Thursday, 29 January 2009

View from my............

.............sunbed!!!!

Hello guys, OMG!!! Sorry it has been so long since I have update you all, I have tried for 4 nights in a row to publish this post and Blogger was having none of it. I am hoping is not going to be so late next time. Anyway here s a view from my sunbed and I apologise if you are experiencing snow at the minute where you are( couldn't believe the forecast back home when we've seen it on the news)
This has got to be the biggest resort I have ever stayed at( 808 rooms and hotel is fully booked, eek!), butbecause it covers such a huge area it feels very intimate and not busy at all. My days are spent half at the beach snorkelling and the other half around the pool and every day I make sure I get a 30 minutes session on the water slides( those are massive and so much fun, very fast and I ve ended up with my bikini bottom up my bottom several times LOL, not entirely sure you wanted to know about that)
I have a few cards to share with you today, first one is one I have made for my BIL s birthday before we left.

Extremely quick to make, I took inspiration from his favorite footbal team *Juventus*. Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow and Whisper White. Added some black gingham and a punched out star. Five minutes but I love it, really striking.
My second one is one of a batch I have made and brought with me to give me something to blog about while on holiday. I took a few colour combos from the SU catalgoues and scribbled a few layouts and made them all the night before I left. If only blogger would let me upload them.
Choc Chip designer paper, Old olive stripy from the Haiku collection, Basful Blue overstamped in Versamark with the Baroque Motifs and the outline of a Rose is a Rose stamped and embossed in clear powder over Rose Red card stock( just like the card on the cover of our current catalogue). Now I love this combo but I am not convinced the card I have ended up with totally works. I would have liked a bit of green around the rose I think. I have added some glitter glue to the rose as well and that didn't come out well at all in the photo. White taffeta ribbon tied in a bow finished off my little beauty that s not so beautiful. I will try and better it once I get home so might see it again in the future. Ok got to dash I have a date with my hubby. He is taking me out for dinner LOL
Hugs Monica xxxxx
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8 comments :

Kit said...

wow monica looks lovely where you are, but its cold and snowy here :(
the cards are fab love the designs
best wishes Kit x

Alex said...

Aww, so jealous of your view Monica, looks and sounds like a perfect holiday! We've currently got snow here, so not quite the same :) lol.

LMAO at your waterslide comment - too funny :)

Bye for now,

Clair and Sharni said...

OOOooohhh...That view looks lovely you lucky thing.. I'm extremely jealous, we have loads of snow here & its absolutely freezzzzzzing!!!

Have a good evening :)

xxx

Steph said...

Have a good time on your date Monica lol The resort looks smashing - lucky you, it's freezing here :(

Elizabeth said...

Love the Juventus card - ideal for Toon fans as well! :)

I am SO jealous - your resort looks amazing.

I have left you a little blog award on my blog. Pop over and collect it when you get home. Thank as always for the inspiration.

Lorraine said...

Wish I was there Monica, we have had one day of snow unusual for Jersey. Continue having a wonderful time on the water slides!!!

Michelle said...

Lovely view and lovely cards too! i have missed my phone buddy and cant wait until you get home.. i am bursting with chat!!

ger76 said...

Aww your pics bring back memories, we went to Egypt forour honeymoon about 12 yrs ago, so glad to hear you had a great time :) xx ger