Sunday 31 July 2011

I fainted!

Don't worry! It was only in a shock kind of way - the sun came out today! It actually felt like summer so I fainted sort of. I mean does this actually mean summer has finally done the decent thing and actually made an appearance? It was also quite pleasant last Sunday too (yup time thieves again folks) so we had a run out.

Check out this for a beach! There are literally miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches..... looks fab eh? The photo doesn't show up the browny tinge the sea has though! Yup none other than Mablethorpe. Oh yes we had some of those yummy fish and chips we had last time too. Now this beach obviously gets busy as they have lifeguards as you can see one here with his surf board, Oh and coat on!

And donkeys! I lurves donkeys and always think they look sad. But I suppose treking up and down the sand all day is a bit boring. I'd shared my mints out with them shortly before ;))

So over at Totally Gorjuss we've just started with Christmas in July. This week we sponsored by Meljen Designs The DT had some of their beautiful images to play with. So I used Rudolph - isn't he sweet? Coloured with Copics naturally. The papers are some Basic Grey 'Wassail'. Now with Christmas in mind and postal charges being ever higher I made a 'flat' card that will post on a regular stamp. That put flowers out of the window! Now they're lovely but generally push postal charges up into the 'large letter' band.

The decoration is punched holly leaves and snowflakes. The leaves have been stickled with Distress Stickles in 'Picket Fence' I was hoping for a frosty look - do you think it worked?

Well after Rudolph I was on a bit of a roll! Out came the gingerbread man! He too got the Copic treatment. These papers are basic Grey 'Jovial', some of my fav BG Christmas papers ever.

the little gingerbread embellishment is some of that lovely organza from Hobby Fun. Goes lovely with him don't you think?

I thought kraft card would be nice for him in a sort of rustic/arts and craft kind of thing. The border is a Martha Stewart punch, rick rack from stash.

Well that's it for today - are you still awake?

Oh and while I've been typing this the sun's only gone in!


Gez Butterworth said...

Wow! Looks a great day out Net.

Fabby cards to boot.Xxx

Hazel said...

Years since I went to Mablethorpe. Great cards for Gorjuss this week - got to love that Meljen reindeer - I know what you mean about postal charges - getting too expensive to pile up with flowers. x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Angelnorth said...

Love th reindeer and gingerbread man images - great cards! Not been to Mablethrope for decade, looks fab!

Janice said...

Lovely beach shots, very summery. Your cards are lovely too, even if they are not summery.

Carolyn said...

I love Donkeys too - Mablethorpe looks great :)

Traceyr said...

How did I miss this post?

Love the Christmas cards and yes the holly does look frosted and well done on thinking of the postal charges (something I hadn't thought of but will now! x)

Love the beach - I thought it was USA haha.


Country Mouse said...

What a beautiful beach! And donkeys too! I love donkeys also, my father in law has one, his name is Pancho. My mother in law gets jealous because she says he pays more attention to Pancho, and I swear this donkey can smile!!! Thanks for sharing your super cute card with us this week at Meljen's Designs!! audrey

Cheryl said...

Cute Christmas cards! Thank you for joining our “Blast from the Past” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

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