Monday, 19 April 2010

A trip down Memory Lane...

Hi All...I hope you are sitting down. I have info overload for you today!
First of all, today's card. Cute Elzybells image which takes up a lot of card space so there's not a lot of room for anything else but as it's probably one for the boys, it's best to keep it simple...Bless 'em!

I used some green and blue washed stripe paper as a background and a zig-zag cut border to the image.

A 'happy birthday' sentiment and some green check ribbon.

Finished off with some matching buttons.

I'm entering this card into these challenges..
1. Creative Card crew...'Happy Birthday card'
2. Polka dot doodles...'Animal magic'
3. Raise the bar...'Movie Mania'..I guess there are various films with Knights in..'A Knights Tale' etc...I quite fancied 'How to train your Dragon' as my little one has just been to see it!

So now onto our day yesterday.....

Train to London Bridge....then underground to North Greenwich to....

The O2..where we saw...

'Dancing On Ice..the Tour!!! Which was fabulous!! Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean are amazing up in the air on the silk scarves. Such a shame you can't take photos officially...just took one at the end as they were waving to go off. Both girls loved Chris Fountain who came on in a sliver suit with sparks flying from his skates, Ray Quinn, very popular with my eldest..Hayley did her Gi-ho routine!

Came outside to lovely sunshine at 4pm and decided to take a water Taxi back to the Embankment tube. No seating left outside so excuse the photos through the windows..
Canary Wharf...

This is Olivers Wharf in Wapping where I lived for 5 years from 1987-1992!

Going under Tower Bridge...

Tower of London is having some work done on it so some of it was wrapped in rather attractive white plastic!

I haven't got the best sea legs but just about managed to stagger outside to take photo of Tower Bridge. It was lovely to see London from the water and to appreciate what great buildings we have...Old and New!
So I am relaxing today...
Hope you got to the end of this post..Sorry it was a bit long...see you again soon!


  1. Sounds like a great day out,Sally. Love the card...perfect for a boy.

  2. Love the card Sally :o)

    Hope you and the girls are well.

    Craft question - which colour promarker (if it is promarkers you use!) do you use to outline your coloured images? Thanks!

    Han x

  3. Great card, that image is one of my favourites. Glad you had a lovely time in London, we took the water taxi last time and really enjoyed it! xx

  4. Love you George and the Dragon card - what a treasure it is!

    Thanks for sharing your photos - the boat trip down to Greenwich is one of my fave days out and we've not doen it for ages!

  5. Oh wow...what a great day out!

  6. Hi Sally

    Just great, thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

    B x

  7. That's a great "boy" card Sally! glad you & the family had a great time at the O2! my friend took her kiddies on Saturday & she said that it was totally amazing. Hugs Clare xxx

  8. Fab card - love the image. Looks like you enjoyed a real fun day out and the weather looked fab too.

  9. Fantastic card ... fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing and Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar this week ... hope to see you again next challenge!

  10. Glad you had a great day and I love your card. Really fun. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

  11. Sally this is adorable! I have 3 sons so I appreciate boy cards. The image is adorable and perfectly colored! Love the pictures of London too. ;) Wonderful job, thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

  12. Such an adorable card. Glad you enjoyed your visit. I went to see Dancing on Ice this week, wow so fab.x

  13. lovely colourful card, thanks for joining us at polkadoodles this week

  14. Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in the animal challenge - great fun card! Cheers Claire x

  15. Hi Sally, really cute image and a lovely card.
    Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles animal magic challenge.