Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Gas Street Basin, BCN

A quick run home to Gas Street, stopping off in Oozells Loop for 3 hours because we had let Cathy and Dave use our moorings and we didn't want to bump them off too early.

Here is a pretty Christening Card, or it could be for a First Communion with the right sentiment.

I used an embossing folder to emboss white card which was then matted onto gold miri card, with a white ribbon and bow wrapped around it, and then onto a white card blank. The cross was die-cut in miri gold and white and fixed to the card with sticky fixers.  Three yellow daisies were added below the cross and a computer generated sentiment which was also matted onto gold miri card was added to the bottom left hand corner.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Spon Lane Junction, BCN

It doesn't really show in the picture, but you can just see Mr David on the canal as seen from the bridge at Wolverhampton Rail Station.  It's the little blue dot on the left of the railway signal.

We were on our way to Birmingham for David to get his tooth seen to.

Back from Birmingham at 1130, we set off and got to Spon Lane Junction at 4.15 and decided to make it a day, so we moored up on the off side of the lock landing.

Now for a Mother's Day Card.  Now should it be Mother's or Mothers'? 

I began with a lilac card base and then embossed a piece of white card where the embossing folder had blue ink spread over one side so that it partially inked the white card.  This then had some lilac ribbon and some fancy ribbon wound around the card and stuck it onto the card base.  Then I added a bunch of silk violets, wrapped in a gauzy ribbon and a computer generated sentiment.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Wolverhampton, BCN

 Loving the colours of autumn.

We got to Wheaton Aston just as the garage was opening and filled up with diesel and arrived at the junction for 1pm. 

I had managed to get a dental appointment for David to get his tooth seen to tomorrow, so we had to go on up the locks and into Wolverhampton for the night

So it was a long hard day, 18 miles and 23 locks. Still we can still do it.

A lock full of leaf soup.

One for the ladies now.  A glittery, decoupaged lady eating strawberries.  I matted her onto a pink die-cut, glittery car and stuck it onto a white card blank.

To finish off and tied a small piece of narrow pink card around a wider piece of pink card to make a bow.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Norbury Junction, Shropshire Union Canal

Mr David in the distance, approaching the locks in the glow of another dawn!
Had to stop for a bit while it rained and then David lost a filling from a tooth!  We arrived at Norbury Junction at 1245 and went to The Wharf for lunch where we met Jenny and John on Roach.

This is a card made from toppers that came free from a cardmaking magazine.  It is a "diamond fold" or "tilt" card.  It was never very successful and I ended up having to throw it away.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Market Drayton, Shropshire Union Canal

 Heaven only knows what it looks like inside!!!

A short day today (seeing as we are going back and David want's to keep going).  We did a DIY pumpout and took on water at the sanitary station at Market Drayton and sailed under the bridge and were moored up at 10am.  

As is my want, I then walked into town and caught the bus into Shrewsbury for the rest of the day.  Oh! how I love my bus pass.

A nice, neutral, wedding card.  The top 2/3 of a piece of card was embossed with an embossing folder and some red ribbon wrapped around it covering the join.  This was then stuck down onto a white card base.  The "Mr & Mrs" was printed on the computer and cut out and stuck down with sticky fixers and 4 die-cut hearts were added underneath.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Below Adderley Locks, Shropshire Union Canal

 Halloween is coming....

Off early again and up through Audlum, a quick stop to shop in the Co-op for essentials and then on to the bottom of Adderley locks.

No alarms or excursions today and we were moored up  by 1230.

An autumnal scene at the top of Audlum.

This is the birthday card I made for my youngest grandson's first birthday.  He has an apatite on him like nobodies business.  I used one of Mo's Digital Pencil stamps and coloured it in with pencils.  This was then fussy cut onto a die-cut mat and matted onto a larger yellow one.  The number one was then die-cut in silver mirri card, along with his name in orange letters.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Hack Green, Shropshire Union Canal

Sunrise today! 

David was up and off at 0630 and we watched the sunrise while we did a lock.  When we got to the top of Hurleston locks I helped him down the first two locks and then left him and caught the bus into Chester whilst he went down the rest single handed and moored up in Nantwich to wait for me.

After I had done the shopping, and bought him some lovely chocolates, I caught the bus back to Nantwich and we then travelled on to Hack Green where we stopped for the night at the top of the locks.

I have a fascination with back cabins; they are so small and yet contain everything you need plus all the ornamentation. 

This is just a plain card using a black card base, a white, embossed card panel and the photograph matted onto black, white and silver card.


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