Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Christmas Cards - Made a Start!

I was waiting for some new stash to arrive before starting this years Christmas cards. However, last night I desided to dig out all my currtent Christmas stash to see what I had. Once it was all out, I just had to have a play and made two cards.

The first Christmas card I've made for 2008 was done using bits left over from last years Basic Grey Figgy Pudding card kit, Stampin Up card stock, Stampin Up Made From Scratch Snowflake stamp, clear embossing powder, Basic Grey Santa Baby clear stamps, Basic Grey Winterland stamps, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo inks, Blade Rubber Merry Christmas sentiment stamp and clear icicle glitter.

The second was done using Ranger metallic paint dabbers in gold and coppers, Ranger alcohol inks in red pepper, lettuce and gold, Stampers Anonymous Partridge in a Pear tree stamp and black Stazon ink. Background was done using textured card stocked embossed with Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder then sanded and highlighted with Ranger gold paint dabber. The background paper is from Crafty Individual's Christmas Background book 2. Ribbon and buttons were added to finish it off.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Hedgehog Birthday Card

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything on my blog. I've been sick again and not up to doing any crafting. I'm starting to feel better now and I'm trying to get my head around starting some Christmas cards, but in the mean time here is a card I've done for a friends Birthday.

I used ISMAKI challenge #36 for the layout of this card. The card itself was done using Penny Black "A gift for you" stamped image from a swap with Valentines Cards. The image was painted with Twinkling H2Os. The pattered papers used are from the Basic Grey Infuse range and the card stocked used was Basic Grey Blush Delish. Also used were Basic Grey Sultry element stickers and Making Memories Note Worthy felt flowers held together with a brad. The title was done with Hero Arts Tiny Dot Letter stamps and Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Better Late Then Never

As promised I'm finally getting around to blogging about our Anniversay in Cornwall. So here it is.....

We were trying to deside what to do for our Anniversay while we were in Cornwall. We first thought about going to Jamie Oliver's restaurnt in Watergate Bay, but when ever we drove by there was no were to park, so we never stopped to look in. So then we desided to go to Newquay Headlands Hotel for an evening meal. A few days before we drove over to book a table. While there we desided to take a look at room rates just to see how exporberate they really were. While debating about staying for the night, the receptionest said she could show us a couple of rooms what were available for the night. She showed us two rooms, one with a view of the golf course and one with a sea view. Then she gave us an offer that we just couldn't refuse. She said that because it was our anniversary, we could have the more expensive sea view room for the cheaper now view room.
So we took her up on her offer and book a room for the night as well.

On the morning of our anniversary we desided to go out for breakfast and headed down to the local shop in Magawn Porth in the old convertated garage. We ordered bacon and brie bagettes and cappuccino and took them to eat on the beach. It was a lovely morning and the sun was shining. We enjoyed watching all the different people walking thier dogs on the beach and a horse too.

After breakfast I remembered that I didn't check what the beding was at the hotel. So I gave them a call and they confirmed that all their bedding is feather. We told them of my allergies and they ensured that the bedding will be changed. We then heading into Newquay and spent the early afternoon walking around and enjoying the sunshine. Then found a cafe and had coffee before heading down to the hotel. We checked in and the receptionist remember us and wished us a Happy Anniversary. She took us up to the room to check it with us. When we arrived the big bed that was in the room when we first looked at it wasn't there, but instead two sperate beds with a table inbetween. The receptionist apploigied to us and had housekeeping to come up right away and "zip" the beds together. We then spent the afternoon relaxing enjoying the view and our centry seagule on the windowcile . We had a nice long swim in the heated pool and were going to use the hot tub, only it wasn't very hot. So I spent some time in the sauna while Peter did a few more laps in the pool.

We then got ready for dinner and headed down to the dinning room. Were we enjoyed an amazing meal. We started with roast belly of pork on celeric mash with port reduction. Then Peter had a steak and I had chichen with mushroom sauce served with green beans and sugar snap peas. Then we finished dinner off with a shared chocolate fondue for two and we fed chocolate covered stawberries to each other. It was really the perfect ending to a very nice romanic day together. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY