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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Muchas gracias

My dear friend Karen and her sister Katherine invited me to Spain for 4 days last weekend.
Karen has a villa inland from the Costa del Sol overlooking Lake Vinuella.  If anyone is interested in renting it, there is a website here.  There were 11 ladies in total and lots of sun and fun was had by all.
Karen studied interior design and the villa is absolutely stunning and so comfortable.  There are lots of summery challenges around at the moment so I opted to make her a thank you card depicting the summery view of the lake through the archway on the rear patio where we enjoyed so many fabulous meals and the occasional alcoholic beverage!
I made a faux painting of the lake view as seen through the "window" of the arch using Copics and a white gel pen to add detail.  Some Cricut cut foliage and a cocktail add extra depth and dimension.  The teracotta tiles have been laid individually (I do wonder sometimes why I decide to do such things - there are about 80 of them!) and I added a Studio G stamped and coloured orange slice and sentiment.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown 103 "Window cards"
Cute Card Thursday 222 "Here comes summer"
Charisma Cardz 24 "Summer"
Deep Ocean 28 "Welcome Summer"; and
Raise the Bar "Hello Summer"
I'll be around to visit my mates now that I'm back! 


Jane said...

Sounds like you had a fun time in sunny Spain.
Love the card.

Cat's sCrap said...

Pretty realisation. Congratulations !

Hugs from France.

Unknown said...

How fabulous Lesley , what a gorgeous place to stay ,isnt she lucky to have such a beautiful villa.
Your card is lovely, it just catches feel and the moment, great work Well done Hugs Elaine

Allison said...

lovely summer card
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

febe said...

What a wonderful place and a nice project :)

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Heather said...

What a brilliant ide Lesley, it is a stunning way of displaying that beautiful photograph!!!

hugs Heather xx

Katharina Frei said...

A wonderful summer card! Want to be there :)

Thanks for joining the CCT challenge blog this week!
Katharina x

Corrinne said...

Oohh . . I am SO envious! What a wonderful trip - That villa is gorgeous!

Your creation is very fun & unique!

I'd be oh, so happy if you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy - You are a creative soul & we love that!


PS - Win prizes at my blog (ends today so don't delay!):

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the view in your scenic window card. Not travlled to Spain but know someone who went there recently & enjoyed it. Thanks for entering Tuesday Throwdown 'Window Card theme' challenge.
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Anonymous said...

This window card has such a marvelous view! How exciting to get to visit with friends in Spain, and what a wonderful way to thank them. I'm sure they'll love it. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week -- hope you'll join us again soon! :-)

Helen Berry said...

Lesley, sunny Spain sounds wonderful right now compared to here in soggy old England! LOL! Your window card is great and your friend is going to really love it! Thanks for joining us for this weeks Tuesday Throwdown challenge.

Julie said...

fabulous make Lesley - only you could spend so much time on all the little details!! Actually thought it was a photo at first glance that you'd scrapbooked to make into a card - fab work! The villa looks beautiful! Juliexx

Gem said...

gorgeous summery creation! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Charisma cardz! Gemma :)

Franz♥ said...

Gorgeous job, love your take on our "summer" theme so much!

Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this forthnight.

Hugs, Franz.