Monday, 1 June 2009

SUMMER is well and truly here!!

Gordon Bennett we have summer!!! and I have been soaking every single ray gratefully those last few days. So much has been happening since I last blogged, caught up on lots of jobs all my baskets and tubs are planted and in situ ready to reward me with tons of colour, providing I keep watering and feeding them ( what a job that is).
It was my good friends Julie 40Th Birthday last Friday so on Saturday myself and another 2 friends of Julies have clubbed together and treat her to a day at a gorgeous and decadently decorated SPA, Oulton Hall. The plan was for us all to be there on the day but unfortunately the other two girlies couldn't make it so it was me and Jules. We had the most amazing treatments and the relaxation room was FAB, in fact the whole day was a very very pleasant one, an experience we will repeat for sure. Then out for a fabulous Italian meal on the Sat. night, truly a fabulous day and we ( me and hubs) always enjoy our friendly get togethers. Here s the card I have made for Julie

Soft Summer stamp set and a combo that looks like the Neapolitan ice cream. So Saffron, Pretty in pink, Certainly Celery and Choc chip. Used some nesties( not sure what labels they are) and a CB embossing folder out of all of them this is my absolute fave.

Yesterday another challenge was launched over at Stamp With Us, and this time is a sketch if you like sketches why don't you play along? Here s my sample

I took the sketch literally and I have used various scraps of coordinating designer paper and punched out various sizes circles, scrunched them up and secured them together with a brad. Is a fun card and I love how it turned out. Regal Rose card base and Old Olive card stock layer, Striped so saffron grosgrain ribbon, Spring Solitude stamp set. Why don't you pop over and check out what the other lovely DT members have come up with, there are some fabulous examples on the blog.

Normal service is resumed hopefully so i will see you again very soon. Hugs M xx

Oh by the way today I caught up on 2 weeks ironing while catching a sun tan at the same time.

Hee hee please tell me I am not the only one that does this. xxx
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  1. You are so funny Monica.
    I now iron things each day as I need them (I once ironed everything all at once) but I do like the idea of enjoying the sunshine while ironing.
    This definitely could be a new trend.
    This is why I enjoy reading your blog are so creative!!

  2. Iron?? what's that then? I bought one of them board-y things yesterday because I was told to, but wasn't sure whether it was a state-of-the-art surfboard or summat with special holdy-on handles.. haha..

    Great card, and lovely to know that you had a great weekend. x

  3. It sounds like you girls had a fabulous time at the spa - good for you. I can't comment on the ironing I'm afraid as I haven't done any ironing for years! I decided it was a pointless job and then told my hubby to get non-iron shirts! Bet it made it alot more enjoyable for you though soaking up the sun while you did it - didn't the sun reflecting off the white shirts blind you though? xx

  4. What a decandent place to do your ironing - very exotic lol, so much better than my front bedroom ha!

    I absoloutely love your ice cream card, epeically the flowers and stem - love the colouring technique on them.

    Thanks for the chuckle & inspiration x

  5. Gorgeous cards!

    The weather has been lovely, but I've been stuck inside on the computer most of the time...

    Ironing outside - now that is a great idea! I have a pile to do...hmmm!

  6. Monica your are my fav lady your blog is fab!Iron I have one but never use it (I am so bad!) Unles we are off to church or on a night out!

    That sounds like a great idea for a fortyeth BD it's mine in July tell Natalie for me lol (joking)

    I have enjoyed entering the SWU Challenge the sun has got to me too! How can I not love the sun with a name like Dawn.

    Loving the cards as usual your a star

    Love Dawn xx

  7. Hello Monica, the ironig made me smile, because I am the same. Somer came to London too :)))
    and of course I like your cards as always.

  8. Fabulous creations Monica, love the flowers. Beautiful. i just buy clothes for the family now that don't need ironed lol more time to stamp then :)

  9. Ironing what that! hee hee - I am too busy reading my cook book !

  10. Oh Monica, I wish I had the inspiration to do the ironing all at once, ideally I would love to, but fear I may be there ironing for about 2 weeks!

    Your cards are beautiful!

    Vicki x

  11. Such beautiful projects on your blog. So pretty. Kim

  12. I hate ironing with a passion and so as soon as there is a ray of sunshine I am out with the board.Although I did get badly sunburnt whilst out the other Sunday so may need to invest in some suncream for next time..whenever that may be.LOL!!!
    Hugs SamXX


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