Saturday, 28 April 2012

Blakes Wharf, River Kennet

 Still here.  It has rained every day, for almost all of the days.  There are flood warnings out on the River Kennet and there is still a hosepipe ban! 

You can see a swan nesting in the picture; there are also a couple of coots and a moorhen nesting in the bushes and a couple of ducks with ducklings.

David went down to Southampton today to do his VHF radio course.  He passed, of course.  He is now qualified to take the boat out to sea.  Next stop the Mediterranean.

I was asked to make a card for a guy on one of the other boats here.  It was Max's birthday and the boat is called Bobby Dazzler.  Hence the strap line "You're a Bobby Dazzler to the Max!" - David thought that one up.

Anyway, I went for an easel card again - there seems a bit more scope when you are doing something special.

David took the photograph of the boat and the name panel and I matted them both onto silver, holographic card.  The boat picture I matted again onto green card and the boat sign I die-cut into an oval and added a scalloped mat.

I printed off the sentiments and matted them both onto the holographic card and green card, sticking the 'happy birthday' one down flat and the other one using sticky fixers to raise it up to hold the front of the card securely.

I covered the decorated parts of the oval topper with glue and added glitter and some green stars to bling it up a bit.

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