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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Thanks delivered by an owl!

Afternoon All, hope you're all well and having a fab week so far.

I visted the Savoy hotel this weekend with my sister, we weren't lucky enough to be staying in this wonderful hotel - we just wanted to be nosy! The Savoy shut it's doors three years ago for a massive refit, we've been there before for afternoon tea and what a wonderful experience that was! We've been waiting for them to reopen ever since just so we can have tea again! The Savoy reopened in October, complete with a brand new tea shop and we decided we wanted to take a peek! I'm so pleased that we did, the hotel is wonderful and the assistant in the tea shop was so lovely...she even gave us a free sample of their handmade chocolates! Yummy! We've booked tea in again, I just wish I could stretch to an overnight stay!

Isn't this time of year beautiful in England? The trees are turning, everything is so vibrant. It may be colder, but I am enjoying the scenery! I've got a little card for you....I know I haven't posted in a week so I thought I'd enter a couple of challenges before heading off to my Brownie meeting:

This little cutie was hiding in a craft magazine freebie - how sweet is he?? The layout is of course provided by the lovely Arlana over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday....another fab one to use. The little owl fits in with the "anything that flies" theme over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge...I had thought about butterflies, but then I saw this little chap! Finally the colour scheme and sentiment are for the challenge this week over at Cupcake Craft Challenge where they want "thank you autumnal colours".

Please visit all the blogs to see the wonderful DT creations, I always make sure I take a look before setting to work on my cards because they're always so inspirational.

Right, I better get going...its chocolate evening at Brownies this week!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Wedgie xxx


Donna said...

Hi Rach, I love that you visited the Savoy for a nose around and that you got free choccies too..go you! Your card is so sweet and I love the gorgeous autumnal colours you have used...I too love this time of year...the trees look so pretty right now...shame it won't last! Thanks for joining us in the fun at Cupcake this week and thank you so much sweetie for visiting everyone on the DT too :) Donna x

mulberry station said...

Hi Wedgie, Your card just gives me a great big smile on my face! What a clever, cute card. I am glad you enjoyed your trip to the Savory Hotel and enjoyed the tea nad chocolates. It is nice to get away and do something fun. I love this time of year too. It has been in the 70's here in my part of the world and I am loving it. Well, I hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for being such a loyal follower.
Nancy SSW

Curlybear said...

Hi Wedgie
this is such a cute card and it has a great autumnal feel to it and I hope you managed to have some chocolates, thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter:107 Anything that Flies, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Catherine said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Rachel ! Love this sweet owl, it's so cute ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Tracy said...

such a cute card i love that little owl. sounds like you had a lovely time at the Savoy and the chocs sounds yummy. hugs Tracy x

The Stamper's Touch said...

Hi Wedgie. How fun to spend an afternoon having tea! And how fun is this card!!!!! Love, love, love that owl and the colors you used. Thanks, as always, for joining us at SSW.


Shelly said...

Mmmmm chocolate evening, that sounds very interesting! Love your thank you card Wedgie... what a cute owl! Thanks for joining in at cupcake! Hugs Shelly x

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Wedgie!
What a darling card - I just love that friendly-looking owl! Great textures and colors that you've used here too. Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog! We appreciate you sharing your creativity with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and hope to see you again next week!
All the best,
SSW Design Team

Kathie said...

Hi Wedgie!
Ha playing ladies and having afternoon tea at the Savory Hotel go girl. I stayed there in 1992 oh that seems so long ago, would love to go back now its been refurbished have to put it on my bucket list.
Love your card this week this Owl is just so so cute. I love Owls and Frogs.
Great job yet again and thanks so much for your support for SSW and your lovely comments.
Good luck.
Kathie SSW - DT

sweetbloominscraps said...

Sounds like the weather is really nice there in England. I missed a record breaking warm fall day in Tacoma, WA, the day I left...74 degrees! I would have loved that. But the weather has been warm and sunny in Utah too. So I can't complain. Your owl image is so cute. It makes a darling Thank you card! Thanks for always playing at SSW!

Judi and Arlana

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my goodness Wedgie, this little guy is just too cute for words. WOW, fabulous color combo too! Hope you have a wonderful week my dear.Thanks for inviting us SSW gals to come visit :) hugs Jackie

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Hiya Miss Wedgie! I could totally go for some tea right now but my apple juice will have to do ;) Another adorable card - I love his face! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Jeannie said...

Cute and very fun! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,