Monday, 31 May 2010

Kristina Werner's Readers' Choice Colour Inspiration No 2

Happy Bank Holiday!  Hope you have enjoyed your day despite the cooler weather.  I was up early to go to a car boot sale with my Mum; we managed to get rid of quite a few "unloved" items - books, jewellery, kitchenware, etc - as well as selling some of my unused crafty stash.  The car boot is hosted by the church near my Mum's house and they only hold it on Bank Holidays.  It is quite small but the people are friendly and I usually end up seeing some friends there.  In the church hall they have refreshments, so once we have set up our stall we treat ourselves to a bacon butty each for getting up so early on a bank holiday Monday!  Then later on we have a piece of homemade cake.  No wonder we don't make as much money as we would like - we keep spending (or should that be eating?) the profits LOL!!

This is my card for the colour challenge that is on at Kristina Werner's blog - just about managed to get it in on time!

I knew from the moment I saw the paper in my Basic Grey Wisteria paper pad that I wanted to use that for this challenge, the hardest part was getting a bit of celery green into the card but I finally managed it with the brad - it is green honest!

Card Recipe
Stamp: SU Sincere Salutations
Cardstock/Paper: SU Bordering Blue, SU Whisper White, Basic Grey Wisteria, yellow card from stash (it's actually recycled from Liz Earle packaging)
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening
Tools/Accessories: Corner Chomper, Martha Stewart punch, Carl daisy punch, SU scallop edge punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, PTI Enchanted Evening Ribbon, Papermania green pearl brad, Stickles yellow

A la prochaine!



Friday, 28 May 2010

AWOL and SU Bird Punch

Bonjour (although ¡Hola! might be more appropriate)!

I guess you thought I must have been missing in action! Well I suppose I have been in a way. It has been manic at work with all the interviews for the job I mentioned in my last post plus I have been on holiday to Port de Pollença in Northern Mallorca at my favourite hotel for a week with my Mum. It was totally relaxing - until I got back to work (LOL)! Here is a view from our hotel balcony at 8am one morning.
Just looking at this view soothes me! The staff at the hotel are so friendly and helpful - particularly on Reception where Francisco (the Head of the team) makes me practice my Spanish and Emilio jokes with the guests. I have been going to this hotel nearly every year since 2003 - this is from someone who could never understand how some people keep going to the same place year after year! I must confess I do still like to go somewhere new each year, but I just have to go back here once a year to get my "fix" (oh and of course not forgetting my annual Christmas shopping trip to Paris!!)

Anyway, on to a card as this is what this blog is supposed to be about. This is a variation on a theme that I pulled together from ideas taken from other blogs. This card features the fabulous Stampin Up two step bird punch which has been released in the UK Stampin Up Occasions mini catalogue.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Penny Black Happy Birthday
Cardstock/Paper: PTI Kraft, SU Designer Series Sweet Pea
Ink: Brilliance Chocolate
Tools/Accessories: SU Circle Punch, SU Scallop Circle Punch, SU 2 Step Bird Punch, SU Sweet Pea Felt, Ribbon from stash, Stickles, SU Dimensionals

Hope you have been enjoying the recent fabulous weather here in the UK - even better than it was in Mallorca some days!

Amitiés (or perhaps I should "saludos" in line with the slightly Spanish theme of this post?!)



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