Wednesday, 21 September 2011


.....Ruby Slippers;

(Ruby Slippers before glitter....drawn and coloured
a with a red felt pen)
Hello to all you lovely creative
bloggers out there; The reason for this little
Thank you card being on my WOYWW is because
I spent a couple of days with my friend, we had two
lovely days in London, taking in the sights and also
going to the London Palladium where this production
is showing.

What a Wonderful Wizardly production it is too;
I would highly recommend it!
The following day we visited the site of the 2012 Olympics
in Stratford, a place not far from where I grew up and
which I worked in and around for 22 years! My very first job
was in Stratford in a little office fresh from secretarial
college and where I stayed for 11 years, I really do
have fond memories. It brought a lump to my throat
to see all the changes and developments which are
taking place there, it is mind blowing to see
the transformation; I would never in a million
years or in my wildest dreams, thought
that this would ever happen here!!!
Well I think it just goes to show that anything is
possible! Don't you?

A Sign of the Times! (View Tube)

The main Olympic Stadium......

This piece of helter skelter art? Or Orbital Tower
will be used as a viewing point and is costing no
less than 19million pounds! blimey, (What recession?)
here is a link to your 2012 Olympic Guide

Aquatics Centre!

Ye Olde Stratford Bus Station!

Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford City!
the week before the opening; A long long way away
from The Mall Shopping Centre where I used to
lunch many moons ago! There was no Tiffany's
store to browse, that's for sure! hee hee
On the second day we headed up town again to
visit the National Portrait Gallery they had the
BP awards, Wow, the standard of work was truly

Then on to Giraffe to meet up with friends for dinner
and cocktails!

and for those of you who (like me) Love, love, love
London here is my little collection
of piccies along the way:-

The Wonderful St Paul's Cathedral

and this fabulous stained glass design has given
me inspiration for colours on a card!

The Writings On the Wall!

The famous lions at Trafalgar Square................

Conjunctive Composition!

The Strand

And something we all rely on to get our cards
and parcels to and fro........
So getting back to crafting.... this little card was
made for....yes you guessed it, A Beautician!

Stamped with Papermania decorative corner stamp
in Versa Color Brown, Sentiments done on PC and
gems and pearls added to swirls.

Inside, again sentiment done on PC.
This little Party girl has been out on the tiles again!

Digi image from Bugaboo Stamps papers from
k & Co recycled. Coloured with water colour
paints and added Stickles Stardust!

finally made this Toastmaster card, from my own
design, papers from stash, gavel from tinternet.
Thanks for looking, happy crafting to you all, Sue xx


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Cor, you've had an action packed few days!! Great to see all the amazing Olympic buildings - I'm so looking forward to it next year! I loved your London pics, my favourite was the red telephone box/police sign combination. Great shot!! Hugs, LLJ x

Angie said...

That was an amazing post ...loved those Ruby Slippers ...and all the shots of London.
When I used to live on the outskirts of SE London we used to take the kids to Trafalgar Square to feed the pigeons (about 35 years ago) ...I know you cant do that any more ...not sure if they are even any there, now that they are thought of as vermin.
I wonder what the Olympics will bring to the city ...those structures seem very costly but striking.xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Sue.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tertia said...

You have been very busy, I am tired just reading all of that. Lovely cards.
Happy very belated WOYWW