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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tour de Craft 2016!

Yesterday the 103rd edition of the Tour de France got underway with beautiful Mont Saint Michel and the Normandy coast as the backdrop. I've been a big fan (fanatic?) of the Tour for many years now, and every summer it inspires me to bust out my many, many bicycle stamps and get creative! I suppose I officially "collect" bicycle stamps, I can never resist them!

For my first card of this summer's Tour de Craft, I inked up the fun bicycle in the Hero Arts set Hipster at Heart. The word "epic" is also from the same set - rather fitting for the most epic bike race in the world! I pulled out my favorite road washi tape from my stash, and also spelled out "vive le tour" in stickers. The large heart is a leftover from what I created with the June My Monthly Hero kit.

Yesterday I subjected my family to my Tour de France craziness. We had a delicious European-style charcuterie board for lunch and I spent most of the day hiding in my craft room watching cycling.

It was a long day of cycling watching cycling, but my efforts were so worth it - one of my favorites, Mark Cavendish, won the stage (something he's done many many times) but since it was the first stage, he earned his first yellow jersey.

(Photos from Official Mark Cavendish Facebook page)

He has a look of pure joy, doesn't he? From now on when I'm really super happy and excited, I'll be as giddy as a Cavendish in yellow.

Vive le Tour!


  1. A Cavendish in yellow sounds like a bird! I like it! Cute card too!

  2. Cute card & fun descriptions of cycling especially your new saying. Your lunch looks fab!

  3. Cute card & fun descriptions of cycling especially your new saying. Your lunch looks fab!

  4. What a delightful post Libby! Super cool card you've created for this very special event! And your charcuterie board looks wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh Libby - so glad that you always blog about the tour. I love your wonderful cards during this time. I have seen your photos on IG, and thought I may have missed your post.

  6. I have been waiting for Libby's TDF!!!


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