Sunday, 22 March 2009

Preston Brook, Bridgewater Canal

Claymoore Narrowboats has been holding an open day this weekend. Unfortunately the weather was cold and there was very little sunshine (not like dahn saaf). There were lots of visitors and David earned his keep by skippering the day boat to let the visitors have a go at steering. He took them down to the tunnel entrance and then brought them back a round trip of about 1/2 hr each time.

Not only is it Mothers' Day, it is also our daughter's 30th birthday. She was supposed to have been born on Mothers' Day in 1979 but came early and arrived on her Grandfather's birthday. She is off to The Fat Duck at Bray for her birthday celebration.

I made her a 3 page card (one for each decade?) and used photographs of her two kittens. I scored a line about 1cm from each side of the centre fold and on a separate piece of card and fixed them together with brads.

The front was made with a Cuttlebug embossed matt, lace, ribbon and silk flowers.

The second page was made with the Cuttlebug again with a pop-up butterfly, ribbon and gems

On the last page I made a panel and added a peel -off 30, a rub-on happy birthday and the footprints were supposed to be rub-ons too but they didn't work so I just stuck the strip down. Finally I added a paper flower.
On the opposite side I matted another picture of the cats.


CraftyLin said...

Beautiful card,Brenda. Just love the kittens too.

Anonymous said...

Fat Duck at Bray is THE best - very good fun eating...
They've had a bit of trubble recently with an unknown sickness epidemic, but thankfully they seem to have ridden out the storm!!