Sunday 23 February 2014

Day Tripper!

Afternoon all and I'm here with a more relaxed post, feet up on the couch but still buzzing from a very exciting morning at Abbey Road studios :) Around 150 rock choir members rocked up this morning at 9.30 to record two songs, Adele and Bruno Mars. We had a Ukranian film crew filming us and the guy in charge of the recording was Simon Rhodes who is responsible for the music for every major film you can name and also the music for the Winter Olympics at Sochi! Now he can put us on his CV :) 
Anyway back to crafting and my card for this week's challenge over at Less is More which is:
For our recipe this week we have chosen 
We'd like to see something made from metal on your creation.
Anything will do, charms, soda can scraps, diecuts, eyelets, paperclips, brads, whatever you can come up with!

I was inspired by a card that Loll had made using inset die cutting technique and I decided to have a go, come and see:

 Now I've never had much luck with metal sheets but that's the look I wanted so I got some kitchen foil, folded it into 4 and cut out my MB tree. I then cut the tree out from white cardstock and inset the metal tree. I popped the image up onto a card blank and the sentiment is from SU Wetlands set and cut out with a Heartfelt die.
What a lovely day we had yesterday it was like spring and Jim had his first social outing as we were at a Christening. He coped well and managed a couple of Guinness to aid his recovery!! I forgot to take a photo of the box frame that I made, instead of a card, with the baby's names, a few butterflies and some pretty stencilling with embossing paste.
Time to sign off, Jim has just gone for his afternoon nap, part of his prescribed recovery and Dom has created some wonderful aromas in the kitchen with slow cooked pork, I can't wait. It was an early start, I had to be up at 6.45 to get over to St John's Wood in time so I may need a few zzz's myself :)
Thanks for taking the time to visit, I love to read your comments.


Fiona said...

Your card is stunning Valerie and thanks for sharing how you did it...I'd always wondered. Sounds like you have had an exciting day.

Craft-E-Place said...

Your card is so elegant. This technique is so effective.

Gillian R said...

So pretty and elegant

Loll said...

Wonderful metal tree ... love the CAS style! :) Thanks for the shout-out. Loll xx

Anne said...

Val this is gorgeous! I always love cards with trees and this is no exception.
Sounds like you had a fab day
Thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
Guest LIM commenter :)

Chrissie said...

Val, this is absolutely stunning!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Jenny said...

Oh how exciting to be at Abbey road studios!!! Not many can chalk that one off :0)
Absolutely gorgeous card.... I never knew foil could look so good in card making..... 4 layers is a good tip :0) so glad Jim is making a good recovery from surgery, he'll be fitting fit again for the nice summer weather :0)
Jenny x

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely stunning effect with aluminum foil! Your tree is gorgeous, and I love your CAS design!

Sally H said...

Such an elegant card, Val! Stunning work! Hope you are well rested and it is good to hear Jim is on the mend x

Kylie said...

Just stunning, Val. Kitchen foil? Wow! What an amazing technique xx

Suzi B said...

Fabulous Val... an elegant metal tree.
Suzi B xx

Sue - said...

Stunning card! Love the simplicity of it.

Viv said...

So a 'Ticket to Ride' well ridden from the sound of things! (terrible pun I know!)
Love this card - and no doubt will have a go cos the end result is fab!

G Peplow said...

Hi Val, Your card is gorgeous, clever of you to use foil, it worked so well :D Well my friend you're getting so famous, recording with the best in the business? WOW we'll have to pay to talk to you soon :D How exciting though, no wonder you were buzzing :D
Thank you for your visit, I hope Jim's recovery continues smoothly , have to say I like some of his methods LOL xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card and so elegant. Sounds like a fantastic recording session.
Yvonne x

Unknown said...

Great card Val - isn't it amazing what you can do with kitchen foil!!! lol Sounds like you had an amazing morning at the Abbey Wood studios. Will any of it be posted on YouTube??? Glad Jim managed his outing on Saturday without problem but perhaps the Guinness helped??? lol Dom's slow roast pork sounds yummy - give him a hug and tell him he's got a job down here if he wants a change of scenery.......hehe

Karen xxx

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Valerie
Perfectly stamped and it!
Thank you for joining us

Linda said...

Beautiful CAS card ...... love the metal tree and a clever technique too. xx

Anonymous said...

Never come across that technique before, you card looks amazing.

Viv said...

Wow such a stunning card Val, just love that pretty tree. Glad Jim is feeling better now too bet the drinks helped lol ! You have been so busy lately, the singing sounded so lovely too. Hope you manage a bit of a rest now. Charlie birthday just gone and now it's Alexander's on Sunday.....both did that happen. Lots of smiles and gurgles from Lana now also, I am in love :) hugs Viv xx

Carole said...

I'm sure I could repeat everyone's compliments of this lovely card. Loll has inspired me from the first time I pinned her cards. Thanks for the visit it's nice to come back and visit the nice people that leave comments. Be well Carole


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