Wednesday 21 February 2024

Snippets Stepper Card + London Photos

Is anyone else still checking their spam comments?  Most days there is at least one genuine comment in my spam and some days there are several.

Onto today's card, a masculine stepper birthday card for my nephew who will be celebrating his 30th birthday in a couple of weeks.
The card base was made with a Presscut 'Step Card' die.  The patterned paper it from The Works.  I layered the Lin and Lene seahorse on the Spellbinders scalloped oval mat. 
I used lots of snippets, including turquoise for the mat which I forgot to take a photo of.

I am joining in the following challenges:

As promised in a previous post, a few photos of my recent trip to London with my daughter, Joanna. 
The main purpose of going was to see the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour in the O2.  Last time we were in London, Joanna had me climbing over the top of the O2!

We visited St Paul's Cathedral. The last went inside I was a teenager, but didn't get the chance to climb inside the dome to the whispering gallery that time.

So we climbed up the steps to the Whispering Gallery. (I can now cross that off my bucket list.)
We carried on up the 528 steps to the Stone Gallery and finally to the Golden Gallery, which is a walkway on top of the dome.

During a guided walk around London, we went down Pudding Lane  and saw the plaque marking the spot where the Great Fire of London started in 1666.  (Did you know that if you put Roman numerals in order of value, the date is 1666?)

We saw lots of famous London landmarks.

We went to 'Frameless', an amazing immersive experience, where works of art come to life as you navigate the rooms.


  1. Hi Liz,
    what a very wonderful stepper card for your nephew.
    Love the colours and the theme is brilliant.
    Great way to use up snippets too.
    Wonderful photos of your outing to London.
    Lotys of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. A fabulous card Liz,perfect combination of paper and image

  3. Such a pretty card and your pix of our capital look fantastic - hope you enjoyed your break


  4. I love your stepper card with that sweet seahorse, and the background paper goes beautifully..your nephew will love this I think, and what a fabulous time you had with Joanna in London, you certainly packed a lot in and the Strictly Live tour at the O2 looks as though it was fantastic..great photos of the other things you saw and went to. Most of my life I lived about an hour out of London but didn't even go into St. Paul's let alone the Whispering Gallery, and that Frameless immersive art experience looks fantastic. x

  5. Lovely photos of all those landmark sights Liz, one of our sons lives North London and from his front garden you look down at several landmarks, in reality it's a long walk!

    Great snippet card and perfect for a man. My spam comments seem to have tailed off recently, but still the odd one from regular visitors which is strange.

    B x

  6. Love the seahorse snippets stepper card.

    Looks like a fun packed trip to London.

    I had 5 genuine comments in my spam folder this morning - all of which I subsequently published. Thanks for the reminder xx

  7. Great stepper card and loved seeing the photos from your recent London trip. I check my spam folder most days and often find comments in there, mostly from 'regulars' as well but with occasional ones from many years ago. I publish ones from regulars and delete the older ones.

  8. Your nephew is gonna love it!! You rocked our "Fun Fold" challenge!!  Thank you for playing along with us over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!  I love all things nautical so I am loving this seahorse image & it make a great image for a guy card!!
    Deb Horst, DT  #C4G341

  9. Hi Liz love your stepper card those papers are lush and I absolutely love the Sea Horse your pics of London look great
    lolo x

  10. A fabulous card Liz and great London photos too.

    I haven't been checking my spam folder, but had almost 100 comments in there! Thanks for prompting me to check it as most of the comments were genuine ones.

    Kath x

  11. This is so lovely. I have some similar paper and it really does make me think of the sea and I love seahorses too. Your London photos are fab. I really want to see Frameless.

  12. Fabulous stepper card for your nephew's birthday Liz, a perfect match of colours for that seahorse!
    Seems you have had fabulous experiences at London, and your photos are amazing!

  13. Super card Liz and loved looking at your photos. I've noted things we haven't done yet. We love Battersea - been a couple of times now on the river boat. Highly recommend it.

    1. We had a lovely time at Battersea Power station, our first time there. Took the lift up to the top of one of the chimneys where the view was amazing. xx

  14. That paper is so pretty and great for a masculine card. Thanks for always sharing your pictures from your trips. Wow, that's a lot of stairs, so good for you. I bet the view was fantastic. The Cathedral is beautiful. Frameless sounds amazing and so interesting.

  15. What a fabulous seahorse stepper card Liz, perfect for a special birthday. Loved seeing your London snaps too, it looks like you had a lovely visit xx

  16. Great sea horse card. Oh I love all the wonderful pictures of London. Someday I would love to travel to see London.

  17. A fabulous card Liz, love the "wave" paper and the lovely seahorse. As for your trip to London and all those steps? OMG. I couldn't have done 10 steps, I've lived in a bungalow for too long. :)

  18. I absolutely love your seahorse stepper card Liz - wonderful colours as well. So nice to see your London photos, I worked there for a lot of years and there's so much to see and do! When I was 16, my parents and I spent two weeks exploring London (we lived in Germany at the time) and the Whispering Gallery was a heck of a climb even in my teens! Well done - lovely photos as well Liz!

    Di xx

    1. I thought Jo and I were only going up to the Whispering Gallery, I had no idea that a spiral continued up to the top of the actual dome where we could go outside! It was a one way system, so once we started, we had to keep going. 🤣 xx

  19. An attractive card, Liz. Thank you for sharing this with us at C4G this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT


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