Monday, 24 July 2017

I Am Home . . .


. . . and I need to apologise for my tardiness on my return.  My only defence, is that I have had so very much to do!  One of the things I have had to do, which has taken me nearly a week, is editing nearly six hundred - yes, that's right, six hundred - photos and videos! of our trip!  I won't bore you with too many, but this will be a picture heavy post!  Feel free to stop at any point to get on with the rest of your lives 😁😁

Before I go on to show you a selection of photos, I would like to say a very big thank you to each and every one of you who still visited and took the time to comment, even though you knew I would be unable to reciprocate (yes, I know they have wonderful technology in the USA, but - no excuses here now - we were just so busy . . . besides, I felt that as it is our twentieth wedding anniversary, DH deserved my undivided attention eh?)

At the end, if you are still with me, I will post a card I made for a dear friend before I went away, which links to the card I posted HERE  Some of you expressed an interest in seeing the alternative design that I mentioned in that post - I will also add a comparison photo too - again, feel free to skip any or all photos that you want.  Here goes, grab a beverage and sit back!


This is where it all started twenty years ago, in this sweet little chapel (it's prettier from the ground view,) this was taken from the 'Top Of The World Restaurant' in the 'Stratosphere' where we had our anniversary meal.  This was taken with a zoom lens!  The photo at the beginning of this post is a chocolate replica of the 'Stratosphere' (I ate every scrap!)

This was part of the 360 degree view from said restaurant.  Again this was taken with a zoom lens. 

 
The following picture is a picture taken in the very hot and rugged 'Red Rock Canyon'.


In  contrast is the stunningly beautiful - and slightly cooler - 'Mount Charleston', where, people can - believe it or not - ski during the winter months!



You can just see the ski run in this picture!  Of course, we had to have a leisurely lunch here watching the beautiful little Hummingbirds at the restaurant.


We're city folk, it's a treat for us! Next, we visited the 'Hoover Dam', it was hot that day . . . 118F . . . but worth the excursion!



At the Hoover Dam there are two time zones.  At one end of the bridge over the dam it is Nevada time and at the other end it is Arizona time and they have two clocks showing the times!  I have pasted the two together here as I was unable to get a shot of the two,


AS we left the Hoover Dam, on  the way back to LV we stopped to take some pictures of Lake Mead.



On the drive back, this is a picture I took, to show the very diversity of the area surrounding Las Vegas, as I have met a lot  of folk who think it is all casinos, hotels and bright lights and noise.


Of course, I have to show a picture taken in LV itself, don't I?  This next one was taken in Fremont Street, which is my favourite place for people watching, this photo shows an artist, who was demonstrating his skill, by using spray paint and pieces of card that he used to control where the paint went and the pattern it made and spatulas for scraping paint off to make the most amazing pictures! Not a brush in sight!  What skill!


When we got back to dear old (wet and grey) Blighty, we had to stop off to see this little fella (and his parents of course).


How he has grown!  Well, my dear friends, finally, here is the card I promised at the start.


And this was the original one I mentioned!  


Thank you so much for sticking with me this far, and I promise I will get around to you all very soon!

You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Stampin' Up Painted Petals


Hello faithful friends!  This is my last post before my return to the UK!  Hopefully, I will be feeling refreshed and happy to return to card making and blogging!

Today's card is a small, almost square card that I made with a large scrap of white card-stock that I had lurking around, so I just folded it in half to make a small note-let card.  All the stamps used were from the one stamp set, Stampin' Up',  'Painted Petals'.  Here is my card!




  
Have a great day, whatever you do!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

 If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Coloured Panel From Spain


Hello bloggers and friends!  For the card to day, I used a panel with an image I had coloured whilst I was in Spain!  I made my own yellow background paper, cut around the corner of the image and popped the panel up on foam for dimension.  I stamped the sentiment in grey and popped that up on foam too!  Here are the pictures.






Have a great day folks!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Avery Elle Petals & Stems


Hello lovely people!  Today's card is using another pre-stamped, pre-coloured image from Avery Elle's 'Petals & Stems', so, again, quick and simple!  Tomorrow will be our twentieth wedding anniversary, so hopefully, I will be eating lobster in a revolving restaurant overlooking the whole city!  Here is my card!






Have a great day!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017


Hello crafty friends!  This is the first of my scheduled posts whilst I am away living it up in Las Vegas!  Hopefully, I will be somewhere like Mt Charleston enjoying a leisurely lunch and taking in the cooler air watching the Hummingbirds on the feeders . . . always a delight for us city folk!

This card was made with some flowers I had already coloured and cut out by hand months ago and a panel I had stencilled and not used . . . so a quick and easy one!






I hope you are all having a great day!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.