Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Nativity

Welcome to Gill of Gibby Frogett Craftations, thanks for letting me know you are one of my new followers.

I'm home after about ten days or so in North Devon in our caravan, where the weather started off cold and drizzly and ended up so hot and sunny we were looking for shade to cool off!  That's British weather for you!  We did come back home for day in the middle as I'd booked to go on a trip on The Matthew around Bristol harbour with a group of friends.  The Matthew is a replica of John Cabot's ship.

I haven't had much time to visit blogs lately, so I'll be blog visiting over the next few days to catch up.   Although was too hot to craft recently, I did managed to batch make ten Christmas cards of this design when the weather was cooler.

The stamp is 'Precious Nativity', by Stampendous, stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers.  I used a Crafter's Companion 'Snowflakes' embossing folder for the background.  The sentiment is raised up on foam pads.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:
As you've read this far, I thought I'd share a few photos of our trip on The Matthew.
The Matthew is a replica of a caravel sailed by John Cabot in 1497 from Bristol to North America, presumably Newfoundland. 

All aboard for a two hour trip.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's ship, the SS Great Britain, is docked in Bristol Harbour and is a popular tourist attraction.

 The harbour is a perfect place to be on a warm and sunny evening. 






39 comments:

  1. Delightful image and great colours. Your tour of the old sailing ship sounds good especially to get a trip on it as well. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. the name of the stamp is perfect for this sweet image, beautiful nativity card

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  3. What a sweet image and beautifully coloured Liz. Love your photos of your harbour tour on The Matthew, very enjoyable by the looks of it. x

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  4. A lovely card and well done for making ten of them!
    Kath x

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  5. That is such a lovely image on your Christmas card. Great to see the pictures of Bristol Harbour, somewhere I've not been for many years and it looks s if the weather was perfect for a trip on the Matthew.

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  6. Lovely card (good on you for batch making too - I tend to get a bit bored!)
    What a lovely day for a Harbour trip

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  7. What a great day out with friends, thank you for sharing the photos. What a beautiful and adorable Christmas card and well done you on batch making a few. Weather hotting up here x

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  8. A fabulous image and a lovely CAS card too.

    Kath x

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  9. Beautiful card Liz.
    Pam x

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  10. Beautiful card and gorgeous pics!I am your new follower too,but I think you know it...Hugs!

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  11. A gorgeous card Liz and fantastic photos of your trip.

    Sue xx

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  12. How sweet and cute Christmas card!!
    Seems you have had a fabulous trip, amazing shots!!!

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  13. Beautiful image and lovely design, your card is gorgeous Liz.
    Fabulous photos too, glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed the boat trip.
    Chris
    x

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  14. Hi Liz, a very modern looking nativity stamp, love the cas design. Looks like you had a good day for sailing... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  15. Hi Liz - many thanks for the warm welcome and mention :)
    Sounds like you've been having a lot of fun in your caravan and on boats - great photos and nice blue sky for your sailing adventure.
    Thats a lovely Christmas card - a certain TV channel which has Christmas crafting on all this week :( has Stampendous on today ( I think) but its too hot to sit inside and watch TV at present.
    Happy Thursday.... Gill x

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  16. Such a lovely card, fabulous the image, just gorgeous.xxx

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  17. Wow, what fantastic photos, Liz! Looks like you had lots of fun! Your Christmas card is adorable - great idea to make a batch of them!

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  18. That's a very sweet Christmas card and your two hour trip looks like fun. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.

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  19. Such a cute image - love how you colored it. The boat trip looks amazing - such fun!

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  20. A really lovely Christmas card Liz, super image.
    Looks as though you ladies had a great day weather-wise for your trip, how lovely.
    Janice x

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  21. A wonderful image/design and I love the snowflake embossing folder you used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Wet/Dry embossing Challenge.

    Your boat trip looked like so much fun, lucky you!

    hugs
    Glenda DT

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  22. What a darling Nativity image that is on your cards. I love it. Your coloring of it is super awesome. Looks like a nice little trip as well. Great photos!

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  23. What a beautiful and sweet card Liz! I love that image, so sweet and love that it focus's on what Christmas is really all about. One can never had to many nativities right?! I also loved seeing the photo's of the ship and you all on it for your two hour trip! Glad you didn't end up on a stranded island like Gilligan! lol Sorry, when you said a two hour trip, made the theme song to Gilligan's Island come to mind. Looks like lots of fun and the view in the harbor is just beautiful! Glad you had a good time in the Caravan and on the ship! Hugs, Brenda

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  24. Αn amazing card, Liz and a beautiful ship. I am you had such a great time, my friend. Kisses!

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  25. Your card is simply adorable and I love the clean design. Great photos of your trip - so glad you had the chance to travel :)

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  26. What a sweet and beautiful card, Liz!! I love the Nativity scene!! It looks amazing!! And what gorgeous pictures of your trip!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  27. Sweet Nativity card, love it Liz. Your trip looks amazing, love this sort of travel.xx

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  28. What a sweet image Liz and I love the background embossing. Perfect for batch making too!Your trip on the ship looked fun.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  29. Love how you matted and layered this card...love how the red border pops against the white...superb
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  30. A fabulous card Liz, such a sweet image.
    Super photographs, it looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  31. Hi Liz wow what a beautiful card,well done my friend ,so glad you had a wonderful time,great pics xx

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  32. Oh Liz love cards that actually show the real reason for Christmas and this one is really exquisitely made, love the image colouringand embossing too. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  33. Oooo what a gorgeous image and i'm loving what you have done with it and thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge

    WOW the 'Matthew' looks lovely and I know my other half and son would love it too, so I may have to check it out, Luv Sam x

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  34. Your card is really sweet. A lovely Nativity stamp. So fabulous that you were able to batch bake them.

    The hip photos are great. We went on a replica ship last visit to England, but I do not remember the name...might have been the same one.

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  35. such a beautiful card and photos - I was in Bristol admiring this ship few years ago.

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  36. I enjoyed reading your post! Your card is beautiful, and I love that image. The trip looks and sounds like so much fun!!!

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  37. Pretty card and marvelous trip. I would have loved going along with you on that two hour sail. Beautiful ship!

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  38. What a fun activity to spend time on that ship in the harbor! I just love that sweet nativity image--great card, Liz!

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  39. Totally adorable Nativity card Liz, looks like you had an amazing trip, the photos are gorgeous.
    Hugs Julie xxxx

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