Sunday, 30 August 2009

Last few Photos!

I meant to show you all the photos in one go yesterday but we had both our Mums for tea last night and they arrived half way through my typing so I had to break off.

So, I'll finish them off today and then it'll be crafting from now on, I promise.

The first one is the view from our hotel window. We didn't have a balcony but our windows opened wide and we had a beautiful view, much better than a lot of people who had paid extra for a balcony so we were very lucky.

This lovely animal is a Marmot and they are wild and live high up in the mountains. On our Glossglockner trip Freya counted 19 and if you were quiet they came very close. They look really cuddly.

Of course, I had to find some flowers and this was someone's garden high above the lake. I just wish I could grow a Brugmansia as good at this one. I just get leaves and no flowers. How they manage to keep them through the winter is a complete mystery. It must be taken indoors but I would think it would have to have a room to itself, it was huge!!!!

Half way up Krimml waterfalls, the highest in Europe. Another hard climb but well worth it, the views were stunning and the spray kept you nice and cool on a very hot day.

The mountains appearing out of the clouds. It was amazing being higher than the clouds and standing on the ground.

And last but not least one of our afternoon cakes. The hotel provided afternoon cake everyday and they were always different and always delicious. The interesting thing was that none of them were sweet so you didn't feel they were too naughty!!!!

Thank you for visiting and being patient and for your lovely comments as always .

I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend and the weather is better than it is here-Guess what it's raining again. Oh Well, more crafting time.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

More Holiday Photos

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, I've missed you all too. I think I've nearly caught up with all my blog reading now. You've all been so busy during the past two weeks and I've really enjoyed catching up with what you've been making. It has certainly got my creative juices flowing again.

Despite the rain and wind I've nearly done all the washing and ironing and today had a lovely trip to my favourite craft shop coming out armed with lots of lovely new goodies ( I think that New Years resolution about not buying new stash this year has slipped a bit today-oh dear) but as yet I don't have anything new to show you.

So, encouraged by several comments, I thought I'd show you some more holiday photos, but just a few, I don't want to bore you to death.

The first two are of the beautiful flowers and paintings that decorate the houses, they are just stunning.

This is of Zell am See, where we were staying and the lake from half way up a mountain. We had used a cable car!!!!

And the last one is of the Grossglockner pass which goes up to the highest mountain in Austria. Quite an experience seeing the fast cars racing each other, although we had to take it very steady in a coach.

I've got to go and make tea now so will come back tomorrow and show you a few more.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Back From Holidays

Hello out there in Blogland, did you think I'd deserted you.

We got back yesterday from two fantastic weeks in Austria. What a beautiful country with such friendly people and wonderful warm sunny weather. A perfect holiday in every way.

I'm not going to bore you with a holiday diary but if you are ever fed up with a beach holiday then this is the place to go, you certainly won't be bored. We could easily have filled another two weeks, although I think we would have needed two seats each on the plane after all the delicious food and cakes. Warm apple strudel at the top of a mountain in the sunshine,bliss.

We now want to go back and see it again in the snow!!! Time will tell if we make it.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments while I've been away, they are very much appreciated.

Well it's back to the mountain of washing and sorting out so I'll leave you with a photo of another kind of mountain and our beautiful lake.

I've got lots of photos to scrap so will be back very soon.

Thank you again for your patience, I have lots of blog reading to do to catch up with all I've missed.

Thank you for visiting.


Saturday, 8 August 2009

Summer Days

I have not been a good blogger this week. I've been fighting with Google. For some reason it wouldn't let me access anything on blogland yesterday but thankfully seems ok today so I'm going to get this post done quickly in case it changes it's mind.

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. It seems like summer has come back again for the time being, lets hope it lasts.

Because it's been so nice I thought I'd show you a couple of cards I made playing with my favourite Elusive Designs Wildflower stamps that feel really summery. This set of stamps are the ones I reach for the most and are so versatile, I just love them.

These were simple cards. I just used two stamps and some coordinating chalk inks to create a scene and then matted them onto plain card and added a silver peel off edging. I shall add a greeting later when I know who I'm going to send them too. I shall definitely be making these again in different colours.

Thank you so much for looking.

Monday, 3 August 2009


We've had a lovely sunny couple of days here, after a wet wet Saturday so it's been nice to get back in the garden although I have a real slug problem this year. All my seed grown Cosmos and Dahlias have been eaten to stalks so the colour that should be in the border now is sadly lacking. I will have to have a rethink for next year, but that is gardening for you, nothing stands still and there is always something to do.

We are on countdown for our Holidays now. I am not a clever blogger and don't yet know how to schedule posts to appear when I am not here, note to self to learn this for next time, so when my blog goes quiet, you will know what has happened.

I thought I would should you a card I made last week experimenting with moonglow mica powder. I saw Dawn Bibby do this technique on QVC recently and wanted to give it a go.

Versmark was applied to the whole piece of dark card and the powder randomly applied and then my stamp, Autumn Leaves Fine and Dandy again, was inked with versamark and stamped onto the powder removing it to create a negative.

The background card was stamped with the same image and pigment powder was applied to cuttlebugged embossed card and I used this for the strip at each side. The words were from Elusive Images.

Thank you for visiting.