Saturday, 12 September 2015

LIM and meeting Scrappy Mo

Well I am recently back from a trip to Western Canada - but more about that in a moment. First my card for Less is More challenge this week. The theme is Wishing - and due to jet lag I am glad it is one layer! I used Papertrey Vintage Picnic set and coloured the apples with promarkers, adding a touch of glossy accents to the apples to make them nice and shiny.

So who do we know who lives in Canada? - Scrappy Mo of course - of Rudolph Day fame,  and here I am with her when we visited her house.
This lovely lady has been helping me and our friends for the past few months with recommendations of where to stay and eat whilst visiting her country. To say she has gone the extra mile is an understatement - we couldn't have done it without you Mo! So, to finally meet up on our last day of the holiday was a great experience and Mo and her husband where wonderful hosts. We also got to go craft shopping - so new goodies to play with and showcase soon.

Here are a few selected pictures of the trip.
We began in Vancouver and this baby Elk was on the beach-just magical to see.
A cement factory that turned their towers into an art work on Granville Island. We loved the market here but I forgot to take any photos as I was so taken by all the wonderful produce.
The Gas clock in Gas town - Vancouver.
Then we headed for Jasper via Kamloops. This is Pryamid mountain.


Silver birches around Lake Pryamid.


Lake Peyto
Then onto Banff via the Icefields Parkway

.and the coldest place we visited at 1 degree - Lake Moraine.


On our travels we saw this elk and this is the photo I took with it safely behind the barrier. I returned to the car.
 Then my friend got out the car and as everyone was running away she took this photo.
Wildlife at Lake Louise


Finally Kelowna and our hotel - back warmth at 20 degrees



20 comments:

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Linby first your card is wonderful it's clean and simple and fresh looking.
I WOW it looks like you have had a wonderful holiday and what stunning photo's
they are amazing scene's.

Debs xxx
{Debs Cards}


Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful card!
Looks like a great holiday.
Elaine

Whisper said...

Looks like you had a super time in Canada and i'm so jealous, that you were able to meet up with Maureen (and what a lovely photo of the two of you too), the boys loved Vancouver so much, i'm sure it won't be long before we go back !!

Oooo great image and card too, Luv Sam x

Anne said...

Looks wonderful. So glad you'd such a great time. Hugs x

Di said...

What a great card - and even more, what a super time in Canada! Wonderful photo of you and Mo - two of my favourite ladies captured together ! Isn't she just darling and looking even better than when she came over here a couple of years ago too!

Thanks so much for sharing - and wonderful piccies too!

Hugs

Di xx

Janice said...

A super CAS card Lynn and by the sounds of things, a fantastic holiday. Amazing photos and such picturesque places. Really enjoyed looking at all your photos. Loved the cement factory and those stunning lakes. Jx

Neets B said...

Love your card, those shiny apples look fabulous. And what lovely photos of your Canadian holiday, it looks like a wonderful place.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Faith A said...

A beautiful "clean" card, love those shiny apples.

Your photographs are wonderful, how lovely to join up with Mo and enjoy a shopping trip together.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! What fantastic pictures of your holiday and how exciting meeting a fellow craft buddy too!
Oh and a super stunning one layer card and I'm thrilled you managed to play along with jet lag!
Coloured brilliantly and a super neat and CAS design. Looking forward to seeing the new goodies you purchased.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Ann said...

What an exciting trip Lynn - one never to be forgotten. Great photos but if it was me I'd have posted dozens more!!! Glad you're safely back home. x

Wynn Walton said...

Awesome piccies Lyn. Sounds like a really interesting trip. Must do this sometime before I get really really old lol!,, looks like fun and craft shopping too.....now that really is fun. Hope you got some exciting new goodies. Wynn xxx

scrappymo! said...

That was only the second deer seen in Stanley Park, Vancouver in 11 years. They think it swam across Burrard Inlet from North Vancouver.
Sadly it was killed in traffic last night. Your picture is famous now. poor wee thing.

You got some fabulous photos of your trip. Love the Lake Peyto photo and Lake Moraine ones in particular.

It was such a joy to meet you all. I have had an email from Sue and from you of course and was nice to hear your journey back went all right

Love this card. The basket of fruit looks great I can just imagine that glossy accents on the fruit...bet it looks fab.

scrappymo! said...

That was only the second deer seen in Stanley Park, Vancouver in 11 years. They think it swam across Burrard Inlet from North Vancouver.
Sadly it was killed in traffic last night. Your picture is famous now. poor wee thing.

You got some fabulous photos of your trip. Love the Lake Peyto photo and Lake Moraine ones in particular.

It was such a joy to meet you all. I have had an email from Sue and from you of course and was nice to hear your journey back went all right

Love this card. The basket of fruit looks great I can just imagine that glossy accents on the fruit...bet it looks fab.

Susan said...

Super coloring on your card...very CAS and perfect! LOVE all the photos....makes me want to visit too!

Chrissie said...

This is a brilliant card Linby, beautifully coloured and a super amount of white space.
Your pictures are amazing it sounds as though you had a great time, it's a while since we were there but it's a fabulous trip. How great to meet up with your crafty friend too... bonus!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Lovely make and what GORGEOUS photos too, thanks for sharing

Kathyk

TaeEun said...

crispy and fresh apples are the best! The photos of your journey are amazing! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!

Anne said...

Super card Linby, love that shiny fruit. Looks like you had an astonishing trip, many lovely memories.
Thank you for joining us
Anne
Less is More

linda said...

wow, some very picturesque and beautiful photos! sounds like you had a lovely time and i'm glad you were able to enjoy the weather; both warm and cold. cute card!

SARN said...

Hi Linby . . . thanks for the link to your Canadian trip and the lovely Mo. How fantastic that you got to meet up. Your pictures look AMAZING . . . especially Lake Peyto. What an astounding country.

Your LIM one layer card is perfect.

Hugs, Sarn xxx