Friday, 6 February 2009

Sooo hot...

Hello how are you? I am well and I'm afraid I have more posts telling you how hot it is in Egypt( 32 C is normal) and I know that most of the UK is covered in a thick white blanket of snow I just hope that you are all allright and not too stranded, saying that it should give you all plenty of crafting time if you cannot venture out and about. I only have a few days left of my fabulous break and while I am incredibly sad to be leaving this wonderful place I am looking forward getting back to normal. I have alot of very exciting stuff to share with you guys over the next couple of months and I cannot wait to get home and plan it all. But I will certainly miss Egypt
with his wonderful people and their preffered mode of transport, but I know I will return here for a different kind of holiday,a kind where I can explore the real Egypt with his wonderful ancient history. This picture was taken on a wonderful trip we took to the world heritage place of Saint Catherine. This is the oldest working Christian Monastery and the smallest diocese in the world. Some wonderful relics and works of art can be found inside the Monastery while lush gardens of almond,olives and various other trees can be found inside the fortress walls like the famous Burning Bush, wich I have seen and touched and decided that it looked like a weeping willow, to me it did anyway so I didn't bother taking a picture of it, and you were not allowed to take any pictures of the Monastery either so got none to share. But the almond trees were in flower and i couldn't refrain of taking a shot or two against the wonderful blue sky. Those trees only flower once a year (unlike other specimens that have two or three cycles per year)and the flowers last 25 days.
And after all this I will show you a card as well.
Not my best picture I m afraid, it was taken on our balcony and I am still coming to terms with the bright lighting here, so difficult when I m so used with our dim light at this time of the year.
Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip card stock and patterned paper, MoreMustard cardstock and grosgrain ribbon, Ruby Red and Bravo Burgundy markers used to add colour to the flower heads from the Live Your Dream stamp set, gold brads and some piercing using the matt pack, sentiment from the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. Here s a closer look at the ribbon treatment. Don't forget there are still a few days left for my FREE POSTAGE deal, so make sure you place your order with me by 12 pm on Sunday 8th of February. Hugs M xxxx
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9 comments :

Susan said...

What a lovely colour combo. I love ribbon effect. The Almond trees looks amazing. Have a great last few days. The history sounds amazing XXX

Susan said...

Yes we are snowed in!! XXX

lindiloo said...

very pretty card Monica! Thanks for sharing your trip with us, I find it very interesting seeing other parts of the world. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.
Linda

Bridgette said...

It's all sounding so lovely - enjoy these last few days - really like the colour combo of the card and the ribbon detail - I feel a 'steal' coming on - Bridgette

Michelle said...

whoo hoo, you should be home now, dont forget to text me when i can call you!! i have left you an award too on my blog, please come and collect it..hugs...xx

AuroraDawn said...

Fabulous blog Monica, you know I get so much inspiration from here - hope you've had a good holiday. Please pop along to my blog and collect an award :)
http://auroradawn-ad.blogspot.com/

ADxxx

Clair and Sharni said...

We've nominated you for a blog award!!! - check it out on our blog xxx

Carolynne H said...

Oopsie, I think Ive got the same award for you as AuroraDawn! 2 for 1 special this weekend only!!! Pop over to my blog to collect. Hope your holiday was fab, it looked very hot. I DONT want to see your tan!
Happy Valentines Day!
Hugs
Carolynne

Nicci said...

Looks like you had an amazing time!