Thursday, 26 October 2017

Thank You Phil!

Hello and thank you for dropping by.

I've had a busy week and am looking forward to a fun weekend.  Tomorrow I'm off to a workshop with a friend to make Christmas cards and on Saturday going to a workshop in our village hall with another friend.  The demonstrators are Julia Watts and Leonie.  I'm very excited!!!

You may remember I was taking a course of refresher driving lessons .
Well I've been getting out and about a bit but continued with lesson for a while as I still felt I lacked some confidence.

Last Tuesday I had my last - a two hour lesson with Phil my instructor.

It was very special as I drove from home up the M1 and  M6  to and through Rugby and back.  I can tell you I was buzzing when I got home.

This is the thank you card I made for Phil for giving me the confidence to get out there again.

The bird was made with a Marianne die set.  It is actually a Christmas robin set.  There are various dies to make two different robins plus some holly.   Anyway, I thought it could be any bird so made this one up with small scraps from my box.  The background paper is from a pad I bought at a table top sale I went to recently.

I hope you have a good weekend, whatever you have planned.

34 comments:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a neat card! I like the cording in the bird's beak so he can carry your greeting for you. It's a picture of loveliness! (ugh I misspelled that and spell check suggested I meant 'slovenliness' what?!!!) Great job taking driving lessens. I think driving is not exactly an easy task. I refuse to do highways and try hard to avoid driving at night.

Veerle said...

Wonderful card Barb and enjoy your workshop tomorrow.
Hugs Veerle x

cotnob said...

A super card Barb, such a fabulous little bird and great background.
Well done with your driving, it sounds like you are doing really well.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
so glad your driving has at last given you the confidence to do this journey.
I do miss driving now that my eyes won't let me as this was one of my things I always wanted to do.
Luckily it doesn't affect my crafting yet.
Your card is a wonderful way to thank the instructor, and such a lovely design too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Stamps and Paper said...

Pleased to hear you enjoyed your driving again....I’m sure your instructor will love his card Barb

Anne

Mia said...

Beautiful card. I am sure that Phil will love it. Enjoy your weekend, my friend.

Kathleen said...

Really gorgeous card, love the paper and the lovely little bird.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats for having again your skills about driving, I think it is fatiguing, but very gratifying too! :)
Your vintage card looks adorable with that background and the cute bird!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous design Barb! And, many congratulations for getting back out there! It'll be great for you to have a bit of independence again! Take care and safe driving! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Claire said...

Such a sweet card to say thank you with, I love the fact he's carrying the message like the journey that you experienced with your driving x

Carole said...

Lovely card...that birdie is super. Hope you enjoy your workshops!

Carol L said...

What a thoughtful card for your driving instructor and I'm glad he unlocked the mystery that took away your confidence in driving! Happy independence day to you :) That really is a pretty card too by the way :)

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card Barb, love the background paper. Well done for persevering with your driving, you will be gallivanting all over the place now :)
Hugs Kaz xx

aussie aNNie said...

How nice and a lovely gesture for your instructor, it's a very beautiful card and a great way to show appreciation. Enjoy your workshops.xx [aNNie]

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card - and great to know you are up and away with your driving :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Janice said...

So pleased your driving is coming along nicely Barb! A lovely card for your instructor.
Enjoy your crafty weekend.
Janice x

Jane Willis said...

A lovely card, and well done on getting back behind the wheel. Tacking the M25 is a real achievement! Have fun at the workshop - can't wait to see what you make, especially with such wonderful teachers!
Jane

Aquarius said...

Lucky you and I'm sure you will enjoy the workshop - look forward to seeing what you do. Well done with the driving and I'm sure the great thank you card will be much appreciated.

Linby said...

What a great card - I'm sure he will appreciate it. You will love the workshop with Julia and Leonie - how fab. Wonderful to read you are now Motorway confident, the world is your oyster (and craft workshops galore!).

Gerrina said...

Beautiful combined and great to see how the die can used for any bird! Enjoy your riding and the weekend!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Barb and well done for getting back into the car and getting your confidence back again.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Well done you, a great achievement Barb as driving is scary these days with so much traffic now, not to mention the edgits behind the wheels.
Lovely card, the image is so pretty and super colours too, Kate x

AlisonC said...

I'm very impressed by your motorway driving, I try and avoid having to do that. I much prefer tootling back and forward to work at my own pace. Well done for facing your fears and getting out and about. What a cute little bird and I love the paper you've used. I'm envious if the workshops too, have a great time. x

meg said...

Great card Barb, love the colours , well done on completing your refresher driving lessons.

Cara said...

Fab card, love that bird. Wonderful news that you have regained your confidence driving again. Enjoy the craft demos x

Diane said...

Wonderful colors and design Barb, sounds like your driving lessons are going great.

Hugs Diane

Liz said...

Glad you've got your confidence back for driving - there will be no stopping you now! Super card for your instructor, I bet he was thrilled to receive it. xx

Angela Radford said...

This is just so sweet Barb, love it xXx

SARN said...

I'm sure you were a star pupil. Lovely idea to give him a thank you card. You are fully independent again and the world is your oyster.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Craftychris said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! Love the sweet bird and the background paper is lovely! Congratulations on getting your confidence back and are driving again, that is so cool! xxx

rachel said...

What an amazing achievement Barb - no wonder you were buzzing - and your card is beautiful xx

Donna said...

Fantastic card, like the paper and the bird is perfect for a thank you card for getting your wings for driving, congrats to you for your courage!

Pat said...

So pleased your refresher lessons have gone so well Barb and that last lesson sounded like a marathon but you obviously did so well and enjoyed it. I love your pretty card and the sweet little bird cut with snippets, and the sentiment tag hanging from its beak is such a great idea. I hope you enjoyed your workshop and also seeing Julia and Leonie, a great crafty weekend by the sounds of it. Our local craft shop have had at different times, Sue and Julia and John and Phil from Creative Expressions, and Kay from Indigoblu, and I enjoyed meeting them, apart from John and Phil as I couldn't go. The shop has shut now and only sells on line so that won't be happening any more I'm afraid. x

Greta said...

Sounds like a fun weekend & hurrah for being back to driving where you want, Barb! Love the background paper & that sweet bird--perfect for Phil!