Thursday, July 28, 2016

Darnell's Tour

Hello there...

As most of you know the lovely Darnell is on a UK tour to visit lots of her blog friends and I was lucky enough to spend 2 days with her.

On Tuesday the plan was to meet up in Liverpool city and my DH was driving Darnell, Shirley Em and I to meet up with Monica at our lunch venue. After lunch my DH was going to chauffeur us around for a little tour of my city.
Alas, things didn't go according to plan - as I went off to collect the ladies my husband discovered a flat tyre. So we took a taxi to our lunch venue whilst DH got the car sorted. 

Lunch was lovely and it was like we'd all known each other for ages

Here we are


It took a few hours for the car to be fixed but we just chatted away and then DH picked us up for a shortened tour

Yesterday Pat and I drove out to Knutsford to meet up with Darnell for another lunch and a whole host of beautiful crafty bloggers


I can't tell you how wonderful it was and just how lovely and kind Darnell is ... She's a real gem

I'm so not used to all these meetings, my voice is hoarse right now ... I kind of live a quiet life and type more than I talk Lol!

I thought you'd like to see the card I made for Darnell


I'm addicted to that cat! I did a little masking so I could do a BG and made a little banner


He's a fat cat like my Ginger but don't worry he hasn't swallowed a hamster haha!


It has been a year of so many ups and downs and I will treasure the meetings I've enjoyed in 2016 with Stella, Kirsty, Darnell and all the lovely ladies I got to meet over the last 2 days.

If you read this Darnell, Thank you for inviting me and have a beautiful time and safe travels.

Till soon

~ Ros ~

20 comments:

Greta said...

I've been wondering how things went, Ros--knowing of course that you would have a great time! I live less than 600 miles from Darnell & have only spent a few hours with her--something is wrong--haha! So, so glad you have some good times to remember this year & how sweet of your hubby to play chauffeur! I know Darnell will treasure that adorable, personal card you made for her! Big hugs, Greta

Redanne said...

Hi Ros, I just thought I would pop by to say it was lovely to meet up with you and all the other ladies in Knutsford yesterday. It really was a great day! Love the card you made for Darnell too. Anne xx

Davi said...

How exciting to be able to meet up with blog buddies! Your card is SOOO cute, love the little scene you created! Glad you enjoyed your time together :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am so glad you had fun with all those crafty people, that is one cute card for Darnell!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm waiting for Carol to pick me up so I just saw this as it popped up, Ros! Great post and photos! I haven't seen how mine turned out yet (I'm behind) so I'm relieved you have good ones. It was so amazing to be able to spend part of two days with you and be the recipient of this fabulous and perfect-for-my-trip card! Thank you to you and your charming hubby again for the awesome tour! I hope you don't have any further tyre trouble and someone at that first shop should be fired, lol!! Finally, did you get a new blog look or have I been away too long? It's really great!! Love and hugs, Darnell

Mac Mable said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time? Great to meet up with like minded crafty folk. What a thoughtful and fun card today. Yes that cat is so adorable in such a weird way! I am sure Darnell reads your blog and will love it! Thanks for sharing and for the photos today x

Sylvia said...

Exactly what Ros needed, a wonderful distraction and what better way to spend your time, but with new friends! You should be tired but energized, Ros, I am so happy you got to spend this time with Darnell...such a sweet lady! I simply adore that cat, I have been thinking how much fun I could have with it! Happy Friday and have a wonderful quiet weekend!

Darlene said...

This card is just adorable and PERFECT for the occasion! What fun to link up with online crafting buddies! I'm sure Darnell is a HOOT in real life ... she sure is on her blog! LOL ... always makes me smile! Glad you had a nice visit. HUGS from OHIO, USA

Leslie Miller said...

You look like a happy bunch! There were quite a few of you, and what beautiful places you went for lunch. I know it was a wonderful time. And the card you made!!! The cat and the scene and the banner and the lamp post... you're so good!

Carole said...

Hi Ros.....just popping by to say how lovely it was to meet you along with all the other ladies yesterday...and the Queen of America too of course. The card you made for Darnell is fabulous.........as are all your creations....I have just scrolled back through to the beginning of the year...couldn't tear myself away...great cards and photography!........so I am following you now (watch over your shoulder...lol). Visiting your city tomorrow with friends. Have a great weekend and say Hi to Pat from me too please! Hugs xx

Mona Pendleton said...

What a great post Ros! Looks like you all are having a wonderful time! Your card is precious! Bet your friend will treasure this! Hope you have a fab weekend!

Stella said...

Sounds like a fabulous time and it must have been great for you to enjoy yourself after such a busy time. And with so many mixed emotions. Your cat is adorable; but Ginger is my favorite cat:) Darnell will treasure this amazing card.

Maybe when things are back to normal I can revisit you.....somewhere at the end of 2016 or spring 2017.

Have a great weekend; take care...
XXXXX

Lisette Baker said...

What a lovely couple of days and how fabulous to be able to meet up with blog buddies. Great card too, I love the bunting.

Diane said...

Looks like a fun, fun day, and a flat tire, well I am sure it just added to the laughs for the day!! The card is super cute and what a great memory it will bring to Darnell for her trip to spend with friends!

Barbara said...

Ha, such a fun card! You really seem to have had a great time with all the crafty ladies - good for you all!

Sue Lelli said...

What A FABULOUS visit and didn't you just KNOW Darnell would be Super Sweet! LOVE the kitty card with the banners you made for her! Poor DH but delightful post!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Ros, it was wonderful to meet you and the others. Please thank Ian again for being our driver for the day!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, looks like you ladies had such a wonderful time together! TFS! And Darnell's card is too cute! There you go making those dreamy hills again... LOVE!

Pamellia Johnson said...

How wonderful that you got to meet Darnell, you must have had such a lovely time! The card you made her is just amazing, so perfect for her travels. The rolling hills in the background are really amazing. hugs :)

Tracy said...

LOL Love that fun cat. So glad you had a great time with Darnell and the other ladies.

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