Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Trip down memory lane! (WOYWW)

Firstly, apologies for missing WOYWW for the first time ever last week.  I was in Oxford at a work conference and just couldn't manage it from my little phone.  I thought that I would make up for it by showing you a few photos of my trip away, which was indeed, for me, a trip down memory lane as I did my undergraduate degree there. This is me standing in the front Quad of my old college (Somerville).
This is Keble college where the conference was held. 
and this is the view of the main dining hall (taken from High table) at the conference dinner.
Finally I couldn't let you go without a view of the Radcliffe Camera
and the Bodliean library.
Now, having completed that brief trip down memory lane it is time for my entry to WOYWW. Here is my desk as it looked yesterday morning...one small boy trying out distress inks on a cuttlebug embossed piece of card!
Here is how it looked yesterday evening while I was making a sympathy card.  You can see my cutting mat (somewhat battered and mishapen after so many years of use), my craft knife and ruler, various layers of card, my versacolour inkpads in a plastic box, a corner punch, as well as my phone and trusty mug of tea hiding at the back of the desk.
My Godmother sadly died unexpectedly of a pulmonary aneurism, and this card is for her family. I am entering this into SSSS 'layers' (there are 4 layers to this card even though it is clean and simple), and Stamp with fun 'favourite stamps' (these are Crafty Individuals and Purple Onion stamps and I love both ranges). That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

12 comments:

Trish Latimer said...

Sympathy cards are always difficult aren't they? Love the purple you've used on this one! Trish #68

Helen said...

Oxford looks so wonderful, you found some sun too?! The card is lovely, such a hard subject to create for but you have mastered it.
helen, 16

Sandra said...

What an elegant looking card, it's beautiful. So sorry to hear about your Godmother.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs, Sandra

Twiglet said...

A lovely card - so sorry to hear your sad news. x Jo

trisha too said...

Fabulous photos, Caro, and a sweet card. So sorry to hear about your godmother.

It's always fun to see your little fellow in the pic!

:)trisha, #36 this week (link)

toni said...

Lovely to see that little chap sso absorbed another tim holtz in the making perhaps! X

Sandy Leigh said...

Your Oxford trip looks like fun! Your son reminds me of my card-making sessions with my little nephews, they love it! Happy WOYWW!
Sandy at #152

Samantha Elliott said...

What lovely pictures and nice to see little people joining in with crafting.
Lovely card and sorry for your loss. I am not keen on making those kind of cards.

Sandy said...

Those buildings are amazing. Sorry for the loss of your Godmother. Sandy :) #39

Shoshi said...

Lovely pictures of Oxford, Caro, and it's always lovely to see the youngsters being encouraged! The sympathy card is beautiful - love the music.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #4

Eliza said...

What wonderful photos and the building are great, the architecture in the is amazing, must of been a great sense of achievement going to school there. So sorry to hear about the Godmother and the sympathy card is lovely.

Your little man is going to be a great artist one day.

Eliza #11

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

What a beautiful card !! I love it !!Thanks for joining in our challenge.
Hugs
Tina46
Stamp with Fun