Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Glorious Goodwood

When my Hb and I went to the Coronation Festival (if you missed that post you can read all about it here) we sampled a new variety of Gordon's Gin which has been made using cucumber. Now I am a huge cucumber fan and have it with marmite in one of my rolls which I take to work for my packet lunch. Now I know at this point I will have lost some of you as you either love or loath marmite ;0)
Whilst chatting to the lady holding the samples she asked us if we enjoyed horse racing. Now I had to confess I have never been and she offered us guest tickets to Ladies Day at Goodwood races.
 Glorious Goodwood is a big event here in the UK and Ladies Day took place last Thursday. Luckily I don't work Thursday but my Hb took a day's leave and off we went, dressed in our glad rags,

It happened to be the hottest day of the year as well, the sun shone from dawn to dusk. We had tickets to the Gordon's enclosure and there are no guesses as to the tipple sold there.

Now I confess my favourite gin is Bombay Sapphire but this is a really delicious variation on Gordon's Classic gin. Everyone was dressed in their finery.
Goodwood is the most beautiful race track set in the glorious West Sussex countryside.
We saw several races and one of my horses came in 3rd so I had put on a bet "both ways" (see I can even speak the language now) I got my money back. It was so exhillerating seeing the horses thundering by with everyone cheering them on.

It is also fun to have a wander around and see the horse paraded in the paddocks before they race.

and get an ice cream to cool yourself down, we had a delicious strawberry and cream flavour.

We had an amazing, if scorching hot (it was 34c that day) time and I snapped these great posters on the way out.

As we were so near to our daughter's house we were even able to take them out to dinner that evening. A real bonus to the end of a superb day. She is now 26 weeks pregnant and positively blooming.

So my card for today...it has to be something which epitomises everything to do with the English Countryside....yes strawberries.
I made this one for a commission and it is sold but if you want something similar there is another in my Etsy shop here

I used my Magnolia Ink Tilda strawberry yummy stamp which I coloured with my Promarkers and highlighted with Prismacolor pencils.

Here she is in close up, you can see I added Glossy Accents to her strawberries to make them look more delicious.I made another of my Card Candi flowers and added a couple of Lili of the valley tags. Have you spotted my bird cage charm..they are great fun. I added some MS punched butterflies and there is a Cheery Lynn tropical florish in white providing a stem for my flower. A few gems finish off my card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Cheery Lynn anything goes
Card Crafters Circle Dotty for spots
Allsorts Photo inspiration I have been inspired by the bright summer colours
Cute Card Thursday anything goes
Crafts to challenge you Summer days - fun in the sun I think that my card shrieks summer fun with all those butterflies and strawberries, it also reminds me of some of the great picnics we have enjoyed this year.
Pan Pastel floral
Stamping sensations Wings and things and a touch of vintage
Ribbon Girls birthdays
Penny Black and More in the garden
Simply Magnolia anything goes
Magnolia-licious anything goes
Papertake Weekly anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps anything goes
Emma's Cards floral

Remember there are only a few days to enter my jewellery giveaway. It will close at 4pm (GMT) this Thursday 8 August. Do pop over here and leave a comment to join the fun.

Good luck to everyone who has entered and I will be back later in the week with the lucky winner's name.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Yet another great day out Jane, you do live the life!!! :) You can tell from the photos that it was a hot day! There seemed to plenty of cold drinks to cool you down though! ;)
    Goodness M is two thirds if the way through now, it really won't be long!
    I love the way you do those little strawberries!
    Happy Tuesday,
    V xxx

  2. Looks like a wonderful day out Jane, not sure about cucumber gin though. Guess I'll just have to try it!!
    Love the card, fab image and beautiful detail.
    Caz x

  3. Thanks for sharing another fun day out with us, Jane!!
    I'm glad you had many refreshments on that hot

    I love this card---it just shouts Summer!Happy August to all of you. I'm happy you could see M. again.

    PlumCreek Studio

  4. Oh, my - so enjoyed your pictures! Love your card - so sweet and the coloring is outstanding!

  5. Fabulous photos, looks like you had a great time. Your card is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Photo Inspiration challenge x

  6. Wow, Jane.. how lucky are you? What a wonderful event, we all see those on TV, but very few of us are lucky enough to attend one! Say - if I win your drawing, I won't know until I get back from our camping trip.. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. I thought strawberries were all about Ohio?! We have a festival and everything :) Beautiful card, and so glad you had such a spectacular day!

  8. You have made exiting trips this summer, Jane! I love horses and have been riding many years when I was young(er). It's spo beautiful out there - every where in England. Interesting that cucamber is now in fashion for the drinks. Yesterday we picked one huge cucamber from the garden. x Teje

  9. you have such fabulous days out and love the photo's and your beautiful card
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. Fabulous card, love the strawberries! Funnily enough, I love cucumber, marmite and Bombay Sapphire too lol! Great to see all your photos and how nice to get free tickets!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations. Maddy x

  11. fabulous pictures Jane. Thanks so much for joining our photo challenge at Allsorts this week with such a beautiful card
    x catherine

  12. Wow!...Such a fabulous day Jane...I love your photographs...you've captured the atmosphere so perfectly! (and how lucky were you to come 3rd in one of the races too?...Well done lucky lady!)
    Love your strawberry themed card...it's beautiful as always..
    Susan x

  13. P.S Me again!...I've just been catching up on your last post...what a wonderful time you had at the Ritz Jane...so special!!..♥

  14. What fun!! It looks like you are having a very "posh" summer! I only wish the month of August wouldn't fly by so fast! I can almost hear the school bells tolling for me.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Jane T

  15. Hello dear Jane,

    What a lovely day with that glorious weather! It all looks fantastic, and I would have loved try that cucumber gin too, I bet it's perfect for a hot day!

    It's been wonderfully summery here too, and even the evenings are really warm. I wish you a wonderful evening in your garden with Billy! All the best to Milly!!


  16. Beautiful card , thank you for joining us over at Emma's Crafty Challenge xx

  17. I always enjoy seeing how you draw your cards into a theme. Thank you for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and best of luck.

  18. Super sweet! Love the flower and butterflies! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  19. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details on your card. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  20. Such a sweet card, and an adorable image. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and Allsorts challenges. Good Luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  21. very nice card
    thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month


  22. What a lovely day at the races you had, Jane! It does look hot so it was lucky you could have lots of nice cool drinks too :) love the sweet little strawberry card, it looks really pretty and summery. Have a happy weekend.
    Helen x

  23. Amazing and fun. I really enjoyed your polka dot paper. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps.

  24. Such a cute card, thanks for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.
    Sheila x

  25. Looks like a gorgeous day and the country side is so beautiful there! Your drink looks yummy too :) What a sweet card! This is one of my favorite Tilda images and you colored her up so pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon :)

  26. Your day out at the races looks wonderful and the drink too!
    Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  27. What a very cute card! Thank you so much for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  28. Love your fabulous creation!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  29. What a fabulous creation, Jane! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!

  30. Fabulous card, thank you for joining in at Emma's crafty challenge, good luck x

  31. It looks like a wonderful day out Jane, you are a lucky lady! On the gin front, not sure if you've ever come across it but Heston (as in Blumenthal) made cucumber gin in one of his books, I only know this as my sister made some for me for my birthday a couple of years ago - it was great and apparently very easy to make. Bet there's the recipe on-line somewhere......Mind you, if you can just buy it now, it's probably not worth making.


  32. Beautiful, thanks for joining in Emmas Crafty Challenge at Emmas Cards UK, good luck xx

  33. Looks like you had a really fab time at Goodwood Jane. A great, fun card. Thanks for sharing your twist on our challenge this month over at C2CU (Crafts-Too Challenge You).


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