Sunday 24 September 2017

Love Birds and a little rant!

I'm going to start with a little rant, so feel free to scroll past this paragraph.  I went to the craft fair at Westpoint in Exeter on Friday with a friend.  There weren't too many papercraft stalls,  but we still managed to stock up with a few bits and pieces and somehow spent three hours browsing!  The day was marred by witnessing a loud bang caused by someone, who I assume was a crafter, leaving the car park as they reversed straight into a parked car.  There wasn't any major damage, but there was a nasty scratch down to the bare metal on the stationary car and the driver left some of their orange paint behind!  When the driver saw that my friend and I had witnessed the accident and were walking toward them, they sped off without getting out of their car to inspect the damage.  So, if you were the owner of the stationary Nissan X-Trail car, parked in the disabled section of the car park, I hope you found the message left on your windscreen saying that I'd left the registration number of the car that hit yours, together with my details, in the office in the Westpoint building.  If you were the driver or the passengers in the orange Suzuki SX4, SHAME ON YOU for not stopping!  Hopefully Karma will do its job.  Rant over!

Today's card is another monochrome card, I'm not sure why I've been making a lot of card lately with only two colours. 
I love this NBUS little die, which I purchased from eBay recently.  It was perfect for the anniversary card I made to send to friends.  The background is embossed with an X-cut 'Small Polka Dot' e/f.  A strip of red ribbon with small white hearts finished off my card. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #12
Allsorts Challenge - Week 434  ~ Things with wings
Crafty Friends Challenge #67 ~ Use Ribbon and/or Lace
Monochrome Magic Challenge #5 ~ Anything Goes Monochrome
HLS September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge


  1. Good on you for leaving the details of the car - my OH did the same recently and the owner of the damaged car bought him a lovely bottle of wine to thank him!
    Absolutely gorgeous card - you always seem to be able to find exactly the right embossing folder to make a perfect background

    1. .... I think I may have an embossing folder addiction. Jane! LOL! xx

  2. You are what we call a Citizen on Patrol. Good job for reporting it as there are so many people that would have just walked off and not got involved. Oh, I wish we had more people in the world like you.

    I love the cute red and white card. Lovely die. [Bunny]

  3. Such a sweet card! It was so nice of you to leave a note for the parked driver. People like that other car drive me crazy 😖

  4. There are some total *****s out there, so glad that you were able to get the registration number and pass it on. Your card is so pretty, I'm loving monochrome too at the moment x

  5. Well done for leaving a note to the owner of the car damaged!!! This world isn't a lovely place if people isn't careful of the others!!
    Striking CAS card in red and white, so striking and the birds are so cute!Love the embossed panel!

  6. Well done on getting the details of that **** driver and I'm sure the owner will have been so relieved to find your note. We returned to a car park once to find someone had reversed into our car. He got out of his car and saw the damage he'd done before driving off thinking he'd got away with it but luckily someone saw him, wrote down the car details and waited until we returned to the car park to pass them on to us. I can't tell you how grateful we were as it was a very hefty repair bill and of course we did proffer a token of our appreciation. So good on you... you've probably saved the owner so much stress and grief.

    As for your fabulous card... that die is so sweet and O live the red and white colour combo xx

  7. Good for you Liz in being quick enough to get the registration number of the card that did the damage and hopefully the damaged car will be able to get recompense. I love your sweet die cut birds and the little embossed hearts together with that red ribbon make the perfect background, and red and white always look great together. I just wondered if the die is from the Chinese site that people have begun to use, and if so what the service was like. I have looked but didn't know whether to take the plunge or not. x

  8. Good on you Liz, hope they have got in touch with you and offered their thanks!
    Wonderful CAS card, love this cute die cut.
    Hugs Pam x

  9. Adorable card, so clean and fresh. Good on you for finding time to pop this onto your blog post. I totally agree with you and some people have no shame x

  10. Because they look so great, as does this one. Super card.
    I certainly hope that the owner of the damaged car read you note and well done for taking note of the number plate.
    Thank you for joining our 'Things with wings' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  11. Gosh how aweful Liz and good for you leaving the details. Your card is super...a very sweet die and lovely red and white colours.Enjoy a creative weekend ahead xx

  12. Love your card Liz, the red and white looks amazing and the dotty background is fab
    Hugs Kaz xx

  13. Stunning card Liz - you really do come up with some beauties. The EF is just so perfect t with the birdies as well.

    Good for you leaving the offenders details - I've had a couple of cars hit mine in car parks and then do a runner without leaving their details. Sigh.


    Di xx

  14. Happy anniversary to your friends, Liz. I am sure they loved your beautiful card. I love the red and white colours and the embossed paper. Kisses, my friend.

  15. Hi Liz, a stunning card love the red and white, the ebay dies are amazing value and always seem to cut perfectly. A job well done leaving the other cars details for the unfortunate driver, who may have enough problems of their own being parked in a disabled spot. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  16. Good job practicing the Golden Rule and good citizenship, Liz! You're a good person! People do panic, but I'm glad you were there for the sake of the driver whose car was damaged.

    I love your crisp red and white for this romantic heart-adorned anniversary card! It's the perfect choice, as was the e/f and the ribbon!! Thank you so much for playing in NBUS Challenge #12!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Hi Liz, this is stunning with the red and white, always a classy look no matter what the card has on it.xx
    Some people have no conscience at all, shame on them.x [aNNie]

  18. What shameful behaviour in the car park - good that you got the reg number though. I can see why you got this die - great one for lots of occasions.

  19. Well done Liz, I hope the driver has managed to get things sorted.
    Fabulous monochrome card, I have that bird die, it's so cute.
    Janice x

  20. Beautiful CAS and reminds me of the cut-artwork!
    I really think people that just drive off are so bad! But Karma will hit them when they can use it less I suppose...
    Hugs, Gerrina

  21. How awful of those people to drive off like that, Karma is right! Good for you for leaving the number and details.

    I LOVE this card, it's beautifully designed. Love the red and white.

  22. Excellent job with your card and taking note of the car plate numbers. I personally love red and white cards.

  23. I don't know how people can sleep at night - accidents happen all the time but at least own up! Glad you helped Liz. Love your card too! Shabneez x

  24. What a cute card, Liz. Fabulous color combo, and just a whole lot of fun. Thanks for playing along in the NBUS challenge. It's so nice to see your creativity.
    Karen L

    P.S. I'd love to have you stop by and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday, too. LOTS of great prizes and loads of fun. I hope you will join us there as well. It's another great place to share your NBUS.

  25. This is such a cute card. Thanks for playing along with me this month. Lisa Monochrome Magic

  26. So glad you let the person whose car was damaged know all the pertinent details about it. And, as to your card, that is gorgeous! I love it in just the monochrome colors. And, those little birdies are such a cute die too.

  27. Hello liz... Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Ribbons and/or Lace’ theme… good luck in the draw and please join us again.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  28. Beautifully made - love the red and white colour combo.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Friends Challenge.

    Helen x


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