Sunday, 24 May 2009

Back from my holiday and a Challenge Card

Sketch Saturday CHALLENGE WEEK 52

Back from my holidays already, i have some photos to show you further down but for now a challenge card. This is for this weeks Saturday Sketchers and what a fabulous sketch it was to work to.

These papers are from Making Memories but im not sure which design. I love this Melinda image and that adorable snail.
Melindas wings have been stickled and the flower she is holding have been glossy accented.
Flowers are made using my retro punch again. Ribbon from Poppicrafts.

So back from holiday where did the week go. I have to say we had a marvellous time, and it would appear some of that lovely weather has come back home with us!! i have been sitting out in the garden this morning in between loading and unloading the washing machine and tumble dryer!

I have to say its the second time we've been to Majorca, and i just love that country! there is a slightly relaxing feel to the island, no one rushing about, a much more relaxed feel. I think i could definitely live out there!

Unfortunately our villa wasn't as expected, it was very dark and i love daylight as you know. So luckily for me we had good weather and i could sit outside! I managed to do a bit of colouring, but i have to admit, i generally fell asleep while laying in the shade!

We visited a couple of the tourist attractions in Palma but were actually staying in Pollensa. A lovely little place with lovely restaurants along the front. Which i suspect is why im about half a stone heavier on my return home! I am so on a diet this week, i look at least 3 months pregnant!

We shared our villa porch with this little guy, isn't he just the cutest?

This is three quarters of my family. Jamie with his girlfriend Kelly, Happy Birthday Jamie, he is celebrating his 18th birthday today! (we are off out for a meal tonight, so the diet starts tuesday!). Ben and Jasmine. This was taken at the Marine Centre in Palma, a new tourist attraction and well worth a visit, albeit a bit pricy. We certainly felt the weakness of the euro this year!

A shot of hubby pretending he can read this!!!!

Jasmine buried by her siblings when we went to Fermentor, a truly gorgeous little bay!

Benjamin riding a horse! we couldn't get him on a real one!

Jasmine preparing to eat yet again! this time a chinese buffet!

As you might have gathered im not one for loads of holiday snaps, mainly because i often forget to take my camera out with me!!!!!

So my lovelies what have you all been up to? i did a brief bit of blog hopping this morning, but will try and get round to you all later today or tomorrow. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend whatever you decide to do.

Hugs for now Linda x


Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous card and it looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Welcome back hun!
Judy xx

Donna said...

Hi Linda, good to have you back, so glad you had a good time and were able to relax a bit. Your photo's are fab, looks like the kids had a great time, Happy Birthday Jaime, hope you have a lovely meal together tonight. I had an amazing time on holiday, I'm still finding it hard to get caught up with everything but I will e mail you tonight and tell you all of what I got up too. Love your card btw. Hugs Donna x

fairymadjo said...

hi hun,
wow a gorgeous card hunny . oh lovely photo's huggs jo x

Natalie said...

Beautiful card Linda and great holiday photo's, looks like you had a great time. x

Wheezie said...

Fabulous card , and if the pictures are anything to go by you must have had a great time on your holiday.

x Wheezie x

Rleen said...

Gorgeous card Linda.I love the beautiful image and the color combo.

Looks like everyone had a great and fun holiday. I love all the fantastic photos. I email you soon and tell you what I've been up to :)

Have a wonderful day!

strawberry fields said...

Hi Linda
Great holiday pics! Welcome home!
fiona xx

Max en/of Elise said...

Hi Linda, lovely card ! I want to says thanks for the lovely birthday card you send me !!! Thanks so much it wa such a surprise ! Ans I had a wonderful day today, thank you!

Riet said...

Wowww Linda,what a beautiful card,l love theimage and colours.
sogorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Linda and fab holiday photos, sounds like you had a wonderful time :) Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Linda,
So great to see you back! Your holiday looks fabulous! Love your pics thanks for sharing!
Such a beautiful card!
Your image is so beautiful and I love your fabulous paper and detail!
kim x

Diane.W. said...

Glad you had a nice time & good to have you back!!!
Luv the photos & great card :o)x

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi Linda!Glad to hear you had a fab holiday!And back with a gorgeous card!I have that ribbon and you have just inspired me to use it thanks! :)
hugs amanda xx

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Linda Beautiful card again and welcome back, so glad you had a good time and rest. Great pictures looks like you all had a good time. Happy Birthday to Jamie.
Hugs Linda

cats whiskers said...

Welcome back hun, and what a beautiful card you have posted today just love it all such fab colour scheme. Looks as if a good time was had by all on your hols. I think you really deserved the break though after the year you have had.
Hugs Jacqui x

Crystal said...

Love your card!!! The colors and embellies are wonderful...such beautiful ribbon!!! Looks like you had a really great time!!! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday!!

Michelle said...

Your melinda card is beautiful!! I love seeing all the pictures from your holiday. Sounds like it was a good time - and relaxing...just what you needed!! Glad to hear the good weather followed you home!

Jacque said...

Lovely, lovely card, Linda...and that snail is too cute...So happy you are back home safe and sound...and will be looking forward to hearing from you...Hugs..Jacque

Maya said...

Ohhh what a beautiful card,Linda!!
Wonderful papers and details,love the bow!
Hugs from Maya:)

Becky said...

So good to see you back Linda, your photos are brill! Love the one of Jasmine burried in the sand!! Glad you had a great time and enjoyed the food!! At first I thought you said you were 3 months pregnant lol!! I had to read it again!!
Love your card too, that snail is so cute!!
Have a great day and hope your son had a good birthday!
Love Becky xx

Rosemary said...

Looks like a great family holiday.
Your card, fabulous as usual. Between my daughter Rosanne and you, you both inspired me to begin making cards too, lots of fun.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and looks like you had a fabby time!!
*giggles at the sand picture*
Hugs, Marlene x

Anna said...

You have a beautiful family! Happy late birthday to you rson. Hope you all had a fab. trip! Loved the card you made! So pretty!

Kazabing said...

Terrific card and it sounds like that you had a fabby time on holiday.
Kaza. xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely to have you back, Linda!Sounds like you had a fab holiday too. Will catch up with you later.
Love, Maria xx

tiggertastic said...

Fantastic holiday photos to share with us, so pleased that youhad good weather and all enjoyed your time away.

the card you have made is every so pretty i love the soft colours you have used with that image

Sarah x

clare said...

Hi HUn..what fab holiday great to hear you had a lovely was well deserved hun.

Happy birthday to jamie..hope he had a lovely day and you all had a lovely meal out.

another gorgeous card the image and the colours TFS hugs clarex

Jill said...

wow Linda stunning card, I love the pink and green and that gorgeous ribbon just finishes it off perfectly. Aww your kids are gorgeous hun, just like you, you all look like you had a wonderful time hugs Jill xx

Gill said...

Gorgeous card Linda, love the colurs and the sweet image and fabulous holiday pics, thanks for joining us at SS
hugs Gill x

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