Friday, 3 July 2015

A day at Wimbledon on Court No 1

We had the best of days at Wimbledon on Tuesday. We took an open top bus to the tournament from Wimbledon station, such an apt way to travel in the sunshine.

This is a very photo heavy post so if you have come to see my Moment, just scroll to the bottom. Otherwise grab a cuppa and join me on my day out.

The weather was really perfect, scorching hot but our seats on No 1 court were under the canopy in the shade. Oh what bliss. We arrived at 10.20am and our first stop is always for a cappuccino...complete with Wimbledon logo in sprinkled chocolate.
We waited for the line drop at 10.30am and had a wonder around the outside courts first which were being set up.
I always love the floral displays, all in the All England Lawn Tennis club colours.

We checked the order of play 

and went to our seats after lunch 
which of  course  included a glass of Pimm's 

Our seats were perfect, up under the canopy in the shade.

We saw my favourite,  Rafael Nadal play

 They certainly needed the shade between games, the temperature reached nearly 40c on court
 We were delighted to see him win, although he is now out of the championships :0(
We also saw a ladies singles match before we left around 7pm.

We donated our seats later on as they are resold for charity and it gave a chance for someone to see a late evening men's match.

Each time we have visited Wimbledon my Hb has bought me a dated Links of London charm so when I saw this advert outside the Court No 1 shop I knew where I wanted to head.

He bought me this lovely new 2015 Wimbledon limited edition charm

and I am really enjoying wearing it. On the back it has 2 engraved tennis racquets . Thank you M you spoil me.
We enjoyed ice cream too and had such a wonderful time there.

On the way back our bus was none other than an old route master....I can remember these buses as a child.

 And even in the early evening the sky was blue and the sun shone.
Today after work I decided to make a "Moment" of our memorable day by using the inspiration of several great new July challenges.  I cut a piece of mixed media card 9"X 8".  I found myself "Wimbledon" colours amongst my distress inks and blended a background.
I added these daisy flowers through a stencil

I also added the sun rays using my Tim Holtz stencil and used my great Rubber Dance sun stamp. I also added some Little Claire's flower stamps using plum Archival ink 

I then wanted to in some way incorporate tennis. I got the idea of trying to create tennis balls. I used bottle caps with white and yellow acyllic paints.

I also added some dots and "balls" using texture paste and more stencils  

I stamped and coloured my new T. Holtz flowers...I finally succumbed, these have been on my wish list for months.

And after a few hours play this is my finished Moment
 I was pleased with how my tennis balls came out,  they still look quite organic with the flowers.
 My butterfly and Moment stamp are both by Visible Image
 and one final shot
I would like to enter my Moment into the following great challenges

Scrap Across the World July They have an awesome mood board.

I was inspired by the butterfly and flowers. I also thought that we have walked many steps that day and the players even more. I also loved the sunset and created a sun and rays in my own Moment .
My Moment measures 9" X 8"
I also loved the rich vivid colours.

Our creative corner mexico moods such a great photo which I have incorporated into my Moment with my circles and bright vivid colours.

PaperArtsy stencils

 Country View  on your travels

That Craft Place layers

Noor Something old something new my old are my my butterfly stamps. my new are my T Holtz flower stamps

Natalie and Amy summertime

Crafting Muskateers anything goes

Simon says stamp Wednesdays going dotty

Frilly and Funkie something to say

Thanks for getting to the end of my post. I did promise on Monday that I would share some of my Wimbledon photos with you. It is always such a great English day out.

  The weather this week has been steaming and I must admit on Wednesday it really was too hot.....39c in my garden is not fun! It has been much more pleasant today with a cooling breeze. We hope it lasts until tomorrow as we are off to Daisy's nursery BBQ.

 I am very excited that Tracy over at Noor UK has invited me to Guest Design for her for the month of July and I will be here on Monday with my first give a sneaky goes with Wimbledon very well ;0) I'm off now to watch some more tennis on TV.

Have a lovely weekend,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Awe what a lovely moment, the colours are beautiful and very Wimbledon!
    So glad you had a lovely day, a trip to Wimbledon is definitely on my bucket list! Sorry about Nadal going to out so soon but I'm very pleased that Andy is still there.
    The flowers are gorgeous, the gardeners must have a lot of fun planting and choosing the flowers. Beautiful charm too! :)
    Have a lovely weekend my friend and enjoy your Daisy day
    V x

  2. great pics Jane and oh my goodness - your card is stunning - just beautiful xx

  3. Oh Jane this is so pretty and such beautiful inking and stamping. Looks like an amazing day and a wonderful keepsake from your hubby to remember a special day.
    Enjoy your weekend, Julie xx

  4. Thank you for sharing Wimbledon with us.. I've always heard of it but never really seen it like you showed us. LOVE the charm! And the "moment" is beautiful, of course. Enjoy your weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Oh WOW Simply stunning. Thank you for sharing the steps you used to make this. Also your day at Wimbledon brought back memories of my trip there when I was still at school so many moons ago.
    Margaret M

  6. Thanks for sharing Wimbledon photos, Jane.
    Your creation is just amazing, love to see how you built the colors and layers!!

  7. Thanks for taking us back to Wimbledon, Jane. Have already shared this post with my tennis playing brother and his youngest son and daughter. Enjoying your latest creation!! Stay cool and have a creative new week.0-:
    Anne and all xxx

  8. Wow Jane, you really blow me away with the amazing floral pages you do! Oh how I love the vibrant colours and the layering with stencils! Just gorgeous!! Looks like you had fun on your day out. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Something to Say' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  9. The hydrangeas at Wimbledon are lovely and my fav color! Glad you had a good time and thanks for sharing all the photos. I remember the old buses when we lived in UK for a couple years. Rode it a few times as well. Your memory pages are lovely! I just finished my big cuppa tea with I read your post! Have a good week and stay cool! It's in the high 90 F range again this week til Friday when it's cooling to 80 degrees! :0]

  10. Really fun creation ! I love it ! thank you for joining us at SATW xx

  11. Great layout! Thanks for sharing how you made it) and thanks for playing along with us at SATW.

  12. Pleasure to read your post and see your photos from a truly fantastic day Jane. It has resulted in an absolutely gorgeous work of art. Nicola x

  13. I love this! I love the process you showed us and the final result is stunning! Those flowers are gorgeous!!! All the best from SATW! :)

  14. I love your creation. Love that you used Wimbledon's colors! Thanks for playing along with us at SATW.

  15. What a wonderful post Jane.
    I feel as if I were there with you.
    Love your pictures and that charm, how sweet!
    Your moment is beautifully done! Many Thanks!!

  16. Great work, I love this !!! Thank you for playing at SATW :)
    Lydie Denis.

  17. Very pretty card! Thank you so much for playing along with the Going Dotty Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  18. Great instructions and fab result. Lucky you going to Wimbledon. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK.
    Tracy x

  19. Dear me... if Wimbledon looks as beautiful as your INCREDIBLY FABULOUS creation Jane then it must be breathtaking. I just am in love with your project here... the colors are MAGNIFICENT. And I see the tennis rackets and balls in your geometric stamping. The sun rays are perfect for your adorable flowers - love them too. JUST THE BEST ever. j.

  20. I simply love living vicariously through your posts Jane. Your photos are better than the tv any day and I love that we got to see the grounds too. Gorgeous charm! And yes, I too remember fondly the old Routemasters that you could hurl yourself onto if you were just late to the stop. Darned health and safety!!! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this gorgeous spread that captures it all so beautifully. Jenny x

  21. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    I looooovvvvve your creation, we hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

  22. Such a beautiful and ethereal feel to this piece! Thanks for playing along at Frilly and Funkie xx

  23. Fab , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog this month , Fran (DT)

  24. Very pretty Jane. Looks like you had an amazing day. Need that sun back again, lol.
    Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.
    Hugs Tracy x


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