We got home on Wednesday after a long weekend in London. We don't actually live far from the city, but we are fundamentally lazy and getting up early enough to have a day out there is hard - so we booked ourselves an apartment in the City, right near the Monument (remembrance of the Great Fire of London), and spent a few days exploring. We decided to stick largely in that area, thinking that another time we could do the same sort of thing in another "zone".
So, it's been one of those weeks that seem long and short at the same time - it's a long time since last Friday when I last added a blog post, but as we've only been home a couple of days its a very short week too!
It was my turn to choose the Elemental Inspiration photo for the Daring Cardmakers this week, so my first job on getting home was to make my card.
You need to choose at least three elements from the photo to use on your own card, and this time I chose the bicycle, brickwork, wood, cases and leaves. I suppose as the bicycle die has a basket on the front I could add that into the list too!
Here's the photo:
Woodgrain paper from an MME Miss Caroline 6x6 pad - I also used a woodgrain
embossing folder on the paper
(A4 size Woodgrain embossing folder - Teresa Collins)
White Bazzill card, embossed with a Brick design
(Brick wall embossing folder - Darice)
Bicycle (Joanna Sheen)
Leafy Sprigs (Spellbinders)
Flowers - smallest from Cherry Blossom die set (Spellbinders)
I created a template to cut on the Silhouette Cameo using the suitcases on the photo
and cut them in 2 shades of aqua card
I'll try and get myself organised and blog some photos from our London trip over the next week or two. To start with, here are some from the Emirates AirLine cable car which is at North Greenwich and goes across the river from near the O2 Arena (aka Millenium Dome). At it's highest point its about 90 metres high and the views of the dome are fab. Its a very smooth ride, and hard to realise just how high you are until you near the sound of the wind outside! The first two photos are taken from the cable car, and on the second, if you look closely, you can see the reflections of a couple of the cabins on the water below. The last photo is the highest tower taken from ground level - don't the cabins look tiny!
That's all for this time, thank you for taking the time to visit