Good morning Ladies,
As you read this (well Michele most probably) we will have dropped Becca and her friends off at Southend Airport, which is approximately 130 miles away!
Georgia (Becca's partner's Sister) booked the flights, bearing in mind that most major airports are within easy reach of Oxford which is 25 miles away.
But she chose Southend to save £30 on flights, clearly not thinking that it would cost more to get to, also the return flight lands at Luton so they can't drive and park!
The thing that frustrates me most is that this is a weekend trip to Amsterdam for Georgia's 21st Birthday, so why can't her parents take them?! I asked Becca why and her reply was that her Dad said no because he didn't want to take a day off work.
I think that we are just too soft, i have insisted that they pay fuel though as it's a 260 mile round trip!
I know we will be super tired but my Mum's is about 35 miles from the Airport so we will pop over there and give her her mother's day card, maybe go out for lunch, we will then head back early afternoon, this gives Paul a bit of a break too. I worry that he will be exhausted as he has work Friday morning so will be up at 05:00am !
I have put my foot down and said NO! to picking them up, there are three sets of parents involved there so one of the others can drive to Luton.
Rant over, soapbox stowed ready for next time, i think that we may have to invest in a new 'soap Box' ours is looking 'well used' hahaha
Now onto today's card, I made this card on Saturday night, some of my SU team members got together via Skype on Saturday evening, we nominated a stamp set to use and all made a project using that stamp set, we chose the Avant Garden stamp set, i may have to put this set out of reach as it has become the one i always pick up!
I decided to start with a blank canvas, using the stamp set to create my background,
For the bottom half i stamped the leaf stamp onto 'Pear Pizazz' card using 'Pear Pizazz' ink, it gives a lovely tone on tone effect, for the top half i took one of the small flower centre stamps and stamped randomly using 'Calypso Coral' (a really pretty, soft orange). I mounted the green card onto the bottom half of the card and created a border using some of the Calypso Coral card and the Border Die from the "Flourish Thinlits" set.
I then stamped the main floral topper, i inked up my stamp with Calypso Coral ink, stamped once, the a second beside the first without re-invent, this gives a lighter shade, i then re-inked for the third flower. The stalk is a separate Stamp so i inked those up with and added them. I finished the flowers with the stamen flower centre stamp.
I then took some narrow white Stampin up ribbon, cut a length and popped it on my glass mat,i then swiped some of the 'Calypso Coral' ink onto my mat and spritzed it with some water, i then scrunched the ribbon in the ink until it had absorbed the colour evenly. I dried it gently with my heat tool and Voilà a perfect matching ribbon! I added it to my topper with a matching button, matted this onto a 'Coral'Card Matt, added adhesive foam tape and mounted on my card . A few pearls finish my card. What do you think?!
I will confess that I didn't get my card finished during the Skype call, I find I need to think when I make cards, unless I have preplanned my card, i got the basics done and completed it a few minutes after the call !
I hope you ladies have a lovely day today, however you are spending it xx
When is Val back with us? I really miss her xx
Pat I am so pleased to here that Pete's operation has been scheduled for Friday, once the pacemaker is in he can hopefully recover his strength and energy quite quickly, sending huge hugs xxx
Love and hugs to all of you