Friday, 20 August 2010

Cards and Cocktails

Today was chill out day, mainly due to the fact that a rather large amount of alcohol had been consumed by all of us last night.  It did mean I got to make a couple of cards.  This one was inspired by challenges at:
Stamp with fun - sketch # 72
Meljen's Designs - brown, teal and orange
Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes 
Embellish - quirky, cute, clean style in seafoam, kraft, peach and cream
This one is made with a mixture of supplies from Papertrey Ink and the little Lush paper pack from Kaisercraft. 

This one was inspired by challenges at:
Tuesday Taggers - messing about in boats
Totally Papercrafts - Summer Fun 
It was made with bits left over from the ruffle rainbow card I made earlier in the week.  I love using scraps up.
We managed to gather enough energy to go out at night and headed into downtown Sarasota.  We wanted to go somewhere a little bit special as it was our last night with Jo & Ian.  We spent the evening at Ceviche, where we started the evening on the roof top terrace with a cocktail or two.

We then went downstairs where we had fabulous tapas and an amazing paella.  Our server Dave was great fun and looked after us and even got our British sense of humour.

Even the drive home was fun - it was so warm we still had the roof down on the car even though it was dark outside. 

We did try to have a drink when we got back but generally we all just fell asleep, so headed off to bed.  Thanks for a great week Jo & Ian - we love you lots.


PatR said...

Sounds like you've had a ball Claire, lucky old you. Loved seeing all the lovely grub you've been indulging in and the gorgeous cards you've made while you've been away. Get back on those salads!!

Sue said...

Hi Clarie
two fabby cards, luv the little boat, great piccies, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Katina said...

Looks like you had a great tim Claire. How do you make such fab cards with a 'hangover'?! I have left you something on my blog if you ahve time to take a look x

Sally H said...

What a gorgeous boat! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

Zoechaos said...

Looks like a great night out LOL great cards, love how you created the boat. Thank you for sharing with us at TT xx Zoe

Lauretta See said...

gorgeous cards.. both of the, :)
Thank you for playing with us this week on the meljens challenge. Good luck!

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful cards! Great use of our colors! Love the little kite!
Looks like you had a great time on your night out!
Thanks so much for joining us in our color challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

great card !! I love it. thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Claire ,,, love em both :-) great photo's too ,, looks like you all had a lovely evening :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Mel X said...

Super cards. Love the boat.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.

Mel X

Mummylade said...

gorgeous cards! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge, good luck!

Traveling Mama said...

These are both so cute! I love the way you incorporated the papers! Thanks for playing along with us at Embellish! Hugs from Denmark!

Charlene Austin said...

There's not many better reasons to have a chill out card making day than a few too many drinks the night before. I might just have to give that a go tonight! Ha!

Thanks for playin'!

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