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,