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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Thank you...

Hi Peeps.  Hubby and I arrived home yesterday after spending just over three weeks in Florida.  We had a fabulous time.  The beach was superb, we were in the sea with 4 manatee 50 feet away at one point.  The pool was glorious.  The sunshine endless and the craft shopping supreme!  The only downer was that we arrived at the airport lounge 10 minutes after Scotty, Lauren and Haley had left it.  As big American Idol fans we were disappointed to have only just missed them.
While I was away, a dear friend looked after our fish (Alabama and Vegas) and my best buddy (pictured here).
I made a card to say thank you.  It's not one of my best which is a shame because I love this house mouse image which I have coloured with Copics.  The problem is that it's very small and looked a bit insignificant in the centre so I added a giant blossom which is now too big.  We had a bumpy flight home from Florida and I hate flying so I didn't sleep except for about 20 mins and I'm very jet-lagged and tired today.  Hopefully I'll be back on track by the weekend.
The background paper is K&Co, the checked paper is from my scrap drawer and the butterfly paper I stamped myself with a new Impression Obsession purchase.  The flowers are Prima, the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch and the leaves are a Sizzix die.  I am entering the card into several challenges as follows:
Flutter by Wednesday - "open"
Stamp Something - "sentimental"
Papertake Weekly - "sketch" (which I rotated and overlapped the layers slightly differently)
My Mum's Craft Shop - "something with wings"
A spoon Full of Sugar - "flower power"; and
Paperplay - "blossoms and blooms"

What with the holiday and all of the Blogger problems in the last few weeks, I have really struggled to keep up with my comments but I hope to be around for a visit soon.

I also need to say a big thank you for a Candy package which arrived from perhaps South Carolina (is that SC?) while I was away.  Sadly, the candy did not come with any note and for the life of me I can't remember what it was I entered.  I'm sooooo sorry that I can't thank the sender more personally but I am very grateful!  If you sent me some lovely papers and ribbons and sparkley things - please let me know so that I can show my appreciation directly!


Sue said...

Hi Lesley, gorgeous card, sweet image and i love the big bloom:)

sounds like you've had a fabulous holiday,so glad you enjoyed it:)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS


Jen Shults said...

Oh wow! I love that large flower combined with these papers! Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!

Unknown said...

Hi this is gorgeous, love the colours you used and beautiful flower. Sounds like you had the most fantastic holiday in Florida :) I've been to Orlando last year and loved it, esp for the Michaels shop i visited many times and for the big luggage I brought with me loaded with craft goodies he he :) PS thank you for stopping by today. Hugs xxx

Julie said...

Ooh I do envy you craft shopping state side. Cute card.

Unknown said...

OMGOSH How cute:-) I love your card:-) Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So adorable!

dolcreations said...

Oh i am so jealous..your holiday sounds amazing! Good for the soul! I love your kitty. Lesley that was so sweet to make your friend a thank-you card! Very pretty I must say....especially that Gorgeous flower!

Cheryl said...

Your card is just adorable! I love the papers and flowers.

Jacee said...

Welcome back Lesley, sounds like you a had a ball, pleased you have all enjoyed yourselves, love the card, what a stunner for a comeback!
Hugs Jacee

amanda stokes said...

Hi Lesley,
Gorgeous card,love the sweet image and that flower is fab! :)
Have a lovely evening xx

Lisa said...

Such sweet card Lesley! Lovely flower and butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Alex said...

Hello Lesley,

glad to hear you had a great time on holiday! Your card is very sweet and I am sure your friend loved it!

Love, Alex

Julie said...

Another fabbie card - can't believe I missed so many!! Great image, beautifully coloured, and the flower is stunning!! Juliexx

Kristie W. said...

Adorable card! I really like how you colored the image and gave him a background. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flutter By Wednesdays!!

Faye said...

Hi Lesley. I thought I left a comment on this already, but you know how Fluffie I am!! I think this is a cute little image peeping out from his super doop flower. Thanks for playing at MMCS this time, it's lovely to see you there. x

Unknown said...

Hi Hunny.. sorry not been over for a while.. wow I am loving all your creations!! this one is ssoo cute..I do love house mouse and his antics lol.. Thanks for playing along at MMCS this week xx

Kimberly S said...

Super sweet HM card, and such gorgeous butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's FBW challenge! :)