Sunday, 30 July 2017

Lemurs and butterflies

I don't know whether you've noticed but apart from scheduled DT posts, I've been pretty quiet yet again. That's because we've been away again - this time to take the older two grandchildren for a night in "Lookout Lodge", the little group of "glamping" pods inside Whipsnade Zoo.

We had a lot of fun and made some very special memories - the overnight stay includes several guided tours of the zoo in the evening and early morning, when it is closed to ordinary visitors, and with many animals, that's the time they are most active. It also included access to places where the public can't go, such as a visit inside the lemur enclosure.

I think that is my favourite photo of my self EVER! The grandchildren are looking the other way because there was another lemur on the fence chatting to them.

We had two full days in the zoo, and came home absolutely exhausted! I think the break has done my crafting mojo a lot of good though, so prepare yourself to be deluged with posts over the next couple of days.

First of all here is a very shabby chic butterfly card.

The image is stamped and coloured with Promarkers, then cut out with deckle edged scissors and inked around the edges. The base card is covered with patterned paper -  you can just see some of the pattern peeping out around the edges, featuring the blues and pinks that I've used on the image. A piece of embossed and distressed Coredinations forms the main background, topped with a piece of wire-edged ribbon that was lightly scrunched before positioning it.

I am sharing this with
Addicted to stamps - Make your Mark
Butterfly challenge - Jagged edge and Kiwi
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Summer
Glitter and Sparkle - Things with Wings
Shopping our Stash - Butterflies, Bees and Bugs    


Cara said...

Looks like you had a fabulous trip away and I bet your grandchildren loved spending time with you. Definitely where memories are made. Wonderful photograph, I hope he behaved himself on your shoulder!
Your card is so pretty, I love the shabby chic feel to it and your image is beautiful with that gorgeous butterfly and flowers x

Margarets designer cards said...

Looks like you are having a fabulous time, I have been to whipsnade zoo many many years ago, sounds an interesting visit and to see behind the scenes too. Something I must look up and think about going to.
Memories with the grand kids are worth the weight in gold. They grow up too quickly ttese days
Beautiful card, love the flowers

Liz said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time at Whipsnade Zoo. What fun to be able to stay there overnight with your grandchildren!

Super card, what a great image. xx

Donna said...

Yay!!! Sistah that is a lovely picture of you! How awesome to spend some time with your grands...they are super lucky to have you as a Nan!
I adore your shabby chic card...just gorgeous!
Thanks for getting buggy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Mrs A. said...

Looks like you had a smashing time at the Zoo. I can tell you though that monkey's have very cold paws. Especially when they put them down your blouse. Ask me how I know that!! Lol. This is a lovely card and the image is so perfectly coloured. Love the kiwi background. Thankyou for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

Tanja said...

love the distressed embossed background - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

Jean said...

Oh wow looks like you had a great time. Loving your card, great colours on your flowers and loving the layout and texture in the background.
Thanks for joining us over at CRAFT.
Jean xx

Wynn said...

What a great trip you had. My daughter and grand children would love this. Animal crazy you see!!! Sdaly too far away for them to visit. W x

MagsB said...

One of the best things about grandchildren is taking them out to places like this, it makes me see everything through new eyes. What a great photo!

Your card is beautiful, what fabulous colours!

love Mags B x

MagsB said...

Oops, forgot to add: Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B xx

Creative world said...

Fantastic card with awesome colors and great design,fab coloring too...thank you for joining us at ATSM-CHALLENGE this week
Ċ½eljka DT xx

sweet art designs said...

Wow, I love everything about your card! Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT