Saturday, 21 August 2010

Goodbye and Good Day

We said goodbye to Jo and Ian this morning as they are going home but first Steve had to have a quick sit in the Mustang.

So we didn't miss them too much we headed towards Nokomis and Pelican Alley for lunch.  We both started with a cup of seafood chowder, totally yummy

I then had the prawns, scallop and squid in red pepper alfredo sauce over linguine and Steve had Baked Bayou Casserole with rice.  There wasn't much left on our plates.

We weren't going to have dessert but having talked to the waitress it appeared we had ordered a portion of key lime pie!  I'm sorry that's there only a photo of half of it, but we attacked it before I could get the camera out!

We then drove up to St Armands Circle for a wander around the shops.  As there was a Brighton shop there, I came away with a new key fob, featuring 5 hearts and a T-shirt.  On the way back we passed a great sculpture, it's called "Unconditional Surrender" and is 26 foot high!

So with a day filled with food we bought a rack of ribs for dinner, that Steve cooked in the oven before finishing the on the BBQ.  Look at least there's a bit of salad on my plate!

Then it was time to relax with a glass of White Zinfandel and make a couple of cards whilst watching Waterboy on the TV.   This card was inspired by challenges at:
ICS - Sketch #79
Daring Cardmakers - material girl - my card was inspired by my new T-shirt.  I've used the swirl on the main image and also on the layers underneath.

This card was inspired by challenges at:
Charisma Cardz - die cuts
Crazy 4 challenges - sketch #51 
For this card I used another 6" x 6" paper pad from Kaiser, this time it's the Le Chateau Collection.  It's filled with 24 papers, then there's speciality papers that include flocking and vinyl finish and 4 sheets die cuts.

I also had a message from the fabulous Katina Killey, if ever you've bought a UK cardmaking magazine you've probably seen her gorgeous work.  We were buddies on Beautiful Cards and it was great to receive a lovely blog award from her today.

This does mean that I can now pass this award on to 7 people who have lovely blogs, pop over and see what gorgeous things they make.


So although we started the day with a goodbye we still had a good day.
I hope you had a good day too.


Rein said...

Great card for the challenge,
thanks for joining in with DCM.

Debbie said...

Looks like youve had a fabulous time - jealous!!! So cool to have you home soon though - see you Wednesday :)

Love you

GlitteryKatie said...

Awww thank youfor the award!! I'm so envious of your hols it all looks delish ESPECIALLY the food!!!
Looking forward to seeing you back here in blighty!!! *mwah*

Stacy said...

Loving the simplicity of the card, you made it look so precious! The swirls are so marvelous... Thanks for joining us at ICS this week! :D

Brodders said...

Aww thanks for the award Claire, you must come out of the closet more often !!!
Holiday looks fab xxx

Brodders said...

Thanks for the award Claire. You must come out of the closet more often !!!
The holiday looks great xxx

Lynda said...

Love your 'inspired' card and the T-Shirt's gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Allison said...

lovely inspired card
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

scrapnnMO said...

WOW your card is just fabulous. Love that you turned the sketch and those colors together are perfect. Thanks for joinging ICS. :)

Sue said...

Thank you darling for award xxxx

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