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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Monday 27 May 2013

Aunt's Birthday

Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of days but my aunt celebrated her 75th and the family de-camped to Cambridge to celebrate.  We all met up for lunch at The Orchard in Grantchester then spent a merry afternoon on a punt going up and down the River Cam.

That was yesterday.  The day before I got into a bit of a panic as I hadn't got a suitable card made ready for her!  Now you would think that I would have a stash to choose from (which I have) but I wanted something that was personal to her.  Anyway, I came up with the card here.
This is so different from my usual style that I really had to stop myself from getting out the Distress Inks!

The reason for the Flower Fairy is that when my aunt's mother was a child she sat as a model for Cicely Mary Barker as she was a neighbour.  My aunt has had a love of all things Flower Fairy since she found out about the connection to her mother.

I stamped the image with Momento Ink as it was coloured in with Copic pens.  I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed colouring!!  The lace is from Creative Expressions and the flowers were stamped and cut out from the same paper as I used for the matting and layering.

And now for a confession.....At the last minute I decided to stamp Zinnia (the name of the fairy) and caught the bottom edge of the stamp...aaargh!!!  I certainly didn't want to start again so I drew a line over the caught edge and added a few xxx's.  You know and I know but to my aunt it's part of the design!!!

We had a fab day yesterday and the weather was glorious so to finish with, here is a travel photo from nearer to home than I usually feature!
A view of the River Cam taken from the punt.

The auction on Friday was great fun.  I didn't find anything I was looking for but still bought some stuff!  I love pottery and glassware so bought some Studio pottery and some gorgeous vases.  There were also 2 enormous seaside prints (framed) that I got for £12 for the two.  Well, I couldn't leave them there at that price!!!  Now I've just got to find a wall for them!!!

Anyway, that's all for today.  Don't forget the blog candy draw and hopefully I'll be back tomorrow but we have a visitor staying for a couple of days but I'll do my best.

Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday and lots of craft fun.


Christine B. said...

Hi Pam your Aunts card is beautiful. I have a soft spot for fairies too. I think they are so pretty. I bet your Aunty was delighted with your card.
What a wonderful way to spend the day. It looks great fun and thanks for sharing your photo. Enjoy your time with your visitors. Hugs x ChrisB

Unknown said...

Pretty card. I love Cambridge and it is not too far from me.
Thank you for visiting me.
Karen #46

Sue said...

This is really pretty Pam, I bet your Aunty loved it. It's nice to see good old England in the sunshine lol xx