Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Taking to the skies

Wow I had a real "bucket list" experience on Saturday when I took to the skies with my Hb as we shared a flying experience lesson. My daughter's new home is very near a private airfield and my Hb thought it would be great fun to experience flying a small plane. So that is just what we did!
Our pilot was a great lady called Emma who made everything so clear and yes we really did take control of the plane other than the take off and landings. 
This was our plane

and yes the oil and fuel need checking before take off.

During the hour we flew across to the  Isle of Wight and on the 2nd circuit we zoomed down to get a better view of the Needles.

It was such fun....and of course the hour flew by and all too quickly it was time to go back... off I went!
If you have never had a go at flying I would really recommend you try a flight was so exhilarating. I have no desire to become a pilot but just have that experience was wonderful.

My card today is a male birthday card I made for Dotty's which features stamped cars and planes. I stamped the background with Tim Holtz mini stamps and the dies are also by Tim. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

Fussy and Fancy 2/3 add a sentiment
Simon says stamp Wednesday happy birthday
Lil patch of craft friends 2/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 2/3 anything goes with optional spring
Happy Little stampers 1/3 anything goes with dies
Creative moments 1/3 anything goes
That's Crafty 1/3 circles
Sweet stampin 2/3 embossing heat or dry I used dry embossing behind the globe.

Thanks for stopping by today. The wet weather for the last few days seems to be quite persistent but we are being promised some more warm sunshine next week. Fingers crossed.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Flying is a wonderful experience isn't it! I've had my turn a few times and remember the experiences with such fondness! What a fabulous card! Love the background, so full of design elements. Love the glittery stars and the banner sentiment, such a wonderful masculine creation!! Hope all is well my friend, sending hugs :)

  2. What an experience you had, Jane! And your masculine card is so appropriate, as you had a bird's-eye view of the earth! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Fabulous card! Wow, what an experience it must of been to fly an airplane! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
    Sandy DT

  4. Love your card and I'm blown away by your flying experience! Jo x

  5. Oh wow, wow, wow!!! I am so envious, you lucky thing!! I love planes and I love flying, to do it myself would be amazing!! What an experience for you! Sigh!!
    You just had to have some planes on your card today!! :)
    V x

  6. So many elements have gone into this card! I love it! Thanks for joining the Creative Moments Challenge.

    Creative Moments Design Team

  7. what a great way to spend an hour! and the view were amazing.

  8. I bought a flying experience one yr for The Docs birthday but I stayed firmly on the ground and my son went up with him instead. You were very brave. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. I am so impressed with you to fly a little plane! Did you hubby get to sit up front and fly, too? You look so comfortable doing it! Love the card, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  10. Sounds like a wonderful experience! Great card x

  11. What an amazing experience, I'm not sure I could be so brave but it's wonderful to see in pictures your views. Your card is super and i'm loving that grungy background. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty & Good Luck in the Going Round In Circles Blog Challenge.
    Tracey DT

  12. Wonderful card, Jane. Beautifully designed. Love those awesome diecuts.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  13. What an experience you had! Wonderful card and story! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!


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