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Friday, 7 May 2010

James Hunt and Wedding Anniversary Cards


It would be nice if the weather warmed up a bit, the clouds are threatening today but so far only a few drops of rain on and off.

Firstly I must repeat this little story, Janette left me a message about being a F1 fan and I was a dark horse as she did not know. Well I have been a fan of F1 for long time and I go back to James Hunt.

In 1974 my father brought a car for his retirement, at the same time James Hunt brought the same car and they were both delivered to the dealer in Sutton Surrey close to where we used to live. He took delivery on the 1st July three days before my 21st, close to where we used to live. The cars were the same colour, same model everything including the engine size. My father told the garage it would be the last car he would ever buy, well that was true because he died on the 3rd November 1974.

About eighteen months later a man complained to the garage that his car did not do many miles to the gallon, so the garage said they would test it on a track, Jame's car well he had played with it and ours was same as the mans so the garage asked if they could borrow our car, James Hunt then took it to a track and on a measured one gallon tested both cars, they both did the same miles per gallon. It turned out it was the mans driving that was making the car use more petrol, Anyway I was a big fan of James hunt and within a few months he became world Champion, you could say the car had a famous drive even through it was for a few miles.

Back to today and I have uploaded a card for my sister and brother in laws wedding anniversary tomorrow, I am sending the same card to a friend whose wedding anniversary is next week.

I have done an image from the Joanna Sheen range of Lofty in a gondola, I have heat embossed it with white embossing power on a purple background, the backing paper was a free piece from a magazine and mounted on cream card, with silver peel offs to finish it off.

This image I am very fond of and a must have, I have now been to Venice four times, the first time I was 2 years old and my parents considered I was too young for a gondola ride, then the second time the sea was too rough for my father, the third time it was too expensive. Two years ago I took Vernon (my hubby) to Italy and then I took him to Venice he was not keen but I got my gondola ride and he was fascinated with Venice. I hope to take him again to Venice one day, although he often says he would like to go back to Italy.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog and will visit my blog again, any comments are always gratefully received.

Have a nice day, and a lovely weekend.

Hugs Margaret


  1. Hi Margaret,So glad you shared your JamesHunt story,your card is really great,love the embossing....have a good wk/end.xx

  2. hiya margaret, wow thanks for sharing your james hunt story, just fab and so interesting.beautiful card and i love your image and the fab purple colours.luv coops.xx

  3. hi margaret,what a lovely way of useing joannas stamp. i have met joanna at a craft show, a lovely lady, have got some dvds of hers. it nice to meet the crafting personalities. she is a very talented lady, with lots of craft exspireance. i get here news letter to love bluebell x.

  4. Thanks fro sharing your story margaret..veryt interesting read

    Lovely card xx

  5. Hi Margaret. Thanks for sharing your story...lovely creations! Hugs xx Jenny xx http://myinkyhands-jennifer.blogspot.com/


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