Friday, 19 June 2015

On your bike!

Hello lovely people,

Did you miss me?!
I'm back from a wonderful week away in Yorkshire; I think the weather was not as good as at home but we had lots of fun including a LOT of walking and LOTS of cream teas :-)

I also got to meet my very lovely blogging buddy Christine (and her other half!) for the first time and we had a good old chat over lunch at Betty's at Harlow Carr gardens.

I didn't manage to get anything scheduled to post before I went away so thought I would share one now from a few weeks back.

As well as making my own card for my parents' 40th wedding anniversary, my Dad asked me to make one for him to give my Mum.

They enjoy lots of sporty and outdoor activities together so I used just one of those to inspire my design, which was cycling.

The bicycle stamp set comes with the basket separate and also some butterflies or hearts that you can stamp above the basket but in the end I added some die cut hearts cut from matching DP for a more co-ordinated look.

Card recipe;
DP: Yours truly - Pebbles
Twine: Natural button twine - The Ribbon Girl - currently unavailable
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies - mini heart collection - Memory box

I haven't been able to keep up with my blog visits while I've been away but I'm looking forward to coming round to see you all soon :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
Papertake Weekly (Ohh so pretty)


  1. Welcome back Kat
    Glad you had a good holiday..
    Your card is beautiful, a great design
    Hugs kelly xxx

  2. Glad you had a good time. Looking forward to goong to Yorkshire ina few weeks and planning a bisit to Harlow Carr foe the first time. Did you get to LOTV? Gorgeous card, love the paper and thw fab image x

  3. This is a really pretty card.
    Glad you enjoyed your time here in Yorkshire.
    Sharon x

  4. Kat, so glad you enjoyed your, cake and friends...sounds perfect to me! This is a really pretty card, I love the paper and how you have used pieces of it to decorate the image ... The layout is just perfect, and such a clever design to show off that bicycle...I bet your Mum was thrilled with this.

  5. Very pretty card. I like the addition of the twine and heart. Yorkshire is very cold and windy today...glad you had a good trip. I think I should go stand in the entrance to Harlow Carr and say hello to all these bloggers visiting. I live about a 50 min drive from there and have a friend who is 2 mins up the road from there. Betty's is lovely isn't it!

  6. Glad you had a good time Kat.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the image, beautiful papers and fabulous layout.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  7. Oh what a fun card love it! xx

  8. Oh you're back already lovely! Glad you had a fab time!
    Oh this is just gorgeous! Such a fun pretty design! Love the papers and hearts!
    Lucy x

  9. Super cute card Kat and I love the papers and the hearts coming out of the basket on the glad you had such a nice time away..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Gorgeous card Kat - love the hearts fluttering out of the basket and fabulous DP's
    Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday - and a trip to Betty's - one of my favourite places.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Debs xx

  11. Fabulous card Kat. Glad you had a lovely break in Yorkshire and a catch up with my sweet friend and DT buddy Christine.....I'm dead jealous. Hugs x

  12. Hi Kat, so glad you enjoyed your holiday, and managed to meet up with your friend. Lovely card, love the bike and great backing papers. Fab design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  13. A gorgeous card Kat, love the image and pretty paper.
    Glad you had a good holiday
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  14. Glad you're home safe and sound Kat after your week in Yorkshire... sorry the sun didn't perform for you properly... though it just means you'll have to come back and see it when it does! LOL! However even with the difficult weather, it was really good to meet both you and Tim.. and I'm glad you enjoyed a first, and even second trip to Betty's! (Not to mention the cream teas in Cobblestones.... oooops was that ME that said that? LOL!)

    Love this beautiful card... and how perfect to use one of their activities with all the beautiful hearts - sounds just perfect for them! I have to make a 40th anniversary one this week..... I may just take inspiration from this!

    Big hugs
    Christine x
    PS.. that mini heart die may just have to find it's way into my shopping basket too!
    PPS... did you make it to LOTV? x

  15. Hi Kat
    Fabulous card... Love the Bike... And the background paper...
    Glad you enjoyed your holiday...
    As i was trying to keep to my diet... I stayed away for cakes Biscuits... And managed to lose 3ibs which i was very suprise...
    Look forward to seeing you next creations....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  16. Hi Kat, I'm taking a while to catch up with everybody. Sounds like you had a great time away, I think I'm still in holiday mood as everything seems to be taking me so long :) Love your card, the stamped image is great and your stitching detail frames it beautifully too.

  17. A fabulous card and sounds like you had a great trip. I met the lovely Christine too when I last went to Yorkshire and of course Betty's is obligatory!

  18. And there was me wondering how on earth you managed to cut those hearts out of the backing paper so neatly!!!! An inspired card as usual! Mum x


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