Thursday, September 27, 2012

all about cards!

Thursday already, where do the days go? And I am blogging again, that is twice this week :) Mindful of the fact that the days and weeks are flying by I was inspired by my Ally Pally visit to make some Christmas cards. I loved the new Simple Stories paper pad I bought. I also purchased some diddy little 3 x 3 cards and this is what I came up with.
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday
I then made some more from my enormous stash of Christmas paper I have - not really sure why I bought more - still I don't think you really need a reason do you?
I have also made some cute little patterned paper envelopes to match!

I then moved to 4 x 4 cards - and made more. I really enjoyed making them guess its because I haven't made cards for ages. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

getting away from it all

Well yet again it's been awhile. Mainly due to the UK finally having a bit of a summer and then me making use of these sun beds and pool in Moraira, Spain. We had a finca way up in the hills, we could just see the sea. We really did get away from it all it was gorgeous. We missed the drive that led up to the finca several times as it really didn't look like anything could get up there, but like everything once we had done it once we were fine. There was a small shop 10 minutes away so we had fresh bread and amazing pastries every day.

We spent every evening in the sweet little town of Moraira eating fabulous food and tapas. I loved this restaurant where they had adapted (added big blocks of wood) on all the tables and chairs so we could sit on a slope!!

We loved the fresh grapes and spent hours sitting here in the sun. Totally relaxing.

So now we have been back a week its back to normal. By that I mean its raining!!!

I have been a little crafty since returning and made these  
Lovely Bag!
Doug messing around with my camera bag!!
Butchers Boy
filling the freezer - now just waiting for some more
Echo Park - For the Record 2

Saturday I made an unexpected visit to Ally Pally - hopefully will be back soon to share my makes! I bought some gorgeous stamps and want to have a play!