Friday, 16 January 2009

New Year, New Start

Well..... it has been a long time since I have updated my blog. Lots of things have been happening like my holiday in Florida, cruise to the Bahamas, illness & Christmas, but i am hoping this year to complete this regularly and make some cards to show on here.

The holiday was great although Florida was having a bit of a weather problem and the temperature was a good 10 - 15 degrees lower than it normally is but we still had fun. We had a cruise down to the Bahamas which was lovely. The weather was beautiful. We stopped at the Bahamas - Nassau which is a lovely town and very colourful. The next day we sailed to Coco Cay, which is Royal Carribeans own desert island.

It was just that too. It was just as a desert Island should be. The third day we visited Key West which was a lovely place. Not much there but it does have the southern most point of the USA. Also home to Hemmingway.
During the cruise we had a formal evening where everyone os asked to dress up. This was the first time I have seen my hubby dressed in a tux. He did look very handsome.
Coming back from the hols was hard as it normall has been and very busy at work. I didn't even make nay cards for Christmas although I did have some from last year. I was also ill over christmas and new year with this dreaded flu/chest/cough viral infection thing. Still have a slight cough now but feeling heaps better then I did.
I have decided to start making some cards this year. To start with here is my first one.
The image was a stamp from my friend Pam ( She came over to my place for a bit of crafting and we did some stamping. Something I am still learning. I stamped the image onto card and then stamped it onto patterned paper, then decoupaged the paper on the stamped image. (This was a technique that we learnt from a class at the Craft Barn.). I then cut the card and rounded the edges. I coloured the edges with a marvey le plume pen and mounted it onto some blue card. I used a 5in x 7in white pearlescent card with the edge cuttlebugged with the new edging embossing folders, This one was swiss dots. Finished off with some peel offs and sticky ribbon.
It's for my friends birthday so I hope she likes it.

Ok well thats it for my first post and hopefully another one will follow soon.
Thanks for reading

1 comment:

  1. Was beginning to think you'd given up blogging - LOL!! Good to see you back and with such great pics. Love the way you've finished the card ....