Sunday, 18 September 2011

New Arrival

Our visitors went home on Thursday morning and I've spent the last few days chasing my tail and blogging's been out the window again!  

We had a fantastic time with our visitors but our trip was a bit of a disaster.  The train journey to Mallaig was very disappointing as it was pouring rain all the way so we couldn't see the beautiful scenery.  We were actually catching the end of Hurricane Katia and by the time we got to Mallaig the rain was coming down in bucket-loads and the wind was blowing a hoolie.  Our guest house was good and we managed to find somewhere really nice for our evening meal.  Unfortunately the next morning the sea was too rough for the ferry to sail to Skye so we ended up taking the train to Fort William, bus to Inverness and picked up the train again there.  The weather was much better by then and Scotland's scenery was on show.  We spent a few hours in Inverness which was very enjoyable ... note to myself ... must go back again soon!

 views from train on way to Mallaig

Mallaig Harbour

Anyway, enough rambling about our wee break.  When we got back Mr Postie had been and left some beautiful ribbons I'd won in Pinky's candy.  Can't wait to use them, but then again, maybe I should just stroke them and cherish them!

Mr C has been working today and I've been a bit lazy but managed to make 4 samples for Ooh La La Creations new CD which is being showcased on Create & Craft on 25 September and I also managed a challenge card.

Challenges :
Creative Card Crew - Babies 
Make it Monday - Anything
Pollycraft - Baby Love
Sassy Studio Designs - Spots & Stripes

Elements :
DPs - all from Patchwork Yellow collection by Cuddly Buddly
Image - Elephant by Bugaboo
Dies - Rectangles by Spellbinders : LR0102 by Marianne Designs
Ribbon - Stash
Dewdrops - Papermania
Sentiment - computer generated (font : Basic Sans Light SF)
Medium - Copic Meadow Green : Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink by Tim Holtz


Sandra said...

This is so lovely l like the background colours and your gorgeous image truly an amazing card!:) Sandra H

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Anne,love the image.Congratulations on your yummy win.

Lovely photo's, I hope you are nice and refreshed

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous baby the lemon papers, very pretty.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Anita said...

This is an adorable card! I love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining the Pollycraft challenge.

Cazza said...

Awwwww this is adorable, I love your gingham cutie!!
Thanks for joining in the Baby Love Challenge with us this week over at Pollycraft :o)

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Ann, and so nice to see a different colour for a baby card
Beryl x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

This is a great card. Way better than anything availablein the store. TFS

Jan said...

Fab card, thanks for joining us this time at CCC
XX Jan

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Baby Card!! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew.
Caroline x