Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A vintage May bank holiday

The sun shone in Surrey for the whole of the May bank holiday. We had a wonderful day on Saturday looking after Daisy and we managed to keep her entertained until 9.30pm before my Hb collected her Mummy and Daddy from the wedding.  They were so pleased to have enjoyed their day as much as we were delighted to have spent the day with our gorgeous granddaughter.

Our "base" for the day was Farnham in Surrey. My daughter and SIL had taken a room at the Bush Hotel and came back to stay there the night after the wedding, which was held nearby.  We all met up at the hotel and dropped them off at the wedding at 2.30pm. After some playtime back in the hotel room my Hb and I took Daisy out in her buggy for a walk.

Farnham in a very pretty old market town, although they could do with a by-pass as so much traffic comes around the one way system. We walked along the river and up to near the castle. It was the most gorgeous day on Saturday, the best of the weekend and it really felt like early summer.
 Off the main one way system is Castle Street a lovely wide road with superb imposing houses lining it.

The gardens were all so well tended. There were also some old alms houses built in 1614
 The inscription really made us chuckle.
We had quite a busy Sunday gardening and then helping our son with some decorating preparation and finally on Monday I had some time for crafting.
I have several projects on the go including my May Tim Tag but one card  I completed was a DT guest designer card for Ingacio over at Nicecrane Designs. He has some stunning new images out and the first set I wanted to use after my day in Farnham was a vintage children seaside set available here.  It's called Children at the seaside.

Here is my card;

How gorgeous is this image...here is a close up
I have put this birthday card up for sale in my Etsy shop here 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Feeling crafty one for the girls/ladies
Simon Says Wednesday anything goes
Crafting from the heart anything goes
Artistic Inspirations all for Mom/anything goes
Loves rubberstamps anything goes
Papertake weekly anything goes
Country View Crafts Nature's Glories
Crafty Sentiments anything goes
Dream Valley anything goes

And talking about "vintage", we took a little play bus with us which was a childhood toy belonging to our son. Daisy was fascinated by it and had fun on her play mat pulling out the people and trying to move the bus.  Here are a couple of shots of our sweet girlie in  the hotel room
 such concentration ;0)

and having fun showing off her bunny slippers. I can't believe she is 6 months old next week.

I hope everyone in the UK enjoyed your long weekend? I am back at work tomorrow, so I have had a really lovely long break again. It's been sunny again today but I think there is some rain about to come in so I am glad I got my lawn cut.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane (aka Nanna to Daisy) x


  1. What a lovely weekend you all had!

    Oh my, that playbus brings back some happy memories, we had one of those when my lot were little. Used to provide many hours of happy entertainment and play.


  2. Gorgeous card Jane :-) the vintage look is fab :-)

    lovely photo's too, isn't she adorable,, such a cutie and the inscription on the plaque made me smile too ,,, lol :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. What a fun way to get away and see your darling Daisy! She is a sweetheart! Lovely surroundings to walk about. The vintage birthday card is so delightful, anyone would love to receive one of your cards!
    Have a great week, xoRobin

  4. A fabulous card Jane, a lovely design and colours......your image is just delightful!!!
    Great photographs and Daisy is adorable!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  5. Awe what a cutie, fun for Daisy, fun for you and her mum and dad got to gave some fun too! :)
    Farnham looks like such a pretty town!
    Love your card the image is so beautiful.
    If you're getting our rain, brace yourself!
    Enjoy the rest of your week my friend,
    V xxx

  6. love the vintage cards and the great design. Really love that cute and adorable little baby! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  7. Hello Jane! I just knew you could keep Daisy happy all afternoon.. you're the best Nanna! I bet it was nice for your daughter and SIL to have time to enjoy their friend's wedding, too! Thanks for showing us some of your historic places. Daisy is growing so cutely! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Dear Jane,

    Oh, you had lovely time, and wow how Daisy has grown! 6 months already! It is fantastic that you get to see each other quite a lot - and mom&dad get to have some time together too!

    Have a lovely start to May and sunshine from here!


  9. Oh my! I'm loving everything..I got so caught up in all the fun photos, I nearly forgot why I came by!! Love the historical photo and Daisy is so, so sweet!! Your card is really quite beautiful too! Thank you so much for playing along with the Papertake Weekly Challenge!! ♥

  10. Love it,,,,, Jane,, and all over these cute photos form yur princess.

  11. adorable photo's Jane and love the card too
    hugs Kate xx

  12. Hi Jane, I saw the card right away in your shop. How summery.....Farnham looks lovely. So glad you could be with Daisy and Mum and Dad could go to the wedding.

    A big kiss to the almost 6 mo. sweet girl!!!
    Here's to spring and summer weddings.....
    Anne xx
    PlumCreek Studio

  13. Such a pretty card, love the style and layout - thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart - Sonia W DT

  14. What a glorious visit you must have had Jane!
    I love your card with that soft vintage feel and Miss Daisy is getting so big! HOw precious!!
    Thank You~

  15. Great photos. Love the vintage feel of your card. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  16. Oh my! How beautiful! I love how real the water looks under her feet! Amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  17. What a beauty, really love how you have layered this up and wonderful photos too!
    Thank you so much for adding it to our Nature's Glories challenge at Country View Challenges!

  18. Hi Jane,

    What a lovely vintage image and a fab card!

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Papertake Weekly.



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