Friday, 11 May 2018


Decided to do two sketches this time as I could not chose between them so thought I would do them both, 

Had a lovely day yesterday, My friend came to see me and we went out for lunch, It was a lovely day and the weather was so kind to us, I took my friend to see an old tree at St Leonard's church Tortworth. I  found this information from the website but the picture I took yesterday, 

This page contains specific information about sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) '12906', which can be found in a meadow near St. Leonard's Church in Tortworth (county of Gloucestershire).
This tree is called "The Tortworth chestnut". A legend says that the Tortworth chestnut was planted in 800 AD. It sprang from a nut planted during the reign of King Egbert in 800 AD. Written records go back to the 12th century.
The tree is measured in 1988 by the Tree Register of the British Isles. It measured a girth of 11m 00cm at a height of 1.00 m. Measuring is very difficult because of a very thick branch at approximately 60 cm.

The old tree, it has wild garlic growing all around, and it looks lovely.   
St Leonards chuch. its lovely as we went and had a look inside, 

Materials  used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 13 x 10 cm hunkydory card stock,
  • 9 x 8 cm white card stock,
  • craft Act inc clear stamp,
  • Canary, meadow green, cloud blue & poppy, Promarkers. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. The Merry Christmas Challenge #19,
  2. Muse: Christmas Vision 99,
  3. Christmas at Sweet Stampin, May Anything Christmas, 
  4. The holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #28 Anything Christmas goes, 


On to me second card. 

 Materials used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope.
  • 6 x 6cm  5 1/2 x 5 cm & 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 cm white card stock,
  • Crafter Companion Flutterby collection clear stamp,
  • Purple, Aegean, sky blue, bluebell. Promarkers. 

Challenges I will enter his card for are;
  1. I love promarkers,Challenge #358 anything goes optimal CAS,
  2. Craftaholics R Us. Challenge #19 Blue, 
  3. CAS Colour & Sketches Challenge #271 Sketch. 
  4. Shopping our Stash #531  Butterflies, 



  1. Lovely pix and cards today, Lilian, nice to have a day out with a pal. You know how much I LOVE that Santa image, always nice to see it deployed too

    Happy Friday


  2. So Cute! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  3. So Cute! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  4. Very pretty
    Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge
    Julie T

  5. Lovely cards, thanks for playing along at CC&S.

  6. Love the tales of your lunch! I guess I should chat abit mre than I do, as I found your talk of the lunch and perusing the church and the wonderful tree so lovely! It is nice to hear of such things and be taken for a spell out of your every day to a whole new world! Thanks fof joining MUSE Christmas Vssions! SO glad you were inspired by the sketch. Your coloring is great and your butterfly card so lovely!

  7. Geography, history, horticulture AND cards?! This post has it all! lol! Loved reading about the tree and your card is so fun and festive with those pops of red! Thanks so much for joining us at MCV!

  8. Great sketch, Wonderful Beautiful card thank you for joining us at I love Pro Markers good luck and big hugs Sharon DT.
    My blog

  9. These are both forgeous cards. I love the CAS design and the coour scheme for the butterflies card,

    Thanks for sharing it with us over at I Love Promarkers,

    Hugz Tinz

  10. beautiful butterflies and a fab take on the sketch! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (butterfly!) STASH with us this week!

  11. A lovely looking card with lovely design and colours. Thanks for joining us over at TMCC this week.
    Love n hugs

  12. Your softly colored butterflies are terrific! Thanks for making CC&S part of your crafting time!

  13. Lovely cards!! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for Chanson Papillon!

  14. What a lovely collection of cards. Love the info and photos of the tree - amazing that it has survived all those centuries. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey


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