As everyone knows the UKs transport system grinds to a halt at the first snow flake.Luckily the trains were still running at that time and I met my Hb from work in Spitalfields (he recently moved jobs from Farringdon). I had not seen around Spitalfields for a few years so we had a snowy walk before we found a spot for an early dinner date.
It is very unusual to get snow in central London so it was fun to see this wintry view.
There was no one sitting outside....perhaps these snow covered tables and chairs were waiting for snowmen? We went inside into the warm and were shown to a lovely table by the window.
We enjoyed this lovely wintry view. M and I had a delicious relaxed Italian meal.
Matilda was due to start at 7.30pm so at around 6.30pm we took the tube from Liverpool Street to Covent Garden and made the short walk up to the Cambridge Theatre which is situated in the Seven Dials area.
Already the area was buzzing with lots of taxis dropping people off.
There is a very interesting sun dial at the top of the road which is what the area is named after
The view below is opposite the theatre.
This was the view from out seats. If you have not see Matilda it is an absolute treat. It is true to the plot of Roald Dahl's book and the actors are fabulous. The little girl who played the lead role of Matilda was quite outstanding and received a standing ovation at the end. If you are in London in the coming months do try to see it. I even came home with a couple of souvenirs.....
My challenge card today is the card I made for my Hb's birthday. I wanted it to be "Vintage Childhood" birthday card to complement our visit to Matilda. I knew I had a wonderful Lili of the Valley stamp which I had not inked before which would be perfect. I also decided to make my first stepper card. The stamp is called Times to Treasure, how very apt.
The sentiments are also LOTV. I had fun with my new Big shot and cut some fun flourishes. The surround of the stamp is a Martha Stewart punch.
This is the other side view . I added lots of embellies including diamond gems, hand punched hearts, ribbon, Baker's twine and spotty buttons. My hubby loved this card and he actually said that it reminded him of Matilda and also of vintage childhood memories. I could not ask more could I?
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
Winter Wonderland Vintage
Whimsy Card Challenges #55 Fancy edges
Crafty Ribbons #37 Love/romance
Visible Image Time to Reflect
My Mum's Craft Shop anything goes
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge Birthdays
Cutie Pie Use 3 different textures I used lots of textures on my card but 3 to name are my spotty ribbon, my Baker's twine and my gems.
Bunny Zoe Anything goes
Stamping Sensations Friendship
Penny Black and More Love is in the air
Unfortunately the weather really deteriorated yesterday and it snowed all day meaning that only my son and his girlfriend could make the journey to us for my Hb's birthday party. It was still a lovely day and of course we had plenty of food ;0) We are still in the middle of a wintry grip here and the forecast is showing more of the same for the coming week. I am not sure I will get to my silversmithing class tomorrow and dancing tonight also looks very unlikely. Never mind at least we are safe and well and keeping snug. Luckily I can walk to work so even with the heaviest snow I can make it in.
I hope everyone in the UK is not too disrupted by the snow but I must confess, it does look so very pretty ;0)
Thanks for visiting me here and for all the kind comments you take the time to leave.
Keep warm and Carry on Crafting,
Bye for now,