We went to the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, if any of you can make a visit then it really is worth it, so much history with coins on show and one made during the time of King Alfred in 800 AD, over a 1000 years of history in coins, we saw how they were made and designed and were even given the chance to "try" and lift a gold bar, I lifted one side of it! Also I hadn't realised The Royal Mint make coins for the USA and Russia, amongst the 50 countries in all they make for. They also make medals and awards, I hadn't realised they made them for the Olympics in London in 2012, all of it I found absolutely fascinating.
We then went on to "Afternoon Tea" at The Mint, which is dainty sandwiches and a selection of cakes, ALL Yummy, all downed with tea from a beautiful teapot and set of plates and cups and saucers. Very civilised LOL. On the way home, we went via Porthcawl, so lovely to be beside the sea, a lovely day had by all. Sorry no piccies, I left my phone "on charge" aarrgghh! and my camera behind, in a way not so bad as we weren't allowed to take photos due to security issues.
this is the actual seating area we sat at
Anyhow onto today's card.
The stamp came in this months magazine as a freebie and I just had to use it, it's so pretty. I also took inspiration from the magazine and cased one of the cards inside.
The only thing is I am limited on colouring things, I tried watercolour, but it was yuck! in the bin. I then tried markers and this is the result, not the colours I would have liked, but as I said my supplies are limited. However I'm sure I've seen perennial foxgloves this colour for sale at the garden centre, so that's what they are LOL. The card is simple, but by the time I had it coloured I couldn't think what else to do with it! I wish my colouring was better, I suppose practice is what I need a LOT of, but it's not my favourite pastime.
foxglove, sentiment and bee stamp - magazine freebies
markers - Spectrum Noir
red card -Dovecraft
sequins - stash
clear sparkle pens - Spectrum Noir
white gel pen - Uniball