Sunday, 26 June 2011

What a fantastic day, the sun is actually shining after a misty start. Went for a lovely bike ride, Hayling over to Eastney on the ferry and then along Southsea seafront and back to Hayling. Wish I'd remembered the camera!!

I've had these Sizzix paper doll faces for ages and never used them plus the sentiment stamp. Then I realised how well they go together :)


Materials used - A6 card blank, Blue and white card stock, Sizzix Paper Doll stamps, Versamagic green chalk ink, Clear embossing powder and Ribbon.

Tweet Love

Monday, 20 June 2011

Fed up with the rain already, when will summer arrive?? I made this card for my sisters Wedding Anniversary using those freebie Pink Petticoat stamps again.

Happy Anniversary
Materials used - White square blank, Pink Petticoat stamps, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness papers, Woodware Sentiments clear stamps, Heart punch, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Glitter and Ribbon.

Cute - maybe not the Lizard!

Friday, 17 June 2011

I haven't got back into my card making stride yet, so here's a couple of pics of some friends we met on holiday.

Malleyrand June 2011 (51) Calf

Malleyrand June 2011 (85) Lizard

Fantastic Holiday

Thursday, 16 June 2011

We had a fantastic holiday, cycled all over the place, lovely walks and the weather was fab too. We don't normally have any mishaps on holiday, but I managed to take a single duvet cover instead of a double!! Then tried to undo a lock with the wrong key which jammed tight, thankfully Roger managed to get it out, but not until after I'd managed to ask the neighbour in my limited French for the spare one. Then the battery on the car died - 160€. Plus on the way home, we decided to go cross-country, got stuck behind tractors and lorries, so to make up time, Roger put his foot down, we got stopped by a very jolly policeman - 90€ on the spot fine!!

Here are a few of pics of some of the things saw and got up to.

Malleyrand June 2011 (76)

I can't get away from the washing, even when I'm on holiday. Using the Lavoir at Massignac (for those not familiar with French, it's not a toilet, but where the villagers used to do their washing) .

Malleyrand June 2011 (15)

View from the Resistance Memorial across to Chasseneuil and beyond.

Malleyrand June 2011 (70) Me and Rog

Enjoying a picnic at the Lacs de Haute Charente

Flip Flops

Friday, 10 June 2011

Ask my hubby how many pairs of flip flips I have and he'll say - far too many!! I just love em. As soon as the sun comes out, they are on my feet. Hubby says, he knows summer has arrived, when he hears the sound of my flip flops. I made this card last year, but never posted it. As I'm currently on holiday in France, it seemed the right time to pop it on my blog.

Flip Flops

Materials used - made so long ago I can't remember all the bits I've used :)

Blue Skies

Monday, 6 June 2011

Went on another cycle ride to West Wittering on Friday (before the weather changed!!), beautiful sunshine but so windy again. When we got there, the cars were queuing out onto the main road to get into the car park. It was fun just to cycle past everyone and straight onto the beach. One place I've never walked around was East Head.  It was so peaceful and away from the crowds. We managed to cycle part of the way and then the tyres started sinking in the sand. Time to get off and walk, I thought. I'm amazed the photos are not blurred considering how windy it was.

West Wittering
West Wittering (2)



Less is More - Monochrome

Sunday, 5 June 2011

The lovely weather has disappeared, how can it change so quick. One minute a BBQ outdoors and the next a roast!!. I hope this counts as one of the browns is a bit light. Won't be able to join in next week, as I'm on my hols.


Materials used - Square white card blank, White card stock, Martha Stewart Clear pattern stamp, Woodware Tiny Phrases stamp, Assorted brown inks, Brown gel pen, 1/4" circle punch, Button and Twine.


Saturday, 4 June 2011

Nice and easy mans card from me today.

I'm off to France for a week on Tuesday for a cycling holiday with my lovely hubby. We are staying lovely area of the Charente at my hubbys cousins place. No internet there,so I'll try and get some posts done before I go. Fingers crossed the weather will be good as cycling in soggy shorts isn't good!!


Materials used - A6 white card blank, Brown cardstock, Papers (can't remember who's), Kaisercraft sentiment stamp, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Fiskars Postage Stamp border punch, Buttons and Twine.