Stampin' Up! UK demonstrator Peg Coombes

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Monday, 30 August 2010

Pink flower from my garden

Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone I had a comment from Marlene about how we call it a Bank Holiday so I did a little research and found out this useful tit bit, and somewhat long and maybe boring post today.  Scroll straight to the bottom for the card of the day.......if you can't be bothered to read about Bank Holidays.

Bank holidays were first introduced by the Bank Holidays Act of 1871, which designated four holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and five in Scotland. trust them to get more than us my mom should have brought us up there instead of England as she was from Glasgow These were Easter Monday, the first Monday in August, the 26th December, and Whit Monday (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and New Year's Day, Good Friday, the first Monday in May, the first Monday in August, and Christmas Day (Scotland). In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, both Christmas Day and Good Friday were traditional days of rest and Christian worship (as were Sundays) and did not need to be included in the Act.

Two additional days were subsequently appointed in Northern Ireland: St Patrick's Day (17 March) by a special Act of Parliament in 1903 and 12 July (Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690), by the Governor of Northern Ireland in 1926. then we should have hopped across the water to Ireland and would have got a couple more here
The 1871 Act was repealed 100 years later and its provisions incorporated into the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, which remains the statutory basis for bank holidays. The following changes were introduced both then and subsequently:
•1971 - Whit Monday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (which could fall anywhere between 11 May and 14 June) was formally replaced by a fixed spring holiday on the last Monday in May. The last Monday in August was formally made a bank holiday in place of the first Monday in August in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In both cases, this followed a trial period of the new arrangements between 1965 and 1970
•1973 - 2 January was created an additional bank holiday in Scotland by the 1971 Act. However, the provision did not come into effect until 1973.
•1974 - New Year's Day became an additional bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Boxing Day became an additional bank holiday in Scotland.
•1978 - the first Monday in May in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the last Monday in May in Scotland, became additional bank holidays.
Bank holidays designated since the 1971 Act are appointed each year by Royal Proclamation. The Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne bank holiday is proclaimed annually by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Phew! and if you are still with me? here is a photo I took a few months ago in the garden so I thought I would use this as my colour inspiration today.

I was looking at my stamps and couldn't make my mind up so I chose bottom shelf and small and well when I took out the 2 stamp sets; I sat for all of 1 minute before deciding what to do.... that's what is so great about Stampin' Up! never takes too long to come up with a card...... so here it is...

What do you think?  I love the stripey stamp and don't use it often enough.  Pixie Pink was the colour choice, I think it makes a good match to the photo of the flowers. 

 I did a close up of the butterfly to show the dazzling diamonds on it's body and the flower but not sure that it shows up too much, Ah well you get the idea....

Supplies used for this card:

Pixie Pink card and ink
Old Olive card and ink
Whisper white card
2 Step Bird punch
All a flutter butterfly
Stripe Background
Dazzling Diamonds

Pixie pink is one of the retiring colours so if you  want to get this you need to order before 30th September.  Also All a Flutter and Stripe background are in the mini and not sure if they will be carried over to the new idea book and catalogue next year (1st October 2010) so if you want them then why not place your order with me today and don't be disappointed.

....................Until crafty...........


  1. Fab card Peg, love those stripes, it's a gorgeous background and does not distract from the main theme.

  2. Thanks for the explanation on "bank holidays"! Your card is gorgeous! Love the colors you used...and the layout is fabby!

  3. Your flowers are beautiful, love your card as well. Finally checking out my favorite blogs.

  4. Hi Peg,

    I love your cards. I came across your blog while visiting Loraine's.

    I have decided to become your follower.

    Happy crafting!



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