should have been white ! so glittered on top of it ! I’ve been busy and made the most of the bank holiday and having most of the day off.  I was working early but we still had time to go on a picnic to Gunby Hall which is a National Trust site near to Skegness, it’s about and hour from where we live so not too far, although the traffic going to the coast was bumper to bumper much of the way, thank goodness HB knows the roads well and found another route. We had a lovely picnic in the beautiful gardens and relaxed, we didn't visit the house; that’s for a raining day and another visit and we wanted to make the most of the glorious weather.

Easel card

Close up Tilda

card base 
I as usual took to many photographs of the lovely Victorian gardens and grounds including some stunning magnolia trees in full bloom. It was a perfect spot for our picnic and enjoying the sunshine and then double bonus I did some crafting when I got home. 

I used the following products
2 x 6x6 linen textured based cards
Various shades blue and white cardstock for die cuts and layering
Magnolia stamp-Tilda loves flowers coloured promarkers/copics
dies used- 
Die -Namics -butterflies 
Memory box- dancing butterflies 
Marianne designs -Hearts dies and stampsleaves, butterflies and corners  
Spellbinders- Adorning squares -3 biggest dies used 
               Scalloped borders 1
               Leaves from delicate asters set 
               Fancy framed tags 
cArt US- butterflies 

large blue die cut butterfly-  magazine freebie
Various blue and white flowers
Pearls, gems, ribbon and Buttons 

Victorian walled garden

Magnolia tree in bloom 
I have got to get on  as off to work shortly. I hope you a great week and enjoy the sunshine … if you get the get the opportunity. Thank you for visiting and hopefully I will be posting another of my completed cards soon .Have a great week, hugs Andrea X. 

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  1. Beautiful card Andrea. Love the image, papers and layout.
    Caz x

  2. gorgeous tilda card Andrea, love the blue colours. and fab photos of your day out!
    Kim x

  3. looks fabulous, thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

  4. This is a gorgeous card Andrea, I love the gorgeous blues and your fabulous die cut details.
    I'm so pleased you had a lovely day - you certainly deserve it!

  5. What an adorable image, gorgeous colours and detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's Challenges.
    Hugs Julie xx

  6. What a beautiful card! Love the gorgeous colors & paper! Love your design, all the lovely die cuts, the pretty embellishments, and your wonderful coloring of that sweet image! Thank you for sharing this gem with us at Jellypark Friends! Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Fab card, love the blue!
    Thank you for joining in at Lady Anne's Challenges.
    Lisa Grace xx

    Lady Anne's Challenge
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

  8. Such a beautiful card, great image. Love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's Easel Challenge, hope you will join us again.
    Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  9. Stunning card Andrea & I love the photos :o)
    Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

  10. Beautiful card! Lovely coloring and great take on the Buttons Challenge. Thank you for playing along with the Stamp and Create with Magnolia challenges! We hope you will play along again soon.
    Stamp and Create with Magnolia Challenges

  11. Wowzer of a card Andrea, just stunning..xx

  12. Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes Challenge, your card is so pretty. xxxx
    Great pics too.

  13. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp and Create with Magnolia.

  14. Great card, thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge ;)

  15. A gorgeous card! Beautiful colours and lovely dies and Tilda looks so pretty! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

  16. Absolutely stunning, but I am sorry does not comply with our challenge this month at NMWC. We require the stamped image to have wings, die cuts are not acceptable. Cheers Suzanne (Owner NMWC)

  17. Oh my goodness, this is just so precious! Love the colours. Thanks for playing with us at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona


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