Wednesday, 16 March 2016

8 years old birthday card

This was a card I made for a family member back in January who is a little Princess!!  

I was at work yesterday, I only work 1 day a week now which is great and if I don't feel like it I don't have too!!  A very liberating feeling :)

It's a lovely sunny day in Derby today although it's chilly outside, but better than the damp rainy weather we've been having recently.  I'm making use of the solar energy today by doing the washing!!

Last week we were away for a few days down south and took advantage of visiting Kenwood House in Hampstead which was used as one of the locations for the film Belle a few years ago now.  Dido Belle actually lived in the house back in the day too.  It is now managed by English Heratige and is free to visit due to conditions in the the legacy. It was a lovely Georgian House set in beautiful grounds on the edge of Hampstead Heath.  After we'd finished the visit we sat outside in the sun as it really quite warm to enjoy a cup of coffee for me and tea for Joe!!!

To get their we drove passed several very large house, there were a few for sale.  Curiosity over took and I looked on the web for prices.  I know they would be expensive, most being  over 1.5  million pounds and several were up in the 10 million range!!  How the other half live, but are they happy?

the house has a magnificent art collection from many well known artists.

I just loved this fire place below

on the walk back from the dairy I managed to capture this lovely shot of a grey squirel!!

all in all a wonderful day out


pam said...

Beautiful stepper card Lesley, love the colours on this cute image..
Pam x

Babs said...

Beautiful card for an 8 year I am sure she will love it..
Hugs Babs x

Merry said...

Sounds like a terrific outing, that squirrel is too cute. Love your card, the scallop edge really finishes it.