After a bit of a lay-in on Saturday morning, we decided to get up and get out. It was another beautiful day of sunshine and blue skies. Not a cloud was to be seen. We had one errand that we had to do first. That was to go to the postal sorting office and pick up a couple of packaged that were delivered this week. We thought that while we were there that we would go to the restaurant beside it for some brunch. However, when we got there the restaurant still had it shutters down. We thought maybe they open later and went to check their opening hours. Only to find an eviction notice on the door. So instead we went across the road to what looks like a very small cafe with a few chairs outside. Looks can be very deceiving, because as you walk into the cafe and pass the counter/ grill, you go down a few steps. Then you walk along a hallway which has about 4 other rooms off it which you can sit in all done up nice and cozy. We carried on down the hallway and found another room at the end off of which is a conservatory room. Then off of that is another door leading outside to a patio area. We decided to sit out on the patio and found a nice table in the shade, next to some lavender. It must the be the spot to go to after the post office, because we saw lots of other people come in with packages and others we recognized from the post office queue. We ordered our breakfast and Peter nipped out and got a paper to do the crossword. We spent a nice lazy morning enjoying the peaceful soundings and each others company. Just after mid-day we decided to head back home as we were no longer in the shade at our table, the sun was getting hotter and we had been there already for a couple of hours.
Sunday, 31 May 2009
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Well another year has come and gone. Which means on Monday it's my Birthday. This year it's a BIG one. The big 40! I can't say that I've been very excited about my birthday this year. I didn't know what to do to celebrate it either. Then on Friday night I came up with an idea. For the next four days we'd go out for a meal each day, one for each decade of my life. Last night I decided to try the local Tapas bar called "Tapastry". We were seated and ordered a pitcher of Sangria and was left to peruse the menu. We ended up choose meatballs in tomato sauce, chorizo in honey, tortilla and egg white baby bell peppers. The evening was a nice lazy evening people watching and seeing the sun down. We were still a bit hungry so we also order the Tapastry Meze which was two different cold meats, fete cheese, olives, houmus and a few more bell peppers. We finished the evening we me trying my first Mojito and Peter had a Baileys latte. After two and a half hours, we walked hand in hand back home.
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Another card this week for another belated Birthday. This time I've based my card on this weeks CPS sketch 116 . I used a Penny Black hedgehog stamp and coloured it in with ProMarkers. I also used Banana Frog Greenwich Park stamps, again coloured in with Promarkers. The papers are scraps of left over papers from My Minds Eye and K&Co. I also used Hero Arts alphabet stamps, Nick Bantock inks, DCWV ribbon and buttons.
Saturday, 16 May 2009
I made this card while I was on holiday in Cornwall. It's for a friends belated birthday. I took my Letraset Promarkers with me on holiday to practice using them. I was very happy with the results on this Magnolia stamp, that I decided to make it into a card. The basic lay out was based on an example in the latest issue of Stamp Crafter magazine. I used My Minds Eye Bella Bella Bellezo paper, MME Wild Asparagus die cut, organza, ribbon, alphabet stamps, Prima Artful Collage flowers, Prima Daisy Crazy Mackenzie flowers and a brad.
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Greetings from Cornwall! We are on holiday and I just couldn't have had a week away from my crafts, so have brought my laptop with me and done a digi layout. The photo is of a drink we tried while on Rock called 12" of pleasure. Which is a hot chocolate with mini marshmellows, whipped cream, two chocolate flakes, a huge meringue and topped off with even more whipped creams. Pure indulgence! Pure Pleasure! The LO was done using free digi kits downloaded from Shabby Princess. I used a mixtures of Happy Go Lucky, Delight and Sun Pourch. Well back to our hoilday, keep a look out for more entries when we get back about our time away.
Friday, 1 May 2009
This weeks challenge on UKS for the Scrap Like You Mean it, was to scrap the outdoors. So I did this LO of us at Dulwich Park in 2006. The papers used are from the Basic Grey Mellow range, and I also used Basic Grey rub-ons, buttons and letters. I also used some ribbon and did the journaling on the computer.