Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Last of the Freebies??

Why an end to freebies - you may well ask - and if not an end at least a severe reduction in the number I will be acquiring which if I'm honest, isn't a seriously bad thing in the long run.  The reason for this is that my local bus operator has decided to completely withdraw the bus service which I've been using regularly to visit a small town nearby and where the newsagent has been the source of temptation.  We have a small newsagent in the village which doesn't have quite the same wide choice and anyway is over a mile to walk.  This walk is something I will have to do to get any shopping from now onward which is OK as long as the weather isn't too unpleasant and of course there is always online grocery shopping for the bulky stuff but I'm going to miss my weekly bus rides for a cuppa and shopping.

Anyway about this card - the dies came free with a recent magazine and after cutting the white piece I backed some of the cut away areas with suitably coloured scraps of card/paper and also popped some of the little 'waste' pieces back into the diecut after colouring with pens.  The scalloped square was also part of the set and I found some scraps of Christmas paper for backing and a few spare holly leaves and berries to add. Another card to add to the growing Christmas pile.

Square dies - magazine freebies
Holly - Joanna Sheen die
Papers - left over from previous projects


  1. A wonderful card Val. Sorry to hear that your bus service is being withdrawn. I must admit we live on a bus route and it stops just across the road, a couple of years ago when hubby and I were considering moving it was one of the things that stopped us. Not because we use it at the moment but in the future if we have to give up the car it will be so handy. Hope they don't stop that.

    Sue xx

  2. Lovely card, great die cuts love the scalloped square
    Hugs Kaz xx

  3. Urgh, It beggars belief the amount of money that goes into improving public transport yet services get culled :(

    Your card is a lovely Christmas scene with Santa flying by and the patterned papers echo the holly die x

  4. Super use of snippets on your card. Shame about your bus service. We had one that got stopped and then a private company took it on and so far it is still running. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Super Christmas card, Val, great design and the papers are lovely.

    Shame about your bus service, hopefully you'll be able to get to a newsagents now and again, with a good selection of magazines. xx

  6. What a great layered card with such pretty papers and a fun image! So sad knowing your bus service will no longer be available. Hopefully there will be transportation for you again soon.

  7. Your card is beautiful Val and I love the paper. I have this die but not used it yet.

    I'm very sorry to hear that you have lost the bus from your village. It does take so much away from you. We have recently lost a bus route from our village and were in danger of losing our post office too.