Tuesday, 7 June 2011


Hi peeps, 

I'm back from my hols, and having been home for a week can hardly remember what it was like to spend every day soaking up the sun, and reading, punctuated with the occasional swim!!

Since I got back I've been suffering with the migraines again, which is a bit annoying although it would have been worse if I'd had them while I was away, although I was daft enough to spend a bit too much time pottering in the garden one afternoon, and although it was a bit cloudy, still managed to give myself sunstroke!!

Anyway, I'm now back in the old routine, and this is my first card.  I ordered this stamp from Sweet Pea in the US before I went away, and was chuffed to find it here waiting for me upon my return, so at the first opportunity got it inked up.  The card turned out TOTALLY different to what I initially visualised, as I'd planned on using pink papers, but once I'd coloured her in, I felt that she looked a bit insipid against the pink, but really jumped out at me from the khaki coloured papers, which I think came from a Paper Cellar pack??  I was really pleased to grab some of this gorgeous lace VERY cheaply from a Spanish market that I visited - I went looking for flip flops and handbags, and came away with lace, lol.  The pearl swirl I made myself, as I was too tight to buy some, lol, but having seen how much work goes into it, I can see why they tend to be a bit pricey.  Still I enjoyed fiddling around with it, so may well do some more.

Hope you like it, and if you have time to leave a comment, it would as always, be MUCH appreciated.


Judi x


  1. Welcome back Judi - glad you had a fab time on your hols. And what a fabulous creation you have come back with too - just stunning. Hugs, Claire x

  2. fantastic card judi.i love your colours and details and the image is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Fabulous card Judi, nice to see you back and that you had a good time whilst away....blogger is being a watch out for

  4. What a gorgeous card Judi.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Absolutley gorgeous Judi, love how you've done the pearl swirl and the image is gorgeous too.
    Glad you had a good holiday except for the sunstroke, hope you are ok. Teresa xx

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  7. Judi this is gorgeous, I love the beauty of it, the pearl swirl is gorgeous and that lace is divine, wish you'd bought me some too lol,

    wish you'd brought me the weather too hun,

    just a thought but I used to get migraines alot from glare, so I wear sunglasses nearly all the time and I've found it really helps, I rarely get it now, hugs Liz xx

  8. Beautiful card....Love the image and the lace is gorgeous...
    Mandy x

  9. Oh Judi, this is STUNNING!!
    Hugs xo