Tuesday, 20 May 2008


I m back!!! and I ve had the best weekend of my life. Center Parks might not be my ideal holiday destination but it was perfect for our weekend away. The girls were a scream ( LITERALLY!!!) and it was so hard to believe that we never met as we just clicked instantly. Our lodge was beautifully situated this was the view from the patio, we had lovely neighbours as well which were only a little walk away ( in fact I was still in my pj s taking those photos. )

Back to those girls I can safely say that I have not laughed as hard in my entire life. I just want to thank each and every one of them for a fab weekend. So THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH Pat, Leigh, Cherry, Tracey and Bev. You are the BEST!!!! Mwahh...

Sorry for not being able to upload like promised, but of course I ve got there on Friday only to quickly realise that there was no Internet on the site apart from a Internet cafe that looked quite busy every time I went past it. My latest tutorial is now up and those are the cards I ve made using the different types of scallops. First card I ve made it was for Leigh ready to be handed over along with her goodie bag( we all made goodie bags that we swapped at Center Parks) and I ve included a SU scrapping kit ( it was the Secret Garden kit my favorite) so I ve used the same for the card.
A bit of a funny photo as it was taken under the forest canopy at CP so the lighting was not good.
Second one was made using a fab combo, Bashful Blue, Choc. Chip and Kraft card stock with a bit of Always Artichoke for the grass.I ve used the cute little snail from Unfrogettable ( so cute) and the special friend sentiment was stamped using the Daily flexible phrases set. The Kraft card stock was stamped with the canvas background in Versamark ink.
For my third card I ve used the beautiful hostess set * Oh so Lovely* and one of my most used combos, Cert. celery, Real Red and Whisper white.
I ve used a mixture of water colouring crayons and markers to colour my bloom. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Hugs Monica xxxx

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Diane.W. said...

Excellent,enjoyed that! You are crazy,Monica & your hideous blouse,lol!!! :o)x

Michelle said...

Super job! Thanks for sharing.

karen said...

Thanks for the tutorial Monica, i can forgive you for your blouse LOL
some good tips there.
karen x

karen said...

Thanks for the tutorial Monica, i can forgive you for your blouse LOL
some good tips there.
karen x

Lighthousegirl said...

I love the circle punch / scapploed circle idea - I am going to have to have a go at that :-)

I can see why you love the grid paper too. I use the lines on my cutting mat all the time but often wish thay their were smaller lines in between

Hope you had a fab weekend away


Kelli said...

Great tutorial Monica!! I also want to add that you can substitute a heart punch for the circle punch for more funky scallops. Try it out!

Harley Dee said...

That border with the scallop circle punch is a really smart idea. Thanks for the video! :)

Drea said...

Wow! Love your tutorial!

Thanks so much for doing it!

I don't care if your blouse is hideous........LOL!!

NattyK said...

Great tutorial and glad you had a great time at Centerparcs. x

I have tried to email you my May SU order but I got a message saying the email did not send. Can you tell me if you received it?

Thanks Natalie x

Cass said...

Lovely photos and gorgeous cards.Fabby tutorial too.There's something on my blog for you.Pop over and have a look.

Cass xxx

Em said...

Gorgeous cards as ever, glad you had a fun time.

germgirl said...

Fantastic tutorial, I loved your little 'written' comments over the top, very funny!
Love that scallop circle punch border idea, I'll definitely use that one.

Anna said...

Gorgeous projects as ever Monica!
I've tagged you, details are on my blog!

craftyscot said...

love your cards and looks like you had a great weekend.

paul profitt said...

Great stuff.
I just found your blog and love it.
Look forward to reading more.

Pauline said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas with us. I have learned some things from it. Your cards are lovely.