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Saturday, 6 August 2011

Are you sitting comfortably? then I'll begin........

I've had a busy old time lately and was so busy last weekend I didn't manage to enter Less is More, sorry girls. This weekend I'm still busy but I've had time to produce something. The current theme is


I chose the Union Jack (or flag, I think the correct term is!) and thinking along the same lines I thought "what could be more British than a cup of tea?"

I stamped my Craft Stamper freebie onto a piece of Stampbord and coloured it with Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick and Faded Jeans) I mounted it on white card with the words generated on the computer. I used a gold Krylon pen on the sides of the Stampbord to hide the nasty brown edge. Et voila, hope you like it.



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As I mentioned earlier, last weekend I was flat out and on Sunday I was booked on one of Kirsty Wiseman's London photography lessons. It was a brilliant day with three other lovely crafty ladies, (Sarah, Rubina and Keilly) and there was loads of raucous laughter between us. Kirsty explained the importance of Aperture Priority and ISO rating, the golden rules when composing a photograph, depth of field and tons of other stuff which hopefully, will make me a better photographer.


Asymmetry


Continual


Rule of thirds


We had a great afternoon snapping away along the Embankment and in the Savoy Gardens and before we went our separate ways we headed off for cocktails in Covent Garden. Bliss! A perfect end to a very memorable day.

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This weekend I'm not working, so tonight I'm off for a 'Ruby' with some friends and tomorrow I'll be going to the pictures to see Bridesmaids, which is my mate Sue's choice. Anyone seen it?

Hope your bum's are not too numb after reading this long post. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for looking.

Fiona x


26 comments:

  1. Brilliant card Fiona! Gorgeous photos too. x

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  2. Fabulous card Fiona, I LOVE the sentiment...and such superb photographs!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  3. Such a fun card Fiona, love it :o) Great photos too. I've seen Bridesmaids - I wasn't too bothered about seeing it, my friend's choice. We both loved it though, it was v funny. Lisa x

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  4. Just love this Fiona and the sentiment really made me smile.
    Lovely photos too and I think I could do with a few lessons to improve mine.

    Hope you have a good time tonight too and can't help with the film although I understand it's rather funny.

    Sorry to have missed commenting lately, I've had mega sinus troubles which completely washed me out and gave me cotton wool for brains lol

    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  5. Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here.
    Maureen.......x

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  6. FAB card Fiona, good to see you here agin this week.
    your weekend sound such fun, your photos are amazing!
    I've seen Bridesmaids I loved it, particularly the scene in the dress salon....hilarious!! The whole cinema were in raptures!

    Thank you so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  7. Love your card Fiona, it looks great on the red cardstock. Your photos are fab too. xx

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  8. This is fab, I love the sentiment!

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  9. Love the card & still trying to get around to seeing Bridesmaids, everyone says its fab!
    Stacex (48)

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  10. LOVE your card... perfect in so many ways for the challenge! and thanks for sharing your lovely photos!

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  11. Ab Fab, the whole idea and execution is stunning.

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  12. Smashing fun card so very stiff upper lip British LOL XOXO Zoe

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  13. Terrific card Fiona, very `British`. I love that sentiment, it brought back memories of a very dear friend.
    Lynne xxx

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  14. LOL what a perfectly British card! Gorgeous
    Anne
    x

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  15. Fabulous card Fiona! I love the British theme with the flag colours and cup of tea, perfect for the challenge! I love your photos too, it sounds like you had a great time on your course! I haven't seen Bridesmaids, but I've heard really good reviews for it! :) Love, Georgia xx

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  16. Hi Fiona

    Love the card and the photo's well done, glad you enjoyed your course and the film.

    Eunice
    x

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  17. Love your very British card. Fab photos too. x

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  18. Beautiful card, Fiona! Love the shadows around the teacup. Your photos are awesome. I really would LOVE to work with someone to improve my photography skills!

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  19. Love your card Fiona, I've never used stampboard but I can see it's perfect for cards.
    Some fine photos too, looks and sounds like a good day in London :)
    Jenny x

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  20. Love your 'cuppa', so totally patriotic with those flag colours! Fab card!

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  21. Super fun card - so perfectly British! Your photos are gorgeous! (I especially like the continual one). I also love your blog name and think Prue is gorgeous. :)

    (And thanks for the comment on my blog!)

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  22. I love your card Fiona. The colors and the size of your mat really make your creation POP! Your photos are gorgeous. I too would love to know more about captuing better photos. Your photo day sounded absolutely perfect! I enjoyed your story.

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  23. I love your tea cup card, with that fab sentiment Fiona, and lucky you going on a photography course! The cocktails sound fun too and Bridesmaids and a curry - sounds like the best day ever! Vx

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