It was a beautiful sunny, almost warm, day and we managed to dredge up quite a collection of objects.
Phoenix (I think) broke down so the butty tug had to be towed by another boat. Great fun getting them all through the bridge holes.
Our plans for this year's cruise are all in disarray. I spent a whole afternoon plotting out a route over the Pennines (Huddersfield Narrow) and back on the L&L to Liverpool - avoiding Dutton as it won't be finished in time when we leave and the very next morning we received an email letting us know that we could cruise the Basingstoke Canal at Easter. An opportunity not to be missed. Will we ever get on the Huddersfield Narrow?
I was going to upload David's 2013 birthday card, but I haven't photographed it yet.
So here is a card I made earlier. The papers came from Making Cards magazine.
I covered a square piece of white card with green backing paper and stuck it onto a square card blank. Then I added a strip of white card with one side decorated with a Martha Stewart punch. Green ric-rac was wrapped around this and fixed on the back before sticking it to the left hand side of the card. The topper was matted onto a pale yellow circle and stuck down with sticky fixers. The sentiment was also matted onto pale yellow card and added under the topper on the right hand bottom corner of the card.
To finish of I made a "flower/bobble" by running small stitches along a length of ric-rac and pulling it tight, then fixing the edge together with small stitches before sticking it down with a glue dot.