Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and have enjoyed the beautiful weather, of which today is the last day according to the weather reports, which is a shame as it just stays long enough for us to get used to it and then disappears again. Ally Pally is a beautiful place but in the sunshine its stunning, there is a huge round feature stained glass window in the main hall and it looks amazing in with the sun pouring through it!
Today's card contributor wants to remain anonymous which is understandable, although I think that they would still appreciate the usual comments given when we feature such an amazing card.
Lots of Sue's dies been used for this card, proving once again how amazingly they all work together,
The Noble Square die being used for the main focal element and the amazing Camellia die used to give the perfect finish on the corners of the card, I will be borrowing that idea, the Ivy die just gives that elegant touch of finesse just where its needed with the tiniest of the Camellia Dies to adorn the ivy. The little flags with the Greetings on work so well on this card too, it looks like a gorgeous Rose Embossing Folder brings the whole card together. Thank you so much for allowing me to share your work, the inspiration will be so greatly appreciated, it certainly is by me. I would also like to add that your stamping is fabulous too!
We had a fantastic family day out yesterday at the West Midland Safari Park, such a fantastic day out and you get a free return ticket too, it was absolutely heaving with people today, they had used every overflow car park available I think. I don't think we have ever been anywhere where you got so up close with the animals, feeding the Giraffe's was a highlight for me, it virtually had its whole head in the car, they were just walking among the cars, another amazing sight was the family of elephants, Mum, Dad and little Baby too, he was a little mischief and his parents were amazingly protective.
I love spending quality time with my family, seeing Becca and her friend in her car in front in amongst all the animals was hilarious with her car being so tiny, all you could see was her beloved "selfy stick" poking out of the car at every opportunity! Another hilarious moment was when Matt (who was our driver ) was distracting whilst we were stationary by his phone and he didn't notice the advancing enormous Camel, Lucy tried to alert by squealing but that didn't help, Mr Camel was very curious and just sneaked up and stuck his enormous head straight in the drivers window, the look on Matt's face was a picture, he was so shocked and disgusted as it drooled all over him!
We didn't leave the park until almost 6.30, so didn't get home until gone 8 o'clock, these are the days I wish we had a chef, or had put something in the slow cooker! I am exhausted just thinking about it.
Some one asked the name of the Hotel we are staying at for the retreat, its Hillscourt Hotel, Birmingham.
Well we need to organise ourselves for Ally Pally tomorrow, so maybe we can do it by email, we could send each other our mobile numbers maybe, or make a decision to meet at about 3pm maybe.
Everyone let me know what you think, I am so excited !
Love and Hugs