Circus Card & Trekking!

June 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm 6 comments

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Hey! Thought I’d post a card that’s part of a set in Crafts Beautiful July issue. I suspect I’m gradually retreating into a ‘quirky’ box as they’ve entitled my cards as quirky for the second time. I like that!
I reckon I’m creating a new crafting style QAS: quirky and simple! I don’t think this is particularly kooky but maybe I’m blinded to it?!

I love the twine holding the tent down. I rarely ever use ribbon anymore. Do you think ribbon will have its day again?

I’m back home after a few days away. It was really only 2.5 days but it was so packed that it felt much much longer! On my way down to Bournemouth I stopped off at my friend Carole’s who has a lovely blog if you click the link. She is quite an inventress ( the female form of inventor!!) & is brilliant at teaching you how to use the Silhouette Cameo. If you live in the Oxford area and want to know how to get the best of your Cameo then Carole does one to one tuition ( or more if there’s a few of you).

I stopped off after a really sluggish journey. I just got there in time for a 3 course meal- yep. Gorgeous.
A full roast dinner with homemade soup for starters and a scummy crumble for afters. I felt really treated.
I did literally roll off the chair but it was so lovely being cooked for. We then got down to discussing all things crafty. Carole is a self confessed early to bed girl & was shocked when she realised it was 12:15 as she thought it was only about 10:30.
If you ever needed a spare something craft wise- what that girly hasn’t isn’t worth having! Shame I’m not nearer šŸ˜‰

The next morning we went for a walk. I was wearing my long jeans so popped my heels on. We went for a walk- beautiful surroundings and weather. We popped to the park.
I immediately was inspired by their formal gardens. ‘Wow. Abingdon in bloom’ I gushed. Wanna see the display?!

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The south has much to teach us about horticulture ( ha ha!). Maybe it’s into micro planting!!
We went through the town centre and stopped off at a little art gallery. I never get time to stop and be inspired. I was truly inspired here-even the shop front was stunning.

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The poppy picture was completely arresting. The artist was a girl called Rozanne Bell
If I had the money…she produces multi layered art with resin. Just beautiful.

By the time we’d finished my feet were killing me- after good food, good company and cultured activities I hardly knew myself! Carole (& her hubby) was the perfect hostess ( not him- he wasn’t a hostess!!) and I loved staying there.
The mad fun was about to begin!
More on that one later..
Suffice to say I was a little stressed because I’d managed to break my in-car charger for my phone. I knew the Sat Nav caned the battery and wasn’t sure whether I’d get down to Bournemouth before it died.
I did.
It lasted.
But really.. I mean- if something is stuck under something else then you should just be able to yank it and free it shouldn’t you?
Or should you bend down gently and remove the obstacle before lifting it out?
I did the former.
Common sense is the latter.
The in car charger objected to my ‘yanking’ and retaliated my removing itself from its wires.
Not clever.
I just need a handy welder to fix it. Possibly a plastic moulderer to finish it too.
Good job I don’t need a Sat Nav to get to school.
See you when I’ve welded and moulded my charger back to life!! x

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  • 1. Carole  |  June 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I love your quirky card, it is as fun as you are! I loved having you stay, you will always be welcome. Thanks for the Cameo tuition mention too šŸ˜‰ ! Hugs C x

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  • 2. Ros Crawford  |  June 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Fab U lous card!! Quirky maybe but unique definitely … that’s why you get to be published … you are GOOD!
    And know you know all about the cameo I shall expect a free tuition!

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  • 3. shirley-bee  |  June 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Fabulous Big Top card, love it!

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  • 4. TiaraHelen  |  June 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Love that card Karen, you’re right, the twine is perfect. I laughed when I saw that you’d been to Abingdon as that’s where I was brought up. I have seen that park looking better, I have to admit!
    TFS as usual. x

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  • 5. Wida  |  June 9, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Oh my, what a fun card! I was recently inspired by the circus to make a card too!

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  • 6. Galina V  |  June 14, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Splendid card. Love the clean lines and fresh look, original and fun. Pinned it already.

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