Get Creative May 5th Card and The 3rd Crop Thessaloniki 2013

Good morning lovely ladies.

Before I start my post I would just like to warn you that it may be a little photo heavy and there may be some photo’s of a questionable nature So for those of you who need to catch a bus/train/boat/plane please leave now but don’t forget to come back later with a cup or glass of your favourite beverage or cocktail !

As it’s the 5th of the month its time for a new card challenge at Get Creative which just so happens to be a colour challenge


As usual I left my card making until the last moment only to find that I had only one “slice” as I call it of dark blue paper so no room for mistakes. Colour challenges really stump me and especially as this time I couldn’t afford any errors, so here is my simple little card


The silhouette and the sentiment where of course created with my darling Cameo , spellbinders edge die and SU edge and embossing die used for framing the sentiment and that’s it. It was touch and go for a moment getting that little silhouette off my cutting mat it’s quite delicate but as you can see I managed it.

We would love to see you join in the fun at Get Creative, why not pop over and see what the wonderful DT have come up with. You have until the 29th of the month to play along and the winner will return as guest designer in August.

We also have a new member joining us on the design team and here is a little show case as featured on Get Creative


I have been very fortunate to meet Rania on several occasions and I have to say that she is an extremely talented lady her crafty skills are limitless and she always manages to inject a little humour into everything she does having said that…………. have a wicked and I mean wicked sense of humour which I adore and you Greek ladies all know what I’m talking about.

Last weekend here in Thessaloniki we had our 3rd Crop where crafty friends got together from all over Greece to create, exchange techniques and PARTY !!! It was a wonderful weekend meeting old and new faces  isn’t it amazing how this wonderful hobby can bring together so many people from so many different walks of life for a common goal. So I would just like to share a few pictures with you.

Firstly of the wonderful Gogo or Gogolino as I call her who organised the whole event. This lady apart from being amazingly talented is one of the most generous, warm-hearted people I have ever met and I’m so honoured to call her a friend, another lady with a mean sense of humour and a great practical joker. so I’m sure that she and the rest of the lovely ladies will forgive these photos !



Here she is with Rania after finding the hidden bottle of Vodka !!!


‘That’s me at the top and my lovely friend Gogolino is trying to push me down the stairs !


Hard at work ( look at all of those glasses ) !!!!


Essential crafting supplies !!!!!! the guilty party is Natasha !

Thank you all so much for making this a weekend to remember I wont mention names for fear of leaving someone out as being an ” elderly ” lady of I think at the last count I was 74  my memory just isn’t what it used to be !

So if you’re still with me I just wanted to add a few ” real life ” photo’s of Rania as opposed to the airbrushed Photoshop one at the top of the page .


” Where’s that damn waitress with my drink “

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” I’m not smiling or posing for the camera until I get my gin I told you “


” Right I’ve waited long enough get me the manager ” !!!!!! NOW !!!!

 The under-aged please look away !

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Isn’t that dress pretty !

Last but not least ME ! looking for customers !




Well if your still with me thank you so much ! Hopefully I will still have some friends after this is published !

Take care


Oh and Rania I love you really !

25 thoughts on “Get Creative May 5th Card and The 3rd Crop Thessaloniki 2013

  1. Just another sedate afternoon at home with Marie…! Thanks for the giggle and also, what a beautiful card you made with those colours – LOVE the cut border of children! Vicky x

  2. hahahaha I love you! This is the best post I’ve read ever! @%QW$% I wasn’t there 😦 Amazing photos and I adoooore the card!!!!

  3. αχαχαχαχαχα!!!! έχω πέσει κάτω απο τα γέλια!!!! θα το κρατήσω στα αρχεία μου και όποτε είμαι κάπως θα το ξαναδιαβάζω για να μου φτιάχνει την διάθεση και να μου θυμήζει τι είναι πραγματικά σημαντικό στην ζωή…οι φίλοι!!! …και η κάρτα καλή είναι!!!χιχι! φιλιά!

  4. Looks like a lots of fun was had by all Marie. I’m sure none of the empty glasses were yours.

    Love the card you made for the challenge

    Best wishes Chrissie xxx

  5. If you look over toward Mexico you will see a green glow on the horizon – it’s me being jealous! How much fun is that — so happy you shared all those wonderful photographs. I almost forgot about the card at the top – LOVE! This has put me in a wonderful mood for the entire day. Hunting or a glass for the sangria. xoDonna

  6. Wow Marie I love the little people border, fabulous card! Your crafting get together’s look a lot more fun than the ones I’m used to. We only have tea or coffee and I’m sure I’d be more creative with a touch of Gordon’s or a Mojito!!!
    Val x

  7. First of all, thank you for your comments, love them.
    You are far too hard on yourself, your cards are always top notch and this one is no exception, especially as you were crafting on a prayer with the strip of blue, Fabulous creation, love the die cut and the layout.
    No, soft lass, don’t they say that in Liverpool, I knew you were English but thought you were from ‘down soulth’ should have know though with the picci with the bottles of wine?
    Fab photo’s, great new hair do, and I bet you had a ball.
    Love hearing your news, catastrophies and tales.
    Take care.

    Kath xx

  8. All I have to say is that I want to be in Greece for the next one, Marie! I am so jealous, I gulped my drink and now I have a booby ice cream headache!! Ah-oops, almost forgot, your card is impeccable!! I’m pretty jealous about that, too!!

  9. Wowwwww Marie,,,,I am falling in love with how elegant are your cards, and the embossed paper back,,,,,,i am curious about the silhouette…….You`d must be in my DT,,,, I am sure of it.

  10. Wow – I’ve been to some craft classes in my time Marie, but never been to one THIS good! Will you be having one in Yorkshire any-time soon??!
    BTW – your card is fab. – love the border die.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  11. What can I say that hasn’t already been said, firstly, Love, love the card.

    As for the party, looks like my type of day, wish I had crafty friends like that. Love the look too.

  12. Pretty card, Marie.

    And, thank you so much for your kinds words of encouragement at ATCAS blog.

    And wow, look at the huge crowd. Looks like you girls had quite the bit of fun.


  13. What a great, great, great post Marie!!!! I have to admit, I got quite sentimental reading the post… So happy to have met you (even though you gave away my inspiration secrets, hihihi) and I’m looking forward to the next “mosquito” crop!!!

    …And your card is, as always, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

  14. Hi Marie – I loved this post and it looks as though you had the most fantastic time at your crop. The card is sublime as usual! (Did you get my email a couple of weeks ago?) Cx

  15. Brilliant post Marie!!! Really had fun reading it and looking at your photos. I saw the European news last night and they showed photos of a new bottle bank being used in Greece. The building looked surprisingly the same as your beach house?? Seen any photographers around lately? 🙂
    Hugs, Florence x

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