Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy birthday to WOYWW!!!!

Hello my dear WOYWWers!

I wish you all a happy birthday, may we all  stay healthy, happy and crafty for more years to come! What a lovely gathering this is every week and this is all thanks to our Queen Julia!!!!! Long live the Queen!!!!!
Have a lovely day today - once again enjoy the snoop!! Ha, ha...
I came back from my "English" trip last night! I will show photos later in the day but now I must show my desk and get my name with the asterisk on to Julia's Mr. Linky! As you all know that means that you participate in the ATC swap we are doing to celebrate our birthday! 
So here is my desk of this morning - yes I got up at 5am this morning to make ATCs....I know I am late but with all the traveling I have been doing and work in between I didn't have enough time - but things are going  back to normal now ( after I wash that big pile of washing I just dumped out of my suitcase) so the ATCs will be going out to my lovely friends in a day or 2! 

Here is an overall view of my messy desk....


And a close up but the ATCs are well hidden! Ha, ha....




Ok then I must rush off to work but I will be back to see you all !

Have a lovely day, celebrate and enjoy life!

Big hugs and love to all

Cardarian

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ljubljana - Monte Carlo journey

Hello again my dear friends!

As promised here are some photos from my trip.....

Our first stop was in Abano Terme - a lovely Spa area - hotels with swimming pools - lovely warm water - I had a great swim after quite a lot of driving....you want to get as far as possible the first day....

Here is a photo from our hotel room - you can see the pool down at the bottom.....


then we travelled a long way to the other side of Italy - to the sea area south from Genova - we had a sea view room but there wasn't much of a view....


Once you get to the Mediterranian area the flowers are just breathtaking....



Next day we drove to San Remo and stopped at the beach ....


And had a lovely lunch......octopus salad and a bit of cold meat....njam....


Towards the evening we came to Monte Carlo - well we actually stayed in France - a vllage called Beausoleil - to get to Monte Carlo all we had to do is go down a few lifts and steps and we were in Monte Carlo.....


A tipical front door in Monte Carlo...


A bit of art......


The flower market.....



a balcony......



The real problem of Monaco is that the buildings are one on top of the other - honestly even if I had a lot of money I don't think I would want to live there - here are some examples of steps and lifts and just how crowded the place is.....







Of course no city in the world can beat the luxury you see in Monte Carlo.....look at these cars...

Bently....


The fastest car in the world - Bugatti......



and many others....


Still if you go down the road a little bit you find this cute little cafe.....upstairs it is a boutique - downstairs a cafe!


Here is the only "big view" of  Monte Carlo I managed to get......because of the grand prix they wouldn't let you take pictures from certain angles so I was forced to take it where I could......


A few more flowers and that will be it for today.....



Of course a photo or two of the Grand Prix Historique.....


Someone hit the wall.....


The end.....more from my journey back through the lovely towns of Cremona, Verona....later....
Hugs to all,
Cardarian

WOYWW 155

Good morning my dear friends!

I have been so busy this week! It was a mad house - my DBF is staying here, my daughter and her boyfriend have been coming round and doing odd jobs for me - of course I provide a meal and then lets not forget I still work full time! So huh a bit worn out here! My crafty mojo is on holiday at the moment so not much has been done! I have been dabbling with the ATCs as I would like to send out a few to friends and people who don't give up on me and come and comment on my blog even though I don't have time to comment on their blog! Anyway I will show you a photo of my desk and there will be a post after this one where you will find a few photos from my trip which I promised last week and never got round to it! I am going on another trip this week - ha, ha this time to England as my DBF belongs to an MG club and we are off for our annual MG tour! We will be going to East Anglia - Corton to be more specific! I know some of you think I sound like a jetsetter whizzing from one end to another but the truth is my DBF lives in England so that kind of relationship envolves a lot of travelling! But  then comes months where I am stuck indoors and nothing happens at all! That will happen after I have my knee operation!
Anyway to get to the point here is a photo of my desk.....



It was very dull this morning so I took a picture with the light on - as you can see I have an ATC in the making and my new TH distress inks on my desk! I love the new colors especially the Peacock feathers! I stamped the bird on my ATC with Shaded lilac, I am still thinking how to finish the it off! After studying the ATCs I have decided to go 3 ways with them - vintage, quirky and modern! What that means you will see next week! 
Have a lovely week I will be reporting from England when I can!
Lots of hugs to all of you
Cardarian
PS. Look out for the next post about my Monte Carlo trip!It is here !

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WOYWW, Not much on my desk but lots of news!

Hello my dear bloggy friends!

It has been quiet on this site for a while because I have been away and have just returned from a 1800 km long journey to Monte Carlo and back! I left last Wednesday - that is why there was no post last week - and as I just came back I thought I should at least let you all know that I am still around! I have lots and lots of photos and things to share - I will do that in the next days, I see some of you have already done your ATCs I haven't started yet but I will participate so it will all be done on time! I have celebrated my birthday when I was away and got 2 very lovely pressies from my DBF - a brand new KINDLE and a very fancy BRACCIALINI bag! Bought on the way back in Italy so I am very happy! 
Here is my desk.....just a few new embossing folders on view - haven't done any crafting yet......


And here is a picture of my new Kindle.....


It is very dark here - horrible weather rain and cold ( what a shock coming back from sunny Monte Carlo and Italy!) so I will take a photo of my bag some other day when there will be better light!
Here are some pictures from the Monte Carlo Grand prix historique I have attended with my DBF.... this a picture from the grand stand looking at the famous Casino....huh all these heads in the picture...but I can't help it...


Here are a few of the old cars on the track......


I have lots more to show but I will wrap this up for today as I have driven about 400 km today and I have to go to work tomorrow so I better have a rest - I will be around your desks in the next few days and also I will show you lots of my photos!
Have a lovely evening !

Lots of hugs to all my bloggy friends

Cardarian

Friday, May 4, 2012

I am back with a shabby chic card!

Hello my dear friends!

I have been away for a few days as we had some holidays ( bank holidays as the English say) and I went to visit my mom! We had a fun gathering - my brother also came with his family and as we had beautiful warm weather ( temperatures up to 30 deg C) we had a BBQ in my moms garden sitting under the cherry tree! Lovely! I came back on Wednesday but my daughter came to visit and her boyfriend , my niece and another friend and I made lunch for all of them so it was such a busy day I just couldn't get up to doing WOYWW - so I missed out on that! Still yesterday I had a bit of time after I came back from work and I got up to making this thank you card for my aunt - she went to Medjugorje ( a place of worship in Croatia- also known for the appearing of Mother Mary to some little children) and brought back a rosary for me! I thought I would make a thank you card as it was really nice she thought of me there! Prayers can only be a good thing!
Anyway here is my card 



 I looked at it this morning and thought maybe I over did it but I guess shabby chic is all about that! I started out with the main stamp ( La Blanche), colored it with copics and put some stickles on it ( Cotton Candy and I think the green one is called Dragon Fly) and that sat on my desk for a few days. Once I decided I was going to use it on a card I started hunting for a suitable background paper!Can you imagine with all the DP you have you can't find the right color??? Huh! Anyway I  decided to make it in the end! 
I smooshed Tea dye ink and Worn lipstick on my craft sheet and dipped the cardstock also added a bit of  Tuscun Sun Glimmer mist , dried it all and then stamped over it with a Stampendous stamp Le London script, which is my go to background script stamp! I inked it up but then took a little bit of the ink off with a baby wipe! After stamping I distressed the edges with Iced spruce ink just so I caught a little bit of the grey that is on the frame of the flowers! Then I started putting bits and pieces together ! Initially I wanted to go with an all "pinky" card but I made up my mind and added blue lace and blue ribbon then I also stamped a butterfly to match them! I went to my "antique magazines cupbord" and found some old text with gothic letters and to my kitchen to get some waxed baking paper ( don't have the fancy TH one)  and then I was almost done.....well yesterday  I got a package of German scrap - it is really hard to get that thing! I had to order it from the States and it is called GERMAN scrap! Hello??!? Anyway I added a bit of that too!




 If you have managed to stay with me till now I imagine you are fast asleep at your desk, ha, ha what was I thinking talking so much about a card - honestly sometimes I just need to talk about crafting! I only have you bloggers to talk to about this! So bare with me!
Have a lovely weekend I will be back with you soon!

Lots of hugs to all
Cardarian