As it was our last day in Cortona a lazy day by the pool was called for. The weather was perfect as the little bit of cloud that drifted across the sky always came just before I was about to melt. I did venture into the pool today. Mainly because I had a full blown Ginger moment and dropped my stepper in the pool. I went in after it but as the water was too deep I couldn't get it. However there's a pool scooper so I used that instead (why didn't I see that before getting in the pool) and rescued said stepper but I think this time I've soaked it once too often and this was it's last chance and now it's gone to stepper heaven! I have another one at home, so I will be back stepping soon.
Once in the pool it was lovely and I managed to get in again later and do some swimming. We then enjoyed our last dinner at the house of Spaghetti Carbonara before some last minute card making.
A perfect view
Proof I was in the pool - don't you love the self-timer on your camera
My drowned stepper :( !!
A lot of the cards that I've made this week have been from a Stampin' Up kit I bought last year. I love the bright colours. This first card is inspired by the challenge at:
ABC Challenge - X is for Xtra dimension - I made my flower 3D overlapping layers of felt with paper flowers.
Here's a little gift tag for this weeks challenge at:
Meljen's Designs - bookmarks or tags
I love the slight Moroccan feel this card has - I think it's the colours and the geometric patterns.
This little hippo is for the challenge at:
CRAFT challenge - black, lime and lilac. They're definitely in there. Apologies for the turquoise ribbon but as I was on holiday with limited supplies please can I be forgiven :)
One of the things I took away with me was a Basic Grey card kit. It was lovely but me being me I don't think I made one without some kind of alteration! For this one I added the ribbon and the rub on.
This card was not only inspired by the card above but I used the sheet I'd taken the die cuts out of to make my own template to make the bird, it's wing and the shape it's sitting on. This in turn was inspired by the challenge at:
Cute Card Thursday - reuse, renew and recycle