Thursday, 24 June 2010

Lazy Day

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

Then finally in preparation to our trip to Rome here's a super scooter card, inspired by the challenge at:
Charisma Cards - for the boys

So I'm all packed up as we leave Cortona in the morning to go back to Rome.  I'll be sad to leave this lovely house but hope I'll get to visit again one day.
Happy Days


Sprytebyrd said...

Such wonderful creations! Great colors and layouts!
Looks like a good time on vacation! Love the pool photo!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Bookmarks and Tags challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Sue C said...

Fab cards, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at ABC. Sue C x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Ginger I am loving this beautiful selection of cards I have read through the challenges but could not see a link for One Stop Craft Challenge I am thinking it is the one with the bird on, lol, if it is thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSCC this week
Lorraine x

Suzi said...

They are all wonderful cards, but we don't know which one you entered as there is no link to OSCC, but they are lovely.
Suzi x

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Annie said...

fabulous cards and great recycling! thanks for joining in with us at CCT.
hugs, annie x

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

I love your cards, such fun inspiration from each of them! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's this week. I look forward to seeing more!!!

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