Monday 23 February 2015

A little bit of life

A whirlwind weekend -more of that later in the post- and now a chill out Monday. Am working away still on a few half done cards but as it's a few days since my last post am sharing this -
I had a small piece of white linen card left from another make and used it to stamp this image from the SU Moon Lake set.
Coloured entirely with Distress Inks.

Cut out the oval then embossed the red card. Simple stamped sentiment on another scrap piece secured with a silver brad and job done! I made two of these - the other is done with blue instead of red. Another couple for the Macmillan stash.
Challenges -
Get Creative - Embossing
Addicted to Stamps - Embossing
PB & More - Anything Goes
ShowCASe your style - CAS Birthday
Crafty Boots - Use a sentiment
Stamping Sensations - A/Goes

So onto the mad weekend - for those of you who don't follow me on Facebook (and at this point those of you that do can just ignore the rest of my ramblings as you'll all be bored of it by now....LOL)

A quick run down of events-
Friday- travelled to the Hilton Hotel, Coventry with my other half. Chilled out a bit with a couple of G and T's in the bar with some friends.

Saturday - a meeting at 10.30am then a quick change into what is described as 'uniform' for a Bowls England meeting starting at 1pm. Was invested onto the first rung of the Presidential ladder (pic below).
A 4 year commitment, starting with a 2 year learning curve as Vice President, then the highlight of the England Presidency in 2017 before the 'wind down' year of Immediate Past!  As if all that excitement wasn't enough then came the National Presentation Dinner - and those of you who follow my blog will know that my wonderful Club Bolton were named as Bowls England Club of the Year - so we were presented with the trophy and all the other things that come with it at the dinner! This was such a great night for me - lots of my friends from the Club and the County came to the dinner and I had a night (and day) to remember! Pic on the right is other half and me and the one with the trophy shows from the left - Jenny (who works really hard to promote our club), a quite startled looking (LOL) outgoing Bowls England President Adie - a lovely man who at the time of the pic taking was telling us to smile (!!!!), yours truly with her mitts on the trophy and a very proud Club President Ken.
Thanks for lasting to the bitter end! Have a great day whatever you're doing!
PS - My lovely blogging buddy Eve Marie has some brill blog candy - but it's only for a couple of days - pop over and see her - HERE BUT BE QUICK!!!!


Suze Bain said...

Great pics Viv, you look so happy in them and your card looks fab. Well done you! Xx

Mrs Beez said...

The image is beautifully coloured and looks fabulous on the linen card and framed . Congratulations on your bowls achievement. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv....Congrats on your bowls presentation you look great in your bowling uniform and gorgeous in your evening dress...


Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful card Viv. Looks like you had a blast. Good for you. - Jim

Carole said...

Lovely card...and great for a male ! Congrats on your bowling look's to a good year!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous birthday card Viv. The image is beautifully coloured and looks amazing with the red. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Eve said...

Wow to your card Viv - I love that splash of red and Wow to your whirlwind weekend!!
Looks like you had a wonderful time, good for you.

Thanks for the mention of my blog giveaway - good luck!

Jacee said...

Very stylish design Viv, a really lovely card, great photo's too!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Viv, I love the image and wonderful design.
Such beautiful photos, it sounds like you had a wonderful time. Congratulations again!
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card Viv. I have seen some of your photos, it looks like you had a marvelous weekend.
Yvonne xx

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Embossing

Jackie said...

Superb card, great way to use up scraps.
Wonderful photographs, I am surprised you ever find time to make cards at all!!! :O0
Jackie xx

Sarn said...

Am LOVING your striking red scenic card Viv.

Me not on FB so I'm glad you added your BIG weekend details here too. You look fantastic and seem to have had a weekend to remember, as well you might. You should be very proud of your amazing achievement. MANY CONGRATS.

Hugs from Darn Sarn xxx

Linby said...

Your card really caught my eye, fab use of the aperture. Well done on your achievements, some fab pics of you too.
I had a small version of My Mothers Dress and just bought the larger version from someone preloved! So you comment made me smile!
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card and great use of your left over linen card,thanks for joining us over at Get creative Challenges.Dorothy x

aussie aNNie said...

Well done Viv and one fabulous card.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Di said...

Wonderful card Viv - and I'm certainly not fed up with reading all about the weekend. What an achievement - fabby photos and (tee, hee) you don't 'alf scrub up well girl:) Seriously, they're gorgeous photos of you in both sets of finery :)


Di xx

Canonbury creations said...

Fab card Viv, love the way you've framed that pretty scene. Congrats on your celebratory weekend you looked fab!
Val x

Pia S said...

I really like the textured look of the linen paper and you've done a great job coloring this image. It looks great together with the red embossed paper.

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Viv said...

Oooh fabulous red card Viv, love the clever cut out and the pretty little scene.Wow what a year you have to look forward to now Viv ! so proud of what you have achieved, well deserved too. Go Viv !!!!! ;) hugs Viv xx

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby card and such a great layout for a man too.

Am loving your photos and what a super weekend, it looks like you had and Congrats on your achievements too.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

MaryH said...

Love this serene aperture card with the pretty shade of soft embossed red. It's very cheery with the serenity of the boat scape. TFS the wonderful pictures of your big celebration, and how lovely you all looked, and it was easy to see that you were so happy. Congratulations on the big event, and TFS the gorgeous card. Hugs

Fiona said...

I love everything about your card Viv, the placement of the image in the aperture, the texture and of course the colour, which you now know is my favourite.
Thanks for your lovely words on my post today.... the weather is really grim here too. :( Sounds like you are going to have an exciting few years ahead, good luck with it all.

brenda said...

And a good time was had by all buy the looks of things Viv.

Apols for the lack of visits, still going through computer/internet nightmares.

Hope you have a good weekend and lets hope we actually turn up Sunday as we sure didn't for the second half Thursday.

B x

Lee said...

Absolutely LOVE this card soooo calming.WOW,girl you will have to have your 3 shredded wheat every day now lol.You do look very glam,the photo's are very clear,love your hair.xx

Lynne said...

Loving the card!!!! Great job and your pictures are phenomenal!!!! Thanks for joining us at Get Creative and good luck!