Monday, 29 July 2013

I've been to see the Queen.......

I've spent the weekend in London, with some spectacular lightening on Saturday evening. Yesterday we went to Buckingham Palace, but the Queen wasn't in! It was so funny, a Frenchman in front of me in the queue was asking would he see the Queen and the girl who was working there said, no she was in Scotland, "what about her husband" he said "no said the girl", "well, what about the baby" - honestly you couldn't make it up. I asked the girl if she got to meet the Queen at the end of the opening period and she said she didn't think so, but they do get to meet the curators who have been on TV, and she seemed quite pleased at that!
It was a bit of a nightmare finding the way in and getting in, as there was no signage, but the audio tour was fantastic. Because it is the 60th anniversary of the Coronation there is a special exhibition with the dresses etc worn on the day and samples of the original dress embroidery. So, I was in my element. At the end there is a pop up tearoom  - I had this.......
                                                                                                                     and very nice it was too, even if it did cost £4.95!
Anyway onto the challenge at Less is More which this week is inspired by a Pinterest picture. I spend way too much time on Pinterest as it is! I couldn't wait to get back to enter and luckily I had today off to recover. I find that I have just about as many shoe stamps as I do shoes!!! My first is a stamp I got ages ago and has never seen ink. I used the background of the stamp to create the label too.
These shoe stamps are from the PB set Hello Gorgeous. I combined them with an new Anna Griffin embossing folder I have been waiting to use.
Lastly a paper pieced Hero art stamp. The sentiment is from another set of shoe stamps that I didn't get time to use. I'd also like toenter this card into the Divas by Design challenge -anything goes.


Viv's Visuals said...

Great cards... but simply ADORE the first one! x

Jac said...

2 beautiful and elegant cards, love the embossing on the first one, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

Loli said...

Hola Lin thank you for your comment i'm glad to see you :D.
Oooh my friend wha fantastic royal day and what yummy royal cake!!!
Fantastic set of cards Lin, the first one is gorgeous!!!!, i like the colours and the stamp is beautiful!!
yours others cards are a great job, i like the embossing background(i love work with embossing folders), and the sentiment in your last card is wonderful!!! great job Lin.
Well my elegant lady Coco is from paper to line boxes or for warp presents.I work with all types of materials :D:D:D.
A warm hug from Palma and have a nice week.

Julie said...

Wow- been to see Buckingham Palace- I love to do that!Lucky you. And you still had time to stamp...great cards.

Heather Rogers said...

Great cards and congrats on getting to Buck House the photos are great!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Faith A said...

Fabulous cards, love that embossing folder.

One of my trips before I die things, would love to go this year especially. I heard the catering is a bit expensive, but at least you have a photo to show you DID it. :)

Nikbee said...

I would love to go to Buckingham Palace at some point too.
I love your cards - the top one especially.
Nikki x

Anne said...

Stunning embossing folder and two fab cards. That cake looks yummy but so it jolly well should for that price, hope you licked the plate lol!

Katina said...

Fab cards Lin! Sounds like you had a great time in London. Expensive bit of cake!!

Gay Peplow said...

Love your shoe cards Linby! Funny tale of Palace visitors too, never fails to amaze me what people expect :D x

Margaret E said...

Love your shoe cards Linby - very elegant!
Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog -much appreciated.
Sounds as though it was a great day out at Buckingham Palace - hoping to do it myself soon.
Margaret E x

lin_ka1 said...

Kartka z czerwonym akcentem i z butkami jest moją faworytką

Viv said...

Two fabulous cards Linby,just love those pretty shoes.That cake looks so yummy too. My inlaws once got invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace. My MIL was so excited, she wore red white and blue too lol:) Viv xx

Claudia said...

Hi Linby, wow do great cards on the current theme at LIM. Each unique and something very special.
Hugs Claudia