Friday, 14 December 2018

Something Festive for Friday

Good Friday Morning Ladies,

Today's gorgeous 'Something Festive' Card was designed and created by our Maria, I love both the colours you and used and the layout Maria.  I so wish I had bought some of that soft blue glitter card, its such a stunning colour and works perfectly as part of a snowy scene.
Maria has used a pretty snowflake Embossing Folder to create her background, the sentiment in the circle frame almost gives the effect of looking through an aperture which is a clever idea. The 'Merry Christmas that Maria has used is one of those dies that you can use two ways, firstly you can use that delicate Merry Christmas on its own or you can make it stand out from the background  by using its matching background, this is a great idea when you are using a particular colour scheme as you can choose the background colour that goes with your card.
Maria has finished the card with what looks like Stampin'Up! Silver edged white ribbon and a pretty little snowflake.
Maria, thank you so much for such a stunning card, I will treasure it always xxx

We took the Oxford Tube to London so that Paul could relax and enjoy the break too, they have changed their pricing now so its cheaper, a return to London is £15 each and that is valid for three months, so it doesn't matter how long you stay for, before you had to buy a 'period return' which gave you a couple of days, not often something gets cheaper!
It was absolutely bitter cold as we walked through London and I mean bone chilling cold, I was so pleased to get into the warm hotel and have a hot drink and a warm up.  We had a delightful surprise when we got to our room, I had asked if we could possibly have the same room as we had last time and that we were returning to London to celebrate our birthdays and anniversary, then had indeed allocated us the exact same room and they had put a lovely bottle of wine in our room and a welcome back card. Such a lovely surprise! xx
We warmed up and had a rest and then headed out to decide on a show to see, we decided on The Lion King as it was one of the first theatres we came upon, so decided that that was fate, we have front row seats, I hope we can see everything ok, we are both looking forward to it.  (I don't think that Paul was that keen on seeing Chicago).

We had a walk around Covent Garden, it was dark by this time and all the lights were on, it looked amazing, we actually walked around a craft market that sold just about anything, one stall I did notice was selling cards, they had 3D items on the front of them, one of which was a Red front door, complete with wreath, it looked lovely and you could purchase a box to put it in too, it was only £60, which was a bargain as it was reduced from £70!! So come on girls lets raise our game!!
The lights were gorgeous, we then took a slow walk back to the hotel for a warm up and to get ready for dinner.  We had a complimentary 3 course dinner booked, which we were both looking forward to.  I will let you know tomorrow what it was like.

I hope you all have a lovely day, however you are spending it, please wrap up warm if you are venturing out as that wind is wickedly cold.

Sending love and hugs to all of you,


I'm not sure what we are planning to do today,


  1. Morning Ladies

    Maria-what a lovely card you made for Sandra, great colours.

    Busy day yesterday at work then Phil met me st Tesco so we could do a “big shop”. All went fine until we got to the till & our card payment wouldn’t go through! Phil has already phoned up Tesco bank as he’d bought a new mobile phone online & the payment wouldn’t go through then either. They assured him they would fix whatever glitch was stopping the payment but clearly they didn’t!!
    Rant over.

    Thank goodness it’s Friday. I have 2 Mandatory training sessions to attend this morning-hope they’re not too boring.


  2. Morning Everyone
    A beautiful card MARIA. I love love that colour.

    Well it's that awful day when I have to 'swear' again. They seem to come around quicker every

    I really have to get my CC off today as well.

    The CAFE is OPEN for you all and it's nice and warm inside. Warm mince pies are waiting for you all too
    Have a good day. Wrap up warm if venturing out. Stay safe and take care. HUGS are ontheir way to you all with loads of extras for Dear Friends not feeling too good or just in need.xxxx

  3. Hi All, hoping this comment works, seems to ok today.

    Lovely cards you have had on show over the last few days.

    Spoke too soon, spent yesterday coughing nothing seems to soothe it, so I’m still behind with everything.

    Ladies many thanks for all your lovely cards, you are all so talented.

    Lynda hope you soon start feeling better and the cough eases.

    Hugs to all , Lilian

  4. Hi Sandra and ladies.
    Lovely card Maria. I to like to blue sparkly glitter card.
    The Lion King is supposed to be a great musical. Tracey who cuts are hair her daughter is working doing the costumes for the Lion King.
    We always have a complimentary 3 course meal at the President if you stay more than one night. Plus this year we decided to have all our evening meals there. You pay £15.00 for 3 courses and you have a choice. We’d normally pay about that for dinner only in a restaurant, so a no brainier really. Hope you enjoy your food as we always did. I bet the Christmas lights in London look fantastic.

  5. Beautiful card MARIA as is mine
    Enjoy your trip SANDRA - we wanted to see Lion King when we went into London but couldn't get anything less than Premium and they wouldn't have been together. I can't wait to find out what you thought
    In a rush to close down work laptop as I have taxi booked.
    be back later, hopefully. Take care

  6. Hi Sandra & all in cafe,
    Sandra hope you are enjoying your trip & theatre. Thank you for share Maria's beautiful
    Maria what a beautiful card, love the cokours.Thank you for my lovwly card as
    Janet & Michele thank you for your
    Busy day again shopping with SueSue, think thats it now.
    Sending hugs to all in need love Margaret xxx

  7. Hi all.
    Thanks for your nice comments on the card ladies and I'm glad you like it Sandra. Have a fab time and I hope you go to see the Lion King. How nice of the hotel to make it a bit special for you both.
    Had a very nice day with SIL and OH cousin and partners yesterday but sadly paying for it today so everything I liked to have done today will hopefully be done tomorrow, also the cc as I haven't made one yet.
    Sending well wished for anyone not feeling 100 % and many warm hugs to you

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    I love the card Maria sent you, the ice blue and white are a perfect combination.
    Sandra I know you will have enjoyed the Lyon King a show I would recommend to anyone. I have seen it on two separate occasions first time we were in the circle second time in the stalls each time the show has been an amazing experience. So pleased the staff at The President are making your stay special. Have a safe journey home tomorrow xx Hope the flying Pig has done her job.������
    Good night dear friends, love Brenda xxx
    Oh no I’ve just realised I’m Anonymous again - well I will just have to have faith and try!!!