Friday, 31 August 2012

Baby Boy Christening and Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Hi folks, not blogged for a few days, hubby off work so doing other things. Shrewsbury Folk festival was great, we where so lucky with the weather . Sunday was warm and sunny, went cooler in the evening though.We went with our friends Trevor and Rose (pictured together at the show grounds ) and our friend Nick (pictured with my hubby Bob, Bob is the taller of the 2 on the left) . I'm not on any pictures because I'm always behind the camera plus I look naff in pictures lol..
The atmosphere at the festival was super, relaxed but so well organised. There where 4 venues, the mainstage was a giant big black top, with a big stage and 2 huge video screens either side, so you always had a good view.
We never stayed at the show ground, plenty did though in tents ,campers and caravans. Lots of people brought their dogs, all wearing bandannas and very well behaved, we left ours at home with Sam, but came back to lots of wee on the floor.
Shrewsbury is a gorgeous place, I think it puts Chester to shame.The buildings are very Tudor and everthing is in keeping, no pound shops, very upmarket. The streets are so clean, no rubbish, I loved that even though the bin men followed by the road sweeper woke us at 6.30 am. That was 2 hours after the rowdy young people at the nearby bar went to bed.
The next day after a hearty breakfast we walked round Shrewsbury taking in the river and the beautiful gardens, Percy Thrower was once head gardener. They are very Victorian , bright and very well maintained, in fact the whole of Shrewsbury is filled with flowers, row opon row of hanging baskets and troughs.

Onto my card , a comision for a friend of my mums, hope she likes it. Lili of the valley Christening baby, coloured with promarkers and adorned with stickles and perfect pearls. The paper is more of that pretty vellum , floral glitter, from Do craft. I had to order 20 sheets from the internet, still its in now.

challenges entered:
Lilis little fairies : anything but a square.
I love promarkers : anything goes
sweet stamping : out of the frame
creative impressions : Bingo, pearls, flowers, blue

Off to Llangollen today, it looks a beautiful day, sunny with blue skies.
Enjoy your day. janex


Doreen said...

This is fabulous Jane,love the image and gorgeous

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jane. Love the image and colours. I'm sure your Mum's friend will love it.
It sounds like you had a lovely time at the festival too.
Lorraine x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

Sue said...

Stunning card, I love the image and the colours are gorgeous.
It sounds like you had a great time at the Festival, your photos are fabulous.


Beryl said...

Hi Jane. Hope you had a good day in Llangollen. I hope you visited the craft shop while you were there. Lovely photos from the Folk Festival - you really should have let someone hold the camera for you at least once. Got my ticket for Port Sunlight through the post a couple of days ago. Not long now.
Your mum's friend will love this card. It's beautiful.
Beryl xx

mixamatoasties said...

What a lovely card. Gorgeous little image.

Thanks for joining in with Out of the Frame at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

Rachel said...

Really sweet card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

MagsB said...

Our son moved to Shropshire 2 years ago so we've been getting to know Shrewsbury and you're right, it's lovely! I'm so glad you had such a good time!

I love your card, isn't that LotV image so useful for Christenings - and so cute, too! What lovely paper, too, the blue is so soft and pretty.

Have a good weekend!

love Mags B x

downrightcrafty said...

oh wow what an elegant card love the frame of the image and those gorgeous papers too, so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Great photos Jane - looks like you had a fab time. Shrewsbury sound like a lovely place.

Your card is so beautiful!

pinky said...

Briliant photos Jane, love the Jane sign lol. Your card is just gorgeous, so perfect for a Christening and love the ribbon.

WeirdCat said...

Gorgeous card, lovely design, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Jules said...

Hi Jane

A lovely personalised Christening card. I am sure your Mum's friend will love it.

Great Festival photographs too. Sounds like you had a great time (or would you have rather gone to IKEA? LOL!!!).

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Annette said...

Jane your card is lovely but it is not linked up properly to the Lili's Little Fairy challenge. I had to find you via a google search.

Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for Lili’s Little Fairies.