Saturday, 23 July 2016


We are now well into the second half of 2016 and where has this year gone ... I know for me it was taken up by preparations for our overseas holiday and then finally the holiday. We were away for a period of six weeks and during that time we visited the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, Greece and the Greek Islands and finally Italy and the United Arab Emirates on our way home. My favourite place was probably Rome and coming a close second would be the Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos.

We covered a lot of ground in the time we were away and whilst I loved every minute of our trip I am very thankful to be home safe and sound. I cannot believe the trouble happening in Istanbul at the moment and for that matter the whole of Europe.  I think tourism across Europe is probably under threat but let's not go down that track, let's get happy and let me share a card with you.

Whilst on my travels through Pinterest (lol) I came across a gorgeous black and white card and knew that I could case it using Stampin' Up's Flower Patch stamp set and Flower Fair Framelits. 

It is actually quite a simple card but there is a little bit of inlaid work in it which maybe hard to see in this photo. I have used Stazon Black ink on the flowers and leaves and Versamark ink with White Embossing Powder on the greeting. The greeting and white border are from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and I have used the Classic Label punch to punch it out.

Stampin' Up! once again have a special promotion happening during the month of July. For every $90.00 you spend on Stampin' Up! product you will receive a Bonus Days Coupon of $9.00 to spend during August. Whilst it might not sound a huge amount, it adds up each $90.00 you spend and it will help cover the cost of freight and discount some of your product.

Well that's it from me, you know how to contact me should you like to place an order.

Cheers and Happy stamping