Sunday, 12 June 2016

A Greek Window

Good morning.  I'm sorry that I have been missing all week but we booked a very last minute holiday and went up to Scotland.  We were so lucky and had glorious weather!  I packed lots of clothes for warm weather and wet weather but I did throw in a few teeshirts thankfully.  I never wore a cardigan or sweater the entire week.  We were in a fabulous cottage, with beautiful gardens, on the shores of Loch Ryan so it wouldn't have been a hardship to stay "at home" if the weather was bad. Luckily that was not the case.   I also managed to meet up with a friend who lives near Ayr,  We have known each other for about 35 years and rarely meet but when we do, my goodness you would think we had never been apart!!  John and Jim couldn't get a word in! A great afternoon and evening!

Anyway, my post today is my DT card for the  OSAAT  challenge "Layer It Up"  Now this is a really simple challenge so I'm sure many of you could add a card to it.

My Card

7" base card from Anne Marie Designs
pink striped card stock - "Victorian Roses" from The Works
image - "Greek Window" by Ikes Art
corner die - "Austrian Collection" Sue Wilson
Promarkers to colour
pearls - ancient stash

Eventually my card came together well, but I must admit I was struggling initially and realised that rushing to get it done before I went away wasn't working and decided that I would have to give this challenge a miss.  I tried again the next day and I guess because the pressure was gone it came together okay and I like the result. These card stacks fromThe Works are great value at £4 for  a 12 inch card stock.  In fact some are even £3. The dark pink mat behind the image is the reverse of the striped card.

Please pop over to the blog and see what my teamies have come up with.  If you decide to enter you could win $10 to spend in store.

Well that's it from me today.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you are doing - hopefully something nice!

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  1. Schitterende kaart Christine.Prachtige kleuren heb je gebruikt
    Groetjes Gerrie

  2. Beautiful card Christine. Glad you had a good holiday. Scotland is so beautiful.

  3. Very pretty image with your lovely coloring. Great card design and papers. Would love to visit Scotland some day. Glad you had a great time. Hugs, Maggie, OSAAT Teamie (for now)

  4. Lucky you to get to spend time in Scotland, and it sounds perfectly beautiful. Glad the weather was cooperative for you to enjoy outside as well. And additionally enjoying good times with old friends. What a wonderful vacation you must have had! Love your card - a lovely window scene with the pretty pot of flowers. A pleasing design layout, and the filigree corner against the stripe paper...icing on the cake! TFS & Hugs

  5. Brilliant design. Love the colours too.xx{aNNie}

  6. Great card Christine, glad you enjoyed Scotland you were very lucky with the weather.
    Patricia x

  7. This is such a pretty card. It has a really calm feel to it! I know that probably sounds weird, but it just strikes me as a lovely card to give to someone who needs a wee bit of calm in their life.
    Thanks for the kind was so good to hear from you.
    I will send a long one back just as soon as I catch my breath as we have rushed up to see Mum again and leve for another visit on the 17th...

  8. Oh sounds like you had a wonderful time,glad weather was kind. Love the card so beautiful hugs cheryl xxx

  9. Morning Christine,
    Lovely card. Pleased to hear you had a good break.

  10. Window gardens are always a favorite of mine.
    If I lived in the UK - then I could book a weekend in Scotland too!!!! Oh woe is me.
    I am glad you had a good time - sounds lovely!
    sandy xx

  11. Hi Christine
    You certainly have layered it up beautifully.
    Glad you were lucky with the weather and had a wonderful break. Sounds like it did you both the world of good.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  12. Really gorgeous - thank you for using one of my images :-)
    I am so glad you had some glorious weather in Scotland... how lucky that was :-D

    IKE xx

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