Friday, 17 April 2009

A Little Bit Of Heaven

Today, not only has the sun been shining but we have had a lovely day out in my favouritest place. Perfect.

We have been up to The Lakes, to Ambleside, which is just under 2 hours from here, so not a bad run and one we try to do as often as we can. I just love it up there, the hills, the lakes and the lovely views in every direction. It was not too busy today and the Rhododendrons were just coming into flower and there was blossom everywhere you looked, just beautiful. I took lots of photos, we had a yummy lunch and I had a lovely laze in the sun while Freya and her Dad played football in Borrans Park.

I feel too sleepy after all that fresh air to do much crafting tonight but I did finish some cards yesterday so I thought I'd show you one of those.

I have at last mastered the correct side to ink a Cuttlebug folder thanks to some tips from my blog friends and have done lots of playing about with various colours and inks. This card was made with the colorbox cats eyes browns stack. I just wiped various colours on and got quite a nice combination. It went well with the DCWV glitter stack paper which I cut into strips and used with mirricard. The flowers are from Papermania which are held together with a brad from my craft box.

Colorbox are one of my favorite inks and while browsing tonight I found a lovely blog with some wonderful candy to give away, a huge multicolour ink pad which is totally gorgeous (take a look at the piccy on my sidebar). If you love inks it is definitely worth checking out on Dorothy's blog here.


Lynne K said...

Beautiful card, Lisa. I love the colours. The photo from your day out would make a rather nice card too.

Sally H said...

Your day out sounds wonderful and the card is beautiful! My favourite place in the lakes is the top of Orrest Head (Windermere) at sunset. We went up there last summer one evening after a thunderstorm and it was such an amazing sight. Meg and I took loads of photos (thank goodness with digital cameras we can edit!!!)

Enfys said...

Great card Lisa, that inking is fun isn't it? great effect. I love Ambleside too, my BFF has a cottage there, (Just by the Golden Rule) and we go up a lot, it's one of my favourite places in the world.
En x

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous card love your brilliant detail and fabulous colours!
What a beautiful place to go to does the soul so much good!
kim x

Debbie Dolphin said...

I love it here too(ambelside).one of our favourite places is the watersedge.We spend most our weekends and summer here.