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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Going on a bus ride

I rarely use buses.   Living in a little village, they are very infrequent and I have little patience for queuing and hoping it will arrive on time!  I do remember using the buses regularly with my school friends as a kid though. It was the only way I was getting to school so I had little choice.  Of course we always sat at the back (we were the cool kids, unbelievably I know) and there was always the one or two of us scribbling our homework frantically on the 15 minute ride!  Those were the days.  Now I frantically type on my laptop on the train into work most mornings.  Nice to know some things just don't change.

But anyhoo, enough of my reminiscing.  Making this card brought back all of those memories...



We didn't have special school buses though, just the regular red bus and a journey cost less than 10p. I have no idea how much it costs today but a whole lot more I should imagine!

Sorry, there I go reminiscing again.  Back to the card.  I used the really sweet bus from the SugarPea Designs Teacher's Pet set and the sentiment is from the Hat's Off to You set.  I also used a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder and the papers are by Doodlebug (yellow) and Simple Stories (blue clouds).  I'm giving this to a friend who loves to use the buses now they have their free bus pass as a recent retiree!  And he always says he must remember his glasses so he can watch the world go by!

I've enjoyed writing this post.  I don't usually go on about personal stuff - I mean, who's interested, right?!! - so I hope I haven't bored you too much!

I'm off now - lunch with the parents, a dog walk and then an early night for another manic week at work.  See you next week!


18 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Lovely card for a recent retiree Mary. I used to take a yellow bus to school as I grew up in the US, a very very long time ago lol! Susan x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Such a fun card!

Christine L said...

Errrm boring??? Nooooo! I'm interested... and I often reminisce.. so no problem! And I love your yellow school bus.. fab design as always!

Hugs
Christine x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous scene Mary.. love the cute bus and clouds and fabulous embossed background..I never rode a bus to school as I lived to close but used to take the G/kids on a trip to Hastings [20mins away] and caused all sorts of havoc..and I sung..very loudly and BAD..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sarah said...

Great card Mary.Love the shape and the embossed glasses!! We are rural and I wouldn't even know when the bus passes through our village. Scribbling homework on the back seat brought back memories for me too!! xx

JanR said...

I'm interested! I think it's lovely when you add bits about your life (past or present)to your posts.

Wonderful card. I love the embossing and the sentiment.

Kerri said...

love your card it is so cute..your colouring is so great!!!

Abi said...

Super cute Mary. I'm a regular bus user & the 25min journey is around £5. I remember doing it for £1! I must be getting old lol! xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

Creations by Shirl said...

Aw so cute.... love that bus~

Natalia Smith said...

What a brilliant card x

Sue B said...

Aww this is very sweet Mary! I love the fab bus and the bright and cheery colours! the embossing and sentiment will be perfect for your friend… he will love this! :-)
you brought back some fab memories of bus ride to school... we always sat at the back too!!
Hope you've had a lovely Sunday!
Big hugs
Sue B xx


Molecraft said...

A fab, fun card Mary!
Helen x

Susie Sugar said...

Great card Mary , I love circle cards ...and as you're rolling along on the bus it makes for perfect to have a round card.
I haven't been on a bus in 20 years the thought of queueing, walking and waiting around makes my head spin ..... Leave that for the kids of today Mary ...princess's likes you and I need our cars (and chauffeurs if possible !!) don't we !!? He he ;)
Hugs Susie xx

heidy said...

Such a cute card MayJ!!
XXX Heidy

wendy said...

So super cute

coops said...

so cute mary.love the shape and fun image ;D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Love that you made it circle shaped, haven't done one of those in awhile!

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