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Saturday, 8 August 2009

1 card 2 challenges


A good Saturday morning to you ladies. I am sorry I went AWOL yesterday. As you know I had a day out on Thursday with my hubby, Edinburgh is very hilly.....and I was in agony yesterday, but it was worth it. The Edinburgh Festival starts properly tomorrow, but the Fringe has been on this past week, where there are many talented people who do "street acts". I sometimes look at them and think, when did they realise they had this special talent.....it is very enjoyable to watch them. We had a lovely day, I had a look in a local craft shop, which used to be mainly "rubber stamps" but unfortunately it has been taken over and the new owner, has mainly the stock that I already have in my shed.... we had a gentle stroll into town after visiting the shop, stopping to have a drink on the way, it was beautiful weather, so we were able to sit outside and watch the world go by..sheer BLISS, we had a meal in the "Muscle Inn" which as the name says, sells pots of Muscles in various sauces, I just love this place, Edinburgh at this time off year is alive with every nationality and when you have a day out, you feel like you are on holiday too, very satisfying. I got no work done yesterday as I was too sore to even go on my computer, but I was up early this morning and made a card which I hope fits 2 challenges. Delicious Diva gave this fantastic sketch for their 1st challenge, and A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge 63 wanted "floral fantasy". I am off to catch up with you all and see what you have been up to over the last 48 hours, and then I am going back to my shed to hopefully get my card done for Promarkers. Love to you all and hope you are having a great start to the weekend, at least the sun is shining.....Hugs Avril

21 comments:

Angie said...

This card is gorgeous,
I am glad you had a great day out,
sorry you suffered so much for it tho,
have a great weekend,
Hugs
Angie

Christine said...

Morning Avril sounds like you need a day in your shed after all the walking... love this card & gorgeous colour combo keep well my Friend.

hugs Christine xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Avril, sorry I didnt pop by yesterday, like you I was rather busy, though I would have prefered to have been out in the streets in Edinburgh. Anyway my love your card is absolutely gorgeous, love it. By the way the best place for Teal coloured design papers, is on the Bearly Mine Design Cds by Donna, both her cds have Teal on them. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh your day sounds soooo delightful. i would have had a blast. we have a fair here in sandwich which is the last fair in illinois of the summer. even the schools are closed during the 4 days of the fair AND us seniors get a FREE day too! woooo hooo. oh, it's sept. 9-13. wanna come visit??????

your card is lovely. i love the pastels. pastels are my favs tho' sometimes royal blue and fuscia i just love too! ok. i'm a gemini. call me fickle!

hugs,

Emma said...

Hi Avril
Sounds like you had a lovely day in Edinburgh, shame about the craft shop.
I love your card, it is really gorgeous and pretty.
Hugs Emma x

Lesley said...

Hi Avril - I bet it was lovely just watching the world go by and seeing the street acts must be a wonderful experience. Something I would like to do. I've not been to Edinburgh since 1980 when Joe and I attended a friends wedding - but it is a lovely City. We used to go to an Italian restaurant in Leith - Love Lesley x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Avril,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Erin said...

Gorgeous card Avril, love that strip paper!
Would love to be ver at the Edinburgh Festival. I was there a few years ago, and had a fab time! One of my fav places for a short break!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Erin x

xxNikkixx said...

Love the card, did you see i managed to put my award up without phoning you aint i a clever girl,i'm going down to Mhairi's tomorrow to dye her hair she is going back to blonde.Did dad come to Dundee tonight ? love you loads your absoloutly georgous daughter nikki xxxxxxxx

Merry said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time in Edinburgh. Great card...really like the colours in the background paper.

sari said...

awww... this card is so adroable with it's gentle colors!

Denise said...

Very cute, love the pink!!
Hey your idea of a scrap swap sounds very good....set it up for us. LOL

Doodles said...

Good Morning Avril,
hope your feeling better today , and glad you had a wonderful day yesterday.
I am so happy you got the little card just wanted to send you it to say hi.
I went to nikki's blog she is doing wonderfully i don't know if you both noticed but i left you a pink award i made with a teddy on it its a friendship award.
http://sharonscreativeramblings.blogspot.com/2009/08/creative-ramblings-blog-award-1.html
try and rest today and i will chat to you soon
best wishes
Sharon xxx

Kerrie said...

Hi Avril, another stunning card, I've been meaning to ask, who is the young lad in the picture with that beautiful dog!

I've left you a little something...

Allissa (Lisa) said...

Hi Avril...please could you email me sweetheart re - Banner?
Hugs
Lisa.xx

recycleastamp@yahoo.co.uk

Donna said...

Beautiful card Avril, love the papers and you have co-ordinated the flowers beautifully! I hope you are feeling much better today and not in so much pain! Donna x

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and all the embellishments are delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

Leanne said...

This is gorgeous!!

Thank you for entering my Gorjuss Girls blog candy - good luck!
Hugs
Leanne
xx

Alicia said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for participating in the Delicious Diva Challenge and good luck!
Alicia xx

Kristy Young said...

Great card, so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge.
Kristy

Kellie said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic take on the sketch, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Delicious Diva Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge, xx.