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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Sugar Bowl # 67, Truly Scrumptious # 65, A Gem of a Challenge # 29

Finally got some crafting time. 

I have to apologise for the lack of posts and not being able to visit all your blogs over the past few weeks.  Life has just been really busy, getting the girls ready for school with uniforms, etc., doing hubby's bookwork and vat and then we went to Portugal from 22 Aug - 1 Sep. Then the girls went back to school the next day and it takes a week or two to get used to the routine again and get caught up with bookwork, etc.  Before we went on holiday Shannon got her 'AS' results and had her career appointment at school and this is now her last year. She is doing French, Spanish and English Literature for 'A' level.  She also turned 18 when we were on holidays. Seems like only yesterday she started P1.

Anyway onto my card :-

I am entering my card into three challenges :-

Sugar Bowl # 67 - Follow Sketch
Truly Scrumptious # 65 - Decorate the inside of your card
A Gem of a Challenge # 29 - Picture Inspiration

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye - Lime Twist
Woodware Flower Punches
Pearls - Mei flower
Doily - Sarah's Cards
Image - Sugar Nellie - Candy Pip
Coloured with Pro Markers - (couldn't get the colours with the distress inks and I had a packet of pro markers which I have never used, so tried them, but not sure.  Never liked colouring with felt tips, always preferred pencils and although it was quicker than inks, think I need to practice a lot more)
Sentiment - Free with magazine

Here are a couple of holiday photographs.  I only got a chance to look at these this evening too.

Went to Zoomarine on the Saturday for Shannon's birthday and then went to the Sand Fiesa, which was amazing, will show you those photos later.

This was taken at the promenade in front of our apartment,

These are our apartments.  They were really nice.  The one we stayed in belongs to a friend of ours and he only took possession at Christmas.  The only downside to the apartments was that there was no communal pool, so the girls didn't get to make friends.  Also as the resort, Olhao, isn't a commercialised resort they had limited wifi connections, so no facebook for the girls.  Eventually found out that the hotel beside us had a computer room and the girls were able to buy internet cards each evening. Problem solved.

Thanks for popping by and your comments are always very much appreciated.  I hope to get round this week to visit everyone and catch up with what is new.

P.S. Forgot to say that Hollie has set up her own blog although she hasn't had much time to craft either.  She had made a card for the Simon Says Stamp summer challenge and wanted to put it on a blog of her own rather than on mine.  Hopefully she will get another card made this weekend. http://holliescraftingblog.blogspot.com/


Fleur said...

A real pretty card Donna, Looks like you had a lovely holiday. I don't know where the time goes either.

Hugz Fleur xXx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card Donna, wonderful sweet image.

*mieke* said...

Hi there,
Nice to see you are back.. Wonderful holiday pictuers you've placed here. Your card is also a beauty! Here school did started on 5 september and I can not wait that my girl is old enough to go to school... She is two hands full of trouble..hihi! But I need to have some patience for more then one year. She turns three years on 4 December and when they begin here on primary school they are 4!
Hugs Mieke

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card and adore that image. Thank you for playing along with us at AGOAC this time. hugs J x

Wendy said...

Great card Hun cute image and colour combo thank you for joining us at truly scrumptious this week

Wendy DT TS

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna, lovely to see you back. You've certainly had a busy time lately!!! Gorgeous card to come back with; love the image, colours and the doily. xx

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card both inside and out! Thank you for joining us at The Sugar Bowl ♥

Lou said...

Hi! Great to see you Donna,one very gorgeous card and what a sweetie-lovely colours/papers too.
Your holiday sounds lovely and great photos.
hugs Lou.xx

Hollie said...

hi Donna (mummy)

lovely image beautiful papers and nice colors and the imagination you have is fab
can't wait to craft tonight .
Hollie's crafting blog

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Donna, wow your card is fab hun, love the image,

your hols piccies look fab too, glad you had a nice time, bet you missed the computer too!!! he he hugs Liz xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Donna, great to see you back hun!

You were missed! :D These summers can just fly by eh? We seem to have had a stream of F&F staying with us over the last 5 weeks, and I have felt like am running a hotel! lol.

Great sunny holiday pics, looks like you all had a fabby time. :)

I love your card - this Pips are just adorable, and I really like the combo of pink and blue, and your inside as always looks terrific too.

Have a great week,



Mina said...

I could have sworn I left you a comment on this stunner...hhhmmmm maybe Im going nuts lol...your family holiday looks fantastic and wow to your lush card...gorgeous photos Donna
Mina xxx