Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday stamping, Sunday strawberry picking....

 Yesterday I finally managed to catch up with some stamping buddies for a day of stamping.... I have missed a number of their get togethers because of a variety of reasons, but yesterday I was available and stamping was on at Lei's place. Here some of the lovely ladies are - Lei and Jackie, Helen and Glenda.... Sandie and Janet were there as well, but evaded the photos.... We had a fabulous day, lots of talking, eating and of course stamping.  All this despite the temperature soaring to the high 20's.  It was HOT....
I managed to get two cards and two book-marks done, and coloured in two "Ian" images I had.
 
I have been having fun with the Pure Innocence images that I got from Heather Ellis's site.  So cute and fun to colour.  I love the digi images as you can resize to what ever you want.  
Friday I bought two more Hero Art stamps... Silhouette Burst and Silhouette Spray.  They both tie with the Dandelion Frame.  I used part of the frame and the Silhouette Burst on the first book-mark.  Very pleased with the result so will be making a card with similar colours.  The second book-mark was made with Distress inks rubbed over the cardstock to make the lovely orange background.  I stamped the butterflies and sentiment with Versafine Sepia ink.   My Purple card is for Anne-Maree at work, she LOVES purple, wearing it just about everyday!!!!  I used the Hero Arts Friends Definition Cling to make the background paper which I tore and distressed in Dusty Concord.  I then stamped both the Burst and Spray onto it.  Finished them off with a gem ( coloured with Copic to get the right colour) and the Happy Birthday. 
Finally my Pure Innocence card was nice and quick to make.  In my stash I had the background Paper ( no idea where I got it or what make it is!!!) but it tied nicely into the colours I had used.  The sentiment is by Stampin'Up.  I borrowed it from Helen.
Our day finished around 4.00pm and it was still very HOT!! so when I got home, I quickly unpacked my stuff, put on the togs ( swim suit) and headed to the beach.  It is 5 minutes walk from home... and had a quick dip...the water was so warm.  This was my first swim this summer.... it's been too cool up till now.  Just magic...  Finished the night by going out to an Indian restaurant with some friends... Fabulous Day.
Today was not such a nice day,... still warm but overcast at times and raining at others.  However we had decided to go Strawberry picking.  One of the strawberry farms near us ( about 20 minutes drive away) has a yearly day when you can pick your own ($7 a kilo) and all the funds go to the North Shore Hospice.  Of course as soon as we started picking it starting to spit and then rained.... not too heavy but enough to get a wet tee-shirt.... Hubby and I picked just over 3 kgs.... so tomorrow am going to make jam.  We had some of the better ones for our dessert tonight... so tasty and fresh.

Thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi DAwn,
So happy you have stamping fun with your friends!! Woo hoo and love your creations! The book marks are stunning and love your inking :)
So I just ordered lots of those digi stamps u linked me up to!! So thanks so much...that's how much I like your card with the adorable girl!!!! Oh wow it's almost 3am!! Jeepers better get my beauty rest. Thank so much for always stopping by my blog it really means a lot to me. Hugs to you,Kathy

Vanessa said...

OMG - DID YOU SAY STRAWBERRIES??? I am drowning from drooling now. Tons of new snow here. But a glimpse of sun. Only a glimpse. I am glad you are having fun with your friends - looking forward to do some stamping with my brother`s girlfriend on Tuesday :)

Hugs,
Vanessa

paula said...

Hi Dawn, Your fabulous creations are as always stunning :D. I love seeing what you come up with. Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your friends. I wish we had temps in the high 20's we've been having mid 30's here, plus humidity. Although today was cooler in the mid 20's with showers all day. Gotta love that rain. Our strawberry season is over :( but we still have some in our fridge at the moment. It's always fun to P.Y.O.

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Lovely cards! I especially like the birthday one you made with your new stamps. And fresh strawberries? Sounds yummy! :-)

Tiffany said...

Sounds like you had such a fantastic day!! so happy for you, it's always nice to get together with friends and stamp away!!! Love all of your tags and cards, WOW!! Each are so beautiful Dawn!

AnitaRex said...

Such cute card! Love that digi one! Love your new stamps and what you created! Jealous of your 5 min walk to water and swim! Hmmm strawberries! Hope your jam turns out great, it's fun isn't it? I am 5 months away from Strawberry picking!

dustypenny said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, Dawn. Well, except the rain part. I really like the little girl card. Sending hugs from cold and snowy Indiana.

donna mikasa said...

What FUN! Stamping with friends is the best! And a day topped off with strawberries sounds like heaven! And when you say "high 20's" temperature wise...that's Celsius, right?

Virginia L. said...

Did you say HOT...STRAWBERRY..? I'm so NOT envious!!! I had to shovel snow today! Love your tags, cards and that Pure Innocence image is pure joy! I'm inpired to color mine! Thank you for the kind and sweet comments, Dawn! You say the sweetest thing about my David! xoxo

Suzanne C said...

What a wonderful weekend! Strawberry picking walking down to the beach and swimming, and then add a day of stamping! WOW! Lovely cards! The patterns you mixed together with your colored image is so very pretty! Love the purple mix of dandelions. So very pretty. Love the bookmarks the background colors are soo pretty.

Monika Reeck said...

woow what a wonderful weekend Dawn...I love your card with Purple color soo romantic...the book mark also adorable Dawn love the blending color on there....the card with little girl is cutteeees one...love it...hugs