Saturday, 29 July 2017

Hey, Gullfriend

Hi there friends, how is your weekend going so far?
I am enjoying just relaxing today and making cards
of course. We are having two of our grandchildren 
to stay next week so I am making the most of the
peace and quiet lol. Oh and I had such a shock on 
Tuesday!!!...more of that later though ;)....and sorry
long post warning too!
See my previous post if you are nosey about my craft
 room organizing. Before and after pics there now ;)
Not that it's finished but I am slowly getting there.

Right back to my card, over at 'Less is More' this week
they want us to do some piercing on our cards. This is
what I came up with, a pierced edging, hope that's ok.

I used my new gull stamps, just had to buy them as
they looked so quirky and they made me smile too ;)
Also using my new cloud stencil and Nuvo drops.
Not great at using either of those yet so make
allowances please!

P.S. About my shock, I was shopping in Waitrose and
 saw a little boy who was the spitting image of Prince
 George. My first thought was what a good look alike
 he would be. (I admit  we did stare at each other a
 bit lol.Then I spotted him mum, ....and she looked just
 like Kate too! Now my confusion was growing.
 Then another woman with a girl, in a trolley mentioned
 the name Charlotte. To say my mouth fell open was an
 understatement! I stared at them briefly, well I suppose
 they are well used to that reaction by now lol. Then I
turned my back and looked at the bread to give them 
some peace.Never scrutinized bread as much as I did 
that day lol.No one else around either so it made it even
 more surreal.
I listened to the childrens chatter (asking for treats)
 for a while then made my way to the checkout.
 Kate was there soon after too, just casually putting
stuff on the conveyor belt. She bought a lot of shopping
 (didn't see what though).

When I got back to the car my OH was waiting there
 and I told him about seeing Kate.We waited a bit just 
drinking our free coffee to see if she came out. She 
stopped for a coffee inside first ( ahem yes we did 
wait around) but then came skipping out holding
 hands with Charlotte.
 What a happy sight that was! To think she can just take
 the children out and about like that is so lovely I think.
 Oh and then she proceded to unpack all her shopping
 into the car herself.

So sorry about the long post, (I know I hate having to 
read long posts myself). I just had to tell you 'stuff' 
anyway here is my card. Of course enjoy your weekend
 whatever you have planned ;)

Seagulls, LIM, CAS, My Favorite Things

White Linen card
My Favorite Things Seaside Seagulls stamps 
Die-namics Pierced square die
My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges stencil 
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Dovecraft Chalks
Nuvo Drops Grey Mist 

Aren't these Gulls just sooo cute ;)



cotnob said...

A super card Viv, I love your fun Seagulls.
Great story, I don't know if I would recognise anyone whilst I am shopping - it's just head down and get in and out as quickly as possible, you were very discrete.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Cara said...

Fabulous card, we were obviously on the same wavelength (sorry about the bad pun!). Love how you've used the gulls on your card x

Cara said...

P.S. I think your clouds look perfect!

Craft-E-Place said...

I can see why you needed those gulls! Your card is amazing!
What a great royal story

Kim Heggins said...

Too darn this sweet stamp set too!

Neets B said...

Love this set, another on my wishlist. And I missed out on the cloud stencil for the second time so bought the mini one so I didn't feel left out lol! The perils of being at work when the new MFT stock is announced! haha
Super card and the pierced frame is fine for our challenge. Off to check out your craft room post now :)
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Ann Tuck said...

Yes, those gulls are super cute - and a stitched frame is always a good look in my opinion! Can see why you 'had' to have this stamp - so useful too!

Gerrina said...

Can understand why you wanted to buy these; they made me smile too! Love the colouring and a beautiful CAS-card like this!
Wish you fun and heeps of energy next week :)! And a relaxing sunday...

Maaike Uijthoven said...

super lovely, i adore these seaside seagulls and your card is awesome

Christine L said...

Loving your CAS gull-friend card Viv... and love your tales too!

Christine x

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful experience for you in Waitrose...One to cherish. Love your fun card today, made me smile. Like the pretty blog header too x

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely Delightful card. Love the fun sentiment.
WOW how lovely to see Kate and the children doing normal things with no one bothering them, although I'm sure a discreet look won't be seen as bothering LOL. Good for them.

Esther said...

Awww, what a fab royal story! How exciting! Loving your card - the gulls are awesome and the pierced frame really sets off that scene. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Kathyk said...

I LOVE cards with humour and this play on words is splendid


Izzy Scrap said...

Love your card and this gull stamp set ! Love this sea scene and the gulls are as funny as the sentiment ! Great take on our challenge ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

I Card Everyone said...

Viv I just love your gull friends, and OH did they have exciting news to chat about, or what?!! I'd not been able to contain myself ... but you knew that, right?
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Heidi Stamps said...

I love your sweet card! That is fun you spotted the royal family. I am glad to hear they are getting on with life in a normal fashion (as possible) for the sake of the kids.

Valerie Nolan said...

Such h a fun card Viv I love anything with a pun!

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi Viv ... just love your little gull card ... BUT more to the point ... how wonderful for you to meet the royals ... made me laugh when you said you turned round and looked at the bread lol ... that is the sort of think I would do ... (can invade their privacy lol) ... I am so pleased that Kate and the children can do normal things ... have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Sid said...

Great card !

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