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Thursday 31 August 2017

Bookmark Competition at Papermill

This post went wrong the other day so I am trying again hopefully it will go right this time.
There is a bookmark competition at the moment with Papermill here is a link for you if you wish to enter
This is my bookmark based on the book I am reading at the moment call The Gypsy Madonna by Santa Montafiore.  Its a good book and is set in France.  Based at a hotel just out the village, the little boy is telling the story and why he does not speak.  A male guest arrives and has all the women at the hotel in a spin, guests and staff.  He likes to play his guitar by the stream or in the garden.   I wont say anymore as I do not want to spill the book for you,
I used blue card stock to represent the sky and cut into an oval shape,  the image is from Joanna Sheens CD The Pamela West collection,  I matted it onto darker blue card, and then onto silver card, corners rounded by a punch,  green flourish sprays die cut and placed the silver guitar on the bookmark, and finished off with a ribbon bow and matching ribbon tie.

Sunday 27 August 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Let's hear it for the boys

Time for another challenge on the CD Sunday Challenge blog this time it is Pamela's choice and she choose Lets hear it for the boys.
For this challenge I thought of using the My craft Studio Elite CD All about the boys,   its a new CD and this is the first card I have made from it.
I used the image and the backing paper that went with it,   added I die cut spray of Ivy and some peel off wellington boots and a flower pot along with the words "Potty about plants"
Men's cards are hard enough to make and I wanted something simple for a change.  I hope you like it.
I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.  Here is a link to CD Sunday Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend


Tuesday 15 August 2017

Happy Anniversary Vernon

Today is our 15th Wedding Anniversary,  time has just flown by,  cant believe its 15 years.
I made this card using an embossing folder, you may have remembered on the pinterest challenge I did four cards using this versatile folder well here's another one.
I used red miri card to emboss on and the spray is red feathers, white die cut leaves,  white ribbon which hang two die cut heats,  they are not showing up in the picture very well each has a number on them,  and red silk roses.
While I was making this card he walked into the craft room,  a quick cover up was required hopefully he did not see anything before I gave him the card today.  Its great we are retired but there are times when you just need a bit of time to do anything you don't want them to see,  if you know what I mean.
This card has been a very difficult card to photo so I hope its come out OK.
Have a great day,

Sunday 13 August 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Past times

Another fortnight has gone by and time for another challenge on the CD Sunday Challenge blog,  this time the choice is Jane's and her choice is Past times.
I chose for this challenge Art Deco,  from the CD Art Deco - Timeless keepsakes card creations,  this is one of my favorite CD's.  I used the image and matching backing paper for the card,  matted the images on silver card and used a piece of lace across the card.  I finished off the card with Art Deco peel offs.
I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.  Here is a link to CD Sunday Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Tenerife - Best Jacaranda Hotel

This is pictures of our holiday in Tenerife in June,  Yes a bit late but better late than never,
We stayed at the Best Jacaranda Hotel,   I must say this was a lovely hotel and we are planning to go back again,
At the top is the enterence to the hotel
The following pictures are the swimming pools area on the ground floor,  there are five swimming pools, two for the kids,  the first picture is the pool bar which is under the waterfall.   I took the pictures from the lift which goes up to the 5th level

The waterfall is on the right of the picture,
There are two more swimming pools on the 5th level with more sun beds and a pool bar with a moat around from the moat the water goes down the waterfall.

This is a picture of the waterfall and below the lifts which go up to the 5th level.

The view from our room,  overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

These pictures are my cocktails which I had over the seven nights,
in the piano bar.

This one had a decoration of banana and apple.  Bananas are grown on Tenerife

The decorations are lemon peel twisted in all directions

This one had an apple made into a dice,  with the dots marked on it,  not sure how they did that one,

The rose was given to the ladies as they went into the restaurant on the last night, I brought mine home and put it in water,  it lasted seven days,  and had a lovely perfume.

Well thats the hotel,  watch out for another post about Tenerife to come soon.


Tuesday 1 August 2017

Facebook Tat Along by Alenalea

Another day of sunshine and heavy showers,
This is a tat along by Alenalea tatting on Facebook,  it's a lovely pattern to tat and this is round 6, tomorrow Wednesday the final part will be added to her Facebook page.
I am using Lizbeth white and Grape Pizzaz no 20 thread.
I wont be around to get the next part until the weekend, so by then Fox will be finished.
Have a lovely week, me I am having the 2nd injection in my eye.