Friday, January 15, 2010

Dreaming of France

Jacqueline from My Scrap Basket had a lovely post about a little village in France not far from where she lives and all the lovely buildings and Christmas decorations.  She also had a little giveaway going.  I commented on the lovely photos and how I hope to see a village like this when I go in August to Paris.. and I was luck enough to win a little something..... and this is what it was.... arrived today
Aren't they just wonderful.  I admire Jacqueline's work all the time- She makes the most amazing tags and I am proud to be able to look at these in real life.  Thank you heaps Jacqueline.

At this moment hubby and I are planning what we want to do on our trip to England and Europe.  Plans at this stage are to spend a week doing a canal boat trip - down the Huddesfield Canal in England, spend a few days in London with his sister and then take the train to Paris.  Of course as I have never been much I want to see... Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, a river boat cruise on the Seine... maybe a day trip to Versailles.... lot to do in 5 days, then off by train to Venice...again about 5 days and then down to Rome for around 5 days before flying home....  It just seems so long away...but no doubt August will come round quickly.

I managed to get a quick card done this week... Donna made these two lovely cards here using Pure Innocence images by Heather Ellis.... I just had to go and get two more myself.... Donna was thinking of entering one of her cards in TESC97.  I liked the sketch Taylor had done so gave it a go myself... I was inspired by Donna to use my Dahlia nestie to frame the image.  I made the pale pink paper by brayering distress ink ( Tattered Rose) onto thin card and then overstamping with HA Antique Brocade in Worn Lipstick. and then stamping the sentiment.  I resized the PI image and coloured it with pencils, blended with a Tombow colourless blender. I used the Dahlia nestie to cut it out and sponged some of the Tattered Rose onto it.  The background card is stamped with HA Raindrop background stamped in the Tattered Rose ink.  All in all was pleased with the result.
Well that's all for now... It's Friday evening ( 6.00pm) so the first week back from holiday finished ( and it was a crappy week) so am looking forward to a relaxing weekend.... maybe a bit of crafting, reading or sunbathing!!!  Take care and thanks for visiting
Edited... I'm sorry Jacqueline... I called her blog My Scrap Bucket instead of Basket!!!  A bit of a blond moment!!!!!


paula said...

Hi Dawn,
I sorry that you had a crappy week :(. But at least you got some lovely cards. Jacqueline's cards look stunning as does yours. How exciting to be going overseas xoxoxoxoxo

Jacqueline said...

Hi Dawn, glad you liked them. Btw, it's My Scrap Basket and not Bucket... lol!

Tiffany said...

Sooo jealous - you are getting to travel to some lovely places - wow!!! Happy planning and I'm sure you'll be keeping us up-to-date on everything before you leave...whohooo! Love Jacqueline's cards, isn't it a wonder to receive something from her, such a gem!

Your Pure Innocence card is delightful Dawn, so sweet, such simplicity and a yearning for childhood!

Deirdre said...

Dawn, thanks for sharing the beautiful tag and card that Jacqueline sent you... aren't they wonderful. Love your card too. Your trip will be amazing. France is stunning. The canal trip sounds super too.... lucky you... the time will fly by... although Summer seems a long way off here at the mo!

Nancy said...

Such fun to report in this post....winning the
Jacqueline lovelies, your sweet and charming card and of course that trip of a lifetime. London, Paris, Venice and Rome are my dream vacation. I'm hoping you'll spend lots of happy moments daydreaming about it, enjoying each day while you're there and taking lots of photos to might be the closest I ever get.
Blessings to you Dawn!!

Diana said...

Travel is so fun. Love all these cards. Thanks for sharing Dawn.