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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Summer fun with the crafty little Fairies - and me!! - and some photos

Hello crafty friends

Well I'm just about up to date with myself and thought I'd post my (late) DT card for 

 and just come to say a proper hello.

The theme is 

Summer Fun

 I'm sorry I haven't been around much-  you must have wondered where I was, but since I took early retirement  at the end of March my feet have barely touched the ground (well not at home anyway)

After I came back from my holiday in May and did my stint scribing for my son Tom for his uni work, I have then been doing a lot of late helping my cousin with her daughters wedding which culminated in a lovely 4 days in the Lakes District at the end of June for the wedding.  When we came home on the Sunday night my son Tom (who has cerebral palsy) had to be sorted out to go an activity holiday with his support worker to the Calvert Trust in Keilder on the Monday and I had a whole week off that week because my daughter had taken time off so I didn't have Jacob my grandson to look after either - great I thought I'll have some nice crafty time to myself - not so!! - my lovely hubby had booked us a short holiday to Corfu leaving the next morning (didn't he know I had cards to make lol!)  We had a lovely 4 days- just the two of us which we don't very often get he chance to do - got back in the early hours of last Sunday so I totally missed out last week altogether. 

Anyway - back to the card lol. Its a very large 7x10 inch card, you must be groaning and saying - not those Sheen Douglas shell stamps again - but I just love them!! - With lots of summer themed challenges around I'm going to use them to death - so sorry but I'm sure there's more to come

Here's what I did..... 

Sentiment - created in word (taken from a plaque I have in my conservatory)
Stamps - Sheena Douglas seashells
coloured with perfect pearls (another recent  addiction!)
Papers - (very ancient) K and Co no idea what theyre called
Card - Bazzill basics
pearls from my stash
Hessian ribbon - do crafts
palm tree die - MFT dienamics
fishtail flag die also dienamics

Here's a quick catch up of what I've been up to recently - in photos.....

dinner by the pool in Corfu - a great little hotel 
my new conservatory furniture that arrived yesterday - love it!!
we're trying for Florida beach house style
to fit in with this challenge lol

the wedding outfit
(complete with those shoes - if you saw them a couple of posts back)

the lovely view from our room on lake Derwentwater - a little piece of heaven

Well I think that's about it for now - I'll be round to visit and catch up soon

Challenges I'm entering with this card 

Live & Love craft - under the sea (31st July)
Natalie and Amys - Summertime  (31st July)
Crafting musketeers - summertime  (31st July)
Bunny Zoes - layers  (13th July)
Eureka stamps - vacation (13th July)
Incy Wincy - Summertime activities (13th July)


Judith xx


Hazel (Didos) said...

Love this card and ohhh loving the piccys, those shoes look ace totally matching!!! Im sure you have cheated somewhere and taken prematurely early retirement as you no was look old enough to be retired, Love Hazelxx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Judith, I love the design and fabulous sentiment.
My goodness, you certainly have been busy! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.
hugs Sue xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Judith and thanks for sharing your fabulous pics...Love your new conservatory furniture, gorgeous colours and design and your wedding outfit and shoes looks gorgeous too!
So pleased you and hubby had a lovely time in Corfu.
Wendy Xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Judith, I like the shells and the colours, lovely photo' I hope you had a great time.
Kevin xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is just gorgeous Judith, I love the pretty paper and those beautiful shells and palm trees. Anet x

Taunya Butler said...

Super fabulous card - It made me feel as if I was at the beach and at the size that it is it could be a work of art!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Your card creation is awesome Judith. Glad you are enjoying life to the full. What a lovely hubby you have doing a surprise treat like that. He looks gorgeous to the eye too. Lol!!! Lovely photo's of the pair of you.


Vicky said...

OOOh your conservatory looks gorgeous sweetie, love the colour. Before I changed mine into a craft room I had mine in the same colour it was so relaxing & I felt it added to bring the outside in, if you know what I mean. Your cushions are gorgeous. Sweets if you are thinking of a new machine the one hubster got me is brilliant & although its computerised its really easy. I've not done much on it yet but the basics are still easy lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, & great design. Thanks for joining us this week for our vacation challenge.
Karal DT for EurekaStamps

Fran said...

Fab project , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xx

Sandra Mathis said...

Lovely card; the palmtrees are so cute. Thanks for linking up to LLC's By the Sea challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts