Sunday, 19 July 2009

A lazy Sunday afternoon....

... I am having!! Hello are you chilling too? the weather is not that good in Yorkshire today, we had some showers earlier but it stopped now and I am lounging about. I love lazy Sunday's is not that often that we get them so is really nice, been shopping this morning (didn't make it yesterday as we ended up visiting) we had a lovely lunch overlooking the Hull Estuary then back home and now I've decided to blog.
Is Sunday and it means that a new challenge has been posted over at SWUS. I struggled with this one a bit but I suppose that s why is called a challenge. This was the inspiration photo, lovely beach scene, oh how I wish I was there. I really had a hard time deciding what set to use how to arrange my colours so in the end I choose a pretty basic layout and pulled out the yummy Tart and Tangy. I have made some strawberry jam recently and a few jars will go to my SIL when we visit next. I thought it would be a good idea to make a matching card. I have made the glass bowl from a piece of vellum that I have embossed using the bubble CB folder, then I simply filled it with yummy strawbs.

Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Real Red and Old Olive, plus a tiny bit of So Saffron . Some of the strawberries were stamped straight onto the whisper white layer and others were decoupaged and popped onto dimensionals. Here s a close up

Check out the SWUS blog, the DT have some wonderful samples on show and don't forget that by entering a card or a project you will be in with a chance to win a free pass at our next round of online classes!!!

So my lovely shopping spree, well not a lot was bought. The sales are on and I HATE sales, I mean I love the prices being slashed but I hate millions of people (felt like there was) pushing and showing their way past you like you're invisible. I did managed a few bits and I just know you would like a peep, only because I love to have a nosey at other peoples wares. So here s what I got from top left
A pair of Monsoon skinny jeans, I love the little zip detail at the bottom, although I will wear those with my long boots a lot so useless really. A pair of red hot leather shoes from Schuh, love those and I know I will wear them tons. Then top right a few boring cardigans in this season's hot shades, I live in plain vest tops with a little cardi over, so those brightly coloured ones will stop me from looking too boring (they are from Wallis, Miss Selfridges and River Island). The hot pink top on the top is a sleeveless going out top (say that one fast a couple of times LOL), I love the bright colour and the colour loves my skin which was surprising as I never wore anything that colour around my face.

Bottom right photo is a lovely necklace from Monsoon, those that know me will spot the consistency here, I love wearing chunky jewellery, check those colours out, they will go with nearly everything in my wardrobe, FAB I say.

And lastly some yummy Summer scent. Is by Anna Sui and is called Flight of Fancy, a lovely light, exotic fruity smell perfect for Summer day wear. I had a bottle of it when it was released in 2007 so I thought why the hell not, I loved it then and I love it now. Also the bottle and packaging is soo very pretty, I shall have it out on display on my bedside table. So my lovelies this is my haul, not a lot but the best bit is that the whole lot cost me only £120. Happy days !!

Speak soon, Monica xxx

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  1. Love your strawberries Monica!
    I hate sales too... so many rude people! Will pop over to the swus and check out the challenge :)
    Debbie x

  2. Gorgeous card Mon - well done. I love your red shoes, I have something similar in .... yes, green! Aren't they fab! x

  3. Look at you - you rock chick godess. I LOVE THOSE SHOES, omg what a shopping trip - your picks are gorgeous swoon, swoon.

    I love the card too, the gingham ribbon looks brill over the striped grosgrain and your little bowl rocks.

    Have a good week ;D

  4. Love the card Mon and the shopping is just up my street. Bright colours are just fab. Hugs Z x

  5. Wow Monica, what a productive weekend you have had. Loving your card and how you created the bowl is such a great idea. You are so clever.
    Loving all those colourful clothes you have bought. They are so so you. Why is it I can never find anything like that!!
    Carole x

  6. Monica,
    This card is so, so cute - I love the little strawberries in a bowl - it's delicious.
    I've done a bit of shopping this weekend but it's all been craft related but i do love everything you bought!! You could be my personal shopper - we seem to have a similar taste.
    Take Care - Julie xx

  7. Oooh what a scrummy card!
    I totally love your shopping purchases too - I hear ya about the sales, I hate them too!! You got so much for your money - you must be a sassy shopper LOL! I ADORE those shoes - they're just gorgeous!

  8. Love the card Monica and those shoes - to die for!

    Glad you are having a great day


  9. I'd say you did well on your shooping adventure Miss Monica!
    I love your tops - definitely my colours.

    I love you Tart and Tangy card.

  10. Monica, what a brilliant idea with the bowl of strawberries, very effective. Well, the shoes, great.

  11. Fab card Monica, love your fruit bowl from vellum, very clever! And the shopping spree Wow Wee! Gorgeous and the red shoes are to die for!
    (lucky you!)

    Vicki x

  12. Just love the stawberries.....yum..yum... but I just adaore your lovely red shoes...wish I was younger and could wear them....lOl...lOl..


  13. The card and the shoes are fabulous!!

  14. Love the strawberry card Monica. I can never find anything to fit me in the sales.
    You look so slim in the jeans - I am jealous!
    When are you thinking of going to Cape Verde? Have you been before?
    We are going to check out the apartment - it should be finished now so I think we will have to sign up for it.

  15. Hiya,
    Love your card especially how you made the bowl fab!
    what a great shopping spree so much for your muns love a bargain!!
    Suzie Qxx

  16. OH WOW!!! Love it!! That vellium bowl is cool. TFS

  17. What a great card. Love how you made the bowl.

  18. Awesome creation Monica! I love that the pics too! tfs!!!

  19. Hi, I'm new to your blog and you hit me straight away with a beautiful strawberry card, killer heels (Sexy dorothy from wizard of oz?!)and an enviable pricetag to all of that gorgeous stash!!I am definately coming back, I really love your style! Jane xx


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