Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Thinking of You

Not much time for crafting last week.......or this one........loads of work prep to do......and OH is home as well......we're putting finishing touches to the kitchen.....having a good clear up and sort out in other [cluttered] rooms.......and working out in the garden [during rain breaks]......which has really sprung into life with all the rain we're having.
So just a quick card.......I love this image of the iconic British telephone box.....sadly there are fewer and fewer of them around.....replaced by modern 'clear'ones......with no character whatsoever.....our local one has a KFC advert all over it!!
And this card didn't make it into the 'flat' variety either.....as that little mouse just had to be layered onto the phone box!
Some challenges......'Anything goes' for Truly Scrumptious........Dutch Dare Challenges want 'birthday fun'........Totally Papercrafts want 'no girls'........Allsorts, Lollipop Crafts and Southern Girls want 'for a man/boy'........Craft Your Days want 'all creatures great and small' and Penny Black and More wants 'London Celebrates'.
Do hope it's a bit drier wherever you are.

26 comments:

Sian said...

It's lovely to see that phone box! Round here the only one to be found is in someone's garden as a decoration. You can really work that "Jubilee" look Jacky

Kathyk said...

You sure have nailed this red, white and blue colour scheme with this fantabulous card.

I love the image and wish our phone boxes didn't keep disappearing too.

Good luck with the finishing touches to your kitchen - looking forward to the before and after shots, having only seen "mid" shots!

Happy Tuesday

Kathyk

Cheri said...

You may as well hang up the "flat" look... you know those foam dots are calling you...

Emily said...

Love it! I love adding dimention to my cards and layouts too!

Sandra said...

This is just too cute. I'm loving all the red, white & blue that's around at the moment. You're so right about there not being enough of the red telephone boxes around anymore ... What a shame

Angelfish said...

Love that phone box :o) I find my cards don't seem quite 'finished' these days without something raised on foam pads!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, and you are fortunate to still have phone boxes. If I can find a phone at all it is usually just attached to a wall outside a mini-mart with no privacy at all.

Scrappi Sandi said...

The village next to ours still has a functionin red phonebox! Lovely to see but a bit smelly inside!!! :) Great card & the mouse is the perfect finishing touch! Stay dry!! :D

Maria Ontiveros said...

So sad to hear the boxes are disappearing. They're definitely a London signature to me!
Rinda

Debs said...

Adorable card - love the scene you have created.
Perfectly coloured images.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Karen said...

Oh lovely red phone box - a reminder of my teen years.

Siv said...

Such a cute card! I absolutely love the image, so adorable!
Thanks so much for joining the Southern Girls this time - hope to see you again!
Hugs Siv

Amy said...

There are no such phone boxes around here, actually, there are also very few public phones at all these days!

Alison said...

Love it Jacky...as you say, there's not many good old red boxes around any more!
Alison xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

The old red phone boxes are fabulous, aren't they Jacky?...I love your British themed cards...and the little mouse is so cute too!
Hope you are having a happy week,
Susan x

alexa said...

Brilliant! I love those phone boxes tyoo and this card is beautifully done. Luckily we still have quite a few here ...

Mummylade said...

what an adorable card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Craftyanny said...

A fabulous card
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week and good luck
Anne x

Sonia said...

Hi!~
Real cute image. Totally Gorgeous creation!!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
-Sony
sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

brenda said...

A really great card for our theme Jackie.

It is sad that the iconic phone boxes are few are far between now, guess we can blame that on the mobile phone. I heard the other day that they are selling off the phone boxes, but not sure where one puts them.

Thanks so much for joining our London Celebrations at Penny Black and More this month.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Bunny said...

This is lovely thanx for joining us at Craft your days away and good luck..

Caz x CYDA DT

snailzpace said...

i love this image too and the mouse looks so cute where you placed him! the dotted background paper is awesome too. thank you for playing along with our london celebrates theme this month at penny black and more.
linda

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Darling! I just love that British phone booth with the critters! :P

Karen said...

This is just the cutest card! I love the hedgehog and the mouse. Hope it dries out there soon. We were so lucky to be in Oregon for a two week dry spell. Everyone we talked to was simply amazed at the wonderful weather they were having.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card. Love the stamp and the papers match perfectly. I agree with you on the post boxes, l pass one in a garden not far from my house and it brings back many memories. Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Tracy said...

A cute creation Jacky. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck
Happy crafting
Tracy x