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Sunday, 9 September 2012

books and more books.....


 yes i am back, been a while.... just lost my mojo..and having a rest and been away on holiday too (a few pics below) ....then i had some new spellbinders for my birthday on friday..and here i am!!

used the sketch by FIONA over on ~THE SUGAR BOWL#91(theme shabby chic)

STAMP FOR FUN#177~BUTTONS

ABC CHALLENGE ~W FOR WISHES

TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS FRIDAY#133 ~BUTTERFLIES, BOWS AND BUTTONS

ALL SORTS CHALLENGE #171 ~ LAYERS

used my minds eye papers, sugar nellie "book club"stamp, magnolia book and cake stamps, coloured with promarkers,  cc designas word stamp, various spellbinders dies ,  brads, buttons, bow, thread and an old book from my stash.                                                                                           

                   

below are a few pics of our holiday ........


 this is the farm house we stayed at near HAY~ON~WYE ~the place of books....... all 10 of us ..my parents, myself and family, and my brother and his family.... gorgeous week , in the loveliest place ~peace and quiet with our own lake..... (having been putting photos on my facebook)

 my two boys Aaron and Lewis with their cousin Maki

 my sister in law Allison and niece Justine

 ..and then it is time to say goodbye..... and the start to their new life in California,USA

13 comments:

Deb said...

gorgeous card, your holiday looked fabulous, such a lovely place to spend time with family before they leave!
Debxx

windystamper said...

As always such an adorable card! So beautifully done!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your vacation,,,it is good that you got away and spent time with family.

Hugs Debi

Sarah said...

Hi Nessy, my goodness it's been ages since I visited you last - it's got to be months!!

Have just been catching up on your cards and your holiday! Everything looks fabulous and wow a new start in the USA, how exciting!!

Hope to visit much more often now that the schools are back and I get some crafting time again!!!

Cheerio
Sarah

Mary J said...

What lovely photos, Nessy - that place looks fab!

Your card is so pretty! Gorgeous papers and the flowers are beautiful! You could enter this in to the Little Miss Muffet challenge for using printed pages!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Vanessa.

Hugs Riet.xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what an absolutely gorgeous card.
Fabulous holiday pics too.
luv
Debby

coops said...

so gorgeous nessy.fab pretty coloura and i love the sassy image ;D
great holiday pics,it looks a really beautiful place :D

xx coops xx

Anesha said...

Really lovely card, great flowers. Happy belated birthday.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous card sweetie. Thank you for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Louise said...

beautiful card,thanks for joining us at the Sugar Bowl this week.
Louise xx

Pami said...

Wonderful card Vanessa, love it. And thanks for sharing your photos too! Thanks for sharing with us at the Sugar Bowl this fortnight, good luck! Pami x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Nessy, love the beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for my Layers challenge x

Cinzia Gava said...

beautiful card love the image!!!!and beautiful farm too, I bet was an amazing holyday...!!! LOL
thanks for sharing it to us at ABC Challenge
hugs