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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