Monday, 27 July 2015

New Home

My 90 year old aunt has recently moved into sheltered accommodation, following a bad fall a few months ago, when she broke her hip.  Here is the card I made for her today.
I used a Woodware house punch to punch snippets of different coloured card and arranged the houses in a line along a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside border die cut.  My inspiration came from the Lawnscaping Challenge, 'COLOR, inspired by the rainbow' and the photo below I took recently by the harbour in the city centre where I live, where there are a row of houses in all the colours of the rainbow!  

For those people who read my post HERE about the Shaun the Sheep trail, my daughter and I finally found the last of the 70 Shauns in Bristol yesterday.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


  1. Cute card, and I can definitely see how it was inspired by the harbor photo. Oh, and I love rainbow Shaun, too. Congrats on finding all 70 statues!

  2. Beautiful card for your Aunt Liz, fantastic place to live.
    Pam x

  3. The card you made for your aunt is very eye catching. I hope she'll be very happy in her new home. Well done finding all the Shauns. It looks a lovely area where you live.

  4. Lovely card design Liz and love the pictures and post.

    Hugs Diane

  5. CUTE! I love the row of houses in rainbow colors, so fun!

    Congrats on finding the last one!

  6. How fun! Love the card and the take on the the village!

  7. H iLiz - I love the CAS card you have made for your Aunt. Well balanced and I like the pastel colour choice....x

  8. What a lovely card, and you can really see how your inspiration came from that row of houses. Gorgeous!

  9. Oh my Liz I love, love your card. These little snippets houses look so adorable.
    What a fun way of using your snippets. Well done my friend.
    Congrats on finding that last sheep LOL
    Hugs Veerle x

  10. Brilliant use of your snippets Liz and love your photo inspiration!
    such a clever interpretation and a lovely picture of your daughter and Shaun!
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  11. Wow Liz - yet another fabulous card from you. I adore the row of pretty coloured houses, such a great design too - and a super take on the photo!

    Hoping your Aunt settles well into her new new home.


    Di xx

  12. A really bright and cheerful card. Definitely a warm welcome to a new home x

  13. Love this card. It is so Clean and Simple, but really catches the eye. The photo of colourful houses reminds me of my holiday in Ireland a couple of years ago. There was a street in Clonakilty just like that, and we were hunting for Elephants instead of Shaun the sheep, but we weren´t there long enough to find them all. Kate x

  14. I love this row of colourful houses Liz, a great case of the photo.
    I hope your Aunt will soon feel settled in her new home.
    Well done to you and you Daughter for finding all the Shauns.
    Jean x

  15. Adorable card! I love the different colored houses! Thanks so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge.

  16. I love the pretty rainbow colour houses on your card and also love that view which we have seen quite a few times! Did you see the Grommits two or three years ago? What fun! x

    1. We saw a few Gromits a couple of years ago, but not very many. The Shauns were in London when we were there in April. I bought the app and it suddenly got very addictive, checking off each one as we found it. I found all 50 in London, so as the app included all 70 in Bristol, I knew I'd have to find them too. 120 different ones in total! xx

  17. I love your row of pretty little houses, I hope your aunt will be happy and comfortable in her new home. Congrats on finding the final Shaun!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  18. Hi Liz
    congratulations on being highlighted at the playground with your stunning card.
    Isn't it funny how we find inspiration for cards - your photo is spot on!
    Eve xx

  19. How fabulous is that? I love it! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  20. Great card and clever idea, well done on being featured in the playground.
    I would love to see the Shaun's - they look brilliant.

  21. A great way to use up all those little bits of paper we keep "just in case".