Sunday, 10 June 2018

Thank You

I've been AWOL for the last week in North Yorkshire, where my hubby and I enjoyed a lovely holiday in Robin Hood's Bay with five other couples.  It's a beautiful part of England, with plenty of places for walking. We've been having a holiday with these friends every year since 1990 in different parts of the UK.  How time flies!  I wanted to make a card for the friend who finds a house big enough for us all to stay in every year.  As we went on a steam train trip in North Yorkshire, I wanted to include a steam train on my card and keep the card fairly masculine. 

I used a Memory Box 'Grand Thank You' die.  The train is a Marianne die cut. For the steam, I die cut three Memory Box 'Puffy Clouds' and trimmed them slightly to look more like steam.  The embossing folder is Couture Creations, 'Chain Link'. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
Daisy Chain Challenge #20 ~ For the boys/men
HLS June Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
 Simply Create Too Challenge #139 ~ For A Male
Cards in Envy Challenge ~ Let's Hear it for the Boys! 


The house we stayed in.  Dating back to 1731, it was formerly a farmhouse.

 View of Robin Hood's Bay, taken just down the road from the house.


The steam train we travelled on, calling in at Goathland where the TV drama 'Heartbeat' was filmed.




Finally a beautifully decorated bike we saw in Pickering.








30 comments:

  1. A fabulous thank you card like the addition of the steam train. Some lovely photo's too. RHB is about 2 hours away from me but I am West Yorkshire. How lovely that you have been holidaying for so many years together.

    Kath x

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  2. Fabulous personalized card for your friend!! So different with that train!
    Beautiful photos, too!

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  3. Your card is perfect and its such a sweet train, looks really cool done as a silhouette. Seems like you had a nice break away and have some great photos of your holiday x

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  4. Sounds like a perfect holiday Liz, looks a lovely spot too.Your card will just the right idea for your friend too

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  5. Hi Liz what a fantastic card you made,and love your holiday pics,glad you had a wonderful time xx

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  6. What a sweet train with the little puffs of steam, and a great embossed background to go with it Liz. We had a similar holiday many years ago when they were still filming Heartbeat and we also visited Robin Hoods Bay, such a pretty place, and how lovely to be having a holiday with the same friends for so many years, and great photos too. x

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  7. I recognize that die; it is a beautiful one and so it is here on your card!Looks like you had a super vacation! Love the photo's! Have a good week!

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  8. A great card as a reminder of your lovely holiday and to say thanks. Good to see some photos from your time away.

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  9. I love your thank you card. Great train image too.

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  10. A fantastic card Liz and fantastic photos too.

    Sue xx

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  11. Fantastic thank you card Liz, perfect for your holiday organiser.
    It looks as though you had a great time away, fabulous photos!
    Janice x

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  12. Those little clouds of steam got me right away. What a perfect card to send after your trip. The pictures up close are so cool. I can't imagine a home built in 1731 and still looking so good. Glad you had a chance to get away with good friends.

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  13. Really beautiful card,Liz.Love the background and how you used the word die.placed the words.Lovely holiday photos,too.Time flies,when you having fun :).

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  14. Beautiful card for a lovely friend, Liz. The house is simply gorgeous! I am so glad that you had such a great time!!! Kisses!!!

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  15. What a nice card to thank your friend for making arrangements to enjoy your time away from home! Beautiful photos, TFS!

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  16. I LOVE your steam engine card with it's steam puffing out and the sentiment in and out of the red. Great ef background too. What a wonderful area you have been too, looks beautiful and love the bike and the other piccies.
    Faith
    x

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  17. Sounds like you had an enjoyable holiday. You must use that shaving foam technique . It is so addictive once you start. There you go, I challenge you to make a card using it !! Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Hello! I really like your train card; every detail is great. I especially like the word die! I also loved your travel photos; makes me want to visit the UK even more. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Cards In Envy Challenge.

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  19. Fabulous card Liz, great design, perfect thank you for the organiser of your holiday. I enjoyed looking at your lovely photos, we visited that beautiful part of the country 2 years ago and they brought back some lovely memories.
    Chris
    x

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  20. Your trip sounds amazing! I love your card, it's clean and all the details are perfectly placed. So glad you shared your creation at Simply Create Too.

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  21. Very striking card. Your holiday looks great.

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  22. What a fabulous thank you card Liz! I love that train and the embossed background. The black, white and red color combo is a favorite too. Love, love, love the photo's of your trip! Sounds like so much fun and it was fun seeing a part of it. The bike is so cool looking all decorated with flowers. Looks like you had good weather. All it's done here is rain and it's either humid or chilly. lol So I'm soaking up the sun in your photo's. Hugs, Brenda

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  23. What a wonderful way to say thank you, your holiday pics are reflected so well in the card

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  24. Such a clean design. Nicely done. I love your photos. So inspiring.

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  25. Such a classy card and so personal for your friend. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photos and what a wonderful time you must have had? x

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  26. Very cute card for your friend and so appropriate with the train. Gorgeous photos too.

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  27. I love reading about your travels and seeing your photos Liz. Great card! Shabneez x

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  28. Hi Liz. Such a wonderful card for your friend to show your appreciation for her organizing your yearly places to stay. :) How fun is it that you vacation every year with the same group. I bet you look forward to that every year. xx

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  29. Love reading your story about your trip and the beautiful place you stayed in North Yorkshire. I love your train card. The embossed background really makes your train just pop. Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

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  30. What a lovely card and bet they loved it. Very well put together. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chains Challenges this month, Good Luck! Michelle x

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