Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
Hello my lovelies, as I am writing this post we are cruising through central France, taking our time and enjoying the journey, we just had a break at a pretty picnic area. I felt a strange nostalgic moment yesterday at breakfast, the couple on the next table to us had twins in highchairs, they looked like they were around 1 yr to 18 months, the were so cute, the couple were chatty and Paul and I said that we didn't envy them their 5 hour journey, we explained that we always drove through the night when the children were little, it was so much easier when they were all asleep in their car seats, the couple said that they hadn't considered that but thought it made sense, Paul and I were talking about it later saying that there was nothing relaxing about holidaying with little ones, especially if they outnumber you, especially around pools and on the beach. Paul used to take Matt and Becca and had the girls to entertain, we were as exhausted as the babies come bed time! They were fun times though, it got us really thinking about how different this holiday will be! We are currently about 2 hours from our hotel, this one is somewhere totally new to us, it's a lovely looking 'Boutique hotel '. Our usual hotel that we have stayed at for past 4 holidays closed down, we were booked with them but they emailed to cancel, I imagine it's just to quiet for them to be financially viable, especially after last year. I will let you all know tomorrow what we think of this new one.
Now let's look at your fantastic TicTacToe Challenge cards........
"Here’s a cc
Inspired by Tracy Evans The bling is gold dots and the gold is gilding flakes
It’s for a very special friend whose favourite colour is green.
Karen I am really loving your Tracy Evans inspired cards, I can tell that you add your own little touches to make it your design too. For me this one is extra special as it features my favourite colour 😍. THAT SPECIAL FRIEND IS VERY LUCKY 😍
Infact the background that you have created looks very much like SU's sell out papers that I used recently (the one that looked like alcohol inks background in green and gold). You have created what looks like many layers of detail and interest. Thank you so much for a stunning Challenge card XXX
'I’ve used. LOTV image from one of the art pads. The papers are ones I found on the web and downloaded for free - they’re so pretty for a freebie. The sentiment is from LOTV. The scalloped border is a tonic studio’s punch, and the little heart on sentiment is also a punch. The flowers are Becca Feeken, Amazing Paper Grace.
Categories - flowers/die cut shape/punch.
Aww Sonia I absolutely ❤ love this 'Lilli Of The Valley' image, such an adorable little couple too. As with all of your cards, the design and attention to detail are perfect, I actually thought that you had used an Anne Marie Designs Backing paper, her latest release has a lot of the whitewash wood effect papers. Becca Feeken’s (Spellbinders) dies are all so lovely, the flowers you have used from her line are simply beautiful and work beautifully with your design. Thank you so much Sonia for supporting this weeks challenge. Enjoy the rest of your weekend of celebration James birthday XXX