Hi I”m back !
Did you notice I had been gone !!!!
It seems like I have been away from my desk forever. I had my oldest friend Maria otherwise known as Dolly visiting from London for a week what fun we had. As soon as she left I was invited to go with my husband for a few days to the Greek Island of Lefkada ( beautiful ) of course I didn’t hesitate and arrived back this morning. Now of course I had my I Pad with me and tried to comment on all of your blogs and send emails but it just wasn’t having any !! Secretly I think hubby discombooberated it but that’s another story. So sorry to say I didn’t manage to do anything but I had very good intentions believe you me. So please forgive me If I am a little behind in my comments will try to catch up with you all as best I can, but my you have all been so busy !.
Unfortunately I missed taking part in last weeks Just for Fun challenge it was my first absentee hope I am forgiven. This weeks entry am sorry to say is a little bit on the rushed side and it shows ! Hope normal service will be resumed in the next few days, meanwhile…………..
The challenge at Just for Fun has been set by the very creative Sam who has chosen for us anything Tim well by the skin of my teeth I managed this one !
For this one am afraid the only thing Tim are the Distress Inks hope this qualifies !
sorry about the background on this one had to take the photo on my balcony as the sun decided not to co operate ( I think it’s in cahoots with my naughty I pad ) so along with Mr Tim’s embossing folders and distress inks you also have a lovely view of the parked cars below my house .
If you want to see some real art do pop over to Just for Fun to see what the amazing design team has come up with together with lots of fabulous non rushed beautiful pieces.
Hope to visit you all soon and promise to have something better for you to make up for the above.
Hello Welcome home! you were missed no moans groans and grumbles LOLDI qualifies, so do texture fade folders LOL love how you used the Dreamweaver stencil looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe
Beautiful stencilled work. Glad you had a great time. Annette x
Welcome back! perfect card but the little bird on the top of the house adorable!
Glad you had a fun week with your frend and time away with the OH :)One of these days I'm going to treat myself to that tree stencil you have uesed it to great effect and love what you have done with the folders Thanks for rushing in at the 11th hour at just for fun well worth it Von x
That IS a super duper stencil though – fab cardWelcome backKathyk
The tree card is stunning! Great use of distress inks, the colours are lovely x
A few days on Lefkada – sounds not too bad :-)Welcome back!My favourite is the white-tree-card … beautiful!! Love the motif and the colors!
Great makes yet again and if you hadn't of said I wouldn't of know you'd 'rushed' them. Love the distress ink against the brick texture fade.Thanks for sharing and playing along with JFF.Sam xxxhttp://sam21ski.blogspot.com/
Lovely work, as always Marie! Hugs, ValerieNice to see you back again!
Hi Good to have you back and see what you have been creating – beautiful work as always.No sign of my package? I wonder how long mail takes to arrive from the U.K. Oh well, keep my fingers crossed it will arrive any day now.WishesLynne
Hi Marie, I've been away too so trying to catch up on my comments as well. I think you must be your own worst critic – I really like this card. The trees look really skeletal against the inking. The inked embossing on the house and bird is very effective. Elizabeth x
Both are lovely pieces Marie! x
Hi, Marie! Of course we have noticed that you were somewhere else but blogland! I love you card with the trees, so elegant and beautiful. I am so glad you had great time! Love, Xenia
welcome back!καταπληκτικη η καρτα!!! πολυ ωραια τεχνικη και το σπιτακι με το πουλακι φοβερο!!καλη επιτυχια!
Welcome back. Your card and bird project are fantastic. Love the stencil and soft colours. Lynn x
Marie τα δέντρα σου μου 'κλεψαν τη ματιά! Τι υπέροχα χρώματα και τεχνικές! Και τα δύο είναι υπέροχα και πολύ πρωτότυπα όπως πάντα!
Καλώς επιστρέψατε η δουλειά σου όπως πάντα με συγκλονίζει!!!
Hi Marie. Pleased to hear you had a great time with your friend. Both are fab projects. The first one with the trees is stunning.Florence x
Fabulous, I am useless at stencelling. love the colour.Kath x
Love the bird and house, Marie!
Hi there Marie, Good to get away, hope you had fun, I'll bet you did:0) These are gorgeous the colours on both items are fab. The text background is wonderful on the first but I love the texture on the second, great work, hugs Gay xx
Dearset Marie,So happy you had a wonderful week with friends and of course hubby! Yes dearie we did miss you..it was to quiet with no moaning or complaing. LOL. love your Tim Tree piece today, very peaceful and calm. Must be yr vacation influence. take care, gerri
Well, I did notice your absence. Glad to hear you had fun – would that Dolly be the Dolly in Dollys Daydreams?Been playing with my distress inks for this week's Limette challenge but I can assure you, your card above is infinitely better!!! Just the same, Here's minecheers,Malyn
H κάρτα σου φοβερή!!!!και το πουλάκι με το σπιτάκι επίσης!!!!όπως πάντα αυτά που φτιάχνεις είναι υπεροχα!!μας έλειψαν οι δημιουργίες σου!!καλώς επέστρεψες!!!
The card is fabulous, Marie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Excellent use of the inks!!!
Hi Marie. Sounds like you had a fabulous time jaunting about in the Greek Islands! Your card is amazing. I adore the wonderful tree image and your background is gorgeous. I can't imagine why you would apologise for something that goes straight into my favourites list but there we have it! Vx
Glad you joined in and with that stunning entry too. Love how you have used the DI's with the stencil. The colours are beautiful. Your little bird house is inspired with the use of the brickwork folder.Glad you enjoyed your time with 'Dolly' and your trip to Lefkada.Hugs, Neet x
Have you dusted off the cob webs from this blog?? how dare you go away so long!!!!!…I/we missed you and your creations!!!!!!!love your cards especially the first one!Good to see you back…!we want pics of Bailey and Rosy!!we want pics of Bailey and Rosy!!we want pics of Bailey and Rosy!!we want pics of Bailey and Rosy!!we want pics of Bailey and Rosy!!we want pics of Bailey and Rosy!!just hinting……
Gorgeous cards Marie! Especially love that first one – my favourite colours!
You are so creative, these are gorgeous pieces
They're both gorgeous, but I love how you done the stencil one. Maria x
Fabulous creations as usual!! I go to Walton Hall Gardens, you go to Lefkada, 'snot fair! xxx
Your cards are gorgeous!!! I love the bird!!!
Welcome back, I'm not really creative these days and not really in blogland… It's summer and I love to stay outside.Both of your pieces are wonderful.
Marie, throw your I-brick away! Love the stencilled card, great colours and the little bird is cute, reminds me of Nanny Nicholls singing "two little dickie birds", one of yours has flown away though.
Marie, I have missed you. Apparently we are doing different challenges these days. But with the news of the Greece's elections on the TV, I suddenly remembered I have a jewelry-maker friend in Thessalonika. So here I am viewing this most gorgeous white silhouette of trees. How in the world did you do that? It's phenomenal. Of course, anything with distress inks is wonderful, but this is fantastic. Love the beautiful colors.