Monday 3 September 2012

Petals and Poetry - and a snippet

Just to say, thank you so much for all your lovely comments and it's great to see the playground busy. Today is a last flurry of activity here and I hope it's without the traumas of the weekend - we only went through a fifth flight alteration :( And of course sorting out all the knock-on effects such going through seat selection again, changing the airport parking times, reprinting loads of stuff - and at one point running into the shower room for a few tears of pure frustration.

So, I'd totally forgotten that I actually had made a card using a tiny little snippet last Friday:
The sentiment was stolen from inspired by Sarn's idea here.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- backing paper from the Prima 'Annalee' set

- Penny Black Stickeroo from the 'Petals and Poetry' sheet

- sentiment from the SU 'Just Believe' stamp set, stamped onto a snippet of pink card using 'Certainly Celery' and then punched using SU's decorative label punch. I then tickled the edge of the punched shape with more 'Certainly Celery' ink

- green organza ribbon from the ribbon box

Thankfully the back is a lot better at the moment too. Not absolutely right but OK - just so long as my pack horse 'bearer' helps with the luggage :)

Make sure you all follow 'Elf an' Safety' in the playground during construction work.



  1. Fabulous card Di, love the flower and it almost looks like an aperture card. Hope the traumas are sorted and you can relax and enjoy your break. Hugs, Amanda x

  2. Beautiful card Di, love the sentiment design.

    Sorry to hear of your stresses, frustration tears are not what you want before a break. Fingers crossed everything stays as it is now :)

    Pink hardhat at the ready here and steel toecaps!

    Have a lovely Monday xx

  3. Such a very pretty card Di, love the image and colours.
    Caz x

  4. Aw hugs, sounds so frustrating. Glad all sorted now I hope. Such a pretty card. Take care Zo xx

  5. Oh yes! This is VERY pretty and I'm glad you liked the sentiment idea! Looks great here!

    Hope all probs resolved and Teacher Training is sorted.

    Like Mrs A said: Don't you worry about nuffin! Rachel has ordered us all Pink Hard Hats and steel toe capped StartRite shoes . . . we'll be fine. And I've got a big box of different sized plasters . . .
    Sarn xxx

  6. Glad Di to hear your back is improving, your card is so pretty lovely centre sentiment and beautiful layout xx

  7. Love your card Di - what you can do with a snippet is brilliant!!!

    Hope there are no more problems - take care of your back.

    Hugs to you Sue P xxx

  8. Sorry to hear of your troubles. If you want to vent your frustration, knock a few nails in the treehouse. That will make you feel much better!
    Loving the card and I see we have the same punch. Mine arrived on Friday courtesy of Mrs Chikkin woman!!
    Gentle Hugs for you.

  9. Hi Di,

    I swear, why book airfares in advance when they keep changing them on you.... I hope you arive safely to your destination.

    Your card is just beautiful. Love it.


  10. Beautiful card Di, love the subtle pink with the lime green ribbon.

    Well, looks like I will have to unpack, I was very carefully watching the weight, not mine, unfortunately, but the suitcase, one quick mail and I was ready.
    What a trauma though, we had something similar once, only going to Malta, the tickets arrived and they were the wrong date, replacement tickets arrived that had us flying from some Scottish airport, finally had tickets, delivered by Courier the day before we were due to depart and, yes, flying from Manchester, but to Heathrow and then on to Malta. The plane was late taking off and we thought we would miss the connection but we were wizzed underground, talk about a fairground ride, I felt sick, had to run miles to the terminal and made the flight by the skin of our teeth but decided that the luggage wouldn't have made it, but, it did. No-one to meet us at the airport, no-one had been informed that we were on the flight but managed to get a lift with the same Company taking 2 others to the same resort. Was a great holiday though, so hope after all the trauma yours is too.

    Kath x

  11. This is lovely Di, such pretty colours and the flower image is gorgeous too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  12. Have a lovely trip. All quiet here at the moment but that could be cos I put double thick masking tape round the Ducks Beaks!!!!! Dun u worry about nuffin. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. I love the card, have the sticker, too, I think, and shall ste, er, borrow your idea via Sarn.

    I'm so sorry to hear about the bloody botching up of the travel arrangements and all the other stresses of getting ready. I shall read on with fingers crossed ... glad to hear the back is a bit better. Buggers to travel with a bad one of those!!


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