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Monday, 6 January 2014

Living Life to the Fullest

Good morning all.
We had a lovely happy family lunch yesterday...good food, good company and lots of laughter.

Sharing a card made to give my son today as he leaves on his trip to New Zealand, I've tucked it into his back pack so hopefully he'll find it before he comes home again! He flies out of Edinburgh at 6.30pm this evening for Heathrow with an onward overnight flight to Hong Kong and then onwards to Auckland arriving late morning on Wednesday local time.....about 28 hours travelling in total if everything is on time! I don't envy him the journey but I do envy the trip!

Created in Craft Artist using Full Life from Simple Girl Scraps along with sentiments from Word Art World by Jennifer. After printing I've layered onto black card and used a kraft card as a base.

This is the digital version which will be used in his scrapbook.

And the insert.
Writing the card after I made it on Friday opened the floodgates, goodness knows what I'll be like this afternoon.

Challenges entered:
Digitally Sweet - anything goes
My Time to Craft - music or movie influenced (Willie Nelson's On the Road Again)
Musically Challenged - inspired by a song from a movie
"On the Road Again" is a song made famous by country music singer Willie Nelson, and is part of the soundtrack to the 1980 movie Honeysuckle Rose.
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes

Carol x


  1. Such a true saying but I don't think you appreciate it till you're older!!! Hope your son has a wonderful time and finds the card very soon. Hugs x

  2. A fabulous card Carol for your son and hopefully he will find it before he gets home!! Susan x

  3. Hi Carol l hope this terrible weather isn't going to disrupt any of your sons journey and good luck to him so pleased the family gathering and food went well and what a lovely card he will be pleased once he see's it take care xx

  4. Love it Carol, super fab for your son...luv annie xxx

  5. Fab card. Love the colours and backing paper as well as all the sentiments.

    Hope your son has a fab time in NZ...I'm envious too.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  6. Fantastic card Carol. I hope he enjoys his trip. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. Fab creation Carol. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT member

  8. This is wonderful Carol, I am sure your son will love it.
    I hope he has a fabulous time.
    Sue xx

  9. Brilliant Carol. So perfect for your Son too. Hope he has a fab time!
    Thanks for playing along at MTTC this week.
    Jo :)

  10. This is fabulous Carol and I am sure your son will love it. I hope he has a fabulous time.

    Linda xxx

  11. A fabulous card Carol, as you say such a wonderful adventure for your son, but, I suspect not a good time for you for a while.
    Big Hugs for you
    Janet xxx

  12. A fabby card for your son, Carol....wishing him a wonderful time on his travels!
    hugs Jo x

  13. This is brilliant Carol, a perfect card for your Son.
    I hope you are OK.

  14. Sure your son will have a great time hun know you will miss him though. Cardcis brilliant hun super design hugs cheryl x

  15. huge huggles Carol he's off on a wonderful adventure! but us mother's always worry and what a fab card for him to open Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  16. Absolutely brilliant your son will love it "when he finds it"
    I am sure it will be held close to his heart during his fantastic trip.
    I know you will miss him but just think of all the wonderful stories he will be able to tell

    Patricia xx

  17. Your card is wonderful. I love the sentiments you used.
    It is an adventure and he is travelling a long way to take this adventure. Your card shows your love for him shining through.
    You are allowed to shed a few tears...you will miss him but sype and the computer make missing him a little more bearable.

    My daughter spent months of this year and last in Monaco. I missed her like crazy...but she is home now thank goodness and hopefully stays home for a bit!

  18. Very thoughtful thing to do for your son, he will love it (when he finds it) :O)! It is very stressful when these kids go off on an adventure with out their mum isn't it. The good thing is it turns out fine and they come a little more mature than when they left!

  19. Carol gorgeous card, glad he arrived in NZ all safe and sound. Love Alison xxx

  20. Such a beautiful card and such a thoughtful thing to do! I know he'll be thrilled to find this card! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!

  21. Hi Carol! This is awesome as usual and you finished the inside too!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  22. oh wow I was sure that it was all stamped. How fun that it was made digitally!!! Great souvenir for him!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Scribbles and Scrap Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky


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