Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all relaxed after what can only be described as an unseasonably delightful weekend, it was so warm and sunny we didn't even need a cardigan let alone a coat, what a delight. We decided to go to Lacock Abbey and Gardens as it was such a lovely afternoon, it was only 38 miles so not too frivolous on petrol (well Diesel) by the way isn't the cost Creeping up, it will be £1 50 a litre before too long !!
Lacock is a lovely little village, lots of 'chocolate box' houses, the Abbey was lovely too, it has a really interesting history, the 'Cloisters' have bought the Abbey a lot of tourism as one of the early Harry Potter films were filmed there.
These Cloisters were actually originally were Nuns spent their spare time reading the bible. One of the rooms off of the Cloisters was called the 'Parlour ' this was the only room that the Nuns were allowed to talk to their guests in, hence the name 'Parlour' from the French 'Parloir ' which means 'to speak'. I learnt something new, I hadn't even thought about the word Parlour having such a meaning, it makes you wonder where other old room names originated. That's all for todays lesson 😉😅
Today's card I made last week, I made two similar cards with a very special friend in mind. I followed a Jo Rice tutorial (Karen has me hooked) using Aall & Create Textured Florals #531. The background is made by simply dragging your ink pad across your page, I used Pumice Stone & Vintage Photo I stamped the flower direct onto the page and another onto a piece of card, I coloured that one with my Distress Oxides and then fussy cut the flower head out and raised on foam pads to give dimension. I used a stencil to add detail to opposite corners and added some background stamping with different stamps in the set. I stamped the sentiment onto white card and adding vintage photo around the edges. I added a couple of clips and some twine to finish the card.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all,