Thursday, 11 August 2011

I'm here - honest!

How quickly is this week going?  I can't believe it's Thursday already. Well, here is my 'red' card for this week's Allsorts challenge. Hope you like my interpretation! Stamps for the main image from the Hobby Art Tuscany set and the sentiment is an old Elusive images stamp. I coloured it with aqua markers and distress inks. The paper is one I have had a while and it was just a scrap so not sure who it is by. 
Yesterday I had a fabulous day with Lisa Jane, Lynne and Megan at Batley. We spent a while in Inkylicious where the lovely Deby demonstrated her fab beach scenes just for us. Needless to say I did add to my stash rather! I came home and had a little go myself and this is the result.
Not bad for a first attempt, but I'm not sure the photo does it justice! I'm entering this into this Month's By the Cute and Girly where the theme is the Sea (Thanks Lisa!). All stamps from the Inkylicious seascape memories set and I used my ink dusters too. After craft shopping we had lunch and then had a wander round 'the Mill' shopping village. It was a great day and we will definitely be doing it again - might need to save up first though! 
I have finished off a couple of cards today and made some scones too. Whilst we were on holiday I bought some rhubarb and ginger jam, so we made ginger scones to go with it...  
There is nothing quite like a warm scone. Thanks for looking!

16 comments:

Fliss said...

Really lovely cards and glad to hear you had a lovely day.
Your scones look yummy and I might have to do some as my neighbours brought the same jam back from their holiday for me.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow you out me to shame Sally .. your card is Amazing... you certainly was listening lol... i have wanted to play - but unfortunately i haven't felt too well. MY hands and arms have been really swollen and painful.. couldn't drive today - think its my arthritis. hopefully it will settle soon and then there will be no stopping me .
You have really captured the feel of the beach... why not enter your card into our "sea" challenge at By the cute and girly
Lisa x
ps thank you once again for a lovely day i enjoyed every minute .. and so glad meg wants to come back - bet she looks fab in that new dress

lisa said...

Sounds like you had a great day out, Sally and with lisa Jane too. Bet that was a riot. She's great fun isn't she.
Your sea scape is amazing. So soft and beautiful. I really need to add some of these stamps to my collection.
I'm sorry I missed you this time. School hols are not the best but hopefully I'll see you on your next visit or around the country somewhere.
Enjoy the rest of the break.
Hugs Lisax.
P.s
I'll have my scone with butter thanks.

Faith A said...

Love those cards, what fab stamps, you've done them justice.
Will be around for the jam and scones as long as you have clotted cream too LOL

Paula said...

That beach scene is amazing and even more so,for it being your first attempt!Wonderful work Sally.

Sue said...

Oh wow you have put us all to shame fantastic cards and oh those scones they look to die for and what a fantastic day out you had Luv Sue x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

What a gorgeous set of creations.

Loving them all .. .. but am drawn to that wonderful beach scene. You have done a brilliant job .. it looks amazing.

Sounds like you had a wonderful day!!

Love Jules xx

p.s. Of course scones always look scrummy .. .. I bet they tasted it too!!

brenda said...

Sounds like a good day was had by all Sally and what a great 'first attempt' as you put it. Now I know what was behind that question !!

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

B x

Vicky Hayes said...

Both cards are lovely Sally but your stamped beach scene is breathtaking! I think I should've had breakfst before coming on here as well as those scones have put a rumble in my tummy! Vx

Lynne K said...

You're right, Sally, the photo certainly doesn't do your beach scene justice. It's even better IRL.

Had a quick play with the ink dusters last night, but haven't got round to making a card yet. xx

pinky said...

Two gorgeous cards, the first is like a little oil painting:) I love the scene you have created in the second Sally, beautiful soft colours. Yummy scones and ginger too, must try that!!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card love the rustic feel of the image...

Thanks for joining in our red challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Mummylade said...

Such a lovely creation. Thank you so much for entering it in the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Love both these cards! Love the vintage feel of the first one and the beach scene is WOW! It looks so peaceful and tranquil.

Ooo, I would love some of your scones. I bet they taste awesome with the rhubarb and ginger gam (and I bet there are no scoes left now too LOL!).

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Sally

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Oh boy oh boy!! I hope you kept me a scone??? :)))) Fabulous stamping job!!!! Love it!!

Thanks so much for playing in this month's *Sea* challenge over at By The Cute & Girly :)

Hugzzz
Tammy xx