Friday, 22 July 2011

Stars, Hearts and New Museum

I love making folded cards and today I've made yet another one as a favour to a special friend. No scrapbook papers here, as I've gone back to my old favourite  Distress Inks sponged then splashed with water, as a background. I then stamped script and swirls at random. 
Inside shows the little card which opens to hold a personal message. The lace edge is adhesive paper lace but I sliced it along the length to make it finer. It looks more delicate than the real lace I used on my first attempt, pictured in my last post. There is also a link on to the originator of the Star card idea and an excellent tutorial video.
The freesias my family sent us for our 45th wedding anniversary have opened beautifully and fill the living room with their fragrant scent. 
I mentioned, in my previous post, that in the note from my DDs inside the bouquet, said that there were 40 stems and 5 were missing for our 5 girls, our 2 DDs and 3 grandees, which really touched me. However, since the freesias have opened, I noticed that there are just 5 stems which are not purple!! This led me to  count the stems and there are 40 purple and the five coloured!!! Coincidence or did the suppliers notice the note and add the extra five as a thoughtful gesture?
Also made another interlocking heart card today for an anniversary
 Inside, the heart opens up for a message.
Liverpool's new Museum has just opened and so before we went out for an anniversary meal on Wednesday we decided to take a look. It is spectacular, both outside with it's modern architecture and inside with so much to see and do. It is well worth a visit for all ages, especially for children as there are so many interactive things for them. A great day out for all the family and it's FREE!!! 
 Above shows only about half of the building as I couldn't take a good full length photo with so much building activity still around the area.

 Flying the "Made in Liverpool" flag for my home city
 Below is the view from that huge front window looking down the Pierhead along the new canal and the famous Liver Birds can be seen on the top of the Liver Buildings, which was 100 years old on the day the new museum opened. When the Liver Buildings opened in Victorian times there was great controversy about it and it was classed as decadent in design! I wonder what the Victorians would think about the museum!!??
The Maple trees to the right were planted to line Canada Boulevard in tribute and thanks for the efforts and support that Canada gave during WW2 and there is a tree for every Canadian ship (over 50) that sank during the hostilities.


Wipso said...

Really gorgeous cards in one of my fav colours. Love your flowers....I can smell them from here :-)
A x

Zoechaos said...

The new museum looks like a fantastic place a new location of the list of places to visit. XOXO Zoe

Twiglet said...

Great post Jo - Your cards are so lovely and I bet they will be treasured by the recipients Lovely pics of Liverpool. I remember going on the Birkenhead ferry with my older cousin when I was 9 - she took me to see "South Pacific" and I have never forgotten it!!!! x Jo

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely card, Jo and the flowers look even prettier, now. The museum looks really interesting, too - might just give that a go soon!

Von said...

Such a lovely shaped card Jo would be good in a scrapbook too :)
What thoughtful daughters you have such pretty flowers
Have a good weekend
Von x

Carly said...

absolutely magnificent!

Angie said...

That museum is impressive ... and so are your cards. Interesting that there are 45 stems may be right about the florist. They are even more stunning now they are open.

cockney blonde said...

Love the card Jo, may have to have a peek at that link. Thanks for sharing the piccies, I was wondering what the new museum was going to look like. Liverpool is changing so much from when I lived that side of the Pennines.
BTW, Congrats to you and Dave on your Anniversary, x

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm so late for WOYWW that I've decided to comment on this post, to make me look less tardy. !! Love the freesias and the story about the numbers..I wonder which it will be - suppliers or daughters..either way, wow, what a gift..I had them in my wedding bouquet, I just love freesias. Such interesting bits about Liverpool too Jo, you are a great Ambassador!

Neet said...

Freesias have a special meaning for me and now they probably do for you. Loved the cards when I saw them irl yesterday and now I have seen the museum - great! Take care!

BellaMio said...

Hi there!!

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your sweet sweet comment!!! I was so happy and glad for it, and now when I stopped by here and see your beautiful card you made I am even more glad I did that tutorial.

You make amazing backgroundpapers!!!

Dotpat said...

You have some patience Jo, they are fab cards and love your photo's as always

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous hearts card and flowers! The museum looks amazing. We recently watched the series "climbing great buildings" on TV and they climbed the Liver Building - it was fascinating! My grandmother was from Liverpool but I've never been.