I hope everyone is enjoying our few days of sunshine. I have managed to get quite a lot of washing done, nothing like be able to dry your washing outside.
My latest card is featuring a Lili of the Valley image, all their images are just lovely. I must buy myself at least one of the little boys playing with their toys, these remind me of my childhood when everything was different. In those days you would be sent off for the day, no one worried about health and safety and I can never remember anyone getting hurt except for the odd skinned knee. We would all dash off on our bikes which were frequently made up of old bikes put together, I remember mine was an old frame found on waste land near where I lived in Tilbury (local dumping ground for things people didn't want) and then we picked up various wheels etc, painted them in what ever colours we could find at home and the only expense was new tyres and brakes. Mine was a drop handle bike and I would go tearing off with several of my siblings and friends. I was one of eight children so there was always someone to go with.
We would take bottles of water and jam sandwiches and that was us set for the day. We would often go to the moat which surrounds Tilbury Fort and swim in that, of course there were signs saying "No Swimming" but no one took any notice and the place was packed on warm days. You could meet all your friends and have a lovely day out for nothing. Now it is completely cut off and you can no longer go and sit by the water and eat sandwiches or jump in if you feel like it. I suppose if you pay to go in you can have your sandwiches there, but as a child it was fun and I have some great pictures of people sitting there by the moat. I remember the hand knitted swimsuit episode which was disastrous, once in the water and it would be down by your knees.
Anyway, back to the present.
For this card I have used:
Lili of the Valley image
Cherry Lynn corner die
Crafts Too square die
Orange card from stash from Papermill
Printed card from DCWV called "Pocket full of Posies"
Flowers from stash which I distressed slightly with Whispers "Straw Matt" ink pad
Glitz glitter glue
I'd like to enter this card in for the following challenge: