Sunday, 29 July 2012

Back from Sunny Spain

I'm back home after a couple of wonderful weeks in sunny Spain with my two Grandsons.  I hesitate to call it a holiday with a 14 year old (who's already 6'4") and an 8 year old (going on 38 !)  but Hubby and I did have a fabulous time.  It was so good to feel some sun on my skin and we all spent a lot of time swimming and walking in the fresh air and, of course, I ate far too much wonderful food !

I'll share a few piccies once I've downloaded them from my camera, but I just wanted to post something up today particularly to thank all my Followers for continuing to visit and leave me lovely comments whilst I've been MIA and also to welcome my new Followers, who signed up during my absence - thank you so much for honouring me and my crafting journey by following my Blog.

Just before I left to go on vacation I made this small batch of cards using the 'direct to paper' technique I love using at the moment, this time with another new TH Distress Ink called 'Mown Lawn' - it's one of the Summer Limited Edition colours and it's a great shade of green. 

I was busy putting together a few items to send to some SMASH* Book pen pals and thought that I'd put in a handmade gift card rather than just scribble a note on a Post-It - yeah.. I know... I should have been concentrating on the packing, but as you know, I am a totally addicted Crafter and once the idea popped into my head, I just had to sit down and make the cards.  The CAS/DtP style is just perfect when you need a card in a hurry.  I used a stamp from an Inkadinkado set to overstamp the design in black ink.

It seems an age since I was able to do any crafting and I didn't even take some knitting with me this trip as I just knew I would have my hands full looking after the boys.  I've started a couple of SMASH* pages since I got home and finished off a card I'll be sharing with you here on thursday as it's my DT project for the next Cute Card Thursday challenge, so I'm feeling a little less craft starved now !

I'm off now to try and catch up on all the posts my online crafting pals have been Blogging in my absence.   Have a great day.


Kathyk said...

Missed ya matey, welcome back. Loving the DTP method you're using with the fabulous distress inks and the new limited edition mown lawn is no exception - looking forward to seeing the other two in the set soon


Linda said...

Welcome home Wynneth so glad you have had an enjoyable holiday. We even enjoyed some sunshine while you were away too!

Loving your dtp cards.

Catch up with you soon. x

clare said...

glad your had a good time. fab cards too. x

Debs M said...

So glad you had a great time, loving these cas cards and the technique! Great stamp too x

Cherry said...

Welcome home Wynneth and Tom. Glad you had a fab time. Gorgeous cards as always. Happy home settling. Looking forward to seeing your pics. Hugs Cherry XXX

sallysbitz said...

Glad to hear you had a fab holiday x

Nice cards. Simple but effective x

hugs sally x